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see it on this. visit. presidents medvedev and the democrat discuss iran's nuclear ambitions on the sidelines of a summit as a by john for five nation state their claims to the caspian seas energy. in the dock questions raised over america's justice system as russian businessmen and victor boot says he was pressured to confess to crimes he insists he did not commit to. making a start a bomb is said to push for the key off production deal with russia to be given to congress but republicans are threatening to stall that.
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you're watching r t live from the russian capital welcome to the program now for the first time since backing the un sanctions against iran over its nuclear program russia's president has met during a leader mahmoud ahmadinejad's and it was those atomic ambitions which where the focus of the talks held in azerbaijan the two were meeting at a summit of the five nations bordering the caspian sea all of whom have claims that the seas of vast and if you sources are. ports. the summit has kicked off. and the leaders of the five caspian nations have already held the first meetings among the biggest highlight so far is probably the meeting between the presidents over russia and iran which is actually the first meeting between the leaders of these two countries since russia backed the ulema said of the united nations sanctions on iran and also canceled
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a shipment of the after three hundred air defense systems a move which caused a chill in relations between last going to iran and was strongly criticized by iran the fact that the two leaders of the of beleaguered so for russia and iran have met is definitely a positive sign in the relations between the two countries and according to the russian president and what he said anybody who would go russia is not looking to cancel all is over its relations with iran economic relations and even trade including military trade as well but if these on's don't fall under this latest set of the sanctions by the united nations and also city because you said that moscow is also keen to get a clearer picture on iran's vision of its cooperation with the world and on its nuclear program one of the most controversial subjects in international politics still at the moment well let me just tell you a little bit about the caspian sea itself it's
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a view rich in natural resources it's thought to contain around up to twenty billion tons of oil and gas which is comparable with the deposits in in the persian gulf and also it is quite rich in terms of sturgeon catching up to ninety percent of the global sturgeon catch is done here and before just over twenty years ago this is sea was shared basically just between two countries between the soviet union and iran after the collapse of the u.s.s.r. newly formed independent states and there's that by john kazakhstan and the. done emerges well and now there are five states trying to shear see the difference it's definitely a difficult question since everybody wants a piece of the pie basically this summit was formed as a forum for them to discuss ways of dividing the two for two summers have already been held previously but unfortunately not much progress has been made so this is
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another step towards finally giving the caspian sea a legal status russian businessman victor boot says u.s. authorities put pressure on him to admit to charges of arms trafficking and terrorism brute who is now in the new york prison says the accusations are groundless a russian presidential aide says the charges butis facing are serious and they will continue to provide him with consular help artie's but in a port neither has the story. mr boot has said that u.s. officials had tried to pressure him for evidence and pressure him to confess to crimes during his extradition from thailand to the united states and according to what's being reported this is a pressure that mr boot did not came into. we're going to victory during the extradition the americans attempted to convince him to make a confession of the crimes he had never committed and promised some kind of
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privileges in return rejected all these offers what the russian diplomats also have disclosed is that mr boot is being held in solitary confinement at the metropolitan correctional center in lower manhattan mr booth has also left his wife relocated to the u.s. here to new york to be with him his wife of course has been in thailand by his side for more than two years proclaiming her husband's innocence now mr boone stood before a federal judge and the judge had read out the charges mr boot pled not guilty on all of the charges when the u.s. attorney however was addressing the press in new york speaking for about ten to fifteen minutes about the case that they are building against mr vick to move to the russian businessman and outlining specifically the charges let's take a listen to what he had to say now stands charged in this district the southern
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district of new york with four charges. one conspiring to kill united states nationals two conspiring to kill united states officers and employees three conspiring to use and acquire anti-aircraft missiles and for conspiring to provide material support to the fark what's interesting to know and to underscore is that during this press conference the us attorney and the head of the da continued to paint a picture of victor boot one of the most dangerous men in the world a man who sides with violence who sides with the war who sides against the united states they were firsthand as the so-called merchant of death and then at the end of their press conference they want to remind everyone that victor boot remains innocent until proven guilty in assuring the press that he will receive a fair trial some were questioning how that could take place after he's already painted in the press and in the international media as
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a man who promotes violence and promotes war so a lot of wondering whether or not this trial will in fact be fair for mr victor boot military defense lawyer major eric montoya boots case could open a pandora's box for the u.s. there are number of cases that the united states is unhappy with and what we're running into is this dangerous precedent where if if we're exercising this type of authority over individuals in other countries what's going to happen in the future to u.s. citizens and whether or not other countries are going to demand extradition of our citizens you know people who they think are criminals for example in the last administration and demanding their extradition to spain or italy or some other country and how can we as a straight face and international community have it both ways if the justice department didn't do their job properly and get this one right you know it certainly could open up a can of worms for us in the future. military defense lawyer major eric month
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although there and you can get more on this story at our website r t v dot com and coming up in the program out of the frying pan into the fire roma gypsies face harassment and ultimately deportation from some new countries find out later the new challenges waiting for them will garia. time to quit russians officially light up more than any other nation on earth find out what's being done to keep the hobbit that's threatening to slowly kill the country. all time is running out for president obama to push a key arms deal with moscow through congress before his political opponents tighten their grip on washington obama is again to raise the issue in a speech later on thursday urging republicans to approve the new strategic arms reduction treaty before the end of the year but the deal aims to cut the number of russian and u.s. nukes by a third party's going to chuck young reports it's getting pretty tense here the
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informal republican leader on the new start senator jon kyl said the treaty should not be considered until next year he is saying there are other important things for the senate to talk about like the economy and that's bad news for the treaty that ministration is making a last ditch effort to appeal to a secular state hillary clinton defense secretary robert gates leading security experts in the country they're all saying the failure to pass the new start treaty this year would endanger the u.s. national security they give two reasons for that first americans can no longer track russia's strategic nuclear arsenal the other main reason is that weakening cooperation with the washes that could follow if the new start treaty is not in place joe biden and hillary clinton made it clear that the new start treaty is the centerpiece of obama's reset of relations with washington for anyone to think that we can postpone or we can avoid it is i'm afraid vastly underestimated. the teen you we rent that is posed to our country so
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we hope our our friends in the senate will bring this up cast and then i can. inform the russians that it's now their you know their turn to do the same which they told us they intend to do a lot of observers say that for many on capitol hill the fight is not about the content of the trade they were rather about scoring political points the republicans already said their number one priority will be to have obama voted out of office in two thousand and twelve so for many capitol hill observers the whole debate on stark now comes down to this question will some republican senator second feis a landmark historic deal just for the sake of denying obama his arguably biggest foreign policy achievement. well kate hudson from the campaign for nuclear disarmament says the prospect of a world without nuclear weapons is far too important to be sacrificed for one
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party's short term political gain. we were among the many people around the world who really welcomed president obama's speech in prague where he outlined his vision of a world without nuclear weapons and of course a vision which president medvedev shares and i think it's absolutely reprehensible if senators in the u.s. congress are obstructing the passing of this very important treaty the new start treaty for party political point scoring reasons i think this is far too important on a global scale for them to stand in the way like this many people globally including i should say former cold warriors faithful like henry kissinger and george schultz many other leaders across the world now believe that it is just too jane shuras to have nuclear weapons and that is the trend that is taking place in the world towards disarmament and away from nuclear weapons and that is the trend which the u.s. senate and the u.s. congress should be going along with and following the leadership of their president
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roma gypsies are facing growing prejudice across europe so we you countries blame the roma for rising crime and tackle it by deporting them but for the wrong weather situation in their native countries is appalling many who live in slums and are unable to access basic services heartens daniel bushell reports from bulgaria. seems like we could become common across europe the mood of this town in southern told r.t. he had to tear down this block of flats because the room the residence who turned it into a slum this pile of rubble is all that's left of the housing estate what all through it is called a public health hazard infested with rats cockroaches and fleas the room own home. some have moved to this wasteland no shelter health care or education for the children. who are e.u. citizens so why does
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a treat us like the us schools won't take my son because he has lice and disease people here ask is this what the e.u.'s become with winter approaching they'll be sleeping in the cold. you politicians bury their heads in the sand only we can solve their own problems. franz the sent tens of thousands of roma back to bulgaria sweden it's a lead denmark and germany had similar policies they used justice commissioner says it reminds her of world war two one of the evicted told me he picks pockets to feed his family member countries report rumor offenses are shooting up pushing rising numbers into angry and see groups the biggest problem how would the jets this is the crime already or like a civil war there are stealing or else or for a train seriously the life of of the people campaign is one that most roma sent by by france and other states can't integrate as there aren't enough jobs for them and bog area with education opportunities limited music remains one of their few path
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to success. a racy gypsy style of pop called child tops the charts but campaigners say ethnic conflicts are set to surge until the e.u. learns to live and work with roma not just enjoy the music in the nightclubs the new bush party saffir. well truck out our website for all the news features and the dallas's and here's some of what's online right now with our daughter called changing allegiance with u.s. troops moving out of iraq it's clear to local groups are turning back to their old masters. last self-fulfilling prophecy a siberian man faces twenty years behind bars for killing two people while seeking revenge on a fortune teller who first told end up in prison find out more of our team.
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how the afghan president is reportedly ready to express renewed support for nato as operations in this country and that's just days after hamid karzai slammed the u.s. led military operations and called for the drawdown he apparently changed his mind after a private meeting with a top alliance commander in the country general david petraeus the incident comes on the eve of a landmark nato summit in lisbon the u.s. led blocks expected to agree on a road map for withdrawing all of its combat troops from afghanistan by the end of twenty four to artie's a military contributor colonel if you get a crucial says it's now up to general petraeus to make the exit a graceful one. political approach. remains the same job down despite a defect that it hasn't worked in nine years and it's unlikely to work in the four years and it operates at cross purposes with the military strategy reach that actually doesn't make sense because bottom up approach successfully tried and
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tested by a b u s special forces both in iraq and afghanistan to overcome that contradiction between deployed a goal down the approach and. practical military bottom up strategy general petraeus has to regain of it initiative from his political masters and. to lead the way of both the governor general of afghanistan that's the only way to provide their opening. to save the face for the nato for a long mission in afghanistan and for the graceful exit of the u.s. forces from the region and now to some international news this hour the governor of the city like the parlance says he expects the country to accept a substantial role as part of an e.u. bailout package the loan could be tens of billions of euros it all comes after euro
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zone finance minister is valid to support the country with its struggling economy should dublin request help the markets have been spooked by fears that some smaller member countries are not capable of paying back their debt this is. the first school of thought to move a prisoner to be tried in the us civil court has been found guilty on just one count of terrorism he was facing over two hundred eighty the thirty six year old ahmed ghailani was convicted for his involvement in two attacks on american embassies in africa in one nine hundred ninety eight with more than two hundred people were killed by law he will now get at least twenty years in prison. a swedish prosecutor has ordered the arrest of the man who found his whistleblower website leaks over allegations of rape you have a son was accused of raping a woman stalker on two months ago and sexually assaulting another in the town of eck the case was dismissed after its surface in august but was reopened on appeal
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strongly denies the charges the prosecutor says investigators have been unable to meet us all for questioning. well it's official russia has the most smokers per capita in the world this is to six just released are yet another reminder to the government that it needs to up its game to help people quit and as artie's stacey begins reports they're not taking this battle lying down. brief but graphic the world health organization and the russian government are hitting the airwaves with a campaign meant to stamp out cigarettes in a nation where a pack of smokes is sometimes cheaper than a bottle of water a new study shows that more people live here than anywhere else in the world more than half of all men do and number is smaller among women a twenty five percent but it's growing according to the world health organization diseases associated with addiction kills nearly five hundred thousand russians
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every year about forty seven percent of small cars who are smokers today they start small given the age of fifteen sixteen and the said thank is that the industry knowing all this provides very glamorous and to get the parts of the government is taking action by banning cigarette ads and cigarette promotions in t.v. and film beginning in twenty eleven lawmakers are also pondering the possibility of making it more expensive to puff prime minister putin is asking legislators to lead by example doctors who among government members smokes one two three see we have better statistics than in the countries none change at least on this issue. among you there wasn't but i think they'll try to quit smoking won't they. what are you going to do to fight smoking opinion we should sit you only suckers like with saying. i was the stage what are you laughing at you smoke to you've got
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to quit to have. some call the government's anti smoking efforts and overzealous infringement of their rights the cool thing is that it's wrong to pray to water ban me from smoking or told it's like benon you from there is cross over i won't care if there is a ban as smoke if i want to smoke. more and more measures are on the way including a complete public ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. to take place by twenty fifteen so you know what it's like when you go out like your favorite perfume or cologne but by the end of the night it's like you just rolled around in somebody's ashtray this was still a vision. you'd be able to tell that the air is clear that's because we're at moscow's first smoke free bar so you can smell the same way going out if you did coming in marbella is the day be able to see him sound has been cigarette free for four years his aim is to have a stash place where nonsmokers can breathe easy money look at the experience of
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european countries profit depends on whether one likes it here or not if i can create a couzin relaxed atmosphere and make people here feel joy and be merry i will earn my money. so for some muscovites the smoke free future is now. stacy vivants. discuss the modern day formula for investigating crimes against humanity and spotlight that's a bit later this hour for us though it's a business now. hello that's right time to get up to get the latest from the world of business russia is aiming to spend twenty billion dollars on has froze and twenty eleven almost nine percent more than this here but the government recognizes it's still not enough and wants additional help from the private sector that poll has that it tells. russia manages to combine
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a number of the worst problems in transport just getting from a to b. can prove torturous made all the worse by the sheer size of the country motorways a far and few between and the roads often badly potholed moscow is a case in point it has the fourth worst traffic jams of any major city in the world that's a very unorganized writings there is what is the main point is missing in my eyes mr ted j. painted for the city this in need of a try to isolate. the base of the traffic is. interconnecting system which which as a huge investment is also needed to build just one kilometer of road in the capital can cost up to three hundred million dollars the sums involved is such that the government needs private money if it's not to put too big a dent in the budget and wants to improve efficiency private companies have a lot of know how they have a lot of experience of similar projects when they come here that of cost to be on
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earth and money but it's just the size of the market you attract them and those contracts we are talking about a contract to run for ten years fifteen years or twenty years the time it takes to make a return on an investment is a major deterrent to investors even when construction companies can be found to join a public private partnership they find it hard to convince the banks to provide backing this is where the world bank can lend a hand generally will be a lot of institutional work for which we will be. basically providing support to the company in the future if they are once we go further down the road there raby possibilities of financial activity once the roads have built people will still need to find a place to park often a time consuming problem in moscow the government may be able to help by changing legislation so developers can buy land inside the city rather than just renting it
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this would provide added incentives to incorporate proper traffic management and shopping malls and business districts would be adequately supplied with poking spaces freeing up the roads for people who are trying to get somewhere nick business altie. the russian government has approved its privatization plan for twenty eleven to twenty affecting the asset sales are expected to rise as much as that it been a doll less than a stealth economic development of euro and then be wooden explains the pappas of the program. the key difference of the plan for twenty eleven to two thousand and thirteen is of course it's large scale character the aim of such a privatization programme is not only to bring additional funds to the state budget even though that's of high importance our key task is to encourage investment into companies. let's take a look at the equity markets european stocks are heading higher in a session that soft touch abounds nikkei finished on
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a five month high bank some commodities are fueling the fitz's rise but brewer and save the military stop with the leaderboard there are more than four and a half percent on good interim results. markets are gaining here in moscow tracking those global trends all the blue chips are high on the benchmark my six because at the top again no one point eight percent in the black and b. to b. is not far behind more than one percent the sell. russia's euro him increased net profit by for just six percent of the search quarter to more than one hundred fifty six million dollars hear him say his continued strength for the next six months that's on the back of rising prices for fertilizers driven by growing demand and stagnant supply. russia is currently less fashionable for investors than brazil according to the deputy c.e.o. of spare about whether mark christmastime from metropole i've seen disagrees has
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been it's there are compelling reasons why someone vest as picking russia over the other emerging markets. it will look at the relative valuation russian equities now are valued at a nine a half p. versus brazilian about fourteen so this is much you know it's a big difference and of course what accounted has accounted for that discount has been their political risk premium which has been evaporating my view quite rapidly over the past sixteen months i think we will see more funds coming out of many other emerging markets coming into russia brazil seem like a very obvious candidates because capital controls the turks are more expensive china is much more expensive than russia and that could take some money out of that the current science out of russia he said mark very bond is much stronger person with alice expected if you look at the data market data out of russia for the past several months it consistently has been above the expectations of the market so i
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will not be surprised to see alice revising their marker forecasts for a shop boards in the near future she asked m.p.o. of a small has revised its development program according to the head of the world's top top ten you make a speaking exclusively to our team so we would have the company aims to reach an end no production capacity of forty six thousand tons of titanium by twenty forty. but when it's in the political that's first to plan to achieve this by twenty twelve we're light on the groom efficient markets the boring seventy seven program air bus is a sort of fifty and. he would believe the crisis also played this role so we wars there are plans we know aim to reach to in your capacity four to six thousand times a year but twenty four teams that have to use the let's all have time for not more business news than time.
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