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it's august thirty first expiry dates operation iraqi freedom ends and all combat troops are heading home washington says this means the end of the second year of the war in the country that killed four thousand u.s. troops. around fifty thousand. stayed to train and support iraqi forces on the same doesn't control the nation to train splits and insurgent violence last week dozens of iraq died in a wave of terror attacks of course the country with antiwar activists brian becker says the war is far from over but the birkin's will continue to die in iraq. we see a rebranding of the occupation if you leave fifty thousand heavily armed soldiers backed by all sorts of aircraft the latest high tech aircraft of course all of the naval destroyers the submarines the aircraft carriers that are all throughout the region that have cruise missiles and all sorts of means by which to intervene in iraq we see now the end of an occupation by
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a certain diminishing of the occupation in terms of some of the troop numbers but a rebranding of the occupation so that instead of calling it combat troops they call it rise of the troops they still have guns they still shoot those guns when they're shot at in their head they die it won't be sufficient to tell iraqis on september first or second or american families who have g.i.'s and loved ones there who may perish after the so-called end of the war that their loved ones indeed are not dead because the war has been officially ended i believe the occupation of iraq will go on for many years for the spot the pullout of u.s. combat troops from iraq more americans are still being sent to replace those remaining this is sparks fresh antiwar protests in the states iraq war veteran. shared his experience of one such demonstration. we still managed to be on site at the exact moment the buses were pulling off base to go to the airport get in the
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streets get our banners unfurled that said please don't make the same mistake we did resist and now in the other that said occupation is a crime this soldiers in these buses this is the last thing that they saw on american soil before they went to get on a plane to go to iraq and i tell you we're doing this because you know we were there we care we love these soldiers who are going to commit these war crimes however we are trying to wake them up they need to understand that you know we're we're their friends next time they get ambushed when they're in iraq it's not going to be nonviolent that people there are going to resist them and when it happens it will be just this roars not over because barack obama or joe biden says combat in iraq is over does not mean soldiers are going to stop dying it does not mean they're going to stop killing people the bloodshed will continue until we withdraw . was iraq war veteran and activist about this. while the prospect
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of terrorism still remains high in iraq it's also at the forefront of other conflicts in the world we speak to political scientists which is on how widespread the threats of terror. there was an assumption the terrorism is more or less localized in afghanistan and they were looking for causes of terrorism in iraq but it looks like it is more widespread no we can fly and the terrorist training grounds in some countries so. also quite active in central asia in the former soviet union so it is spreading as financing. weapons are there. courses for terrorism or created. always daily.
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you can hear more of what. to say in a full interview in an hour hale and hearty. it's a big day for the germans who are marking twenty years since they were formally reunited into a single nation the grand celebration will be held in berlin on tuesday chancellor angela merkel who hails from the old g.d.r. will make a speech to mark the anniversary the capital and the country were split in hoff after world war two the fall of the will pave the way for a united germany only thirty first of august one thousand nine hundred treaty sealed east germany's breakup and to gratian to the west twenty years only germans in the east feel like second class citizens twice as high as in the west the wages are almost a third where michael said the east germans haven't reached the standards of living they were promised twenty years ago. russia's ban on gambling except in four designated zones was only seen underground betting flourished here
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his own that's operational is the country's southland it's failing to rake in money now the regional thought is want to relocate it nearer to the black sea resorts to attract more punters and lower the stakes for investors ortiz than his polaski looks at what could be on the cards. this is a gambler spare a dice the oracle offers all kinds of games from the army of one armed bandits to poker and roulette. however most of the time the place is deserted. this is the only legal casino in russia a private company invested ten million dollars into its construction and even though there are a few other swell willing to build gambling spots here in the area it still looks like most in the industry see it as making bats in a burning house last year russian lawmakers banned all casinos and gambling clubs across the country to be replaced by force specially designated and developed zooms in siberia western russia the south and the east the industry reacted immediately
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like you know shutting down the facilities moving them abroad or going on the ground even the most successful the southern gambling zone is mostly being ignored by the enterprise nurse. most investors a passive many because as a city is far away from other major transportation hubs and local airports under developed in the roads and not like good only that and the other factor is that the gambling ban in russia is really hard to enforce. in cities just a few hundred kilometers away from police discover illegal gambling down every week . of course it's officially prohibited but in our neighborhood everyone knows where to find the underground gambling den you can have a good time there if you play your cards right in the regions authorities have come up with a new plan to make the rules work they want to relocate the whole southern gambling zone closer to popular tourist destinations like the black sea coast resort the
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phenomenon and inspired by les vegas they wanted to be about more than just gambling. so we said why can't we try and do something like that in russia ship without making the same mistakes we can use the best that las vegas has to offer us . fine by decades of experience essentially we've come up with a new concept a family resort for gambling will be just one of the highlights the idea will have to get support from the russians the duma possibly together with other amendments to help reverse the odds of getting the new gambling rules to work so far no the future of russia. still looks dim leaving more questions than answers for its supporters and skeptics why. our team crossing the region. later in the program people in the u.s. states of louisiana. arkansas a foreign bank and the government. and discover why these people threaten
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to commit suicide to change their minds still is coming their way of. the. bright. moon about songs from fans to.
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please stop talk t.v. . residents of louisiana are fighting for their right to the fend themselves after they were disarmed by police with harken katrina struck by the years ago officers confiscated guns and what was explained as attempt to keep up those prayers for the has been finding out many of the states are still angry with what they view the it was a violation of the constitution. it's a sunday afternoon in louisiana i just came out here to shoot practice. and guns are a blazing at this shooting range. so our forty percent believe everybody should have the right to defend themselves at any cost in this part of the united states the right to bear arms is part of everyday life i believe and have the right to sue for ask questions later. been robbed at gunpoint before i
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know what it's like i believe that. living in america maybe so we should be able to carry a handgun but that wasn't always the case so what are you doing so we take any weapons. richard stiring and his friend wayne shoom were on lake ponchartrain about a week after hurricane katrina made landfall and i had almost say anywhere from six inches to a foot of water in the house. but it was still there they went to styron's house to get his things we heard of the. stuff that was going on in the wall and all the shooting then the people that were getting heard some killed from what i've been told. while heading back across the lake the pair was stopped by law enforcement and asked to give up their weapons. from your order your private property.
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don't have any right. as the hurricane took the city by storm residents felt their constitutional rights were being blown away the armed populace keeps the government in check the government should not be in charge of the populace the populace should run the government at whatever the government has the guns and the populace doesn't have the guns the government does what it wants in the aftermath of katrina new orleans was in complete chaos law enforcement couldn't handle all the problems and on streets like this one every single building with looted except for one occasion is pa as they are three smith and wesson club action shotgun a twelve gauge semi automatic joe in guido's is the owner of cajun's pub she decided to take things into her own hands there was vans with. them and they were breaking into any businesses where there was no sign of anyone around and that they didn't mess with us here because i stood out front. with my shocked
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we don't protected her patrons when law enforcement was nowhere in sight after guarding her pub for about a week decided to evacuate u.s. marshals came across the center front saw me with my shotgun you know they pulled about a dozen m. sixteen sourness put her body against the wall. took all my weapons and then left she couldn't believe this was happening in the united states i was furious i had no way of protecting myself beyond the physical destruction. they saw their city and even their country transforming before their eyes look at the communist countries look at cuba look at nicaragua look at any country you want to take where the government has the guns and the populace are and look at how they live and how they're treated it's a story they want remembered so it never happens again preassure either r. t. new orleans louisiana american radio host alex jones says the actions of the government five years ago did breach people's rights to defend themselves what's
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scary here is the first time the federal government was able to take control of a u.s. city during an emergency they wouldn't bring food and water to the people at the superdome in fact they blockade in many cases their main mission was shut the precedent to get the american people's guns five years later we still see the continued anti second amendment mission of the federal government we are now a total third world police state total terror in a setting in and the system doesn't know what to do because they haven't been able to get our guns yet and they tried to use katrina as a case point to set the precedent and to train police nationwide under federal and f.b.i. control to go into high and dry areas and take people's right to defend themselves and leave them by themselves to be right robbed and killed by the looters many of which were the government themselves. that was american radio host alex jones
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sharing his thoughts from texas. well of course so our stories videos and blogs are online any time you want to totty dot com here's a quick look at what's there right now but ever wonder what space smells like don't have to guess anymore beyond certain of websites. plus the russian empires lost go way to bed at the bottom of the lake baikal underwater search expedition is trying to find a treasure that was seized in the civil war almost a century ago. now to eastern india where crop failure due to a severe two year drought is pushing one british to take extreme measures inhabitants are threatening to commit mass suicide saying it's a better option than to continue suffering because of the lack of food and there's
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artie's charan singh reports they've asked the government for aid but claim so far little has been done. here in the village of gerard you know remote part of eastern india so intricate mali spends time with his family including his little grandson this may look like one happy picture but the reality is quite the opposite with no food to eat so reigned over twenty other farmers in the small village of about three hundred families have threatened to commit mass suicide a. little mutely we will have to die sometime so why suffer like this every day it's better to die now we're so hopeless that we've come to the conclusion that committing suicide is the best option noone would like to do nearly little food to eat how many days can a person want to live. the region has had an acute drought for two years now this has driven villagers from gerard to write a letter to the president of india and the state governor asking for rations and in
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a geisha in facilities if help fails to work i they say they'll commit suicide. he says because we requested immediate food aid from the governor and for the long term some development work that could provide us with employment such as digging a new well and improving the route to a village which is in a bad state the farmers are desperate as the entire state of charge could grapples with a forty two percent rainfall deficit this year julie shows me his field which should have been full of crops at this time of year but lies bad and instead. of used up all receipts but when the last two years there hasn't been enough water for crops to grow seeing the desperate situation no homes were thinking what is the point of living. the suicide request has george at the local administration into action promises of food and development have been made but little has actually reached the
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village officials at the district headquarters didn't respond to our request for an interview meanwhile enjoy villagers wait for the promised aid. the senior officials have visited us from the local administration along with our elected member of parliament they've given us assurances but i do know when to expect action it may take five days fifteen days or even a month. and clearly not so important to the government. this crisis has been in the making for two years now and this letter has just brought it out into the open with an entire village driven to despair the government will have to take urgent steps to prevent this from snowballing into a major crisis got in saying r.t. from the village of. well time for some other world news in brief for you now the u.s. has outlined new sanctions that will rear aimed at tackling illicit financial activities as well as the arms trade some individuals companies and organizations to spread
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the financing known young's government have had their assets frozen tension has soared with more since the sinking of a south korean warship in march and the loss of forty six crew members international investigation concluded ruth was to blame for the attack which come young to know is. mexican police have captured along a sought after drug traffickers known as bobby. has been blamed for a vicious turf war that included shootouts in central mexico he also faces charges in the u.s. where he distributed thousands of commuters of k.k. and mexico that is could be extra great to america where he has a two million dollars bounty on. drilling has begun in chile to rescue thirty three trapped miners off the shaft collapsed earlier this month the hole will be seven hundred meters deep enough to pluck one person at a time but the operation could take up to three months miners their first contact
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with loved ones on something. the u.s. has issued warnings there may be catastrophic damage caused by a car being storm that's gaining strength it's been upgraded to a category four hurricane and is expected to hit america's east coast later this week or has already left a trail of destruction in some caribbean islands property has been damaged and trees uprooted. but if you know it's all business these with stephanie monday status. we've got. the biggest issues getting voice face to face with the news makers. every month we give you the future we help you understand how we get there and what
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. the best in science and technology from across russia and around the world. join us. on our g. hello welcome to the business bulletin russia is planning to increase the import tariffs on foreign cars the taxes car new up thirty percent one of the highest in the world to help stimulate the localization but if we to have the decision it will encourage foreign carmakers to invest in russia the prime minister made the statement while testing a new road linking russia east and west but the decision could be another stumbling block in russia's bit to join the w t o which says it expects russia to decrease the tariff to fifteen percent within seven years of recession. russia has finished building its first cross country road connecting moscow to vladivostok
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it's been a vast undertaking and has taken decades to complete to celebrate the event prime minister putin drove two and a half thousand kilometers through the country there's also gave him the opportunity to see what more needs to be done to improve the quality of the roads public has the story. he may look like a movie star with a beautiful reporter by his side driving a lot of us through the contre in their pick a road trip. but this is what a real movie star saw in russia on his journey and the long way around. the country's road network is not torah patch and the developed. country needs to build about thirty percent more roads and reconstruct the old ones. in russia or at least the speed of cargo transport would rise one and a half times if the park tools are fixed it would rise to
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a half times but alone could not approve three percent to russia's g.d.p. the government is setting up a road trial and which will be financed by raising the duty on petrol. we've made a decision in principle to make road construction a priority part on budget spending the volume of the federal road farms will reach more than twelve billion dollars next year which is three billion dollars more than what we're spending on road construction this year and the amount of money available will continue to grow it industry analysts say russia already allocates plant it off money for roads the problem is that it's not spam to fish only which makes the cost of construction in russia one of the highest in the world despite the often poor quality of the driving surface that's an absolute quote of the business r.t. . and now let's have a look at how the acting market this shaping up asian stocks tumbling on tuesday following wall street over lifelong worries about the pace of recovery prompted by
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weaker than expected economic data out in the u.s. it's keeping many investors on the sidelines in tokyo wall street analysts strong yen driving on the market and the nikkei is headed for its biggest fall in week even though bank of japan tried to hold the japanese currencies right on monday. the yen is once again advancing against the dollar and invites damaging exports. and the russian markets will start trading next hour here in moscow both the r.t.s. on the my six games about a half a percent on monday trying to outperform me on my six west bank was up to one percent energy majors also made significant gains. net income that russian mobile phone operator megaphone braze thirty six percent in the second quarter to four hundred million dollars the company boosted the number of subscribers eighteen point seven percent reaching the fifty four million by the end of june it's now overtaken rival bee line to become the second largest operator in russia. russian
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billionaire alexei mordor chavez looking to take a blocking minority stake in europe's leading travel group to we agee to ease shares rose six percent in the news on monday company s. group first invested into three years ago and with eighteen percent of the company it's now one of the major shareholders another of the company shareholders norwegian investor john fredrickson has reduced his block from nineteen to just over fifteen percent there he said he does not intend to sell his shares to move to show frederickson had agreed to add to his management over strategy and corporate governance. european gas giants. have started negotiations with gazprom a new gas price formulas they're looking to adapt the conditions of the liveries to the current market situation some of the clients wants to transfer up to forty percent of the spot prices which are now lower than prices fixed in traditional
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long term contracts. probable have to react to the new demands of the market but so far management is not reconsidering already existing contracts. and that's all the business use for now but i'll be back with more and you in about an hour's time and you can always find most stories on our website that's r.t. dot com slash business.
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that's take a look at top main news headlines now arundhati the u.s. meets its withdrawal deadline for combat troops in iraq but thousands of other soldiers remain what critics are calling america's rebranding of its occupation service personnel not staying on training and support that many americans faint would result in more casualties. place your bets the russian less vegas could be moving closer to a major city as long as often to try to come to its effort to eliminate underground to see those that have popped up across the country after last year's gambling ban . and must suicide threats religious in eastern india say they'll kill.


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