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russian lawmakers preparing to reopen debate on a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty with washington the long awaited deal is now on the verge of getting the green light. state duma deputies throw misdirected by the new fifty two cards adoption treaty before the end of the month join us for the details later in the program. poland says it will launch its own
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probe into the plane crash that killed the country's president or so accepts the majority of the blame for the tragedy which found pilot error among the causes but described the report as incomplete. washington and american n.g.o.s stand accused of supporting both governments and opposition movements worldwide in an attempt to hijack democracy. nonny and the russian capital you're watching r.t.l. marina joshie welcome to the program russian lawmakers are getting together on friday to reopen debate on a key arms control deal with the u.s. the new strategic arms reduction treaty or start has already been ratified by the u.s. senate and all it needs now is a green light from moscow well let's get the details on this from our correspondent
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because i have morning so could you remind us why this treaty is so significant and why it's considered so important for russia u.s. relations. this is the biggest week it's going to stand in about twenty years versus the world when you have the world's biggest knew their followers will be reducing the number of nuclear warheads significantly. nuclear armed by its third and do every of vehicles by nearly half of course it is a very important step with relations between russia and the united states. this is a warm up of the relations that we store because of the signing of this treaty and we're hoping to see the continuation of that's for being with the rich of education of the teacher and also with the rectifying the start treaty treaty that two of the world's biggest nuclear powers are giving an example to other nuclear powers in the world. to move forward. to new for nuclear disarmament sorry.
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well the treaty was signed by the richmond v.a. to fan barack obama a while ago which last april why is it taking so long to ratify it. well as soon as he was signed in april the stadium in jeopardy said stet that they move ready to ratify it almost immediately however the united states state said it wasn't that unanimous in their decision to ratify is barack obama's opposition try to sink the treaty by suggesting to change it they say to to do so nonetheless they included eleven they just weren't those remarks and provisions to the treaty and rights now as they do mage every t's are beating those to every marks and to trying to ball and balance them with their role in this is why it's taking so long nonetheless in the first reading the treaty was approved by the majority of the state duma deputies in today they're going to be proceeding with the treaty in the
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second reading. at this point to tie a what are the russian lawmakers most concerned about and aware and realistically speaking can we expect start to finally come into force. will look there are several members of concern first of all would question if they did it was he's willing to be sure that russia can pull out of the treaty in case the united states violates any of the treaties terms also their relations over the connection whether between offensive and defensive nuclear weapons is also very crucial to this tree. nature's plans to deploy its anti-missile defense shield in europe is also a matter of concern for the state duma deputies they also want to make sure that they rectifying this treaty they not it's going to decrease. russia. and syria by richard flying this treaty. but we proceed with
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the next point that president barack obama also promised that's one reducing the number of nuclear warheads. each will he will not denies the remaining nuclear arms in the country and russian state duma is everybody's going to present me videos to make the same promise to them so far they have so that's in the first reading that we will that's will take place on the twenty fifth of january they will finish with reading the remarks to the treaty made by the you know your state senate and hopefully sure if they have that we will see their different overtreated . or her just remind our viewers that russian lawmakers are getting together today to reopen debate on key arms control deal with the u.s. and we'll of course be monitoring this and thanks very much indeed for bringing us the very latest in time i would go there. to other stories now here in our team poland has acknowledged its responsibility for april's plane crash in southeast
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russia which killed president lech kaczynski most of country's political elite however warsaw will carry out its own investigation into the causes of the accident after a described the interstate aviation committee report as incomplete the report published in moscow conclude a pilot error bad weather and pressure to land for passengers were among the main causes of the tragedy poland claims russian air traffic controllers should have banned the plane from landing but moscow says under the existing regulations it's up to the captain to take an independent decision concerning takeoff and touchdown . one polish m.p. believes that incident at a party is to gain votes ahead of parliamentary elections. the political temperature in poland is called for many reasons because of the social economic situation and first of all. we are approaching the parliamentary elections for it frankly speaking of all these could be made.
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this debate over the. moral court. and could be the main a one of the most important bones of. contention between the major political forces and secondly this could. negatively. impact the polish and russian relations i'd like not to be a prophet. but such a can exist watching are still how this our case closed find out how critics are slamming the us and trying afghans in american courts despite a band can still law. and brushes among the world's twenty five least free nations while the us gets a perfect score the washington backed watchdog freedom house says the level of liberty around the world has declined for a fifth consecutive year with moscow listed as an authoritarian regime but one
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american author says as long as the u.s. is seen as a standard bearer for freedom the findings will lack credibility. well anybody gets to say anything we don't have to take it seriously i think such a report can be of some value but it is heavily biased in appearance because most of the funding is from the government of one country which scores a perfect score has as do many others it's a very simplistic account you're free or you're partly free or you're not free it's hard with such a simplistic report to make sense of the scores that some countries get to including russia and it overlooks the policies of the countries that are getting perfect scores it clearly has a very low standard for perfection rule of law comes into play in the analysis of many countries in the united states we now have the president able to announce the policy of assassinating us citizens and anybody else by the way we have the
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absolute lack of the rule of law for those in power they can go on book tours writing about their crimes and we have clinician it of organizations like community groups like acorn and potentially of people like bradley manning and potentially of wiki leaks for no crime at all. the u.s. funded n.g.o.s and to promote democracy around the world have come up with a unique policy giving money to organizations on both sides of the political divide but as our teams california has been finding out it rarely works as planned. when it comes to us foreign policy in the developing world backing one side apparently isn't enough from the middle east to latin america to eastern europe the us government has made it a policy to fund the regime and the opposition and when it publicly can't it turns to a network of government funded n.g.o.s for help i think the strategies of funding the right wing but also funding the resistance movements in order to co-opt them go
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hand in hand and they have for quite a long time. following the cuban revolution the kennedy administration funneled money into project camelot a controversial research project to write counterinsurgency manuals people's revolutionary movements in latin america in order to co-opt them. the endeavor was abandoned after students in chile found out about it shortly before the nine hundred seventy three chilean coup. recently florida international university teamed up with the u.s. military southern command to write similar reports on what it calls strategic culture but critics like adrian pine say south com is returning to camelot they're trying to figure out how to manipulate the different populations based on different cultural elements to prevent rebellions her prevent any sort of you know what we really can see is in many cases democratic manifestations.
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democratic opposition to the u.s. backed mubarak regime in egypt is actively courted by u.s. funded n.g.o.s like freedom house the international republican institute and the national endowment for democracy any d. also founded in finance the electoral monitoring group the egyptian democratic academy and its two storey cairo office the group then recruited formerly militant activists. to. the before solution to. the worst of the. international issues. domestic issues. but the obama administration spends twenty million dollars annually on what it calls democracy promotion and good governance programs in egypt and sixty five times that amount and impressive one point three billion dollars in military aid fathi understand the american approach to very clear. to everybody. or
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some or things of. the us continues to send millions of dollars in aid and military assistance to the government in honduras while a network of u.s. government funded n.g.o.s actively pushes to finance the opposition movement. lawyer and there's no opposed the two thousand and nine military coup that ousted honduran democratically elected president he sees the current government as an extension of the coup and what he calls master organizations as trying to portray hunter is today as democratic. but it's not of the markets they want to president is elected by only twenty five percent of the voters in the country seventy five percent of the population is part of the popular resistance there are more than five hundred thousand people in the streets in protest pine says that while working as a professor at the american university in cairo freedom house tried to co-opt her students in a bid to silence them on certain issues like egyptian complicity in human rights violations in gaza once people accept this money they accept the conditions that go along with
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them and those conditions force them to stop talking about the political the underlying political causes of the violations. but while grant's of a thousand dollars can go a long way in poor countries like honduras and egypt the money is hardly without strings attached many of these u.s. government funded and focus on financing human rights work around the world without ever recognizing the underlying political military and economic causes for human rights violations many of the result of america pursuing. own interests abroad but when these organizations pay big popular movement lose out at the cost of real human rights change around the world in florida are washington d.c. . and that's now take a look at some of the stories from around the world and rescuers are being joined by victims' relatives in a mass search for survivors in remote areas of southeastern brazil ravaged by floods and landslides mountain villages have been badly hit by heavy rains which
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have already claimed over five hundred lives thousands have been left homeless and the disaster which is the worst ever experienced by the country officials say the number of dead is expected to rise. the u.n. says a number of its vehicles have been attacked in the ivory coast main city of abidjan by supporters of the country's incumbent president laurent gbagbo is refusing to see power to his rival following the members disputed elections despite international condemnation last month he instructed all foreign peacekeepers to leave the country at the un ignored the order saying he doesn't have the authority to make such decisions. denise's opposition has welcomed president ben ali's decision to step down when his term mans in two thousand and fourteen after a quarter of a century in office the president's pledge came in response to weeks of unrest over high unemployment and food and fuel prices human rights groups estimate at least sixty people have died in the widespread violence these televised address the
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president also said he was ordering police to stop using live ammunition against protesters while little later we report on the buried remains of pre stored animals and how they are being put to use and russia's far east. behold the giant woolly mammoth. and coming up on our t.v. from scientific discovery to artistic symbol of culture we'll talk all about. afghan citizens snatched from their home country shipped to america and locked up with a. charges of terrorism are now fighting a self standing trial in u.s. courts only with no official extradition treaty in place it could be america that's breaking international law or just falsely or reports. he's the hero of the streets of kabul and also the symbol of american injustice mohammad jawad was only twelve when he was captured and locked inside guantanamo or seven years later he was found
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innocent and freed but the damage had been done he has a fair at half. he cannot talk with. anybody who want to sleep. all the time. they want to be a long career more as one of the few journalists to speak with jawad but now jawad lawyers say he's been threatened don't talk to journalists or we'll send you back but afghan authorities say they have had enough of american intimidation or more than a new government in the dogshit of the constitution six years ago it was acceptable that american troops would soon afghans to guantanamo but to do no wait but according to the law it should have always been no way because there's never been an extradition treaty between afghanistan and the states not then and not now the basic thing when we speak about extradition is that there is a faith between two countries about the legal system it's very difficult for me to
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see that there is a meeting between american legal system and the afghan legal system and why should they be argues the recon when the afghan justice system is so corrupt the new constitution was adopted in general two thousand and four and while it allows kabul to enter into extradition treaties with other countries until today no such pect exists between afghanistan and the united states. the miracle in courts are different you know also afghans. who were in support afghans being tried and prosecuted by the united states. the implications are far reaching i guess afghanistan would be an easier country for someone who has committed a crime or committed a crime that the united states wants to prosecute them for. to be without fear of being brought back to the united states for that issue but afghans argue justice is
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still being served. during the last nine years we've had many cases with the united states where they ask for people and we agree we've sent back many afghans accused of drug smuggling to face charges in the states. since two thousand and one there were new crimes in afghanistan drugs and terrorism to counter these kinds of problems the afghan government needed and wanted to cooperate with the international community but will that need and want to translate into action every time because for as long as no extradition treaty exists they really can be no guarantee of justice between both countries. kabul. well check out our to dot com for more on the stories we're covering as well as blogs and videos from our contributors quick look at what's on line right now. and she's inspired a youtube song an attractive nearly one hundred thousand facebook fans likeliest of stars heidi the cross-eyed apostle. and
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a proposed ban on sex ads on the bad pages of spanish newspapers has a rather odd but how will it affect the world's oldest profession get the details. now over ninety percent of the world's mammoth remains are found in russia's far eastern republic giant tusks are being on earth carved into exclusive pieces of our there are on thomas explains how the pre storage beasts are contributing to society thousands of years after they last walked the earth. these artists are hard at work creating masterpieces from one of the earth's most rare and unique substances mammoth task. it has been
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a long tradition in ukraine to make things out of math tell us we know that from history in ancient times these things were taken by ships to russia and other countries so since we have these rich resources it is only natural that we should make things from this material. the use of ivory is a controversial issue as it has been linked to savage hunting techniques and dwindling elephant populations these practices have led to an international ban on the ivory trade but the people of your coochie have found a loophole of sorts leading them to say mammoth ivory is perfectly acceptable. mammoth task is fossil which cannot be restored or have been dead for ten thousand years most of the fossils are in northern regions that's where the material is delivered from as far as we know a lot of these fossils are dug up but we are the only ones doing it legally because it is so scarce each year large expeditions are sent up north when there is a break in the weather to search for newly exposed tusks. during the small beaches
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surface and that's where we dig and this is hold labor you have to work with a shovel and pick axe you can't always tell a task from a tree you think it's a tree but then you know can it with a special stick and realize that it's at dusk the biggest we found was sixty kilos but they can be as big as one hundred and twenty or even one hundred and thirty kilos the wall did indeed roam the entire planet but ninety percent of the artifacts have been found right here and that's because of the extreme weather conditions found here. to find their bodies largely intact but i took part in almost all the recent excavation project so i was the project leader my first big expedition was to the trans polar reaches of the river very long we excavated and almost tears in. man with legs and a body of a wolverine when you digging and suddenly see some flash or hair you get very excited if you found a huge big mammoth in some instances the giant animals are preserved so well the
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meat itself is still edible. so the mammoth meat preserves its taste back in one thousand nine hundred seventy when we dug out of memphis leg we gave some pieces to dogs and they ate them of course both the taste and smell of the mammoths meet a quite foul and it's not advisable to eat it but there are some people who claim they ate it and they were even pitches in some newspapers. so you shouldn't expect to find mammoth meat on a menu any time soon the wildly popular giant animal is still contributing to the akutan society today from artistic creation to scientific research the legend of the mammoth lives on in your sean thomas r.t. and on the way here in our team back in the years the star fired our word enjoy the best of times modern day moscow. excitation will bring up all of those it's the museum of soviet arcade games and there are dozens of red term. space
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invaders. they range from nine hundred sixty five all the way to ninety ninety one and best of all is that they're all in working order just the nicest thing to practice in the soviet era this museum provides. into it martin andrews next hour here on our team i'll be back was more very shortly with an update of the headlines and will bring you the latest business news in just a few moments. yeah
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. hello and a very warm welcome to the business update russia has become world's third largest country in terms of international reserves after china and japan russia's results grew nine percent in twenty ten to almost four hundred eighty two billion dollars congress on daily reports international reserves in the world's top ten countries where zero zero thirteen percent last year the show of the dollar has continued to decline a central bank's diversify as its image uncertainty of the greenback dollar now accounts for only sixty percent of reserves compared to seventy percent at the beginning of this century. let's look at how the markets are performing so violations stocks are mixed this hour japan's nikkei is trading in the red
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following losses on wall street but some tech stocks are on the rise up to intel reported another record high quarter results have been saying has announced back from aleck last to start all the trading as banking stocks support of the market and offset weakness in resource shares h.s.b.c.'s gating zero point seven five percent industrial and commercial bank of china is up one percent. and here in russia the markets finished thursday's session mixed bearish pressure was restrained by oil and gas companies which held leading positions. on them isaac's by more than two and a hot news the company was acquiring more assets in russia. apparently not encouraging investors russia's electricity company morris was down around two percent after the company reported an eight million dollar loss from the recent ice storm in the moscow region oil and gas companies were on the rise with look well among the leaders gaining nearly two percent. looking ahead to the next couple
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weeks of trading it could be from troika dialog says there are a number of factors that could drive the russian markets higher. poil price will be very important and global markets saying to national markets and american markets right now he's expecting the fourth quarter results even looser is also good i think a bit longer view so we probably will see some real education from fixed income instruments as an asset class into equities and i think we'll see global growth in the first of all and with strong. global equity growth was strong come order to still be very very good environment for growth in russia. and the markets promise to be the main driver of global economic growth in twenty eleven months according to the latest report from the world bank how well the bank warns that investors looking to cash in on the growth story could create an asset bubble bank's chief
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economist in russia you are slough lists of all it believes the risks are real. so the bubbles are always that they're always possible especially after the very pronounced world you see in say would ease with ease in two thousand and nine two thousand. significant gains and of course this is something that is likely to be in the back of the mind of russia's policymakers this is a possibility especially after the effects of q e two coming from the u.s. . that's your business update for this hour join me in less than fifteen minutes stifle more business stories and get more news from a website r.t. dot com slash business.


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