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international news live from moscow this is also the with me your leadership of our let's go to our main story now and also see news crew has been freed on bail after spending around thirty two hours in a u.s. jail they were taken into custody in the state of georgia while filming and i knew all rattling the a military base nicknamed the school of assassins our camera was rolling through their arrests this is that footage and exactly what happened. you know over here. where i wasn't doing anything until. i moved i moved i'm a member democrats republicans and i'm a member of the person sorry ok i'm sorry that i'm i'm i'm sorry. i'm a member i'm. right i'm sorry i'm
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a member of the plant and i was tired i would have to move i moved over here and now they're arresting me and i don't understand why out it's really tight it's really really tight. but it's going to be really hard. i'm sorry if. you take that back take that. take that. for the present lot of. why am i being. so correspondent. john conway were also fools to pay a fine after they were accused of taking part in the rally police as token securing enough to charge against them for allegedly failing to update officers instructions despite the crew claiming that followed every order came in described humbling by police as brutal and i was there with my camera man covering the school of the americas watch rally in vigil at fort benning this vigil has been going on for many many years and the police when we interviewed them before the all these events
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transpired they talked about how peaceful this event usually is how they never have problems with the protesters and then while we were filming we were asked to step aside were asked to step onto the sidewalk which we did this is documented in the footage that we shot we turned our backs and all of a sudden we were being arrested we were not told what we were being charged with we were taken to the county jail it took about four hours for us to be told what we were being charged with and we were processed through the system and we actually spent thirty two hours in the county jail there in georgia so we've just been released earlier this morning you know i've been a journalist i'm sure as i've been a journalist. in many other countries and you see the sort of oppression of journalists this kind of violence against against the media this this attempt to control what kind of information is being getting is getting out but i've never seen that in the united states the united states is my country and i believe very strongly in the first amendment and i always really believe that it did protect us
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as media workers as press workers even though we were clearly credentialed press were accredited with the united states congress we presented our press credentials and they still arrested as we were charged just as all the either activists were all of us were found guilty of every single charge brought against us there was no distinction made between the press and between the you know the activists that were there and the bystanders the innocent bystanders so really we we've we felt as journalists that we didn't have protections of freedom of the press we didn't have first amendment rights and it's interesting that this happened outside of the school of the americas where they're training soldiers and police to do these kind of actions against populations of latin america and much of the same repression was seen on the streets of the united states the cases and over again we did appear before a judge in many ways it was the most undemocratic i would say process as you know sort of miscarriage of justice i mean a lot of us weren't even permitted to speak we weren't even permitted to hear what the police officers were saying against as or permitted to respond it was sort of
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the judge chose to not only you know press charges against us and decide even though it was an arraignment but also sentence us and we're also facing state charges for unlawful assembly which as journalists we you know obviously are not part of an unlawful assembly where they're covering it under our first amendment rights so that's the next case that's going to be taken up with the state of georgia and we're very hopeful that our lawyers who have been very supportive in this process and all the people who have been in solidarity with us will continue to support us in this process and see what we can do about these charges as well. see correspondence can unfold the bringers have turned the current. so human rights activists say the u.s. defense department school of the americas has been training thousands of american soldiers in torture interrogation and execution for the past twenty years that kind of me has been the subject of intense public scrutiny he's going to take on how
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small. there has been a growing public outrage with what's going on at fort benning and he's training camp for latin american military and law enforcement officers they've trained around sixty thousand of them many of whom have returned to their countries and became very dangerous they committed all kinds of human rights abuses for example the nine hundred ninety three the united nations truth commission on el salvador named the army officers who had committed the worst atrocities of the civil war there are two thirds of them have been did it had been trained at the school of the americas in chile the schools graduates rainbow. secret police and his and some of his main prisons there which are often referred to as concentration camps generals who led the bloody military coup in honduras in two thousand and nine were trained at the school of the americas which is now called the western hemisphere institute for security cooperation while the name has changed the practice is obviously have . to have not caylee now reporter was covering all this in the rally outside fort
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benning where the training center is located. reporting that so tell us what you think of the story of how a website called where you can also read the comments of those who actually have visited the school of the americas plus there's even more be deal data tantrum and also getting plenty of life of the online tapes tonight. with details of an extreme delivery drop all for south pole scientists with a russian cargo planes unique parachute a mission to get your calendar book and to them on tape. saying goodbye to this trusty old truck but it's not going down without a fight terrorism your designs will have the tracks in all that and much more on our website and they all see.
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that stricken island where receive a massive bailout of up to one hundred billion euro from the european union and the international monetary fund the second emergency rescue in the eurozone after greece the coalition government in dublin has just collapse only staying on to finalize a budget and lifeline deals with the before january election their bailout as largely to stop the collapse of virus bonds with huge debts which could trigger disaster in a weaker euro economies such as portugal and spain the country in a state of intense political crisis the coalition government in dublin price collapse only staying on to finalize a budget and lifeline deals with the before during or election island's foreign dozens estimated to be ten times the size of its economy with the financial chaos and dublin threatening the single currency itself and some of the adam smith institute in london believes we're seeing the beginning of the end of the you are.
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honestly i think the euro zone's days are numbered i can't see the euro survive in this decade certainly not the next ten years probably not the next one or two years in fact bailing out ireland will kick the can down the road maybe our lives will bring down the euro but probably portugal spain or even if we will the exposure of for example the french economy to charlie and banks is absolutely massive twenty percent of the entire french economy is. to france by charlie and banks by italian bond holders so if it really goes france the economy will collapse the entire eurozone will collapse if one of the larger mediterranean countries goes and i think that really what ireland and what the u.k. needs to realize is that it's not a matter of bailing out the euro because that's what this bailout is aiming to do the bailout is trying to sustain the euro currency but that actually won't work really the question is do we do it now in an orderly way to wind down the euro and help ireland out of the euro zone or do we try and wait for one of the massive european economies like spain or italy to collapse and there will really be in trouble because there's no way we can afford to bail out out and we really really
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will be a difficult situation than what we need to do is to help out of the euro zone help the restart their own currency which can flow to so that they can devalue that and be competitive on the world markets and that will move in again and it will be good for the british taxpayer because britain will prosper when all of prosperous as well and british conservative and paid. that is like sharing your bank account with your neighbor is some await some of them would happen to send everything in that spend everything in it. you cannot have a common fear currency and a common set of interest rates and a common monetary policy across disparate economies and if you try and do that you're putting political delusion ahead of economic reality and millions of europeans are paying the price we thought what we had was a currency union. and we thought it would be to our economic advantage on the contrary it turns out that that currency union in the common man trip policy has
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actually damaged economies who don't get the interest rate in the monetary policy they need worse it creates a debt union which in effect means that the twenty seven member states have a common bank account and ours will probably happen if you shared your bank account with your twenty seven neighboring houses in the street where you live you would probably find that one or two members spent more than they should that's exactly what's happened in the euro it's not sustainable. i don't know while the you may be busy fighting to save the irish economy is the challenge to your other potential members knocking on the door to join the so are they getting ready for membership we are more to lose the sub themselves that's coming up later this hour not. your old see has become a wasteland of sand. and pollution i'm one of the friends going to have the chance to investigate how this transformation has affected the people here and how would what it's down on the environment for a. russian newspaper has published new details of the joint nato russian
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missile defense system negotiated on the sidelines of last weekend's summit in lisbon the two sides would be responsible for separate sectors of territory under they've proposed proposal offered by russian president dmitry medvedev and citing an anonymous diplomatic source the commerce sun newspaper in moscow reports that russia would be responsible for handling rogue missiles from the east and they say . that the west experts say this plan will allow both sides to remain secure and to maintain their own independent and missile systems and it's also believe that mid that of strategy would put an end to russia's concerns that nato systems threaten its national security and xander nikitin from the moscow state university of foreign relations says the west needs russia to feel truly safe. but action in which missiles started from the territory of certain states is common to only buy a certain quantity of a set the lies below given isaac your united states or poor shelter or some
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european powers and you really knew. a lot of. airspace to be warned in advance about zip about actual strike from this point of your example are impatient i was in your system against potential strikes from iran or north korea would require a. much more informational to the billet this offer i should be involved is and may be informational. for located european powers from this point of your russia you need the tools or west to establish the system so full scale and there are shit you already afford negotiations. of that with an exam the nikkei ten from the moscow state university of international relations now was the world's fourth largest freshwater leg the arrow seen central asia is now known for one of the was a logical disasters on the planet and lake has been steadily shrinking since the sixty's as
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a result of massive soviet era irrigation projects most of the body of water has gone along with its marine life but the place also has become a health and human tragedy lynsey france now reports. the air all see is a shadow of its former self those in the kazak city are rask once had the sea at their doorstep but are now confronted by the haunting sight of abandoned ships the water is twenty kilometers away and from the dried up remains sickness comes one local woman who chose not to be named remembers when friends and family started to fall ill but you see here new diseases a match that we have never seen in high numbers especially related to breathe in my husband's good chronic bronchitis that's how i live you can see salt in the air but you feel it on the skin and you can feel it on the tongue fields planted to make the soviet union completely self-sufficient in cotton consumed the rivers feeding
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into the air will see decade by decade it nearly disappeared now what was once the world's fourth largest landlocked body of water is reduced to a pit of sand salt and pollution. the salt clings to the moisture like here at the harbor in our all tsk as soon as it's dry enough even the slightest wind carries it into the town and across the country into the lungs of men women and children who don't even know they're bringing before the ground cotton skinny erroll see was one of the most picturesque places in central asia as it disappeared along with the soviet union the task of regeneration fell to the heads of newly independent central asian states in the early one nine hundred ninety s. it was then that people learned the extent of the seas to mines that until that point was known only to those close to the cultivation projects pesticides used to
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yield cotton leached into the rivers making the water a silent killer. the growing heavily polluted as well in essence we're living in a disaster area in the past our infectious disease ward had one hundred fifty to one hundred sixty patients especially children with texting or disease per year it's about five per year and it was the exact same with viral hepatitis this is all funks to clean water. three years ago a group called the international fund for saving the arrow c. stepped in to protect the people from the tainted water. the fresh water project sells many shias when possible they lead tap water pipes to the villages and to distant villages they create local water pipe systems but the pesticides aren't just in the fresh water they're blowing across the dusty seabed as well. in
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addition multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is on the rise exacerbated by this toxic combination special rehabilitation wards are reserved in area hospitals so. our government pays fifty percent of what it calls ecological extras to our salaries. it's really extra for a living new book with the rockets launched in the sea we have serious problems with the draft young people come in unfit to service. small dams now trapped what little water flows into the upper air all see irrigating the desert little by little but walking through this place that's been given a new lease on life one can see the legacy of mismanagement it begs the question is bringing the water back enough to overcome the years of neglect or is the pollution too great to turn the dust bowl back into a thriving basin lindsay france r t kazakstan. and that was the fast in
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a series of special reports from the site of one of the world's most shocking environmental disasters i've always bring you more from the hour all c region throughout the week so stay tuned. today's other top stories in brave over three hundred have been killed and paid during a little festival in the capital of cambodia the pranic started on an island where a concert was being held that spread as the coward tried to free to flee over a bridge with many is something of the combating the prime minister said it's not yet clear what triggered the tragedy they also refuse her warns that death toll is likely to rise as local hospitals become a while. their rescue twenty nine miners trapped for nearly five days in a mine in new zealand is on hold after a robot sense to reach them broke down it was damaged by water on its way into the mine and can no longer be here is to rescue efforts have already been severely humbled by the high level of explosive gas in the mine and an attempt to drive
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a ventilation shaft ended with the drill head of the normally hard rock officials have acknowledged their miners might not have survived the initial explosion that trapped them. so to face key questions from the e.u. commission regarding its readiness to join the union but as the a union struggles to keep its economically weaken member states afloat this skepticism about accepting another country to join the twenty seven and as sarah firth reports even some seven's doubt e.u. membership will bring any great benefits to that country. it's government's i a family on the west just a few days time says he will be presented with a questionnaire by the commission and what's seen as an important step in said he is best to join the e.u. for us citizens as was the case for the rest of the continent being part of the e.u. is the certainty for peace and stability
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a normal life better away from the prairie political rhetoric and the media monks the public in serbia is thus the different in fact a recent monitoring the port found that more than half the respondents now vu accession negatively. focused on joining the. e.u. gives. and it seems that being dictated to by the e.u. what eudora impose crisis here at many econ chains and they're facing the big struggles and there are some important questions being posed just how will the next session help economy and when unemployment in serbia is so high that the promises of a better future translate into actual benefits. for ten years the serbian government has been striving towards the e.u. with promises of a better future free cheese is only ever on offer in a mouse trap the government even sold some businesses to partners in the european
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union where. people here feel like e.u. membership will be the answer to the country's problems and prairie eve rhetoric holds nice way but continuing economic instability is affecting the lives of the population serf. belgrade. and up next also he says a shiver not that speaks to this seven uprising very still a ditch about the country's a so many possed of the european union that's coming up in just a few moments. thanks
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. what is that beach a serbian president thank you very much for being with us today thanks a lot mr president it's been two years since kosovo's independence was recognized and back then there was a lot of talk about the don't know a fact about the threat of destabilisation in the region and that none of that happened why do you think was it right to make such a fuss in the first place in the beginning of the domain i think still existing as a threat for everybody not only in the region of southeast europe but also everywhere and from that reason her real concerns both to thank you for the consideration of how we react to the army unit about the declaration of independence so i think that we are trying to prevent problems. i mean should be
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a consistent policy that means we are totally against partition or for all countries of the member states of united nations this means we are against partition of the countries that the existing in the region in that respect your fully supporting for example integrity integrity of other countries. and in that respect to be a contributing to the stability even though we are very much affected because if you look through the caribbean of independence just recently kosovo as prime minister suggested starting relations from scratch ways great is that possible i mean what would it take for serbia to actually writing dialogue i think the dialogue is a very important that look can bring some solution i mean we have a confrontation between serbs and albanians not between should be and cause so because we don't preclude a score so in the pan this we have a confrontation between serbs and albanians for almost. fifty
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years and then the end of the day we have to solve that kind of conflict conflicts blocking not only serbs sort of single being is but also whole region in terms of progress and development only trade dialogue we can achieve some sort of your son that can be acceptable for great so the pretty sure foreign minister with him hake set that serbia is actually putting in chances of joining the e.u. under threat by refusing to cooperate with kosovo you're facing a really tough choice what's your priority kosovo or the membership i'm not making that kind of differencies been. participating on elections the last time and the first time when i was elected for president of serbia having the mind to mean so digital is to become a member state of european union to defend that authority and to you considering to my country i'm going to continue my efforts in that direction while in two thousand and eight in every single one of your interviews you said that seventy priest
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percent of your people serbs thought that kosovo was the main problem major problem in the country and like your later this number dropped to six percent why is that i mean if you're talking about people that. mentioning course was a main problem of the country the different opinion polls in boss fewer. you have to know that serbia is a very much affected because if economical crisis and in that respect all serbian people and the citizens suffer thinking that economic crises. unemployment and that kind of problems to talk before and this is a totally true without strong economy and the real development you cannot defend your state and the national interests and that is why we are trying to solve the problems like all other countries all around the world but people are not thinking that the costs always are not the problem anymore costs always existing on the
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problem not only between serbs and albanians but those with regional policy globally thinking because of keeping in the mind the real possible press of the can create many many turmoil sold around the world you're absolutely right the international court of justice in the whole question of what is the legitimacy of course of this independence and this is a first president now a relation as to that what do you think are the consequences for some other european countries in the decision of the international court of justice has been legitimizing you know that through the correction often depend not independence of course. having in their mind the group of the people did to declare unilaterally independence didn't have a right to do that they came to the consideration all legal framework which was adopted on course so before and there is very controversial decision but we are not going to interfere in this issue and so for the international court of justice we
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accept that and we are going to continue all efforts in a direction to defend territorial integrity and sovereignty or serbia but it cannot be really cheap but without dialogue between serbs and albanians between prishtina and both agreed then we have to have some kind of compromise on the end of the day so. are you sure he's not one sided to me is kosovo albanians again he everything and the other serbian sort of serbian people are losing everything i'm totally sure that we have to have a some compromise so big government that it's at the most to hand that it's to the hague what's your assessment of this process we have to continue that process first of all this is all oh this is in accordance with ologists lation we are specked in our own nose otherwise we will be in a very difficult situation and second term so frequency mediation area one who is accused has to be and he should be no no. i'm not so talking about serbs croats
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abortion exelby any others but because of war and terrible consequences we are facing with the only ways in terms of frequency radiation that the people that really accuse because of what dissipation and war crimes during the night the night this has to be faced with the justice in the hague tribunal and the human rights watch says a human rights organization demanded that you put pressure on serbia to actually make the search for. more effective what do you say to that. i am not changing my my and my approach on everyone who is the main they teach us to be in the hague tribunal that is a very strict and not changeable bugs mr president thank you retching you very much thanks a lot. soon
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welcome back the sauce here are the headlines. of freedom of speech of violence censorship and also a correspondent on camera have been released on bail after day and company who has jailed arrested while covering protests against the country for combat training the school they're also small said to pay a fine after they have accused of taking part in the a middle school robbing. honestly at the new year's and stays are numbered i can't see the euro so survive in this decade. of the euro or is a massive play alcohol and we are asking why the future of the beach holds for the unit with numbers and a single currency and economic rights. up next in our special report the incredible story a world war two hero who participated in one of the bloodiest and most brutal conflicts the battle up to rather in the pacific.


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