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rock search will not come granted either their children come to the mission marco result which will result in the sochi on. good terms with results michael beverly closer to tell mccann revering to tell the truth serum to tell mckown. members of both of the blong should have a pub and seat of the un security council and critics say this will be a ways a person will say about a time when european countries are feeling the pain. growing out volunteer in syria from the international community to apply pressure on the country with signing sends probably with the predicted score for regime change and something still there are echoes of libya also. it's no secret that o'connor has been sending terrorists to russia and is continuing to do so president medvedev says allen claims agents on the hmong minute since killed the ninety terror operation
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the tops of north caucasus it's. a very warm welcome to see this is a lie from moscow european m.p.'s of cool for the union to have a permanent seat at the u.n. security council critics on the initiative say that the e.u. has enough problems at home to song with out there so let's get the details from the show hughes in brussels for us so i don't know the europeans of polman voted in favor of this new first so what's the overall reaction. well there's been a furious reaction across the world and in brussels itself what rights does the european union have to lecture the world on war issues when it can't come to any agreements back at home when it can't sort out its own problems in the e.u.
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say experts there was no unity over the invasion of libya among e.u. member states we're currently seeing the royal increase over the government's handling of the country there and several states don't want to help rescue fellow member state portugal's filled economy there's also the question do you taxpayers want to bailouts and pay for this extra cost at a time of financial crisis the move would leave. member states with three out of the six permanent positions on the council now several parts of the world from asia to africa and latin america have no voice whatsoever and they already accuse the west still for being overrepresented on the organization and even e.u. members themselves are up in arms france and britain say it will dilute their
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sovereignty one british m.p. says he will fight the decision here same session europol your apology agreed to open an office in the libyan rebel stronghold of being goals the which would quote facilitate assistance to the rebels from communications the european union is going for beyond its powers in interfering in the work of other countries and far beyond its remit accorded to it by the un all right daniel made that day from brussels for us r.t. daniel that. well let's discuss these latest developments with european parliament member talked of charles tunick he's also a foreign affairs spokesman for the european conservatives and reform with screw tops tunick reddy thanks for being with us here on r.t. . only tear understand the e.u. represented permanently in the security council makes sense doesn't it they rule to
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be represented. no i mean so clear to me that there's no way that the british government or whoever is conserved the delegation and i speak for the conservatives in the european parliament we would support any move which we can dar ability to project our foreign policy interests and clearly being founding members of the un security council with a veto as a permanent member is a major plank in being able to project our foreign policy interests and indeed we were so successful recently in collaboration with our french colleagues in securing un security council resolution nineteen seventy three over libya so no we would not give up our seat in favor of a new use seat because at the end of the day the common foreign security policy of the european union is only when we all agree and sometimes we don't all agree as was the case over iraq and has been the case regrettably in some ways over libya when the germans abstained so now it's essential as a defining characteristic of
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a nation's foreign policy the ability to speak when they want to in their national interest and clearly the seat on in the un is one of the most important things that we can have as a nuclear power as a founding member of the security council that is the united kingdom and i really can't see any traction for the u.k. government to want to do so interestingly enough in the european parliament the conservatives and the labor m.p.'s all voted the same way against the amendment suggesting that we should give up our seat for an e.u. seat that doesn't mean to say we're not in favor when appropriate for the high representative who by coincidence happens to be the british commissioner baroness ashton if there are areas where we want to as it were raise the profile of the e.u. c.f.s. be they can be invited to speak on behalf of britain and of france in the security council that's something completely different from giving up our seat permanently in favor of one single e.u. seat. that lying to involve itself in international
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problems is no friends and what do you make of that considering. that sometimes there's a bit of a mess at the relevant. well clearly it's not a glorious moment for the common foreign security policy as i mentioned over libya there was this extension by germany that germany was on the same side as russia and china. and so it was not a an area where we were united over by and large the e.u. being twenty seven democracies we tend to speak with one voice we tend to have very similar if not identical positions on foreign policy so in those circumstances there can be a so-called common position and clearly there is value added if catherine ashton goes around the world promoting that message that we must retain the right in defense security and foreign policy matters to pursue our own course when that's in our national interests and that's why retaining our own seat is absolutely essential and i said from time to time baroness ashton will have the right and will
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be invited to speak in the security council and only last week the european union obtained a privileged rights within the general assembly as a kind of privileged observer also to speak with it with enhanced voice from being a simple mere observer so there is it's a kind of very curious arrangement i mean the common foreign security policy. and then you e.u. diplomatic corps the so-called european external action service is a very hybrid service which has to reconcile the interests of the member states and also the interests of the union as a whole or canceled all the prime time period as we were hearing earlier from our reporting if your partner has voted in favor of this that's a person on the ground i see told sends well signs in person b. strips also on the security council and what are the consequences will there be no absolutely not this is this this resolution is purely is purely an indicative one is not binding on the member states in any way whatsoever foreign policy and
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security and defense matters in the lisbon treaty remain primarily an intergovernmental matter for each country to decide and to cooperate when they want to e.u. law. well the european parliament has the right to be consulted you have the right to give an opinion but we have no powers to determine whether or not france or britain as it were give us their seats this is purely a bit of hot air as far as legislation is concerned is not a piece of legislation is just a resolution of the parliament which of course we can have an interesting debate about but it's not binding on britain of course not. a member of parliament of the time. this is. my pleasure. he wants to steal power not only from foreign countries but from its own members as well critics say. skeptic any claims union is trying to take over control of financial policy from individual governments. for the first. but if
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you go deeper than what is behind that you want to risk the point is that there are some hidden measures that might lead to further harm of a fiscal policy and tax policy i think that national governments definitely should have full control over their tax policy over their fiscal policy which means social systems pension systems health care systems and these things should not be given up in favor of european authorities or european institutions. the way. now the crackdown on anti-government protests in syria is intensifying with only times reports of the shelling residential districts in the third largest city of homs human rights groups more than seven hundred fifty people have been killed since the unrest began almost two months ago and with the crimes are international pressure on the country to stop the violence is also
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a growing economy recently introduced sanctions the u.s. is reportedly considering running regime change was asked for and it recalls parallels with the libyans in our day which started the similar initiatives are going on a test. rebels clash with security forces hundreds die and the west calls for the bloodshed to stop sanctions slaps down and arms sales him. but this isn't libya's spring it's syria and it's following a road map that may have to just one place for its african arab neighbor nato intervention who watches it's a regime dissent that tantalizing western leaders there's great excitement in washington. over training the syrian government could spin on the front burner in washington or just push. the e.u. has put the freeze on assets of thirteen top government military and intelligence
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leaders topping the list is this man the syrian president's younger brother he's described as the principal overseer of violence against protesters but no sanctions are being applied to the man calling the shots president arafat himself to some acid is a convenient ally for the west although that's what was being said about it afi in recent years before the sanctions kicked in. member states including. perhaps but still a possibility of doing business. western educated. coated wife as well so we'll see. the force of. the country the e.u. says asset could be censored if p. fails to stop the brutal crushing of opposition but he needn't worry the arab lawyers association says no one who's savvy would keep assets in their own names so sanctions are toothless the u.s.
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and international community is being reduced from an international organization. at the mystic police authority whereby you begin to freeze assets of individuals sometimes the individuals. anywhere but it's a it's a gimmick which is being used in most instances and this to make it fun is counterproductive because it just make noises. and i think it is this effective or not europeans have grown camillia with imposing sanctions but that was relatively easy to apply to libya which had long been suffering isolation even among arab states but syria has friends the west might be reluctant to provoke not only syria you know very sensitive environment as there is of course a very difficult situation situation situation with israel you also have told us
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when actions that syria has we iran we believe and this has been a lot as well as with the palestinian house we should make it very dangerous for a full national community to come with a military intervention in syria we know and turning to president bashar assad's regime the u.k. led the charge in pushing for a quicker response to the syrian crackdown and british foreign secretary william hague said he welcomes the sanctions but it's a battle weary. all too familiar it's more than six weeks since sanctions on libya which adds to failure and the public face the role of the diplomatic tell us against syria can only prop just similar fate and see the mediterranean gunships sail east lower and its r.t. . you with still ahead in the program. is the justice. in seventy years of the soviet union seventy laws were jailed and seven years of
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service treaties regime pulled a hundred lawyers are in prison. being called to justice rooting against a decent proves attention to how the government is tightening them gives. outrage in india as the government releases those guilty of a mass glance you heard a fifty years ago that killed nearly twenty thousand people only the details on three correspondents in just a few that. al-qaeda has long sons and continues to stand as agents into russia all these were the words of president everything rivetted here underlined that terrorism is a shared international problem. reports from the. president it explains why russia is so interested in everything that's happening in the regions like northern africa and the middle east other meeting which was dedicated to matters of national security today and we couldn't operate issues to eliminate terrorists
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including the recent want to gauge just. the directly linked to the security level with little country it's no secret that al qaida has been sending terrorists to russia and is continuing to do so. of course our president it was talking about terrorists which are being sent to the publics in northern club says like doug is telling coverage in the wild card for russian forces in conducting great god races already getting those terrorists and of course you have to remember that with the song is not in been gone the threat of al qaeda still looms very large though that mastermind is gone still terrorists are continuing to great all around the world russia is the number one most wanted terrorist don't promote of is actually still at large and he is responsible for two most recent bombings in russia those of course were the explosions in moscow metro in last year and their recent terror attacks at malls goes down the dead right near port so toll could be carried out of the biggest international terror going to say she may be gone the rest of those
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terrorists with numerous cells all over the world particularly in northern africa are still large and the threat unfortunately still persists. the russians janson republic may have painful way history of fighting terrorism for the last year that's what made the biggest move but who feel now coming up there for you next time see. now seven indian officials responsible for the way. in history have been released on bail after a court refused to give them stronger punishments they were found guilty of a huge gas leak in ninety days you four thousand u.s. and plods which resulted in the deaths of up to twenty thousand people and reassure that reports from new delhi survivors of the disaster feel the justice still hasn't been. they actually were convicted back in june almost twenty five years later their jail sentences were only for two years but they were actually released on
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bail none of them served a day in jail and their fine they were only sentenced to a two thousand dollars fine and today the supreme court said that the central bureau of investigation didn't present any explanation for why these men should serve longer sentences so far later they felt that this petition was just too too far away from what was when the event actually happened i think it's important to remember how big of a deal this is in india this is the worst industrial accident in the entire world three thousand five hundred people the indian government has died as a result of that gas leak and in the years following that accident anywhere from fifteen to twenty five thousand people were died not to mention the hundreds of thousands of people who were really injured caused great sickness by being s'posed to these chemicals it's also important to note by the way that the union carbide corporation was an american company working anderson the c.e.o.
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of the company at the time was actually arrested released on bail and went back to the united states he never came back to india to stand trial at all for any of this incident so many people here in india feel that he literally got away with murder he said that his company was not under indian jurisdiction and to this day no american official has ever stood trial for it is another important thing to note i should say is that you know we look at the fukushima nuclear accident that happened back in japan not so long ago. in that incident the nuclear plant was built by general electric another american company general electric has actually built several nuclear plants here in india along the coastline and it's something that doesn't really make indian people that'll bit wary that something like bhopal could have happened where hundreds of thousands of indian lives were affected yet there are still so many places here in india whether it's nuclear plants that are also still. run by american companies so they feel that an american official was never held accountable for what they believe was their responsibility the bhopal gas
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accident back in ninety four something like back could happen again and they don't want another disaster like this to occur once to find out how the legs of the tragedy is still coming in do you base load onto our site. these very very high levels of toxins we found high levels of mercury to be found i love the best besides which the company had manufactured nine student the slave trade. the correspondents told weights about the supply business but it will take you the last time. now the european court of human rights in spying georgia fifty's rules and.
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investigations the lead up of punkah the government is blind to pay the compensation to the victim's family but many delegates will happen in a country that's increasingly branded a police state that he knew the truth about reports. a high profile murder and a low profile investigation the case of sandra good leon he became a byword for both in two thousand and six the twenty eight year old banker attended a birthday party for one of georgia's top police officials by his fall into an argument with one of the guests the next morning his body with multiple injuries was found on the outskirts of the lisi four police officers were eventually sentence up to eighty years for sandra's murder he was easter was not served by. those in the torah just three hours after the sentence of the court the president issued decree. their release from. prison so it shows it's also one more to
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reduce the. they were not just ordinary citizens there where are the protection of the top officials of the georgia guard. and investigation wasn't even launched until hundreds of protesters went on to the streets of belief but it seems family looked for help from strasbourg and the cause of human rights in april european judges ruled the investigation was bungled the ministry of the interior the prosecutor's office the prisons department and president of georgia and so warn all acted in concert in preventing justice but also ruled that judges government should pay p.p. thousand euros to the murdered man's reality. the general public in georgia had long ago given its verdict on the case but it's a big victory that the european court of knowledge is it now on a political level it means the attitude to lawlessness in georgia is changing and
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europe is not ready to forgive such abuses by saakashvili his regime. but lawyers have been pulling the case since the start doubt any compensation will be paid under the current leadership vision saakashvili of the saakashvili regime is based on illegal biased court. which he himself created as a lawyer i can tell you that every acquittal has to be agreed with the prosecutor personally all the best was already behind bars and seventy years of the soviet union seventy laws were jailed and seven years of circus reviews regime ordered a hundred lawyers are in prison according to figures published by georgia's supreme court a staggering ninety nine point six percent of cases resulted in guilty verdicts and twenty ten almost none so defendants walk free sundress family's lawyer says no other country in europe has a conviction rate like this and that is a dangerous sign of the country becoming a police state europe's courts have long been concerned about georgia's failure to
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make corrupt high ranking officials face justice and using the police as pawns and millions that spans to crave the image of a georgian policeman living up to the social ideals of serving and protecting its citizens and it's likely you'll struggle to grab a policeman here and most certainly you could count on him to protect you from going to street crime but what it should criminals are actually in a hierarchy that the police who can the general public have truly chaffed. daily commercials show police work as among the most prestigious and transparent police posts made of glass so everyone can see what this is do and anticorruption it or say eighty percent of people here trast their police it's the government they believe works in the dark but if the death of sandra get really any underlines anything if the judge is much trumpeted more than legal system dishes out
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a very different justice when its president saakashvili his inner circle that's in the frame it in the church of r.t.e. the d.c. ga. everything else another world headlines this hour and violence. christians and muslims following on weekends that terry is with is this day christians were attacked by angers them during a rally weekend's deadly riots in the last thirty days under christian charged the capital. the events of raise concern over the this thing first of all true conservative islamic groups in the top three are supposed to have a back was deposed in february. the extraordinary first image coming out of poland showing plumes of thick toss it smoke billowing up where hell's just tells i also thought it comes after alan norris plays guts of the guts of building thirty five drugs a hundred firefighters been battling to bring the situation under control for more
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than a day locals living nearby have already been evacuated from the area there's been no casualties of the course the blaze is on. all the latest business days away now with katrina. thanks alison hi and welcome to our business update the euro continues to lose ground due to investing concerns and the growing debt issues in europe because the last four percent on the four x. one week and it's currently below forty rubles that's the lowest level since march this year you know you get from any of cases then i believe the euros pull fortunes will not last too long. well the greeks that is the main all the consoles are on the. crisis also in store for the group potential also with soap the greek government the potential again potential restructuring of the debt these are the
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issues for which it would seem you feel personally you are right now and a little bit. by the fact that the fifty's into the schools into men's but i don't think this is there are some incredible pressure in fact history shows that european governments are usually hard to solve this ensures i would hold up i would read both the news seems that they're closing to a solution to give an additional moment if you will so from this liberalisation all go to the support we are calling it and this may calm down the markets as it has the world you have been doing in two thousand and ten with your cards. let's take a look at the markets now us knox are in the red on opening day putting at risk a continuation of the first three day rally since april this year among the losers was the walt disney company which an ounce of one percent or one of profits after the japanese earthquake happened to disney's theme park revenue. the footsie is trading in the red on concerns of china's stick stick and who knows how things are calming projects these tragedies are among the market may this i broke up pricing
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marks and spencer helps the retailer reach the top of the footsie and h.s.p. shares are down after the banking giant strategic review failed to excite investors . and here in moscow the markets retreated from earlier games with the nonsense down three quarters of the same metals and mining stocks the main loses this hour. like have a look at some individual share moves polly mason is losing almost three percent among precious metal prices bucking the trend personalized produce a year out clearly is up around one percent ahead of its upcoming merger this overnight after vast long tell you gangs made when prime minister visited its process. test i think you. mean my russian sales are a sixty percent increase in the first quarter of the year the overall number of vehicles has top seven hundred fifty four thousand around
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a third of that number was made by after that. russia's discovering formula one counts at a premium and is looking at ways to fund the tracks nineteen billion dollars price tag the country's first grand prix second is to be built in the southern city of sochi and fit for much of the bill that private investors might also get the chance to cash in as gas polonsky explains. i mean so she's a whimper right behind me you can see your route which after the two thousand and fourteen winter olympics will be turned into a formula one track the russian government is planning to spend over one hundred eighty million dollars on it and what will become the country's first one circuit that's a half the song but it still comes in cheaper than the two hundred forty million dollars invested by china on the shelf one track the most expensive in the world which was completed in two thousand for the project as part of the government's attempts to embrace the legacy of the two thousand food truthful true winter olympics and make use of much of the infrastructure already here analysts say the
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after one circuit is the start of the basin but on its own it's still not enough the country between poor little one older bernie ecclestone and omega the russian company which is also in charge of the building of olympic infrastructure was signed last year it's a seven year deal with the possibility of prolonging the contract after twenty twenty. now that's all the business for the south will have more fuel and just under now see their.


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