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it's a duty to go and try and run this and the colonel was so trolled as used to retreat . the president of one of the republics that fought for independence from georgia has died in moscow aged sixty two. got other news as we round up the week the g. eight leaders unites to call for colonel gadhafi to go as moscow to mediate a cease fire in libya. the u.s. expands its military presence in poland trying ahead of its own missile defense shield which russia says could spark a new arms race. thus the georgian opposition and international observers called on sublists it to investigate the brutal independence day crackdown on protesters which left two people dead.
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you're watching our weekly news if you're welcome to the program but first this hour the news that the republic's president has died so passed away early on sunday morning in moscow let's cross to life what he's tom barton for more on this tom what can you tell us about the circumstances of his that. well surrogate came into the hospital in moscow last week for lung surgery it is reported that he had a difficult recovery from surgery and it was announced early this morning that. died age sixty two so where does that leave their cars in republic of which he was paid while he was elected in two thousand. five and he led the country from that point
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until really the defining moment of his presidency in two thousand and eight cars here fought a war against georgia formally its marsters for full independence it was sandwiched between georgia on the black sea coast and russia to the north and it fought that war and managed to achieve independence he led the country since that time until his death today. that country is now looking to the future to decide who will next president will be and at the moment his vice president will take over the country for the next three months until a replacement can be elected that point of cause you will decide its future with a new president to lead the young from three. banks about finance on bottom reporting. while look at the week's main news now and colonel
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gadhafi turk a major player at the g eight summit in france as russia joined forces with a tell all eyes on him to quit they declared his rule illegitimate and discussed ways to broker peace the struggling u.s. currency was also a critical list of the world's richest countries. new world new ideas host france put that concept on the g eight table at a time when it looks like the old ways aren't working a war in libya on the front line with the euro crisis in the background leads to questions like this will sarkozy be known as the man who saved tens of thousands of civilians in benghazi oh well he is the man who brought rounds to economic ruin never ending war in libya he moscow g eight leaders agreed word for word in their declaration about gadhafi saying he has lost all legitimacy now it's understood behind closed doors there was harsh debate on the sidelines russia was asked to step in and broker
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a cease fire it accepted and will send an envoy and we are in touch with both sides a new forces in benghazi and representatives who could not be we haven't broken diplomatic ties i think it's useful in any case because we're trying to make closer approaches and reduce any reasons for the escalation of violence which is still ongoing we discussed it at the g eight not that gratian says that we could laugh you regime has lost its legitimacy he must step down russia's approach to interfering in the internal affairs of sovereign nations differs dramatically from the west which appears eager to back some countries but not others it should choose to intervene in libya it does not suit is to intervene in bahrain those and those rational economic relations geopolitical it's not about human change did nations agreed up twenty billion dollars support package to arab nations that have toppled autocratic regimes and are struggling to build so-called new democracies on the
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euro there were statements like this to school or to go up because the euro a zero everything that could threaten the future of the euro will threaten europe as a whole so our huge spending cuts continue in an attempt to prevent euro extinction so will the mission in libya and the spending of billions create leaders my. we have reached consensus on could daffy but can the west now afford to push pick and choose politics even further russia's deputy foreign minister claims a resolution on syria won't even be read let alone signed by russia after the disaster in libya the question now what will happen to the rest of the arab world facing revolt for now only syria is a possible target with some g. eight leaders going as far to hint a u.n. resolution similar to libya could be an option if tonight's guests doesn't back down something russia is more than likely to oppose reporting from the g. eight and he said no way r t two feet france but with nato jets intensifying their
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attacks against gadhafi investigative journalist sun surface toppling that they believe that it's not your diet since interest the way it's going i think for nato is that you begin to feel that preparing the ground for ground troops already offices in offices and so on inside of you and you just feel that they're beginning to prepare the way i think ground troops what was originally specifically defending civilian targets civilians and since in this order now has become much more offensive so the question is the targeting of gadhafi compound for weeks ago the killing of his son and his grandchildren and where exactly is this going i think is a question that has to be asked and i think you get the feeling that this is beyond gadhafi this is much more about strategically placing your forces inside of scituate inside a region which is undergoing massive throw more. libyan rebels leader has told r.t.
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that once and off he's gone they'll be no obstacles to peace will bring you the full interview later south of here some of what the stuff. has to say. are mere requirement is that one worked out for your son should leave libya among those who served in the previous government that are many refutable people with whom you're ready to have a dialogue so that they can become members of the executive orders of the future libya it's colonel gadhafi who's not so good at all of this in the first place it prevents us from creating secure corridors for medicine and food supplies to those in need once he stops dreamless or all the prospects of a dialogue will open up through an intermediary. nato is boosting its military potential near the border with russia despite objections from moscow the u.s. has struck a deal to station fighter jets in poland which are also house american interceptor
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missiles i think remains came during president obama's visit to watch someone saturday the missiles which are part of the u.s. missile defense shield are to be put in place by twenty eighteen russia has repeatedly called for a joint system washington wants to separate the science fields the summit on friday russian president expressed concern about america's position. says washington's reluctance to provide guarantees its global security at stake. dots of the border unless we reach a deal before twenty twenty in the us and he misses our systems finalized you could trigger a new arms race we have to get down to see that this system is not aimed at us no one gave us any such guarantees we're being told it's to get some countries that poses through it when we are asking these countries are we keep silence then we are asked do these countries have dangerous missiles no they do not have the missiles
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russia has and the conclusion is easy it seemed to us but you. say that america's reluctance to provide the guide the guarantees on missile defense does any of that stalling talks in the joint system political leader of the games divisions within washington 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 nato and the united states need to make a joint statement to russia saying that this system is not aimed at you this system is no danger to you it's focused on dangers and threats from middle east not from russia there is the obama administration which very much wants a cooperative relationship on missile defense with russia and very much wants
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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 on the way in the program the russians who say enough is enough when it comes to drug pushers. this is how the most going to activists are trying to stop the madness in the country with boards approved by. the citizen campaign to leave an indelible mark on do this make sure everyone knows who they are want to see. thousands of georgians have made their anger known over this week's heavy handed response to
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anti-government protests thursday police used tear gas rubber bullets and water cannons against protesters in tbilisi two people were killed in the violence international observers once georgia to investigate the excessive use of force sara further thoughts. with thousands of vanity police closing in on all sides and angry protesters letting out war cry in main street and civil e.-c. became a battleground. water cannons rubber bullets and tear gas to fight indiscriminately into the crowd many people were injured including a number of journalists and seizing spanish correspondent was among those caught in the chaos the policeman appears ok they was very aggressive with the people they started it all the people they don't make any arms were nothing and then suddenly being so pain in my stomach and the kidney with some kind of
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food it became a bullet is probably the only thing and then i started to. physically go into the riot police didn't come as a surprise to any of us that it was the scale of the operation that was such a shock. when the police dispersed the crowd as they were following me my friends with the song goal to kemas genesee covered in a thousand and seven protests also resulted in violence police presence this time was even greater and just as. the violence the most shocking given the age of many of the demonstrators. this been dubbed by some people the stillbirth revolution an older generation that will be in the crowd these people struggling with life and high food prices in the aftermath worried relatives and friends searched the hospitals for missing people. we told them we came to find fifty men aged between
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twenty and forty people down we don't know where they all come to the hospital but they won't let us in and they won't give us any information telling us to release the numbers of people injured or arrested have proved extremely hard to carry. we know a lot of people who are who have been arrested in government giving us information about. their now international calls for the government to investigate violations of protesters human rights didn't it talks of freedom of speech many protesters have paid a high price trying to have their say. i can't trust anyone anymore i'll never come to a protest rally again i just want to be safe. yet create this one think again taking to the streets despite way states violence people here refusing to be silenced. at the tbilisi. georgia this president really
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has been quick to blame foreign forces for this week's protests in tbilisi but a former georgian politician told r.t. suck us really has no one to blame himself. this is typical sign of signature or sarka shuras out the graphic rule he always tries to find a scapegoat. for our wars crossing the border of my country and tries to stop the why situation and the mystical in georgia which is wrong he himself is the most dangerous in communicating and destabilizing factor of. the country and he's the one who needs to be blamed for. well former bosnian serb army chief. is waiting to hear when he will be sent to the hague on genocide charges he was captured on thursday after sixteen years on the wrong was i said in
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one thousand nine hundred five for war crimes including the killing of more than seven thousand new muslim men and. as a report from belgrade reaction to his arrest has ranged from jubilation to outrage official belgrade is called the capture of former bosnian general are out on luggage a great thing for their country that sentiment has been echoed by many european officials but with serbia sights set so firmly on the chance of a potential to e.u. membership and the billions of dollars worth of grant money that could come with it it seems that they are overlooking the bushes and feelings of the serbian people not a single person we have spoken to here in belgrade have said that they believe arresting the former general is a good thing or necessary for serbia to come to terms with its past many going as far as to say that the real criminal in this situation is current president but is that it or selling it to his people it's. hard to choose to believe he's the
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biggest criminal in the studio he's a serbian with a serbian blood he's our man he's our general right we could start each visit parachuting to create what they deem a teen j.p.g. if they give our people to. the ear of the you can give to them the right gravy train money you know what i mean so far belgrade has reacted quietly to the news of our munches arrest and potential extradition to the hague war crimes tribunal but a large rally is scheduled for later on tonight we are expecting thousands of people to gather outside the parliament building in the very heart of the serbian capital belgrade and of course looking back remembering previous rallies when a former. the leader of the month was arrested and extradited to the hague thousands of people took to the streets of the capital they were forced violently dispersed by riot police and many are fearing that this situation could repeat
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itself if the if is in fact extradited to the hague but as some experts believe the accuracy of this people on the disappointment that they have for their government will actually keep them off the streets the fingers people have been so all disappointed about the outcomes of all these different demonstrations and unfortunately serbia there are still lots of reasons to demonstrate over the years that the enthusiasm is dropping a little bit so i think that millions of people are actually going to have but they don't really trust anyone who actually calls them out to the streets or demonstrate and they're also worried that the government for all the rest in order to make it easier so this may be the strength of the russian war that it already is so for that reason it's hard to say the enthusiasm is there but there's
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a lot of missed a lot of mistrust even for opposition politicians originally official belgrade forbade any public gatherings following the news of russia the monitors arrest hearing of course a repeat of the events of a few years ago when that oncologist was arrested and extradited to the hague the war crimes tribunals but it does seem that every action undertaken by official belgrade is aimed not at the people of this country but at those within the european union who do have the ability to open its doors for serbia but even with the arrest of our own luggage and his potential extradition not everyone believes that serbia will finally get its dream e.u. membership. is a rest is another box take to get its membership card peña it's one current affairs writer told r.t. but it's no plan to sit and struggles instead of applauding serbia for finally catching large you will see the western media yet another.
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sort of a phobia reminding everybody of thread and. it fails and so be media more tightly controlled by the government because there will be the milosz repeating in unison that the e.u. is some kind of panacea that will resolve the problems now if serbia does during the think it will be the first time in history that a rat has turned on to a sinking ship. but on the way this hour including a look at what's hot in the frozen notion it's diverse discovery is the driving the should receive is possible. now a tradition says the boss of the international monetary fund is european for the fall leaving little commies brazil russia india and china have joined in south africa to
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say the net should be cast wider present better stress that developing countries should get a fair chance of the idea was echoed by mr freeman he spoke highly of the french finance minister is one of the see is backed by the new members of consonance and can support the head of kazakhstan's national bank who are watching an exclusive interview with r.t. martin sent in the card as a favorite sonia matter of time before you are not clear on the job ends. kamloops is very much a message that the developed countries and the european countries would like to maintain the status quo which is not necessarily fair and i think that changes in my for a lady. probably did not go far enough. in the face of a narcotic. russia has been upping the ante in its fight against drug trafficking
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and strict laws and a public awareness campaigns up and uses mixed results and that's not enough for some attorneys or international reports on those taking justice into their own parents. it said all is fair in love and war and perhaps even more say in the war on drugs drugs that killed two point five million people every year cross the globe and almost two hundred fifty and then we men and youngsters every day in russia alone some are fighting their own controversial battle against the threat tasers customers they arranged to meet alleged drug dealers and once they have satisfied this suspect is a drug pusher they serve them a black mark and leave them red faced. people have to know their enemies would be like this people will be afraid to go out because the next time police may be there . these guys are not alone in rushing there and conventional methods of fighting
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against drugs their colleagues from the drug free city movement have been accused of torturing addicts after they used handcuffs to force them to kick their habit they've also mocks drug dealers houses to shame them in the community. it is our uprising against the drug dealers do you think it's better to sit at home and watch how the drug dealers will be killing you we managed to unite our forces and declare war to the drug dealers. sociologists a mob just as occurs when people become disillusioned by official afterwards but the public taking the law into its own hands is an unwelcome trend worked for our border there are a lot of enthusiastic who are striving to eradicate this horrible evil by any means possible when their actions don't comply with the law the law is against them for sure we can eradicate this evil but only by legal methods there are over five million drug users in more than russia vast amounts of money being blown on
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reducing drug demand and treating addicts but statistics are just getting more and more gloomy. this is how some of the activists are try. to stop the madness threaten the country with warts approved by the mob do as they say will have to hide from the public for at least three weeks some are skeptical about their methods others even accuse them of really getting at the end to draw big so that includes all of you their form of justice is that if it helps save at least one lot . more. some more of today's international stories we're covering for you the. suicide bombing in northern afghanistan has killed a senior police chief and five others to the nato troops base commander was one of the leaders of the movement which fought against militants and has admitted the attack has been an urgent process on security forces in the wake of some of.
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the other ends of the country's troubled treif have agreed a ceasefire after five days of clashes in the capital one hundred twenty. because. the president's son refused to sign a proposal by our interest for him to step down in a month this week's fighting still fears that yemen could descend into civil war something it's a pressure to go after months of demonstrations to days it's a year. there's a worry ahead for japan's fukushima nuclear plant as a powerful typhoon heads its way in the next day or so. the facility is not fully prepared for the heavy rain and winds some react to buildings are wide open to the storm and radioactive material into the air and sea workers have been battling to fix a rather brutal system but for now back online. i
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want a trip to antarctica diving into its icy sea probably wouldn't be high on your to do list of the some it's all just in a morning's work what's in front of us and it's there is nothing around deep sea dirt in the name of science across. the back would plunge into frigid enjoyed it certainly is not for the children but this cruise making this dive a regular experience all in the name of science. the main purpose of our trip so i'm talk to god is to establish a foundation for monitoring different species living on the bottom of the ocean and we are studying the distribution of animals that live there and we are studying their nature each day during the short summer season this crew makes multiple trips out to sea where they get a firsthand look at what's below the surface. in this case one in the same way a logical community scritches from a depth of five so almost fifty meters there are certain variations but mostly the
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picture is the same it's impossible to say anything now it's too early to draw any conclusions we've got too little information just one section of you working out of the cars the waters of antarctica will not only help scientists identify the types of animals living here but by coming back over time they can study subtle changes in the environment and how the animals are affected by the changes in three to five years we will repeatedly it's a collection and we can establish whether there have been any changes some animals might have gone and others may have a place that we can establish why maybe there are some climatic changes that lead to changes in the populations so it will indicate whether it's got colder or warmer here what they come up with can at times seem a bit questionable if not simply messy while other times their trash is quite clear but in all cases important to their research so what is logged in ships to russia what is then catalogued and still sometimes new discoveries are made constantly
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going cataloguing many new types of muscles my colleagues are doing the same we're always finding new and absolutely unknown species proving that there is still much more work to be done in one of the world's coldest ecosystems arctica chan thomas fourteen. well that was sean's antartica expedition report saw online future watch anytime you like starting dot com here's what else we've got there for you this sunday in russia will soon be fighting for bread on the table again by lifting the ban on well grain exports and from greeks more like me also. when the west bank east sunday marks the anniversary of american president ronald reagan's man not visit u.s.s.r. about our bridges with the. dot com.
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but artie's interview with the libyan rebel leader is coming up right after a recap of our top stories in just a moment stay with us here. for
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the moment from. one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is n.p.r. and people have to be aware that they are far away from civilization. sean thomas discovers what makes antarctica so special and attractive for many wildlife is a bold and fragile. expedition to the bottom of the earth a marxist. leninist shouldn't free cretaceous a free in-store charge of free. transfer three risk free studio types free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects a free media dog to our team.


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