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top stories of the week here in our team spies lies and videotape many georgians feared losers and a russian paranoia could find them accuse the best of you know. your hands are
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better than one russian nato pledge to work together to create a van system to neutralize common threats. obama call that shellacking critics say was just a good old beating but something cast no votes are sure the republicans to victory in this week's u.s. midterm elections. go outraged tokyo's angered by president visits to russia's coral islands which japan claims as its own moscow says it will keep investing in its remote region. and the international space station is celebrating ten years of human life in orbit the longest stretch ever and outside the earth's atmosphere our team mates a citizens. this is already coming to you live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program
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now this week has seen a new scandal flaring out between russia and georgia as tbilisi said thirteen people were caught spying for moscow russia claimed the whole story is a political farce and deliberate provocation by the georgian authorities ahead of a nato summit and as our reports from tbilisi the opposition is considering the swap to be another attack on the government's opponents. for alina this spy scandal was a horrible deja vu her own husband. was thrown into prison for allegedly spying for russia during the two thousand and eight conflict between georgia and south the city or. they said some three thousand three hundred pages of data which my husband supposedly sound to russia that's a blatant lie we have presented evidence numerous times that all information with which fact and worked was just his analysis if you look at his case you'll see that it's easy to say that anyone's
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a spy in georgia something. he lynas husband was george's envoy to nato he was named in a documentary just shown on one of george's main channels to as one of the russian spies who didn't get away in fact the film was just part of what seemed to be a spy novel unraveling in a small caucuses country over the past week through the news of the arrests that came suddenly and not from the authorities but through western news source then a week of silence after which the georgian interior ministry made the announcement with much pomp and circumstance aspiring for years a work by the georgian counter intelligence service amol embedded into russia's chief intelligence directorate so what is this latest spy scandal all about a political farce a desperate plea for attention or simply much ado about nothing moscow says it's a combination of all three and many say it won't do georgia any good mosco reacted
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almost immediately the saakashvili regime suffers from some chronic spine mania fueled by only russian sentiments in recent years the georgian leadership has resorted to fabricating simula scandals more than once cynically hoping to political dividends inside the country and abroad some analysts believe the whole affair was an attempt to put pressure on georgia's opposition. the regime of circus really does not feel safe and they use any possible to again. in their struggle against a position which still is not consolidated but it is getting in power more and more . and in georgia the spy story was met with distrust. everything that concerns any information coming from the georgian authorities is highly don't fall and with a healthy dose of irony. this whole affair seemed to be fashioned on the american
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spy scandal only it lacked on the chaplain the sex symbol but apparently the taste for the same time it's an attempt to lead the situation between russia and georgia to have those collation. the twelve tbilisi in mosco exchange verbal blows one woman continues to wait for justice for her has been and well you know i'm not afraid but i know that if need be georgian authorities can accuse not only me but any georgian citizen and spying for any country which they donated to right now but when they will they will accuse me of a movie. to be lisi georgia. russia received nato proposal for european missile to fans joint program when the alliances secretary general anders fogh rasmussen visit a mosque elvis week they are chief stressed out the alliance sees russia as a friend and partner and as being essential to regional stability the russian side has stated that the plan should be based on principles of equal development of
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a system that would neutralize common threats the meeting comes to have a nato summit in lisbon on november the twentieth expert in conflict resolution dmitri trenin told r.t. that a joint russian made on missile defense project could be a breakthrough for both sides. the secretary general is a champion of joint missile the russians for russia. ocean with nato on missile defense he. made that statement during his first speech on russia his first major speech on any issue. in september last year of the auspices of the carnegie endowment basically you need to realize that no amount of strategic arms reductions of limitations can transform the russian plato russia western russia us relationship one nice to have a strategic collaborative project and it looks like a missile that the us is the one thing the silver bullet the project that kim has
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the potential at least to transform the entire russian western relationship it's a game changer or it will fail to see is a part that it could be a game breaker. scandalous and hysterical is how russia viewed as a temporary recall of the japanese ambassador from moscow their reaction followed president of the end of a visit to the russian coral islands which tokyo claims for itself and as artie's exxon boyko reports moscow says more visits are planned to promote business development in the region. it's a leftover from the second world war old soviet tanks rusting on the sure barrels pointed toward japan they're about to be scrapped from nacho when the visit by the russian president put them at the center of another fiery exchange between russia and japan discovered in to seventeen century the audience changed hands several times during the soviet union less than
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a month to expel the japanese army from the islands in august of nineteen forty five that prevented the two countries from signing a peace treaty leaving the door open for japan to claim the arlin sovereignty. sixty five years after their handover the tussle to define the islands national identity still goes on this crossed a period here if you years ago when the russian orthodox church or. it's parish on the island of she could. after decades of seeing its population window they are and is now in the midst of a baby boom. we have the highest birth rate in the entire celing region there are many kids here and parents bring them to be baptized and living standards are quite decent nowadays just a few hundred metres from the church atika human model is teaching japanese that a local school and here class seven greater sit alongside their parents for many of them getting a job in japan is that best shot at lifting their families out of poverty our
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classes are very popular and people keep coming here year after year and hippias sentence it seems like and with my family again. this is precisely why the president came here to tell the locals that russia has not forgotten about them and while the regional officials try to paint a pretty picture roads and crumbling infrastructure betrayed the island's chronic financial problems. it's an important part of our land we will definitely invest money into the region. and the midst of rich fishing grounds the our lands are a prime spot to buy seafood and opportunity that nature made that it didn't miss. what is it smelt. can i get some. while fish and seafood are affordable here everything else costs almost twice as much as on the mainland the locals complained of unreliable supply but as the president noticed one item was always in stock. apparently you don't have any problems with the supply of i'll
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call here. the president's visit wasn't missed on the japanese side talk us foreign minister said the trip heard japanese public sentiment and temporarily recalled its ambassador from moscow. it is extremely regrettable that president medvedev visited the cruel islands even though japan had earlier notified russia that there could be a negative impact on bilateral relations his russian counterpart was unmoved. because that only japan's reaction isn't acceptable it's our land and russian president was visiting russian territory will be ready explain this to our japanese porkers plan to once again an ambiguous new retreat this position however we're not going to take any steps that would hinder relations while the russian officials consider last week's rout over the korea while an unfortunate they stressed that their first priority is to make sure that the people who are actually leaving the islands aren't left feeling marooned according to
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a two thousand and nine nationwide poll about ninety percent of russians would strongly object to handing the grill audience over to japan but the overwhelming majority of the respondents have never visited this territory and are very likely to do so in the future the audience maybe and then ted rall part of process on the map but they cannot make clear and logistically they're still very much a foreign land some of the r.c. in russia's far east so look out for the sour a crime of desperation. here we have johnny walker black label we have johnny walker red label over here we even have over four different kinds of snow but. rampant poverty in iraq. forces manual to make a living illegally risking death penalty to smuggle prohibited alcohol to neighboring iran also in an hour or. two at recess china washington policymakers
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fear a change of the term there is bankruptcy. a top level police investigation has been launched into a vicious attack on a russian journalist only a caution a correspondent for the newspaper commerce and daily was brutally beaten near his home and is now in an induced coma with severe injuries but these are searching for suspects c.c.t.v. footage was obtained showing two people attacking the journalist you soldiers drawn of why public response with manny rallies in support of caution taking place in moscow russian president has personally commented on the case saying those responsible must be found with the help of the country's best investigators. the former editor in chief of commerce and daily says cautions writing may have been linked to the brutal assault. of course the reason for this attack is conscience professional activity he was a popular blogger and he was open and outspoken online and in the paper concerned
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has a certain more reserved style this beating is very similar to the attack on the journalist it's of which took place a couple of years ago this mention of his fingers for example so that the person could not write any more there is a horror show element. and the midterm elections in the us were a big blow to obama's administration the republicans wrote a wave of public frustration to take the house of representatives unlike in previous elections there was no limit to how much big business could bankroll parties but critics say money decided the outcome not the american voter this was a special election year in the u. was for the first time corporations were allowed to funnel as much money as they wanted into political campaigns and they definitely did not miss out on the chance to buy influence on capitol hill. we've come to take our government by big businesses pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the pockets of the republican party that's now in charge of the house of representatives so what was
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at stake what they're hoping to do is bend the laws and regulations or prevent new laws and regulations from being approved they'll cut their bottom lines the problem is that a lot of these rules and regulations exist for a purpose they're supposed to protect the public interest to watch corporate influence inaction take republican john boehner now a majority leader in the house of representatives wall street invested millions of dollars in his campaign he's also a darling among large health insurers oil firms and drug manufacturers has been or is campaigning against all kinds of government regulations and against a tax increase for the rich and other republican congressman spencer baucus is going to be the chair of the house committee on financial services he has reportedly taken over four million dollars from wall street and pledge to fight against tougher rules for the financial market and it seems there is no way around it the election system in the u.s. is such that it's virtually impossible to run for office without strong financial
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backing but the bigger the backing the more candidates over to their benefactors many argue the latest supreme court decision which made it possible for corporations to invest unlimited amounts of money in politics and be able to be credited as anonymous donors has basically legalized corruption one definition of core option is the privatization of public policy two years ago corporations supported obama knowing it was going to bail them out but now that he imposed tougher rules on the financial market and wants to increase taxes for the rich they're betting against his party fear mongering and constant attacks on obama were arguably the corporations and main tools for making things work their way. and it wasn't hard with most americans on happy with the way economy works and with the unemployment rate at its worst in almost thirty years people are frustrated they're deeply frustrated with the pace of our economic recovery some corporate darling
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channels like fox news were especially good at channeling people's trust ration. but many americans now fear their interest of being left out because of someone's special interests on the outside this democracy is new voice people coming to a polling station putting a quasi before the name of a candidate they lie but in these elections with the influence of corporations on meat first it seems all really has the vote in american mail is money going to shut down all t. washington d.c. . and coming up next hour here in r.t.d. judging in retrospect. i think will be like harry truman it may take twenty years twenty years later i think you'll be looked upon as maybe decent president after a few years out of the limelight george w. bush publishes his memoirs the resident chaps out of people have any fond memories of ham. now to catch a paedophile creators of a german show say they're helping protect children critics say they're just after
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higher ratings. and war has laughed man iraq is destitute with some ass to miss jesting that a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line that forces some locals to resort to illegal means of survival smuggling alcohol into iran we're drinking is officially banned aren't you sebastian mayor follows the booze trail. in north. horses with hundreds of boxes of booze taking into. the homes forbidding the public much of which was you can't refuse to drink and these smugglers provide them with an extraordinary selection we hear in a smugglers storm in a mountainous area of northern iraq that borders around. we have absolute. teachers here mr chavez whiskey black and white whiskey back here we have johnny walker black label we have johnny walker red label over here and we even have over four
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different kinds of smear. this box of what it will cost a smuggler one hundred five dollars in iraq he will sell it in tehran for over four hundred what all the profits appear amends to men who actually take the dangerous journey are paid a mere fifty dollars a night this is not work for those looking to make a fortune he does work for the poor uneducated and desperate. i do this because i'm a liberal. so this is the only job i can do out of the rain is brutal in its approach to keep alcohol out a smuggler recently arrested and was sentenced to life by others who have been wounded in police ambushes have been fined up to half a million dollars and then charge the price of the bullets that were shot with a mind they stepped on oh yeah we crossed the border and there were explosions shootings i restore fights terrible nothing we can do because we were poor oh it. was the job dangerous but the living conditions are bleak on the iraqi side of the
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small river that makes the border so it's a series of shanty towns full of tattered shacks to serve a small shop is for the smugglers as well as for the horses the police is filthy and stinks of course down there and when it is this isn't a life and there's no food or drink it's during the cold and went. down. on the other side said hundreds of a reunion border police some in concrete towers others in canvas tents put ruthless in their pursuit to keep the smugglers out of their country a few days before we arrived they mounted an ambush on one of the smugglers. came from the other side and took three of my mules back across the border and shot everyone i meet you at the iranians left the corpses of. rotting on the riverbank as a warning to the smugglers nine a phone call comes in soon the dilute is clear the smugglers quickly finish packing their horses and then take off towards the border what awaits them on the iranian
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side is uncertain what is certain is tomorrow dangerous job away to those who are desperate enough to do it sebastian maya. on the iran iraq border. russia has become a weaponry supplier to afghanistan as the first of sixteen planes delivered its cargo to the capital kabul on tuesday the weapons were given to afghanistan free of charge following an agreement between the two countries the five militants and drug trafficking russia's the finance minister anatoly said it's possible that russian military experts will help to train afghan security forces however moscow has stated its troops are not returning to afghanistan despite earlier speculation on who is the director of the conventional arms program a russian think tank says moscow's average in the region will help to slash drug problems. all neighboring countries and to russia as a regional superpower i think that russia should engage as far
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as needed the. russian troops. much of. it was very remarkable new speech came recently of all the successful joint operation we all expect out of this cooperation real continue in the future because the russian people are more full of their every day life. drugs. reapers a huge threat to all of us all of us. and you can always find more news videos and blogs on our website r.t. dot com let's take a look at some of our online stories now. there may lie some truth in the stereotype of bears roaming russian streets to find out why these wild encounters in the city found her may become a more common side. yeah it's
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a college education not an option for american students anymore discover why young people are being strangled by the kids of dad at r t. one of the most ambitious projects in history the international space station is marking a decade of manned operations this is the longest period of continuous human habitation outside the earth learn what it takes to become a space. november second two thousand the first permanent crew reaches the international space station of the world watches it's ghibli humanity's most them vicious engineering project to date a mixture of science technology and political cooperation between formal sworn
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enemies. in the ten years since the i said has expanded to the size of a football field and received two hundred visitors but about the before the i s s is a breakthrough of corporation of before there were separate space agencies now they work together it's a leap forward in this station has cost the taxpayer one hundred billion dollars and that's just absurd it's too much but it's their money now admit they were not sure what to expect from the station and that includes the expedition one cosmonauts themselves you to get them get out trains but then i says crew members his own training was more chaotic than we're going to give them an edge when we started training for the station itself did not exist there were no manuals there were no exercise machines with the first crews job was to fully activate the station much of it had been assembled separately in russia in the united states and the first time these parts came together was and space of the militia would be the first two weeks on there were extremely stressful if we failed we'd have to return
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to earth and abandon the station it would never have been constructed as planned expedition one was a success despite problems with construction following the columbia shuttle disaster three years later most of the modules were eventually successfully docked the completed space station provides a unique platform for experiments and weightlessness that could develop new materials and medicines starting real now and next year we're going to find out if you have researchers tinkering in space we can have breakthroughs if not the whole thing was a waste but others believe that the value of the i assess is not at scientific discoveries its lifespan has already been extended to twenty twenty and possibly beyond you were looking at projects of using that i assess as a docking port for missions to the moon and even mars. and if mankind does mention further afield i search will serve both as a blueprint and an instruction manual of space should do and don'ts whatever its limitations and budget over and. the assess is important at the door where the no
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longer seemed like everything was possible in space and there were no longer the cold war budgets to follow that all the r.s.s. still proves that space research can be right to the edge of human endeavor either and now of all to see moscow coming up we go deep into the sea to reveal the secrets of what lies at the bottom of the history of the russian titanic next hour here in r.t. the admiral no human. a passenger liner sailing in the black sea. this thirty first. twenty three twenty. kilometers off shore. crashes into another. four hundred and twenty three people. rushing titanic.
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china's fast growing economy is causing alarm among policymakers in washington they fear beijing's rise could result in the u.s. fall but the trade wars between the two have some experts saying that america is out to bankrupt china's rising economy it's on r.g.p. and children still made in china three common words quickly becoming bad words as part of smear campaigns made in the usa to be voted to give china special treats the chinese are being set up to be the next bogeyman and the only thing that's interfering with that is that the muslims are ineffective bogeyman for i know but that hasn't stopped china and its alleged us supporters from being the bad guys does your great holes help foreign companies create jobs to make it with in the us china's ascent in the world is becoming the popular perceived threat from washington maybe you ought to run for senate trying to holywood going to get it
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over with they're remaking the eighty's flick red dawn. but this time around instead of soviet troops invading the us you guessed it it's the chinese it seems for longer the us economy stagnates barely growing at all. oh. and the more china celebrates the ten percent plus rise and its economic growth the more we see china vilified it's very important to see more progress by the major emerging economies with policymakers accusing the country of manipulating its currency to boost exports at the expense of the u.s. recovery and demanding they do something to change that every just look at the issue from that perspective you may think china is to blame here but the u.s. and china have a very dynamic interconnected relationship and when you look at what the u.s. is doing because a lot less clear who is the bad guy but it takes two to tango there are two sides to that core and the only way it's. the get out of this imbalance is to coordinate
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a process that is mutually beneficial both. and in balance that has china the largest creditor nation on the globe. funding the us the largest debtor nation in the history of the world asking for the dollar to go down twenty percent against the chinese currency it's the yuan essentially as china who holds two point six trillion us dollars in its reserves to just lose a half trillion dollars china doesn't want that and economists say this is anything but mutually beneficial to us no we want to screw you we were bankrupt you like we grip to de-program we want to disable you because if we can destroy your canonically then you can never become a military threat. of paranoid psychosis but it doesn't stop the u.s. from parading its military might around china's borders china is also held drills in recent months.


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