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it's all down here mostly it insists on t. washington announces a deal to raise its debt ceiling under but default on two weeks of congressional wrangling the critics say the move doesn't solve the world's top on its reputation staring down the drain. the u.s. and the e.u. step up their push to sanctions against the syrian government crackdown on protesters reports of the left more than a hundred people that call spaces violence on the sidelines of the constant conflict is unacceptable. and veterans of hitler's and each troops hold
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a rally in the stony are often being found in other countries the glorification of last time functions in the baltic states is star and he is a bulldog not some seven year. next also you speak to russia's deputy foreign minister about only going about that in congo you know as the arab spring and mr la bella off explain why moscow opposes any u.n. resolution against the syrian regime despite its condemnation of continuing violence in the country. the developments in the middle east concern the entire world and russia is no exception russia is a permanent member of the u.n. security council as well as an active member of the international court in the middle east russia's deputy foreign minister and the hero but donna joins us to discuss recent developments in the situation in the middle east and answer the
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question whether the region is going through the arab spring some experts say or a period of decline just about done of before you became deputy foreign minister you were russia's ambassador to egypt for a number of years and witnessed the tragic events that shook the country the life of the vast majority of egyptians remain bitterly hard and it's constant through the cheery do you think there is a possibility that egypt will experience another way of mass protests this time inspired by economic demands here and what are the prospects for egyptian state or considering the influence of the region. it is true i was russian ambassador to egypt for over six years and i saw the social economic and political situation unfold in the world's largest out of country we are deeply concerned about egypt's future but we are also aware that any crucial decisions taken should only be taken by the people employing a democratic procedure be it a referendum plebiscite or nationwide election did you know that there has been an
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action plan for reform drafted in egypt which includes reforming the electoral system for both parliamentary and presidential elections introducing amendments to the constitution adjusting existing legislation and adult important new laws that will affect this social economic and political aspects of life for the out of community we who are gyptian friends achieve progress and success on their possible reforms we have seen political struggle for you know among various social and political forces including islam is movements we are following all these events very closely we think the best way to result. any problem is to start an inclusive nationwide dialogue. that's what are your sister into syria now which is one of the most difficult problems in the region the west responded negatively to the statements and the actions of the syrian government the use tightening of sanctions against syria a un resolution is being used to probe the situation for the possibility of military intervention how high are the chances that western countries will indeed
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unleash a military campaign against syria. we realize the city is going through a very difficult stage of development similar to few other countries in the region and internal civil conflict between the government and part of society political social and economic problems are greeted both in terms of numbers and complexity we think the best way to deal with these problems is a nationwide dialogue playing with crucial political social and economic reforms we support all efforts aimed at launching and promoting a substantial dialogue between the government and the opposition we adhere to the notion that both parties should abstain from violence and gaging constructive dialogue and are not the street of cooperation we wish them progress he says as he said the syrian government and president assad has delivered a number of statements on the reform plan for instance the president's speech damascus university pretty presented the action plan for reform during our negotiations with zillion leader we insisted that it should be implemented step by step in a consistent manner promptly and efficiently we also call in the sitting government
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to keep their promises and live up to the hopes and aspirations of the people that were article expressed during the mass rallies. russia has refused to even discuss the draft resolution on syria proposed by france what is the reason behind such a tough stance especially with regard to the fact that moscow did not stone wall the un security council resolution on libya are there any other ways of resolving the syrian crisis with international help. we believe that the city and should address their problems as part of their domestic it's. and this isn't turn a civil conflict and it should not be internationalized as for the situation in libya of course every country is unique in terms of its particular situation a background of this conflict and form and the scale of public protests in accra on the other hand we should learn our lessons history first the un resolution on libya you've mentioned we are all witness to it and we still see it now that a number of international players tend to digress from the street observation of both the instructions and the spirit of these resolutions and therefore we are
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naturally concerned the such loose interpretations could only result in making some of the opposition circles tighten their position and option for a tougher approach which is by no means a post of achievement in terms of finding a mutually acceptable solution. as far as the opposition is concerned and international observers point out that the demands of the syrian opposition are quite in sync with demands put forward by the west could this be considered as evidence of some coordinated process in place and under such circumstances meaning that the syrian delegations visit to moscow have. the way i see it the syrian opposition is not homogenous that is internal opposition there is external opposition and there are forces that indeed translate to a certain degree the opinion of some part of the public different think that we cannot talk of or position as a uniform force some of the does leftist some stick to socialist or communist views there is
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a liberal opposition and islamist opposition represented by the muslim brotherhood and other islamic forces there for the i think this matters a lot and makes a great difference in terms of our contacts with various parties i must say that we maintain contact with try to be all of syria's social and political forces left. europe is becoming increasingly wary and disappointed when the us military campaign in libya the conflict shows no sign of ending the plight of the civilian population is deteriorating radically what measures would you consider necessary for the conflict and parties and the international community to take in order to bring about a solution political and humanitarian terms. from the very start we have heard the parties in the conflict to cease all military action to clear a truce and work at a sustainable solution for peace in libya in order to kick start the process of political reconciliation in this regard we have highly appreciated the contribution of the african union which prepared to rule them out for reconciliation in libya
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the u.n. secretary general's envoy for libya is also contributing a lot to this process i think come up with a number of additional settlement proposals addressing will the military and political aspects we actively encourage in promoting these constructive ideas put forth by the african union and the united nations as you know there have been several meetings in mosul with representatives from both tripoli on benghazi a russian presidential special envoy travel to tripoli on benghazi we also maintain contact with the various third parties for the humanitarian situation in libya you are right signaled that it is a matter of serious concern for the entire international community in recent days we have provided additional. aid shipping food medicines and other humanitarian items to both tripoli and benghazi. as we discuss events in this region we can't avoid touching upon it's a key problem i mean the palestinian issue generations of israelis and palestinians have been assured some of the middle east peace process was one we still haven't
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seen any feasible progress in negotiations would you say this is a bad luck or is there a way to get the peace process on track and what would it require. like you said the palestinian issue is a key issue for the entire region i believe that regardless of the out of spring and the developments in particular countries in the region the palestinian issue will remain of there for the entire arab world and for the region in general i also think that it will remain pivotal for our israeli partners as well i spent five years as an ambassador to israel myself i'm personally acquainted with quite a few top ranking officials within the israeli government on the palestinian national authority as well as the palestinian liberation organization and the numerous palestinian factions and i think that everybody realizes that the palestinians and israelis are bound by destiny itself can live side by side as you know russia advocates establishing an independent palestinian state as soon as possible for this state to live alongside israel maintaining peace and security we
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are committed to this purpose both as a permanent member of the security council and as not to participant of the middle east quartet there was a ministerial meeting of the quartet in washington recently which featured a very specific detailed discussion on the situation with regard to the palestinian israeli track we are certainly concerned with the negotiation being stalled at the moment and who she is kind of a suspended who still hope that both parties will find a way to agree on resuming the talks with a view to establishing an independent palestinian state as soon as possible and to resolve all of the remaining issues in order to reach a final settlement between israel and the palestinians but i'll bet. you were russia's ambassador to israel for five years and so you just for six year won't formed about the situation there tell us what is the present role of really interested in the palestinian israeli negotiations would you say that the present format has exhausted its capacities and we should look for new ways what is your assessment of the quartet's latest meeting in washington where. the quartet is
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a perfect format for providing international assistance to the israeli palestinian peace process i happened to attend that meeting question as part of the russian delegation which was headed by foreign minister sergei lavrov and i witnessed a very constructive discussion on all the pictures and ministerial meeting they carried a comprehensive analysis of the situation and identified the reasons behind the current stall in negotiations they also discussed various future scenarios off a situation and most importantly the members of the quartet agreed to keep in touch intensively to keep an exchange of opinions and proposals running all the time all members of the quartet have committed to keep talking to both parties in the dispute this is based on the understanding that there probably will be one more meeting of the quartet in september once the u.n. general assembly convenes for a regular session in new york and all of the members of the quartet will be there to discuss the situation one more time this proposal came from the russian foreign minister in the hope of the parties become out with a certain adjustments to the positions so as to be able to resume the peace process
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if that is not the case the quarter we discussed other options for dealing with the situation and failing to the initiative that is currently being discussed by the palestinian public and has already been endorsed by the arab league which is the idea of taking the issue of establishing an independent palestinian state to the u.n. general assembly. please . lose. cysts.
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east's. the people of the united states and their friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder is regime as an actor program to acquire and develop nuclear weapons and let there be no doubt about we know for a fact there are limits to. this we're just being carried out in the direction of dr david kay respected scientist and former u.n. inspector was leading the weapons search in iraq we are determined to take this apart we have a tremendous a group of dedicated american men and women involved in this with the best assets
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of the intelligence community and for by. david cheney is not going to be done with this for quite some time david kay wants more time and he says it could take another six to nine months to make a definitive finding ministration is asking congress for hundreds of millions more are six hundred million dollars to fund a continuing search we have not yet found shiny pointy things that i would call a weapon before we draw from conclusions we need to let the iraqi survey group complete its work. we were all wrong probably in my judgment. and that is most disturbing. sometimes the true patriot takes the unpopular course but helps the country of wooden stakes and even if they call persuade these three tracks patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels and i think these are scoundrels they have no argument now they have no defense for what they did the country is in
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a church or international security situation that i think is perilous so they're attacking the patriotism of. washington announces a deal to raise its debt ceiling and the birds of falls off to weaken something impressionable wrangling critics say the move doesn't solve america's problems and its reputation is going down the drain. the us out on the step hope that there's a sign actions against the syrian government off the crowds out protests and reports of the death toll of the one hundred. past cases of violence on either side of the country's conflict is on except. veterans of his many streets hold a rally in a state near off to being founded all the countries in the glorification of war
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signed passions that the baltic states and stern feeds of providing notice and you . know me from all stories about fifteen minutes time right now that is how i visit the schools that's for the latest. there was the sports news this monday afternoon and here's a taste of what's coming up. least in the store they're trying to split utah gets new signs of the russian transfer window opens the date on the senate side now they got to meet you just a sky. while back to the top serenely of his pants is back from her long injury layoff to claim her first title in a real year. road to recovery we catch up with n.h.l. superstar yevgeny larkin he's planning his return to the ice following the surgery . that's football and russian defender alexander a new call for signed
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a five year extension to his deal with the knicks the twenty eight year old for intent of paper a day after the russian champions struggling start up knowledge of one nil to close the gap to test the five points and st petersburg sides took the lead after twenty three minutes to presume in head up and down the crucial course at home the only goal of the game now the defending champions on going to narrow the need. to hundreds of them narrowly i should say to pick up their eight win in a row. so to speak now we're going to restore that seven point question at the top but you would class that up without a seven minute lead mystically simple. but then inside the first half penalty hitting the post if for five only out and if one wanted finished only men's lead down to five points. but elsewhere unanimous there maintains that top three position with a two no victory and the stubborn volga the new boys were reduced to ten men
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approaching a half hour and allow the two yellow cards just over missed. one for the man advantage to not out and scored an absolute beauty to go some shots. it's tough and alexander so i'm here to complete if this fall i may feel the first two the rebounds in two and three times. well meanwhile authorities state sevenths with a screen oh we're not last off the meter spot nothing the first just stuff like minutes old has many games then ten minutes after the interval a cold one quote handled the ball nice to see double lockers me from the penalty spot. last off stop the surge with the units to go the beleaguered home solder also reduce the ten men for the last few minutes after i picked up the second yellow but it was a great start for monday just like you said it's two wins from two. so
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a quick look at the top of the table operating not just states guys were still in the lead as a need have to close they got both five points between the now and i'm not a third closely followed by country and rubin while at the other end creosote out of boston but i couldn't move up two places if they win it and one cost this monday night that against president i'm ninth i think that's true that's a scar on. the n.f.l. that indianapolis colts quarterback peyton manning says he still doesn't know whether we're back in action thirty five year old underwent neck surgery in may and is still recuperating however he says he is delighted he signed a new five year deal with the colts with nineteen million dollars. that was important for me to get all this done so i can concentrate just on one thing it's getting healthy to live a little bit with the large you know. in the white house question which ones are going to be. for them for sure trying to get this country to go and sure it's nice
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to get those two things but for one thing that's getting help. and also jenson button says his hunger in grand prix victory was down to a great team effort by mike tiring after the britain's tire changes made all the difference during sunday's race button swaps tires at his third pit stop before rain fell in france to make us hamilton to take the lead a fellow briton struggles in the wet spell his car rattles championship leader sebastian vettel he started on pole was second at fry's and i long as i was third i was and have six pit stops including a tries through penalty but still passed mark webber is ready to finish fourth vettel mallees the championship by eighty three points from webber come out and the lawns a fourth important first after his win at the same track where he trained his first born clean victory six years ago. some reason i like these conditions. but it works so great call by the team to put me on
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a problem when they did and i think a great call by all of us when we decided not to go to the. all round amazing weekend at all it's a big thank you to the whole team. also back to winning ways is former tennis world number one serena williams the american captured her first title since returning from a long injury layoff marion bartoli in straight sets to win the bank of the west classic in california where he has had to overcome to break points in the first set to win that seven five and then she stormed through the second six games to one it was a bit of revenge for serena and lost a battle in the first round of this year's wimbledon and the american said afterwards there's more to come. i'm happy to walk away with a win every monetary moment while. it's really good grammar and i don't feel a break any means of prevention of work or play in the majors does mention the persian gulf now and rocky scott stallings has won his first tournament on the
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p.g.a. tour after beating bob esther's and bill hass in a play off the green classic in west virginia also he ended their final round on ten under par overall and so it went to a playoff stallings around it his closeness to the pain from that day and so i could sit back and watch the others part first asked well he had the distance but not the accuracy and he part the whole. and then esther's missed an easier part again coming right at the cup so stallings seized his chance reading the break of the green perfectly to win the title and million dollars in prize money. while on the other side of the atlantic england simon dyson won the irish open snatching victory after australia's richard green buckled on the pressure on the last hole guys and had a prostate on fifteen under our and we needed to par the eighteenth hole to set up
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a playoff but he missed his chance with a bogey this handed dyson the victory and qualification for next week's world golf championships in ohio. now the aquatics world championships may be over there's no time to rest for four time champion in shanghai michael phelps as the greatest ever limped in has been named the global ambassador for the special olympics these are the games for children and adults with intellectual disabilities which will also help the four year basis next special olympics the twenty thirteen winter games will be staged in the south korean city of junk china which is also set to host the twenty eighteen winter olympics and fourteen time along pick gold medalist phelps is joining the likes of retired basketball star main and real madrid strike up in it's to raise awareness of the special olympics brought hoping to shine once again at the london games next year. i have really felt the way i have in the water i
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think mentally wise. you know us two years of really being over to be able to get that back to us six months that it is going to play. in the forest next year. and finally one of the world's highest paid ice hockey stars you're going to mark in hopes to return to training with the n.h.l. side the pittsburgh penguins within a month russia for what has been sidelined with a serious knee injury receiving treatment here in moscow and they caught up with him on his twenty first birthday. game arkin stanley cup winner in the russian household name is now going through one of the longest and toughest periods in his life then a child star nicknamed geno suffered a serious knee injury after a collision with a defenseman in general and was sidelined for the rest of the season. it was really hard for me as it's the first time i've been in such a situation you can't get away without injuries in hockey you just have to put up
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with it and don't let it play on your mind so it was more of a mental challenge for me however the surgery went well and this month the star forward was able to train with his strength and conditioning coach in moscow and in a month and a half he will start training camp with his team that is not being wins. today. a place. for. the present. perfect training camp so give them a workout. up a. mile can develop through the system at russian powerhouse smell when you go out and get it for the team in two thousand and three when he was just seventeen the following year he was drafted second overall by his work behind his national team make i like someone. but due to a dispute hill where contract with geno was forced to stay for another year however
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his dream of playing in the n.h.l. came true in two thousand and six when he finally swapped the russians still cd for the american one to keep alongside then up and coming canadian sidney crosby and it seems like the rink is wide enough to hold both hockey giants. and we hear that. crosby was injured last season too and we spent a lot of time together while we were recovering we supported and cheered on our team. when we could we keep in touch and i know that his recovery is going well too and he's training on the ice already he's a nice guy and a big star has already won almost all the trophies in hockey and he has no superiority complex molecule has been adding two of his to his cabinet every year but there are still no olympic medals in his collection and undoubtedly it's one of his career it is for the near future. as well you know i haven't won a lot with the national side for me it's
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a great honor to play for my country all the greats like mario lemieux and wayne gretzky one olympic gold crosby's already grabbed gold too so i'm determined to win the olympics and not only in such a one medal is never enough. like wilkins many honors the start where remains a straightforward almost reserved person while still greedy for victories on the ice at the age of twenty five the career of the england's forward is just starting and spectators brought in north america and russia should enjoy his skills for many years to come. his name but that of r.t. . that's all this was just. hungry for the full story we've got it for us the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers on our team.
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