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all. moscow signals the bad times are over and russia nato relations and agrees to help on missile defense and anti drug action afghanistan. russian businessman to boot denies charges of weapons smuggling and terrorism the supporting role moscow calls for a fair trial and blames washington for pressuring the legal process. across the continent roma community is a victim by european governments are being left without shelter or help forcing them into crime to make ends meet. brutal mass
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murder in southern russia a businessman and his private army are arrested for twelve killings friends and relatives local officials for corruption and negligence. and this is our weekly news review first in madrid it says the hostile period between russia and nato is over he told the bloc gathering in portugal this weekend that he's agreeing to boost collaboration one of the most divisive issues missile defense the summit smooth was decidedly more co-operative than of late but there are still issues which they're yet to see eye to oil in this to report. nato rolled out the red carpet for the country once considered its bow.
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and russian president dmitri medvedev arrived at the summit of the former cold war military alliance to leaders welcoming him with open arms and a plea. cooperate with us let us do this together leaders on both sides seem to indicate they plan to do just that after nato russia talks they hailed as historic today marks a true fresh starts in nato russia relations the willing ear it spells out our desire to pursue strategic partnerships that in its means would have overcome the difficulties of the past missile defense plans under the bush white house which provoked the most serious rift between russia and nato since the cold war well now the alliance wants russia to join in its plans compute russia wants more than just speak words of the we have agreed with our nato partners that's what we'll pursue dialogue of the european a.b.m. our main guide here should be that our bridge dissipation ought to be equal and i
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will stress this it can only be as partners with no other form of participation for the sake of appearance is acceptable either we participate fully we exchange information take part in decision making or we do not participate a toll of the us reset of relations with russia has brought nato to moscow once the great enemy but now courted as a key potential ally together we've worked hard to reset the relations between the united states and russia which is lead to concrete benefits for both our nations now we're also resetting the nato russia relationship we see russia as a partner not an adversary russia and nato have reiterated common challenges to be fought from the spread of weapons of mass destruction to terrorism what's most significant is what's not on the list each other. russia has pledged more help to nato in afghanistan with transport
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access and more resources to fight narcotics there and for the first time in pakistan despite all the warm words there are still differences notably over the south has such in conflict over two years ago nato back georgia which russian forces were forced to fight after the civilian population came under attack and while nato seeks new purpose and allies others say the alliance belongs in the past another to cross was a sort of consubstantial to nato has existed certainly since the fall of the burden of war how this was for use and against whom it's a tool to measure problems from nature and of course what it does politically and militarily is i would reinforce as a peaceful the time being the imbalance between the us who continue to spend all their military and european nato member states some of which have become to cut back very drastically pratt's there's no greater example of the discontent with nato it's called and then we speak here on the state that let them when they have
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a vote thousands of i mean by protesting the alliance and it i mean. we don't know until we don't think it's necessary it's for example for us and so a country in crisis is spending so much money on something it's cold war what we have is a very powerful military alliance with no democratic accountability the leaders announcing the statements no problem it is going to get a chance to vote on it and as a result everyone's military expenditure is going to go up the message is entirely wrong nato is out of date now out of time we need a world of peace and justice not one of preparing for yet more wars and after introducing a new strategic concept to high hopes at the summit that nato is challenge now is to turn concept into reality or top on the list is forging a lasting partnership with russia with an explorer lyster r.t.
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lisbon portugal claims. well russia's nato envoy believes they're in europe in relations between wasco the alliance where at least guarantee greater security in the country's western borders. now after we have lived through the conflict and south of saturday or on a sharp decline in relations it turns out we might have needed such a test on the one hand these events have shown that old nato policies were provoking such an adequate regimes like the socceroos really warm to bloody actions on the other hand nato did not get involved in this conflict because europeans did not support the most aggressive part of the bush administration for us nato was a big headache it used to be an enemy now an unpredictable partner the left hand of which doesn't know what the right handers doing we are tired of this we want more stability and security on our western borders and in the long run maybe even certainty that there will be no trouble at the whole i think the americans are finally heard of this. has been hearing how nato strategy is shifting political
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expert dr atran pabst says that even baltic states which have been traditionally hostile to moscow feel the alliance can't exist without russia's support. the europeans have been arguing for a long time behind the scenes that russia needs to be brought on board that nato can not function properly without stronger russian involvement dart required a different attitude in moscow which was seen with pose a mediator but also a new openness on the part of all the nato partners and even countries traditionally more critical and perhaps even hostile towards russia such as poland in the baltic states have recently acknowledged that greater dialogue and more cooperation with moscow are a good thing for everyone involved. when they toes secretary general also brought up the importance of the nuclear reduction treaty between bush and the u.s. and this for rasmussen told the lisbon summit that any delay in ratifying would
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damage the security of europe and the entire you have atlantic region. president obama says there is no reason why the deal can't be passed by the u.s. congress the treaty would see the two countries nuclear arsenal slashed by a third but is being stalled in washington as newly elected republicans now outweigh the bombers democrats british t.v. campaign kate hudson says the prospect of a world without a toy weapons is far too important to be sacrificed one party's short time for this one. we were among the many people around the world who really welcomed president obama's speech in prague where he outlined his vision of a world without nuclear weapons and of course a vision which president medvedev shares and i think it's absolutely reprehensible if senators in the u.s. congress are obstructing the passing of this very important treaty the new start
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treaty for party political point scoring reasons i think this is far too important on a global scale for them to stand in the way like this many people globally including i should say former cold warriors faithful like henry kissinger and george shultz many other leaders across the world now believe that it is just too jane shuras to have nuclear weapons and that is the trend that is taking place in the world towards disarmament and away from nuclear weapons and that is the trend which the u.s. senate and the u.s. congress should be going along with and following the leadership of their president . while the u.s. and russia work on cutting their atomic stockpiles ati takes a look at what iran will do next with its nuclear ambitions. who is playing badly in nuclear triangle between russia and iran and the u.s. we have expert opinion coming up later this hour. beating the countdown to collapse
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arden's economic struggle becomes europe's biggest headache global money bosses descend on dublin to fix its troubled banks. russian businessmen and alleged arms smuggler vick to boot has pleaded not guilty to charges including terrorism and arms trafficking he was hastily extradited to the u.s. from bangkok this week and is now in solitary confinement in new york moscow is demanding a fair trial and says it will continue to provide consular assistance during a port not story. q. and a half year campaign to get one russian citizen accused arm dealer victor boot begins to face american justice victor booth came into u.s. custody on tuesday set to stand trial on arms smuggling and terrorism charges one conspiring to kill united states nationals to conspiring to kill united states officers and employees three conspiring to use an acquire anti-aircraft missiles
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and for conspiring to provide material support to the fark meantime the u.s. to stands accused of breaking laws to grab the russian businessman organizing a swift extradition from thailand involving some fifty federal agents and u.s. marshals keeping the operation a secret from boots lawyer family and russian officials. despite two rulings in thailand's criminal court saying victor boot guilt was not proven and the thai government has still decided to hand him over to the u.s. like consider this unprecedented political pressure on the legal process and on thailand's government. moscow has dubbed the extradition of their citizen are striking in justice boot a former army officer was arrested in bangkok in march two thousand and eight in a sting operation involving american law enforcement officials all aboot who didn't
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get a chance to say goodbye to her husband in thailand accuses the u.s. of kidnapping as a political pawn. in this operation was illegal it was done after lobbying from the u.s. this russian citizen to shift to the united states as if he was just not chipped without his documents and without the russian embassy being informed and during his transfer to new york who claims that u.s. officials attempted to force a confession from him as part of a possible plea bargain. according to victor boot during the extradition there were attempts to convince him to make a confession of the crimes he had never committed promising some privileges in return but mr boot rejected these offers in new york federal court on wednesday the forty three year old cargo dealer denied all charges but is being held in solitary confinement at a federal prison in lower manhattan with legal assistance from the russian consul a top kremlin official stressed that moscow is demanding fair treatment for its
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citizens while not getting involved in the allegations it faces. i want to stress that the u.s. authorities have balls in very serious and profound is against this russian citizen we have nothing to conceal we don't consider this case is they see anything of the kind that we want to see this investigation finalists has to answer all the questions raised by the u.s. he will be given protection in consular assistance however that doesn't mean we are claiming he's innocent you know. while many have speculated as to why washington wants but so badly opinions had there. been a pretty this is a question of principle they've spent ten years of spending money taxpayer money on trying to root out gun runners so they have to have someone to show for it and they chose victory over a political discourse and i understand that there were significant amount of political pressure by the u.s.
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to put on that our government but i assure you that will be nothing. compared to the push sure that the united states is going to. distribute to cooperate with the u.s. law enforcement already is against others the chances of a fair trial for victor boot are already in question with u.s. media and the prosecutor portraying him as a villain the so-called merchant of death is now a federal inmate there all those seeking to provide a pity some cold comfort victor boot is of course presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty the fate of victor boots future will be sealed in this new york federal courthouse his next hearing is scheduled to take place in january if convicted the russian citizen faces twenty five years to life behind bars burning up or not artsy new york. but investigative journalist daniel a student says the u.s. will use victim's trial for its own interests. i can't possibly see how it would be
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a fair trial because i get americans i've spent ten years actually trying to get out of the trouble they spent two years and a half trying to get him out of prison in thailand to the united states and now actually when they have him in their grasp in the united states if they actually put him on fair trial and he wins this case imagine what's going to happen to the united states they're going to turn into a locking stock of the entire world so no the trial is not going to be a fair trial but again victor would simply has no secrets to tell so in a fair trial he would go a whole but again he won't go home i mean the whole idea of viktor buddhism merchant of death is a hollywood phenomenon the trouble is not anonymous merchant he was you know he's a cargo merchant he was he was a transporter so if americans think you could actually get secrets out of him they're very very very wrong you know the russians know there's the americans know this there's two ways to look at this or we're going to have a show trial of a bit of a closed door trial i think probably they're going to go for the show trial because again is a very useful piece of the mantel piece because as i said before it's
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a big target is just a pawn in this global game or the end game is to get out russia any way and any means possible. well you can find more coverage and analysis of that story at all it's dot com. here are some of the other features were lining up for you this weekend who would you take for sale as it's revealed almost a third of russian cosmetics are dangerous fakes shoppers enticed by cheap prices are risking their health chemicals. so why is this a soap opera in this is raising the heartbeat of so many russians even more than the headline grabbing spy and chapman. delancey dot com. the euro has again come perilously close to sinking this un's economy teeters on
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the brink of collapse even leaders are now looking at ways of saving the banking system to see the dublin repeatedly denied it was in serious trouble insisting it had enough cash to last until at least next year before school in spain one time to accept the multi billion euro bailout and restore calm to the markets critics say all that is being forced into a corner economist present max kinds of things i should break from. you this quickly especially. in last ireland's willing to give up its sovereignty unless ireland is going to become a debt slave unless ireland wants its affairs conducted by the i.m.f. and the i.m.f. everywhere they've gone they've brought destruction and economic mayhem you know they're licking their chops waiting to get in there cause havoc pay themselves huge fees give bonuses to their college crony capitalist terrorist bankers and
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ireland is quaking in its boots and the government unfortunately in our lives not standing up for the people it's abdicated its role as representative of the people . the i.m.f. and the and the e.u. and the e.c.b. caused ireland's crisis so why are you going to them to ask you to solve the crisis they're the ones that caused the crisis ireland needs to divorce itself from these financial terrorists and stand on its own two feet. europe's roma communities are among the most persecuted in the world and for those who live in bulgaria the situation is especially dire with their homes destroyed and a desperate lack of basic health care as r.t. is down bush will discover it. seems like we could become common across europe the mood of this town in southern belle geary and told r.t. he had to tear down this block of flats because the room the residents who turned it into a slum this pile of rubble is all that's left of the housing estate what all thirty
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is called a public health hazard infested with rats cockroaches and fleas thousands of roma who bear home. some who have moved to this wasteland no shelter health care or education for the children. well the dogs were e.u. citizens where there's a treatise like the schools won't take my son because he has lice and disease people here ask is this what the e used become with winter approaching they'll be sleeping in the cold. first to you politicians bury their heads in the sand only we can solve their own more trouble than us a lot of good. friends to sent tens of thousands of rumor back to bulgaria sweden it's a leader mark in germany had similar policies used justice commissioner says it reminds her of world war two one of the evicted told me he picks pockets to feed his family member countries report rumor offenses are shooting up pushing rising numbers into angry anti gypsy groups the biggest problem with the japs this is the crime already
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like a civil war they are stealing or else. the life of far of the people campaign is more than most roma said by my stance and other states can't integrate because there aren't enough jobs for them and paul gearing up with education opportunities limited music remains one of their few past success. a racy gypsy style of pop the child talks the chops but campaigners say a slick conflicts are set to surge until the e.u. learns to live and work with roma not just enjoy the music in the nightclubs. r.t. saffir. it's regarded as the birthplace of international law and now the place where singing nazis were tried for war crimes is open for viewing an exhibition marking the sixty fifth anniversary of the nuremberg trials and original
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film footage is calling us from the hearings it is casey the exact courtroom in the dock where hitler's closest allies faced the tribunals of representatives from the soviet union the u.s. britain and france the head of russia's doing a foreign affairs committee says the trial laid foundations for the whole world. the decisions of the are not to be rewired they are to be respected as essential integrated part of the state of affairs or for more than the world and each and every country reach is devoted to the principles for democracy respect for human rights should. steal remember the lessons of the second world war respect the seasons of the tribunal and do what it can do in order to prevent any further experiences radicalism extremism and neo nazis and all that ugly
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developments which sometimes take years to take place in certain european countries they believe that all of that had to be said it was said already in nine hundred forty five what are fortune fortune to some of the european countries some of the western countries still believe that. much has been left unsaid. he has more on those who suffered at the hands of world war two criminals and. those so many years of. suzon the prisoners. are still a lot easier as well this is for sure. though so many years of. summer will be designed to save. others take your executioners longing for justice. to so
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many years is past. memory is still a man. as well. as. great. for the first time since russia back to u.n. sanctions against iran president medvedev has met with the radian the then luck would have been in jet they were at the caspian sea palace summits in the us about john this week where five nations discussed the areas the eagle status and its energy deposits for moscow and tehran agreed to repair their ties by moving on with the peaceful use of atomic energy with the rounds russian built nuclear plant due to go online soon i'm going to judge confirmed negotiations over its controversial nuclear program should resume in december two countries fell out after russia supported un sanctions and decided not to deliver its s. three hundred resell systems to iran for peace honest ivan eland says relations
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between iran and russia in the united states now look like a good cop bad cop situation. i think iran lives in a rough neighborhood with countries around that like israel and saudi arabia that don't really care for it much so they have some legitimate security concerns but iran is probably not going to give up its nuclear weapons even if the regime became democratic tomorrow the conservatives in the united states say well gee if we just made iran democratic this would all change but really the nuclear program has society wide support in iran not only for the prestige but because it's regarded as being a deterrent in a rough neighborhood i think russia has a good role to play in this because russia has better relations with iran than the u.s. so if nothing else the two countries can be good cop bad cop us can be the bad cop pressuring iran and the russians can be the good cop saying well you know you really need to do something because otherwise the united states is going to try to
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press you more so i think that since the russians have a better relationship with the iranians they can be more frank with them and the iranians will listen and i think. from what was diplomatically said at the meeting they had a pretty frank discussion about the iranian nuclear program and that sort of thing at least that's what the president of russia mentioned. eight men have been arrested in connection with the horrific massacre of three families in. region they killed eight adults and four children but corrupt also being blamed. the governor has several high ranking offices linking them to other crimes. grieving relatives and commemorated candles got this quiet rural neighborhood it is hard to believe that this peaceful place in southern russia was the scene of considerable brutality a dozen people including children were stabbed to death in this village of. four
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out of twelve victims are buried here at the small symmetry everyone who knew these people is in deep shock victor used to work for their metal family they were farmers he says real hard workers. this is the head of the family sergei and his wife elin are in daughter in law elaina and her little daughter a mirror i just can't believe it happened and i don't know who could do something like this the bodies of the victims were found in this house investigators say that killers literally slaughtered everyone who got in their way the owners and their guests there to celebrate russia's national unity date would be a met of eight men have already been arrested in connection with the murders one of them surrogates a book is an influential and who is alleged to be the mastermind behind hundreds of other bloody acts of terror that wealthy landowner support is also alleged to have
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his own private army disguised as a security firm besides many unsolved murders and rape cases the gang is also suspected of record teary in the aftermath of the horror fear still stocks the streets here with people afraid of being the next victims of rape and murder. their neighbor was also killed not so long ago he and his son were shot right on the porch of their home someone. in someone's way investigators say it may have been sitting here amid of refusal to pay off that cost him his relatives and friends their wives some of the regional police the storm brus as well as local officials have already been fired others are not ordering you to trust the guard the governor may get even stricter punishment should it be a bit up today we arrested the gang members tomorrow we continue by getting to those among law enforcement officers and local officials who are traitors despite the fact that gang leaders are under arrest some villagers believe that they still
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may get away with their crimes by using powerful connections in the capital but that according to the governor sure will not happen and yet i assure you and i'm hearing often that these people have backing from someone in moscow on a new york or whatever trust me if they get away i will get weeks everyone will get what they deserve however with many of the gang members still at large the tension remains high among the people of the southern russian village this shocked community wants justice white behind bars but those responsible for truly horrific murders and clear answers of the hundreds of other unsolved crimes does a lot ski r.t.e. cross in the region coming up next our reaction to sarah palin's hint that she's not up for another stab at running for the white house. if she does become president value zero on. their space.


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