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powerful explosion in the southern russian the resort c.d.o. categories has left up just thirty people injured joining us in just a few moments with the latest. facing up to the drugs russian president meets the leaders of afghanistan to to stamp pakistan but many believe the problems and possible tackled while the afghan war rages on. i started to look at the american history and politics and realize that my whole life like to. giving up on the american dream a growing number of us nationals choose to renounce their citizenship our t. asks why. you watching r t live from moscow a marina joshie welcome to the program police in moscow are on high alert as authorities fear more terror attacks could follow
a car bombing in russia's caucasus a chechen militant with links to al qaida is thought to be behind the blast in the town of picher gorski which left up to thirty injured officials say scores would most likely have died if it hadn't been for one lucky detail our correspondent some of the chiller is on the scene. we are right now at the exact street where their car bomb explosion took place and the police officers just five minutes walk from here their post office is nearby and the local white house is just across the blog so this trade is and did a very busy and crowded street their white car has been parked in front off a cafe just over there there was no driver at the moment of explosion and the car contained up to forty killed. just to paint a picture it's ten times more than was used during the twin blasts in moscow metro this march that last left almost forty people died and many more injured
actually we didn't have so many people injured because of. just a hop an hour before the explosion and they saved many lives mass media has been reporting that security cameras have recorded a car from chechen republic and with two passengers inside that left this scene the cafe it just minutes before the blast but we haven't received any official confirmation so far and here we've got and witness accounts for you. we were some distance away from the blast about seventy five meters but still we felt the blast wave it felt like something pushed me and then we saw a lot of cars police cars among them drive past in the direction of where the sound came from we were at the office and decided to go in there and see what happened the scene of the explosion was near the post office and across the street from the cafe we saw that the police had sealed off the area and the windows of the post
office were shattered a lot of people were hurt since it was a lively part of the city there usual a lot of people there the cafe there might not have been packed but still. up just said it people had been taken to hospital six are in really bad condition five of these are injured have been transported to moscow for treatment it's a one woman four man and actually one is a sixteen year old kid with a souvenir i injury. is the sound of the newly formed district in the north caucuses it includes such trouble some regions asked. for a militants a very active investigators fear that more terror attacks could follow and police in moscow is on high alert investigators also believe the dog could be behind this western pedagogues marcus in the tourist chechen militant he is the one who claimed
to be behind the twin blasts in moscow metro march and he is on international terrorist watch list. it was only future reporting from the city of political risk for us. terrorism and drug trafficking are what's on the table today in russia's city of sochi president was hosting a summit there with the leaders of afghanistan to stand in pakistan are reports from the city. president dmitri medvedev is bringing together the leaders of ghana stand pakistan and their neighbor did you can stand in sochi this is a second formation of a climb to the first one wasn't lost here and back then the leaders focused on cross border projects economical projects as well as on security issues russia's reluctant to get involved in military action in afghanistan but it still seeks a role in settling the conflict with russia central asia is a traditional sphere of interests and it has always been sensitive to instability
the afghan conflict is causing in the region drug trafficking and islamic radicalism stemming from again a stand or the main security threats recently there's been an increase in recorded strayed the trade which is also the main source of financing or militancy in the region and russia which is now the world's largest heroin consumer is seeking to break up channeling of the drugs from a canister and as to major thirty thousand people are dying of abuse annually in russia lou this is a third of the world's death toll of drug abuse opium is flooding into russia and further into europe through the so-called northern route to the afghan to git border no visa set up wired to travel from did you could stand to russia which means that the drugs can float easily through the open door tightening security on the border will be one of the main topics of today's talks president medvedev is also pushing for an agenda transportation projects to boost economic recovery in the region last year russia built a major hydroelectric plant into g.
christan the plant is set to provide twelve percent of the central asian countries total and a chip production is by far the largest russian project in the region will several similar projects ambitious projects what hundreds of millions of dollars will be discussed today but during our reporting there ghana stand as the world's largest opium producer and aspirants agree regional approach is key to winning the global war on drugs our visa work is cut off as more on how security's maintained at the afghan border. turning a boy into a soldier is a tough task but getting him ready to go to one of the most tricky borders in central asia is even more difficult. work i don't know the other people don't don't go that's why at this training center in done there's no time for games when it comes to dealing with going to stand the center of the global heroin trade. classes are held every day despite the time of year and weather conditions right now it's
extremely hot here but as you can see the troops are fully dressed in their uniforms have to get used to it since this is what they'll have to wear on the job after six months trained soldiers are sent to guard the border while new conscripts arrive continuing the cycle the stones border with afghanistan stretches twelve hundred kilometers around seven hundred fifty miles dodgy border guards are being trained by the russian federal security service under a deal signed back in two thousand and four the use of different weapons physical education combat deck ticks and survival techniques are all poured over the course . terrorism drug and arms smuggling and human traffic have put this region in the global spotlight that's why there are currently over twenty international organizations including the u.n. in the working to educate stand alone. afghanistan produces over ninety percent of all people in the world according to the united nations the death toll
from opiates in the two countries is five times more than all the needle soldiers who died in afghanistan since two thousand and one and in russia alone the government says afghan heroin kills more people in just one month then during the whole ten year long soviet military campaign in afghanistan during which the u.s.s.r. lost around fifteen thousand people but according to the sheet abdulla an independent analyst and the author of dozens of articles about the flow of drugs he's unlikely to stop. no matter how strong and in demand that water. this problem here various technical solutions but it will never be fully solved well there is fighting in afghanistan and global demand for opiates. opium production has grown by a third since the us led invasion the billion dollar business brings more money than all foreign investments put together that's why it's unlikely even the most advanced water control system would solve the problem completely business is simply
too good you got this kind of. always an isolated out of a geopolitical asper from moscow state university for the humanities says the drug trafficking problem get only be a result when afghans themselves take control of the situation. instead by twenty twenty fourteen again authorities will take control of their own country they world be responsible for regulation for stability and this is crucial to resolution of this situation so they have got authorities have to take control of their own over their own country without the help of the coalition that's for sure and the second you know there is very little control of the periphery of the country in the center yes there is control but at the periphery very little control the majority of drugs in the poppy fields are there not in the center so. government settle government takes control over the periphery as well i think we will see better results.
and the war on drugs has raged for more than four decades speedo values gas debate has actually been any notable success coming later today stay tuned for that. the coca-cola the opium heroin the marijuana in fact we haven't had a control system we've had a global prohibition regime reminds me of a senator more a shepherd in one nine hundred thirty one was asked if alcohol prohibition would ever come to an end and he said i think the chances of alcohol prohibition ending in america are about the same as a hummingbird carrying the empire state building on its back to the moon and two years later a national man with alcohol prohibition and i think the same is very much true certainly we respect to the probation of marijuana let's try to imagine even if we had some sort of. you could click your fingers to. cease to exist would do world be a better place. if israel plans to attack iran's nuclear power plant pushchair it has only three days
left to do sell that's the view of former u.s. ambassador to the united nations john bolton made a statement in an interview with fox news he said the danger of releasing radiation would be too great and once the bush era plan is a launched on august twenty first russia's state nuclear energy company has announced it will transfer fuel rods to the facility on their day moscow says the plant poses no threat as it will be operating for peaceful purposes under the control of washed up but investigative journalist and r.t. contributor wayne madsen says this might not prevent israel from launching a strike. if the israelis decide to attack iran it doesn't matter whether. there's civilian volunteers over there the new york yankees happen to be into ron none of that's going to matter they're going to hit iran and people like john from want to he's one of these old neo con types the ones who lied about intelligence to get us into the iraq war and they continue to. up intelligence. now they
provide false information and is keeping everything to the august twenty first date the bushehr reactor is a peaceful the power reactor it has nothing to do weapons production we hear that israel may be targeting other iranian nuclear facilities in tons and in coleman and in toronto itself so the fact is that radiation would be a big problem with monsoon rains coming from the central asian steppes winging south picking up radiation and possibly dumping this radioactive rain on on three hundred nuclear powers pakistan india and china this could get out of hand very very rapidly we know that israel is in range for some iranian missiles they. depending on how good their air defenses are they could be hit but i think it would
also react from lebanon and we would see a wave of rocket attacks american maybe down as a land of opportunity but for increasing numbers it's an offer they are not willing to take last year alone over seven hundred people have renounced their us citizenship three times as many as a year before the war and i asked one expatriate why these american dream turned sour. ken o'keefe grew up in america and had a nation that he believed was the greatest in the world a bastion of freedom and democracy in order to protect those ideals he joined the marine corps and went to fight for his country in the gulf war and that's when the american dream became a nightmare i was punished for speaking out about something that my superiors were doing and my life became extremely difficult upon my return with a different perspective i started to look at american history and politics and realized that my whole life i had been lied to and i believed in those ideals you
know i believed in them and when i found out that these ideals were really the way america was presenting itself in the world it became clear to me at some point that i would renounce citizenship and renounce if he did o'keefe apply to the state department to stop being american claim political asylum in holland and burned his u.s. passport o'keeffe knows that not everyone will agree with what he's done some maintain he could have exerted more pressure from inside the system but however they choose to do it middle east commentator alan hart says americans must do something i have a love hate relationship with america. on one level americans are the most uninformed misinformed dumbest gullible people on the face of god's earth that's the bad news deep down they're also the most idealistic so i say and americans didn't mind me saying if they were properly informed about the causes and
effects of things in the middle east. they could become engaged to make their democracy work it hasn't always been this way at the end of the second world war the us was leading the world both economically and morally but according to carol turner from the stop the war coalition it steadily it routed that goodwill because it's failing to give its ethical lead now attorneys it's increasingly forced back to using its military power to impose its will can o'keefe is committed to changing that sense since giving up his u.s. citizenship has made it his mission to oppose u.s. military action wherever he can he was on board one of the gaza bound aid ships raided by israeli commandos in may and following that he was branded a terrorist by israel can o'keefe now an irish citizen giving up his country wasn't
an easy decision and he insists it wasn't one borne out of hatred you know i realized at a certain point it citizenship was a social contract and i didn't agree to the charms of the contract obligations you have rights and you have obligations among your obligations is paying taxes those taxes are being used to commit mass murder i don't agree to that a lot of people misinterpret renounce your citizenship or hate america and that's absolutely not the case at all i have a deep love for the american people i wish that the ideal of america became a reality until that dream becomes a reality o'keefe and others like him will be staying away from the land of the free and the home of the brave. it oh. and just to remind you we've got much more on our website r.t. dot com so log in to check out stories quizzes and top rated videos and you know also follow us on twitter which is updated twenty four seven now a look at what's waiting for you online. god given skills and how to gary in priest has been showing off the skateboarding prowess to parishioners.
and be aware of the bench as park visitors in china are being forced to pay the seats are fitted with steel spikes retract murphy. when your time is up. governing bodies continuing its inspection of russia's stadiums and infrastructure officials hope to convince fay father the country is the best place to host the world cup and either a twenty eighteen or twenty twenty two russia is competing against japan the u.k. and the u.s. among others to host the event officials have already been to moscow and st petersburg but today's visit to sochi is likely to be the biggest role in influencing seasons eventual decision progress towards readying the black sea
resort to host the winter olympics in two thousand and fourteen as russia's chance to show first hand its ability to stage such a prestigious world or to invent later inspectors will had to resign unworthy or have a look at three new football stadiums russia is said to need at the least five marina's each costing around three hundred fifty million dollars. now let's take a look at what else is making news around the world and in the philippines at least four people have been killed after a bus packed with people plunged down a ravine the conductor who survived the boss' brakes had failed as a was negotiating a downhill and he also said. the driver battle to prevent a fatal plunge by trying to hit a lamppost but missed this is the third major accident involving a bus in the philippines in the past two months. former illinois governor rod blagojevich is corruption trial has come to a close resolving at a pace that should for lying the jury was unable to unanimously decide on the most
scandalous charge trying to sell barack obama's old seat in the south the panel was said to be dad logged eleven to one bubble boy which was found guilty of lying to federal prosecutors prosecutors promised to retry him on the twenty third on the twenty three on resolving accusation. and pakistan has reassured donors that funds to help the victims of severe floods will reach those in need of national observers have voiced fears of the money will fall into the hands of the taliban the u.n. says it has received wants them half the funds to provide immediate help to those in need twenty million people are estimated to have affected by it have been affected rather by the country's worst ever floods. of flooding in pakistan combined with the extreme heat wave in russia the summer has spawn many theories regarding what's to blame speculation ranges from a climate weapon to global warming but as prominent russian physicist alexander ginzburg told r.t. there's no ground any of those allegations this will interviews in ten minutes time
but here's a preview. where did some of disasters in russia europe and pakistan come from well they didn't really come from anywhere so situations like this develop in the atmosphere once every few years we cool them blocking situations characterized by a cycle and pair of equal strength facing one another my point is that there is nothing extraordinary about what we are seeing this summer from the meteorological point of view. now we have that here in our next with danielle don't go away. welcome to business b.h.p. billiton has loads an unsolicited thirty nine billion dollar bid for kind of this protest called the world's largest fertilizer miner the offer was promptly rejected
by the potash corp board as grossly inadequate and now the market is pricing in a horror of the bid reflects the anglo straightly and mining giant desire to capitalize of recovery in the first eliza sector here in russia consolidation is also taking place where kelley is widely expected to bid for suv in it that would create a u. national champion the world's second biggest producer of potash. chief will head sylvan it on its way to. russia's largest steel make a service still hasn't received any bids for three u.s. plants it put up for sale the company wanted to sell the mills combined but may now offer them separately that's according to new american metals markets as one of the yes it's a plant in ohio could be bought by bring co group service dollar quiet at four hundred forty million dollars two years ago. some of russia's biggest companies produce first half results this week but many of them reported to russian accounting standards and for investors this can be more confusing than enlightening
but then the caution of reports. corporate results are supposed to provide to going to how well it companies performing for investors invention companies under russian accounting standards but also use in international standard usually i have asked the reporting season can be nothing short of bewildering numbers can look very different sometimes which makes you wonder why. that makes sense and. if the transactions are identical why would you get different reporting on this transaction most significant russian companies pool in the category of dual reporting include two major banks energy companies and mine so this can sometimes lead to a profit under. one system suddenly tensing into a loss in the other and vice versa so why the big difference one reason is who they are counting as intangible the russian standard is for the local tax office to determine how much money should be handed over to the government while the emphasis
of iowa for us is more towards protecting investors accountancy the difference amounts to one of satisfying legal obligations versus revealing economic health plans to move the russian standard closer to the ira for us have been in the pipeline for some time the finance ministry spitting its weight behind the move saying it will make the country more attractive to international investors russia is part of the global financial community the global financial community uses international standards that exist for a reason. my life a lot easier if we get rid of russian. accountants and market players believe russia's desire to become a global financial center will inevitably mean why did option of our for us but until they do the reporting says in hand will continue to be a swirl of confusing few guests and like most people when confronted with too much information investors will await data they understand before making potentially
coastie decisions my gosh no business outing. this chick over the stock markets investors are cashing in this week's gains and if you buy it just goes from a dollar of twelve percent of the artist as the price of light sweet on the seventy six dollars a barrel. over your foot that sort of thing. in the first hours of trade there that breaks yesterday's games and off the wind joined vest best twenty ten margin outlook let's see how is your pacific markets are getting old tokyo has surged in the last couple of hours traders in asia were encouraged by better than expected results in the u.s. we. but shares of b.h.p. billiton in australia fell over three percent after a takeover failed. and staying in the region china is taking another big step to replace the ailing dollar with its currency the yuan in trade for now and this can
now access the massive two trillion dollars chinese interbank bond market comes off the russian move. with neighboring states. and. risen to put the country in third place in europe for the first time since two thousand and eight in july the list sold almost fifty percent more cars than in the previous month that's over one hundred sixty thousand vehicles germany remains in pole position despite sales warning by a third as there is in second place. considering an unlikely proposal to diversify its business john has been offered the opportunity to try its hand chicken farming bell as well as the company to invest in the construction of poultry plants which he hopes will produce one hundred thousand tonnes of meat a year that's roughly forty million their culture ministry reports the nuchal has responded favorably to the proposal and is considering the idea. the latest join us
russian fleet was born. where the indigenous people were the first target sees navigator and where russia's glorious history is still visible. wellcome leon. russia close up. more news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. china operations are today.
the united states of america is waging war within its own army. own advantage is on no one side. and human losses are quite significant. is it possible to win the war against sexual assault in the us armed forces sex in the army on our. side to join the military. because i thought that it was my duty that it was something that i could do to help my country. my government that it is necessary for america you know there was a lot of. the us a lot. of american officers and soldiers there.