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libyans in the capital tripoli rage at the nato bombing campaign which they say is robbing them of both their safety and their fuel supply. all of us on the east where members of the shanghai cooperation organization including russia are getting ready to review ten years of collaboration and draw up a blueprint for the future from their cars a capital i'm tests are still here join me in a few minutes for the details. political turmoil in yemen is no obstacle for the u.s. to bomb the country as washington is looking to expand its wrong war there join me in a check and for more in just a few minutes. international
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news and comment live from our studios here in central moscow this is r.t. nato airstrikes and advancing rebel forces a tightening the noose around colonel gadhafi stronghold tripoli civilians in the capital live in constant fear of being killed and mel petrol shortage is making their lives even more difficult actions aimed at protecting civilians have succeeded only in stoking people's anger there. are reports. it's may have some of the largest oil reserves on the planet but these days labor is also god some of the longest queues at his pastoral stations the international sanctions imposed on them battled colonels regime did not include a few and. that nato is targeting. if suspected the fuel might be used by gadhafi as military forces with roads closed factories at a stop and foreign workers long since gone from the war stricken country is facing its worst energy crisis ever the new reality is ordinarily been drivers now spend
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vast amounts of time queuing for fuel a month ago this became a common. name which can. three people have been lining up to fill up their cars for hours even days but this line is a little different compared to the gas station at the end of life here is the limit only and barker is a university student and has volunteered here to help organize the process she stands few russian books which allow individuals thirty five liters a week she believes it's a great idea to have women only stations. women have too many things to do they don't fight each other world cueing and never shoot into the year is men often do so we're able to serve up to nine hundred cars good day for all of the eleven. this line is long but others are ruben longer petrels still cheaper than water here just a few cents for a litter it's just that is often in short supply. if there is no few we have to
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give our cars and return reentry appears that could be days. women only gas stations is one of many innovations supposed to ease people's lives in a country in cares there are also special problems for ambulances and police cars. with a needle surrounded us but we should move on we try to do our best to help people get by if we give up will die so a lot of those seeking to oust colonel gadhafi may have been hoping the hardships will incite people to rise up against their leader but instead it only seems to be fueling people's hatred towards what they feel is western imperialism. nato damaged our city destroyed our life they told us they want to save people is that the way to save the people tell me this is just a crime. while the warring sides try to find
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a way out of months of devastating conflict ordinary people are looking for a way to just leave their everyday lives dreaming about times when. night man would be with a distant memory. t. tripoli. violence is also raging still in syria force in the u.s. to renew its calls on damascus to halt its crackdown on protests but the white house strongly condemning president assad's actions government troops are said to be pushing rebel forces further from the northern town of good after taking full control of the area the advances sent another wave of civilians fleeing towards the turkish border according to human rights groups at least fourteen hundred people have been killed since the beginning of the crackdown in mid march and some ten thousand detained meanwhile britain france are pushing for a draft u.n. resolution but russia and china who oppose any attempts to intervene in the syrian conflict has said they won't back the move the school of journalism and service told me earlier that the u.s.
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is using the opportunity to weaken the regime. well it appears that both russia and china are going to show that there will be no u.n. security council resolution but even i think even if even if one would have been passed i don't think would have much credibility you see the problem is that the those who support the syrian regime and the syrian government can point to. a very simple fact that is there been many u.n. resolutions for the middle east and they've always been ignored when they apply to israel and also other people say well yes today it will be this resolution but it won't have any impact tomorrow they'll strengthen and the day after that it'll be even stronger and so you'll get an incremental move towards some kind of military intervention so people i think are very very suspicious of the reasoning behind the resolution if it falls in the same way as it did in iraq that is foreign intervention destroying the country then you can see it plunging into it into
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a kind of civil war that we saw in lebanon but on a much bigger scale pitting christian against muslim and allowing gays and so on although all the religious sects against each other i think. the u.s. . relations syria was on the list of countries that supported terrorism sanctions over the years so i don't think there's anything on the hand about i think it's quite straightforward. to a certain extent the u.s. would like to see would like to take the opportunity to be able to kind of we can. appeal to weaken the regime. plenty still to come for you this hour as we go where few have been before. reached to the bottom of the largest plane in what ten europe what charge you the exclusive coverage of that from lake geneva in switzerland. and civil rights in question as thousands of egyptians face trial under the interim military leadership. stories to become the first heads of
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state from some of the east's keep players are descending on kazakstan for an annual summit of the shanghai cooperation organization founded ten years ago the c.e.o. brings together countries including russia and china but others are also invited such as iran and afghanistan to work on common threats and challenges such as syria is in the capital. they are going to be reflective to begin with they're going to look back at the past ten years look at that collaboration the cooperation and see if they've actually achieved something so they want to assess that and then come up with objectives you objectives for the future now the six member states including of course china russia will kick off the summit to morrow that's wednesday and joining them will be the heads of state of india and pakistan that have observer status here at the summit now it's interesting because all three of them do want to become full members but there are some hurdles to be overcome in iran's case for example it has un sanctions against it and the c.e.o. is looking forward to adopting a u.n.
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resolution improving the relationship between the u.n. and d.s.t.o. having more cooperation so this could be an obstacle but nevertheless iran is here as an observer and they are also involved in the dialogue afghanistan is also here but if you want to send is here as a guest of the vs c.e.o. however afghanistan has also applied for an observer status and they were saying that at the end of this summit it is expected that they will come up with a decision whether or not of ghana said it will indeed become an observer it is an important part of this region and they do want to talk about post made to what ghana said what is the future of ghana said after the nato forces do withdraw in the future and this ability of that country of course is essential to the stability of the region for this specific summit they do want to give ample time to economic and financial issues they do want to come up with a special account so to speak now china for its part has already given ten billion dollars committed ten billion dollars for member nations should they ever need it this is by no means that trying to compete with other groupings of the world they
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want to be a part of the global dialogue and that is exactly what they're going to try to come up with one voice relation regard to the issues that are affecting the world today especially what's happening in the middle east and north africa and of course the less off forget the meetings on the sideline it's interesting to see what bilateral agreements will come out of the summit on wednesday. u.s. officials say the c.e.o. stepping up the construction of a military base in the persian gulf which will attempt drones that were used to strike targets in yemen which is officially an american in the war on terror go to church cohen has more. now they decided to task the cia with chasing down al qaida yemen and that marks a major escalation of america's covert war in yemen which is not really covert it's one of the undeclared wars that the u.s. is waging against terror but up to this day in yemen it's been the u.s. military that was running the show that was carrying the drone strikes sort of in cooperation with the yemeni counter in counter terrorism units but now i made the
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power vacuum and all the political turmoil in yemen the cooperation is falling apart and courting to u.s. officials because the cia operates on a different legal authorities than the military the cia will have greater latitude to carry out strikes no matter what the political climate there greater latitude in other words they don't have to ask anybody's permission to harm the country the yemeni leader who is now out of the country after months of violent popular revolt against him and his government for many years had been supported by the u.s. in exchange for letting americans go after of hiding in yemen as we. often covering for the u.s. drone strikes you know the cable shows that the yemeni authorities would claim they carried out this right and not the americans we have to remember that scores of civilians were killed in those rights so the support of the yemeni authorities was much needed for the u.s. to carry on with the operations pakistan is one example of
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a popular revolt against the cia drone strikes thousands of civilians were killed by u.s. drone attacks even though the country's parliament has demanded to to stop the strikes and i mean pakistan's parliament the country's leadership continues to allow the americans to care. the operations hold the leadership to they criticize the killing of civilians but they do little to stop it many analysts say their support for the bombings will continue as long as they continue to receive billions of dollars from washington people there are furious in one year you are strong killed seven hundred civilians in pakistan and they netted only five actual militant leaders numbers that some experts are giving are some the former chief counterinsurgency strategist for the u.s. state department has estimated that drone attacks killed fifty nine targeted persons for each intended target nonetheless we now see the rapid expansion of
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the cia drone war. around seven thousand people have been arrested by egypt's military rulers since the end of the country's revolution in february the interim leadership has promised to review the military trials of civilians and says it will increase the powers of civil courts of human rights watch dogs are skeptical saying that not much has changed since president mubarak stepped down human rights activist david keiji says his organization the but this instance also found evidence of torture. jailed simply for criticizing the government others have been brought up on spiritus charges of quote unquote insulting the military but increasingly and certainly given the incredible high number of detentions detentions of civilians not attentions of people who have you know tried to undermine the regime but people simply criticizing the military this is a very dangerous trend egyptian dissidents and bloggers who were imprisoned in military prisons and they describe incredible torture they describe electrocution
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they describe waterboarding they describe regular beatings and this was the egyptian military that stood behind mubarak until the last minute so while there have been gains and we hope that egypt has a brighter future ahead of it there are still many many challenges that it still has to overcome if egypt is going to move towards democracy and liberalism and openness in the west in fact has a very important role to play. well now more in some of the top stories from around the world at this stage of the day an attack on a government compound just north of baghdad has left nine people dead and seventeen injured two car bombs went off outside the building during a weekly provincial council meeting and a blast cleared the way for suicide bombers to enter the compound causing two further explosions. the japanese cabinet has approved a plan to help the operator of the fukushima nuclear plant paid billions of dollars in compensation to victims of the disaster tepco now receive government subsidies
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as well as contributions from the private sector the firm's been waiting for official approval to begin making payments to those affected the japanese parliament has been critical of the way tepco has dealt with the crisis triggered by an earthquake and tsunami three months ago. the. international monetary fund a short listed two candidates to lead the board french finance minister christine legarde and mexican central bank chief carstens will fight it out for the top position both of strong credentials but the guard is seen as the favorite she's gaining major support comes after the resignation of dominic stransky who quit amid a sex scandal the hotly contested race to succeed him will end later this month. the supreme court has sentenced a local neo nazi group leader let's see if we avoid and his accomplice. to life in prison ruling that they pose an exceptional threat to society other members of the group receive penalties ranging from suspended sentences to eighteen years in prison again members were convicted of hate crimes including murders and illegally
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possessing weapons they were responsible of staging attacks on foreign students and killing citizens of senegal north korea and. they will serve their terms in high security prisons and the founder of the neo nazi gang dimitry put off because it was killed in a standoff with police in two thousand and six thought he said the gang has been active for eight years. well there are plenty of other stories where if you own a website that's r.t. dot com online all the time including why egypt's interim government is rethinking its economic ties with israel and considers cutting off gas supplies to the jewish state you can find out about this and other stories on our t.v. dot com including. nato war games on a u.s. warship in the black sea cause of concern in moscow as plans for a missile defense shield come to the forefront.
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well they've explored the waters of the arctic. to look at the titanic no for the first time russian submarines problem the depths of switzerland geneva. two would also test just how clean the water drawn by thousands of swiss and french every day really. was there to watch the crew involved on their journey to the. for the first time ever two russian deep sea subs the legendary meters have made it to the war some of switzerland the largest board said to gain a better idea about its jolla jihad and levels of lake geneva within the next two months research from switzerland germany from the united states will carry out physical chemical micro biological experiments given that lake geneva is the main source of potable water in the region well the nearest submersibles were used to
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call in siberia they also reached the border all ocean in two thousand and seven and bagged than part of the russian expedition presidential envoy to the north and south poles. planted a titanium capsule on the arctic ocean floor to symbolically claim what could be vast amateur reserves beneath the sea but and again this time a capsule of the russian joe graphical society was on the lake geneva in a seventy second year russia's number one poll amounts that he was willing to take to the depths once again. as a politician i feel it's better to me. and one of the participants of today's comes from a renowned family which actually invented. hello mr pickard i know you tell us more about your father grandfather. grandfather or.
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first ride to the stratosphere. then he invented the best escape. if you go to the deepest spot in the ocean he built it with my father and then my father in one thousand sixty together with john walsh who is one of the greatest friends of my family he made the deepest dive to the absolute bottom of the ocean eleven thousand meters in the trench so i know my father has passed away and do we did the dive do you either do they think of geneva so that was really great i don't that she took part in a legend rick's position in the first dive in the marianna trench tell us what does the wolves look like from the boss from from down there different innerspace it's another planet. and we saw another spaceship powered down there. the other mir submersible coming out of the dark with the lights on just like a hollywood movie and getting closer and closer and to spaceships meeting at the
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bottom of the sea. we'll be back with a recap of our top stories for in about ten minutes from now meantime as nato steps up its strikes on the libyan capital former u.s. congresswoman and presidential candidate cynthia mckinney is in the country to see for herself how libyans are coping with the onslaught she expressed doubts about whether nato is following international law is next here.
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former congresswoman and u.s. presidential candidate. has been in libya working with a non-governmental fact finding mission for ten days already she's here at private expense as are the other members of her team to establish real evidence based facts on the reality of life in tripoli and made mates of bombardments and civil war she joins me now thank you very much thank you for having me well why is fact finding necessary in tripoli i can't remember who it was that said that truth is the first casualty of war but we in the united states very well aware that our country went to war against iraq and encouraged the entire world to gold to war with that against iraq nine hundred thirty five times the bush administration.
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lied to the american people in the international community about the reasons for going into iraq and then after the deed was done we had our deputy secretary of defense say well you know we were in a room and we were just trying to figure out which lie of the american people would buy so we settled upon weapons of mass destruction and just like that the international community was drawn into a war that has completely decimated destroyed an entire country the country of iraq so now when our government says that they have a responsibility to bomb people in order to save them i think it's important for the american people to understand what the truth is you've mentioned iraq so you do think maybe it could be like second the rock and roll what i think is libya could
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become somalia one in the reaction of the people to. the possibility of foreign ground troops here i don't think that is going to be anything that is welcome by anything anyone other than the libyan nato allies who are called the rebels who have been here for a while already so what have you seen what concerns me is that we have reports that depleted uranium is being used we know that there are the missiles that are coming down the bunker buster bombs that are being used depleted uranium is being used here then everything that we see in brief is contaminated what are these reports come from actually a member of parliament in the united kingdom was the first person who mentioned the
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possible. nato use of depleted uranium that i am aware of and at since that time i have spoken with some experts scientists scientists who are familiar with the telltale signs of depleted uranium use one is how the particulate matter tastes in your mouth if there is a metallic taste and of course since i've been here in the been a lot lot of bombings i have asked around about the metallic taste one of the persons that i brought with me is an attorney and i asked him he specifically said yes. that he had a metallic taste in his mouth i have not spoken to libyan scientists who have officially confirmed that but of course if we look at nato and their choice of weaponry we know that nato is used depleted uranium where in eastern europe they've
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used it in afghanistan they are probably using it in pakistan and why would they not use it here what conclusions. my conclusions will be merely the truth as i see it and of course i just have spoken with the dean of political science at the university also known as nasser university where two out of tory m.p.'s were bombed now while he is nato bombing universities why of a bombing compounds where people gathered to express their joy and love and concern for their leader i don't know why nato is choosing these targets but these are civilian targets and when civilian targets are bombed we have criminal activity . in tripoli yes we've also been to
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a hospital and there we. were able to speak with people and see their wounds now i was able to see the wounds of the people and they looked very similar to the wounds of those who experience dying weapons that's a dis inert metallic. weapon that was used in gaza now we've heard these massive bombardments from a distance but what kind of a fact are they having on the civilian population this is another aspect of the nato operation and mad like to stress this idea of collective punishment because of course we've heard of collective punishment in the context of israel and its treatment of the palestinians but what we are seeing here is a kind of collective punishment as well where nato is preventing. shipments a few all and food and medicine to come in they have been efforts to actually
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get medicine into the country that have been denied by nato thank you very much. for being with us. wealthy british. time to. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with much stronger no holds barred look at the global financial headlines. report. to a substantial degree and one form or another socialism has spread the shadow of one
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regiment paid. over most of the nations of the earth and the shadow is an approaching of. the early twenty first century military bases the network of military bases all around the former sleeve and that the united states is trying to build it's astonishing most americans have no idea there are more than a quarter of a million or more than two hundred fifty thousand u.s. troops stationed on these bases all around us. we don't have power bases in america we don't have any british base we don't have any korean base we don't have any french bases or you know we just all american bases in. the noises and doesn't bother us at all because they're all bases for other people it's almost like a cancer here for these people. since. we're
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