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the united states of america is waging war within its own army. joe no advantage no one signs. and human losses are quite significant. is it possible to win the war against sexual assault in the u.s. armed forces sex in the army on r g. a thai court rules that the allies russian arms dealer viktor brute is to be extradited to the you asked within three months by russia's foreign minister describes the decision as literal and fouls to bring him back home. power on stand by russia at the paris to launch in france first nuclear plant on saturday under the observation of the you went and you watched. the debate over the
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building up and mosque near new york's ground zero site as an ad campaign seen by many as anti muslim is posted on buses around the city. and are closer to team takes you on a journey back in time to chronicle poll a town in northern russia where the way of life for residents has stayed much the same for hundreds of years. it's seven pm in moscow and this is r t coming to you live with me a nice and now way first stop russia has condemned the decision by a thai court to extradite the suspected russian arms dealer viktor boat to the u.s. previously a lower court rejected the u.s. extradition bid but the appeals court has overruled that verdict russian foreign
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min. arthur gay lover all has question the motive behind. so. we're sorry that a thai appeals court has made this political decision but according to the information we have this ruling was made under very strong outside pressure and this is upsetting as for the interests of this russian citizen we've been assisting him for all these months we've been in touch with his lawyers in this family and will continue to do our best to get him returned to his homeland. big their boot was arrested too and i have hears ago in bangkok in a sting operation by u.s. anti-authority washington wants boot on charges of terrorism and conspiracy to supply arms to colombian rebels allegations he denies well for more on this from bangkok here's the thai puro chief of russia's ria novosti news agency if any bending key reporting for are to. be walked out of this door behind me for the last time in his life because he is never going to stand again before at
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high court power and courts i would feel decided to extradite him to the united states the court did not support the findings and the decision of the court in the first instance which decided to drop the case and to reject the us extradition request back in august two thousand and nine year later today the court of appeal decided that thailand is going to exercise a good mood after all victor boot was arrested here in bangkok in march two thousand and eight the thai authorities then acted on an official request from the united states containing an indictment in which the former russian military interpreter was used a conspiracy to kill u.s. servicemen by dumping to sell and missiles at two colombian leftist guerrillas before the united states is calling return
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a major supplier of forms that fuel civil wars in south america the middle east and africa within three months he's going to be leaving thailand to stand trial in the united states of america. well victor boots life story and alleged arms dealings have inspired writers and filmmakers but he's always denied all the accusations and says he's never done anything wrong artie's covering a star of a delves into his mysterious past people how the woods lord of reward there are over five hundred fifty million firearms in the world wide circulation. that's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. the only question is. how do we arm the other eleven and his alleged real life prototype russian businessman victor boot nicknamed the merchant of death denied all accusations of arms selling and laughed off parallels. to play this out
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a lot for this very silly and i feel pity for it's been moved on his statement never changed even when he came from behind bars in the infamous bangkok hilton he was arrested in thailand in march two thousand and eight in a joint sting operation by the local and u.s. authorities he was apprehended in the final stages of arranging the sale of millions of dollars of high powered weapons to people he believed to represent a known terrorist organization the far not many people were willing to give that type of credit given to him by american prosecutors he's possibly a merchant of some death but he certainly isn't the man the u.s. media would call them. around quite a large. and i would think that ninety five percent of his flights were ordinary commercial goods i know you through television. or all sorts of
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things so we're only talking about five percent of the cargoes possibly being. itself illegal in a long and drawn out extradition hearing that took over two years the united states changed added and modify their charges against mr boot to include violating international trade law as well as arms trafficking his family believes at some point it became a process for the process instead of a process for justice but with this decision different view has demonstrated that the work of the criminal court has no well you've got all. good evidence gathering . from this works that meet the lord of the lotus victor sex tradition to the us with a vengeance on the way the court to forgive was controlled by the government directly and so the huge pressure from the us. trials and tribulations have been asked by the media as hollywood's version of the life of the merchant of death unlike
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a scripted movie there are no punchy closing lines thoughtful soundtracks or a list of all those involved in production unless that many believe is even more interesting than the lead man himself. catarina as r r t moscow. iran's first nuclear power plant is ready to start up on saturday has been built by russia which says the joint project will share will show that tehran is entitle to the peaceful use of nuclear energy the reactor will be loaded with fuel under the strict control of the un's nuclear watchdog the plant is expected to be fully operational in about a month russia will help run the facility supply the fuel and remove the waste rolling out the possibility of tehran using the spent rods to make nuclear weapons iran is under un sanctions aimed at pressuring tehran to abandon its uranium enrichment program are some a boycott has the story of the fifteen year long planned construction. it's been
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the routine for more than a decade hundreds of russian constructors streaming to their workplace. to day six days a week building iran's first nuclear power station. it's been a long wait launched by germans in the nine hundred seventy s. the construction was halted after the revolution when russians to call for the task was to feed a new reactor into the ready building to destroy its. direct instructors always more difficult to build from scratch. a much larger space this is one of the reasons why do launch of the station has been postponed so many times the rain it meant the delay in their nuclear dream the local russians more time away from whole. works in the local community garden well here has been disputing finishing touches to the station he's explaining to her people what he.
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did what we are clear palace stations a transit in the light condition it. will slow most economy the conditions are good here every family has a set. brickhouse something that we couldn't afford at home the launch of the pushchair plant is a major political and economic milestone for iran but for the russian constructors who built it it's a very joyous occasion two out of about three thousand only one in town were able to bring their families with them the rest committed themselves to lonely and rather tedious lives but now everybody is counting the days until they go home. ciggies one of them after seventeen years of marriage he had to adjust to a bachelor's life again now he's gearing up for the opposite transition. and very happy to go i miss my family. just as rainy and society's isolated from
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the rest of the world the russian village and bush share is it's a rounded by walls guarded by the ukrainian police women are required to observe the muslim dress code men have to forget about alcohol and drinks life is especially monotonous for the local teenagers. i wish we had more. there are not many things to do here and girls always have to cover their heads it took me a lot of time to get used to it. the construction of the plant has always been in tangled in big politics but it is also a lot of little man and family spent years away from home building iran's nuclear dream. some boys are the iran. russia's military will stay in our rainy until the year twenty forty four at least a new deal on the lease of a military base has been signed by president during his visit to the country. our
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security cooperation is very important especially protocol number five which prolongs an agreement on the russian military base in armenia disagreement of peace and security in the caucasus region. moscow has also promised to guarantee our manias security and provide advanced military hardware for its armed forces the russian leader also praised the progress of resolving the conflict between armenia and neighboring i survived on over the disputed mountain region of la gordon carr bach armenian troops gain control of the territory in one thousand nine hundred four after a six year war but the region is still internationally recognized as part of the rise of a shop. now controversial plans to build a mosque just two blocks from the site of the nine eleven terror attacks in new york is causing anti islamic sentiment posters asking why there have been put up on buses around the city and as our teams were important i reports it's now
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a fight between freedom of speech and freedom a faith. here in the u.s. media capital millions of messages flood the streets but only one advertisement rolling through new york city is provoking emotional reaction. i think he added. this ad has been slapped on twenty six buses in the big apple on the left a plane crashing into the north tower on nine eleven on the right the proposed mosque slated to rise two blocks from ground zero the red tex ask why there this is the latest offensive delivered by critics opposing the development of an islamic center two blocks from ground zero this woman pam geller reportedly paid eight thousand dollars for the bus ads no i'm not trying to spread islam to spread openness and you know what we are hoping to pander and criticism and. freedom in a country founded on religious freedom sixty three percent of americans the
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development of an islamic cultural center so close to sacred ground. people with. three thousand new yorkers and. more than one hundred of those victims were muslim americans. people. are an exclusive tour of that nineteenth century building in lower manhattan it turns out it's already been serving as a temporary mosque for the past year as a citizen. and as president i believe that muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country and throughout the country the new york dispute has become a central campaign issue proceeding the november elections some would say the national debate surrounding the so-called ground zero mosque has pitted freedom of
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speech against freedom of religion now it's quite clear that this issue has become a political issue but it's also become an issue of security to look over here just thirty feet from the building a park police car it stands here all day to make sure things remain safe. are to new york. but the u.k. government has urged libya not to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of the lockerbie bomber abdelbaset al mcgrath he was freed by scottish authorities on compassionate grounds suffering from terminal cancer the hero's welcome you received on his return it was condemned by the u.s. and u.k. foreign office says similar scenes would be insensitive to the relatives of the two hundred seventy people killed when the pan am flight exploded above lockerbie in one thousand nine hundred eighty and. b.p. has rejected claims its withholding key data and needed for
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a probe into the gulf of mexico oil spill disaster trans ocean the swiss firm which owns the rig has asked for information on the explosion of the platform which killed eleven workers and led to the worst oil spill in u.s. history c.p.s. already facing more than three hundred lawsuits in the u.s. alone for damage caused by the disaster. an opinion polls in australia suggest saturday's federal election could be the closest in fifty years the governing labor party faces a close fight to the finish with the liberals prime minister julia guillard has received one good omen though a psychic crocodile has predicted she's going to win the reptile named dirty. knapped up with chicken treat under the photo ignoring the opposition. now it's seventy years since leon trotsky a leader of the one nine hundred seventeen bolshevik revolution was assassinated by an undercover soviet agent who had been sent into exile for strongly opposing
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stalin but continued to develop his own views while today his socialist ideas are still finding support on the ground of those hit by europe's financial downturn more emmett reports. gone but not forgotten to many the ideas of leon trotsky embody genuine socialism revolution an international coalition of the working classes and bureaucracy they might seem like outdated ideas but across europe they're alive and well trotsky's murder at the hands of an undercover. agent took place seventy years ago five and a half thousand miles away from here in mexico but here as in many other places around europe his theories live on through organizations like this one which calls for the working classes to seize power from the capitalists and start the permanent revolution workers' power is a movement active in twelve countries from the united states to sri lanka the
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organization simon hardy says it's relevant today more than ever as ordinary people feel they're suffering most from an economic crisis but also about the rich a lot of work of socialists now is focusing on talking to working people about how they're suffering under the recession and engaging in the political arguments and ideas which will help them fight back against the governments against the capitalist class so that they don't have to bear the brunt of the crisis may discontent in europe about cuts in public spending and job losses this summer has seen violent protests most notably in greece socialists around europe believe those demonstrations were successful in their view they stopped the greek government imposing harsh austerity measures and according to german trotskyist greek f a b that's just the beginning i think if they can develop a real program which is for example stop all the paying off the debt start
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nationalization of the banks start nationalization of the big companies put them into workers' control and management i think that will. lead a way where you can really fight back the measures of the government also struggled to other countries. in southern europe for example but also to countries like germany according to the trotskyists we're heading for an autumn of discontent with demonstrations and general strikes across europe attacking austerity measures and governments the aim is to spread leftwing ideas and plant the idea the economic crisis wasn't brought about by individual policies it stems from capitalism itself when capitalism went into a bust phase in two thousand and eight when the recession. the governments decided to give the banks as much money as they wanted billions and billions of dollars given to the banks in buyouts and then when it comes to ordinary people we suffer we suffer austerity measures so it's about making up political argument and making it clear the problems of capitalism itself and therefore there's
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a real target of socialism marxists trotskyist say genuine socialism minus the cult of personality and the bureaucracy was never given a chance to prove itself in europe it's never managed to get more than two couldn't support at the ballot box now its supporters think capitalism is on its deathbed and it may be time to try out trotsky's philosophy nor am it r.t. . now our closer team takes i want to turn into one of russia's hidden pearls. we're heading one hundred kilometers north of moscow to the small town of caught a couple its history dates back as far as the eleventh century something reflected in the town's art texture our taste tests are silly i took a cultural tour back of the future.
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but in. a town frozen in time. these stone churches and centuries old wooden houses once owned by rich merchants sturdy magination. once upon a time cargo paul was one of the wealthiest towns in russia thanks to bustling trade by the onyango river but it began to fade into obscurity when c. trade was moved to st petersburg and later on when the railroads were built bypassing the town. life here is simple quiet and for the most part the natural needs me nothing has changed some have automatic machines but they still come to wash the things in the river after they washed the building machine in the room next to lynn and feel fresh air. today there's no real industry and goggles so people have to make do with what they do best making clothes toys to cover this is on main work and means of support there is figuring semi-long that
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now i can picture my life without going broke. it's vladimir's parents that the once dying craft was restored in the one nine hundred sixty s. they call it a peasant art potters used to make lay dishes and used leftover clay to make toys for children and a so-called goggle toy has become a brand in itself tourists flock to their home especially after these have made pieces of ages local culture and to get very hands dirty as well. but cargo pulls got more to show for itself than just play figurines there was a slot back as i could remember of five generations of my family have been involved in some form or want. because art brought back smiles and color into a place otherwise left behind by history but only as on the lookout for a sturdy piece of history are the people of monaco to open air museum the largest in russia they've managed to save some of the majestic and ancient wooden
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structures typical from. these massive wooden structures were brought to my you could really piece by piece then reassembled and restored here. an intensive leave group love for the museum's team restores. houses in the north are built from pine wood but the windows of this one are made from fur fur dries out and disintegrates over time we want to preserve it and restore what we can. for vladimir it's enough that their family restored a piece of congress history and are keeping it alive after all a new fields way of life is all they've known pretty quickly realized that in this place it's all about the simple life and going back to basics i hear out of calling a laundry room where locals bring their clothes more often used during the winter so if you'll excuse me i've got work to do. r.t.e. cargo in the region. some news just in here on our to second city st
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petersburg has been hit by a power caught according to interfax news agency the city and suburbs surrounding it have no lights including traffic lights we're going to keep tracking the story and bring you more as and when we get it from now we're going to go over to business after a short break stay with us. 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 do understand how we'll get there and what. the best in science and technology from across russia and around the world. join our technology update on our jeep.
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and i welcome to the business program with me there was folly crude oil is trading at a six week it's been struggling to break out of the seventy to eighty dollars range for moments after briefly has an eighty two dollars the beginning of august prices have slipped back on concerns about faltering economic growth and high end victories in the u.s. and as a lexical can for metropol explains the risks appear to be mainly on the downside as the rest of the year. i rather doubt there's going to be a major breakthrough through eighty. in the next three to six months but we'll probably see you world going through eighteen to the age eighty five range and two thousand and eleven if we were experiencing it in excess supply.
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would probably see prices are much lower i think the big question is is two months is time to slow down there's some downturns to chinese and chinese demand if you look at the three year in year growth apparently enchiladas it went down quite dramatically to about three percent year in year so the question is was three high demand in the first how cute someone off a friend for instance of a program on behalf of the chinese government to increase strategic stocks could on products and perhaps just no fun starts the case that i have in my potential kerry case or for going down to sixty five. for the whole deal to make the surface and probably interfere. say they are in russia the stock markets have tracked global trends in close down for a third day both oil and vessels were in the trade dumping investor and steel modestly produces i mean total sky and still drop three point seven percent while
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gas palm was down one football. but looking back on the week sentiment has been broadly negative in the russian markets which is also showing some volatility simon book from consultancy invesco wraps up the last five days trying. this week was kind of usual week for august because. it's end of summer and august is very scary months for russian traders and for russian stock markets and well it's quite volatile but for the recent three weeks we've been on a very narrow range in terms of russian indices and we don't break that rationed recent economic statistics from the u.s. is not encouraging because for example on thursday the u.s. uses when don't deal because of the great sticky sticks about i mean effectually to use it in a vote for the cure was clear it was more than just prices right now are not
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supporting us the current more than the levels that are. already in the prices of the russian stocks it was also look to you to know the terms of fertilizer industry . and sealing it might emerge soon and the information we should be screaming on friday about chinese company which might participate in the oil for for. so that information. is quite important for us now and other news russia's banks are enjoying a revival of the having suffered throughout the financial crisis deposit levels all at an all time high inspiring confidence in the sector by the high and abroad but in a question about reports. the russian banking sector has emerged lean and mean and from the crisis best buy bad debts low depositors and a weak loan market confidence in the stock to slumped as the world's economy went
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into reverse at the beginning of two thousand and nine russian banks were being asked to pay high rates of interest to borrow money on the international markets to offset the perceived risk in the sector just eighteen months later and that has changed what we're seeing now is the economy recovering and well all sort of business activity room picking up and this is why the corporates are actually showing some demand for new credit and this is actually the water cooler reaction on the bank side in the first seven months of this year domestic banks sold more than eight billion dollars of foreign currency debts a four fold increase over the same period in two thousand and nine among the companies that have made the move to the euro markets burbank gastro bank and bank of moscow banks accounted for sixty five percent of total corporate international debt sales from pressure the cme up from twenty percent last year a significant growth although still not back to pre-crisis levels but the. ones
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we're seeing my really the first steps towards the euro bond markets after the crisis the market has changed but it's not like it was back in the summer of two thousand and eight russian banks have moved from a vicious spiral to fish as sack-o. public confidence in the institutions has returned bursting deposits to record levels this in turn has reduced the risk associated with the sector ultimately manning the banks can secure more financing more cheaply why didn't bush not business r.t. . in the us over this hour but you can always find more stories on our website called slash business. thank. you.


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