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campaign in afghanistan it's agreed to allow the alliance's armored vehicles through its territory to afghanistan reducing the reliance on volatile pakistan confirmation came from the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov during talks with his afghan counterpart here in moscow that also pledged to keep up the battle against the drug flow. reports. the two foreign ministers meeting today in moscow or c. seem to be pretty happy about the way the corporation is going this cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking has been very strong of late we know that russia has donated twenty thousand kalashnikov rifles to afghanistan to the interior troops in afghanistan to fight the spread of drugs as well as the recent joint u.s. russian operation in afghanistan after which almost one ton of herion was destroyed and several drug labs were shut down in the country so obviously the two ministers said that the cooperation is going well and it will expand in the future according
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to mr lavrov so that we just launched in the cooperation between russia afghanistan and the united states in combat in drug trafficking will continue and the creation of relevant international laws is of crucial importance as the u.n. security council resolution adopted this october has already qualified drugs coming in from afghanistan as a threat to international safety and stability the war against narcotics remains one of the biggest problems in the ties between the two countries that's why that was something underlined by president veda and president karzai during their last meeting at the summit of nathan lisbon where the president has said that as long as the drugs are being transported through the russian territory from afghanistan into europe this problem has to be dealt with and has to be dealt with now well we heard from mr lavrov that there's been a certain problem coming from the nato side on the transportation of russian helicopters the ones which russia is donating to afghanistan and this problem has to be dealt with and obviously it will be dealt with in the nearest future other
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than that we know that this cooperation will also expand we know that russia is allowing nato to transport its war toys so its territory into afghanistan russia will supply the nato troops stationed in afghanistan with electricity and mr lavrov also spoke about further steps in that direction the nation russia and nato agreed continued cooperation towards a. afghan settlement program to train pilots and other security forces will be expanded with the aim of boosting security in the country and finding the drug flow easier conditions for transit across the border will be extended to armored vehicles clearly all that issues will be discussed between the russian president dmitry medvedev and he's afghan counterpart mr karzai when he comes to moscow in january twentieth levon and this visit of the afghan foreign minister in moscow is preparing that president's visit in the upcoming january. alexina chefs give them the head of the foreign affairs committee in russia's lower house of parliament constantine calls the job says it's in moscow's own interests to expand cooperation
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with nato in afghanistan as a russian political defer to support this idea of providing the russian territory for the transit for the simple reason he is equally interested in having a success story this is not the case here because these are parisian he in our view is meant to solve two problems one is to combat terrorism coming from the territorial for second line. combat production of drugs coming from the. in most cases we see that the problem does not. become lower it continues to grow in both cases but to create additional problems for nato in this sense would mean that we should just promote more problems of the same kind which is not in the interest of russia and this is why we have supported beautification this is why i
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believe we should further on support any other forms of this cooperation the military transit including the transit coming from of going to stand back to the counters which are participating in this should also include. meanwhile the violence in afghanistan has reached an all time high during the nine year u.s. led war that's according to the latest pentagon report american military chiefs submit the progress across the country is an event with just modest gains against the taliban what is policy there looks at the last relocation of american forces the latest attempt to break that no. real 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 equip iraqi security forces sure there was a bomb that's for sure no one knows whether want to stay here until it's not just movement of troops and equipment since world war two the u.s.
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army is moving its supplies from iraq to afghanistan certain equipment such as are in route. mine resistant vehicles are humvees or those types of equipment a lot of our rolling vehicles rolling stock of vehicles 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 their 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 leave for another fifty years they have to have their main military bases here and they're now building the americans leaving iraq also sends the wrong message to insurgents the afghans seeing the
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americans withdrawing from iraq and they think themselves ok they're going to withdraw in a year or two we had a hold on things will 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. guess it's a lot more difficult so the terrain is a lot more heavier and the mountainous region so we have to do a lot more walking and whether the beefed up presence in afghanistan will help troops meet mixtures deadline to pull out or make it more difficult it's still unclear the guys didn't just come back from a patrol everything went ok the company x one. baghdad. well coming up for you in the next few minutes here on r.t. american celebrities weigh in on the security debate. it's not the way that i would like to live but if it's going to keep me from getting blown out of the sky
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you can check anything you want and if you feel something you like and squeeze it one might want to. not all americans are taking your thanksgiving. with such good humor and some saying that rather stay home don't submit to such an invasion of privacy. that story still to come but first thousands of people have gathered in front of the georgian parliament demanding out with the old in with the new york positions also join the rally calling for the resignation of president mikheil saakashvili sarah firth has this report. we're here at a gathering today outside the parliament building until a day and it's amazement has been organized by greek known as the people's gathering now this is a great this headed by public figures and they've been joined by a number of opposition parties are there saying that their main aims are calling for democratic elections and eventually the resignation of president saakashvili and his government the main goal of this. joint journey international
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community. the government really democracy. which will really enjoy. all these rallies today really anguishing the extreme dissatisfaction base amongst the opposition parties and amongst the judean public with turkish billy's regime you know they said his government damaging the country and they've actually said today they called it the verdict of distrust he has monopolized power creating an authoritarian and corrupt regime that he's put huge at the edge of economic and social collapse and that he got georgia involved in the war with russia by his irresponsible and unwise actions causing humanitarian disaster november is traditionally a month that these types of rallies and some people who remember november two
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thousand and seven when a peaceful protest they're calling for saakashvili his resignation violently dispersed now in that situation protesters at the scenes to the suburban bullets and water cannons it was a very very violent reaction to their protest and say today they're standing their ground saying these concerns need to be heard such as philly and his parliament and government the rights of the people of georgia that they're no longer representing the population of georgia and their food today they're calling for his resignation . there are fears belgium could be next on the growing list of eurozone countries teetering on the edge of economic collapse international bond investors are sounding the alarm after the country's debt level equaled its annual national income comes hot on the heels of ireland's monumental bailout had a mass strike in portugal where the country's on its knees hundreds of greeks have also taken to the streets to protest against tough austerity measures and workers organize a three hour strike which destructive public transport in some state sector services
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this march is dwarfed by those seen in the spring which were marred by violent clashes with police in may the e.u. and the i.m.f. and a total package for the debt ridden nation in return for which the government slashed pensions and salaries whatever adam from the referendum campaign believes it's all signaling an end to the euro. a lot of economists there's an article in reuters today that sound that taught school is almost certainly going to meet bailing out and the big problem of course is spain because it's a huge country and it's not really as easy to bail out to somewhere like ireland or portugal you know it's a huge country in the structure slightly different there so we could seriously be seen a collapse of the of the euro and a lot of people would say that not before time but if you look at at our campaign the e.u. referendum campaign we've got thousands and thousands of people who have now signed
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up pledge said he you referendum campaign dot com you signed our pledge demand in the government give us an in out referendum on our membership of the e.u. and that is growing and so it's things like that you know anyone can go in a home and sign up and they're on facebook crew example it's things like that that people start and say actually we're not happy with what's going on we want change and we want to have our say we're not going to listen to the government anymore with their sort of we know better than you attitude. well british conservative m.e.p. diva says it's the political elite that wants to maintain the european union what ordinary people have no use for is. tried to create a country where the people who are creating the country for have no more particular desire to have a country called europe created so the elites want a country called europe created and their steamy on ahead with it but the people
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not caring the people and one day they'll be such a trainwreck. over this whole issue and when you stating that what you mean it will stop functioning and then there will be a slow realisation but it's not working. i don't really start working in a crisis comms like we had recently the financial crisis we saw there was no european response it was a german believe the greeks or somebody else coming in to bailout tomatillos but it was not an e.u. . and now we are told it's the chinese coming to bail out the greeks and save the euro zone where europe in all of this. and you can watch the whole interview with nobody in just fifteen minutes from now here on r.t. i'll just remind you there's plenty more stories to be discovered on our website
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that's online all the time solti dot com here's a quick taste of what you can find online right now could the u.s. be about to see a comeback sarah pailin may have lost out in a bid to be vice president but is she now setting our sights on the top job in twenty two hours. and telling tales in a bid to improve moscow's shocking gridlock officials want drivers to text them for a reward when the bad habits of other car users driving them around the bend those stories online. tackling terrorism and extremism of the main issues on the plate for the members of the shanghai cooperation organization they've come together in the capital for the ceo's annual summit the group unites russia china and four central asian nations representing over one and a half billion people iran india pakistan among goda are the associate members russia's prime minister vladimir putin came to the show to discuss ways to smooth
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economic relations and keep the massive borders of its members secure participants in the summit also focused on developing agricultural trade and humanitarian cooperation as well as fighting the consequences of the global financial crisis we are seeing is not a military alliance but its top priority is the regional security of its member states. well now let's check out some other news making headlines around the world at this stage a south korean minister has resigned in the aftermath of a firefight with north korea on tuesday two south koreans killed journey exchange of fire have been returned to the mainland china has publicly called for calm from both sides while the u.s. condemned the actions sending an aircraft carrier to the region tensions are still high on the peninsula with seoul beefing up its defenses in pyongyang threatening to retaliate against any provocation. at least twenty three people have been killed in five days of clashes between gang members and brazilian police in rio de
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janeiro thousands of officers backed by military tanks and helicopters have been dispatched to deal with gunmen who have been robbing motorists and burning cars since sunday officials say drug traffickers are fighting back against police operations and tackling violence and city slums authorities in the country are trying to improve security in the lead up to the twenty fourteen world cup. to cambodia now where the country's held a national day of mourning on thursday for the more than three hundred fifty victims killed in a stampede in the capital government officials were among those who lined up to offer flowers and incense sticks remember the day the tragedy happened on monday as crowds gathered on the bridge to celebrate the end of the annual water festival a mass panic on the bridge began to sway and many were crushed suffocated. iraq's president jalal talabani has given the country's prime minister the green light to form a new government official request will pave the way to end an eight month deadlock following inconclusive march elections which led to a power vacuum and an upsurge in sectarian violence a minister nuri al maliki now has the task of forming
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a cabinet within the next thirty days that is expected to include all iraq's rival factions. when everyone from politicians to celebrities have been giving their two cents worth over a new airport security measures in the u.s. some thinks that so-called naked scanners and pat downs infringe personal space part and the lead up to america's busiest holiday parties did you find out whether everyone is opposed to the tighter checks. here's another case of outrage over t.s.a. pat downs the fury over the pat downs not exactly dying down it's the t.s.a. versus t.n.a. skaters are turning the tables now men can be judged by their package according to the media the american people don't appreciate being scanned or patted down their test might just want to hear us since nine eleven air travel in the united states has undergone quite the security changes on last year's christmas day bomber didn't help matters much either because americans usually fear for their safety and
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welcome heightened security measures when it comes to nudity or even being patted down many folks don't seem to be too aroused i think it would discourage me from flying even more so really before this is too invasive it just appears to be too invasive but most people didn't share that sentiment if you believe the time i didn't get the scanner fine and i walked through and that was it i mean there was no scanning there was no pat down there was nothing you have to go through a scanner i didn't disappoint as the afford to buy one of those just such a big drama about it for nothing the drama as collated with a loosely organized internet boycott national opt out day for those bashful of their lady or man parts they could choose a pat down instead of a scanner the story became media frenzy as far as creating a frenzy at the airport not so much it is inconvenient it is uncomfortable but when you go to the doctor and he examines you they put their hand all over the place and
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you don't like it. but you put up with putting up with or even enjoying it does it matter who's patting you down i rather have a choice between a male or female who would you choose a female so you'd like to be patted down as long as it's a female yes while others actually opted for the scanner i'd much rather be scanned and patted down and read as my feelings about their touching or looking even our favorite celebrity is don't see the big deal it's not the way that i would like to live but if it's going to keep me from getting blown out of the sky you can check anything you want and if you feel something you like i'll squeeze a one of my want to. but to some americans it's no laughing matter it's difficult that we live in a society where we are so afraid of what's going to happen that we have to have these invasive search for seizures i think it shows a real weakness in our foreign policy and wherever there is frustration with the government or media hysteria there's money to be made
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a case in point fig leaf underwear brought to you by a las vegas businessman who says this strategically placed leaf along with some powdered metal will ease the embarrassment when having to go through the scanners would you have a rock rock underwear. personally i think it's a little out of proportion and. not a fan of figleaves not another fan of figleaves hiding private parts to protect privacy rights that most of these travelers could care less about due to go soft ski r.t. washington d.c. about that headline short for you in the meantime is talk to you on the business news in just a moment stay with us. hungry for the full story we've got it for. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. in
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mosco she's available in hotels corsten. toto keep a promise it is cold as photo east west. no but. rather some s.a.'s sloviansk on. historical hotels of a culture in the city. called smalls. as a good up until the stroke or less to tropicana her toe. hello welcome to our business program. russia's leading travel company interest and europe's second largest tour operator thomas cook have announced a new joint venture r t correspondent medina coach neveh has the details of the steel. one of the global tourist company thomas cook assigned a deal to form a joint venture with a one of the russia's biggest tour operator interests as we were told today after
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the press conferences by company's representatives thomas cook will oh fifty point one percent of the future form company however is the company do have some kind of a very clear strategy for the nearest future how to acquire the remaining shares thomas cook told us today that they paid forty five million dollars for thirty point one shares but i do hope in the nearest future maximum till twenty thirty to acquire the rest of this year as we were told today of by the general director of thomas cook at the been chasing for this deal for the last three years and it was a fantastic deal for this company to fall going to as you do through to borrow the whole of us oceans one hundred percent of the problem. in those intervening for. shareholders more to continue to grow the business to grow. but to grow in the us
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in terms of time however the future of form to companies still hasn't hasn't got its own name they might work under the brand of interest all my in the future work out their own brand meanwhile of the role of interest to give some sort of a market knowledge and brand recognition for thomas cook as interest has quite a strong brand recognition within the russian tourists a market meanwhile the russian tourists market is growing quite tremendously and some analysts see a prospective for some significant growth in the nearest future however there are some challenges like a lack of proper infrastructure and the services that many russian to operators south facing and trying to overcome. the u.s. markets are of course closed for the holidays but let's take a look at europe the footsie closed up to three quarter percent boosted by gains for the mining sector shares in xstrata gained over two percent newspaper publisher
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daily mail and general trust dropped two point four percent after reporting its annual results thomas cook group rose over one point five percent after agreeing to that joint venture in russia. and here in russia both the r.t.s. and my sex closed up on the day of closing boosted by energy majors most of the blue chips gained with gazprom in the oil cynical just under two percent on the r.t.s. bucking the trend the t.v. lost more than a half percent on the my sex despite upgrading its profit forecast. and europe's markets may have gained on thursday but that fear about debt is still dominating sentiment ireland now looks set to receive a bailout package after it announced the harshest austerity budget in its history the big concern is that this will not be the end of it and that portugal and spain will need help i spoke earlier to angus campbell head of sales at london capital group who says there are reasons to believe the contagion will spread. we've seen
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just a few things that really have started to shift the balance now and the first was yesterday when the spanish ten year government bond yield. five percent in the cost has been a sort of point of no return. for greece we saw it for ireland and it's happening to spain spain is one of the biggest economies in europe so that's a serious concern would you say the crisis is increasing the attractiveness of emerging markets while emerging markets have been attractive for some time now and of course they are very much the driving force behind global growth but certainly western investors are looking more to the bric countries as they've been classified in brazil is certainly a very popular emerging market amongst western investors russia not so much interesting me but there's a lot of talk now that you know russia is getting
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a little bit of attention even seen a relatively undervalued market when you compare it to the likes of brazil which has been so so this should shift the focus but of course there are already has been a great deal of focus on the emerging markets already. and russia has added the canadian dollar to its international reserves to diversify of them and reduce risks posed by the us dollar before the change the reserve complies forty seven percent us dollars forty one percent heroes ten percent british pound two percent japanese yen and a small amount in swiss francs the deputy chairman of the central bank says the initial holding in canadian dollars is small but russia may increase it within a few months the international reserve currently totals four hundred ninety billion u.s. dollars. and that's all the update we have for you at the moment but will be back in less than one hour so be sure to stay with us meanwhile you can always log on to our web site for more stories that's archie dot com slash business.
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with us this is. the russian capital here twenty four hours a day top stories now in russia. stepping up efforts to help nato struggling campaign the russian foreign minister has also pledged to keep up the past against drugs during talks with his afghan counterpart here in moscow. thousands of the streets of georgia's capital tbilisi to call for political change positions also joined a rally calling for the resignation of president reagan. and its feet. after its level reached its annual national. once again taking to the streets to protest against massive austerity cuts. one piece.


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