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welcome says r t from moscow my name is kevin owen our top story at eight pm eleven 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're also said to be hiring people and seeking funds to finance terrorists in russia's republic of chechnya r.t. day of bushels following today's developments in brussels. all sources on those preparations for a terrorist attack on an unspecified location in belgium the arrest in belgium took place in the port town of and 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 moroccan national chechen background the answer isn't judge felipe van leeuwen tell'd has just said they may have been recruiting and
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financing activities for the caucasian emirates this is an organization a radical islamist separatist group which is operating from russia's republic of chechnya and is being seen as one the first major international events which shows the time between the chechen led 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 dog owner of one of the leaders of the chechen islamist rebel group he has been placed on the most wanted group list in the united states that really shows how the chechen terrorists are linked to the worldwide al qaeda network of course they've recently been possible for various outrages including the moscow metro bombings as well as attacks various numerous attacks in the southern republics russia's southern republics of dagestan and chechnya. you're
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bushell with the latest there were political analysts to be tree babbage from the region obviously news agency says it's high time for the west to realize it's in the same boat as russia as far as the terror threat. the idea always or for jihad hysteria it's i think it's the best name for them is actually directed against the west in general and against russia as a part of the west and that you know that sounds where in the same ball over the e.u. and with the united states whether they were the states or america wanted or not if you'll look at the media the french investigate the year five years ago all linked there margaret born but that store norco cation terrorists. terrorists bottle northcote cation terrorists because the jihadist movement in north caucasus became very international it's no longer a church nationalists this is a jihadist movement directed against russia and the against the west news about that have been coming all these years so there was
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a lot of information it was just the lack of political will in the west to acknowledge it and to work at the problem seriously it's time to get real and to look at creating instead of creating romantically images basically there is a very dirty game going on in the media and in the streets the terrorists are looking for a quick unity to strike at western civilization for them during the ninety's russia was the weak link in the western civilization because it was so corrupt it was so weak next day it may be or to be true babbage talking to the nation the programmers will be talking to another expert on today's arrest and the terror threats the world faces so on r t tonight. so to some of the impacts of the wars the u.s. is fighting in iraq and afghanistan is being felt on home soil greater than ever recent figures show record high number of young veterans committing suicide every month you can for our t. investigates what pushes so many u.s.
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soldiers to take their own lives when they return home from frontline danger. each day eighteen american veterans commit suicide in the last few years more u.s. military personnel have 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. before he was even took him over. as mentally he never returned. and a year and a half when i post torture. and told him he was number twenty six. when. these
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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 neglected i want to apply for a job. i applied for unemployment benefits i went to the veteran's 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. not only do many come back from war traumatized but are often left without a roof over their head according to the u.s.
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national coalition on homelessness forty percent of homeless man are veterans the staggering number of those who see no other option but to kill themselves pushed 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 iraq and afghan veterans fueled the epidemic and i share your sadness over the killing there 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 suit side rate among vets in the u.s. is now the highest since 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 dance whose own down drives them even closer to the brink looking at the
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plight of veterans in the u.s. 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 and coming up in the program this tuesday night. metal monsters like this. i think that's all said here abandoned waiting for the sea water to return to the deserts of paths. with international rehabilitation after taking us back to the air all the proof that may once again return i wonder if france joining thumper even though you'd be one of the world's largest landlocked body of water. more the day's big stories such as careers admitted it fired artillery shells that triggered an early morning clash with north korea however it says it was part of
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a military drill and denied it was directed at the north pole blame the north for what it called an unprovoked shelling of its island claimed the south had violated its maritime border during the military drills. and its neighbor with what it called enormous retaliation russia's foreign ministry said the clashes were acceptable and called on both sides to show restraint. won't happen deserves condemnation we insist that both sides must take measures to pacify the situation and prevent similar action in the future unfortunately this is ready to third incident of the kind this years of service times and it is a colossal danger of the situation is descending into the military conflict this must be avoided of them because russia has repeatedly warned of the growing tension in the region and it's now counting on both sides to write a suitable conclusion. holding military drills in the disputed areas little short of provocation there the words of glyn ford he's
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a former army and author who's an expert in the region too he also believes it to be a mistake for the u.s. to intervene. the northern limit line which is the disputed border is only recognized by south korea it's not even recognized in full by the united states so clearly conducting military exercises in a disputed military military area where there have been incidents this year with the sinking of the chona and over the last decade it is clearly not wise to put it mildly i mean i think both sides can take some blame in this matter but certainly the general perception that it's all the fault of the north koreans is not what i agree with the u.s. was preparing preemptive attacks against the north's nuclear facilities we've clearly would we're would be provoking something closer to goal for three than world war three nevertheless even that would cause a ments damage to the global economy and to global security next journalist writes in the united states or in question after an r.t.
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news team spend around thirty two hours in jail for trying to film a rally the peaceful protest against the military academy the school of assassins and finished when officers handcuffed the crew covering the event and marched them to a police van. the . car corresponding caring for the described her handling by police as brutal she was later released on bail and told us 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 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 you 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 even though we were
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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 and of the bystanders the innocent bystanders who really when we felt as journalists that we didn't have protection of freedom of the press we didn't have the 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 ricin in the streets of the united states the case isn't over again did it appear before a judge in many ways it was the most undemocratic i would say process you know sort of miscarriage of justice i mean a lot of us weren't even permitted to speak we weren't even committed to hear what
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the 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 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. while she was corresponding. stories on. the old stories that you see that let us know. interested to know what you think about it also online tomorrow at r.t. dot com breaking habits of russian lawmakers lead by example of a way to end the fight for the no smoking zone followed more about that online tonight. and home a load of how to make be internet a safer place for your kids again no details about tonight if you'd like to find
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out more check out our team don't call. if. you. wedding to central asia now where the hour all see once the world's fourth largest lake almost disappeared half a century ago because of soviet cultural mismanagement there are sitting waters rob the region of its economic lifeline but didn't the private people of the hope that one day the sea would return and as art is lindsay france reports next tonight there are signs that one of the world's worst manmade environmental disasters white the reverse. there are people living at this harbor who have never seen the water which one slapped on its walls the former port city of a raskin kazakstan was once a bustling harbor 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 sea. they have pretty nigh came here would see was close to the city my husband and i and bates and we would swim to the islands for picnics on the weekend we swam and lay in the sun nation the sea started moving away the waters became shallow and then just joined up my children slid on 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. planned economy is largely to blame for the dying of the aral sea all decisions are made in moscow 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.e.c. region that finds 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 has split into in two thousand and five experts harnessed what little water still flowed into lesser erroll see from this river by building the cocoa. and eighty seven million dollar project funded in part by the world bank the smaller body of water can become the great hope of the future. we had over two hundred people here from russia stand in his back to stand the workers very hard in many of us lives here on site for two or three years but now we're happy to
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say the time has come to pack up the structure is working perfectly. welcome to news after years of failed damn projects and waste of water in just a few short years these small downs have turned parts of the cows like desert back into a seascape dotting it with beaches the hope is that as the project progresses the dams will be built even higher keeping more water in extending the boundaries and the boundaries of the lesser air all see that to the city of r l. when the sea left us my husband did not want to leave this place he used to say our children would grow to see how nice even before he died he believed that the seed which come back . now as excess water flows through dissolution it disappears out into the new and read or else no grand scheme for saving that. for the one million people living in kazakstan forest region measurable improvement only come
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when the shores once again fill with. lindsey france r.t. kazakstan. re interesting set of reports lindsay said about the latest of them and we've got more from the world's worst ecological disasters later tomorrow stay with us for more than from the arab sea region here on r.t. now let's return to our top story tonight the arrest of eleven people on charges of terrorism in europe gets makes but opinion over dr edward bakker is a research fellow of the international center of code terrorism joining us on the line tonight from hey mr baca thanks for taking the time and to be where this now we're told the eleven arrested a part of an international terror network but as you see it what kind of terror network are we talking about there maybe al qaeda well it is an international group but it's belgium based and it includes people with a dutch belgium. moroccan and russian passports but it's international but it's very focused on belgium with possible links to the northern caucasus
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especially chechnya all right so say not al qaeda. i don't think so it seems to be a very european group but of course they are part of this global jihad of which al-qaeda is the main i can. hope possible is it that these people will be convicted if they are arrested before they stays out of the attacks are going to be i mean how difficult is it to prove their intentions at this as far as we know early stage . well i think the police were investigating this group for a longer time so probably probably to search as leads to maybe the illegal possession of arms or documents that prove that they were preparing an attack or financing terrorism or recruiting people and all these things are illegal but no less it will be difficult to prove because you have to arrest them of course before something happens but russia is accused you of what it sees as terrorists in the past now we've seen the arrests of these terrorist suspects it's russia will be
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feeling vindicated tonight if you on that well i think that it is an example that not only russia is facing problems with which chechen terrorism but also europe dos and this is another example because it's not the first example in my own country the netherlands we had to deal with one convicted terrorist who tried to go to chechnya was arrested at the ukrainian russian border and we have other examples of that so it shows that chechen terrorism or chesney are related terrorism is not only a problem to russia but to the whole of europe now it's already proven that chechen terrorists are financed by international networks want to get back in return for that fine and well they are not only recruiting chechens to go back to fight to chechnya but they also recruiting the other people in this case possibly people would a dutch moroccan background so in that sense they're not only part of a local struggle they're part of a global jihad and chechnya is the focus for some of these groups who have roots in
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europe with nothing to do with chechnya but the conflict in chechnya is attracting other groups to fight in that area as well so it's more international and these foreign supporters they want these groups very much to make it as international as possible and briefly do you think these are all the rest so do you think we'll see more shortly. well this is an interesting other case in belgium where there were seventeen other arrests and it's not. clear if it was related well given the fact that this was a very coordinated arrest in germany the netherlands and belgium i think they had time to prepare and that makes me believe that probably this is the group they wanted they got them perhaps one or two are still missing but i think this is the main group they were looking at and the success did the arrests were successful moreover keeping a close eye on that story dr edwin back a research fellow from the international center for counterterrorism thanks for
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joining us on the line from the hague tonight. well as i will be keeping a close eye on the today's arrests in europe bringing you all the latest developments as well here on the right now there were heading to the business tonight is choose a night from moscow. and i welcome to the business program here on r.t. with me. the sale of a ten percent stake in russian bank the t.v. was a place to use all of the bank is privatized according to the bank's head under a cost in the investors' agreed to these conditions the russian government is ready to sell up to ten percent of the country's second largest bank this year the analysts don't be unprecedented deal will take place in the times. trade and business relations have top discussions between the russian and chinese provinces and a meeting in st petersburg lies even putin says russia's largest banks bad bank and the export import bank of china have signed an agreement open
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a two billion dollar credit line the money will find those major joint economic projects rooted also address the issue of using the national currencies of those countries in trade in the future. or national but should we have decided to expand their abilities of using no national currencies for mutual economic and trade contracts according to your previous agreements we were paying each other with the us dollars the chinese stock market has started trading rubles to trade you know the yuan will start in moscow in the beginning of december this is a serious step in greater and better conditions for direct trading without any losses but. let's see how the markets are forming now here in russia the markets have closed in the red on tuesday but the r.t.s. down more than one point five percent for the main players suffered losses of energy stocks the main drag on lower oil prices gas prompted more than one point five percent on the r.t.s. but spare bank was the biggest loser there down one point eight percent moving to
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the car. has decided to buy ten percent of aft of us as according to a japanese newspaper after the purchase that iran alliance will own thirty five percent of the russian carmaker early reports said the two hundred and ninety million dollars deal expected to be reached next spring the nikkei newspaper also adds that run only plans to start a joint production of small size cars with after vast in two thousand and twelve. folks are going group is considering building a second russian plant in the clinton gratz region local authorities say company representatives plan to visit the region to inspect the area next year folks falcon opened its first russian factory two years ago in the kaluga region today producing skoda and volkswagen cars. russia's gas group plans to produce mercedes-benz in russia with diamond the joint project with more than one hundred sixty million dollars of investment the plan is reduced sixty thousand vehicles
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a year starting from late two thousand and twelve. the average return of russian stocks over the last year has been five point six dollars the highest level in the last seven years and thirty percent above analyst for costs but despite the good returns the my six index has the lowest value of fifty nine world stock indices when measured on price earnings multiples nick poole finds out why. russia has the cheapest stocks among major developing countries taking the market as a whole it trades anything up to a sixty percent discount compared to some other emerging developing markets however investors really possible bargain for long so what's holding them back investors are stupid and this is the reason why the russian market has not got up thirty forty fifty percent in this year and the reason for that is people understand that behind one number one the relatively low p.
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there is a much more complicated picture that complication is the lack of diversity the oil and gas industry accounts for more than most of the market and it's here that valuations are at that low it's there are a number of reasons why women got stocks are cheap first is the heavy tax burden imposed on the industry by the government but there's also a lack of clear growth prospects and in some cases poor corporate governance but if the oil and gas industry is stripped out the picture changes dramatically if you look at the rest of the market a lot of stocks are very fairly valued and in fact some of them are actually expensive a lot of the consumer stocks traded to very high multiples a lot of the electric utilities traded very high multiples russians to makers trade more or less and live a day piers so where does that leave the potential investor not surprisingly analysts suggest that research and good judgment is required russian companies have just enjoyed
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a record reporting season and that growth promises to continue next year we're thinking that a difference of us off the market will show substantially different times over the next year or. so we prefer some of the exporter and i think both like banking like other coms like consumer while mining sectors. or oil. well i think my quite much weaker at times. but i still like the weakness of the russian market its exposure to natural resources can also be seen as a strength in an environment where inflation expectations are rising and the u.s. central bank is printing more money demand for resources is predicted to remain strong and prices high as more dollars chase the same amount of oil gas metal nick pull business altie. and that's your update for this album can always find
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hello are you watching r t the international broadcaster for moscow could have you with us this. time drop top stories tonight eleven people suspected of plotting a christmas campaign of terror in europe are reported to be linked to militants in multiple pursuits investigators say they're members of an international terror network that was financing gangs in chechnya. suicide rates among young u.s. war vets from soar to record levels with eighteen taking their lives daily according to the latest unemployment homelessness under the black while the authorities are believed to be among the reasons for the alarming increase. south korea confirms that it's opened before north korea shelled exhausted but insists it was part of military drills directed west north as many countries rushed to accuse the north of provocation russia has called for restraint from both sides to put full scale. does not see crude.


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