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a domino effect in the middle east as unrest in egypt resonates across the region. demonstrators take to the streets of yemen and while the u.s. struggles to ensure its interests are. also the promises of a new beginning a made us russia's foreign minister meets his british counterpart to try to put their past behind them and work on common interests. practical steps towards improving a rocky relationship and what's awards developing a stronger partnership i'm here in london to bring you more. russian security is
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back in the spotlight after fresh violence leaves five people dead in the country's troubled northern caucasus region. plus they're looking for a better future but are accused of ruining other people's lives in the process the debate over multiculturalism heats up as more migrants seek refuge in europe. live from our studios here in central moscow this is r.t. with twenty four hours a day the revolution in egypt has sparked an avalanche of anti-government protests across the middle east it's a strategically vital region for the u.s. which is now trying to balance its approach to the demonstrations while pushing its own agenda we cannot cross live to israel to get the latest from our middle east correspondent paula see no callers just days after the uprising in egypt overturning president hosni mubarak and there's no rest for the leaders of
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neighboring countries now is there. well there certainly is no rest for leaders of neighboring countries we witnessing almost a domino effect across the middle east in yemen for the foot consecutive day violence broke out between pro and anti-government demonstrators it happened a number of cities a number of people were injured and analysts have gone so far as to say that the next few weeks are critical for president abdullah abdullah saleh who has been in power for more than thirty years we witnessed also in plain two protesters killed by the violence happened in a funeral procession that was marking the death of one protester yesterday monday and here to the violence is almost unabated between pro and anti government demonstrators the problem of wayne is that you have a seventy percent majority that is shiite and you have a small sunni monarchy and that is what the confrontation is over we witnessing violence or of iran today members of parliament called for the execution of two
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leaders of the opposition parties they've charged them with all castrating these n.t. government demonstrations on monday there were protests across iran tens of thousands of people taking to the streets there and the iranian revolutionary guard used battens and tear gas injuring a number of people and killing one person not each of two has not seen an end to the upheaval there the parliament has been disbanded the constitution is frozen while the army that is in control says it is reworking a new constitution the strikes in egypt are continuing and the army insistently calling for calm sir can you update us on the reaction to all these events from the united states and indeed from israel where you are which of course is right in the middle of the region what's the latest from. what a lot of concern from the united states and israel and other people watching the
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developments here in the middle east the united states does not have a stronghold in the. and that is why we've seen harsh words from the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton she called the reigning regime hypocritical she said that on the one hand president mahmoud othman energetic head ready behind the protesters on the streets but not when his witnessing it in his own country he's used hosh violence against them this is a big concern for the united states morse to do with iran and at the same time it's very nervous that as a watches events in egypt would support it presumably for thirty years it now has to define its role there and also send out a message to other regimes in the region that it has bet that it will not leave them in the dock as it did many say in terms of mubarak not israel is very cautious about what is happening but israel is in a in a difficult position because on the one hand it says it supports democracy and as such israelis support of people going to the streets of egypt but on the other hand they also support it will buy it because for the israelis egyptian israeli peace
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accord that has been in place in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine was something that they could rely on they were no longer tied rely on that they were also no longer can rely on a new regime coming into egypt that would support an israeli attack on iran if such an attack was going to happen and we have heard in the israeli press a lot of concerns about whether or not israel can indeed if it plans to carry out such an attack carry out such an attack without issuances from egypt that it will not get involved at the same time the army in egypt has promised that it would end here to all international agreements so between from the israeli leadership that at least for the immediate future it's not concerned but it certainly is concerned more long term that they could be some time to be rainy and state some kind of islamic republic much now much closer on those borders than is iraq paula thanks very much indeed for about lloyd from tel aviv our correspondent there paula samir well middle east expert says the u.s. is prepared to support any force in the region be it a dictator or
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a democratic movement in order to safeguard its own agenda. the united states have been developing a global policy throughout the last decades global policy in which it came into support most of the authoritative governments that you can see actually let's say on the broad middle eastern scene the americans consider that defending their own interests in the region can't come without making it as if they were really supporting the democratic processes that are prevailing in the region and that is why you could see as an example that in the beginning when you had the riots in egypt they didn't really support the public opinion became much more with the opposition that was to what hosni mubarak wanted but when they consider when they noticed that they couldn't do anything against the river revolt and the revolution that was taking place then they decided to compose with the public opinion to see
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him to tell them that it was in favor of the vote project process but i think that anyway whether united states i want willing to do is contact or is defending their own interests and that is why they try to anticipate things and they try to make as if they were the best friends of the public opinions that are present in the ground middle east expert because they're. on the news now the visit of russia's foreign minister to london the scene of promise of stronger future cooperation with the u.k. it's the first high level visit since ties deteriorated following the death of former federal security service agent alexander litvinenko in london in two thousand and six the british foreign secretary said disagreements between moscow and london should not stop them from working together artie's has more now from london. we have seen a series of meetings today which have really focused on the positive points in what has become a rocky relationship between russia and the u.k.
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and because of that a lot of what was talked about were economic ties and trade ties or trade russian the u.k. around seventeen billion dollars and russia is one of the u.k.'s most important trading partners foreign minister lavrov outlined six priorities for improving the trade relationship he talked about finance he talked about working together in the nanotech sector energy efficiency of course one of these big projects coming up for us here is the in impacts so cooperating on olympic infrastructure strengthening the small and medium business in russia and also improving the business environment in general they also talked a bit about modernizing communication links between london and moscow this is obviously a lover off first visit to london in this particular official capacity let's hear what he said about the communication ties that they're looking at him. it's my first visit to london an invitation of the government for the new quality of the
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relations based on partnership interest economic cooperation between our countries on the strategic b.p. rosneft the later example with the agreement on establishing a direct line between the british prime minister and the kremlin it's an important new elements of our communications that's meant to take you to a more to live. and taking that relationship to a more high tech level really symptomatic of how important russia and the u.k. are as partners together talked about how important u.k. was as its partner in it with and with the e.u. and also the partnership that it has in dialogue with nato and on improving european security and william hague the british foreign secretary also underlined the importance of that relationship let's hear him. countries continue to see a patient steady improvement in relations it will take time giant leaps
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it is a very measured steps this welcome visit is an important the steady improvement in relations which we initiated on our side when the coalition government came into office. working relationship bilateral issues and on global issues it is undoubtedly on an improving trend but it does seem that in the past every attempt has been made to put this relationship back on track has been deemed railed in some way latest example of that is new car doing the guardian correspondent who was refused entry to russia this month there was something wrong with his accreditation and that's why he wasn't allowed back into the country but of course that's not the only thing we're really this relationship was the merger of alexander litvinenko in london in two thousand and six and the british law enforcement main suspect is under a new gulf war who is now a do or deputy and it's against russia's constitution to extradite him that's something that the british have been calling for for some time now but it hasn't
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happened also there are forty people around about living here in the u.k. who are wanted for crimes in russia and so far refusal to extradite them as well the most notable. bodies but it's all ski the russian tycoon and also. the former chechen leader and alongside the bilateral relationship that these two countries have and are trying to improve there's obviously that cooperation on the international stage and in terms of that they have issued a joint statement on afghanistan which talks about transfer of power in afghanistan also talked about troop withdrawal set atop assessing a sort of loose timetable for that and also the fight against the production of drugs in afghanistan which is a huge problem with russia in terms of transport. now they also talked about iran and the new. parrish and nuclear issues russia has been an important negotiating with iran in terms of its nuclear program. said that rather than introducing the
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sanctions iran should join the nonproliferation treaty and try to become part of the i.a.e.a. that will convince the world that iran has no hostile nuclear ambitions that it does indeed once in the program meet the domestic us on tuesday then reporting on the low visit of russian foreign minister lavrov to london russia is taking new measures and it's fun to get terrorism in the special operation five militants were killed in the northern caucasus region three policemen died and three were injured in the ensuing gun battle for his country as are of this report. a number of terrorists were surrounded by a local law enforcement a gun battle ensued in which five militants were killed one is supposedly on the run and is being sought after as we speak in the gun battle and this of course is just the latest installment in the on go wing battle against terrorism in russia
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specifically in the volatile caucasus region one of the a suicide blast that was a detonated in a village in the republic of the guest on that was a car that was detonated by a suicide bomber he himself was in the car of course and died on location another suicide bomb that also took place in that same village in the guest on a woman who walked up to a military outpost and detonated a suicide belt with a bomb of course killing herself killing one. security officer and injuring many others russian authorities with difficulty the russian president dmitry medvedev has ordered security forces to be stepped up a lot not just a notch on all major transport hubs in russia that's of course including airports train stations metro stations the investigation into moscow's airport bombing is
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still ongoing but we do know that authorities have now managed to confirm the identity of the suicide bomber and facts are coming out as soon as the identity of the suicide bomber was established the authorities of course are now gathering more and more information not only about the man himself but also about all of his accomplices who helped him put together the detonating device who actually made and made sure that he got to the airport that he detonated that device everyone and anyone of course who came into contact with the so side is now under even further scrutiny from the security forces the president ordering heavier police presence. and a lot more devices such as metal detectors to be implemented on train stations for control to be doubled at airports and that of course is being implemented as we speak the full of effect of those measures is of course yet to take place as it is quite a serious amount of work for the security forces. there was artie's correspondent
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katrina czar of a reporting on russia's fight against terrorism the controversial debate over multiculturalism in europe has now taken a new twist as more migrants flee their troubled countries in search of stability and security europe is giving them the cold shoulder more than five thousand arrived in italy in this past week and its interior minister warns they could jeopardize the institutional and social structures of the continent it comes on the back of harsh criticism of multiculturalism by some western european leaders free speech activist in austria who described it as a failure has gone on trial for speaking out against religious groups charges of inciting hatred and violence were dropped she was found guilty of denigrating religious symbols there's a birth of somebody who is appealing mckay's and claims she should not be pulled prosecuted for expressing her views. looks at why some are free to speak out while others are not. a european citizen
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peacefully debating islam with a muslim is nothing unusual in a multicultural country like australia but it's a topic not always discussed in such gentle fashion i advise you not to burn the koran about your read. on what islam stands for we learn how to. know your enemy elisabeth supper to channel has been on trial in a vienna court on charges of making what is described as a hate speech against islam a left wing all strand magazine recorded and published a speech at one of her seminars lending who are in court i have nothing against people who want to practice their faith. but i would like them to do this in the privacy of their own homes your ideas she says are nothing new and when europe's political elite express them they are not prosecuted for the same views multiculturalism has failed this is nothing new and my group and i have been saying
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this for years now all of a sudden. and others come out of hiding and agree with us i don't know why but elizabeth subjects wolf opponents say she crossed the line here a speech is outraged not only the muslim community but also made. it's not a matter of free speech but i can spread hatred about large groups of society you know we have to respect individuals in our society and we have to ask them to integrate and we have to help them to integrate yet european leaders such as german chancellor angela merkel french president nicolas sarkozy and british prime minister david cameron say multiculturalism in europe isn't working there are huge muslim communities but frequently such as in all strata they leave in their own areas and feel. cicle sign of non integration business districts in vienna is known
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as a little stumble people here speak their native language they prepare their national dishes and wear the clothes which they are used to and this is exactly what hell is about subject wall found here a fellow like taking a stance against self segregation a top pick which was once taboo is now at the top of the european political agenda with multiculturalism now open to multi criticism from some of the continent's most influential political leaders we've yet to see how their views might fully enclosed debate on the ground and the future shape of the euro exceeded look at our children our team from vienna. a little later we get a glimpse into the future of a major sporting event is a taste of what's the rush of resorts sochi as the host of the twenty fourteen winter olympics puts a brand new slate to the test. but have a look at some other world news to turkey first in around two thousand kurdish
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protesters have clashed with police the demonstration marked the twelfth anniversary of the capture of a prominent kurdish rebel leader testers held ropes and far bottoms of police and twelve cities and towns in demands for the release of a donor who was sentenced to life in prison for treason these thirty demonstrators were detained. a senior official of south sudan's ruling party has accused the north of backing rebel attacks which killed some two hundred people last week the death toll is twice that of estimates most victims being civilians with children among them even sixty general called on both sides to immediately implement a cease fire agreement comes one month on from southern sudan vote to secede from the north this britisher july fourth july. italian judges given the go ahead for the trial of prime minister silvio berlusconi he's facing charges he's paid for sex with a significant number of young women including a seventeen year old girl. and used his influence to cover it up but it's going to
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strongly denied the allegations he now faces three years in prison if found guilty of pain minors for sex and from six to twelve years for abuse of power to try to show it will begin in early april and will be heard by a panel of three judges all of them women. also the world update this hour the master spacecraft stardust started bringing back the first pictures of a comet it's flown past the encounter will give scientists unique information on how these great balls of ice and rock change over time the craft is taking more than seventy high resolution images it's the first time the same comet has been examined by two different spacecraft. one of the the winter olympics in the russian resort of sochi may be years away but the city's already gearing up for the grand event training runs for the european cup of kicked off and one of the brand new slopes which will be the scene of the games in twenty eight fourteen this blood ski is there for us. the resort is situated in the cross naturally on the mountain
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range about forty kilometers away from the central part of the city and it will be connected with the olympic village near the coast by high speed rail way and highway now what we see here today is one of the first field tests of the sporting facilities before the actual games to see how they perform under live conditions even though the olympics are three years away russian and european athletes already are getting a chance to test some of this key piece now during the two thousand and eleven alpine european cup and also domestic competitions while the mountains are covered in snow now there were plenty of nerves beforehand organizers were very concerned about the weather since just a few weeks ago it was raining here in the mountains and everyone was waiting anxiously for the snow to fall and as you can see their prayers were heard and the steep mountain slopes are now in excellent condition for ski but if the weather fails to deliver enough snow there is always a plan b. in the form of recently installed snow making machines to ensure there's plenty for
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competition what we see here today is the initial stage of the l. point european man's cup the skiers are having the training day this tuesday and the main part of the competition will be held during the coming days a total of seventy four test events will be held in sochi before the two thousand and fourteen winter games twenty nine of them international competitions it's the start of serious testing of the olympic infrastructure not just the venues but also roads bridges tunnels and power lines the construction of most venues is still underway although the organizers say it's answering the final stages and it's over the most difficult initial phase the organizers among them members of the russian government sports industry pros and construction companies will use feedback from these events to fine tune preparations for the olympics themselves. just remind you can head to my website for more stories in addition to what you see home screen. a
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taste of what you find that right now i'll stay in the space two russian cosmonauts make their first simulated steps an experiment replicating a mission to the red planet. than. the star of a russian language movie and check out lucky trouble at the cinema need you more details on the website. and body and you have. to russia to help this endangered species. this is all to you live here in the russian capital with headlines in just a few moments from now a few minutes and that'll be all for the business news with dimitri that's coming
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up after a short break stay with us life here in moscow. hello and welcome to business with me israel today moscow's chances of becoming a global financial center could be hampered if the tea bag choir's bank of moscow without a tender that's according to presidential you got a coach now v.t. bank wants to buy out one hundred percent of one of russia's top five bags in the first half of this year the bank of moscow's biggest shareholder moscow city government estimates the bank to be worth around six billion dollars and decided to sell its stake in the bank in late twenty ten after the previous mayor of moscow
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lost his position some minority shareholders say the bank should be worth up to nine and a half billion dollars. british banking giant barclays is planning to sell its russian retail daughter by the end of the year the head of its russian division says the company plans to focus more on its investment business in russia barclay's bank and the russian market for the second time back in two thousand and eight but acquired russian led the expo bank for seven hundred eighty million dollars previously barclays quit russia after the default in one thousand nine hundred eight carrying a loss of around four hundred million dollars but it's numbers that show from unicredit securities believes that this move only shows that competition in the russian banking sector is looming. the competition in the rusher is intensifying. to be really successful going to bring in the rush or any kind of bank for a local bank has to have a good scale has to have
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a presence and if i'm not mistaken barclays. scaled back maybe half a year ago. it's retail business outside of moscow. bursa has agreed to buy n.y.s.e. zero next for nine point five billion dollars the long awaited deal will create the world's largest owner of equities in derivatives markets the frankfurt based boss will control sixty percent of the new corp which brings us nicely to the stock markets u.s. markets lower as retail sales in january grew only point three percent half what they said expected this is bearing worries about the pace of recovery at the world's largest economy this retail gloom and limiting gains on the european markets want it to be correct slightly down at the close banking stocks are strong with barclays in the lead up four point two percent at the close as its earnings report beat expectations and in russia yet another negative session over
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the past two weeks there's been quite a lot in the seas were losing point seven percent at the close investors are not finding reasons for growth easily enough to see the ongoing decline a buying opportunity yes more detail in some of the stocks most interesting was as it was leading up to gains six percent in the black at the close after us technology corp suggested the russian truck maker should unite with the belorussian rival mas into one company. well indeed on tuesday russia's stock markets were wobbled by the release of inflation data from china and the united kingdom. from a financial corporation explains why these figures are very important for the russian equity platforms. the first things that we should highlight for sure is the all important inflation number in china which came at four point one percent or a little bit below the consensus expectations it is
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a very important number for russia because of potential above trend inflation in china means a potential increased risk of aggressive tightening on behalf of the chinese central bank which means in turn a potential slowdown in china and a potential decrease in raw materials demand in china which is clearly negative for russia. headlines are next on our team with bill don't go away. to.
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our road stop we are going to come back. we'll have a rally we'll sell lots of beer lotion wrong wrong the faith will wear uniforms that will damage is in the black family but very little damning the wife. and they are the key to our problem our own writing.


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