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business relations in st petersburg and other details in about twenty minutes time . a very warm welcome to this is r.t. life from moscow with me unless have it the impacts of the wars the us is fighting in iraq and afghanistan is being felt on home soil of greater than at the recent figures show a record high number of young veterans are committing suicide each month gallonage account investigates what pushes so many us soldiers to take their own lives when they're returning home from frontline danger each day eighteen american veterans commit suicide in the last few years more u.s. military personnel of taken their own lives than have been killed in either iraq or afghanistan the numbers raise a question where is the battle really happening in the field or at home.
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only home. or. even took him over. and is mentally never returned. to. you. and a year and a half and torture. are there. these parents share a similar tragedy one of losing their children who had gone to war in iraq strong and healthy man and came back deeply traumatized and haunted by nightmares. thousands of american troops returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder but many refused to seek help from the government in fear it's going to show on their records and they won't be hired anywhere but even those who do seek help are often
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neglected i want to apply for a job. i applied for unemployment benefits. i went to the veterans administration for treatment a year after i was discharged because i was feeling suicidal and i was discharged i was refused treatment actually brian little would served in iraq came to this charity event for homeless veterans because he too was homeless he and dozens of other young man and women here along. with not only do many come back from war traumatized but are often left without a roof over their head according to the u.s. national coalition on homelessness forty percent of homeless man are veterans this staggering number of those who see no other option but to kill themselves push the country's veterans affairs department to start a suicide prevention hotline they claim they've talked to more than ten thousand veterans out of killing themselves in iraq and afghan veterans fuel the epidemic
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and i share your sadness over killing their you know. especially so often hear from callers they see no meaning behind the many killings they witnessed any war can be traumatizing for soldiers but the susana great among vets in the u.s. is now the highest seems the vietnam war there was no similar surge after world war two civilians questioning the motive of the war is now reflected among many young american vance whose own down to drive them even closer to the brink looking at the plight of veterans in the us one can't help asking what is the cost of war is it the one point eight trillion dollars the u.s. spent in iraq and afghanistan last year or is it the shattered lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers who come back home to find out their battle for survival has just begun going to shut down all take clinton maryland. john writes in the united
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states are unquestionable turn all she needs team spent around thirty two hours in jail for trying to film a rally the peaceful protest against the military kind of be dubbed the school of assumptions which finished when off the cuff the crew covering the event on march the police found its way. you may think there's. a. corresponding caving for described by police as brutal she was later released on bail on her account of the arrest. while we were filming we were asked to step aside we 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 are 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
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spent thirty two hours in the county jail there in georgia 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 them there was no distinction made between the press and between. you know the activists that were there any of the bystanders the innocent bystanders who really when we felt those journalists didn't have protection freedom of the press we didn't have the first amendment right 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 received in 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 of miscarriage. just as i mean a lot of us morning and permitted to be ready to be committed to hear what the
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police officers were saying against as or permitted to respond it was sort of the judge chose to not only you know press charges against us and decide to add even though is an arraignment but also sentence that 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. or the american constitution's first amendment guarantees free speech but human rights activist david lindorff says the u.s. is now turning into a police state where it's the person bearing the bads who decides whether you can exercise your rights there isn't it more aggressive attitude towards interfering with their free at rate of the free press as your reporters fanned out down in georgia in the u.s. we're moving slowly toward glacially maybe sometimes faster towards more of a police state where the police run kind of rampant and nobody controls them
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they're able to charge your journalists as demonstrators which is ludicrous that will intimidate you presumably from sending them to other events because you don't want to keep being these fines and things the only way to do to deal with this is to fight them in the court i think you're going to see more and more of it the attitude that the police have is that they can do whatever they want and they're good first amendment is really their. you know what they are we have not something that we are guaranteed you're the only ones who are taking everything showing the guts to go and cover these things and now when you get confronted with it you should defend yourself and fight the police on it. well human rights activist david lindorff. watching this case in mowbray knew all the latest developments. at this hour. on the brink of extinction how common is a struggling to say that from being confined to
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a straight path coming up later this hour plus. monsters like this fishing vessel said here abandon waiting for the sea water to return to the deserts and paddocks down with international rehabilitation after taking a back to the erroll theme proves it may once again return i'm when the french join me in central asia for what used to be one of the world's largest landlocked body water. south korea has admitted it fired artillery shells that triggered an early morning with north korea however it says it was part of a military drill under not it was directed at the north pole blame the north for what it called an unprovoked shelling of its island. violated its maritime border jury in the military drills russian foreign ministry officials that the clashes were unacceptable and called on both sides to show restraint. happened condemnation says that both sides must take measures to pacify the
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situation and prevent similar action in the future unfortunately this is already the third incident of the kind this year but this time is a colossal danger of the situation descending into military conflict this must be avoided russia has repeatedly warned of the growing tension in the region and is now counting on both sides to arrive at a suitable conclusion. cough from the most cases university told r.t. the international community is prejudiced against the north and is ready to play mad for everything. even if we take the case of previous case of china. so the conclusion that it was the. blame game over more than was. marred with not so much evidence and if you take just the un statement on this matter they don't mention exactly north korea but still eighty percent of articles
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made you still blaming north korea for this. well coming up later on r.t. will one of the bloodiest marine battles in the pacific in world war two when how big the us government seemingly indifferent today's fortune is sixty five years ago . seventy six hours of intense fighting. six thousand days. of beach front battlefields several kilometers long. and now there is only one person who cares. if we are surrounded by garbage everywhere but also there are. on this beach which of course is where most appropriate signification is a symbol of everything that's wrong with our goddamn government allowing not only garbage but to a chair way where so many guys died. a new battle is going on.
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will the history be protected. return to terra what julian cooper story on our t.v. . to central asia now where the towel see once the walls of fall for the largest lake almost disappeared half a century ago due to solve it agricultural mismanagement the receding waters robbed the region of its economic lifeline but did not deprive people of the hope that one day the sea would return and as always lindsey france reports there are signs one of the walls what made environmental disaster is white be revived. there are people living at this harbor who have never seen the water which once lapped at its walls the former port city of a raskin kazakstan was wanting a bustling hub of business and human activity but beginning in the one nine hundred sixty s. rivers feeding massive cotton fields for the soviet union diverted water away from
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the rivers that fed the erroll see. when i came to see was close to the city my husband and i had by and would swim to the islands for picnics on the weekend we swam and lay in the sun nation the sea started moving away the watches became shallow and then just joined up my children slowing down in the pictures until the waters were so aggressively diverted the air all sea was the size of ireland the disappearing sea took with it fishing jobs commerce and an entire way of life just a few decades ago where i'm standing now as far as the eye could see was bright blue water ships just like this bobbing up and down bringing in the day's catch now when you drive across the former seabed all you see is abandoned villages abandoned ships and camel now people here call it errol coom or errol doesn't
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it was a kind of como to sophia planned economy is largely to blame for the dying of the r.e.c. all decisions were made in mexico which took no account of the ecological balance of that region the consequences of that could be felt as early as in the one nine hundred sixty s. the r.t.c. region the fines the terms pre-crisis crisis and disaster. it was after the collapse of the soviet union that people were faced with the seriousness of the disaster the sea had split in two in two thousand and five experts harnessed what little water still flowed into the lesser erroll see from this river by building a coke. and eighty seven million dollar project funded in part by the world bank the smaller body of water and become the great hope of the future. we had over two hundred people here from russia stan and his backer stan the workers very hard and many of us lived here on site for two or three years but now we're happy to say
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the time has come to pack up the structure is working perfectly. welcome to news after years of failed dam projects and wasted water in just a few short years these small downs have turned parts of the cows like desert back into a seascape dotting it would be. the hope is that as the project progresses the dams will be built even higher yielding more water and extending the boundaries and the bounce. back to the city. when the sea left my husband did not want to leave this place he used to say children would grow to stay with. him even before he died he believed that the sea was coming back. now as the excess water runs through the suse's it disappears out into the nearly empty greater peril see no grand scheme for saving that this not for the one million people living in kazakstan poorest region measurable improvement will only
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come when the shores once again fill with folks lindsey france r.t. kazakstan. well that was the latest in our theories of reports on one of the world's worst economical disasters do you stay with us for more from the al c. region it. now ten they're people arrested in europe on charges of terrorism are reported to have links to chechen militants investigators in belgium say they're part of an international terror network that was preparing a bloody christmas campaign in europe they were also hiring people and seeking funds to finance gangs in chechnya will artie's than a bushel has more for us from brussels now. can you give us some details on all this. police here in belgium have just announced that they have detained ten terrorist bus because as you say and uncovered and islam is a terrorist cell operating on the boundaries of belgium and also beyond in the european union in the netherlands and germany have also come
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a wrists or sorties on those preparations for a terrorist attack on an unspecified location in belgium the arrest in belgium took place in the port town of work and information was uncovered from the and saw internet forum that an attack was being planned suspects were belgian dutch and moroccan nationals and the broken national russian chechen background the judge is expected to rule later with a wrist warrants against the suspects police said more people have been previously held in the context of the same investigation in spain and saudi arabia what all see all of this as seem like it's yet more proof that chechen terrorists are a part of why i just structure doesn't it yes the answer is and judge philip van leeuwen tell it is just said they may have been recruiting and financing activities for the caucasian emirates this is an organization a radical islamist separatist group which is operating from russia's republic of
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chechnya and is being seen as one the first major international events which shows the toys between the church in. terrorist organization and the worldwide al qaeda network one of the first major events proving the link with russian terrorism towards the rest of the world of course it comes in the context of the united states issuing an arrest warrant for one of the leaders of the church an islamist rebel group has been placed on the most wanted group list in the united states that really shows how the whole russian problem is linked to the rest of the world all right daniel many thanks for that update for us from brussels and of course do stay with r.t. will be bringing you more details on this story as it continues to develop throughout the day time now for a check on some other news stories this hour and come bodi is the day a national day of mourning following the deaths of three hundred seventy eight
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standpoint and also first of all eight hundred were also injured in the panic a tragedy struck when thousands across the narrow river bridge to highland divisions were marking the end of the rainy season most of the victims were crushed up and drowned falling from the courage. and rescuers helping to locate twenty nine men trapped in a new zealand coal mine are preparing to send down a second robot to make a. machine damage on its way into the mine toxic gases and underground fires continue to prevent a rescue team from entering the mine while a camera lowered down a new drill ventilation hole showed only destruction four days since the glass types of finding remember rely on finding. a major drives under
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way in st petersburg to save one of the world's most spectacular animals from extinction. the tiger forum has been convened by prime minister putin bringing together conservationists and government officials from thirteen countries their aim is to double the wild tiger population by twenty. reports russia's leading by example the used to be one of the most dangerous species on earth that is until humans nearly destroyed their population currently there are just over three thousand tigers left in the world saving them is a tough task the support of park in southern russia will have been tried and contrary to popular belief they breed very well here since this place is not really is it started out as an animal shelter. tigers first appeared here just a few years ago they were taken away by a court order from street photographers who often mistreated the animals. after we nursed them they gave birth to the first litter the two male cubs and one year
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later cassandra and cleopatra were born you can see them here they feel very well now. here in the given the park the animals are provided with medical treatment fresh food and lots of living space the place is also home to a tiger celebrity marshall was given to put in as a birthday present in two thousand and eight and he later gave her up for adoption according to the world wildlife fund russia has developed a simple yet effective strategy of saving this endangered species besides setting aside protected areas it includes a ban on hunting and anti-poaching activities that allowed us to population in the russian far east from about. as low as fifty animals in the middle of the last century about three hundred by the eighty's and now for the last twenty years more or less stable population with the level of four to five
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hundred animals however in many countries these animals are on the brink of extinction the current summit on the issue in sync peter's group is looking at turning old it round the world thirteen tiger range nations are hoping to double the population of the species by twenty twenty two that will be a boon not just for tigers themselves but for the millions around the world who love them there is a. cross in the region here more than or lost or is of course always available on our website. or they says this is the way. hello welcome to the business program here on r.t. with me charlotte i was folly there is our flow of capital from russia in the first ten months of this year total twenty one billion dollars that's according to the chairman of russia's central bank capital outflow picked up steam in september and october amounting to eight billion dollars in those two months alone the central
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bank attributes this to an increase in foreign assets among nonfinancial organizations the net capital outflow forecast for two thousand and ten hasn't been changed yet expects to top fifteen billion dollars if the price of oil is sixty dollars per barrel. trade in business relations or topping discussions between the russian and chinese prime ministers the meeting in st petersburg by the mere putin says russia's largest banks bad bank and the export import bank of china have signed an agreement to open a two billion dollar credit line for money will finance major joint economic projects and also address the issue of using the national currencies of both countries in trade in the future. or national but should we have decided to expand their ability to use you know national currencies for mutual economic or trade contracts according to all previous agreements we were painted with the us dollars which i need stock market is dodgy trade route and trade you know the you want it will start in moscow in the beginning of december this is
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a serious topic great in better conditions for direct trading without any losses. they use energy commissioner says europe will avoid another freeze out this winter ukraine which transits most of russia's gas to e.u. has started a fresh pricing role with gazprom has raised fears of a repeat of two thousand and nine when a similar spat cut the gas supply to thousands of european homes so after meeting gas problem naftogaz ukraine bosses. says this time they're ready. you know from the past. one surprises me in two thousand and i am having a really good time believe only making this and we have trust we have more more trust you have to close dialogue and so i'm sure that it. can't avoid any particular crisis in gas between russia and you. meanwhile there's a growing energy investment standoff between russia and the e.u. energy mississippi corps says it boils down to
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a so-called gas problem caused in brussels this will because the gas giants from buying into e.u. energy pipelines and to foreign firms can do the same in russia and interfere with r.t. court ruled that out. but these sore point in our relations guess proem has already made some investments in europe and we should protect those investments more carefully is they were in good faith trade intensive dialogue with the energy commission today and will continue to look for a mutually beneficial outcome. will russia let foreign companies use its just pipeline system as the e.u. demands on your program at this point is not up for discussion we have strict national laws completely garden monopoly control of the gas transport network from the world's most inefficient use of energy you'd go so far as to say saving energy is now your number one target and energy efficiency today is our key priority who waste four times more energy than to europe or japan because both homes and
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industry get power on the cheap it's affecting our competitiveness today they're changing energy is becoming a significant part of domestic and industrial costs when you logon energy efficiency will maintain that we can make energy savings over forty percent by two thousand and twenty but private companies must raise those improvements not government as happens in some other countries in the. tunnel see how the markets are performing stocks in europe are tumbling on the news about the crash in korea and also markets under pressure from islands financial i'm going to scold her more banking stocks are weighing on the first same barclays down two percent. and here in russia markets are also tanking in afternoon trade all the creative us are in the red and both the bourses energy stocks are the biggest drag on lower oil prices and gas promise reading ninety two percent on the. next five retail group is considering buying the most montane. site is looking for options to sell some of its outlets all the businesses the home economy and sixteen stores across russia
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and the six five probably most interested in the for most their retail center is worth three hundred million dollars and the home top supplier and other retailer. pesca. moving to the car industry now nissen has funded to buy ten percent of after of us as a reporter according to a japanese newspaper after the purchase there and i miss out on line school in thirty five percent of the russian comic earlier reports said the two hundred and ninety million dollars deal is expected to reach next spring and make a newspaper also as that run on your son plans to start a joint production of small size calls with after the value in two thousand and five. volkswagen the group is considering buying a second russian plant in the clinton gravel region local authorities say company representatives plan to visit the region turns out yairi next year folks wagon opened its first russian factory two years ago in the kluger region today b.c.
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skoda unfolds in the past and. russia's gas group plans to produce mysteries guns in russia with donda the joint project will cry out more than one hundred sixty million dollars reinvestment plan the plan is to produce the sixty thousand vehicles a year starting from late two thousand and twelve. day for this hour a course for more stories on our website on the dot com slash business.
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it's all. this is all t.v. a ten people suspected of plotting a christmas campaign of terror and europe of course it's been linked to militants in the north caucuses investigators say that members of an international terror that wag that was find out think tanks in chechnya. suicide rates among younger us will bestir in soldier record levels with eighteen people taking the men lines daily according to the nascence figures unemployment heinousness on neglect of the believed to be among the reasons belonging in creates. south korea confirms that a doll to refire both told north korea shelled it finally and that in fifteen it was part of military drills directed west not north as many countries rush to accuse the normal for publication russia house call for restraint from both sides to have budged.


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