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regard to life in moscow our top stories time of barbie's delayed the extradition to the us of the man dubbed the merchant of death that's one new charges brought against the alleged russian arms dealer victim who are investigating. mind whistleblower wiki leaks promises to release a secret cia document on wednesday announcement comes just a month after lifting the lid on scandalous u.s. military files regarding the afghan war. russian rock music fans are eager are in eager anticipation as moscow is getting ready to host the irish rockers you true some eighty thousand people are expected to return to show the world's most expensive staging to date. this is the birth of the idea in ancient greece democracy has undergone many changes in definition but is still essentially for politics and peace that's according to historian and theorist john
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donne spoke to our team in london. democracy originally meant that it's the people who hold the power and exercise you say that sometimes that's a thumping false could you elaborate on well it's not what we have today because very obviously i didn't rule the united kingdom and you don't rule the united kingdom and. so you can argue about how many people do it but certainly you know very many people in the very definitely on most of this isn't nothing else the systems weren't a very large proportion of the population but they did take. public decisions and there went very many people who were trying to exercise special absurdity and rule the military leaders elected and that was seen as
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a rather undemocratic practice but there's this theory necessary because in a war you want to be quite sure that you were led by the people who are most likely to lead you to victory do you think that democracy as it exists today has changed for better or who us first what democracy is is a greek word for naming that particular set of brake arrangements long time ago and there's arrangements essentially disappeared too and all thousand years ago roughly a little bit less. and they didn't really they hadn't ever really reappeared except on a very small scale and they don't have much to do with the way in which any modern state is gulf states much bigger. and they are there gotten through complicated public iraq receives. relatively small numbers of innocents professional politicians. and that's that is
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a very different structure and it's ridiculous to describe that as rude by the people. in stays west democracy has become the only acceptable for government how. well it's essentially happened because the. two principal competitors to us and western history. and aristocracy collapsed in the course of the nineteenth and twentieth century and what we now call democracy is more was left instead which involves all the citizens almost all citizens. at least a notional form in the way the power is actually held which involves them very very sporadically and pretty feebly i think one could say do you think democracy can be used to cover up until our. school system well i think it always is i mean that is in a way the main point i want to make i mean this is democracy is both the name of
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a form of government not very clearly defined form of government and a political pretension or party political claim which is that a form of government is actually authorized by the people or to the very very great majority of states in the world. governments which claim to be authorised by the people at large but if you ask how the people actually do their authorizing the answer is they have a very very small bit poff really they intervene in some countries barely at all and in any countries only every few years and very briefly and in a way which gives the mix stream little control over the outcome. of the us it's had a profound effect on democracy could you describe that roughly speaking since the end of the second world war the united states has definitely been the opinion that
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the rest of the world should be governed in much the same way as if it was government has been much the most part. all state in the world over that period of time and it's insisted with a very very very coercive inus on the merits of its way of its approach to governing to other peoples and obviously. for a long period of time between shortly after the end of the second world war and the collapse of the soviet union it was a century in a global power struggle with a completely different way of organizing and both of which i mean called themselves democracy and basically each had some grounds for calling themselves democracy and neither of which are on their time offering have no very strong grounds for calling themselves democracy because that isn't what democracy meant. to us fish that democracy is viewed with suspicion. in the islamic world most unhealthy bless
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america is sponsoring insurgency. twenty first century democracy the united states has no particular insight into most of the rest of the world and it's had a long time a very considerable surplus a power over any other potential competitor has. a very considerable overconfidence about its capacity to judge what's good and bad for other countries and all the state under the. george w. bush presidency it interferes a lot in other parts of the world on the basis of that judgment in a very indiscreet way and yet i've seen how democracy scene isn't it nowadays in the sort of evangelical way george w. bush sells said democracy was the best weapon in fighting terrorism what did you think when he said well i thought he was a fool. i thought he was a fool and the people behind him were negative so if you see what i mean i mean
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that claim was made in defense of very a. forward military and political policy on the united states of the united states in various parts of the world and that policy has not proved at all wise and it was inherently objectionable in some respects. no decent motives behind the tool but there were a lot of not very decent motives behind it and it was a very stupid policy will have. regimes in basic iraq and afghanistan to force us about the process of democratization the process of democratization you could say is progress towards a very good outcome which hasn't actually come out anywhere in the world so if you have an ambitious can of democratization what those two experiences taken together of taught us is that it's absolutely hopeless to try to move fausta in the direction of that and by bombing countries to pieces and
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invading them. without bothering to inform yourself about what was. the views he believes practices of most of their inhabitants. under saddam hussein the very whole. new afghanistan which isn't really under any one ever. promising candidates for rapid democratization and it isn't possible to democratize anywhere by bombing it and invading it do you think that democracy is in essence compatible with. the last peace yes i do i think it's quite likely that this in the longer run. any islamic country which is really successful economically. will. flourish culturally and will insist on something much more like what we
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call democracy as its government system. they won't be able to do so rapidly and there's a lot of stuff in the way i don't think it's true for example that you're wrong couldn't be what we call a democracy it was the resilience majority of them who were moving in that direction and be assisted to do say by being molested from the outside you hold that introducing democracy into democratic society self-pity has next to facts playing out where it depends on how you do the introducing a bit i mean you could say in a way that in the very long run britain introduce democracy into india. but it did so jolly slowly. and the absolutely crucial point is that at the point that it introduced democracy it withdrew briskly. the indians. got on with this in their way. the results of his speech the
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biggest democracy in the world in our understanding of democracy and all that it has pretty alarming characteristics in many ways it's been a triumphant success and yet secretly pessimistic about the ability of democracy to bring peace to the middle east well i do think that the middle east is not the sort of place where democracy is going to assist peace. i mean it is a very important fact that the. the mayster peace of this group amongst the palestinians won the elections in gaza and they won the elections in gaza because in more of the population of gaza agreed this was going on what it meant than with that of their opponents and i think that. i mean israel with any way. within the jewish population i mean there has been
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a democracy since it became a state but it hasn't become much more specific as a result of being a democracy and it's. started off in a very bad place and. it's not a to me it can get back from that position but it is clear to me that democracy is irrelevant. thank you what's. going. on.
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. join us for our technology update on our jeep. tyo parties the way the extradition to the us and demand a merchant of death that's when new charges brought against the alleged russian
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arms dealer viktor boone are investigated. whistleblower wiki leaks promises to release a secret cia document on wednesday you know it's been just a month after lifting the lid on scandalous new us military files regarding the afghan war. russian rock music fans are an eager anticipation as moscow is getting ready to host the irish rockers you to some eighty thousand people are expected to return to show the world's most expensive staging today. who have more details on all those stories coming up at the top of the hour up next though it's sports with you. aren't happy with us this is sports today i mean these are some of the story for covering this hour ready to inspire and that's the motto russian football fans hope
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will be seen a run the globe lost the race the host the world cup twenty picks up the pace. man march. ease into the europa league group stages after a six one win over north texas. on thin ice and figure skating princess amy shank is banned from the such a limited game but his team and he will compete in twenty eight fourteen. for not coming up but we start with football by the end of the year we'll know the hosts for both the twenty eighth and twenty twenty two world cup finals as it stands that russia and england are considered to be in the driving seat for the near a championship but as robert for daniel reports there could be considered chalk and cheese. eighteen and twenty two want to do world cups and winning the big leases would. have been. in december the second
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people exactly the committee to say the host countries. to. this computer move to into reality. live in beads originally submitted twenty eight thousand world cup is the most contested in people's history ever book them experts in worship assured their country is assume. i badly want to our country to host the world cup it would be a great pleasure for me to be possible like this even just a fan it will give russia a significant boost in terms of football infrastructure and economic development. yes lucian i should avoid it i think we have a pretty good chance to weigh in as we always weigh in when our governments highest officials get involved but are there any bad will win this contest just like we did with the sochi two thousand and fourteen olympics. i hope people will let us host
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the two thousand and eighteen world cup were backed by gazprom and dick advocaat will help the russian national team performs very well just after beating special teams visit to russia last week we met up with the head of russia's beat committee . he remains cautiously optimistic over the issues i think our chances are very good we are stable among the favorites. and not only us who think so because we obviously would like to think this way but it's foreign media which is unanimous that the new russia strong among the leaders everybody and every country is because it is now running four thousand three hundred forty thousand twenty three capable organizers in the world that's for sure and i think people will. their trust based on whole range of criteria not only on the possible. organization hosting. possibilities there are other factors that are also valid
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an option a government support is one of them very very important one it's now begins to host the b.b. inspection and it is the home land of goodwill which may express consider as russia's main rival so people may face a tough dilemma of choosing between a skillful an experienced player eagle and even up to date including really infrastructure and a young hopeful with blended all for russia who still need some time to gain power in this respect the move to russia's we shall beat with a win to eighteen world cup which is weighted to inspire speaks for itself it reflects the importance of legacy the importance. the impact of the world cup not only in our country but also to neighboring countries in the world community in general we are in support of our so. we're going to get there we are ready to transmit this inspiration to the rest of the world by sharing our knowledge by
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sharing. our football development programs with the rest of the world and that is reflected in her. three months before the season which is seven get ready for spring. break with. preparations are well underway for the next finals to be held in brazil in twenty fourteen but like its predecessor south africa some of the country's major works are a little behind schedule sitting in the shadow of the christ of the redeemer statue iconic maracana stadium will be the venue for the final on july thirteenth the world famous arena which hosted the one nine hundred fifty decider was supposed to have been closed all of july for a much needed renovation but it's only now that the two thousand seater is in off grid mode ultimately mark thomas should fit ninety thousand. billing delays in all twelve whose cities have been front page news in brazil but the good news is they
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have almost four years to get off. ok let's stay with football where cisco moscow are through to the group stages of the europa league after i classing north to six one on our get. watch the army may move up the ranks in the. just as expected says one of the group's age all the europa league the army men defeated the north this is from august sixth one on aggregate and the second match in cyprus turned out to be how much tougher a pair for the russians as i don't perceive started to create chances right from the get go the super team created at least six opportunities in the first half but the russian defense clearly outclassed the northeast after the first half secured heat certainly affected the speed of the game has successfully managed to keep the ball in the midfield for the most part of the game but there was no sign of giving up for a north of seasons the team continued to create opportunities for the strikers scimitar coffer managed to capitalize on one of those opportunities as he opened
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the score for the cypriots in the seventy fifth minute however it says come also managed to equalise through their new cover and say do and should in international markets this puts a squad who want to just a minute before the end of the match so says scott most go up clearly the stronger team in this so i told you i don't think this admits that as well. but it was the toughest side we ever played against as i said in moscow this is a team that deserves to be in the champions league however on associates didn't allow to display their full potential today as we try to control the ball throughout the match and try to always play in the attack. as much as we wanted to focus on the game and here and play with a serious and i think to score in the first leg affected the quality of our play the players energy increased only after we conceded a goal which up says come all scoble know their group stage opponents on friday when the draw will be held in switzerland but for now it seems it is leading cyprus
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to prepare for their next premier league match against roman coffer an artsy larnaca cyprus. it was a busy night of action champions league qualifying with five teams picking their group stage berths on tuesday serbia's partisan there into the big time following a. never give me and me know if she sharif sniffs take me in for i get israel's finest cup well we'll be dreaming about the burnable old trafford on the rest after seeing all souls burge red bolt left at least to knock out some doria while the biggest shock of the night happened in spain where severe were left looking their wounds after seven goals with portugal's brag. a little bit career looks all but over the russian figure skating greats being barred indefinitely from international skating union events with extended to the twenty fourteen winter olympic games in sochi. it all stems from when the twenty seven missed the world
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championships in training back in march after filing paperwork citing leg injury is reason for the withdrawal however went on to perform in the king's on ice tour with events taking place across the globe in march and april because of this the i assume you did i played eligibility at the end of june but was given twenty one days to appeal the verdict which did not with the stand i cannot officially compete in cheap but his wife and coach have said he will be fighting for gold there just how this will be arranged. explained the. brings us to the medics where caster semenya is back in the spotlight following almost a year long absence from the truck pending the results of gender tests than one thousand year old south african will compete in her first big event since returning last month the diamond league meets on friday in brussels. was quick. with my feet. to just watch them train to see the it was really
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good to know that. it was little. it was a little bit. finally phil mickelson is a step away from becoming the world's top ranking golfer left. out the barclays on thursday the first event of the p.g.a. playoffs despite the recent struggles. on tiger woods mickelson says he expects nothing but the best from his longtime rival i expect him to play well every week so it's more surprising to me when he has a week that isn't up to his usual expectations but. regardless of what what's gone on recently i just expect him to play well just because he's he is who is. going to come forward slash sports for plenty more on today's stories where weather is coming up just around the corner.
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