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here at r.t. there have been two powerful explosions close to the capital of dagestan in russia's north caucuses at least fifteen people are now thought to have died with scores more injured near the city of. tom barton has more dozens of casualties have been recorded after the twin suicide car bomb attacks in dagestan's capital markets collide in russia's north caucuses the first bomber detonated his explosives after being stopped at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city twenty minutes later a second bomber blew up his car in the middle of a traffic jam which had piled up next to the first explosion site twenty cars caught fire and metal projectiles packed around explosives caused many injuries and many police and firefighters who had arrived at the scene became casualties themselves the region has seen frequent islam missed terror attacks and government
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anti terror operations for years now in some recent examples in mid february a terrorist cell with suspected links to al qaeda the international terrorist network the members of that were killed in a gun battle with security forces in mid march five police officers were killed in an explosion in mid april a federal security officer was targeted in a car bomb two other explosions also happened that day and also in april a local militant leader who had been wanted for years was tracked down and killed this attack is just the latest in many attacks that have happened across russia's volatile north caucasus region. we'll bring you more developments as they unfold on the tragedy in dagestan here on r.t. . still to come in the program
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a revolt that's reaching through the ages the ancient city of eilat poll largely untouched by the conflict that's tearing syria apart becomes the site of the latest bloody episode between the pro and anti assad factions. and moscow warns it reserves the right to strike back if nato has planned a missile defense system in europe breaches its security that's still to come this hour. now to other news america's chief diplomat is urging china to help rein in tensions over iran and north korea's nuclear activities hillary clinton is in beijing right now and said both the u.s. and china should work together to restrain pauling young from a further provocation and prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon clinton's visit comes at an extremely delicate time in their relations beijing i.q. says the u.s. of meddling in its intent all affairs after the u.s.
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embassy briefly sheltered a chinese dissident activist it's also irritated over washington's military build up in the asia pacific in an apparent effort to contain time is growing regional cloud khan hallinan from the foreign policy in focus a think tank needs american policy towards china is very close to call rhetorical. for invite polar kind of relationship because in many ways our china is our number one trade partner. and again a whole trillions of dollars in u.s. bonds we are all kind of locked into an international market so on the one level the cooperation is kind of forced on us by the fact that we're so interesting at the same time you get this. growing military tension and chinese are also very uncomfortable about the fact that about eighty percent of their energy
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suppliers arrive by sea generally through the yellow sea those to the energy supplies are basically controlled those waters are controlled by the u.s. fifth fleet and the u.s. seventh fleet and that makes a chinese nervous i raise neither side would actually like to move to a point where there might be a good controlled mortgage the problem is that you have this military buildup sometimes mistakes happen and in this world where we're talking about nuclear weapons except room. mistakes can be can be very major so this insurance i want to be concerned about the arms build up not just between china and the united states but other asian cowers as well and growing she all that this looks a lot like the cold war isn't making sixty's and the one nine hundred sixty s. with zero sense of trying to kind of enclosed in contain china as the united states try to contain rush. to set up his own institute in china to study
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social and economic developments the first sees a new kind of cold war on the horizon here's some of what will hear later this hour . we've heard a lot of talk about multiple over world but last century it was it's over us this to be very simple minded about this is the us and china that bipolar world is going to be dominated by the bipolar connection of china and the us and people will make countries will make decisions and calibrate their their actions against what they perceive will be the response of the u.s. and or china that there will be a bipolar world replacing a soviet union u.s. but very different bases so no knowledge or not or yes a cold war but sort of a cold war with the soviet union on an ideological basis with china on
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economic. two of egypt's a leading presidential candidates are suspending their campaigning they blame the ruling military council for wednesday's brutal attack on protesters after twenty people were killed and more than a hundred injured by unknown attackers sparking for the clashes the rally was supporting a disqualified truck conservative islamist tended it seen as a one of the frontrunners before he was banned various political forces accusingly military orchestrating the bloodshed there for its looks into the tales religious tension have created in post-revolutionary egypt. taking phone in middle east and. this is the leading comic actor. and his satirical film the leader is just one of
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a number in which he stirred the flounders him in prison for offending islam is a ruling that seemed raging with the public but this revolution was executed so that was it got the american melting pot case of i got really mad about the i care because i know that it was better known to the rest of the country i was very very right the freedom of expression and with. such convictions accosting a cloud a very artistic plans actions which the great and the good of the arab movie industry a quick to condemn after being banned the years and in the barracks hardline parties like the muslim brotherhood and the newly created this new policy have gained serious political clout having won the lion's share of seats in parliament and people here in egypt. has hope.
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to build a new egypt in the. world which is what will that new egypt look like for groups like hell no it means simply. much strict muslim kurds have no problem with. this system so we have our culture out of this or culture of content and out of equality and. unity as we live in egypt so i think the system and the laws have to come from this culture and this culture means islamic world. many of these pushing for implementing shari'a law in egypt at least publicly that it could still be a long way off but there are already signs that change is taking place a lot of people who are currently governmental come to this for president are being very cautious about the statements that they make with the go to policy everyone is preaching moderate islamists but the same time there's certainly an undercurrent like for instance we're going to change that i'm slightly we're not going to make
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schools but we're going to preach religion better at schools they matter how subtle the differences may be at the moment egypt's eric cheek restraint in meeting its each and the results of what happens right now keep the ferals the generations certain. kyrie. researchers who herriot from the car a center for human rights says there are alarming similarities between the current unrest and that which egypt endured before the parliamentary election. there are serious doubts within the egyptian public. even before the clashes have started and currently escalating that the elections might be pushed forward the same the same concerns have been voiced recently by political different from the two groups and parliamentarians with even rumors seeing yesterday that has asked for it to postpone the elections due to the current unrest in front of advocacy. gaffes
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nonetheless that in the press conference today have said that this is a do these are rumors and the elections will happen in july it's important to mention in this context that during the previously before the parliamentary elections last november a similar clashes have started in mohamed mahmoud and so it's particularly interesting if we are to compare how. we need to immediately before elections a couple of months or a couple of weeks before elections. now for more news head online to our t. dot com where right now we're literally bringing you the widest of views causes for a few shocking shots thrill seekers and russia's fall users show their head for heights with these a dizzying pictures posted online although the local police weren't too thrilled. plus the hunting fox of the phone hacking scandal plaguing rupert murdoch's news corporation these high level calls for many of his
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american t.v. broadcasting licenses to be pulled. now rochelle warns it could launch a preemptive strike against the nato led defense shield plan for europe if divisions between them over the project reach a critical point the country's military chiefs have been voicing their concerns at an international conference on missile defense in moscow as a niece and now explains. the missile defense has been in a deadlock for some time now but certainly no secret between the u.s. russia and nato and once again russian officials today reiterated the center that the bad deadlock needs to end or else russia is going to take responsive action we've heard the phrase preemptive strike this is pretty harsh rhetoric we're
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hearing from russia they're very serious about their their concerns their national security concerns being taken into consideration by nato and the u.s. we also heard from officials that if some kind of compromise isn't made that they're warning robin fact another arms race so very strong words coming from russia what they're hoping to come out of this today's summit is first of all to prove that these so-called rogue states like iran and south korea which the u.s. and nato say this missile defense system which is well under. way in eastern europe in poland romania even as far as turkey that russia has research and is giving basically officials details on why they believe those two countries certainly don't have the missile capabilities to reach europe so a lot of questions surrounding the goals behind this defense system so close to russia's border and also showing a computer model of why exactly this missile system poses a threat to russia's national security in detail this is something moscow has been
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trying to convince the two of us through dialogue for years now washington continues to stress that the system is not against russia like i said that it's against iran and north korea but russia just isn't convinced but let's not forget that hot mike that we heard in south korea where obama told medvedev hang in there i'll be ready to compromise after the election and of course it's an election year in a lot of countries across the globe in twenty twelve and officials certainly understand so what we're going to hear most likely as this two day summit wraps up is baby steps we're ready for dialogue but how far both sides are willing to compromise is still very unclear. nato says the missile shield poses no threat to russia because moscow's intercontinental ballistic missiles are too fast and too sophisticated for the planned system to intercept but paris based political enemy is a john laughland says it's not convincing enough. i find it pretty rich actually that
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the american should be saying this about their missile system when they refuse to listen to the iranians who say that their civil civilian nuclear program poses no threat whatsoever to anybody threats are a matter of perception but also a reality and the fact is that as far as we know iran has no nucular. weapons capability and doesn't plan one while the americans are planning a missile shield which although it may not be they may be telling the truth when they say it's not directed against russia the fact is it's a new weapon system and it can be presumably directed against or at russia in a matter of seconds. spanish police have made a number of arrests at a protest in bus along the way european central bank meeting security precautions
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ahead of the talks have been heavily ramped up spain even going so far as to reinstate checkpoints along its border with funds to try and limit the number of demonstrators arriving from within europe the fear was that a potentially massive protests could turn violent thousands of riot police were deployed with reinforcements on standby the e.c.b. chief they resisted calls to begin buying up spanish bonds as investors abandon the country's debt auctions instead the urging patience over austerity saying it needs time to work that spain reels from disasters unemployment levels and million strong austerity demonstrations business expert a year high and then of bird felt editor in chief of trends magazine believed cut through only cause more problems. in the short term and even medium term results of these kinds of policies just as we have seen in greece is that the recession gets worse and employment problems and budget problems also get worse and they are
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absolutely not thinking in terms of larger budget deficits to stimulate the economy now what the european central bank and mr druggy are thinking of is much more in terms of liberalization which constraint. deregulation in a lot of markets that's the way they are thinking but of course the e.c.b. can not solve the structural problems which are characteristic of this monetary european monetary union. an apparent protest against president assad at syria's aleppo university met a bloody end today leaving four dead and two hundred arrested and very five video from the clashes showed troops and students together attacking the demonstrators on my national be a senior columnist at the. newspaper in neighboring lebanon blames much of the violence on arms a pool of. let's look at the situation in
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a realistic way there are some many tanks that are all around syrian cities major syrian cities there are gunmen you know and it's very difficult they're not very well organized so there are different groups of armed men on the streets and it's very difficult for the army the syrian army to withdraw from the cities and leave the ground for the government so that's also in making things more complicated what is required is that the government would actually back down and the syrian army would withdraw the tanks from the cities and that's very difficult to implement and there are weapons being smuggled into syria last week there was a shipment of weapons that were stopped by the lebanese army on the lebanese coast and there was a huge shipment of some some heavy some high caliber weapons and this could create a lot of damage and i think that the countries surrounding syria should actually make put more pressure on on stopping the smuggling of weapons to syria because smuggling weapons to syria will only increase the violence and violence will lead
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to more violence and this is a vicious circle. japan is set to turn off its last working reactive this weekend so the fuel rods can be replaced that's going to leave one of the world the largest industrial powers without a source of nuclear power for the first time in almost fifty yes' the government has bowed to public pressure following last year's tsunami triggered triple meltdown at the focus ema react to them dr howard hayden professor of physics at connecticut university believes it's just a matter of time before tokyo turns their reactors back on as they have four reactors and they have one of them operating but it will be down for refueling as it is what they're doing is burning a lot of residual oil and the the pact on the price of residual oil has been shelter for as far away as hawaii where the phrase for electricity is
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very very high because of that that decision to shut the nukes and but it's costing them very dearly they have got nearly ill enough electricity and they have actually called on some factories to cut back their operations quite a bit it's already been a problem there been some american manufacturers that were unable to. the products that they wanted from slackers in japan. those factories or selectively shut down by the lack of power there will probably go back to nuclear and do try it's because money talks. a reminder of our breaking news twin deadly blasts are thought to have killed at least fifteen people and injured more than eighty near the capital of dagestan in russia's north caucuses police say a suicide bomber detonated the bomb while stopped near a checkpoint and while officers battle the resulting fire
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a second blast went off around twenty minutes later we'll bring you more details on the fatal bombings inductees done as a come in. in the meantime here on our china's a booming economy is just one of the factors which have raised up the global influence rankings in recent decades up next we take a look at what else is behind beijing's swift success.
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thank you very much for being with us today it's a pleasure sir thank you for having me to china has been a mystery for scholars throughout centuries why is it such a challenge for thinkers these days up till these days everything is revealed now it's now it's a different challenge they were still in charge and so i was still in charge well. you know first thousands of years there was such an insulated isolated place and others didn't come in and it's only been relatively in recent years there are a lot of people trying to i myself have been going there for forty four years since nine hundred sixty seven. but that's new for westerners to spend so much time there were two did before but now they're all over the place although i think the west he
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reported is not very good about china but there are a lot of people there and my wife and i have been going there for the last ten years and but it is still kind of a mystery it's because of their language it's because it's a country now with no ideology and suddenly said the other day that history was their religion in china and i think that's true. it's that that's the only thing that really holds everything together now and not the only thing but you know. they have that kind of reverence for their history which they know so well through through all of the dynasties and so on and which the west has always a zero information about and that's why it's a big mystery you know regardless all the credit with china does face some major problems like gender inequality income inequality corruption and by mental issues could that undermine the growth well you know all of these problems and these these
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are the problems of china are talked about and written about in these papers and magazines and speeches all over china all the time this is totally open china. that their biggest problem is their growing inequality the growing income gap between urban and rural. and the answer your question is no because it's so so openly talked about and we monitor it with our institute in india we monitor all of the provinces and in newspapers and all the provinces the two biggest issues that are in the pages and in the news pages are corruption and the environment and dealing dealing with both of those these are issues that are not hidden these are the most talked about face in china and the leadership the broad china is this for . leadership that you have to imagine can and can continue to deal with those
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problems or you can. do a little better job as it goes along now let's talk and paralyse as china is slowing growing ties with weaker asia african countries the kind of the chinese to do everything to africa and to some other countries differs greatly from what the west or the west was giving it was it was a government to government you know who. that's what happened in the money the chinese make a deal they say here's the deal we will build your airport we will be jewish sports stadiums and so forth and you agree to sell us oil and energy we need at market price. and it's the africans many africans describe as a win win. arrangement versus what the west has been doing with their aid programs all these years so china is absolutely connected with africa as well as as well as
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asia because of how smart they've been in the arrangements they have to to create win win situations for those countries say its economy only and not their will to evolve into or encourage states to build an empire you know the china china it's never been an. acquisition a country to begin with but they're making their arrangements and their deals not to acquire anyone or to build an empire but to it's mostly an economic basis to choose to assure themselves of the resources that they need for the rapid growth they are experiencing and they are in our view will continue to experience so here's what also many people think that with this economic and military prowess china is poised to become the center of the new most high power world it's an old. polar world and by the way there they have been building their military but it's
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still you know the u.s. has a military that's equal to all the other militaries of the world put together and i've heard of we've heard a lot of talk about multi i told the world but last century it was the soviet union us this century to be very simple minded about this century is the us and china that bipolar that world is going to be dominated by the bipolar can. china and the us and people will make countries will run incisions and calibrate their their actions against what they perceive will be the response of the us and or china the there will be a bipolar world replacing the soviet union the us but on a very different basis so no knowledge of war or yes a cold war but sort of a cold war but with the soviet union on the nardil logical but basis with china on economic thank you very much. thank you very much.
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it's a pleasure is that so much of the taxpayers' money i mean to say she's made a lot of people and many people are turning to facebook's time like to share all kinds of experiences and moments others are concerned about the security and safety of this new. there hasn't been anything yet on t.v. . it is to get the maximum political impact. the full source material is what helps keep journalism honest we. so we want to present. something else. so.
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please please. please . wealthy british style it's time to. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy is a report on our. breaking
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news from our. last head to one of the major cities in russia's north caucasus at these fifteen people are believed dead and dozens of others are wounded police say a call driven by a suicide bomber was exploded at a traffic control pose a second blast went off shortly after as officers struggled to put out the first fire. and all the news hillary clinton pitches for china support on north korea and iran but the u.s. military's asia pacific buildup and support for chinese dissidents leaves beijing wary. and egypt's a fledgling democracy looks increasingly vulnerable ahead of the presidential election as violence flares over blacklists a candidate's.


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