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today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world in seeing from the streets of canada. operations room. keeps an eye on america's high stakes military ambitions in poland as president obama round saw his european trip in warsaw. belgrade agrees to extradite former general radical blodgett's to behave of war crimes charges despite his health problems will serve it is accused of arresting him only so we can join the new. georgian protestors appeal to be used to probe excess harassment of following the government's independent state crackdown that's left hundreds wounded and detained.
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mine am in the russian capital you're watching r.t. thanks for joining us a missile defense plans and america's military presence in poland have been in focus as the u.s. president wraps up his european tour with a visit to the country well it's something moscow is watching closely especially after obama's promise to try and agree on a system that suits both of their security interests igor this kind of is in warsaw for r.t. . this is barak obama's first official visit to poland and the last a leg of his european tour a lot of issues are on the table which probably the most important one is the plans for paul ince to tell us a u.s. air base which would service hercules military transport planes and f. sixteen fighter jets and also by twenty eighteen possibly hell's short range
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interceptor missiles are less interesting because the last time the two sides talked about this sort of cooperation was during the george bush administration which wanted to house the elements of its anti missile defense system in europe here in poland and also in the czech republic while this was usually criticized by moscow which said that with poland here in its neighborhood that would create a direct threat to russia's national security actually for some time this issue was the main stumbling point in the relations between moscow and washington but barack obama canceled of these plans in fact for some time there was a lot of talk about boosting cooperation between moscow washington and brussels including a possible joint eighty missile defense system patch the g eight summit in france the two presidents barack obama and the need to mediate if they also stress to that
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such a system has to work for both sides in the interests of all sides but previously america and the romania agreed for the country to house elements of its a.m.d.'s shiels on its territory without inviting russia to take part in this project now we've already heard from president meeting with the video who said that if this tendency continues the world of me see another arms race start by twenty twenty also quite interesting is that many analysts here in poland including the country's former foreign and prime. mr v.c. there today is truly no threat to paul and from its neighbors and they don't see a point in hells ing so much american military here on it's ear to ear to see in time if the previous administration here important to sing only by clause vehicles is a new g cooperation with washington can paul and secure it see if the current
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administration says no they're trying to hold an independent policy from washington and again judging by their action it doesn't really this policy doesn't really fit in the current picture. well russia believes a promise is not enough and wants it legal guarantees that the u.s. and its allies want to use their planned missile shield against it. from the us based arms control association says divisions within the united states want to encourage a solution to satisfy both. well they are talking about how to make this a joint system the question is what does joint mean at this point they're talking about sharing early warning information and other radar information which would be a step forward but before they can get there before they can get to a shared system russia needs to be reassured that the system is not aimed at it and again the nato and the united states need to make a joint statement to russia saying that this is tim is not aimed at you this is
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them is no danger to you it's focused on dangers and threats from middle east not from russia there is the obama administration which is very much wants a cooperative relationship on missile defense with russia and very much wants another arms control reduction agreement with russia certain republicans in the u.s. senate do not want those things so we have to make that clear distinction between what the ministration wants and what some members of the senate want so focusing on what the administration wants and what russia wants they both want cooperation on missile defense and they both want to move on to a new arms reduction agreement and given that i think there's enough common interest to move that forward. well still to come this hour how open a front here is leading to what actually is israel egypt announces that after years of tight control the egypt gaza crossing will become completely open and that's got tell of even worried we explain why. a serbian court has ruled former bosnian
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serb army general. is fit to stand trial in the hague his family has said that he isn't healthy enough to be extradited and capturing him has been a key condition for a service e.u. entry and as artie's got that in as out of all reports a lot of his arrest is seen as a sacrifice the country's very willing to make. success or sellout the arrest of former bosnian general our own luggage has put serbian headlines once again for years no nato action un demands or even a five million dollar bounty put out by washington could help snare him but the prospect of billions of dollars worth of aid slipping out of reach was too much for belgrade a leaked u.n. report stating that serbia refused to cooperate in the search for europe's most wanted man led to assume membership negotiations would be cancelled and just a week later serbia achieved what it couldn't for the previous sixteen years. if it
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wanted to hand him over as the price of entering the european union had every interest in doing it as quickly as possible and the targets government which came into power in two thousand and eight should have done it then and they would have done it i'm sure if they'd known where he was which was in belgrade very much hope that they can finally get a piece of the euro pie the people of serbia that it collects. prices and you and your mines. supply western companies and organizations you will be able to get into the european union let's call the war criminals and letter again that is going to help you get into this so-called rich man's club but as we can see the rich ones who once was great difficulties itself serbia's are already complied with a lot of e.u. demands including arresting former president slobodan milosevic and political leader of their own projects and each time their response from the e.u.
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has been enough to keep the dream of membership alive secure this year this is very big news this is a very courageous decision by the serbian president this is one additional step for the integration of serbia into the european union one day the arrest of. is a very important step towards full integration of the entire region in your atlantic community i know that people will also be thinking about so its future in the european union. what i know is that we will approach that we three new day energy because of today but some believe serbia's membership ambitions could simply devastated country and sort of boosting its economy especially during the ongoing financial crisis of several e.u. member states so being media more tightly controlled by the government. which are repeating in unison. the e.u. is some kind of panacea that will resolve the problems now if serbia does during
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the think it will be the first time in history that a wretch has jumped onto a sinking ship a long and drawn out trial is almost a guarantee and not many believe it will be an objective process still it seems for the serbian powers that be no price is too high if they are included in the expansion for no sixteen year old general awaits his fate in jail but considering the fact his arrest was one of the major conditions for serbia's potential acceptance into the european union it seems to be a question of when and not if he will face the war crimes tribunal in the hague. catherine as our r.t. belgrade serbia. and all the way were in new york to ask if the doomsayers are right battering the us and so on nuclear alert. i think we're ok the world in this weekend there were four billion years in the sun. but it will be
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ok i'll find out of he's the only one see the bright side or whether mankind's building up a pile of trouble for the future that's in about ten minutes time. opposition members in georgia are appealing to the e.u. to investigate the government's savage crackdown on protesters during the country's independence day well they were demonstrating against what they say is mass top level corruption and accuse president saakashvili of suppressing political freedom the opposition says that hundreds of people are being held. in jails and hospitals but many others including senior political figures are reported missing or those who continue to speak out against the government say they're being violently harassed by special forces opposition leader which is lots of spoke about what he sees as the dire state of democracy in today's georgia. georgia has become very similar to north korea where people are beaten taken to
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hospital brought back to jail beaten again and then taken to emergency rooms where people are forbidden from visiting their loved ones where people are terrorized and where georgian security forces silenced criticism of the government under the threat of more violence this is the democracy we live in i can honestly say that i will have strong doubts whether democratic values even exist in this world if the international community doesn't acknowledge what is going on today in georgia. or georgia as opposing voices say they're under some of the most intense pressure they faced in years believing their government's attempt on wiping them out or it is sorry for of was in the square in tbilisi which was the flashpoint for this week's violence and she says dark cloud still hangs over the city. we're hearing is in the aftermath of the dispersal of the protest wednesday nights is that the crackdown only if the opposition is continuing so what we're hearing. is
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a day of independence military parade and certainly this is very said there was a heavy military and police presence remaining on the streets many of the streets we saw a lot of the people at that parade itself were military personnel they went civilians turning out to watch that this is certainly very severe than what we've been hearing since is that this crackdown has continued now artie's create have actually received a text for someone who says he's. son the leader of the opposition he let the rally i want his takes three t r t is that it's really very serious situation according to him he has a number of people including opposition leaders who are missing and he's talking about people who are still being arrested century saying that the opposition are still being silenced by sacrificially and his government. people. some of my friends have stood there are dozens of opposition supporters can't reach each of my friends have simply disappeared.
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just barely got to support. one of the opposition leaders which is really. the everybody. days leading up to wednesday what we saw the numbers turning out the demonstrations were markedly less now there are actually divisions among the opposition and sells. her party against cancer than some of the other opposition parties they call the day of rage that was at the last minute called earth a lot of the demonstrators who were talking to they were very confused they didn't know what was happening the evening go on it was quite clear that something was going to happen the police turned out and we knew that the intervention that dispersal was going to go ahead is one thing meetings that happened very very quickly it was extremely violent. people with the amount of police it turns out a lot of people say off it was sort of just justifiable
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a lot of people thought it was excessive force one of our own correspondents who works astonished channel was hit by one of the rubber bullets and if you're outside that main area of parliament then you're fair game to them and that's certainly the force that they were using as we said a lot of questions being asked whether that was excessive force and whether it's justified. we'll get the latest updates on what's happening in georgia direct from our correspondents by following our twitter stream and there are also video reports and opinion are the bloody crackdown against protesters which you can look through our page at facebook dot com forward slash our. it's.
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israel's long struggle to keep its borders water tight even though it's been at the expense of letting palestinians have access to basic human necessities well now it's got a new worry in egypt gaza border is about to be thrown wide open after a decision by cairo and as policy reports a humanitarian lifeline for arabs is a real headache for tel aviv. this is egypt's border with gaza a place where for years the gates was shut off and then opened only the most extreme humanitarian cases were through which meant no more than three hundred people a day of water her mother was not one of them last year she died from cancer of the stomach she had trying desperately for months to leave gaza for chemotherapy treatment abroad but was never able to get the permission she needed to leave. then i went to the hospital here and they gave me some women and the pain and the borders are closed this is the reason was for. the new egyptian foreign minister
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says the decision to close the border was shameful on saturday his promise to open buffer permanently without the israelis is coming true no more will an agreement drawn up six years ago between the now deposed egyptian president hosni mubarak the united states the israelis and the europeans be in place that agreement gave you monitors access to the crossing and allow television supervised and monitor security cameras from a far. reaching. points and checkpoint. so that and for the same interest to both countries. the permanent opening of rougher terrifies israeli citizens especially those who live on he puts in the hall i was just eight hundred meters from the israeli gaza border ever since the kibbutz was established nearly sixty years ago it's been on the receiving end of endless rockets and snipers from gaza city i am scared and i mean it's really here the first misinforming down we have to arm and take their place. so
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we tried to pull out of the keyboard said there everyone in his home care shelter all just last month a sixteen year old boy was killed when a kasam rockets hit her school bus he was travelling home in people who live here are afraid that what will happen next is that move weapons will find their way into the hands of palestinian militants and ultimately be used against the jewish state sure. if the border will be all pretty freely a lot of your nation really cute. hamas is already the old it is in your nation. where we have much more the implications of which are becoming clearer by the day i'm standing some eighty five kilometers away from gaza but already a grad missile fired from there has hit the outskirts of the city the israeli army is warning that in the next major conflict tens of thousands of rockets were hit television rep this means as their dating life was raised living not far from gaza
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is fast becoming part of his radio life across the country to see our team tel aviv and in a few minutes r.t. is in trouble child harness puts the heat of global warming on ice. scientists all over the world are debating about global warming is it happening or is it not i'm john thompson and vertigo and coming up on r.g.p. we explore what people down here are saying about the subject. and now time for some headlines making news around the world greece's senior politicians. failed to agree on a new set of deep cuts and reforms which are necessary to stop it sliding into default but the party leaders save of the measures will ruin the country's economy and destroy society or their conditions for the massive bailout from the e.u. and i.m.f. with other eurozone countries eager to make more street. the xcel former leader of the jurors is due to return to the small central american country
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on saturday in the hope it might and the nation's political deadlock manuel zelaya was overthrown by the army nearly two years ago but remains popular among the military has struggled for international recognition for we cood well it's thought is the largest return will help which it m i six. the number killed by a tornado that swept through the u.s. midtown of joplin has reached one hundred thirty two friday saw the first funeral after the country's deadliest in six decades well authorities say nineteen people on the wall list of the missing have been found alive online talk show host laura hartman is taz been asking people whether we need to reassess how we tackle survival nature's illegal onslaughts. tornadoes ripping down buildings nuclear power plants nothing down are we building
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our society was our family our with any forethought at all oh this week let's talk about that do you think society thinks of long time or they just always think of a short time i do depends which country you're in. i think americans are very short term. i think europe is. why aren't planes made of the material the black boxes be out of. sight you know the way that those are just not enough for thought put into it i may be dad or maybe there's other things that we're not really seeing maybe it's you know i mean i'm sure a lot of i'm sure yeah some people are going to say it's some big government conspiracy or i think that it and friends the companies public so. there is no private interests in the new couple friends that i hope that it's sure so maybe if there are people worried about making money so much they make things they are i think we're done this is it i phones i've been there's no thinking past next five
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minutes do children i do does my concern you that it does but i think we're ok the world in and last weekend there were four billion years of the sun burns out but it will be ok well you know back in the thirty's we said the projects that lasted for for one hundred years well they are built to last a hoover dam is going to last a long time projects like that. they should last a thousand years because hopefully will be around in a thousand years right you put my body out of work there using instruction so there's a lot of that to it is a fight against the corporation mainly. because you know i mean it's from a purely economic front of you taking. cost a lot so there was going away and the planet or the corporation. you know it's whether or not you think we're building society responsibly the bottom line is with lives and our planet on the line we can always strive to do better.
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now some of it a lot of death marked a turning point in relations between the u.s. and pakistan well that's according to washington's chief diplomat hillary clinton the secretary of state's been on a whistle stop visit to the country where she also stated that there is no evidence that pakistan's leadership knew the world's number one terrorist was living so close to the capital islamabad but artie's military contributor believes the antiterrorism efforts won't be effective as long as the u.s. exonerates the pakistani government. because the u.s. secretary of state the latest visit to pakistan was iranian sleep presenting it as a surprise visit what was really surprising it was the way the u.s. secretary of state somehow managed to parrot the pakistani official line regarding their role in providing the shelter for international terrorism. i quote
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referred to of the matter is that the international community has been able to kill more terrorists on pakistani soil than any other place in the world we could have done that without taking a stand in cooperation i'm not sure that hillary clinton gave a serious thought what exactly this quotation might imply when the hillary said we it does not necessarily means that the united states has already assumed official will not the mantle of the international community there is no such a thing as international community killing international terrorists in pakistan but until you start to officially keep parroting they can stay any excuses regarding the aiding and abetting terrorists and mujahideen in pakistan the vicious circle of violence. and a real threat of stability and security to parachutes to afghanistan and b.
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and beyond we'll continue. our in-depth news analysis are online all the time at our team dot com now take a look at what we're lining up for you today artillery fire and destruction if this is not a war zone this is expired ammo that's gone up in smoke and quit at an entirely russian town on alert. now under three hundred thousand dollars search for a slogan how you could be in the money if you've got the winning words for a russian city's motto the details are online at our teeth dot com. now to get a proper grip on global warming you have to spend some time in the planet's called
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us climate smartish ron thomas reports from deep down under where scientists are getting glaciers to give us clues as to which way our world is heading. each week pull out move ludo and hikes to the billing channels and don't glitter on kings george i went to measure twenty nine different markers. by doing so he can record exactly how the glacier changes each year and it seems that glaciers in antarctica are getting smaller yet. the facts are glaciers are changing in size point search change and climates right now we know that since the middle or the end of the nineteenth century the majority of glass years are receding it means there's a general warming or climate antarctica provides a unique opportunity where scientists can get a firsthand look at how this warming trend affects the local ecosystem but some greater amount of fresh water is coming from the land to the sea which forms fresh water where on the surface of the sea water fresh water is lighter so
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there is some problem that was mixing or there was a coral which could possibly influences the structure of the plankton zooplankton and krill are the main source of food for the majority of life in antarctica clearly over the last thirty years in this region the amount of ice which is critical for coral survival in the wintertime has declined that means that the area may not support the amount of cruel in the future it has supported in the past penguin species i believe penguins and chinstrap penguins are declining in this region principally due to that decline in crawl even though the overall global trend is pointing to what is in fact global warning some scientists are saying that we're living between ice ages and this is all part of a natural cycle in fact there is some evidence to suggest that we're at the beginning of the next cooling trend. on the back of the mean indicator on the glass
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here is the equilibrium lay in altitudes it's the altitude where the accumulates in the minds of snow equals the male so the mind if this altitudes gets higher it means that the climate is getting warmer and if the altitude gets lor it means that the climate is getting colder since two thousand and six this outer tooth keeps getting lower. and while scientists have been keeping track of how the glaciers have been reacting to changes in the environment they say it is just one part of a much larger system that we have to keep in mind we don't have a situation where climate change is in the same way all over the planet it's somewhere it's getting warmer some where it's getting colder and some where there are new changes of toll at the same time which tendency occurs in which area is also changing so is the climate here and right now is constants in the future events can also change though not all scientists agree on the levels of climate change most believe that it is becoming increasingly more important to monitor what
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is happening on our southernmost cantona antarctica is a truly spectacular place it is changing rapidly and more knowledge about what is changing and why can only help all of us understand other areas of the planet that are going to change in the future so we might have a chance of being prepared for whatever comes down the line in antarctica sean thomas. now archie's apology update takes off for the rushes next generation high tech helicopters in a few minutes that's after a recap of our top stories.
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