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ahmed's brother who survived says they will never forgive or forget what nato has done to them destroying their lives and hems. they should take responsibility for their wrongdoing and nato has responded with an apology. intended target during last night's airstrike in tripoli was a military missile site. however from our initial assessment of the facts it appears that one weapon did not strike the intended target due to a weapons systems failure although officials in tripoli claim more than eight hundred civilians have died in nato raids the nine people they say were killed in sunday's bombardment of the city have become the first civilian casualties officially acknowledged by the alliance only on saturday nato has also admitted another mistake in a strike this time on rebel forces need to leave in all ports of bragger with a number of casualties not been disclosed do you hold me to you hold mr cameron mr
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sarkozy is this going to score any mr obama has already shown me good discipline support for the deaths of these innocent children innocent i wasn't here i'm innocent fathers and mothers you cannot justify this attack would you name wasn't. sunday's fatal error hickories in the rising concerns within nato about his operation in northern africa only eight out of its twenty eight members have joined the mission to protect civilians in libya which raises the question how many would support one to kill them ration option or r t tripoli or with civilian casualties in libya mounting and no end in sight those paying for the intervention might be stumping up more than they bargained for the u.k. has announced that its taxpayers might see one point six billion dollars of their hard earned cash diverted to fund the intervention and as artie's or abbott reports
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that there is little patience left among an already dissolution public. there are already calling it the billion pound war it's calculated that if the war in libya goes on for six months it will cost the british taxpayer one point six billion dollars but that initial humanitarian mission is now get rid of gadhafi operation and that could take a lot longer assuming that their goal is to simply oust him from power one imagines this is not going to end until he or until he leaves office so this could potentially drag on for months more and as we've seen they've already extended the operation by another three months that's unlikely to be popular with the british public that's watching government spending like a hawk already firas seeing services and jobs slashed even so downing street swore while it is open and it's taking the lead in libya data gathered by britain's guardian newspaper from defense ministries and news reports shows that britain has
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flown twenty five percent of all sources in libya second only to the u.s. by the second week of may six thousand strike missions had been ordered blogger daniel rennick says the u.k.'s likely to have weighed up the cost but with a warm wind blowing west towards from libyan rebels and us movements britain reckons a billion pounds is a pretty good investment it's about having control of north african resources particularly. we made for the transitional council that seems to be very clear some bombs cost up to one and a half million dollars each and with the u.k. cutting defense spending analysts say they may not be replaced and when you're dealing with such big numbers small things make a big difference you're far to tight food cost maybe ninety thousand thousand pounds per hour to fly so small changes in the number of hours you estimate produce big changes in cost estimate for the operant given what we're seeing was always
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expensive but the costs back home. could prove harder to afford next in line to strike a million public sector workers who are being asked to work more and get less the disruption to services could run in two weeks the commitment to continue in libya for however suggests a blank check at a time when. the deployment of apache helicopters doesn't appear to have given nato the tactical advantage it hoped for and every time a plane takes to the sky or drops a bomb the cost for britain and its beleaguered european neighbors create. a repeat of the libyan scenario in syria would be unacceptable and everything must be done to prevent it well that's the view of russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov. russia will do everything it can to prevent a libyan scenario happening in syria together with the international community we
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can urge to put the reforms into practice as soon as possible and to call on the opposition not to ignore suggestions to discuss these reforms but to start negotiating them. came as syria's president bashar assad addressed the nation with his third major speech since unrest began in the country in mid march well in its sort of promised liberal reforms but declined to go into detail that's something that was picked up on by the opposition and the president stuck to his stance that foreign influence was behind the uprising and they said no change was possible until the violence died down well experts say this speech could become a turning point if the president follows through on his promises. and coming your way artie's peter lavelle his guest discuss whether the international presence in libya and other african countries is really likely to improve life for the people there will watch that later this hour in our program. now
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a five day long nuclear security forum has kicked off in vienna the japanese atomic crisis has prompted a comprehensive discussion about the future of nuclear power delegates for most of the one hundred fifty member states of the international atomic watchdog the i.a.e.a. are at the gathering and they aim to work out tighter universal safety regulations for reactors japan is expected to be criticized for its slow response to the fukushima disaster well it has already submitted a report admitting it wasn't prepared for an accident on such a scale r.t. shaun thomas traveled to a city well outside the official exclusion zone where locals are still concerned over high radiation levels. the ominous and constant ticking of geiger counters and scientists working in fukushima city concerned. i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey from fukushima university when i was thinking there
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a creation protocol in process set up by the japanese government is not enough and myself i think i should evacuate from this area but because of my job at the university i can't my family and my friends' families are evacuating. officially fukushima city is in a safe area eighty kilometers from the daiichi plant reactor one and a full sixty kilometers outside the banda danger zone but still radiation levels here are much higher than normal just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the ground is really pretty quiet tonight micro ringgits which is about thirty times what it is more than the accepted level but it will come down here to where i just saw it all and the market collected the radiation will quickly jumped out but it's still climbing earlier we got a reading of the night in an aisle of my career which is about a thousand times more than what is an acceptable level of strictly legal. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking radiation the japanese government has had to be creative with the numbers but the government did they
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change the redish on quantum level stand at the levels from one. to twenty minutes even twenty times. the. standards before the accident and now. they raise the. the standard so that they can say it's safe but actually the standard house changed the new higher levels mean that fukushima can be classed as being outside of the exclusion zone some say that evacuating the city would be simply impractical given the huge numbers of people affected to try and mitigate their circumstances to some degree a group of scientists have teamed up to find a simple ways to reduce the radiation levels. you know just trying to do a. project. by ourselves and
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we are not to using our special men we just use normal. scoops. you just. do. the small effort to bring some security to a community facing a scary and uncertain future in fukushima city sean thomas r.t. all the discussions related to fukushima at the vienna conference will be held behind closed doors with only summaries being released and withholding information from the public is ruining a people stressed in nuclear authorities well that's a view of malcolm graham a former information officer of the u.k. atomic authority and currently a policy analyst for the chatham house think back in london understandably all of us want to know as much as we can about the present situation clearly sometimes you need discussions behind closed doors to. try to discuss things that may not be the
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case but which would cause a lot of fear if if they were announced until now later not to be the case but for such a major and meeting of this sort i do believe that a demonstration of openness is extremely important and i think this is the wrong decision people are going to think. that they don't want to come out even if that's not the case i don't believe personally that we've seen a massive cover up of information coming from japan what we have seen though i think is a very slow response to questions an attitude which has been far too backward looking about this is what we think might have been happening two or four weeks ago instead of this is what we think might happen in two or four weeks time and when that is the attitude. people are going to think the author is are sitting on the information and they don't want to release. all despite concerns over japan's government playing down the dangers the number two nuclear official in the country thinks the issue is simply too complicated for the general public the full
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exclusive interview with japan's nuclear industry spokesman is coming your way next hour here on r.t. . the japanese government tried to. distribute oh make. available all the information we got from that call and from our monitoring systems. it's very difficult to understand for ordinary people how. dangerous those numbers are we have to explain and the manner in which people can easily understand the situation that's a task. for president medvedev is still keeping russia and the rest of the world guessing whether he'll make a bid to state chief of the kremlin for a second term however in an interview with london's financial times he appeared to
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rule out a puttin medvedev face off in next year's election artie's cut that he reports on what else the president had to say. well it's definitely the question that the russian president has been asked most frequently in the recent. with a with a decided to keep the suspense of the well. what is it doing the new leader especially one who walking past the president's seat has to be willing to run for reelection however it's not a question of whether he would make that decision for himself i suggest waiting a bit longer and keeping the intrigue. of course the main intrigue of the twenty two of the presidential election still remains with him and to give did answer some questions in relations to who will run for office and one thing is certain both he and with him approach him will not run for the same office it will just be one man who are still remains to see who will that be. it's hard for me to imagine we're
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putin and i both running for president of the same time for at least one reason the thing is we strictly speaking represent the same political force competition between us would bring harm to the goals and tasks we've been working on for the past several years it wouldn't be good for russia and it wouldn't be good in this particular situation it was a very long interview that the russian president gave to the financial times that were so many issues were raised about the course of it of course pertaining to russia's national and foreign policies many of us think that our interesting both to people living in russia those observing problems that specifically of course questions relating to the goals that the russian president set out for himself during his term in office they say should that only option was no interview that is taken by western media source has gone by with the issue that ratio will china was being raised us president reiterated his position that that is
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the least should it happen not in any way be a danger to society like any russian citizens serving time that will to. has the right to an appeal of course it wasn't just matters of domestic policy that were touched upon the russian president speaking quite harshly about the nato military intervention in libya saying that some of russia's partners basically chose to misinterpret the resolution passed by the united nations security council resolution that russia let the parents hoping that it will be observed and kept to as it is worded but of course you did just said that basically a very good resolution turned into a meaningless bit of paper with nato as a military intervention in libya and that for safety because of that no resolution will be passed on syria what do you see all the serious matters of course that were discussed we do know that the russian president is very fond of his gadgets he is rarely seen without his i pad and he did slip that he has
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a special on it that lets him monitor exactly what his employees are doing and which of his tasks have already been fulfilled is a very useful thing i personally plan to check out the app store to see whether it's been specifically custom made for the president or whether it's available for the general public. a log on to our website that's r t dot com and there you can find that interview with president medvedev in full and you can leave your comments and also on life for you this hour even though the angry birds and mobile game is not one of the applications the russian leader frequently uses he did to give a special thank you to its creator will find out why at our teeth dot com. who's next in the terrorist crosshairs card a house watched its own hit list featuring a pentagon officials and a u.s. politicians. and now in agree so workers at a state owned electricity company have gone on a forty eight hour strike against
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a sturdy measures well this comes as the new finance ministers failed to agree on conditions for releasing the next installment of law. here's bailout package for the country well the decision was postponed until july with a secular nation that athens in the us fresh budget cuts workers at the utility are angry at government plans to privatized the company as part of a sturdy ventures seen as crucial if the country is to avoid a default of pierce of greece defaulting made british banks hold back tens of billions of euros from the lending market and a former deputy speaker of the belgian a parliament claims that previous bailouts didn't do much to change the policies of receiving countries. crises like these are considered big opportunities by big financial institutions it was showing the past and it is so today where is the money gone well i think you don't have to look for the money is going to financial institution to wealthy elites who are actually benefiting from this crisis bailouts
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what kind of bailout through for what purpose debt is the question and the bill is that we have shown so was look we give you all the stock spare money without any conditions so you can keep on going to eat what you did that is not the kind of bailout advice or all the social achievements of the last thirty years are put in jeopardy by these financial so-called financial reforms and the thing is this is a question about what is democracy and what is democracy for i think the moxley people not for financial institution it's as simple as that now a russian mother is facing criminal charges over the death of her daughter who it is alleged was not given proper care after catching pneumonia the case sparked widespread outrage when it was revealed that the mother failed to call the doctors and instead a sort of vise on the internet. has been finding out why some parents prefer to avoid the services of medical institutions. i see i was an eagerly awaited baby
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adored by her mother and everyone around she was a lively newborn for three months when she became ill and died within a week doctors say had i been hospitalized earlier she could have had a chance of survival however us his mother julia hesitated too long and she's now facing criminal charges for negligence. you have to understand we did want to avoid unnecessary medical intrusion but we're not in a cult we cared about her children's health and wanted only the best for them this is julia's heartrending response in a t.v. show called let them talk on russia's first channel. in the program she was hounded as an irresponsible mother who watched her daughter die on line after her desperate post asking for help on the internet reached the wider public julius tragic story is just one among those who chose to give birth at home and resort to self treatment rather than trust official health care they may be
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a fraction of russian society but then number is increasing and doctors are alarmed . there usually three reasons behind a woman's choice first is when a mother falls under the influence of an alternative group that makes business out of it delivering babies without a license the second group are those who prefer everything natural as it was before hospitals and the third is the most unpleasant for us when a patient has a bad experience connected to a medical establishment. stories of medical maltreatment or even worse continue appearing in the russian media and unplanned amputation of a baby's limb and an alleged swab of a woman's healthy newborn for a disabled one are among the most recent cases those dark stories often have another side to them but they're scary enough to make young women dread any hospitals drugs and doctors. people who are afraid of clinical medicine have their reasons for that. they're afraid of the complications they might get in
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maternity wards of unnecessary medical intrusion there's quite a large number of deaths and crippled lives. so veronica believed her mother when she told her doctors might harm her and her baby the idea of natural delivery at home sounded very convincing to me until my son and i nearly died in the birth i'm like neither of us ended up in a grave the radhika is one of those who opted for home both with insistence of only a midwife a practice that is unregulated in russia and skates on legal thin ice making it open to abuse the running because midwives barely had any relevant training but dick the money and never asked if the baby survived. despite the controversy of the home birth everyone agrees that in today's russia if you want to minimize the risk giving birth in hospital is the answer but with mothers wanting more choice the system as it currently stands could do with a rethink after all it is these little people and their health that matters most
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and their arrival. should be a happy one. all over a year recap of the top story shortly but first the business news after a short break. hi and welcome to aunty's business bulletin increased demand for gas in europe has largely benefited the russian state company gazprom but the company has been criticized for charging far more than the market spot prices alexander medvedev deputy c.e.o. of gas from believes however that the disparity between spot prices and long term
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contract prices will soon be minimal. in the next two years we can expect to grow significantly harder futures what we do to him to love and win to win twenty thirteen if they're not already higher will be wrong four hundred dollars per thousand cubic meters is equal to the prize for you know long term contracts. china and russia getting into the green business together they've agreed to create a new company which will develop energy from agricultural waste russia has enough resources to produce almost seventy billion cubic meters of bio gas a year that's enough to cover the annual electricity needs of countries such as indonesia or egypt. that have a look at how the markets are performing oil was sharply down early on monday but has since made a comeback is trading at one hundred twelve dollars a barrel one light sweet is down around ninety two. despite the lower european and asian markets the u.s.
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markets are open slot you look like monday those speculation that they will fall throughout trading is high due to continuing concerns over the debt crisis in greece. european stocks also lower monday with investors avoiding risks on fear that finance ministers were unable to reach a solution to the greek crisis despite meeting over the weekend. and bearish sentiment dominated the russian markets monday both the r.t.s. and the my sex closed more than one percent in the red the last heading the market's toward the longest losing streak since two thousand and eight. looking at individual share moves on the my sex ordinary shares and ross telecom lost almost eight percent the massive selloff followed a rally early this morning when shares rose thirteen percent analysts attributed the rise of the inclusion at the inclusion of ross telecom shares in the r.t.s. index and on expectations that the stock will soon be included in the m.s.c.i. index energy majors suffered losses dragged down by the oil price gazprom ended in
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the red despite its announcement of a twenty. six percent increase in its forecast for this year's european exports banking stocks were also under pressure back last point six percent during the day getting cut your ass off at capital wraps up monday's trade. off the markets have close or rather lost really. we haven't seen a strong positive more swell of course the markets do try to find some ground but still that are said to much optimism what i think is connected to the uncertainty with greece on friday we had moderately positive news with. german and french officials the big term the common position regarding greece. nor single nor strong decision has been made so that section of the man problem for the markets which interferes with the. market should bond. and that's all the business for this hour will be back with more in just under an hour's time stay
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with us for headlines with tessa next.
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bulk i'm back here's a quick recap of the top stories here on our nato admits it launched the airstrike that killed nine civilians in a tripoli suburb while british taxpayers weary of spending the bill for three months of bloody stalemate. every head of state wants a second term but it's the people who have the final word so says president medvedev he still hasn't announced whether he'll stand again but he did rule out a faceoff with prime minister. the international atomic energy agency is expected to. report. a nuclear safety forum. aimed at improving safety regulations and preventing
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a repeat of the japanese crisis. that up next our debate show cross talk with peter lavelle to stay with us. well. bringing you the latest in science and technology from around russia. we've got the future covered. and you can. follow and welcome to cross talk i'm peter all about africa in the new great game outside interest in this continent is immense rich in natural resources and a growing middle class china the u.s. europe and other powers are scrambling for influence and wealth there can africa
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avoid another wave of imperialism and neocolonialism. in. the rostock the future of africa i'm joined by robert guest in london he's a business editor at the economist and author of the book the shackled continent africa past present and future in washington we cross to jendayi frazer she's a professor at the carnegie mellon university and in oxford we have photos manji he's editor in chief of the pangas who can news all right this is cross talk lady and gentlemen and that means you can jump in anytime you want and i know they have difference of opinion so i want my viewers to see it if i go to you first in oxford i do like to go the term africa in the new great game the scramble for influence because a lot of people are saying this right now as africa is stepping up its development some countries are getting ahead while some are not.


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