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battle ground tripoli heavy fighting goes on in the libyan capital as rebels bombard colonel gadhafi compound backed up by nato air strikes. secret assistance producing some engine size reportedly planned at the end game for kentucky's regime guiding the rebels in their push on tripoli. libyans are joining the jubilation anticipating peaceful skepticism but it may be too early to celebrate is just as widespread. and eager e.u. oil giants flock back to libya on a red carpet laid out by a self-proclaimed keen to reward those who helped to oust gadhafi. while saying there's this uncertainty of let this person all prices higher some of
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them saying it would probably stay here for the currency to get back on track more not in business since wednesday when it's. global news live from moscow's city center this is artsy with me rob research explosions have been heard near the libyan leader's compound as the fight for tripoli rages for a third day but no one seems to know where colonel gadhafi himself is and heavy clashes between the rebels and government forces have been reported in central parts of tripoli including around the hospital in the latest footage we have here from the capital we can see explosions possibly caused by nato bombing raids casualties are said to be mounting after intense fighting overnight although electricity in tripoli has been restored after hours of blackouts. colonel gadhafi
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has a son saif made a surprise public appearance proving wrong reports that rebels have captured him he ended the hotel with foreign journalists are holed up we managed to speak on the phone with independent journalist lucy fella who saw saif gadhafi herself. be here in a. few days that it be in the document it crumbling. rebel to claim that they are in complete control of tripoli that it would not surprise. the foreign. power went by probably at the hotel. with huge problem boy and gave an interview. with him right. where they were taken. some of them say they saw thousands of people in this area and. men and. and but it is the people from tripe across the country have come into the capital. here again.
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very much in high spirit. that the libyan government and politics are winning again and then we'll have to. pick it up about the son who was reported to have been kept pretty. good happy i mean he apparently gave. them so of course he's been. ok well that's not what's happening here in the capital. and on our website we've got more interviews with the witnesses from the exhaust hotel in tripoli. is responsible for us didn't turn the coinstar the sixteen these are volunteers the soldiers in return . given us is not a picture of lost confidence journalists say they've been talking to by rebels and are afraid for their lives get more information from inside the libyan capital. dot
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com. the u.k. has reportedly authorized clandestine operations in the assault on tripoli koeverden intelligence agents were allegedly inserted inside libya to coordinate rebels actions during the push of more u.k. military personnel are said to be on standby in the mediterranean but it has more. it seems the british did have a bigger hand in all of this than it originally let on the press here today reporting that a whole team of intelligence officials have been operating in the country for some time now. ever since it became clear that the rebels would need some help if they really were going to topple gadhafi so people like spies m i six officials former s.a.'s officers to giving military advice and also nonlethal heat now it's important to note here that the u.n. mandate that nato is operating under in the country does not include a provision for ground troops and so the u.k.
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foreign secretary william hague has been quick to stress that. they've been supplying rebels with non-lethal and therefore not in breach of this u.n. resolution however these missions have been very covertly clandestine off the grid so as not to cause any diplomatic issues. and also it emerged in these reports that . intelligence officials had been planning for some time now this assault on tripoli so as to catch exactly on the back they've been smuggling weapons fighters even the point of even and also telecommunications equipment to secret weapons around the capital and then on the weekend following the bombing campaign from the air of strategic communications posts they got the go ahead for the final march on tripoli itself so the british government actually knew this was all macarthur some time now however it did concede that it does already have two hundred troops or. to
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be deployed from cypress as peacekeepers should the situation the post transition they want to send into anarchy so they're prepared for that and also six hundred more marines actually also stationed in the mediterranean to be deployed in what the government terms as the role of support to humanitarian cause so clearly downing street at the moment refusing to rule out the use of what could be almost one thousand ground troops should the situation call for it. there is some contradiction there to this idea of handing over control to the libyan people so they're in charge of their own future and clearly the british and also other european states are not that confident just yet that this trend transition will be as peaceful as they are wanted to be. benefiting right there when i mean time a d.j. . who is the director of international studies at the u.s. base trinity college says a libya could face the same fate as afghanistan. more people are going to be killed as it is need to his but the fighting. and yes patient
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forces troops on the ground. providing technical assistance by. oh you know means of being in touch with warplanes for bombing i mean the reason being on the ground right through it. sections of the. tree so i fear this is going to set precedent already armories it being read oh you know r.p.g. been stolen from the armory is this going to be you know uk two thousand and three or even worse is this going to be after the fall of the one that. previous and for the people of afghanistan. well it may still be fighting in tripoli but the new self-proclaimed government is wasting little time in setting up its future cash flow european oil giants given the go ahead by rebel officials have already begun moving in with italian company and i which had
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a close ties to spearheading the return and it's obvious that laura and it reports this time it's a services won't come cheap. 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 libyans not to expect they're getting something for nothing but western powers to 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 he's one very very important issue which is why the western powers tony blair struck a deal. in the first place it will be exactly what they're seeking to continue. to further explore those oil riches the british government makes no secret of the
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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 western powers look at the region they talk about humanitarianism or chemical say that they think ultra low grade martin 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 retained control of the oil supply while the u.k. government insists lessons have been learnt from iraq western oil firms move into libya even before the fate of tripoli is sealed great oil grab is already beginning
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b.p. has a contentious oil and gas exploration contract in libya which the u.k. government will be anxious for it to resume italian all jayanti n i. it's the first to send dog back to libya and he shares rose on the knees french tea towel and envy all three did well as investors hoped they'd soon be able to resume production in libya but at what price to the libyan people the great fear is that just as they did in iraq that creates a democracy which serves british interests or the west's interests while competing interests and just nothing for the people of libya nor of its polity london. and asia times correspondent or of use that as soon as western countries get libyan oil contracts they want on the ground to keep them secure. this is the cover story in this story from the beginning was r two p. responsibility to protect there as the basis for u.n. resolution one nine seventy three there is a b. that the agreement between the u.s.
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and saudi arabia we get there is a loser and based on your fake arab league all nine countries out of twenty two and you can do any you want would be a rino or in saudi arabia itself but this was the cover story sold to american and european union especially the chinese the russians many people in brazil for now they're not buying it they not it's a us need to coordinate our operation without them there will be no victory this will be a still neutral goal for ever and we have international community sort of basically just lantus is ours taking sides in a civil war so windy knew that they could go on for months or years and that is ok let's try to take tripoli in one beat and they did it because they belong basically gone the whole city and the way towards the north is reminds me of i was there at it i recall lucian provisional authority in iraq in two thousand and three this is the same seat we're going to have a western boots on the ground and we're going to open up perks libya for
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a hard core nor holds bar to war capitalism with no repatriation of profit so you know what let's get their oil once when it's we care and the best contracts possible are not that this is cool. this is the way we don't know yet that u.s. and nato goals we're going to have we rock two point zero a lot in the meantime france plans to hold a high level meeting next week to discuss libya's political future a top libyan opposition leader has for now been invited to attend in paris. reports from the french capital. most every e.u. state has now declared it wants to take an active role in libya's development while at the same time saying it was the libyan people to decide their own future so experts here are raising the question what does europe want is it want to continue interfering in libya's affairs or let them democratically decide their own future even poland's foreign minister has said that poland was to take part of france has
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really taken the lead president sarkozy will meet the rebel leader mahmoud jibril and wednesday in paris defense minister gerard long says that they will build a road map for the future of that country diplomats here are explaining the e.u. and nato is the an opportunity now to play a leading role in the future of north africa with america the united states taking a back seat for the moment for political reasons over in washington nato head understood for gross misses and says they will continue with their mission of protecting civilians in libya german leader angela merkel says gadhafi is money must be secured in the name of the libyan people but it's very unclear who will control that money and how it will be used. well the scenes of excitement and jubilant celebrations all across libya recalled are those in cairo's tahrir square in february but the high expectations of the revolution have given way to
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disillusionment and dismay. natured you can now look at how the latest events in libya have parallels in history. 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. you know i love the revolution when it happened i welcome to the time we call life 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 egyptians now are not governed by they chose as their leaders instead it's their army that's in control the army that has strong ties with the u.s. and he sponsored by washington the military regime that the edifice the
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institutions that were to be as since 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 mubarak in tripoli the body 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 our allies who have been helping oust gadhafi many lidia's are outraged by the fact that foreign powers are effectively making vital choices or that there is too much wealth in geopolitical strategic value to libya to look only because we form democratic rights and universal produce a patient by the. citizenry. western powers need to implement a western economic and military agenda and therefore the people who will really
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command the political situation in libya and the military situation in libya will indeed be supported and buttressed by western powers western powers are thrown all their support behind the reagan national transitional council giving them billions of dollars and weapons to gain control but the rebels are far from being a united group what libya's 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 tribe against tribe this is not democracy against the taliban the revolutions in egypt and libya have developed under different scenarios in egypt it was an on armed uprising that really soon leave you know it's been 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 we could find themselves in a much worse situation than the egyptians because on top of power crisis similar to the wanted to transfer having libyans could be facing a fresh out break of violence at the hands of the mob i'm going to shift our
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reporting from washington our to. fighting in libya as reports of the country's border with syria that's where heavy gunfire has been heard in recent days choosing armies increased its presence along the frontier and it reports that libyan infiltration legally crossed the border. she's right there on the spot. violent clashes have been reported along with unusual libyan border over the weekend it all started on friday when a local resident has reported that near the town. reportedly several vehicles with the license plate carrying arms men have been spotted afterwards clashes have been erupting throughout the weekend between the tunisian border patrol and we've been men we cannot talk with certainty about their dentists you know you have to remember that it was in tunisia where the events of the so-called arab spring had started transfer to transpire this year with the ousting of the tunisian president
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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 in the spring of this year thousands were fleeing from tunisia to europe in order to escape the mayhem which was going on here and now a similar situation is happening to libya right now libyans are fleeing thought 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 of course we do not know whether or not those refugees will try and make their way into europe which dealt with that crisis and now may be facing another one with the ongoing clashes in libya. to really give us the right then i'll just remind you we have got extensive coverage of the situation in
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tripoli on our web site if you head over to our t.v. dot com find the latest video analysis on also got up to the minute news from the region on our twitter page or just follow us underscore. the unceasing violence in syria between protesters and government forces has drawn the attention of the u.n. human rights council it. sort of an investigation into alleged violations the city of hama has witnessed some of the most severe clashes so what is right for the trouble there to assess the after. the city of hama around two hundred kilometers north of the capital damascus religiously conservative sunni dominated city it's been one of the centuries of religious tensions here in syria for many years in one thousand nine hundred eighty two during the current president bashar assad's father rulon the city saw a bloody massacre according to amnesty international over ten thousand people were killed there in the regime's crackdown on the city's sunni population but during
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this conflict this city has been among the last to join the national uprising the army were moved into in july and withdrew 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. who were to go through homs the city where activists have been reporting dozens of civilians over the last few months of violence. the closer we get to the more dramatic this to becomes checkpoints of here along the highway. at the entrance to hama all the cars. but that's not the only reminder of the recent unrest. this bridge in the city of hama became infamous after it appeared in amateur video posted on you tube showing the baathists thrown to the r.c. river comment accompanying this video sad these were residents of hama killed by
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security forces while syrian t.v. reported they were policeman. disappointed presidents 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 offices in. the center of the city of hama officials say it was attacked by three missed the roads operating here shortly before and said the sixty they say that. the armed groups that the building on fire and killed at least twenty soldiers who were inside the building at the time of the tap. the only came to remove barricades and go hide in these barricades there were people 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 for
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a slogan sound natural first. to the changes inside homes. what's people saying is a completely different picture we lived about months in the hopper. villages one of the most persian rug after the army in the city we see. visited by that is if there are three very awful for the cover up for the rest of the third giving officials though 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 in such an atmosphere. our journey to hama has been part of the so-called syria is fine to her but no matter what his initial goal was it turned out to be very different from its name written ocean or r.t.
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how much syria. all right so just turning twenty three minutes past the hour here in the russian capital let's check out our world update for you here an artsy prosecutors have asked the judge to drop a sex assault charges against former international monetary fund chief dominique trust can they say they've got the credibility of the thirty two year old hotel maid who made the allegations and called the evidence inconclusive trust carney quit his job after facing charges of attempted rape this man. so he says of six days of cross border air raids of killed about one hundred codes rebels in northern iraq the shelling started last wednesday hours after eight your soldiers were killed in an ambush by the kurdistan workers party a group is considered a terrorist organization by turkey the u.s. and the e.u. the kurdish people have been autonomy within iraq but not within turkey. standard and poor's has confirmed its president will step down by the end of the year as resignation comes just weeks after the rating agency downgraded the united states
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aaa credit rating the company says sharma's departure has nothing to do with the great recipe has been heavily criticized for reducing the rating by many u.s. officials it's all right here time now for the business news with maria. hello and welcome to business and here i see now crude prices are trading higher let's say since it will take a year for libyan exports to return to the global markets and one day a former top libyan official said the country could restart all production over the knots market watchers claim the renewed supplies could ease the bullish sentiment on the markets but cortez wants a pet pay from platt says let me put that to the bones of said growing global demand for oil. i believe in production the outrageous return of oil is roughly in the range of for give or take
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a million barrels per day so in the biggest scheme of things he doesn't change things but much but he has added to the bullish sentiment so by definition as a production comes back some of the course it way from the marketplace but please note that international prices have really been over one hundred dollars so from our fundamental point of view in terms of demand demand of oil continues to grow so the basis for the market collapse are not really there and if the central banks flood the market will liquidity and then we're in another environment. the scramble to get access to libya's oil has kicked off although the fighting is not even over rebels hailing the end of the gadhafi regime warning russian firms may lose lucrative oil contracts gas from left and never have invested millions of dollars in libya and russia's top officials say the current deals will be enforced
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alexander of mozart or from gas from bad news if the warnings come true that also says it will not be significant only told me to disclose the total amount of investments made into the region assets it's likely less than two hundred million dollars so less than a percent of the total assets of the company and i mean it's would really it doesn't mean much to lose the says this is so it would not really harm russian oil companies especially compared to the internal russian essence domestic u.s. . let's look a look at the figures oil is a higher as fights in continues in libya and then says a patient all the fall in this stockpiles right now of the w.t.r. is hovering at around eighty four dollars heading heading into eighty five per gallon and the brunt blend over one hundred eight approaching one hundred nine dollars per barrel a quick look at precious metals after hitting another all time high of one thousand
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nine hundred dollars per ounce this morning gold as news in ground and a silver is also lower it's losing forty one cents this hour. u.s. stocks open higher extending gains into a second day that's after a four week losing streak the sentiment is supported by reports on friday five for the new york and china the dow is up over one percent is gaining almost one and a half percent. stocks in europe are extending monday's rally tracking overnight gains on wall street and the nature of the dax is half of a percent and footsies a bit behind there's also national catalyst for buying so traders it's typically it may be short lived. and here in russia both the arts yes and the my sex trade in session threats are positive let's take a look at some of the individual share moves on the my socks this crime shares have brought the spine russia's biggest lender is considering acquisition of major banks
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and poland meanwhile the coral was bucking the trend their shares were supine three percent after reports it's become the first national company to be allowed to develop well from the no room to shelf lost ground to start reporting a sixty four percent increase in that profit for the first half of the year and a good chunk of alfred banc capital wraps up today's trade for us. we've seen some broad acuity in the morning almost from north. means almost no with. the with wi fi in some fell off actually. on monday quite introduce all killed the above average volume but still no direction by the end of the day trading with some kind of mixed there were nearly came can mention is unique it will all be worth performer i don't know exactly what is the story but feel it is mine of much
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more than the market in general. that's all the business news for now for stories you can have. down the field fishel t. allocation. i pod touch from the saps to. life on the gut.

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