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suspects are being linked to international terror organizations and chechen militants bushell is following developments for us. police here in brussels say they busted an islamic terrorist cell tied to russia's republic of chechnya which is planning attacks three throughout europe so it is swooped on fifteen people suspect of recruiting jihad is to fight in iraq and afghanistan it comes just hours after or storage is launched pre-dawn raid on homes of another eleven suspects who were tied to a cicily are linked in its work the belgian prosecutor's office said quote there were an international terrorist group using a stream internet site and saw al mujahideen to plan an attack it comes as part of massive coordinated raids across europe in countries like the netherlands denmark and germany where thirty one year old russian man of chechen origin was arrested suspected of training jihadists to fight in terrorist campaigns those arrested or
belgian dutch moroccan and russian origin this is seen as among the first top level links that police have found between russia's chechen. rebel organizations and the worldwide al qaeda network to say those arrested are suspected of gathering recruit some money to finance a chechen terrorist organization called the caucasus emirate in effect to found a separate islamic state based on the surreal law in the cells of russia and it comes in the wake of horrific attacks in russia from those moscow metro bombings that we saw earlier this year two increasingly but bloody suicide blasts in russia's southern republic of dagestan and chechnya of the one of those attacks russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov said that those chechen linked groups were based and was standing very much in line with al qaida but after that the united states but chechen rebel leader dog or more are on the most wanted list of
terrorists but it's really taken this set of events in the past twenty four hours to show that russia's chechen terrorists networks are standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world's most dangerous terrorists. well british security analyst peter says the terrorist network has helped strengthen european cooperation and this raid is much more important than people give it credit for let's not fool ourselves al qaeda is somehow great regiments of uniformed soldiers marching over the horizon it is in fact much more a franchise yes the strong power base in the foothills between afghanistan and pakistan and it's clearly. a strong cobol now operating in yemen but we're now seeing this creeping out under this broad term of al-qaeda but it doesn't necessarily mean it's got the official stamp on it so what we what we've seen in the last few hours is. it's
a tremendous increase in european cooperation and the most crucially an increase in not just intelligence gathering but intelligence sharing. i've never quite seen it like this before but you know something really bizarre about this i went on to the b.b.c. website a few moments ago i found it impossible to find this story it's been overtaken by the events of north and south korea but also by the pope talking about condoms in the royal wedding coming up in the u.k. strangely enough it's called off the front page a bit quickly you know you care you know many people see this is very significant. even by the united states' own measure violence in afghanistan is now at an all time high but pentagon insists progress is being made in the nine year old campaign . report more the gains against the taliban the spike clash is increasing four fold since two thousand and seven when artie's course there has been watching troops in iraq gearing up for their move to afghanistan to boost the american forces there. i
will trick which is time in iraq is coming to an end he's part of the american forces who stayed behind to train assist and he quipped iraqi security forces sure there was a home that's for sure no one knows where they want to stay here but then it's not just movement of troops and equipment since world war two the u.s. army is moving its supplies from iraq to afghanistan certain equipment such as are in rap. mine resistant vehicles are humvees or those types of equipment a lot of are rolling vehicles rolling stock of course and some generation that equipment yes will be dedicated towards the mission in afghanistan but critics warn that moving troops won't help much that. we're not going people see u.s.
forces inside the country it brings in paganism and makes them turn to terrorism and al qaeda so as more american troops come here from iraq it will just make things worse i don't believe the americans will live for another fifty years they have two of the main military bases here and then now building the americans leaving iraq also sends the wrong message to insurgents the afghans seeing the americans are drawing from iraq and they think themselves ok they're going to withdraw in a year or two we got a hold on things we'll take control in a year or two it doesn't matter how real to quote she's already been told he'll be going from iraq back to afghanistan it'll be his second time there and he's not looking forward to it i would definitely say that afghanistan is a lot more difficult and so the terrain is a lot more heavier in the mountainous region we have to do a lot more walking there and whether the beefed up presence in afghanistan will help troops meet mixtures deadline to pull out or make it more difficult is still
unclear policy our baghdad. but american cartoonist and outspoken war critic ted rall told r.t. that no matter how troops are redirected u.s. actions of destined for failure. i thought two thousand and eleven was supposed to be the deadline and now it's two thousand and fourteen and who knows how long this goes on i mean there are so many threats to america's continued status in the world that it's hard to know exactly what will bring it to an end all we know is that it's unsustainable you know it's kind of the united states it's kind of like a wild man who uses drugs and drinks and commits crimes and beats people up and everyone hates him all you know is it's going to come to a bad end you really can't be sure how but something bad is going to happen. yes i stay with to him all from ted rall who in his latest book calls on americans
to take action against the government that's just twenty seven it's. the international community's demanding south and north korea keep a cool head events and new war breaking out on the peninsula at least two people were killed during an exchange of all to do between the neighboring countries on tuesday the north shelden islands just across the border and it was in response to seoul foreign weapons during which the drills there from ten to south korean marines were killed in the attack south hit back without any details about casualties on both sides have not been revealed going on warns it will strike again if the south of validates the border by so much as you need to. contribute to wayne madsen believes the south korean kristen's is using incident to boost his political power. we've got the korean peninsula though those two countries north and south are still in a state of war out there was only an armistice signed until russia and china king
talked to the north to get them to back down but we also have to have the united states put pressure on president lee myung bok of south korea because he's been very warlike he unlike his predecessors who were trying to open up to the north in a policy of sunshine diplomacy across border visits special economic zones this particular president of south korea is very aggressive very right wing and very unpopular at home and the only thing he has going for him is to boost his image by getting into a military showdown with the north or to continue to win that's that. to the head for you this hour a tide of change. after decades of mismanagement the water is in one of the world's largest landlocked these went away and tell a gigantic fishing industry but now coming that island the france joined me in the
air all sea infantry. nato chiefs have been left red faced after a month purporting to be a senior taliban commander turned out to be nothing more than a pakistani shopkeeper he kept the pretense going for more than two months accepting huge payouts for taking part in the high end of the negotiations with afghan leaders. among the protests now claims doubts have been raised but that cia analyst ray mcgovern says it's symptomatic of what's become a botched mission. of course people on our own or unable to identify correctly what they said was number two number two man and you know there's no hope for us at all what kind of intelligence failure is that it's very very embarrassing you know and it's a an indication of how for we have to go there and how impossible it is i mean here's general petraeus saying last month. they're coming to negotiations with us
but it shows that it's working you know they've got the shopkeeper who undoubtedly was a very clever man but he was not really a double he didn't either look and it's so real months or mr months through with real mr mills to come forward he's not coming forward taliban isn't feeling a heck of a lot of pressure for you to put tens of thousands of more folks in the taliban knows the country they know the territory will disappear into the without incident you know next year it'll be the same way so you know it's just a. kind of a symptom of how feckless the effort is and how people like the train is really don't know what they're doing all they know is that they're generals and they're going to send people into action because you know if you're hammer everything looks like a nail while the imposter scandal comes on the back of last week's and then summit in lisbon where officials identified key strategies to end the war in afghanistan
not seize it military analyst of guinea food shelf discusses the challenges ahead for the advance in today's blog and advised his u.s. policymakers to closely with russia. in the aftermath of the nato summit in lisbon now it's a very important time for the u.s. policymakers regarding pakistan and afghan strategy on the eve of the december u.s. policy or review regarding the f. back issue and the main lesson from the nato summit is that we've dealt pakistan you can talk till the cows go home you know again i stand and nothing will ever happen the second point as it turned out it was not russia that was asking nato for hail it was nato that their protest to russia for bailing them out from the ever going to quit mile in fact it's only a russia that can help the united states to save nato from afghanistan band to
reciprocate the u.s. president while wrapping up he is afghan pakistan strategy or are you in december should take full responsibility to a new and jumpstart the u.s. war against r.p.m. and to zero in and to eradicate all these narco plantations especially in kandahar and helmand province this there will be a fair price to pay for their sincere attempt to provide big graceful though not a freebie exit from afghanistan by the central asian and russian territory. that's bringing up to date on some of the international stories this hour. twenty are trapped underground in new zealand coal mine want to second guess explosion but they say no one could have survived because it's. the
thing gas had been swirling in the room since this. event to rescue attempts with the country's west of money accident in the. free. thursday has been declared a national day of mourning in cambodia the stampede killed nearly two hundred people attending the annual water festival tragedy struck as thousands of people panicked trying to cross a bridge was a huge crowd surge as the victims were crushed while others drowned after all from the bridge that he and eight hundred others were injured. the u.n. says haiti's deadly cholera epidemic is spreading faster than a gravely thought his life you to result in hundreds of thousands of infections health officials are also alerting the risk of the disease spreading further into the neighboring dominican republic the cases have been the outbreak has so far claimed more than thirteen hundred dollars. a twenty four hour general strike is
underway in portugal protesting the public sector pay cuts pension freezes and tax rises unions are hoping to bring the country to a standstill two days before parliament votes on a stereotype budget which is expected to be passed the government's trying to reduce its huge foreign debt void being bailed out like greece. over the last half century a central asia are all sea shrank to less than half its original size as a soviet irrigation plant slowly drained what was once one of the world's largest lakes or seeding waters devastate the region's prosperous fishing industry bringing unemployment and economic hardship but as the france reports today the sea is returning and with it. it starts with sun up these men fish in one of the worst manmade environmental disaster areas ever now because this is
the life they knew before. this desolate desert has turned back into the sea it once was thrown from the sea you just wrote and then a true turn could be brought to see back to us when central asia became the center of the soviet union's plan for cotton cultivation had nearly drunk dry the rivers feeding the erroll see what covered sixty eight thousand square kilometers in one nine hundred sixty around the size of southern california shriveled to a tenth of its size by the mid one nine hundred ninety s. nearly disappearing by the year two thousand here where the greater and lesser seas split there's just enough left for modern technology to make a stab at regenerating it in two thousand and five the cocoa around dam was constructed to trap what little water still flows into the lesser sea from the searing river locked safely inside the water is growing to witness the results
you must drive hours over rough sea bed then there it is bright blue the fishing village is like being ghost towns now but groups of men in numbers of about twenty to thirty camped out at the newly rehabilitated beaches and catch they have about one hundred kilo is a day until they've earned enough money to survive and they go back home. they live in dugout hats even in the coldest in winter but this new career means food on the table for young on that he was born long after commercial fishing had ceased. i've been fishing for two years my grandfather was a fisherman but he died right now we all work for a month straight living at the shore and then have a week off that's when i go home to our ask we don't get a salary we had piece work payment twenty species of fish now wriggle out of the water and into the hands of the grandfathers of this industry still around to pull out the nets once again carp brain pike catfish.
fisherman are returning to their home or and what drug diskettes will do a terrorist foreigner overseas providing us with work and profit again they even say it will come back to our desk in our oust the silence still stuns the locals no waves no boats yet but i'm after a serve my term in the army i came back and the water was no longer here that was nine hundred seventy three zero people said that it wasn't the first time they will see had gone it happened before in the past and that it would be back again that was before the fall of the soviet union before the secrets of the arrows planned disappearance were released. they say the sea will be back and maybe we will live to see the good times and life will be even better we do hope. the water has twenty kilometers to go until it's back. it's impossible to restore the entire erroll seat
or to make it the way to used to be if it pleases the northern part remains it will help solve many problems in central asia but while the industrial might of the past cannot be restored in full or will once again become import. it may never be what it once was but the arrow scene now boasts two thousand men who now fish for their living for them and that's enough when the france r.t. kazakstan. or their round the clock updates analysis on all our stories at r.t. dot com take a look at what's waiting for you on the website eighteen months on the set to russia in the u.s. we look at whether it's really working. code lines. plus the world's most infamous. let's say cap for four years after you know radiation or the dangers that's within.
a summit in russia to save the world's tigers is heading into its final day but one hollywood topcat has been demonstrating his unwavering dedication to protecting the animals from extinction the united dicaprio's torturous journey to st petersburg a plane which caught fire and another which almost ran out of fuel his first flight to russia had to turn back to new york and an engine shutdown well the start then switched to a small private jet but strong winds over land and used up too much fuel was forced to land in that. populated with hero eventually made it to st petersburg his titanic to join the summit won him praise from russian prime minister vladimir putin. mr de caprio not just came to us but simply burst through the
front line excuse me if i may but in our country people usually say that's what we call a real. and i think that of people with such character would be responsible for defending nature or a tiger in this particular case were destined for success. with all the business in just a few months hungry for the full story we've got it for. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. who
are welcome to our program good to have you with us that we start with r t exclusive the president of the world bank group robert zoellick told business today is now playing a more active role in global eight. i think the prime minister could renew his started a process but also with the foreign ministry and prime minister and president that is very important which is as russia's economy recovers and grows stronger how will we engage now there were some particular areas of interest to economic literacy you would get some support from russia in the anti-malaria deal with africa but i'll give you a good example we're working with russia now and some of the central asian countries which obviously been very dependent on remittances from russia but have gone through some very difficult economic times so what i find encouraging is that russia is seen as it wants to move into the aid and development field that wants to do so in concert with others. now let's have
a look at how the markets are doing most asian stocks trade lower sending the regional index to one week low markets go up to north korea texas and standard and poor's cut islands credit rating point seventy five of the sides hong kong managed to gain point six percent. here in russia the markets closed in the red on tuesday with the r.t.s. down more than one and a half percent over the main main has suffered losses with energy stocks the main drag on the oil prices has probably had more than one and a half percent on the out he has been spared by was the biggest loser there down one point eight percent. moscow and beijing i'm likely to agree on the price of russian gas supplies to china before the middle of next year the news came out the russian government puts him and his chinese counterpart talks on tuesday in st petersburg but even though energy relations top the agenda the sides haven't reached an agreement on the deadlocked issue of the price of gas but in the question of a house more. the latest round of energy dialogue between russia and china hasn't
brought what many analysts were anticipating a pricing policy both sides find suitable on tuesday prime minister putin sad that negotiations between gazprom and china national betrayal and company are going according to plan. as we were at the energy between our countries developing quite successfully we have finished construction of the pipelines coated you know that scene saw scene from the first of january two thousand and eleven the first supplies of russian oil will arrive in china the negotiations between gastro b.c. are going on successfully we also thinking to develop nuclear energy corporation but the main focus is future gas trade gazprom and c.n. pissy signed a framework agreement last year for shipment of natural gas to china the deal could see seventy billion cubic meters of russian natural gas sun to china annually this
size haven't disclosed the price at which they want to sell and buy but their differ by one hundred dollars for one thousand cubic meters of gas both parties think that they can tackle the pricing dispute by the middle of next year meanwhile a distant transportation system is needed to successfully sent russian gas to china one future route could be the old tipline klein construction is supposed to start in twenty eleven it will start from russia's western siberia and x. breed gas to northwestern china next summer. supply demand picture in europe a lot more visible or have a lot more time to forecast from will have a lot more time to converse reality of the new market is going to be even more dick copland retreat for a price of gas prices in the european markets and i think trade you see him get stronger this awesome gas from once again stressed that china is the focus. surface
future growth and it seems the asian pacific region is where a future anarchy cooperation will grow between other global oil and gas players. business r.t. . now the head of russia's federal tax service and talks to our correspondent all about evidence of the country's recovery and how it's clamping down on tax evasion . before the crisis the total budget is more than seven trillion rubles was the record of the collection for the year of two thousand and eight and during the crisis is the collection tax which was went down to twenty percent and we now see that even heaven the price for oil much less than the average for the year of two thousand and eight before the graces our tax collection for the consolidated budget in the end of the year will be seven if this is the mission seven percent or less than the best year so i think it's. shows that the economy is recovering after the
crisis and specially we like also that four percent. higher tax on profits which is the which was you know that's in profits was in tough two thousand and eight thirty two percent of the total because a little budget and then go down went down to twenty percent you know it's twenty four percent which also says that companies feels recovery how substantial a problem is tax evasion still in russia first of all it's it's a bend on several things for example such important taxes like property tax is not counted in the base for property tax still is not must be related. for like property tax would buildings we have the muscle appraisal for i will ends and these taxes actually during the crisis will show on the temple of growing. collection of these taxes and tax evasion sometimes because. the information database is not correct in the tax base is not correct it's could be various from region to region
and so to change it we need to do the finalize this is the plan which means you couldn't sign and mr economics is working with the grocery store to finish the mass appraisal for buildings and put everything can database and taxes will be ready after two thousand and thirteen to collected better and minimize this that's all i have faith. but headline news is next out do stay with us.
culture is that so much i'm going to give each musician the power is he trying to hide from the mark let's play the blame game and where to go from here the west led drive to find a final peace settlement among the palestinians and israelis. in the czech republic is available in a hotel as science central hotel prima vera most the stuff i used to which i am a taste in bosnia and herzegovina available in. me and the children of each. but you know to put you know hotel period to my hotel kildare a boutique hotel tons. in serbia multis available in moscow and hyatt regency.
there that's taken the main stories we're covering in the south the belgian authorities arrested twenty six people for actually halting terrorist attacks christmas period the suspects are members of a radical islam. net web site links to international terrorist organizations and chechen militants. afghans are resting whether washington elite its troop withdrawal deadline to use military personnel and equipment from the broader political scale the shift will give false hope to afghans. themselves in tottenham growing insurgency. and global leaders are urging the two koreas to move school cohen for their actions to move. on should words old song rights and.