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spree at all by the progeny with coal. a very warm welcome to you this is our seed line for the russian capital with me alice habits. is falling really enjoying some side to overnight rain washed away the dense small good noxious fumes that have been tormenting the russian capital for days officials say some wild fawas on i want to control but many is still raging because of the record breaking heat wave all season he said now is in the badly hit region of riyadh see one hundred kilometers southeast of moscow. this is how it all starts with a small flame that can quickly and golf the entire forest making this a very fierce battle for emergencies workers and volunteers.
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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 services has invited our team to come along for a ride on this ill seventy six. the . water line they began. today. if you want to drop over the past. service like. at the same time down below our first. flight. ready and they also like the body. part. is.
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news. as you can see helicopters are also working to put out these flames it was quite a ride we took the my guys that this is one of the world's kate major and it's in fact why prime minister vladimir putin chose to come here to fly on one of those planes we just flew on and see the process himself of course it's not only authorities and volunteers trying to contain these flames ordinary people citizens are doing what they can to help gathering whatever items they can food water clothes to help those who have lost everything and we're terribly hoping that this crisis will soon come to an. and he's now a r.t. resign region. that's also in the russians that are helping those affected by the fires people from other countries are sending aid and there are some even want to
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help battle the blazes artie's lore ever discovered when she met up with a british former fireman 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 offer to volunteer to assist in firefighting operations and you win the russian federation vailable and 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 the. russian troops are because of the problem with. people from all around the world
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offering to join the fight against the force of nature volunteers from fellow roost spoke area and france are 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 the type of blazes sweeping through russia. sorry farmers. a lot of a lot of rural areas including forests military. and in terms of the for a. moment in the world. we would spend many years we hear so much times and hope someone to do with exactly the same type of foils the one that we. wish to do for a break and of words dig a trench down below the pain to stop for spreading underneath the ground even
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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 and. point to shore the person has to be. the people that. the paramedics the four forces to come in and do their job daniel kohli is packed and ready to go the only thing stopping him flying to russia is red tape caller 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 abbots r.t. essex. when many countries have been experiencing record high temperatures this year which is unusual for all planets according to meteorologist jacqui as for the weather underground website he thinks there is little tunnels the same areas will
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see such heat waves again any time seen. when you have forest fires not only do you have the smog but you've also got carbon monoxide and you've got small particles which are ingested in the lungs and cause problems breathing so that air pollution levels are extremely dangerous as part of this heat level here's part of this heat wave and it's a good thing that the smoke has finally cleared out of moscow that should help significantly with the death toll there have been seventeen countries in the world that have set their all time maximum heat record this year and not a lot of those are surrounding russia for instance finland ukraine and belarus but a lot of countries in the middle east and africa have also sent their all time record high temperature what you saw this year is an unusual phenomena that's not likely to be repeated and you know next year or even they are after that and and so on i mean you can look back at two thousand and three when europe particularly france had an incredibly hot heat wave almost as bad as the current russian heat
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wave they have not experienced temperatures like that sense i think in just two years you can have a significant recovery of the ecosystems as long as you don't have a repeat of course of the drought like conditions of this year. and his travels in russia has forced the government to introduce an export ban on wheat tackle cultural ministry says this year's harvest is out to sixty five million tons just enough to meet domestic forces take the table before the country starts exporting again after the harvest because of rain but with russia the world's largest wheat exporter last year global prices for the grain went down the announcement. from the few did not come true privation or the united nations says the decision made by the russian government is the best solution. i sincerely hope it is still not a case where we will have a green shortage but there is certainly
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a very severe situation in terms of supply and the drought has been extremely severe and the production shortfalls are far more far more dissipated 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 am not sure that there were many other options perhaps they could have also considered taxing exports or perhaps do a good deal in knowing gradual terms but you know in situations like this as the year is 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 you're glad that they have calmed down a little bit the market is actually taking into consideration amount of inventors that are available in other countries in particular in north america so that even
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invents results and we believe globally this year's 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 emergency is currently under currently in pakistan so the inventors are not 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's which if you 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 the fire and all the uncertainty surrounding it really left the government of doubt much other choice and it is understandable. why is suffering a grain shorty's because of the intense heat wave in india millions of people are having hungry for a different reason charan singh investigates why stocks and price and wheat and
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failing to reach those who most need sales. those who want 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 a valid general hungry child cries all the time there is no food to feed here how can we survive like this to give this 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. of my 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
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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 if they are taking precautions there's every likelihood as we have in our household. right now where you are boarding your cup of tea for me because like me who. can spin on the table. and if you see a pun but only reserve is the degree in which we handle. losses. 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
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because it simply doesn't have enough permanent warehouses you can see this. the problem experts say 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 come as good news for his family who depend on the handouts. we cannot afford to buy rice for our family whatever food grain the government has is allowing to run its warehouses the ration cards the issue don't reach the actual poor 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 stocks to poor storage this could fuel the price surge and
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that would hit the poor they need india the hardest seeing r t. well russia's president a tropical heat may have brought a poor harvest but it's also bearing fruit the warm weather has led to a proliferation of peaches lemons and oranges in the central russian city of far several months earlier than expected so often this isn't real health is say it's the first time but not the trees that actually produce crops in this part of the wild locals more used to potatoes in the last days of picking things and lemons straight from the tree. in iraq two u.s. backed militia leaders have said al qaida is trying to bribe members of their group to return to the terrorist organization some officials in iraq failed there is making a big comeback paul could use the power vacuum and political instability of its own country while the us paid the songs of iraqi water on the side. but
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now it seems our guide is offering to pay them more once the americans leave the journalist who broke the story told my colleague rory sushi could be a big problem if the issue group members defects. with helping stop the violent insurgency throughout two thousand and six two thousand and seven have been hired ever since by the americans people who are a cornerstone of the future security of this country however as the americans prepare to leave their heritage over responsibility in managing the sons of iraq program to the iraqi government the iraqi government's commitment to the potomac predominantly sunni sons of iraq groups has not been a stroll in over recent months it's a very sharp sprite of attacks against sons of iraq leaders and militia men and we're seeing some very disturbing reports recently about offering more money.
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to them than they have been receiving by the government and in doing some of those approached. being successful so we're 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 from saddam hussein's chief whip tend to be calling for the americans to be staying he said there 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
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is stable here there is a security vacuum and there is no stability in the near future at all there is a vicious political stalemate and the few tenets that this is he is built on the army perhaps the police force in a couple of other things like that which could potentially take 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 that the job is done and that the institutions are ready to take over including the army and the foundations of the new iraq have been laid if you look around the country there are many people who would dispute that. we are seeing a slow steady uptick in violence on a daily weekly and monthly basis and we have seen so for the last five months the mood on the streets is not good there's a sense of dread as the americans prepare to disappear and i think that they will have to mount a pretty strong case as to why their position the job is done should be believed.
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now that. is deploying. s. three hundred air defense system there to protect the republic space and ground forces were georgia protested the muse saying it may further intensify tension in the region but a profit insists the deployment is the defense this is only and was made under the existing military cooperation pat with russia because it means in a political analyst from the institute of strategic assessment says it's a logical step after george's aggression. no with the russian media three base is deployed the. i think it's been widely logical you like. to be deployed to protect russian military to protect policy on population it wasn't. a war it was georgia in the river j most saakashvili. salzman ossetia and
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also backs against repairs there the system was designed approximately is thirty years ago it's not all that many in spain hold their russian nation the old man at work also defrags many lives are experts in the world it's probably one. or defense systems deployed worldwide. i guess you can put some of the stories making headlines around the world and a farce isn't passed on to many areas could see he says no cool thing fallows who's tipping sluicing found villages a split mujahid sound the country was not too dissolved on hockey stalls history has now killed fifteen hundred people and affected more than fourteen million the un has launched an appeal to raise nearly haul five billion dollars it says is needed to provide emergency aid for the troubled country. more heavy rains are
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threatening to trigger a new landslides in northwest china residents downstream have already been evacuated from their homes as full call says predict fresh downpours rescue workers continue to search five to six hundred people still trapped under the rubble after a massive landslide the floods in gansu province have already claimed holcombe the minds of. muslims around the while the celebration installs the holy month of ramadan the israeli army is relaxing. some of its strict rules make it easier for palestinians to visit their israeli relations the soldiers have been briefed on how to show respect during the falls those operating in the west bank were told to avoid eating drinking and smoking in public pamphlets explaining the goals and significance behind it they have also been handed to the troops. a second space that would need one
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a week is taken place to repair of cooling units only unsettle space station after a failed attempt on survey a palm essential for keeping electronics remote are you saying grow over a week ago leaving the cooling system of the station running at home and. finally free of the unique using brute force space as we have this plan to replace the souls. that is the way the news this is our hair all see more of course on all website anytime you like. right now they will take his business with. hello and welcome to our business program good to have you with us russia's losses due to the forest and peered fires still raging across the country could reach fifteen billion dollars earlier my colleague stephanie monday spoke to the tell you a lot of other bank will give us more on the impact of the closure call 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
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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 these reserves because in july and number fishel experts were talking about turn to turn to blossom mill and points in the reserves of the most recent an independent as soon as give us just nine million tonnes so i would say the gap isn't in mazy and also nerves of government intent to distribute thought it was spot of this fund directly to little russian regions so this will definitely g.'s cigar mental stability to intervene on the local market and to control prices then in whatever if we turn out to inflation what's your forecast for this year inflation this is definitely the key dickie to which probably will be visible very soon and we have raised the inflation forecast to the level of some point five percent versus our initial view of seven percent around months ago and just respond the initial
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responding to the global grain market grain price rally how is the now as we see the conditions soon russia continue to deteriorate definitely we can expect with inflation might even see this seven point five percent level and as far as they can see the market consensus is now shifting to even higher figures. to take a quick look at the markets now rushing markets going into the trading day in the red wednesday banks were the worst performers on both of forces you to be. square bank fell two and a half percent energy majors also trade in the red with gazprom losing two point four percent on allies x. and look after setting what a half percent of calls. so ever style has put most of its north american steel making assets up for sale its u.s. branch has asked potential bidders to respond with offers by friday the company office still operations in warren ohio sparrows point those of the former wheeling
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pittsburgh steel corporation as one package. french t.f. so as the final board 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. and went to schole 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 controlling stake in north stream is owned by gas from dutch gas when he has another nine percent. rosol the world's largest producer of other many m has filed a claim against into ross through the london court of international arbitration companies are fighting for control of norilsk nickel into ross and are looking to buy each other stake a political one has more and annual general meeting of neural at the end of june has provided a new source of conflict. its zero interest with a twenty five percent stake in nor game for seats on the board but which also has
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twenty five percent gain only three seats. the voting process was flawed 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 nor nickel and is demanding an extraordinary shareholders' meeting and new elections i think rufo weren't quite prepared for the previous a.g.m. in no i believe the company did homework. this time around they're during to get to where the interest because they are more prepared and they will just get more of their record is the. work more of the minority shareholders and i believe if you can share of minorities could support 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 out or some analysts say
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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 norilsk she is from pledge d.v.d. bank a move that is seen as preparation for a buy back if that happens result could be left out of the game in the running of new rules that in general in number of scenarios i mean but then surely they can sell the 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 much to companies most almost mean kill but this is not in the interest of interop. sell. 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 of new rules have previously put aside their differences at the height of the global
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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 won't sell observers say a new round of negotiations is the only way forward not only for business r.t. . that will now but you can always find most always on our website that's r.t. dot com slash business.
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