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libya heads to the polls to choose a new parliament against a backdrop of bloodshed and chaos three years since the overthrow of the gadhafi regime promised to bring peace and democracy. go in europe security watchdog call for the troops in eastern ukraine to be extended his renewed battles between the army and local militias rattle the temporary cease fire. and there's always a junk threaten to cut us off from vital communications satellites we speak to the man on a mission to say. hello
there thanks for watching a with r.t. international. now libyans go to the polls on wednesday to elect a new parliament this is the country is going through the worst violence since the revolution there three years ago since the toppling of muammar gaddafi in libya has been on a leadership round about swapping one head of state for another in fact whoever is chosen the head of the new parliament is going to be the country six leader in the last two and a half years in the side from the politicians this popular support for this man who have tar a rogue general who launched a war on militias last month his artie's poor asli. it was a time when david cameron and his allies paraded the libyan revolution as a win for western democracy gave me great salute your courage and well we are proud of the role that we play doubt we know this was your revolution from your bravery
a time when tony blair's handshake with colonel gadhafi was conveniently forgotten and maybe now the british prime minister in my twenty fifth get that the libyan democratic project did not turn out quite as planned and their family is. odd and violent state weighs political stability. with our internal security for its people always out in security in its border the point of entry election is underway but the hand of the rule seems very far away two months ago parliament was overrun by gunmen jihadists militias and gangsters have taken over the streets as the climate of fear intensifies a growing number of libyans look to jennifer lee for have tar as they say via his supporters see him as the only man capable of crushing radical armed groups and building a national army the us excel has promised to rid the country of foreign fighters
and with strong links to egypt's new president washington considers him a cia asset but not content with meddling from a far the united states has sparked outrage by seizing a libyan citizen from benghazi but i think that america came in and kidnapped a person we might have different opinions about him out of this is silly than citizen no matter who he is what they can mean and keeping that someone from going get them but america's saying nothing america is not responsible for what happened in libya nor is it responsible for what's happening in iraq today western powers were quick to praise themselves for they were initially if it's in libya and just as fast to disavow all this. on civility in being ghazi the bombed out ruins from general have times last offensive are still smoldering libyans office treated but feel powerless even with voting slips in the hands the last time they had a revolution it did not turn out so well. the twenty eleven to more
broad economic instability to libya oil production has dropped sharply and has so far failed to reach pretty uprising levels and the g.d.p. banks back a little following the revolution but started falling again as public debt steadily rose the election is now being hailed by many as a way out of the crisis but the director of libya's first policy think tank believes there is still many challenges ahead. the difficulty is whether or not those that are chosen through the elections are respected by the collective will of the people whether militias or other on groups you know respect the outcomes of of the actual electoral process or the foot of symptoms in libya that could. result in a civil conflict and conflict among stroy has been called for the works various militias amongst various cities. though i would say that's a very very nuanced conflict and it's it's mainly conflict over financial i
wouldn't say it's a people versus people who are tired versus town all out on this lot but i would say that there are some dangerous storms the moment still to come in the program playing with al qaida the cia once considered using a some of the land in dolls with the peel off face to spook kids in pakistan and afghanistan we've got the story coming up shortly. now the temporary truce in eastern ukraine should be extended that is the call coming from russia supported by the european security watchdog the current cease fire ends on friday morning and it's proving to be very fragile so far was broken again by renewed fighting in the city sloviansk with kiev accusing local militia of shooting down an army helicopter artie's the wrong course erev is in eastern ukraine for us. months of deadly violence have taken their toll on the citizens in the east of ukraine but there are signs
a political solution could be in the offing at times it's cease fire is now in place and moscow's also taking steps to defuse the situation with president putin calling for russian troops to be disallowed from potentially going into ukraine but this could all be for nothing if the truth fails to hold. you shouldn't demand disarmament especially in eastern ukraine while radical groups like the right sector are still carrying weapons although it's often been promised that these basically illegal units will lay down their arms they didn't do that they haven't even left my done yet i believe there's no sense in demanding anti-government activists lay down arms under such circumstances anger continues to simmer in the east and west of the country as fighters from both sides continue to die the plan is. our goal is the complete withdrawal fighters and their placement by people from the general staff and the means to understand their government as
well as general for let them fight now. it's a real mess it's those in power who have to fight not the ordinary people. what's going to put it when you have deputies there or their children or people from the general staff or ministry of defense then it will all come to an end very quickly. shellshocked slug ounce cans been without electricity food and water supplies for weeks with most of the residents forced to seek shelter in russia where dozens of refugee camps have sprung up those who chose to stay behind however still holds out hope for a political settlement. that is june still it has to be solved by political means not guns. the most important thing is life one would give life to our children and what they see now is a war i don't want my kids to leave like this so to cut the world we need to have hope we need to have peace with this friday the last day of the ceasefire may prove
it during points showing whether the shaky truce will hold or simply break down from our koester of artsy donetsk ukraine. the u.s. and the u.k. are threatening russia with further sanctions you can head to r.t. dot com to find out why and to follow our live updates on the crisis in ukraine. now a game of real life space invaders is being played out above our heads off the satellites risk being hit by a rising amount. for a recess solution to explosions like this one an entrepreneur says his start up business can bring sweeping changes in space. our daily lives depend a totally depended on the satellite on a city like technologies like communications whether broadcasting g.p.s. so we should keep that space as it to be very sustainable we let you be moved top
two hundred space debris the largest distillery so that we guess to be lies the destiny of a in a space object to the space and to do that we are now designing the castle to light which. they were in a big them down to their atmosphere and then and also the mothership which. seeks to satellites together for example if your satellite he's lost by hitting by debris it would have taken what about five years to precede it and more than one hundred millions to cover it so that's a huge. step become high green is green paste an executive from the organization has been caught flying back and forth to work despite their m.t.a. campaign we'll bring you this story later in the program.
old picture of today's leaves. on the sun from around the globe. up to. fifty. hello again as if drones satellites and tracking devices to thwart there in pakistan were not enough the cia was also once considering using children's toys that's according to reports in american media that have now been confirmed by the spy agency. as the day to. the toy market is a lucrative industry generating a reported eighty four billion dollars in global revenue and it makes sense everywhere around the world toys generally make kids happy except when the cia gets involved according to the washington post the spy agency concocted
a plan in two thousand and five to develop osama bin ladin demon dolls aimed at scaring children and their parents the goal was to instill fear in families that would cause them to turn away from the real terrorist the twelve inch figurines were painted with heat dissolving material designed to peel off and reveal a red faced demon like creature with piercing green eyes and black facial markings the code name for the project was devil eyes the plan was to distribute the toys to children in afghanistan and pakistan where the cia was trying to win hearts and minds the cia claims only three prototypes were developed before the project was canceled however a source tells the washington post that hundreds of bin ladin demon action figures were developed and sent to karate in two thousand and six although the cia did not move forward with the covert operation one of the creepy demon figures reportedly
remains the agency's headquarters reporting from washington d.c. marina point are to. me more middle east analyst ahmed fasc thinks there must be better ways to spend money on fighting terrorism than scaring children with choice . psychological war or fear is. a weapon in any struggle in modern day warfare but it's not the only. factor that defines these kinds of. measures that the usually the secret service or intelligence community fakes in fighting terrorism however since these action figure toys were directed to children to try to create live music in the subconscious that bin laden is a devil or mana devil or what he represents i believe maybe
a different approach like investing in the u.k. should of these children would be of much higher results. at the battle of the spanish national football team didn't end with them being booted that the world cup their trip home was eliminated when lightning struck the plane they were on heading back to madrid twelve website party dot com to get the details on that and while you're there check out time put a stop to trying to shield the younger generation from smoking by not allowing them to buy cigarettes ever the details of the controversial initiative i just take away . right from the scene to. search for you and i think that you're. on our recorders. instrument.
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laboratory. was able to build its most sophisticated robot with john ridley doesn't give a darn about anything. to teach creation why it should care about humans and. this is why you should care only dot com. greenpeace may be campaigning for us to cut down on travel because of carbon emissions but when it comes to their chiefs they seem to have a different attitude one of the group's top executives has flown from luxembourg to amsterdam and back on a daily basis at the charity's expense since twenty twelve and not counting the huge cost to the organization his travel has amounted to over seven tons of carbon dioxide emissions and that's the equivalent to three tons of recycled waste one
household annual electricity consumption all according to the u.s. environmental agency the same carbon footprint as seventeen virals of oil raw and holiday wrote a book about green pieces policies and he believes their words are very often not matching their actions. most observers would probably say it's hypocritical is especially when you hear executives defending it as as a compromise between you know the needs of a business and impacting the environment which is basically exactly what greenpeace asked others not to do but i assume that what people are upset about is greenpeace is very public about condemning other people for their decisions and their you know sort of environmental impact and then in private or behind closed doors is sort of doing whatever they personally think is best or personally benefits them and that's where you see charges of hypocrisy you know greenpeace because it has
a noble mission or because they think they have a noble mission they are somehow. you know above the rules or can do whatever they think is right and that kind of relativity creates the problems like we're talking about now. clouds of smoke of covered parts of the russian city of novelists a beer after a half constructed shopping center caught fire at least two people have been taken to hospital with burns and several nearby buildings have been evacuated because of heavy smoke because of the fire which damaged several stories of the building is still on. let's have a quick look at some other world news now starting with a series of bomb attacks on the cairo metro stations at least two people have been injured the explosions occurred within minutes of each other during the morning rush metro lines are now closed egypt has seen a wave of violence since the army ousted the country's first democratically elected
president almost a year ago and authorities launched a crackdown on his supporters. in paris police have cracked down on striking rail workers over five hundred people gathered in the center of the capital angry plans for reform the national rail service scuffles erupted when riot police tried to push protesters off the main roads railway workers in paris have been on strike for over two weeks now continuing from a national strike. and in the northern pakistan city of peshawar gunmen have opened fire on a passenger plane while it was landing a woman was killed immune to the incident two crew members were wounded pakistani authorities are still looking for the attackers group says they carried out the assault but militants are currently active in the tribal northwest regions of the country. and at least thirty two people have been killed as iraqi security forces try to regain control of the country's largest oil refinery in the strategic town of baiji officials say many of the dead and wounded were civilians bice's had
earlier claim to have captured the refinery the escalating crisis in the country's prompting fears of instability on the global oil markets well aaron aid and finance analyst edward harrison tackled this in boom bust a little later on today. i think the politics affect the economy and that the politics and the political games that will need to be played here in iraq will affect the economy more than just the oil situation the reality is that your politics do impact the economics and vice a versa so what happens in iraq it potentially could have negative implications on economics just because of the politics i think the interesting is oil basically i mean does iraq not that be a country economically speaking when the global stage but it has a lot of oil because it has all that means that it can have a disruptive impact on oil markets.
that's going bust a little later on politicians in the u.k. have been signed in the influx of immigrants from the nine year old gary after brussels liftin point restrictions for them here is estimated britain could see a rise of fifty thousand people a year coming from the to eastern european countries meanwhile some brits the choosing to reverse the trend and settle down in remain yet instead of peace can often reports that michael is british but spent most of his life outside the u.k. his father works in the military and the family is doing its fair share of globetrotting but it's in romania where mike decided to settle down and open a border he's been running for five years now i love the opportunities here i love my life here my best still the nightlife you know i like to party and it's one of the reasons why i went into this business i love the people the climates the
country is so you know and the media you see more than welcoming since the beginning of this year they've been able to travel and work all over the some british deputies worried immigrants could start flooding in even suggested running a scare campaign to put them off coming to the u.k. there are many. saw the letter side of the situation and started campaigning for british citizens to move here and work instead since romania's accession to the e.u. one thousand and seven brits no longer have to register when they moved here so it's hard to say the exact number of them living here but according to the british embassy it's somewhere between three and four thousand and some have even made a business out of helping other newcomers to get started in this country like another british ex-pat who's left the u.k. eight years ago after his id company went bankrupt he makes a living here by helping other experts register firms find staff buy property and offers other help with foreign businessmen may need when setting up shop rumania has a long long way to go before it could be perceived as let's say
a western european type country but for a guy like myself yes i would recommend anyone to come here romania is far from the wealthiest of the e.u. states in fact with the average salary of less than four hundred euros per month it's one of the poorest to the surprise of many word of a mass exodus of romanians to the rest of the e.u. this country has actually given thousands of westerners opportunities they couldn't find at home you got this kind of r t the grist. thanks for being with international today on back with more news in just over half an hour's time before that i pay several discusses the fragile cease fire and eastern ukraine with a panel of guests in crosstown.
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a limited nature underway to avoid an all out civil war so it remains to be seen whether the regime in syria today one thing is certain violence only to buy ukraine . the situation in ukraine i'm joined by my guest. in washington he's director of the rice institute for serbian studies in columbus we have john. quickly he is a professor emeritus at ohio state university who dealt with the crimea issue at the request of the state department and here in moscow we cross to erich krauss he's an independent political risk analyst all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in fact that means you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encouraged the boys to do we have a light at the end of the tunnel we have inform all. a lot of the powers that be. keeping their hands off it but there are some talks starting in ukraine about resolving this horrific crisis any optimism on your in your mind. unfortunately
peter i'm not optimistic at all i think this is just a smokescreen to provide for another offensive against the two regions in the east i have not seen any sort of tangible proof that kiev is ready to negotiate and what is there to negotiate their so-called fifteen point peace plan is basically calling for unconditional surrender and poroshenko is inauguration speech basically said he's not willing to condone any sort of federal is ation or equality in ukraine so i'm not really sure what is there to make out of this except for just another smokescreen john in colombia do you see this is a smokescreen because we had a number of conversations between putin and merkel in merkel and the french president hollande there's a lot of pressure now on camp to do something to start simmering this down we had also putin asked the federation council here in russia to withdraw the authority to send in russian troops to protect russian speakers and russians in in east ukraine i mean there's movement internationally there.