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bringing you the latest unsigned stinson. from the realms. of the future covered. in ice an artsy eve members vote the bloc should have a permanent seat at the u.n. security council but critics say the union has enough problems to solve back home without getting more involved in international issues. growing violence in syria princeton's national community to apply pressure on the country sanctions with a predicted call for regime change some feel there are echoes of libya plus. it's no secret that al qaida has been sending terrorists to russia and is continuing to do so present preventive says al qaeda agents are often among militants killed in anti terror up aeration in russia's north caucasus. in business
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the latest creation from after the lot of granta has been given the official thumbs up by vladimir putin i'll bring you the story of more interest around twenty minutes time with a full business bulletin. just after nine pm here in moscow you're watching the artsy international news channel is wednesday night i'm kevin zero in with a top story european m.p.'s have called for the union to have a permanent seat to the u.n. security council critics of the initiative though say that the e.u. rarely speaks with one voice anyway it has enough problems at home to solve without this bushel as the latest from brussels. 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
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agreements back at home when it calls sawtelle to its own problems in the e.u. say experts there was no unity over the invasion of libya among e.u. member states we're currently seeing royals in greece over the government's handling of the country there and several states that want to help rescue fellow member state portugal's filled economy there's also the question do you takes players 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 polls of the world from asia to africa and latin america have no voice whatsoever they already accuse the west of being overrepresented on the organization and even a 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 europol of agree to open an office in the libyan rebel stronghold of being goals he which would quote facilitate assistance to the rebels continue to keep the asians 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. don't push our europe correspondent there let's discuss these latest developments with peter clippings head of the brussels office of the europe think tank mr kept good evening from moscow at the moment there are only two e.u. members france and the u.k. which are permanent represented on the security council so this person doesn't this proposal makes sense than really so the rest of the union can have their say as well speak as one unified voice. you know if it doesn't make sense not
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a good idea for you to be in the security council the u.n. security council is meant to contain only those foreign powers in the world that matter and so when you say your members go. well that's actually that's quite correct in terms of foreign policy power is still very much a member state level but there is france there is the u.k. and we've seen the libyan crisis that's you hasn't been very relevant at all ok i mean how does this proposal if it was to happen going to be welcomed by france and britain because they may risk losing their particular individual seats on security council therefore i guess along with it their political clout now going to go down really well but on the same for them is it. no probably than the not going to be very pleased but you have to take into account this is just sort of a resolution by the european parliament without any direct effect it just shows how
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basically out of touch many people in the european core and or with the real world well if it does happen if if the big if the trying to involve itself in international problems of course at a time when there are huge austerity measures in place across the union disagreements between members i guess i know your answer going to be diverse property anyway it's not a good time for them to get involved anyway is it. well i mean. for the e.u. to basically try to have a common stance when they agree it's probably a good idea the problem is that on many issues. numbers they just don't agree italy and the u.k. have different interests and different opinions on for example how to how to deal with libya and it's a great thing to work together when they agree but if you want to force them to to work together at all costs all the time then you probably going to have paralyzes
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india and so does not a good only one top of this vote today we've also had the e.u. foreign policy chief stating the mission is going to be set up in libya in benghazi again a counterpoint there's no to the fact that he is trying to flex its muscles more and more on the international scene what your thoughts on that. well there are differently attempts going on there is the whole e.u. foreign diplomatic service which has been set up costing all the money having a lot of staff the only problem there is that there is no agreement on actually what kind of policy to defend only last week the action was being criticised by building and building has been her stance of defenders so far so that tells you a lot of the event of the even blame cut the action and she just has to face up to the fact that when it comes to foreign policy a lot of human understand just have different ideas and as the reason is that the public opinion in the member states have different ideas on foreign policy and
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that's not necessarily a problem and ok played a clip i can see your views you think is a watershed head of the here brussels office of the open europe think tag thank you of being on the program telling us what you think. well the e.u. wants to steal power not only from foreign countries but from its members as well critics say and next hour we speak to a euro skeptic m.e.p. who claims that the unions try to take over control of financial policy from individual governments. for the first loop you might look but if you go deeper than what is behind you one particular point is there are some hidden measures that might lead to further harmonize ation offer a fiscal policy and tax policy i think the national governments definitely should have full control over the tax policy and fiscal policy which means social systems conscience systems health care systems be things should not be given out in favor
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of european or for abuse or european institutions. a crackdown on anti-government protests in syria is intensifying with army tanks reportedly shelling residential districts in the third largest city of homs he writes groups believe more than seven hundred fifty people have been killed since the unrest began two months ago and with the crackdown international pressure of the country to stop the violence is also growing following recent introduced e.u. sanctions the u.s. is reportedly considering now calling for regime change there to results is laurent reports parallels with the libyan scenario which started with the initiatives are not going on noticed. rebels clashed with security forces hundreds die and the west cools to the bloodshed to stop sanctions slapped down and arms sales in. this is in libya's spring it's syria and it following
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a road map that led to just one place for it accurately an arab neighbor nato intervention who watches it's a regime dissent that tantalizing western leaders there's great. and washington. aspect of anger trailing the syrian government. burner in washington or since bush administration the e.u. has put the freeze on assets of thirteen top government military and intelligence leaders topping the list is this man a 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 assad himself to some assad is a convenient ally for the west although that's what was being said about it happy in recent years before the sanctions kicked in. member states including. perhaps it's still possible to do business. with western educated or
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some educated wife as well so we'll see perhaps he might with the force of. the country the e.u. says that 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 savvy would keep assets in their own names sanctions toothless the un and the international community is being reduced from an international organization into a domestic police authority whereby you begin to freeze assets of individuals so those the individuals don't actually have assets anywhere but it's a it's a gimmick which has been used in most of the instances and this. is can't. just make noises but it does not have any effect and i think it is. effective or
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not europeans have grown familiar 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 environments as there is of course the prevailing situation or situation or official situation israel to also have all these connections that syria has with you ron you believe and this has been a lot as well we just didn't have mass which would mean making very dangerous for so-called international community to come up with a military intervention in syria we turn it used 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 so battle weary britons this knows all too
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familiar it's more than six weeks since sanctions on libya which are still failure and the public face the role of the diplomatic dice against syria can only prompt a similar fate and see the mediterranean gunships sail east lower and it's r.t. down to. the director of the institute of islamic political thoughts sound to me me spoke to me he told me that sanctions military interventions only ever end up hurting people. i think we've seen the model in libya foreign intervention has only complicated things. intervention has not held settle the problem in libya and i don't think it will help settle the problem in syria and we've seen sanctions there's a history of adopting sanctions in various places including iraq for many many years and only the only people suffered throughout the time and sanctions were imposed in syria it is different from the needy and scenario it is of course
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possible that we'll get there sometime but so long as the or points of the regime are not lured into using force into use into carrying arms then hopefully we will not end up with another leader because. this started becoming catastrophic when the revolution turned into an armed conflict. this is r.t. from moscow coming up in the program with me now in how just is the justice thing georgia we're. in seventy years of the soviet union servant you was with jailed in seven years of service treaties regime hundred lawyers are in prison a european court of justice ruling against tbilisi draws attention to how the government is tightening the noose around judges there are three investigates plus . probably getting some expert opinion on the plans of the u.s. state department has paid billions on fighting internet censorship in countries
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washington brings authoritarian. next though al qaeda is long center and continues to send its agents into russia these are the words of president dmitry medvedev underlined the terrorism is a shared international problem out he said when a guy who reports now from school president it explains why russia is so interested in everything that's happening in regions like northern africa and the middle east had a meeting which was to be kids. to matters of national security today. operations to eliminate terrorists 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 you're sure of course the president was talking about terrorists which are being sent to the opposition or the cops as like that just encouraging the russian forces and conducting great car races on
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a radical getting those terrorists and of course you have to remember that with the song is not in been gone the threat of all kind is still looms very large though that mastermind is gone still terrorist to continue so great all around the world russia is our number one most wanted terrorist the top of mind of is actually still at large and he is responsible for two most recent bombings in russia those of course where the explosions in moscow metro in last year and their recent terror attacks at moscow's on the dead iraqi air port so that the help of the biggest international terror against a sneak than the rest of those terrorists with numerous cells all over the world particularly in northern africa are still at large and the threat unfortunately still persists well russia's chechen republic have a painful history of fighting terrorism but the worst fears of the group may be over because the biggest part roles for the football field these days we've got more on that story very shortly tonight there are more about what you're seeing
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there because we could do it from a football field because you. the u.s. department state wants to allocate ninety million dollars to fight internet censorship in countries whose regime america deems authoritarian primarily around china that the money will go to develop new technology that will help convey to people material bound by the authorities u.s. documentary producer of crime thriller told me it's a political tool that washington is using very selectively. it's an instrument to try and cause trouble for potential rivals competitors and one man look at their disability hypocritical although it's just quite a normal practice that many countries and gauge and you don't see the united states providing those funds to very censorship in saudi arabia or hurricane or stan or a lot of countries around the world that severely censor the access of their population to the internet but here in the united states. we have trade as
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a potential rival certainly iran is on the on the in the crosshairs of the united states. try to previous to the uprisings in egypt the regime for years and sort of the internet but you can see them allocating funds to break the censorship of the egyptian government and so i think you just have to look at this as just another instrument. of the former policy objectives of the united states. another example that might seem somewhat hypocritical in the relationship to the money being allocated to various censorship in china and iran for example is the treatment of. the stronger and look at the treatment that they've done to gravel nanny you know it is essentially torturing this young man who has not been convicted of any crime he's still being held in solitary confinement for moving from one person to another. for providing information that is very necessary for people to have the order to have a he would consider to be at the ready for. coming up washington may be planning to
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interfere in china's web space with wonder how anybody choosing the other to shake hands with beijing two that says it's trying to fix the cracks in the relationship which the well being of the u.s. economy greatly depends on we've got a special report on lying tonight about t. dot com all about that. the european court of human rights has fined georgia fifty thousand euros for an unfair investigation into the murder of a banker the government's obliged to pay the compensation to the victim's family but many doubt this will happen in a country that's increasingly branded a police state art is a katrina groucho that's got a story for you. the high profile murder and a low profile investigation the case of sounded good leon he became
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a by work 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 where he fall into an argument with one of the guests the next morning his body with multiple injuries was found on the outskirts of billy c. four police officers were eventually sentenced to up to eighty years. he was easter was not survived but was in and out of court are just three are starters the full sentence of the court the president issued decree to they're released from. prison so it shows it's also one more to reduce the. they will go to just ordinary citizens there where are the protection of the top official so for the door to go. and investigation wasn't even launched until hundreds of protesters once on to the streets of d.c. the victim's family looked for help from strasbourg and the cause of human rights
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in april european judges ruled the investigation was bungled the ministry of the interior the prosecutor's office the prisons department the president of georgia and so on all acted in concert in preventing justice it also ruled that judges government should pay fifty thousand euros to the moderate 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 battle it means the attitude to lawlessness in georgia is changing and europe is not ready to forgive such abuses by saakashvili as regime. but lawyers have been following the case since the start doubt any compensation will be paid under the current leadership there's of. the saakashvili regime is based on illegal biased courts which he himself grated as a lawyer i can tell you that every acquittal has to be agreed with the prosecutor
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personally all the best was already behind bars and seventy years of the soviet union seventy laws were jailed and seven years of circus treaties 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 sandra's family's lawyer says no other country in europe has a conviction rate like this and that is a dangerous sign of a country becoming a police state europe's courts have long been concerned about georgia's failure to make corrupt high ranking officials face justice and using the police as pawns millions of fans to create the image of a georgian police man living up to the social ideals of serving and protecting its citizens and it's likely you'll struggle to bribe a policeman here and most certainly you could count on him to protect you from that
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is street crime but one of the true criminals are actually in a higher office that the police who can the general public have truly trust. daily commercials show police work as among the most prestigious and transparent police posts made of glass so everyone can see what officers do and anticorruption what it or say eighty percent of people here trast their police it's the government they believe works in the dark but even the death of some degree any underlines anything if the judges much trumpeted more than legal system dishes out a very different justice when its president saakashvili his inner circle that's in the frame it's in the church of our t.v. the b.b.c. george you're. top international news headlines the rand authorities oppose spoke on the long awaited trial of three americans they were detained in two thousand and nine and taken into custody on the iran iraq border charged at the time with
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espionage two of the u.s. citizens have been held in prison while the third was released a year later on a half million dollar bail though they deny all the allegations claiming they were hiking in the area at the time yes when i was charges could bring a ten year jail sentence. in poland firefighters damping down after an enormous blaze gutted a textile warehouse just outside wausau scores of trucks and firefighters are still working at the site toxic smoke coming from the building forced the evacuation of people living nearby but no casualties in the cause of the blazes on. next is an unlikely battle that will pitch football legend diego maradona or against the chechen president ramzan kadyrov and it's set to draw thousands to republish capital grozny some of the world's top soccer stars will go head to head with russian politicians and footballers some of the opening of a new stadium where the largest in southern russia but he did a question of a report from grozny. these very many of the opening is underway here in the
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capital city of chechen republic grozny and you can see behind my back at the amount of people that really shows how important this event is for everyone who have gathered here and as we know these are not all the people that came from the city but also many people came from neighboring villages and republics now the question is who's going to play against the russian team and organizers of the sudan say it's may include some football superstars i just sun to speak will steve mcmanaman but the biggest stars to appear it is of course that the formal world cup winning captain the one that was also being invited boy keep around in the chechen capital crossley that t.m.i. too of course the argentine at large and other stars has not yet been announced but it's amazing kids some stars of russian football of years past and all still
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possible that the current player is russian premier league now it's not the first time such kind of a dance is taking place here you falsely and two months ago of resilience former football player is settling down to this that and the first one six four and this time my question to you will be how to be better but whatever the result a feast of food bowl is guaranteed it could see. some tonight of he goes a dangerous mission exploring for war zones with a special team that's coming shortly adventure tonight than about break up news just a few moments too but it's business right now with katrina. thank you kevin hello and welcome to all of these artes business update the latest creation of asked about the larger grantor has been praised by the male putin on
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a visit to the company's factory it's hoped the car will become a bestseller when it goes on the market in december that yana over reports on attempts to steal russia's auto industry on the right track. it's was described today as a killer of cheap secondhand imports the new lot a grand total cost about seven thousand dollars which the manufacturers say represents great value without compromising on what it's a prime minister vladimir putin has visited here to proceed with the test when you recall there were a few cops along the way though to putin's five goes to successfully start the car off the walls explain that this was because of the movement ignition system which is different to older mortals i'm not an a technical failings goodson's personal backing is the us and not an attempt to restore faith in domestic also making together with multi-billion state cash injections the successful castro clunkers program and subsidized lending it has helped the sec so skyrocket these here european business association predicts the
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industry will get back to pre-crisis levels by next year and that in three years russia will be europe's largest call markets. meanwhile russian console sold sixty four percent increase in the first quarter of the year the overall number of vehicles sold his top seven hundred fifty four thousand around a third of that number was made up of us now take a look at the markets u.s. stocks are continuing their you decline is down with the dow jones over of percent down and the next stake is falling and so you just on a percent down itself in the world this new company have smoked around six percent that's after going down from one percent own in profits as a result of the japanese earthquake which cut into disney's revenue. and here in moscow the markets closed down up to any gains with in my state sliding almost one one and a half a cent largely to falling commodity prices let's take a look now at how some individual share moves fared on closing today ali mentioned
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lost more than three percent amid low pressure precious metal prices bucking the trend personalise a producer in europe really gains around point seven percent of its upcoming merger with sylvan it. and after bass also rose by almost three percent off the prime minister putin visited a plot to test drive the new data. but that's all the business we have of this out i'll have more for you just on her last time see that.
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line in the motion would be so much brighter than if you knew about song from funds to freshen in some of. these for instance on t.v. don't come. wealthy british style most of us not on the title finance go. to the. markets why not.


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