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an. instant. the libyan leader finds himself in double trouble as the international criminal court issues the warrant for his arrest for crimes against humanity on the hundred day alternator's bombing libya more details just ahead. israel promises to say it's offensive down from gaza backing away from the u.s. rates and please journalists. also that it's confirmed fifteen people near japan's fukushima nuclear plant showed signs of radiation exposure last month that's the latest government troops and their anger and skepticism. that business russia's biggest airline airport is set for privatization the couple that will sell
a number of assets to give free to raise up to twenty five billion dollars we'll have more on that and other stories in our business bulletin within the. international news and comment live from moscow this is twenty four hours a day good to have you with us this it appears that libyan leader moammar gadhafi is not only being targeted by nato jets but the international criminal court also has him in its sights two judges in the hague issued an arrest warrant for gadhafi and his closest allies on charges of crimes against humanity. namely he's being accused of purposefully targeting civilians of killing civilians here in the dispersal of the protest in february of this year the court's decision and the request for the arrest of moammar gadhafi his son and also his intelligence
minister has been issued by one of the prosecutors are the international criminal court and this is only the second time in the court's nine year history that such a warrant has been issued for incumbents head of state the first such occurrence happens in. in two thousand and nine and the man that they wanted or were after was the sudanese president. that this is and has yet to be implemented in reality and the libyan authorities have already said that they will not comply with the i.c.c. is decision in this case they actually questioned its legitimacy and have reminds us that libya is not a signatory to the rome treaty which has actually set up the international criminal court we have yet to find out how exactly they will go about arresting or the i.c.c. did say that the libyan people themselves will arrest you but of course. he is called words remain defiant and say they will continue to fight to the very end and
they basically said they don't particularly care for this particular decision as a matter of fact there were reports of intensified bombing of tripoli just this morning there were reports that blasts have been heard very close to conduct his compound this was supposed to be an enforcement of a no fly zone in the libya and yet already we're talking about. according to libyan government we're talking about hundreds of civilians being killed as a result of the nato airstrikes of course the the officials have until not so long ago denied being at fault for it at this point it's kind of a situation which is just hanging in the air and whether this particular latest decision from the i.c.c. where that will have any effect on the situation in libya remains to be seen. there in constantine costa georgiadis the chairman of the state duma foreign affairs committee in moscow to explain to our g why the arrest warrants cannot be applied to the libyan leader. the decision of the
international criminal court. is not legally binding for a leader for the simple reason to leave b. is not a member state of the court and as long as mr cutler face to face on libyan state recovery and this decision cannot be fulfilled in case the decision of the courts lease in power there it will mean that mr inevitably will try to stay in power as long as he can and that contradicts the intentions on the international community of the way they're worked out by the security council member states russia included and frank based author researcher william and alice told me that there are others more deserving of justice in the hague when it comes to civilian deaths in libya the whole thing is upside down the
call by the i.c.c. i think we now need a high command including the united states commander of nato ought to be tried for crimes against humanity and given the fact that they've been bombing civilians in libya for more than a hundred days i mean this entire libya intervention by nato is absurd from beginning to end. it's just unbelievable what's going on nato can decide on the basis of responsibility to protect a completely vague sham. doctrine of international law that's been promoted by certain very politicized n.g.o.s in washington and elsewhere this responsibility to protect overrides national sovereignty so i think the i.c.c. is we are so i think it's a propaganda attempt to prop up the sense of justice behind this a very flimsy one of that and you know it's politically motivated. we're talking to a little early here on r.t. well still to come on the program this hour democracy with a catch the u.s.
a mix of new programs to help opposition movements across the globe some suggest it's just a convenient way to overthrow the new since governments. in absentia are moscow court hands out twenty five years in prison to a top intelligence officer who fled russia after exposing a group of u.s. based russian agents including and chapman. a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships carrying supplies to gaza sets it apart from greece it's reportedly made up of ten vessels with some five hundred activists on board israel warns that its military is gearing up to intercept the armada but it was dropped earlier threats against journalists that they could be banned or deported for covering the events of his policy has the latest now forced from television. israeli government says it is rethinking how it plans to handle foreign journalists that are on board or with their freedom from suez itself from european waters and heads towards later this week what we do know is that earlier the
israeli government press office said that any journalist on board would face the risks when faced attention and would also face a ban of up to ten years that would not be able to return to israel for at least a decade we are now hearing that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu first heard of this only this morning monday on the news and he is said to have said it is problematic he has urged his cabinet to rethink it and it's also sort of the way germans are dealt with it's different to the way so-called infiltrators are handled this does not answer the question as if and when the israeli government indeed finds the second fertility to be in violation of international law which is of course what it was for italy guilty of how they and all journalists on board where the security cabinet held an emergency meeting today off the balcony to issue a statement in which they got a government minister said they were determined to prevent the fertility from reaching gaza which as usual friction as possible we're talking of about ten ships
some five hundred passengers on board representing some twenty two countries so if you know one wants repeat of what happened last year in news radio authorities are at pains to try and make sure that all the ducks on the road to convince the same kind of incident occurring that first attempt happened on may thirty first they were six ships involved they had six cells from thirteen and then launches of those ships known as the mother mama came in conflict with israeli commandos who were loaded into the ship via helicopters from helicopters there was fighting that ensued both sides blaming the other perhaps the start in the conflict but the fact is that nine turkish activists who were on board were killed nabil israeli government has said again and again that it will not allow any ships whether that's for ten or a team for another one to actually. beach gaza israeli authorities saying that they insist on actually soltan through all the goods on board to make sure that there are no great prisoner and mission there and that once will satisfy that they reasoned they will be personally responsible for transferring earthly goods to gaza
it is important to note that the reason why the activists are carrying out their second fertility in as many years in two years is that they do believe that the blockade on gaza is facilitating a humanitarian disaster we are hearing reports of increasing shortages in food supplies in medical supplies in basic items that people need to keep on living and so this is a second attempt by activists from around the world to draw attention see gaza. by the way you can find footage of last year's israeli aid flotilla assault on our website at r.t. dot com and also plenty of other stories waiting for you in addition to what you see here on screen including the latest news politics and culture blogs and expert analysis here's what's online there at the moment if you're a bank power of goblin or an elf and pick your rights under represented one group is a need to defend your cause and find out about russia's growing youth movement put in human rights. to having their rights protected too you can find out about the
story of a monument to a dog that's raised pelz of dollars to help stray animals across russia. the japanese government is starting radiation checks on millions of people living near the stricken focus shima nuclear plant that's been revealed that fifteen people living over forty kilometers from the facility showed signs of internal radiation exposure when examined last month but as r.t. shaun thomas found out many no longer trust the safety warnings. in a culture that is generally non-confrontational and obedient when val's and stick to the streets of tokyo against nuclear energy it is a serious sign of discontent after this crisis it is true that the people are more conscious and we need to take advantage of it this is the first time since the second world war that the japanese people have no trust in the government he watches a coastal city devastated by the earthquake the tsunami and on the edge of the radiation exclusion zone is starting on the long road to recovery but the people living here are seeing the government just isn't doing enough from the thirty haul
city they said different things like perfect or they said different things and the government is that different things. they're not forgetting the or stiff part of the country last year the are apart but some believe it is too early to tell what the real dangers of the situation or scientists know that large doses of radiation given in one blast is a significant health threat but they say there isn't enough information about long term exposure to lower doses of radiation and the types of damage it can do if you check it here or the radiation level and then you should get greece and then you take water you always will have different values because it's so close and it's changing so you can hardly say but it's really exceeds what a normal person would have by a year one of the frightening things about this entire incident is that there are no concrete boundaries that can clearly guarantee your safety one example is this
looks like a beautiful watch green valley behind me but in fact this is the very head of the twenty kilometer exclusion zone that the government has set up in fact we tried to get a little bit closer but were supported out by a police officer and a couple of earth will now although this is a perfectly a safe area the radiation levels here are still between seven and ten times higher than normal weather for misinformation or mis understanding the people who live in the affected areas don't always take the proper precautions here a volunteer works to clean up toxic radioactive hot spots with hardly any protection at all the problem that some say is compounded by government propaganda accentuating that benefits while neglecting to inform about the dangers of nuclear waste. the first thing the government should do is let the citizens know the real cost of nuclear energy until now the priority has been to profit from energy the p.r. machine of the government has been emphasising the benefit of nuclear energy and
the citizens have been brainwashed to believe it now in the wake of an international crisis and there are allegations that the government and the power companies have worked out a deal to help each other and that the media. has been blown off the t.v. channels need the money from advertisement and the nuclear energy companies pay a lot with it there's money they cannot survive and for that reason i have to shut up about the situation the newspapers have this problem as well a move that if true keeps the important information hidden from the people saving face for those in charge in japan showing thomas. the u.s. state department's plans for spreading democracy around the world have been greeted with speculation that washington is planning a program of foreign regime change the provide finance and technology to opposition groups but the attach strings could be used to steer other states where america wants the result he's going to teach khan reports. the u.s. state department now generously hands out cash and technology to dissidents throughout the world its bureau of democracy human rights and labor has announced
the request for proposals on how to fast a change in a number of countries in the middle east and north africa as well as cuba the u.s. claims the best of intentions saying it wants to strengthen independent civil society groups in those countries it's just in really another form of provoking regime change they're just trying to do it under a different guise under a different facade saying that somehow and with the best of intentions they're promoting democracy but in reality it's just promoting us agenda among other things the state department is financing the creation of stealth wireless networks that would enable activists to communicate outside the reach of governments in countries like the wrens syria and libya according to produce happens in the projects other programs include a so-called internet in a suitcase of powerful portable wireless transmitter that activists king used to set up their own networks in order to circumvent state control but at the same time
american companies provide authorities in bahrain saudi arabia and kuwait with the technology to effectively block websites those double standards do in fact. fully aware of things and understand. that us or united states governments and austrian regime change or centrally color of her technology is not all the u.s. provides to instigate change in certain countries some opposition movements get a direct cash supply for it. sample weekly leaks cables show that the state department has for years secretly funded syrian anti-government groups in general to create a world that is more aligned more specifically more control will be aligned with the views of the united states i'm now looking at a state department website that promotes grants for those willing to bring about change in communist cuba and here is one of the requirements i'm going to read this
it is preferable with these personnel who speak spanish fluently as a solid understanding of the cultural context and have prior experience on the island in order to maximize their a fact witness in this unique operating environment and of quote sounds very much like recruiting agents but instead of doing it the traditional secretive way the u.s. does they're right out in the open on their website health most often comes with strings attached many say opposition leaders in libya who now get financial and political support from washington are sure to get instructions on how to return the favor essentially. consistent with. u.s. government even that's necessarily. going to check on r.t.e. washington d.c. . change isn't always good it certainly isn't welcome by the so-called garbage
people of egypt still reeling after the former regime was overthrown we're coming up in ten minutes from now a special report on those who say globalization is stripping them of their only means of survival. i was just thinking about my future before the foreign companies came i dreamed of owning a cam cutting factory. but we have less garbage now. summers are soo come here make fun of me. figure out garbage boy i'm not bad like people think. i'm a good person. it's just the people don't see me. but i feel that with time people like me. that i feel people will start to appreciate us and.
that's special report coming your way very shortly here r.t. the man who blew the cover of a group of russian agents in the u.s. last year has been found guilty in absentia of treason and desertion by a moscow court intelligence colonel alexander party have fled the country before the scandal last june which saw ten agents including anna chapman arrested at his governors are about has been following proceedings. this very high profile case has been deemed top secret and classified so most of the proceedings at that place in moscow as military force were held behind closed doors and every shred of evidence and witness statement that was submitted throughout the course of the trial was also classified and top secret but we do know that i'm excited by see it has been stripped of all of his military ranks and achievements and found guilty of treason
and sentenced to twenty five years in prison of course at the moment that really doesn't affect his life that much because of course he's not in russia porting to the court he's most likely hiding somewhere in the united states and he left for the united states just a little over a year ago and according to information voiced in the court room that was a complete surprise to everybody including his wife she found out that her husband had deserted her family and her country from a text message which he sent to her saying mary i'm sorry i hope you find a way to forgive me this isn't for a while this is for ever i did something i see it has been working with u.s. intelligence officers for at least a decade out of those people whose cover he blew and of chapman perhaps one of the most famous said media. like characters she picked him out of a photo lineup saying that this is in fact the man that she met with in the united
states according to her statement she felt somewhat uncomfortable after her meeting with him and contacted her superiors in moscow which then confirmed her suspicions but of course by then it was too late and ten people were sent out of the united states being found guilty of being unregistered agents of a foreign government. have been reporting the will of the stories making headlines around the world to the u.s. . after a river burst its banks. services and volunteers scramble to build dams and makeshift levees with mixed results and major financial is the contamination of your field with people being urged to boil before drinking the water still receiving in the worst yet to come. free lawmakers are discussing deeply unpopular spending cuts and tax hikes today but measures are a prerequisite for a new multibillion bailout from the european union and a last ditch effort to avoid default and even though it is being seen as crucial to
the future of the whole euro but the austerity plan has angered the public because of its severity and cost to future generations. and china is offering to help europe with its economy the chinese prime minister on a tour of the e.u. has offered to buy debts from struggling nations it's seen as a move to secure support in europe as well as to curb inflation and less of your rogers he's an american financial investor and author. they will come to save your paper called the large creditor for europe and they're going to have a very major seat at the table that's going to improve their position in the i.m.f. it's going to produce improved her position with the world bank it's going to improve their position if you win because you know the europeans are going to have to be more and more friendly to china because china saving america not cannot save russia cannot say so europe is going to be more china friendly than it has been in the past they're going to the europeans to say ok let's be friendly we'll keep you
all this money will bail you out you now friendly and supportive of us instead of being so supportive instead of listening to washington so much you know you call us first and if we want more representation in the international body such as the world bank then you should listen to our case the chinese have huge international reserves in the largest international creditor in the world three trillion us dollars in various currencies in charlie yes they've had too much inflation and they're trying to cool that inflation but they're extra on their international situation got lots of liquidity and can do whatever they want well coming up all these special report on the people of colorado and how then change is something to be afraid of. is next with the latest its knees.
well welcome to business. versifiers economy as oil production is not expected to grow in the next decade finance minister says the key challenge is to create an environment to develop energy. this for the us that would mean of color good. research rule in companies and given to private investments the government isn't just sold most of its shares and he enterprises in the next three to five years this really needs to financial energy telecom and transport troops. or the stalking for the with the stronger dollar and worries about global demand at its it declined sharply at the end of last week following
a decision by the international energy agency to release to teach a christer on the market. the range of between eighty and one hundred dollars but where it is reasonable both will consumers and producers and those numbers the price keeps reasonably within this limit there is no need for anybody to panic there is plenty oh boy it is delusional to get worried there's plenty of oil a day in the ground goes to these kinds of here but it's limited but it is sufficient to moderate the market in case the grid your difficulties. accrued is now trading at around ninety dollars a barrel its lowest for about a year and brant is hovering at around one hundred five dollars a barrel. he was stuck so high on monday bouncing back from three days of declines out of government reported consumer spending was unchanged in may jazz of bank of america among the leaders gaining two point seven percent off analysts said its shares would rise as earnings overcome cost hikes a troubled mortgages and european stock markets kept in
a tight range as oppressed as awaited greece's crucial vote this week us tara the measures chairs of pains producer x. and noble and retracts after a profit warning given chemical giant b.s.f. also lost ground even after the japanese prime reiterated its outlook and french equities rose boy by strong gains put telecom equipment for alcatel the stock. came in russia's stock exchanges close in the red on monday on negative sentiment over greek debt from isaac said that nearly half a percent lower under the sun now let's have a look at some individual channels on the my xix paul majors who are among the main loses following the downturn in crude gross nafta ended in the red by a look culprit or slightly higher banking stocks were also under pressure was paradigm closing half percent marco castle such a pitch that wraps up the day's trade. russia started off on the green given you know bit of a positive outlook towards the greek problems and the austerity plan that is
supposed to come through and through the week but then the focus has been shifted also to you know you have the all their peaks so people are just wondering whether this is going to be enough or it's going to carry on through telling banks and how that's going to affect actually the russian market to us and how that's going to have a global impact and into russia specifically you see that all price coming off and then russia actually has been the lag in a bit in the last few days just because of that impact and also the dollar has been stronger and that has also hit commodities and then you have feel or you know metals and mining names also coming off a bit in the last few days russia's biggest airline air flight is the latest company to the shuttle for profit. but has to put in other ways to stop this before on day he says the sale will take place within the next three to five years and the state owns around the company the size of the states part of. the government is going to so a number of assets future it's a race up to twenty five. but i'll be back with
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