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hello this is r t it's apostate moscow time our top stories tonight signs of a far right western ukraine is victory day celebrations of marred by violent nationalists chanting pro fascist slogans they attacked veterans and prevented them from paying tribute to those who died securing the country's freedom the second world war. nato bombs hit the libyan capital destroying several government buildings in one of the heaviest airstrikes in weeks it comes amid opposition claims of an anti gadhafi uprising building up in tripoli suburbs something the government denies. and there are fears that one of the fukushima nuclear reactors
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could collapse now after webcam images showed that building with leaning meanwhile japan's authorities are being criticized for letting evacuees back into the radiation zone. that started to work for british nuclear activist about natives involvement in libya and its suspected use of unconventional weapons. i'm talking to kate hudson from the campaign for nuclear disarmament as c.n.d. said from the author that the military intervention in libya was a mistake and that it could in fact result in a major civil war in libya kate thanks for talking to us now do you see your prediction is coming true well unfortunately what we were fearing does seem now to be taking place that it hasn't been some come quick humanitarian swoop that would be over very rapidly and peace and justice would be miraculously introduced
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unfortunately that hasn't happened and we see now from the initial number of countries involved now we have nato involvement we seem to be more entrenched that doesn't seem to be any visible end in sight it's now widely recognized this is easy indeed a civil war and that of course intervention in the civil war is illegal but i think one of the most tragic elements of course is the repeated unfortunately now repeated incidents of the interventionist forces actually killing the side of stance and they are there to support which just really underlines the complexity of the situation the difficulty of the situation and the absolute inappropriateness of military intervention what would you like to see happen now that surely you wouldn't want to see nato pulling out and leaving the libyans essentially to a bloody civil war well unfortunately i think that that would indeed be the most appropriate thing to do it's
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a complex situation it's clear that rather than what was initially suggested which was why mad fixated going around killing his people on mass it is now clear that there are two political and military sides and that in a complex situation like that it may be very difficult to move towards a negotiated settlement a political settlement but that is what has to be done military means are not a quick. fix and there is no substitute for that detail kind of negotiation facilitated by the international community yes but that has to say place it's going to be hard we'll have to say place what do we know about the weaponry being used in libya i'm thinking specifically of depleted uranium we've heard prime minister david cameron saying that it's definitely not being used and yet the ministry of defense still says that it's a necessary part of the arsenal yes that's quite an interesting contradiction that has emerged led some people to suspect that they were cameron didn't really
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understand what depleted uranium was in that perhaps he was actually talking about cluster munitions but there are very serious concerns that depleted uranium munitions are now being used in libya to police it uranium is a byproduct of the uranium enrichment process of a civil nuclear power it results in a very very heavy metal very dense heavy metal and it's typically used in armor piercing shells that's why it is popular with some armies and both the u.s. and the u.k. do still have a policy of using them simply to its uranium munitions the the weaponry which britain is currently deploying is not suitable for british. missions there are land based munitions in our case but certainly the united states typically uses depleted uranium munitions on a ten airplanes those are the kind of gunships which are essentially a plane constructed around
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a cannon and they thought are can fire thousands of rounds of depleted uranium munitions the top brass u.s. top brass that announce that those air gunships are being used then did so scrutiny say do you munitions were being used on yet so. but we have no confidence in that statement because in the past in the past conflicts where d'you is when you. notably in the first gulf war in bosnia. in one nine hundred ninety nine and subsequently very extensively in iraq on all those occasions they denied the usage of them and it only became evident afterwards they had indeed a new so we do not have confidence in the current assurance that the a tends to provide in that we're using depleted uranium and we know the terrible consequences for the health of the environment as a result of depleted uranium usage it it's a radioactive weaponry form there is great instance sharp increases of
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birth defects of cancers particularly brain cancers lymphomas and so on in iraq and those are the places as a result we've heard time and time again that these airstrikes are designed to protect civilians but even that the potential use of pieces uranian gives the light actually well absolutely because depleted uranium is a weapon of indiscriminate effect because of the impact what happens is that when the cheryl or the round hits its target and explodes and it has what's been described as a kind of aerosol effect of radioactive particles and you can't ever ensure that those particles will only affect military personnel that means that they can indiscriminately affect civilians and that of course is illegal under international law also have a very long term effect because of the radioactive qualities as a negative impact also on the environment so these are illegal under international
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law some countries haven't yet recognized that it is indeed you you've seen on the website the british government justifies the continued use but it's absolutely unacceptable if you're talking where it's an exceptionally in any particular field talking about being there to protect the civilians to use a form of weaponry which. the impact on them in so devastating a way is it's absolutely shocking this started off in libya as the people's revolution how do you think that the involvement of nato in that corrupts the idea of this revolutionary fervor amongst the people well i think it's the legitimacy is the idea of popular sovereignty that's been very much the case in all these uprisings recently it's been very much about ordinary people coming to look for finding their political voice and saying that they want things to be run
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differently and they want the people to go through the ballot box and have a democratic whom they choose and of course if you have foreign powers intervening on one side or the other in that conflict i think it really would draw the popular sovereignty element a tick when you consider the key countries involved in the intervention that's to say initially of course britain and france both have a long history in tradition of colonial intervention in that region and of course the united states since the second world war has a history of military and political intervention in north africa and the middle east so it's a bit like a throwback almost a throwback to previous methods from those countries ways of establishing or reestablishing their involvement and control and that is not a good start for water essentially liberating movements in those countries headed
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towards democracy away from authoritarian government and what do you make of these shifting intentions by the coalition on libya do you think that the u.n. security council resolution has been a being absolutely they've gone far far beyond the terms of the u.n. security council resolution one seen them juggling with words trying to make what they're doing. in fits with the terms of the resolution but of course it's transparently not possible to do that and of course as in the case of intervention in the civil war that is illegal under international law and the un resolution to that effect wouldn't make it legal but in fact that that resolution doesn't cater for intervention in a civil war and we've now seen the rebels saying that they're disappointed in the amount of help that nato has offered them and what do you make of that. well i suppose i imagine that they probably don't have experience of dealing with nato or
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dealing with foreign governments and their their intentions intervention and so on i'm sure that they were hoping that military intervention would mean that they would very rapidly meet their military goals which of course is to come to power in their country an established democracy and whatever their goals are i'm sure they must've felt that it was a much simpler matter and will be very disappointed to know that not only have their own side been killed by the interventionist forces but that this is a long increasingly protracted struggle with no easy end in sight and i feel for them in their disappointment but. i'm sorry to say that there is no short quick way of solving this without those very details political negotiations that will have to take place ultimately thanks to a recent government report we now know that the u.k. was selling weapons to get at these regime as little as four months before this
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trouble started the report says that that was a misjudgment of the risk that these weapons would be used on civilians do you accept that as a misjudgment well i think that's rather hard to say i don't quite know what what their intentions were in doing that i don't know if when they sell arms to regimes they have a kind of human rights political democracy and freedom benchmark against which they measure their sales i'm sure they can't have perhaps because if they did they wouldn't sell arms to a very large number of countries that currently do and i'm sure the commercial interests have always come first in those kinds of deals and i i very much hope that there will be a real reassessment that now recently you and four hundred thousand others marched in london against the government how much support did you pursue. before your hands of the middle east position at that mosque do you think that public outcry against
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this intervention is growing strong yes obviously most people will realize they're really protesting about the government cuts but it's not wasted on paypal not most people look back so much money is being spent on one of the points we were making was that if there is not money for education for higher education for the libraries for nurseries only start to think that people are being made on employed say there's no money why is money always found for more why is it found for nuclear weapons now certainly in iraq and afghanistan but also now libya how can this be justified and i think it very strongly show that the majority of people agree with us on this is a fairly small minority now supporting the government's interests in its aims already in its intervention in libya and the majority are not in support of that
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and i that doesn't surprise me at all because i think particularly since what's what happened in iraq and the government should manikins over that dishonesty about our war aims i think people are now much more critical and much more wanting to make their own assessments of these things and of course with the development of the internet a lot of information is there for people to arrive at their own judgement on balance the british people in their majority arrived as a judgment for peace doesn't thank you very much thank you. wealthy british scientists scientists sometimes.
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song from feinstein gratian movies. for instance on t.v. dot com. top stories from r.t. signs of a far right surge in western ukraine is victory day celebrations of marred by the nationalists chanting profile shoes slogans their tag veterans and prevented them from paying tribute to those who died securing the country's freedom second world. nato bombs hit the libyan capital destroying several government buildings and one of their u.s. air strikes and weeks it comes amid opposition claims of an antique adelphi uprising building up in tripoli suburbs but some of the governments tonight. there are fears that one of the fukushima nuclear reactors could collapse of the webcam images show the building was leaning meanwhile japan's authorities are being
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criticized for letting evacuees back into the evacuation zone. touchable sport now tonight casey. hello welcome to the sports news this tuesday evening and here are the top stories . for the greek gods to olympic medal winning sprinters receive suspended jail sentences. after staging a motorbike crash to avoid it. was acquitted french football coach longo you see it in the race discrimination played. in the morning cycling pays tribute to belgium lined up the rail and he was killed in a crunch crematories from the. olympic medal winning sprinters cost us and katherine a stunning have been found guilty of perjury and received suspended sentences for
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staging an accident to avoid a driving test and see thousand new for the pair had claimed a motorcycle accident not signing up for a drugs test ahead of the athens olympics however a great course was ruled that the crash never happened and gave them each a suspended thirty one month sentence a coach crystal was also sentenced to thirty three months or are expected to appeal and their us won the men's two hundred meters gold at the two thousand summer games in sydney on friday also claimed the women's one hundred need to silver which should have been promoted to gold after this race champion marion jones was stripped of her medals in two thousand and seven also in a jury and doping case but never received the top gong because she has been involved in a similar investigation. as football and france coach long brawn has been cleared by the country's sports minister of racial discrimination he and football federation colleagues had allegedly discussed whether to curb training academy access for young french players at your nationality many of them back in the arab
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rights after an investigation sports mr shand said no discrimination laws were broken she called the coach's discussion at a meeting last november as borderline racist but said the idea was subsequently dismissed and quotas never implemented and we were allegations have been made in the british parliament that for fisa members sought bribes in return for backing england's pails twenty eighteen world cup bid in last december's vote a member of parliament claimed that evidence indicates. a cameron and the mark of the ivory coast were paid one and a half million dollars to vote the carrot on one of the right to host the twenty twenty two tournament while four more people members have been accused of asking for brides in return for their votes the allegations came from former english football chief lord treason who plans to take his evidence to sea for england is carrying out a parliamentary investigation into their failed bid for the twenty eighteen world cup they were widely regarded as one of the front runners but managed only two
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votes out of twenty two or the winning votes went to russia. now moving to the pitch and in the english premier league mexico drake escort his second hat trick in three games as liverpool try and find to follow on monday night to boost their hopes of reaching next season's europa league rodriguez but the reds ahead of the thirty two seconds and call it a second or third can't make it through to sixty minutes he said in the early days tenth place full of hope just before the hour rodriguez smashed home his twenty five yards this wire estimated five one for steve sidwell write him a late consolation in the poll have now scored thirteen goals in the last three games live from twelve to fifteen since kenny dalglish took over in january finding all the reds are two points clear of tottenham who go to match the city this tuesday night before traveling around field on sunday for a game that is effectively a play off for the europa league spot where we want a win for spurs at eastlands this cheese there would put them st points behind city county hold on to the fourth and final champions league spot that's tottenham will
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be missing garris by all for the rest of the season after he suffered ankle ligaments damage in the one one draw with blackpool last weekend onager harry redknapp admits the battle for fourth place has all but gone very difficult very difficult we had a chance as you know we just know we would be drawing games. as a star just like that spark that we had people with in the game for us. you know paraffin. in particular and when they were so good they would play with the dream drew when losing they were turning games if that fantastic individual performances as well as the team. and we need that little bit of magic in the last month or six weeks recently you've. just seen you've lost that little bit a spark that can make it was between those draws turn him into wins. that cycling friend of the lake that avail and tyler far has left the tour of italy america right up or down south of the for states that's been made noncompetitive as
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a token of respect of ireland who died in a crash on monday fellow riders observed a minute's silence was black armbands for the stage and out of respect for the belgian teams to the lead in turn at bat as electric team the first to cross the line on monday twenty six year old dale and came off his bike around twenty kilometers from the finish on the bottle manson but doctors were on the scene within seconds they said that not all hope fractures could save him. stainless i think and scottish i write a study with a sign up as one of the five rings of the moscow road race for the second straight time he did enough for overall victory even though the final stage was by now mr robert the nya has that eight hours. vive to regain the russian capital and it was a victory for different sorts on the minds of those who'd moved to the final stage of moscow's top side and downs in the most prestigious setting the decisive round of the four i reserve my stories to call it in the very heart of the city the
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garden or so doorway arena usually gridlocked with traffic the clear road was a perfect bell ground for the international field of cyclists eight laps to learn through one hundred and twenty nine kilometers in blazing sunshine the moon the yellow jersey so good for sun of begin the final stage knowing you did twenty three second the learned all his nearest rival the russian hill really decent victory in the race last year these turn out he still meets from you did it to show helping your team his leave in clean the second straight title he had enough to spread there and even though he didn't win the final stage that ohno went to another russian alexander c. because the amateur rider has had a speech taken the race claiming. f.-o. to finish when the criminal ring stage and surly and underline in his class
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produced the fastest finishing sprint ever saddam wearing stage a sit in at the bar while the last meters were very tough i was going to snatch victory right on the finish line just like i did at the kremlin ring stage fortunately it didn't come to a full finish this time out actually i was doing my best in for large scale as well but i feel much better on flood circuits like here. pulling the best sprinter as it was time to honor the main hero of the day two in a row five rings of moscow race champion sera gay for the son of a player it's a great honor for me to win until the great day for my country you can't even imagine what i'm feeling now thanks to my teammates they trusted me and did a great job for me as the race leader we all deserve this win. what well it's a team sport the rest some owners it can only go to the champ and. brittany on r.t. no scale. to ice hockey and russia must now play limerick champions and arch
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rivals predator in the quarterfinals of the world championships in slovakia after losing to finland in the last game russia were already through to the last eight stages but they threw away two goal lead lost in a shootout to the finns and fourth in their group and the result means they have to face the winners of the other group which turned out to be canada we got the better of sweden three two and in the other games defending champions the czech republic beat germany and the big silver medalist and usa lost to switzerland norway france hosts laraque here defeated denmark so this is the quarter final line up on wednesday the czech republic take on the usa and sweden play germany then on thursday it's seven against norway and the big one russia against canada. tennis now in the last russian standing that broke the masters eagle on the day of has gone crashing out in the second round now right outside the top one hundred in the
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world and i have had to qualify as the prestigious tournament she felt kinds of fish i got a six one six two frenchman's is the first man into round three in line to play roger federer in the next lot on the ladies' side the french open champion francesca schiavone has also advanced into round three the second seeded italian proving too strong for american quality by christina mchale six three six one. pound finally there were pitched battles in both playoff games in the n.b.a. on monday night the stars miami and the home city in overtime to end the bond james weighed in with thirty five points for the heat in a gritty win over the boston celtics lead their eastern conference semifinal three want and city thunder need to triple overtime to be the memphis grizzlies russell westwood scored forty points in coming to run out of thirty five percent on that level of the series that's two apiece. for a big game of life. and you don't turn to your. and so that you know.
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i want to leave everything i want to for you know if i would have results you know and i think there will always and the reality phaedo you know is a you know great now taken aback also we see how we haven't. and that's all sports all backing so as another update and so i think. hungry for the full story we've got it first hand the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers on the party.
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long. for some this is just a parliament building in berlin. one spent sixty six years ago it was the final targets. and the last major offensive for the red army. its capture became the symbol of the fall of the fascists in town. and the victory
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over nazi germany. the fall of the berlin our chief. will. bring you the latest in science and technology from around russia. we've got the future of coverage. in some petersburg oh she's available in hotels a story of a little ambassador in a small school to kowtow to triple a sotto for tricycles hotel.


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