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very warm welcome to you this is coming from the russian capital with me alice habits is finally enjoying some sign off to you but i've rain washed away the dense small good noxious fumes that have been tormenting the russian capital for days now well officials say that some wall flies under control but many all still raging because of the wreck breaking heat wave all she's an isa now he is in the back he had regional. to him to cool misses southeast of moscow. this is how it all starts with a small flame that can quickly engulf the entire forest making this a very fierce battle for emergencies workers and volunteers. one of the biggest operations in fighting these fires happened from the air port an airport in the resign region one of the worst hit by these fires and the emergency
as you can see how our coppers are also working to put out these flames it was quite a ride we took of my guys that want to. drive that in fact why prime minister vladimir putin chose to come here to fly on one of those planes we just want to see the process himself of course it's not only of parties and volunteers trying to contain these flames ordinary people citizens are doing what they can to help gather and whatever items they can food water clothes to help those who have lost everything and were terribly hoping that this crisis will soon come to an end and he says now way r.t.d. resign region. was not knowing the russians that are helping those affected by the families people from all the countries are sending down condolences some even want to help but the blazes. were emmett's discovered when she met with the farmer. this is a man whose sense of duty knows no national borders
a retired firefighter daniel coleus saw the reports of the forest blazes raging in russia and felt compelled to offer his help so he wrote to prime minister putin. i want to. function operations and you win the russian federation and i'm available on request as a personal offer to your country with that in mind daniel prepares for action he says he's ready to go to the airport the moment he receives word his help is welcome. or still feel that. russia has a problem with. people from all around the world offering to join the fight against the force of nature volunteers from fellow reduced spoke area from among more than one hundred sixty thousand people now estimated to be battling the blazes daniel
started his career in rural fire fighting and says that's prepared him well for tackling the type of blazes sweeping through russia. a lot of a lot of foreigners in rural areas including foreign military. and in terms of the foreigners are occurring in russia. in the world. we would spend money we hear some of times and hope someone to do with exactly the same type of four of the one that we dealt with in the story was to do it for a break and of words dig a trench down below the page. for spreading on the news the ground even though daniel retired two years ago he says in his mind he's still on the front line no matter where you are in the world for for. there to help show you glory of.
the ship. russia. point of store the person who. you simply. and the people that. the paramedics the four forces to come in and do their job daniel clearly is packed and ready to go the only thing stopping him flying to russia is red tape coleus says if russia temporarily suspended the visa regime for emergency workers he and hundreds like him would flood to russia to quash the flames you are at it essex. the worst drought in fifty years and russia has the government to introduce next. week the other cultural ministry says this is home this is the fifty five million tonnes well that's just too long to be domestic your portion say it could be october before the country starts exporting again after the harvest because the red with ropes of the world's third largest
wheat exported last year global prices for the grain when all you know moves are both from the food and agricultural organization of the united nations says that is . as you may find the russian government in its best and. i sincerely hope that it is still not a case where we will have a grain shortage but there is certainly a very severe situation in terms of supply and the drought has been extremely severe and the production shortfalls are far more far more than i anticipated as early as three weeks ago therefore it is understandable that the restrictions of on exports is a one way to compact domestic food inflation especially the price of bread wheat mostly is useful and i think this is what the government at the end decided to do i'm not sure that they would that many of the options perhaps they could have also consider taxing exports or perhaps do a good deal in knowing gradual terms but you know in situations like this as the.
you know governments tend to go for the most secure of the measures which is the total ban there had been a very extraordinary action to the ban in russia and the prices. rose very sharply if you're glad that they have calmed down a little bit the market is actually taking into consideration of invent trees that are available in other countries in particular in north america so they even invent results and we believe that globally this year is global supply and demand for wheat although a bit tighter than we had anticipated it still is very much manageable and we can even take care of the disastrous emergencies currently under currently in pakistan so the inventors are not the i mean russia is drawing down on inventor is it will be some more here and but in general terms we are in much better situation than for example in two thousand and seven and eighty should be chief you'll recall we had
a global food crisis and i think that the russian solution given the situation not just with the grains but also be defiant and all the uncertainty surrounding it really left the government of doubt much other choice and it is understandable. while russia is suffering a grain shortage because of the intense heat wave in india millions of people are going hungry for different reason charan singh investigates one stalks of rice and wheat are failing so reach those who most need it. india is home to work quarter of the world's starving people and one third of its malnourished children here in the village of dollars poured in eastern india had nothing to give us four days yes of unlimited hungry child cries all the time there is no food to feed here how can you survive like this to give the child quite a just me to drink water yet the government has record amounts of surplus stocks fifty nine million tons of wheat and rice it does have
a huge public distribution system that provides free food to families below the poverty line but corruption and complex bureaucracy means the poorest of the poor often don't make it on the list. we are poor people desperate for food to eat our children go to sleep hungry names are not on the government's poverty list and we didn't get any food growing from the government can we do ultimately we would have no choice but to commit suicide. with people starving the recent images of piles of wheat rotting at a storage facility erupted into a major political issue in the state of punjab it was discovered forty nine thousand tons of food green had perished despite taking precautions there is every likelihood as we have in the household there right now where you are boarding your cup of tea from a curtain because likelihood. can spin on the table. and if you see a. degree in which we handle our. losses.
abundance i'm standing in one of the largest food storage depos in the capital new delhi impermanent where houses such as this would fix roofs the grain is safe but when grain a stored temporary like this with just a plastic cover to keep out the rain it can last only one year and with the government keeping seventeen million tons of wheat and rice stored like this because it simply doesn't have enough permanent warehouses you can see this. one of the problem experts see about ten million tonnes enough to feed hundred forty million people for a month has been through at least one monsoon and is at risk of rotting if this green were released instead it could help those most in need but distributing it will cost one billion dollars and the government cannot afford to add to its food subsidy that doesn't cover is good news for modern his family who depend on the handouts. we cannot afford to buy rice for our family whatever food grain the
government is allowing to run its warehouses the ration cards the issue don't reach the actual core whatever race is distributed to the local dealer for us is instead sold by him in the open market. with global wheat prices rising due to the drought in russia if india loses its wheat stalks to poor storage this could fuel the price surge that would hit the. hardest court in seeing our to the. president a tropical he may have a poor harvest but it's also a bearing fruit but warm weather has led to a proliferation of peaches lemons and orange is in the central russian says you know far more months earlier than expected this is green house in favor time but knowledge chains that produce crops but wealth locals are of no use to potatoes and small sayings that we think straight from the tree. in iraq to
us back to the nation the distance that al qaeda is trying to bribe members of the green to return the terrorist organization of politicians going around fan kind if making a big comeback partly to use the power vacuum and political instability of the country the us paid for cooperstown was around before with all five of the coalition forces but now it is. to pay for. the american dream that janice you broke this story told my colleague. at the confirmation of the facts. the sons of iraq were a group who were credited with helping stop the violent insurgency throughout two thousand and six two thousand and seven been hired ever since by the americans people who are a cornerstone of the future security for this country however as the americans
prepare to leave they've handed over responsibility in managing the sons of iraq program to the iraqi government the iraqi government's commitment to become a predominantly sunni sons of iraq groups has not been a stroll over recent months a very sharp spate of attacks against sons of iraq meet is and militiamen and we're seeing some very disturbing reports recently about al qaida offering more money. today than they would be receiving by the government and indeed some of those approaches being successful so we were told yesterday we spoke to one. sons of iraq leader who said that one hundred of his members have not turned up for the last two months to pick up salaries he says that can only mean one thing being paid by the enemy so if you're not going to be good news for washington d.c. and capitol hill that. saddam hussein's former deputy has accused president obama of quote leaving iraq to the wolves saying u.s.
troops should stay now given the troop pullout at the end of this month surely it's not the right time for the americans to leave. but there are remarkable words for saddam hussein's chief tend to be calling for the americans to be starting he said that it was a massive mistake made to come here to invade in the first place but to leave iraq like this would indeed in his words be feeding the countries of the world. nothing is stable here there is a security vacuum. there is no stability in the near future at all there is a vicious political stalemate and the few tenets that this is size he is built on the army perhaps the police force in a couple of other things like that which could potentially keep the country secure in the future certainly not ready to do so now so his words were a direct challenge to the white house which is saying that the job is done that the institutions are ready to take over including the army and that iraq the
foundations of a new iraq have been laid if you look around the country there are many people who would dispute that we are seeing a slow but steady uptick in violence on a daily weekly and monthly basis and we have seen so for the last five months so the mood on the streets is not good this is a sense of dread is the americans prepared to disappear and i think that they will have to mount a pretty strong case as to why their position at the job is done should be believed . last he spoke to veteran journalist john the pilger he thinks the america is tracking that well by saying it's pulling out of the war in iraq. this announcement by. the be the end of the combat mission next year is nonsense and that's another example of the of the media simply taking a face value something that told by authorities in fact there's going to be
something like ninety four bases left and sixty thousand troops and the surge so-called that is an increase in the number of mercenaries they call them contractors so far from getting out there was a great expression by a great irish investigative journalist called claude coburn never believe in a thing until it's officially denied. we should apply that to all statements like. you kind of cool. the next hour i say. he come all over russian minute she based. most goings deploying the s. three hundred defense system that protect the republics as space and ground forces protested the new saying it may further intensify tension in the region but have been since the deployment is for defense purposes only and was made on the existing
minute she called for action packed with russia if it amusing a political analyst from the institute of strategic assessment says it's a logical step to do which is the question. of the russia to get three bases deployed in iraq i think it's quite logical systems like. ought to be deployed to protect russian military right back. it wasn't. the war it was georgia in the river gee i'm old. school at salton sea shell and also their backs against repairs their system was designed approximately is thirty years ago it's not all that mainstay all their russian mation old. friends many that are experts in the world think it's probably one of the most. ever defense systems deployed
worldwide. ok that's a great stories making headlines across the globe this hour idol for the pop star and many areas could see the globes causing finals and subpoenas to see down that it is a star goes to the south and east of the country but was not who doesn't want to work tree house now kills fifteen hundred people and the fact that many of them food seem to get the u.n. has launched an appeal to raise nearly half a billion dollars it says is needed to provide emergency aid to the troubles country. more heavy rains and threatening to trigger new landslides in northwest china residents downstream of already been evacuated from their homes as calls as predicted fresh downpours rescue workers continue to search for over six hundred people still trapped in the rubble after a massive landslide the floods in galveston paul that is have already claimed more
than one thousand lives so. venezuelan colombia ad agreed to has it all doing a lot it's always. came at the museum between the venezuelan president hugo chavez and was known to be elected colombian counterparts one. time i had been severed a relegation that venezuela the sheltering colombian rebel. quake of measuring the six on the richter scale struck the peaceful cell for civic life and the value of two fears that would trigger a tsunami said local zonked running off maya grounds no injuries and safe all the reports it already there was minor damage the latest quake a day after a stronger bomb which damaged buildings. in the capital. you kind of call check on our web site hardy dot com for more on any of the stories that we've covered today don't go away they were little villages businesses all the way now with korea. for the full story we've gone to.
the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. every month we give you the future we'll do you understand how we'll get there and what tomorrow brings the best in science and technology from across russia and around the world. join us our technology update on r g. hello and welcome to our business program good to have you with us russia's losses due to the force and p. five still ranging across the country could reach fifteen billion dollars earlier my colleague stephanie monday spoke to tell you a lot of give us more on the impact of the clock cycle conditions on the economy
furthermore she pointed out that the russian government is also losing opportunities in controlling prices using its grain reserves these was initial scene is a very powerful instrument which russian government might use how is a recent liberalist see very different figures symptoms of size of the things reserves because in july and number fishel experts were talking about ten to twenty plus million reserves as it most recent an independent as soon as give us just mine . so i would say the gap is in a maze and also nerves of government and then to distribute thought at the spot of the fund directly to little russian regions so this will definitely he's built it to intervene on the local market and to control prices that mimic whatever if we turn out to inflation what's your full cost for this year inflation this is definitely the kinda key to which probably will be visible very soon and would have
raised the inflation forecast. the level of some point five percent versus our initial view of seven percent are wrong months ago and just responding initial responding to their global grain market grain prices rally however now as we see the conditions in russia continue to deteriorate definitely we can expect that inflation might even critique see this seven point five percent level and as far as i can see the market consensus is now shifting to even higher figures. take a quick look at the markets now russian markets finished the trading day in the red wednesday banks were the worst performers on both of horses. bankrolled two and a half percent energy majors also trade in the red with gas problems in two point four percent on the rise six and look after setting what a half percent at the close. so ever style has put most of its north american steel making assets up for sale its u.s. branch has potential bit is to respond with offers by friday the company office
still operations in warren ohio sparrows point those of the former ruling steel corporation as one package. french g.d.s. with the final north stream participant has paid eight hundred million euros for a nine percent stake in the project the company has bought the share from german shareholders gus and winter shoal each of them has decreased their share from twenty to fifty and a half percent the first stage of the pipeline will be launched next year a controlling stake in north stream is owned by gas from dutch gas we have another nine percent. the world's largest producer of other many i'm has filed a claim against into ross through the london court of international arbitration companies are fighting for control of north. into ross and are looking to buy each other's stake a political one has more and it will generate meeting over at the end of june has provided a new source of conflict. it's a win. to ross with
a twenty five percent stake a normal game for seats on the board but drew star which also has twenty five percent gain only three seats. claims the voting process was flawed just suggesting the risk management which controls about eight percent of its shares through subsidiaries voted with interest russell says that the new rules board is controlled by an unhealthy alliance of interest in or nickel and is demanding an extraordinary shareholders' meeting and new elections i think russo weren't quite prepared for the previous a.g.m. and now i believe the company did it homework. this time around there during to get to where the interest because they are more prepared and they will just get more of their rector's the. work more of their minority shareholders and i believe i think if you can share of minorities could support are you sure so this time recent weeks
have seen result proposed buying out the interest stake only to be met with interest and no risk management proposed buying outre some analysts say a board change is now the only chance for stall to restore its position in. interest has freed up six point thirty five percent of new rules she is from pledged to be bank a move that is seen as preparation for a buyback if that happens result could be left out of the game in the running of norilsk that in general in number of scenarios i mean but then surely they can sell a stake but i understand they're not willing to do it right now and now that option that or sell would be willing to do is to match the company's most almost mean kill but this is not in the interest of interop last nickel itself. so right now i see it as a bit of a deadlock so i really i think the most constructive way right now is for the shareholders just to sit down and talk to each other the warring shareholders. no
rules have previously put aside their differences at the height of the global financial crisis with an agreement not to try and take control of nerve and with parity on the board now that the parity has been broken and with both sides saying they want observers say a new round of negotiations is the only way forward not only business r.t. . now but you can always find most always on our website that r.t. dot com slash business.
a sea rush so it's more freedom is the small get involved and seem to be retreating that there are still hundreds of. thousands of volunteers to help fight the flames and find vital supplies to those affected. russia stops and music schools to ensure its domestic song for so long it wasn't drowned. in global great plains states meanwhile my dear is musing tones of homes typical story just in from of the country home great. big comeback the terrorist group is unfortunately all recruiting springs spurred on by the planned u.s. troop withdrawal from iraq. coming up next here the controversial story of an environmental design cools by coal mining companies in america.