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in some pieces but cooties available in. europe grand hotel emerald. the club school. photo in the big gold. kempinski twenty two. on. psychological pressure and the crew lack of experience of playing for the plane crash that killed the polish president as the official investigation delivers it. as the world's most notorious prison in guantanamo bay has its tenth year of protests held in the u.s.
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calling on president obama to finally deliver on his promise to shut. down an upsurge of tuberculosis in the u.k. the country is pumping huge sums to fight the white plague abroad. spread of home. hello this is a is one am here in moscow right now around the world eleven pm in zagreb three thirty am in new delhi our top story for you the immediate cause of the polish presidential plane crash last april was the crew's refusal to land in an alternative field the investigative committee has presented its final report on the accident which killed the polish leader ninety five others. reports. for the first time the last seconds are heard before polish president lech kaczynski
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his plane crash near smolensk turin on board. the crew ignored warnings from the aircraft automated system to call up and advice from air traffic controllers to land at an alternate airport plus were inexperienced flying in bad weather the interstate aviation committee highlighted what they found to be the main causes behind the tragedy in their final report there's never any earlier to make a timely decision to land at the reserve airport based on multiple recovering day sions about poor weather conditions at smolensk airport descending lower than the
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safe minimum height necessary to make a second landing attempt failure to react properly to its magic amongst those are the reasons which led to the tragic crash of the aircraft into the land and the death of those on board. the findings also claim passenger pressure on the crew to land as soon as possible played a vital role in the incident here is evidence the crew was afraid of disappointing someone if they didn't land. it's not clear whether the navigator was referring to the polish president or the commander in chief of the air force who was in the cockpit and later alcohol found in his blood poland was not satisfied with the draft report compiled by the i.a.c. which found pilot error was to blame and insists various factors at play caused the accident but aviation experts have confidence. in the findings my experience with the russian investigators has been very good they're
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a very high quality organization and i believe that it was the investigation was generally carried out in accordance with the international civil aviation organization an expert in which is the international standard for accident investigation who did russia have a turbulent history and it was hoped politics one card the investigation i think what the what the polish government wants to be able to present to the polish people is that this was not purely the fault of the polish crew and that russia take some blame for it as well i don't think this is very much to do with the facts i think it's all to do with politics the case is far from closed as the next chapter to find those accountable for the tragedy is opened. the committee concluded that no single person can be blamed for the accident but now that the final investigation report has been delivered a criminal investigation can be launched and perhaps more light shined on the crash
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that killed the polish president his wife and most of the country's political elite and he's now a r.-t. moscow. the head of the polish interior ministry is welcome to report the way for finding out the full truth about the tragedy. that we are glad that this report exists this is a step has brought us closer to the next stage finding out the circumstances that led to the tragedy that's brief comment there from the head of the polish interior ministry on the final report into the small and plane crash. the most notorious prison of the twenty first century the guantanamo bay detention center run by the u.s. and cuba has entered its tenth year it still holding elmer inmates despite president obama's election promise to close it the prisons become synonymous with human rights abuse and there's r.t.g. whuffie this report cuba is far from happy and loving america's dirty work carried
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out on its soil. it's a place forever immortalized by images of torture known by its abbreviation get america's notorious detention facility in guantanamo bay cuba has been the source of world condemnation where abuse lack of legal recourse and indefinite detention is the norm it's also been the subject of decades of strife with cuban authorities who argue the forty five square mile military base violates cuban sovereignty and amounts to a military occupation the agreement under which the u.s. has a piece on cuban soil the kuantan a more military piece. from earlier earliest years of the twentieth century the plot amendment was imposed following the u.s. occupation of. after the spanish-american war in one thousand nine hundred three was extracted from the dense human government under under threat under dress and
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in clear contravention of international laws like the vienna convention the us government threatened to continue its occupation of cuba unless cuban authorities agreed to lease the land for america's military base indefinitely or for as long as it paid the cubans its yearly runs after the cuban revolution swept the island nation one nine hundred sixty its revolutionary leader fidel castro cashed only one check and he insists it was an accident no checks have been cashed tents in protest no such she would never be signed today knows the treaty signed today will never be internationally recognized the united states. will hunt down. and punish those responsible after nine eleven the bush administration swiftly turned its military base into a detention facility declassified documents show the u.s. government used cuban soil to evade national and international law to interrogate
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terror suspects a strategy journalist pepe escobar argues is convenience you can ship to cuba and never bring them to the u.s. mainland and they are going to live there for ever in a state of legal limbo most of the remaining one hundred seventy three prisoners at guantanamo bay have been detained there since the facility opens nine years ago awaiting trial. president obama recently signed away his right to bring detainees to u.s. soil making it unlikely that any of them will see a trial or freedom any time soon some argue the u.s. violates cuba sovereignty for this reason because this is the only latin american country for the past over this past fifty years has said you know then you straight to the. of the american government or as they would say the american empire a country cubans believe should give rates to its detainees and give back the land
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that's right fully there is jan have to start t. washington d.c. . author of the worthington who brought to light the personal stories of some detainees says graham tunnelers sole aim was to hold people indefinitely while flying below the human rights. it was set up outside the law it was placed on a moat deliberately so that it was beyond the reach of the u.s. courts beyond the reach of lawyers so they could do what they wanted with these people the whole point of setting it up by the bush administration was to create a new category of human being in detention who had no rights whatsoever the only traditional and accepted way of holding people as prisoners is either that their criminal suspects and you're going to put them forward for trial or if they're captured in wartime then they're prisoners of war and they're protected by the geneva conventions well you know the bush administration decided that there was a new category of prisoners they call them enemy combatants you know what they've actually done was rounded up people in such
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a random and haphazard manner that they had so many innocent people that they had people who knew nothing about anything but they felt that they had been trained to resist interrogation by al qaeda and so they introduced a torture program they started torturing people to try to get them to give them the information that they thought they were withholding that's deeply shocking that so like the kind of mediæval which comes if you like the problem is that there's still this novel category of human being neither criminal suspects no prisoners of war held in this open ended detention which now because president obama has found it so difficult to close it is really looking like arbitrary detention arbitrary detention indefinitely and that's really not appropriate all. national news you briefly lebanese unity government collapsed after eleven the hezbollah ministers and their allies resigned from their posts they've been angered over the handling of an investigation into the assassination of former premier if we can really find
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it is widely expected to duplicate several hezbollah of the year old unity government have been plagued with tensions from the start and all but paralyzed. a couple of failures queensland is being inundated by rising waters with the most devastating p.q. to. breeze but now flooding is already swollen thirty five suburbs with muddy torrents sweeping meters high through the city center thousands of residents have been forced to leave their homes and relocate to evacuation centers at least twenty two people have died so far more than forty is still missing this morning in australia's worst flooding in a century. haiti is mark the first anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated the country over two hundred thousand people lost their lives and over the million are still homeless today the country's president led the ceremony which was held the site of a mass grave former u.s. president bill clinton attended the commemorations and to the reconstruction efforts a large part of which he's personally overseeing. that is haiti's struggles to
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recover from a disastrous quake much of the aid promised to the poverty stricken nation never materialized in about twenty minutes this morning paid to live in his guest discuss who's to blame for the situation one year on. the problem the real problem is that we have a system where the united states in the international financial institutions have decided what is development for haiti and they're using right now what we call this. interim haiti reconstruction commission to bring force policies they haven't been able to do for a long time right now this interim reconstruction commission has basically taken all over i want to focus here on what. i am not. very well what really is why are you here and he needed someone trees have room as an ideological problem because he is problem are not ideological going to swallow is
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a failure you should tell now usually of the actual world where you have sure you mean how there should always be a why you need to tell them to call in here we. want. a rescue operation to free their final ship stranded in ice of russia's far east coast might take another few days we're hearing tonight to ice breakers are making a second attempt to tow the canning factory ship to safety experts say deteriorating weather conditions by the rescue efforts now the three hundred people who remain trapped on board are said to have adequate supplies of food and water still the rescue operation so far freed two other vessels three russian ships became trapped in the sea of cortes almost two weeks ago. tuberculosis is known as the disease of poverty and dirt it was widespread in europe in the nineteenth century but in the united kingdom it's on the rise again now as the country's been
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named europe's capital and while the u.k. is one of the world's major aid providers to fight the disease abroad there are now fears it won't be able to tackle it at home. reports. it's a fatal illness most common in the victorian era as a result of badly ventilated damp living conditions but tuberculosis is alive and kicking in twenty first century london a recent study shows tb has hit a thirty year high in the u.k. with more than nine thousand cases diagnosed annually the reasons for this increase is largely due to the number of people who arrive in the u.k. with infection tb infection who usually would have acquired the disease because of their association of having lived in a country with a high incidence of tb. and also because of travel to to those countries britain has become known as the tb capital of western europe pull some of felt from tb
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alerts which aims to draw attention to the threat of tuberculosis thinks that's a bit strong but still it is the one country in western europe where the numbers are continuing to reuters it can affect everybody but most commonly it affects people who are poor much to do with arab spring when you. close proximity of poor immune systems and so on it's a shocking indictment of the way poor people live in the u.k. particularly those who originally come from abroad but unlike in other countries where tb is a problem in the u.k. it's no longer limited to the poor or those with chaotic lifestyles stemming from drug or alcohol abuse or homelessness sharma pereira is a middle class journalist who's lived in the u.k. since childhood she was ill for five years we can tired with debilitating night sweats before doctors finally diagnose tuberculosis deep in my heart i knew
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something was wrong i stopped working i stopped doing all the things that i normally do a movie of all of energy. but i've become the sort of role of the tired grumpy middle aged woman. doctors aren't sure where pereira picked up the illness but say she could just have been standing next to the wrong person on london's public transport network i was so ashamed because tb to me maybe because i come from sri lanka originally was a disease of poverty and it's. not deliberate but a lack of cleanliness a lack of hygiene in iran too. to me. it was consumption it was what me. was it was what it was to do with sort of dampness it was d.h. lawrence it was not comfortable me in my nice little move west london home pereira now has to take antibiotics for six months and will then be well statistically she's much more likely to take the whole course of treatment than
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someone poverty stricken or addicted to drugs or alcohol not finishing treatment leads to drug resistant tuberculosis already on the rise in the u.k. in the late one nine hundred eighty s. the us had a similar cases of tuberculosis the way they solved that problem was by pumping vast sums of money into its ironically the u.k.'s one of the world's largest foreign aid with huge investments in fighting tb abroad but in austerity hit britain it's unclear whether the money will be available to stop the spread of the disease. it's r t. so quick look what we've got on our website our team dot com for you tonight i was probably online of course find out why at least sixty thousand asylum seekers will be left to live in the. search for the security of the country as a whole it seems very temporarily lost also behind the scenes of the big top party
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gives you a ringside seat to the spectacular circus to see one of the greatest shows on earth makes you mad. great stuff r t dot com for that. portugal's with a faint sigh of relief tonight after raising over one and a half billion dollars in its yearly bond auction but it's come at a price with investors demanding high interest rates for risking their money in the debt strain country it's been seen as a test of whether portugal will need a eurozone bailout like its struggling currency partners greece and ireland that two markers kerber spoke to us he's a political scientist from berlin university says portugal would cope much better with these problems if it wasn't an e.u. member. today portugal is totally trapped by the situation. if we if
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portugal were not in. union of the country would simply devaluate in order to gain some time to reorganize the economy with the current parity for all for you it is almost impossible. portugal to put the country ago on the path of growth this is the problem we cannot solve by new bailout funding portugal was probably needs a more fundamental treatment and i don't know whether this treatment can be given within the eurozone will stay with the story pretty sure and p. david campbell balance warning countries who are embracing the euro that they're boarding a sinking ship he talks to r.t. next.
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thanks very much for talking to you now do you compare the european union to the former yugoslavia where do you think the similarities. i think what it's about is actually trying to force a very different countries together very different economies together under one state to state effectively the united states of europe with quite an element the soviet union to it i am a member of the european parliament but i think european parliament is not a true parliament is a bit like a supreme soviet or as bad as the former soviet union but there are elements all of
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this so there are all parallels with yugoslavia i'm afraid but it is extremely dangerous as we've seen with the euro to force such divergent nations together i think the tensions you create economic and political opera found the dangerous but surely you're not predicting that the will end in a pleasant concert i certainly hope not but you know i've been involved in the peace process in northern ireland i watch in government and i've seen what happens when democracy fails and i believe democracy is failing in the european union because national sensitivities are being overridden we saw it in our learned how they said no to those in treaty and then they were invited to get the right answer and they had to have another referendum and they said yes and look at the mess. does now in two thousand and ten saw europe as an economic block my difficulty let's look forward to the future what are you seeing this year in two thousand and eleven person i think the euro will collapse and soon i think it could be generally
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february it could collapse i saw the strange rate mechanism the forerunner to the euro you cannot buck the markets as mrs thatcher said about time and affectively what's the e.u. is trying to do with this massive bailout package seven hundred fifty billion euros is to try and buck the markets but you can't do that national governments never have enough money to actually out maneuver and out bid bond markets or private markets they have more money available and it's not going to work i mean spade i believe will bring down the euro some time early the new here and why is that because spain a load will need a bailout package equivalent to half the entire bailout package which already has a hole in it for oland hundred billion proximately and portugal is in trouble and greece is still in trouble so i don't think it's going to work on the course of the german constitutional court challenge as well which may well does a lousy the germans from backing any rescue package you know under their own legal
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rules many economists now doing to agree with you day they're saying that the euro won't collapse imminently and that germany has such a vested political interest in supporting it that it will keep on doing that is that the view from inside the european parliament well i mean the german has a lot of political interest in euro's a political project it was in fact i became ukip when i was sitting next to george osborne in the former german girl rings former air ministry of berlin which is now the finance ministry and it worried me there in those many years ago just before the euro was was launched because they were denying it was a political project and it's always been a political project and that is dangerous because you cannot throw billions. hundreds of billions even after a political project the markets aren't interested they see through it they will bring it down and that's what's going to happen. column is there are different views different overtones of what could happen but what i'm saying is
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a euro in its current form i believe will collapse i think you may get another euro rewrite easing but with a stronger nation such as germany possibly france belgium maybe working together a different euro for the future but i think the euro in its current form will collapse you cannot push water uphill you can't make pigs fly you know this your own really is fundamentally unsound you're trying to force very divergent economists together germany is very powerful doing very well with its eric sports greece is very weak spain is very weak it has been has one and a half million homes unsold it's in serious trouble as are and you cannot force all these countries and economies together and force them into this this euro it doesn't work and let's talk about sustaining it which of course is the newest member of the. just at the beginning of the yeah there are posters up in estonia comparing the euro to the titanic and comparing staying in said titanic and what's
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going to happen to countries like that but i do worry for them i think it could be the shortest lived you know membership of the euro or wall you know i do fear the economic costs of the euro collapsing you know countries having to reinvent currencies which they will have to do that is going to be very serious and i fear for dystonia titanic is a good metaphor i think because you know a study could find it's just got the last ticket for the titanic the ship is whole below the water law of the euro it is fundamentally unsound you cannot support it through just throwing money at it it will not float you and your colleagues that you can't often talk about the collapse of the year a with a measure of but you're. is the u.k.'s biggest trading partner wouldn't it be a huge blow for british prosperity if the euro zone were to fall apart there will be a big economic cost for all the verses our banks will be here in the u.k.
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and i don't welcome that but i think politically it will liberate these countries to have their own currency is they will be able to float they'll be able to get their economies moving again and at the moment they're stuck in a free within the straitjacket we call the euro many are saying that we've only seen the beginning of protests against austerity measures on the streets of europe are you one of them or do you think it's going to fizzle out in two thousand and eleven i think it will get worse and i do fear you know you have some extreme problems in greece in spain and portugal or for very high unemployment where like in spain you're almost approaching you know one in every two young people is unemployed that is not sustainable or within a democratic society i think that it will lead to serious problems and put i think the route to solving this is get out the europe the euro have a free floating currency again and actually to be able to attract people back to
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spain in terms of holidaymakers for example because it's cheaper to go there that's a major issue and just to get the economy moving again i mean when we left the exchange rate mechanism which was the forerunner of the euro britain our economy started getting better and it got stronger and stronger ever since we left that region system that was the precursor to the euro and that's what will happen in ali and spain is the only route to these countries actually finding salvations to get out the euro david campbell bannerman thank you very much thank you. so much or is that so much to stand for you mustn't look at it but if you mark one year round catastrophic earthquake he made some really good prospects. when it's gone so wrong.


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