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in touch with touch your. guru go international good to change every green to. nato bombs target moammar gadhafi is a bunker in his hometown in libya despite claims the coalition is not involved in helping rebels hunt the colonel down as concerns grow but will get their hands on the country's weapons of mass destruction. gloomy forecasts for economic growth in frogs despite the country announcing new austerity measures of twelve billion euro cuts tax hikes for the rich. republic of abkhazia votes for a new president with much of the country lying in ruin after years of struggling to maintain independence from georgia.
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worldwide news live from moscow city center this is r.t. with me recent shots british tornado jets have fired cruise missiles at colonel gadhafi his command and control bunker in his hometown of sirte and it comes just by nature as previous denials that it would assist rebels in the hunt for the libyan leader whose whereabouts are still unknown the opposition has sent in special forces to search for the khan and his move to the national transitional council from his stronghold in benghazi to the capital tripoli has seen one of us bloodiest battles in the six days that since the revolt reached the city reports of massacres by both sides have been streaming in as rebel struggle to establish full control that the un has called for restraint in the country have agreed to release one point five billion dollars in frozen libyan assets to help deal with the humanitarian needs meanwhile the pentagon says it's not entering it live. sites
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containing stockpiles of chemical weapons was artie's lower and middle what's concerning i asked and also. wrong. tripoli a city in chaos there's constant. aggressive celebration and on the outskirts of the capital stockpiles of chemical weapons nato know very little about the people who might come to power in tripoli you know if you copy caches of weapons of mass destruction then again people really don't know what's there and if this is fully going to the fans of certain people i mean the situation is potentially disastrous despite the heavy presence of rebels in tripoli the chemical stockpile appears still to be in the hands of what's left of good government that's both good and bad news following a series of meetings in two thousand and three more gadhafi agreed to allow weapons inspectors into libya the first step towards abandoning his w m d program in return
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for a normalizing of relations with the u.k. and u.s. he wouldn't use all move material but now thanks in part to nato support of the rebels because he's on the back foot and may feel he has nothing to lose by disregarding that agreements cry victory or martyrdom will strike. to those who know his potential given the violations of. national territory of libya by you know led rebel forces i think that idea that he would be gold interviews tapes. will be able at this point and certainly he was quoted as seen in early july that he would be willing to go to europe if tripoli was attacked so i think it's a fair assumption to say that if there is no capability that he would be looking at that option at this point anyway but the alternative rebel control of chemical weapons. is arguably worse according to many some of the rebel factions have links
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to al qaeda or a commentator abdel bari atwan says the west got itself into this trouble now it has to decide how it will figure it out and the options aren't attractive we knew that the people who are fighting are muslim extremists so how the people is that we can deal with those people are about a mobile of concrete but i believe that their fear would be more problematic than their. benefit there are some indications nato is considering putting peacekeeping troops on the ground in libya we general experts warned back could be seen by parts of the free libya movement as an act of aggression but having supported the rebel movement and they too must now deal with the consequences even if that w m d arms islamic extremists lore and it starting. bubbles are two divided i do not represent
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a united force something that could stand in the way of libya's stability that's according to a political commentator for morgan a newspaper business. the rebellion movements. are very different factions some tribally oriented religiously oriented and they stand united for the moment against a call that an enemy but what will happen once the enemy is gone that there remains the question that the country are saying the right words they are saying we want more democracy we want look at the perceived for the reasons we won the solution or in quality time with everything that sounds we think about the things they are saying for the bulk of the question this would also do with the fact that they are also the first in so many factions that person to take to anything good for the future i think less of a goal believes the threat posed by iraq received by a strike that they will have to come down to the ground they will have to guide
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this grocery store it's more democracy that they will have to have elections in a very near future because that's the only way that the new government can attain a formula from there get them sick. i know you can express your opinion on the situation in libya by just going to our web site and participating in the latest poll today we're asking what's coming up next for the libyan people about r.t. dot com cast your vote. europe's spreading debt crisis is threatening to draw in france as the government announces new austerity measures amid concerns it could lose its aaa credit rating and a new deficit reducing package will see some twelve billion euros worth of cuts plus a three percent tax hike for the rich but it's not easy daniel bushell explains the move could be too little too late and for years social unrest is just around the corner. enjoys a triple a credit rating for now putting all of the noise ratio is among the world's top rated states many investors bitterly to follow the u.s.
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and be downgraded just repaying interest only this year has overtaken education and defense as the government's biggest spend. because he's presided over the biggest jump in get levels in our history books that carry too much water. france is going to solve the. problem is that a six year old of spending cuts this week put economists fear things. those cuts go nowhere near enough lead can compared with people saying we're going to buy a lumber genie and the only buy a porsche and they call the austerity doctors all frauds these huge tits burden is really crudely of dream first mint in schools and hospitals. keeping. current. computer.
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equipment old fashioned. out of the situations an explosive c. . experts and friends could be next to witness routes like blues in britain proved regions like the inner part of cities in the suburbs. are socially segregated to stand for more so than in the u.k. or in germany so yes unrest to come from the suburbs and spread through nicolas sarkozy's following a fall from froth as he turned on bullshit day to his pacific island of new caledonia students climbing street protests over the cuts he's left the job of presenting his prime either stop he'll let them take the flak for it and hopefully unions students. can march directly in protest against their ministers while he's bathing in the sun because he's absence in this time of crisis writes leading
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newspaper le figaro may be clipper politically but his failure to tackle the country's troubles now could be creating even greater problems for the future you will surely see paris meanwhile the world markets are in limbo awaiting a big announcement from washington to our business but more and more and hello to you so well that is a cue from the markets so i wanted to the moment. everyone is expecting to hear if ben bernanke will announce new measures to help the american economy but not everyone is convinced that he will actually deliver last year in this form so announced a second round of money printing and investors right now are banking on a proud i would give you all the latest figures of course and our business program shortly. all right i guess i'm going to see you in about eleven minutes from now. still to come here in this hour discovering russia you want to join to be reaching
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markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines to cause a report. right now i like minutes past the hour here and most of us about our top story now the battle for the libyan capital. tripoli to a correspondent on the roof and also to get the latest tamary a high you were in tripoli a few months ago michael duffy was in full control of the capital in the eastern part of the country what is the situation like right now. well rory what we saw driving from tunisia only been to the capital tripoli differs a lot from what we used to see here in libya in june or july when the western part of the country had been controlled by kentucky's forces this is absolutely this is a completely different picture right now on the ground here new flags are hung everywhere all the buildings are covered with and to conduct good tunes and graphic
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t.'s chiefly in arabic but also in english and french say welcome to new libya welcome to freely beer welcome to liberated there and of course you cannot see any culture at all for duffy as it was before trademark rebels pickup trucks were the ones we used to see in benghazi and in western libya. the kind of symbol of the fight against the regime are here everywhere well we cannot we can say for sure right now the peace part of the country is completely right now in the rebels' hands although reminders of the recent battles are numerous on the ground we've seen many burnt cars on the road abandoned tanks and there are quite a lot of checkpoints we've seen at least twenty of them with a gun in there welcoming everybody with the great three shootings. so i would rather by the way was among the freedom fighters as well this is how the
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rebels hold themselves and he was quite happy you know sharing with us his feelings about this big story how they call it well and we can actually feel it the victory is in the air but we also good feeling that travels as if the rebels are the only people left in leaving because the cities we've been driving through looked abandoned looked absolutely empty like go cities you know we've seen many many cars loaded with personal belongings with furniture heading to towards this region water well the reason feeling that people who. leave enough lean leader right now and that's quite clear because this is not save here and politically it's quite unclear what's going to happen next and there's still another problem no fuel in libya and this is what we used to see here when we were here before in june and july so long the long lines to gas stations remain calm and picture here in libya. the closer we
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get to tripoli the more checkpoints we. hear in the city south. like every two hundred three hundred meters and people. smiling gunmen at the checkpoints and welcoming us with chains and can you know while we are receiving information the reports that the rebels have flooded the streets of tripoli and actually in. the south of tripoli in the district known as abu salim this is traditionally a stronghold of his supporters and duffy is thought to be hiding out now there so the rat reports that the rebels are now hunting for kentucky unfortunately we cannot confirm this information. you talk about. rebels who say government forces you say are patrolling the streets and yet also you describe a sense of calm there in the libyan capital certainly we do get some conflicting
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reports coming out of the water in country but the end of the day i do but i do believe you when it comes to the atmosphere you paint a picture of optimism for a post libya but rebel rebels claim they have a small cities now four of them that are still loyal to gadhafi how capable do you think is the opposition of governing the country for the control we've had many say those who do and to become part of the transitional government are a mixed bag of rival tribal factions. ejaculatory coburn the situation here on the ground is very complicated because economy has been badly affected things the structure has been dramatically it has been damaged actually following six months of fighting well the rebels are now facing many many problems and politically it's also quite unclear what is going to happen next the rebels leaders how for repeatedly been talking about elections and prosecution changes but there is a huge problem that you just mentioned but in leave is structures of these
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countries from two at least two thousand tribes and the one who wants to control who wants to can what one who wants to rule this country has to have good relations and good dialogue with all of them while the right among them still those who support it well we can expect that that will be quite challenging for the rebels for their leaders to communicate with these people of course the rebels are now facing financial problems and been constantly claiming that they need money and these money. needed for basic actually services like electricity for instance and of course for political support i think this is something they all be able to deal with quite soon with the u.n. pledging to release millions of dollars to be exact one point five billion dollars in aid within days this is the situation here on the ground. about one point five billion dollars in aid it's actually just stripped it
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a lot to see how. exactly exactly where it is yeah i just want to add that the rock. groups continue yeah absolutely we're still here. yeah the us kept. claiming that. the rebels are not well organized it will be very challenging it will be very hard to control exactly where this money goes and whether this money goes to what he was supposed to go actually . from what i do keep us posted live from the heart of tripoli thank you. more world news for you everyone r.t. the world update now first to nigeria where a large explosion has struck the u.n. complex in the capital of abuja leaving at least ten people dead dozens of injured have meantime been taken to hospital witnesses say a suicide bomber drove through the security gates in a car laden with explosives and smashed into the building the blast happened in the
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same area where the u.s. embassy and other diplomatic posts are located police say islamised militants could be behind the attack. japan's prime minister has formally analyses a resignation it's paving the way for the country's six leader in five years his move follows a nationwide criticism of his response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that took place in march and trigger a nuclear crisis of the fukushima plant but when another rule disasters claimed the lives of more than fifteen thousand people the five women about to throw for cover yet it's a new leader of the ruling democratic party whose most likely become japan's next prime minister will be chosen on monday. at least fifty three people have been killed in an arson attack at a casino in the mexican city of malta right gunmen burst into the venue sprayed it with fuel and said gunfire around one hundred staff and customers were present at the time many people were trapped inside and ended up choking on the smoke authorities suspect the attack which was one of the deadliest in several years was
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connected to organized crime. well it's a big day for the little republic. which is electing a new leader it's following the sudden death of its president so to get back up she passed away in may having elections country of more than six years in a struggle to retain her hard won independence from georgia and his top button is in the uk causing trouble for so covering the presidential votes on high the country's interior ministry says the votes going smoothly not a single complaint is that it is not a view backed by the international observers. one of the moment warry in the capital here so cool people voting they're coming and playing their part in the future of their country and choosing its next leader the central election commission and. the foreign minister both told me that it's expected to appear turnout of above seventy percent and that's a very high figure that's yet to be seen whether that actually does materialize the
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voting has been going on throughout the day all of this because surrogate by couch the former president passed away suddenly on may twenty ninth leaving a vacuum at the top of this tiny republic in the caucasus three candidates have stepped in to try and take his place the vice president the prime minister and a former vice president all of them at the moment strong contenders it's not known where there is a lead contender at the moment as far as russia is concerned russia plays a big role here in helping to maintain the stability of the region they say that none of those no those candidates really are a very anti russian or very particularly over pro russian it wouldn't really have a problem with any of those candidates having having one so it's yet to be seen what what will happen tomorrow as to who will win this whole contest watched also by many international observers at the moment of cars is independence it's
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recognized by only five countries in the world but there are representatives of twenty seven countries here to watch these elections some indication perhaps of the interest in the elections here and also of the fact that georgia's calls the people for observers not to come to watch these elections georgia still considers. to be part of its territory for non on some deaf ears twenty seven countries worth of deaf ears. talked to one of those foreign observers earlier a representative of the swiss guard. when i was invited to. have. a very quick reaction from the georgian always says oh no don't go to aruba my impression is who they can exactly support what you are doing here you know because you are fighting for your sovereignty you are totally independent in the press he appreciates the context of this country than i was of the people are fighting for
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the freedom. if you would talk to us about the main priority is for a cause you're right now i made this election well there because you people are going to want a lot from the next president primarily rebuilding and restructuring the country after a long fight for independence from from georgia since the collapse of the soviet union right up until two thousand and eight when independence was recognized by russia however all that fighting has left its main industries tourism and i would culture in a pretty poor state and that's to be the main priority for the next president to try and get this country economically at least back on its feet right and they're monitoring the election live from the capital thank you. started you stay with us so now it's our time for the latest installment of our close up series that's where we venture to underscore parts of russia.
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and today where in the cooler off reach and it's. a thousand kilometers just east of moscow the city of kirkuk off is a renowned cultural center famous for its folk art and in a way of museums and theaters as we explore the region. never explains how communities there are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to tackling local problems. they got what they asked for two slides a sand bank and it beach i might not seem like much but for a small community in the cure of region they've become a leisure hotspot they used to be no one here it was abandoned now when the sun is out you can get at least. this type of project only cost five thousand dollars but it was no money in the local budget to build safe access to the lake until the regional government introduced
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a local initiative scheme one day heard of it clubbed together and applied for a grown from a special fund but the beach was late. for people who were consulted overdose it was our decision to build it and i think it's a result people look after this property properly. micra projects well thought of jointly by the world bank and the cure of administration they provide burpee thirds of the money while local citizens have to find the rest often go round houses to collect the cash nearly two hundred micro projects all rebuilt in this region but end of the year. we want to change people's attitudes instead of expecting things done for them we want them to take initiative we are giving power back to the people this might look like a women's institute meeting in a village hall in fact the participants are thrashing out the details of a new road there is heated debate about the quality of the works and one of the builders are falling behind. unlike other projects the financing of the road is
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completely transparent we know where every rouble has gone. the village of color cheeky has just over a thousand residents several hundred of them petty criminals serving their time in a labor colony because one poorly stuck shop and for every road built good terms more that need to be repaired one micro project will not solve its problems but it is a start now the government can't just rely on its citizens to come up with a solution. every single infrastructural problem but faces russia but in a place where major decisions are often made with little consultation for the foreseeable future this program is a good idea either an artsy kirov region. or know of plenty more to come this hour here in r.t. including the latest from the champions league draw in our sports bulletin filled out of the business with me.
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hello and welcome to business here on items zero hour is approaching for ben bernanke to outline his vision of how to save the u.s. from slipping back and so recession the markets will be keenly watching the federal reserve's angle meeting and jackson hole and that they're looking for hints that the money prince of price will once again be started however to mccutcheon in front of thought the gold believes the fat has fired some mission and all it's got left are blanks. all of the money has already been printed there's already a massive cash reserves both outside of the us on a corporate level as well as at the federal reserve bank. and their own balance sheets in a pot of gold mortgages and everything else trying to confound their needs so no matter what they do they're really sort of a rock and a hard place if economic activity picks up in the u.s. in philosophy picks up money starts moving more and more and there's a lot more money than there was three years ago that's inflationary if the economic commie doesn't pick up then they have to print more and more money to cover the the budget deficit shortfall it's they have which again it's inflationary so they
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really don't have much choice the only thing they can do is raise rates but if they do that then you get to kill all the homeowners in the us who are underwater on their mortgages so there's really not much more bernanke you can say frankly on friday even with already been so. let's have a look at the markets oil prices are down despite fears that hurricane irene could destruct refiner of production on the east coast over the last and after is the thirty six hour self in the gold market the precious metal is once again climbing on monday it reached a record high of nineteen hundred dollars per ounce and this was followed by a three day correction silver is also on the rise as an almost one percent this hour. and up everything a european stock rally ended on first like it began with a sudden turn then i got some momentum as continuing on friday with many investors side life ahead of the federal reserve statement the dax is losing almost two and
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a half percent this hour and let's take a look at what's happened in fear and brush out both the arts yes and then my sense of trading slightly and about why after seeing some losses earlier in the session let's take a look at some individual share moves on to my sex fertilizer acknowledged is gaining after it almost tripled first half of the profits meanwhile steelmaker m.k. is that the company posted thirteen million dollars net profit in the second quarter of the year well below expectations and another. still major severstal bounced back from earlier losses at post so that's sixteen percent rise in second quarter profits also little forecasts. and i saw the business news for now from one source and then had saul but science article comes let's cut in the states and for the headlines of henri.
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