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free. old free blog to play the video for your media project a free media gun to our teeth dot com. one of khadafi sons considered by many as his father a successor appears in tripoli in front of supporters of the spied rebel claims to have been detained and they stormed the city a day ago added to the confusion over who is in control of the capital both government and insurgent forces says they have the opera hand. also doubts are cast over whether the rebel victory would actually leave the libyan people in control of the earth destinies and experts point to egypt were those who fought for the revolution add it up with a government they didn't choose and. even before the fate of tripoli is sealed to great oil grab it is already beginning. as western oil companies start
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circling around the violence torn country concerns resurfaced the so-called battle for democracy was a war for black gold all along. continued fighting in libya seem to have surprised some in the markets up to yesterday's drop oil prices are on the rise again more in the business program in about twenty minutes. it is one pm in the russian capital you're watching r t i'm marina joshie welcome to the program and information blackout appears to have descended on libya for hours there has been no significant updates coming from tripoli the hotel where the international journalists have been staying is left without electricity and communication well earlier the story took a major twist when colonel gadhafi son made an appearance in central tripoli refuting rebels claims that he had been arrested during
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a brief window when power was restored he managed to speak on the phone with independent journalist sleezy phone the saw saif gadhafi herself. well they have been. right of course we've been hearing over. they that the government is crumbling and of claim that they are in complete control of tripoli but it would not apply. to our hotel. we. probably i gave an interview. with him drive. where they would take him. but some of them pay the thousands of people in this area. but it is the people from private property at the capital. here again. very much in high spirits
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in that libyan government is awaiting it and we both are hoping that behind it is that. mcafee that he was reporting that has really by gadhafi and at the a party to be and that if. so of course he's. completely. ok well the about what's happening here in the capital. a long gone she r t dot com for more i witness accounts from tripoli. people who. even went through. this. journalist staying in a central tripoli hotel say to have been targeted by rebels to get more information from inside the leading capital at r t dot com. all the fight is not over in tripoli but the carvalho of libya's vast oil riches the biggest in africa it's already beginning the italian foreign minister fired the starting gun saying
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italy's any world company will play the number one role in the region as archie's lawrence reports the service won't come cheap for the leaving people. delivered as a promise but seen by many as more of a threat david cameron says nato will stay while libya makes the transition to democracy as allied forces lend support to the rebels to take tripoli to stop the war coalition warns libyans not to expect they're getting something for nothing but western powers don't do this without asking for a paper why is it that the head of the is running off to paris to meet with the french president well of course that is one very very important issue which is why the western powers tony blair has struck a deal with gadhafi in the first place it will be exactly what they're seeking to continue with. for exploring those oil riches pritish government makes no
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secret of the fact that it's motives in supporting the rebels aren't entirely altruistic last year alone the u.k. export it around forty billion dollars of goods and services to north africa and the middle east but it's black gold that's the key libya has the largest oil reserves in africa and western powers look at the region and they talk about humanitarianism all democracy because think about royal great martinet says it's impossible not to draw a comparison with iraq he's written a book about the aftermath of the iraq invasion in which he maintains western powers imposed a democracy which played on sectarian divisions that ensured years of tribal struggle but also meant the allies retains control of the oil supply while the u.k. government insists lessons have been learned from iraq western oil firms move into libya even get all the fate of tripoli is sealed great oil grab is already
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beginning b.p. has a contentious oil and gas exploration contract in libya which the u.k. government will be anxious to resume italian all giant e n i. he is the first to send back to libya and it says rose on their knees french to towel and all three is the did well as investors hoped they'd soon be able to resume production in libya but it was price to the libyan people the great fear is that just as they did in iraq the creation democracy which serves interests or the west's interests or the country's interests and does nothing for the people of libya nor and its. asia times correspondent pepe escobar believes as soon as western countries get leading oil contracts the one boots on the ground to secure them. this is the cover story this story from the beginning was our two pete responsibility to protect there was a basis for a un resolution one thousand seven hundred three and there was
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a be there of the agreement between the u.s. and saudi arabia we get a resolution based on your fake arab league world nine countries out of twenty two and you can do any you want with bahrain or in saudi arabia itself but this was the cover story sold to american in european public opinion especially the chinese the russians many people in brazil for that now they're not buying it they not you so us need to coordinate our operation without them there will be no victor this will be a still little go for ever and we have international community sort of basically atlanticist hours taking sides in a civil war so when they knew that they could cool in four months or media years and that it's ok let's try to take tripoli in one big and they did it because they blow these are big on the whole city and away towards the north is reminds me of i was there at a time because the russian provisional authority in iraq in two thousand and three this is the same seat we're going to have
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a western put on the ground and we're going to open up. libya for a hard core nor holds bar to people capitalism with no regrets relation of profit you know what let's get their oil western as we can the best contracts possible are not that this is completely creech if this is the way we don't know yet that us and meet our goals we're going to have we rack two point zero. of course while we gauge expert opinion on the story we value your input to fact you can have your say on our website r t dot com where we're asking for opinion on what lies ahead for the country assuming rebel victory some take a look at the parts are there well it seems not many have faced that we'll be left with a little more than a world chest for a nato members around of this year the country will be torn apart in a power struggle nothing will change at all. sixteen percent despite it having been so polled fight for democracy only
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a minority feel that's what she would have your say on our website so go to our t.v. dot com let us know what you think on the issue. cheering crowds in tripoli's green square and on a range martyr square left many around the world with a feeling of deja vu back in february egyptians were united in joy and hope for a brighter future when they celebrated the toppling of hosni mubarak now it's a feeling of disappointment that unites them are just done as to count looks at what's ahead for libya and if the change finally comes. the cadets the regime is crumbling. the levy and rebels are cheering. the. same cheers and tears could be seen in egypt in february as the nation ousted their longtime leader hosni mubarak but six months on many egyptians say their hopes have been crushed by reality. but you know i love the revolution when it happened i
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welcome that that looked at the time like a light at the end of the tunnel we see it's not getting better we have nothing to eat just don't tell me about democracy for hungry people it just doesn't matter the gypsies now are not governed by who they tros as their leaders instead it's their army that's in control the army that has strong ties with the us and is sponsored by washington the military regime the edifice the institutions that were the essence the fundamental essence of the mubarak regime those remain and we can see the thousands of people have been brought to military trial since the end of the popular revolution that ousted in tripoli the by taking over is the national transitional council also not chosen by the leading people yet the council has been recognized as the legitimate government of libya by all allies who've been helping oust gadhafi many lidia's are outraged by the fact that foreign powers are
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effectively making vital choices for them there is too much wealth and geopolitical strategic value to libya to only become reform going to critical rights and universal participation by the citizenry. western powers need to implement a western economic and military agenda and therefore the people who will eventually command the political situation in libya and the military situation in libya will indeed be supported and buttressed by western powers western power. throw all their support behind the leader in national transitional council giving them billions of dollars and weapons to gain control but the rebels are far from being a united group what is going to face after that is a period of prolonged chaos nobody knows the outcome this is as i said in the beginning this is tried again strive this is not democracy against retaliatory revolutions in egypt and libya developed under different scenarios in egypt it was
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an own armed uprising the new leaves in libya it's really an insurgency flooded with weapons by the west and those weapons are still in their arms and they're not going anywhere and many analysts are saying that libyans could find themselves in a much worse situation than the egyptians because on top of power crisis similar to the one egyptian is are having libyans could be facing a fresh outbreak of violence at the hands of the armed mom i'm going to shut down reporting from washington our team. will be bringing you more expert opinion on developments in libya and also this hour for you on r t france here far more border where people fear the internal conflict is already spilling into tunisia plus this is what's left from new york this is why in the center of the city of hama officials say it was attacked by extremist groups operating here shortly before. the city parties who are the country richman to believe is following in
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devious foodstuffs our special report of the aftermath of the military operation in the syrian city of hama is coming up later this hour. british intelligence has reportedly played a key role in the latest push on tripoli by rebels according to a report in the u.k. daily telegraph am i six officers advise the rebels on a strategy behind the operation and a plan drawn up weeks ago for more on that let's cross your t.'s on it is. so either we know the rebels have nato air support for their push into tripoli but now it seems they were being guided on the ground as well of these reports are true. piers it seems like the british had a bigger and in all of this and they originally let on the british press today reporting that a team of intelligence officials have been operating in the country for some months now people like spies who takes s.a.'s offices giving advice to the rebels
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after it emerged that the rebels were this haphazard bunch untrained and need some help if they were actually going to topple gadhafi now and mandate that nato would have been operating under in the country did not have ground troops of course so this has been quite a clandestine off the grid operation and william hague the u.k. foreign secretary was keen to stress the bison kit that they've been supplying to the rebels has been not on lethal things like night vision goggles body armor and telecommunications equipment and but it did emerge last night that they did also have a big hand in coordinating this assault on tripoli that's been in the pipeline for some months now apparently with weapons fighters and communications equipment being smuggled to secret weapons dumps around tripoli then when the air force pave the way over the weekend bombing strategic communications. belonging to gadhafi
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that paved the way the signal was given and then the assault on tripoli began to surprise good that these forces and what the british government knew it was going to happen to it seems with surprise that all the events happened so quickly. and i or what about elsewhere in the e.u. to what extent are other countries involved in what's going on in libya at the moment. well the reaction across europe has been the same amount is that what happens next has to be in the hands of the libyan people so they're in charge of their own future under a democratic leadership that's the main message coming from states really but there is some contradiction to all of that under the question of when does it start with some reluctance as the. from from european leaders in to bring out the and withdrawing the nato troops yesterday we heard cameron saying that they will stay there for as long as it takes clearly they think it will take longer than is desired and also downing street last night actually refused to rule out bringing
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a new page troops as peacekeepers should be the transition that they're all talking not to send him to leave even got two hundred u.k. troops stationed in cyprus ready to get be deployed to libya at the drop of a hand should they need it so clearly despite all this talk of transition and handing over power there is some confusion and ambiguity as to when the light speed start and finish. all right ira thanks very much indeed for bringing us the date ira bana reporting from london for us and it's power has reportedly been restored in the levy and capital reports on the situation are emerging after a five hour a blackout heavy clashes between the rebels and government forces are reported to be taking place in central parts of the city including around hospital casualties are said to be arriving in the silly following intense fighting overnight the sound
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of nato planes are reportedly being heard over to you well at the moment we're showing you live pictures coming out of tripoli libya. now russian foreign minister sergey lavrov says there could have been no less bloody resolution to the libyan crisis but both nato and khadafi did not allow it to happen. we have always wanted a quicker outcome and it could have been faster but a number of factors prevented this from happening including qaddafi's position told allies they could actually insisted that negotiations were only possible to him later his actions were also an obstacle they far exceeded the mandate issued by the un security council. fighting in libya is reported to have reached the country's border with tunisia were heavy gunfire has been heard tunisia has beefed up its army presence and the frontier areas maybe an infant traders have allegedly crossed the border i think responded to read a little on the spot for us. the violent clashes have been reported along it's
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unusually been border over the weekend it all started on friday when local resident has reported that near the town of dues reportedly several vehicles with a libyan license plate carrying arms men have been spotted afterwards clashes have been erupting throughout the weekend between the tunisian border patrol and the even men we cannot talk with certainty about the identity of now you have to remember that it was in tunisia where the events of the so-called arab spring have started transfer to transpire this year with the ousting of the tunisian president and the unrest which started in tunisia has essentially been caught like a fever throughout the middle east and the north africa and the result is that what we are seeing in capital right now now back then in the spring of this year thousands were fleeing from tunisia to europe in order to escape the mayhem which
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was going on here and now a similar situation is happening to libya but now libyans are fleeing the over the border with tunisia into tunisia and of course what we could be witnessing is yet another human catastrophe in the region with thousands of refugees trying to escape from me how but course we do not know whether or not those refugees will try and make their way into europe which built with that crisis and now may be facing another one with the ongoing clashes in a lead. really wish to reporting they're all just remind you of god extensive coverage of the situation in tripoli on our website so you have turkey dot com for the latest video analysis and opinion that you can also get up to the news from the region or our twitter page so all our city underscore car. our fighting between protesters and government forces continues in syria as well the city of hama as witnessed some of the most severe clashes but
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a few days ago the army withdrew an hour to travel to the city to assess the aftermath of the violence. the city of hama around two hundred kilometers north of the capital damascus religiously conservative sunni dominated city it's been one of the century's old looters tensions here in syria for many years in one thousand nine hundred eighty two during the current president bashar asad father role in the city saw bloody massacre according to amnesty international over ten thousand people were killed there in the regime's crackdown on the city's sunni population during this conflict the city has been among the last to join the national are cries in the army were moved into in july always drew ten days later i t. is now going to see how things are on the ground after the army left the city and to try to find out exactly what happened there during a ten day military operation. the way to go through homs
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the city where activists have been reporting dozens of civilians over the last few months of violence the closer we get to it the more dramatic this to becomes checkpoints appears along the highway. at the entrance to hama all the cars. but that's not the only reminder of the recent unrest. this mission the city of hama became infamous after it appeared in amateur video posted on you tube showing the bodies thrown to the r.c. river comment accompanying this video sad these were residents of hama killed by security forces while syrian t.v. reported they were policeman. despite the president's photo and all military operations against anti-government protesters they've recently been reports about the army still being deployed in several cities across syria including hama. this is what's left from the office is in the center of the city of hama fishel say it was attacked by three missed the roads operating here shortly
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before and the city they say that. young groves that the building on fire and killed at least twenty soldiers who were inside the building at the time of the attack. the only came to remove barricades behind these barricades there were people not peaceful demonstrations and there were clashes between them and the troops. while the governor's sharing his views on what's happened a crowd gathers outside his residence their slogan sound neutral first. of the changes in seconds. what's people saying gives a completely different picture we lived about for months and our own little bit of this world immigration right after the army entered the city. everybody is afraid i think of most afraid. of for the rest of the first giving officials though
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put all responsibility on the people themselves they have the right spots these people just don't want to give the government time to do reforms the reforms cannot go through and such an atmosphere. our journey to hammer has been part of a so called syria is fine too or but no matter what his initial goal was it turned out to be very different from its name. r t how syria. as power has reportedly been restored in the libyan capital reports on the situation are emerging after a five hour blackout have equal ashes between rebels and government forces are reported to be taking place in central parts of the city including around hospital casualties are said to be arriving at the facility following the intense fighting overnight south of new york planes are reported leaving her overhead to.
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turn out for a business or date with you you know i. for one welcome to the program great to have your company and continued fighting in libya has surprised some of the markets all prices that edging up again that's after they dropped sharply the day before hopes that a swift end to levy a civil war would bring the country's oil export back to the market with a christian says corrado from standard and paul says it will take the country at least a year to get back on top i think it will take about a four year before production he said its peak levy is currently producing around less than one hundred thousand barrels which is about nine percent of the previous capacity now we understand from any which is the largest producer in the country that so far as they know installations have been hurt but still you cannot just turn it on you have to build up the pressure and you have to start gradually so it
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will probably take a four twelve months before they reach peak. and russian energy companies may face a tough time restarting operations in libyan rebels hailing the end of that got after regime war and russian firms may lose lucrative oil contracts russia's gas from there and there have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in oil and gas exploration in libya but they had to suspend operations after the uprising broke out earlier this year. i had a look at those figures all prices are climbing up as fighting and leaving as we know continues and in anticipation of a fall in u.s. crude stockpiles w.t.r. is hovering at eighty five dollars a barrel brand blunt is flat at one hundred eight dollars. and a quick look at precious metals after hitting another all time high of one thousand nine hundred dollars for hours this morning gold is losing ground and sold us all so low it's raising at forty three dollars for. stocks in europe are extending
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monday's rally tracking overnight games on wall street and in asia both the footsie and the dexa gaining more than one percent though there's no special catalyst for buying some trade as a pretty lead be short lived. finally here in russia the rockets are highest supported by strong approved time to check up on some of the individual moves under my success has a raised previous is that the courts will decide down the solid companies considering acquisition of major banks in poland meanwhile stocks are among the best performance. gaining over half a percent and much of my nepali metal is also supported by record high growth prices for the latest plunge in the markets force russia to revise its privatization program one of the most interest rates of deals of the motion for sale of the seven point six percent stake in spirit is under threat the country's biggest lender has lost over twenty percent of its market cap since late july and
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the see the current market situation is not a viable for selling any yes it's a good price earlier this day boosted its privatization program over two hundred billion dollars by twenty seventeen. and staying with the banks that china second largest lender plans to open a subsidiary in russia china construction blank will invest one hundred fifty million dollars into the project that's where allowed for from to get a retail license straight away in its home market the company mainly focuses on mortgage operations is decision is contrary to a number of west banks that recently cut retail businesses in russia. that brings you up to date for stories you can head to our website our true dot com slash business.
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