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luzhkov the patriot was always in love with moscow his passion to build and rebuild change the face of the city in two decades the russian capital was transformed from di's trades to more than a colossal ace that's corruption allegations and suspicions of a cave's a business relationship with his property tycoon wife were to prove his downfall he would do it the authorities began to look more attentively at private activities it turned out that funds allocated for the reconstruction and expansion of my school street and routes were invested in some enterprises from which someone receives a huge profit from. luzhkov has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing he says do so with his wife's company were transparent and above board the three sentiment crew as they would of contracts to learn about to his company how ten become russia's only female billionaire and want her place on the forbes rich laced your lane and. is something else again hard charging in the plastics
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business in the construction business why we said to be in the corruption business there was also anger over luzhkov i did t. to the city's cultural heritage he ordered the demolition of seven hundred historical buildings and new ones were put up in their place so that ministration pay no attention at all to public opinion this is one more example of. vandalism and crime and approach to the cultural heritage and architecture of the of moscow but it was cause handling of the summer's wildfire crisis which proved the final straw while the capitol was choking from toxic smoke for more than a month the city's mayor refused to kushal his holiday preferring the clean air of the alps was awful but it's only if the mayor of moscow comes back from holidays the day off to. smoke has dispersed and i think it's unacceptable and i think you
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should have been here after it started in the end started taking the blame for everything the night traffic jams all his life or ugly monuments around the city it seemed there was a loss of trust now destroy one true many people and a perception he'd been off too long. just like many of the mourners here proved was a political figure who was hard to ignore loved by some he was hated by others and after eighteen years in office it was his growing band of critics who are worn out and. refreshing our team. well michael binyon who's a former moscow correspondent for britain's times newspaper says that this fight the mounting criticism deserves credit for improving the capital's infrastructure and i think one shouldn't underestimate his achievements particularly in the early years in office where he really got things going when he came to power last year
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was really chaotic mess had very little renewal of its infrastructure cleaned up the buildings admittedly he knocked down a lot of the historic grounds which should have been preserved but those that were preserved were wonderfully cleaned up and he presided over a real boom in the city's infrastructure but of course the taint of corruption lingered so long now the question is whether in fact the corruption charges will stick whether he actually will be accused of corruption i think it would be a messy trial if it came to that. well there's more high level musical chairs on the other side of the atlantic in brazil where it's girl power on the march as we report shortly brazil's getting ready to choose a new president but because of the popular move of the film but have served the maximum leading lady become the first ever woman in charge. of germany parties mark twenty years of being three you know what i mean struggle
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to stick together to talk to experts about the future thanks to you. russian oil will be pumped directly into china by next year which will triple supply the pipelines to make it happen was open during president medvedev three day visit to the country the trip included talks with the chinese leader on boosting regional security but asics on a boycott reports russia's also came to study the secret secrets rather of china's economic wizardry. three c.d.'s in three days a cascade of liftoffs and touchdowns that old russia and china to leave major projects of the ground and touch upon their strategic partnership. attention to detail has always been in china's very chair they may have rolled out the red carpet for the russians but they're meticulous bargaining prove just as tiring as climbing the great wall of china. figure that these are serious important
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talks as there are a large number of issues to discuss here. oh you know while both the natural partners in each other for years russia and china have been haggling over that process of russian hydrocarbons but almost fifteen years to build this oil pipeline in the first between the two neighbors because of the money . talks on the price of gas are still ongoing. china doesn't want to overpay it claims that it can offer a rapidly growing market in the future does problem in turn is waiting for the price of natural gas and its share on the chinese market to increase at the moment gas accounts for just ten percent of the overall consumption of energy resources in china it's too little to be interesting to gazprom tough bargaining is a useful skill in these beijing neighborhood nickname to russia town that attracts thousands of vendors to on a hunt for knockoffs this is the first year with the winter when there was there's
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a here it used to be an open market with rows of counters only recently they built everything that our expense if i may say so. but it's shamelessly low prices and high turnover areas like this one managed to transform themselves from shanty towns into glitzy shopping quarters russian chinese trade has undergone a similar make over in two thousand and nine china surpassed germany as russia's largest trading partner. we've overcome last year's negative tendencies the global financial crisis was the reason for the collapse and our trade turnover volumes shrunk but this year we have managed to make up for it and will most likely get back to the pre-crisis level in trade and economic cooperation it's a big achievement for former communist allies while meeting second world war veterans in delhi and the russian president was once again reminded of the two countries sharing passed. through us you're a symbol of
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a country that gave us marxism leninism and communism. but two days later in shanghai it became clear that it was now in china's turn to spread the word there was them but its economy and infrastructure revamp in just three decades china seemed like a perfect case study for the money then is asian oriented russian president when you go mission this exhibition is a unique chance to speed up the modernization of our economies and institutes innovative development is certainly the choice of our country we are following this path and we will do everything for our economy to modernize change and adapt to modern life. and while a three day visit may not be enough to learn the secrets of china's economic miracle the russian delegation was still able to take home a few pearls of wisdom for the course of this visit russian officials took a breath equal a liking to side in confucius and china scholar her mother had by his followers again developing friendship with somebody who can a teacher any good well china is definitely not the case this country has made such
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a dramatic leap forward that you want to comment is big brother russia is more than willing to learn. from a boycott or facing china. the other news germany is working twenty years since it was officially reunified politicians and celebrities are in bremen for the official launch of the nationwide celebrations well it marks the culmination of a process far by the fall of the berlin wall. one thousand and eighty nine bringing together east and west germany led to a turbulent decade with the huge cost of rebuilding infrastructure in the east causing a recession even today there is a large gap between the living standards between the two halves of the country after surviving that recession europe's largest economy is now covering the cost of much of the banking crisis but let's cross live now to berlin and speak to markets for us. michael ross are there thank you for joining us this hour now to the
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politicians the past twenty years have been building success what's it been like for the german people. at the end of the day you can really call it is. the reunification alone here in germany close to the ground. people have. and i think at the end of the day everybody is happy. if you could stop the wizard but don't then of course some people would have done something something different my only criticism is that this reunification has started to react badly specially for those in the eastern part of germany and if you take the monetary union then there's also a lot of criticism that these german mark too quickly which created a lot of problems but on the other hand if you compare the costs of the reunification in germany through the so-called rescue package for europe this is
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all you know it's and so we can be happy to be reunited twenty years after but that's right speaking of money germany's pumping to keep the euro currency alive as nations which use it to strive to stay afloat one term as themselves think about having to bail out other countries while also work hard to allow new struggling nations like its tonia into the fold. germans become skeptical about so many members of the euro of course has told you is a very special situation if you have three countries like a stone you have for example they're like to join the european union if you have stronger countries like the northern countries here in the eurozone of course a little bit skeptical because there are questions. oh the euro can go on in the
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future because given the problems that lie ahead of us it will be quite clear that the weaker countries will not participate on this rescue package that means on the other hand of course that didn't go all the countries and sermon needs especially has to pay for it so there is quite a lot of criticism that a day or two of the day it will also cause. solvency this would be the last thing that could go bankrupt within the eurozone although brothel politicians like to trumpet an all inclusive europe the reality of it is really about thousands of people in walked west for a better life and you have countries like france which are controversially paying hundreds a role much to leave what does this tell us about integration as it really happening . i think e.u. integration is still issue here of course most of the europeans like to stick together like to stay together but on the other had they want also to keep their
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national feelings and afraid that they will lose them in a big europe that is dictated by brussels a bureaucracy that is not really elected to more people become aware of it so there is some stress within the system and those roma issue this roma issue in france is only one point we have here in germany also many migrants that are focused on by the people but i think at the end of the day it will. it's a sensible thing to integrate them of course there are some problems but these are only. appearances are good and they'll all be inflated. for example. living and living together for. only a few exemptions. right michael moss market analyst live from berlin thank you very
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much for your thoughts this hour. now up so here on our t.v. a safe return home for a russian boy abandoned a brought his adoptive parents left him behind in the dominican republic now police want to know if you were sold for drugs. but first the u.n. panel says opium production in afghanistan has dropped by half this year but it's led to an almost three fold surge in prices there is a report says that could encourage farmers to cultivate more of the heroin producing crop the survey also suggests the hike was prompted by a plant in faction that devastated yields and adds that despite nato operations the size of the area used to grow poppies remains the same the south and west are the major growing regions which are also taliban strongholds allowing extremists to rake in the cash but as paul the slayer explains for many farmers it's still their only source of income on which is one which is tightly controlled by militants and
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drug addicted police. are used to put people behind bars for doing drugs now he's been put there himself as the full mommy commander denies the charges he insists he never swayed from the white side of the rule book at the we saw a truck driving on the main road something made me suspicious and i checked out the cargo. area and in some drugs but what for him claims he didn't expect to find a glance. he told authorities he was involved in drug smuggling. by himself is guarded by another policeman if. he's been taking drugs since he was twelve and went for treatment only recently after the prison warden found out he's in good company according to a recent us congress report nearly half of the afghan police are doing drugs. when i graduated as a policeman i was doing i can't quite about for about two years all the other
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policeman here knew about it quite a few police my drug addicts are not telling anyone they're just saying i'm smoking something. pullet afghanistan's biggest jail many of the five thousand prisoners here are doing time for drug smuggling and all drug use but the locks are not a sure safe way of keeping the drugs out. these are the different kinds of drugs we collected over the past years. this is a mix of all your contacts. by them all of this is opium. this is the kind of tricks drugs inside a calm family members coming to visit bring these with them we found drugs in shoes over the years prison guards have been charged with lending a hand. that they will give us it's true when i joined
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a few years ago lots of gods were involved in smuggling drugs into the jail they are not very good educated and they don't have enough and there are a lot joining the police two thousand people join the police to the south and south but the ministry of cantona katic insists it's now got a hold on the problem but questions remain what if some of those fighting afghanistan's drug war are actually foot soldiers. for the other side and with the many challenges the country faces doesn't really have the resources to tackle the corruption within its ranks inside these full boards as a snapshot of the problems facing afghan society tell it members drug test because of and petty criminals and the prisons those are college. teens who teach and keep those in kabul. one former white house drug policy spokesman says it will take
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a combination of wiping out poppy fields and giving farmers a new living to secure victory against the afghan drug straight the only way that you can cut off money from the taliban and money from al-qaeda because this is drugs are seventy percent of their funding is to eradicate the drugs out of the source of their money and they will go to that proportion disappear and so will the violence against all the countries on earth that terrorists are. disappear and be drastically reduced by that so it's a wonderful development that we now have a strong drug czar from russia but the eradication must be combined with what hillary clinton is proposing which is crop substitution you can't just throw the farmers out and say you're not allowed to live you have to give them a way to live those two policies combined eradication and crop substitution can be a solution. this week pakistan blocked nato supplies to afghanistan after cross border fire by alliance helicopters killed three pakistani soldiers but convoys had
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to take an alternative alternate route through the north but with deadly consequences on friday suspected militants toward several dozen nato trucks as a result twenty seven fuel tankers and route to troops in afghanistan were destroyed u.s. strikes against alleged militants in pakistan have been taking place for years but it's a partnership that's becoming increasingly dangerous as long as they will consider getting tougher on nato if its forces continue incursions into the territory political expert. explains why pakistan's patience is running out. there's a strong feeling that that box down is getting the bad side of the stick we didn't get what we really expected from this alliance with the united states with nato in afghanistan and of course boxed on the interest of not being looked after or respected throughout the past eight years of course boxen has been coming up with suggestions in order to defuse tensions inside of gun has done box down the ideas box on the suggestions box on the input we're completely ignored and in eight years
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of course we've seen the situation go from bad to worse than a gun has done i don't think it is possible that you could do that you could achieve that kind of. gun is done without having a strong box that involvement. so the america's biggest contrie and one of the world's largest developing a condom east is choosing a new president but brazil's hugely popular leader known as lula can't take part because he's served the maximum allowed that's not stopping him lining up a successor who could become the contraries first female president lauren lyster is in sao paolo for us. but it is a really big day as you mentioned that later lou legit silva has enjoyed eighty percent approval ratings in this country over the last two terms it's because he is credited by his supporters with creating pretty much a silent revolution where the poor have had a voice and hope for the first time through a number of social programs while at the same time lula catapulted brazil much further ahead in international diplomacy and trade brokering relations with latin
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american countries also with russia india china and the bric nations of course so today really determines which direction the country is going to continue to head lula has anointed a successor dilma rousseff who is not very well known to the brazilian people for her track record she's lula's chief of staff and she's running on the fact that she's lula's choice and that really matters in this country because though they don't know anything about her all of the supporters of low lula who you speak to in the streets and they have been out in the streets and full force over the last week they also border and believe that she can carry on exactly what lula started according to the polls it looks like that's where it's tracking as well she's been a slightly with about fifty one percent to forty nine percent for the two opposition opponents so today will really determine whether she continues what lula has started or the country goes another direction or if it goes to a runoff but in any case she is running exactly on the platform that lula started
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and continues social programs such as goals at the mill yet which has helped people that were never able to access education children because they had to work be able to go to school because there is money given to their parents but they're held accountable for programs like that in addition he's continued to grow the economy creating jobs seven point five percent economic growth is what they expected so dilma is who is believed by by lula as well as supporters to continue brazil on this exact path now the opposition candidates. well they bit more conservative than the elites in this country support and the upper class so really what you see in this election is election night divided by rich and poor by lines in this country so we're just have to wait and see what how that turns out the north korean leader's youngest son was given to keep promotions this week and what's widely seen as winding him up to take over from his alan father kim jong un was appointed
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second in command of the country's central military commission and made a four star general it took place at a where convention of the ruling workers party after which images of kim jong il son were shown in the media is the first time anyone seen him as an adult only child with pictures have been shown until now of what was the first such meeting in decades kim jong il awarded top post to other family members as well going forward who headed a european parliament delegation to north korea with kim jong un's appointment could mark a whole new era for the country's foreign policy. it looks you know if you're a generational change and not merely be if you're signaling of. there are certainly people in japan within the within the former ruling party the neo cons there are people within the united states administration not all of them there are tensions in there who actually find it very convenient. to be deployed
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after a missile defense in japan which obviously deters the north koreans with the same time pressure only trying to move more money into their military. a russian boy whose adoptive parents abandoned him in the caribbean returned to his home country on friday twelve year old denise is now getting help for him to adopt to a normal life back in moscow artie's tom barton was there for his return. home at last after allegedly being sold for drugs on the other side of the world physical abuse and five years in an orphanage twelve year old denise is finally back in his native russia the full extent of his suffering isn't yet known just give us that he might have been taken to the dominican republic as a slave in exchange for drugs or it may have been an organ trade the judicial investigation couldn't clarify all the circumstances now we should make speculations just because the boy can't explain what happened born in the volgograd region in one nine hundred ninety eight his adoptive parents moved to the dominican
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republic in two thousand and four a year later they returned to russia turning their backs on dennis and leaving him with the local family they too soon gave him up this time to an orphanage but not before a cruise day they hit and punished him the thing is that he behaved badly it was terrible but only because his parents and sisters left him he stayed all alone and the house they even left him without meals as a punishment so one day and they were saw it and decided to report at last year's adoptive russian parents were imprisoned for cocaine trafficking that led a court to cancel the adoption decision since his return more possible evidence of abuse has been found a note on the presidential on board summons twitter page said that scars on the boy's head indicate he was beaten now an investigation is looking into why denise was allowed to be adopted by such bad parents in the first place and what really happened in the dominican republic. not every adult can survive where he went through the russian adoption agency committed a crime letting drug dealers adopt the boy that's the subject of our future
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investigation but hopefully all the bad things are in the past now dennis will now be able to resume his life in russia after his five year absence will have to really learn his native language and rediscover life here but it's hope that he'll receive a lot more care in his next five years than he did in his last five. there are to a much more to come from. next hour including. well i just don't feel like we're getting all the facts the news media isn't just new jersey anymore no news is news slapshot entertainment it seems like they try and since they show like everything. why don't americans trust the evening newton anymore the resident dallas opinion in new york. also find out why spending twenty minutes buried six feet under would be perfect stress buster. going to take a short break here in our t. and i'll be back with a recap of the week's top stories. in
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this is r t how many way with the top stories of the we mayors fired after almost two decades in charge the president says he lost trust in the capital's leader. pressurize a rising sun in the east with a major oil pipeline to try not helping to clear the way for future big deals with its biggest trading partner. and the double edged sword of afghanistan's deadly drugs crop a virus destroys swathes of opium poppies surging heroin prices officials addicted . next were digging for buried treasure to explore russian methods of revealing the
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press's gems hidden beneath the earth. the gemstones of the euro mountains have always had a strange. chance to tales of underground treasure troves have been passed down from generation to generation but today few people in the year olds know they're surrounded by these forgotten gemstone minds and still fewer practice the age old methods of mining so who now harvest these precious pearls of the year olds and how do they go about it are there modern day treasure maps where x. really marks the spot a bend in mine shaft scarred the secrets of gemstone still buried deep beneath the earth. the urals mark the border between europe and asia the word girls men belt an old turkey and a chain of press.


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