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kearse crew member russia mark said decades since the submarine tragedy that left more than one hundred crewmen dead. fashion statements a german left wingers go into battle over the outfits of choice for a neo nazi movement. six am in the russian capital i match reza thanks for joining us here on our team our top story more than five hundred forest in peat bog fires are still raging across russia the blazes have killed fifty three people and force thousands to seek medical attention president obama has offered russia experts and equipment to help fight the fires artes and he said now way has been in central russia watching the efforts to tackle the blaze. for some the
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destruction is already being swept away. for others it's sweeping towards them 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 it has been sergei's job to protect this forest for years but this summer has become his worst nightmare . the most dangerous is one of the treetops are burning and the flames move it incredibly first piece thousands of volunteers have joined in to help fight the flames why did fire breaks between damage to non-home trees and dampen the smoking . it has to be said the work we have been doing here helps the effort tremendously the battle has been going on for weeks with over fifty dead hundreds injured and thousands homeless well the struggle to contain the flames below continues hundreds time of. of water are dropped by the emergency services
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a day by helicopters and specially adapted aircraft. but surrogate who will be here once the flames are finally put out is scared there might not be much left to protect. and some time to syria will be just complete heaps of cheese. and he's now a r t central russia there's disaster has a destroyed a quarter of russia's grain crops the government is playing to spend more than a billion dollars to help producers it's also imposed a ban on wheat exports to avoid a surge in domestic grain prices exports are expected to resume in october but this is already caused a global price spike president dmitry medvedev told him ministers than governors that taming food costs remains a king responsibility for the government and regional authorities. it was a very hard decision given the commitments of the russian state and companies but
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the main goal now is to prevent the rise of prices for grain and mixed fota. we must clearly understand what's going to happen to food prices the cost of bread meat and milk everybody including those responsible for the sector they're concerned with that but ordinary people are also thinking about the consequences of this harsh summer and its impact on the price of essential foods. chris mayer an author analyst from a gore a financial says it's too early to say if a global food crisis is eminent but a sharp price rise is likely. we're in a very precarious time in and we'll know more about that in next few weeks because we're at a very important point where the farmers have to get their crop in and if this drought persists in russia for example it will start to affect next year's harvest the worst hit will be the big food importers and mostly there in the middle east and north africa egypt for example is
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a big importer of food and some of the poorer countries like africa like india and pakistan were already there seeing big surges in prices for food so they will certainly be the most impacted food companies have a couple of choices to make they either absorb the price increases themselves or they pass it along so it's been interesting to listen to some of the c.e.o.'s in companies talk about what they're going to do i think you will see higher prices for food bread items for even for things like beer price of barley and doubled in the last month and a half and it's really a trickle effect it's not only weak although that's the big headline grabber it's affecting everything from tomatoes to fruits to potatoes all kinds of things so we're going to see food prices rise in general cross the border i would expect. and of course the other element to the story the air pollution drought and fires are destroyed russia's wheat crops are now threatening the capitol with a new wave of toxic smog forecasters say the smoke could be back as soon as friday
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after a few days of respite artie's an italian overcoat is on the outskirts of moscow where the smog has temporarily cleared. the blazes are slowly crawling into the russian capital in this park just on outskirts of moscow several fires have covered and the area of two hundred square meters they have been stopped by now but the smell is still in the air for the past two days however muscovites had a chance to breathe fresh air well as fresh as it can be in the capital of course as the rain fell on the city however experts predict the smog to be bad as the wind changes they do say however that it will be much less intense doctors are saying that because of the smog people's immune systems have gone down moscow thirty is a saying that the death rate in the city have doubled during this period two hundred hector's around most are still covered in blazes the figure throughout the country is ninety thousand russian authorities are doing everything they can of course to decrease the number of fires. reporting from artesian to tell you know
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vicodin. on the way are controversial those making headlines in germany more than sixty years since world war two crimes trials there's a battle of fashion brands at a nuremberg court involving one lion that's preferred by neo nazis. first though the u.s. is bankrupt according to a prominent us economist who has come up with some startling figures lawrence laurence kotlikoff says america's national debt is two hundred trillion dollars that's far greater than the official figure of thirteen trillion but even with a declared amount it means that every citizen the share of dead is more than forty three thousand dollars according to analysts the national debt has been increasing at an average rate of four billion dollars per day since september two thousand and seven economist also gave us some more insight into the u.s. financial woes. debt numbers that our government is putting out. pro-trade a small part of the total problem that we face that we have huge implicit debts
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unofficial debts to pay some security benefits medicare medicaid benefits and they slump in magnitude the size of the official debt so we've been looking at the wrong numbers when you look at all the number all the debt all the obligations what we call the fiscal gap the difference between all the spending that's projected to be done including servicing the official debt and all the revenues that's projected to come in we get is enormous it's about two hundred trillion dollars the official debts about eight hundred eighty trillion so paying off that fiscal gap requires coming up with about fourteen percent of g g.d.p. every year here for g.e. or through time and that's really a prescription for bankruptcy because we can't really afford that bankruptcy means that you can't pay your future bills it doesn't mean that you can't hear current bills because if you can pay your current bills you've already be bankrupt it means you can't pay your future bills and if we can't pay for so it's pretty benefits and
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medicare or medicaid benefits that the government has planned to spend it to pay for and even military expenditures then that's the definition of bankruptcy that you can't cover your future bills and we can't do it we could try and raise taxes but we'd have to double taxes and that's really in trees of all so we have to cut spending dramatically and then you're not covering your future bills. back to russia now memorial services have been held at a russian naval bases to mark a decade since the curse tragedy fleet commanders and victims' families through arenas into the barents sea the scene of the disaster the nuclear submarine sank during a naval exercise killing all hands one hundred eighteen aboard most of the crew men under thirty years old parties catarina looks back. the coolest submarine russia's biggest post soviet naval tragedy to date on august
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twelfth two thousand the nuclear submarine sank in the barents sea. international rescue efforts failed to save anyone on board one hundred eighteen sailors died trapped in a watery grave waiting in vain for help. it's been ten years but it feels like yesterday when i think of the pain he felt it's me i would do anything give my life to take away his pain anything for my boy. he used twenty four year old son and he was a lieutenant on the sub she and her younger sons and grandsons visit under his grave all the time his memory is something they're not prepared to ever let go. because they say i'm a teacher not a military expert so i don't know whether the tragedy could be avoided but i do know they should have been see our boys be have to see them. according to some
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experts if rescue operations had begun immediately instead of some days later lives could have been saved official investigation results show that the explosion the tore apart the door pito section of the sub took place here afterwards oxygen levels in the remaining sectors where survivors huddled dropped dramatically by aug fourteenth navy official state of the chances of getting the sailors our allies who are minimal. week later when divers enter the sub one hundred one thousand people are dead there have been many different versions of what happened to the quick fix up some people believe it may have collided with an american submarine that was in the same waters others that it could have struck a mine left over from the world war two days but regardless of the theories floating about the human tragedy of course cannot be denied were ever forgotten. reporting for marty's catarina. u.s. president barack obama is accused of continuing bush era torture policies and
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a new report by the american civil liberties union evaluates the white house's record in terms of transparency and accountability for the last eighteen months since obama took office michael macleod ball counsel for the a.c.l.u. says the president has been inconsistent into livery on his election promises president obama came into office with the promise of great hope and in fact in his early days he took some very important steps to try to turn back the tide of the aggregation of the executive branch authority in the bush administration the executive order banning torture i think was was an important step in in the right direction but at the same time subsequently the administration took no steps to try to hold those in the bush administration accountable for the actions that generated the torture in the first place and so what we see throughout this administration are a series of positive steps but then not quite achieving the result that was promised during the election. remember you can always find more on the stories we cover
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twenty four hours a day on our website r.t. dot com here's a quick look at what's online right now the perfect heist a little under a million dollars of vanishes into thin air from a moscow forum with no sign of a break in and no evidence for police. and russia's unprecedented tropical heat may have brought up or harvest but it's also bearing some unexpected fruit in the city of to the west of year olds people are growing successfully figs lemons and even bananas. a german clothing label popular with neo nazis has lost a landmark case at a nuremberg court thorsteinn are accused the left wing political group of defamation after it created a rival satirical brand that line has been accused of damaging the thorsteinn
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a reputation by spoofing its designs but as i would never ports the trial isn't just about crimes of fashion and industrial dispute between two close manufacturers is an unlikely headline grappa but it's set up heated debate in germany. and it makes casual way inspired bundles of mythology closely linked with the ideology of the draw i found it just eight years ago it's slow and has already become very good for german in. but last year the youth wing of the left leaning social democratic party decided to strike out against nazi chic we wanted to do something about the sub. methods they used to attract the younger people with the with fashion with contemporary music outdoor activities because it's not like the old fashioned see everybody news with a new uniform and a baseball bat or the new label star climber an obvious spot on the original
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prominently features a power hungry stall obsessed with nordic mythology and its plan to rule the world of fashion top style or fail to see the funny side and sued for damages brand choosing to file the lawsuit at the court in nuremberg the judge has rejected the claim saying store climber is allowed to engage and sat. in a protest that they did not deserve to be parity as peddlers of neo nazi although they had to change their logo because it resembled a swastika they now say their clothes do not carry any nutsy symbols which are banned in germany on nor did they cater to a specific market i have people here who can i think for their children i have people here who could be my parents and i have people who are in my age or younger. to say their critics are oversensitive and have no respect for people's
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right to choose what they want to wear their clothes have already been banned in many official buildings it's a launch to be the good ones in terms of the and they want to see the scoop and what the spare so they're called opponents say that they will not be happy until thought of steiner is no more it's very difficult to ban it's in the for the whole country for example but everybody or most germans know the torch to is is a sign of. activists and we don't want this kind. of activity these kind of people as of now the total start of storefronts in berlin have been defaced in numerous night time attacks and there are a few customers with a lot of the company's expansion seems to be laid to rest for the moment despite what many here want it's business as usual at this store in central berlin but what
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the controversy over the court case and the company itself proves is that there is nothing the german establishment fears quite as much as its own history. artsy in. germany isn't the only country with a far right political base this week tokyo is hosting a conference for representatives from european nationalist groups that's organized by a right wing party in japan this comes as fears grow over the rise in popularity of far right groups following gains in european elections last year the leader of the conservative party in the european parliament to me kirk hope says the electoral system is to blame. but the voting system which is applied in european elections is not the same as the ones in all national elections and we have their full seeing people coming in on the basis of all the systems which are allowing these people even though they don't represent more than a minority opinion should not only be a cause of concern to politicians of moderate and center policies like ourselves
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but they should also be of great concern to the voters to the people themselves the citizens of our countries it tells them that if they do not take advantage of the opportunities to vote they will end up with more of these people speaking out causing problems and i think that that is in itself a very dangerous thing for democracy for the future a man believed to be one of the world's most wanted cyber criminals has been arrested at a french airport vladislav whole horan who holds ukrainian and israeli citizenship lives in moscow he allegedly created an online automated system used for credit card fraud and identity theft he's now being held awaiting extradition to the u.s. at a rowdy a senior product manager from the online protection firm m eighty six security details are teamed up again nature of cyber crime makes it difficult to tackle a national level cyber crime is very very widespread globally this is one of the big problems recently we've seen an attack against u.k.
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thank you testaments command and control service. based in eastern europe however those services we don't know whether they have been controlled so you can have hosted service in one country they operated remotely from another well before going to the u.k. this makes it even more difficult for the police to track the criminals themselves there's very it's very difficult to get international cooperation between different police forces when it's not crime. being undertaken. turning now to some other stories making headlines across the globe the u.s. navy is set to deliver aid to flood stricken pakistan with a thousand marines to help with relief efforts this comes after pakistan's president r.c. valley's adare visited a relief camp for flood victims he faced criticism of his recent tour abroad during the worst humanitarian crisis his country's ever seen more than fourteen million people have been affected by the disaster that's claimed more than one hundred six
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or one thousand six hundred lives. meanwhile in china hopes are fading of finding any survivors after a massive landslide triggered by heavy rain killed more than a thousand people in gansu province. forensics teams of started identifying the dead six hundred people are still missing some locals are blaming the government for policies they feel left the talent to landslides forecasters say more downpours are expected for the next few days. hundreds have been forced to flee forced to flee after a fire in central brazil got out of control dozens of homes and buildings have been destroyed a local hospital has been overwhelmed with cases of burns and respiratory problems and here by town is now threatened after a sawmill went up in flames with timber fueling the blaze. c.c.t.v. cameras have captured the moment a car bomb exploded in the colombian capital bogota injuring at least six people the incident happened outside one of the country's top broadcasters kara cole radio the blast shattered windows and damage to the facade of the building one of the
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station's main presenters has in the past received threats from armed groups president juan manuel santos who took office this weekend called the incident a terrorist act police say it has all the hallmarks of robbers. after weeks of record breaking heat torturing central russia many are wondering if this extreme weather is down to global warming are caught up with the meteorologists to find out the consequences of the wildfires and what sort of winter rush is what russia has in store that's just ahead.
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russia is in flames is flooded heavy snow falls in south africa and south america today we'll talk about whether those weather abnormalities are linked and if they are any result of climate change for that i'm joined by an expert from an independent weather information service mr vidal. this is our time of thank you very much for being here with us today now in your view are there was a natural disasters around the world. which of course but there are several factors there first of all of course it's down to nature there's also the human factor as people's influence on nature is really positive but there's also a more global factor that i want to mention. the earth as a part of the universe is affected by outer space. for example solar
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activity and its variations. the cycle that we are witnessing is unique. right now the sun is more of the longest come periods of its cycle for decades usually they last for one or two years this time it's already been four years but during such periods the so-called meridian all form of circulation develops. normally as streams go from west to east. but during such a period is this they can go from south to north or vice versa we've averaged them increase around the world and everyone is talking about global warming what is your take on that it is partially global warming everyone is talking about but global warming alone cannot explain the anomaly that we're witnessing this year. it's more to do with the come phase of the sum and other factors put together. i even read a theory that the eruption of the iceland volcano with an unpronounceable name is
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also a result of greenland glaciers melting. not only those living on the islands but also russia can suffer from this how badly will this affect russian ecology doctors are saying that spending one hour out on the street breathing the small is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes. all those poisonous emissions were of such a scale that air pollution was at times eight times higher than acceptable. even with a small gone we must give up its and many others have lost our loans as the trees around us that used to purify the air and now burned down. but the worst part of it is that a lot of those hard carbon monoxide emissions and are stuck in the atmosphere. when they mix with steam in the atmosphere they create carbonic acid which then turns
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into acid rain its a rain that burns trees in fields. some also say the emissions have reached the lower stratosphere which is higher than twelve kilometers above the ground. and this is a very difficult situation that's because of very high diffusion they will quickly spread around the at the sphere of the northern hemisphere and stay there for up to several years so because of that temperature abnormalities can continue for several years what kind of went to expect a record breaking hot summer. world many say that after this record breaking heat will see record breaking cold but i don't think so seas that wash russia because of these abnormal temperatures have heated up as did the ground this warmth will slowly be passed into the atmosphere i don't think we should expect abnormally cold winter again but of course the phase of the sun can once
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again change everything like. many predict heavy rains and storms during place fires in washington years teacher in russia ready for that we should not expect another polar catastrophe but if worst comes to worst and they reach us well people here are saying in russia we're never ready for anything sometimes even snow in winter is a natural disaster for us it's a national feature i guess the president did you blamed regional authorities for being irresponsible experts say that millions of rubbles worth of safety precautions that could prevent fires were not taken he was responsible and he. will of course every specialist should be responsible for what they are interested with if for example the mayor of moscow comes back from holidays the next day after the small go over the capital has dissolved which was the case this time i think it is unacceptable he should have been here half an hour after the smoke he is
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responsible for life in the city and he didn't manage to prevent or stop the suffering then it is his fault maybe judicial or maybe administrative. but of course it's not up to meteorologists like me to decide. i think high ranking north already should be responsible because what we're seeing a natural catastrophes or moes who are supposed to warn people or help them we're not doing anything. western ecologists suggest that it was a change of atlantic currents that caused the fires in the washing do you agree with that and how could they affect the rest of the world and what much of what we just talked about is streams and this is also a very interesting topic we're witnessing a very interesting situation for the past two months like i said before a stronger stream is going from south to north it will change but very slowly
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central russia should expect a very slow decrease of temperatures only by the end of august should we see normal temperatures for this time of year. as for the middle east and north africa for example the situation all be much more difficult there are so-called climate fronts that divide one year stream from another right know those fronts slowly drifting to the north middle east and north africa already have a very hot and dry climate difficult for life. and chances are those airstream fronts will only worsen those features of the climate. thank you very much for a time.
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