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the official. from the. video. of you one. time a wave of illegal immigration is threatening to drown europe as uprising is in north africa and the middle east. a lot of tell you the shores. of the world's debating a multi-billion dollar democracy package for the region hit by revolts but many argue crippling cuts mean the money is desperately needed elsewhere. and in other news ukraine's h.i.v. positive patients accuse the health ministry of banking on their illness as corruption and mismanagement mean the sick are
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a left without essential drugs. and business the shop prize in the oil dries due to the end rests in the middle east has raised fears that the global recovery might be stopped in its tracks some experts say the fear is overplayed especially since oil supplies are still moving rose from the bring you more than twenty minutes. welcome back you're watching r.t. coming to live from moscow nine am here in marina joshie now europe is facing an unprecedented wave of illegal immigration after libya's thread into alleged refugees poor into the continent the revolt across north africa and the middle east has already on leashes thousands on italian shores and as the chaos spreads through the region their numbers are only growing going off has more. they don't call them
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to do so they get into europe for nothing you see this tiny italian island in the mediterranean is located just around eighteen miles off the coast of north africa and over the past decade many refugees came here looking for a better life and while we were sent to other european countries nevertheless this place still managed to remain a peaceful isolated world populated mostly by fishermen and holiday makers but just recently the peace was disturbed after the recent revolution in tunisia in just two weeks the island became flooded with the we've often refugees many spend their entire days this wandering around tell there have already been reports of and vandalism and several have been arrested we've been talking to the locals and some of them are even afraid to come out on the streets when it's dark it takes around three days to seal from tunisia to lampedusa and these are some of the actual boats used by the refugees to get here and you can see they're not really that big so
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it's really hard to believe that sometimes up to three hundred people can cram on each one and actually not all of them even make it to be some get lost out there in the open sea and so see dozens of refugees have already died this is the center where many of the refugees are being house you can see it's like a separate town itself they're being given out food and water and clothes and the necessary medical assistance as well all on the state money the problem is it was initially designed to house just around eight hundred fifty people while it had to receive in reality much more than that and another problem is it's really hard to identify all these people and officials say that some of them could be criminals even terrorists would be easy to foreign and interior ministers finally meeting to discuss the situation a resolution is needed fast because the vile. protests continuing both in northern
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africa and in the middle east italy has already warned a new bigger wave of refugees can flood not only this tiny island but the entire continent is going off r t. italy the e.u. is discussing imposing sanctions against libya for violent suppression of opposition protests some experts believe the measure could also help stop the flow of illegal immigration even before all these. things the prospect of massive immigration has always been europe's wars tonight. in real terms it has never been substantial and we have always been below thirty thousand. possible entries every year. clearly the overthrow of the governments poses a whole different set of issues and what europe will be able to do it depends on the ability of actually cordy meeting among some of the governments the most
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affected the instruments. will appeal to the international community in the short term are very limited i mean imagine if in two months time is not overthrown i mean business cannot proceed as usual after this so something will have to be done and clearly one obvious thing to do or one immediate thing that could be done is a visa ban on the regime if the violence continues at this at this rate. would at least avoid color and prevent a corner of gadhafi from traveling europe and put up his tent in several european capitals as he has done over the past few years anything beyond there to consider seizing those assets is going to be more complicated but clearly targeted sanctions is the kind of symbolic as well as concrete answer that the international community can get if if the violence continues continues at this rate. the libyan leader has
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vowed to fight till the death and die a martyr in his homeland refusing to step down amid widespread anti-government protests in his first major speech since the end arrests began. talked of the words and traitors responsible for the uprising referring to protesters as rats could offer support to take to the streets and it's half the opposition who he claimed were bribed drugged and serving the devil to leave the interior minister has defected and joined the protesters calling on the army to follow and support the people's demands for change several leading ambassadors have also quit in protest over the use of force on civilians demanding the end of the office decades long rule the country's leader reportedly ordered the army to use airstrikes against demonstrators something he denies several hundreds have been killed and over four thousand injured in the first week of violence mania the bloodiest of all the arab revolts. meanwhile in the emmen two anti-government protesters have been killed and
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dozens injured after supporters of the country's president opened fire outside a university in the capital sana'a tens of thousands have rallied across the country for two weeks now demanding the resignation of ali abdullah saleh the president who has been in power for over thirty years has refused to leave office saying he will step down only after national elections in two thousand and thirteen . the u.n. haskin damn the libyan leader over his crackdown on protesters in the cold for an end to the bloodshed u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton later described the violence s. completely unacceptable archies garnished account has more from washington. the situation in libya has been critical for more than a week now the protests there turn out to be a lot more violent than they were in egypt or anywhere else in the region but washington's we action as analysts point out has been as slow and cautious as ever only this tuesday did secretary of state hillary clinton come out to the press and
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call for leave you to stop the bloodshed she also called for leaders in bahrain and yemen to show restraint when handling the protests what analysts point out despite the cautious words of concern expressed by the u.s. administration there is no more of that democracy celebration that we saw over a week ago when obama delivered all those passionate speeches on people of just making their voices heard and embracing democracy with think it analysts say it was easier and safer for the u.s. to root for democracy and support the people because there is the army there which is very powerful and is largely supported and financed by the united states and is now in control of egypt but in other countries in libya for example the u.s. doesn't have the same leverage libya has the richest poor boy reserves in africa it is the twelve largest oil exporter in the world experts say it is very hard to predict who will take power if gadhafi is ousted washington's biggest fear is that those uprisings in the region could bring about leaders who will be hostile to the
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united states market off he never was their favorite leader that's for sure but seven years ago he agreed to open up to leave all or oil riches to the west and let them invest in oil production so they kind of left him alone but now with protests spreading like wildfire is across the region the u.s. seems to have little control over what's going to happen next there so for the u.s. is very sensitive about bahrain they have their fleet there to all the swears come out a major oil shipping lane and keep an eye on iran and they have good relations with the king of bahrain and all that political unrest could really undermine the u.s. presence in the gulf so they're very cautious calling for democracy there or even yemen for that matter where. antigovernment protests are also going on the u.s. sponsors the yemeni government in exchange for their food cooperation the chasing down terrorist suspects experts say the unrest there is very dangerous for the united states as well the stark there for the sing rhetoric that we've seen here in washington many analysts say for the u.s.
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it's not really about supporting democracy in those countries it's about securing their interests. now more on the global impact of the unrest in the middle east and north africa coming your way shortly here in r.t. before that let's take a look at what's ahead this hour accusations of states negligence positive trends in ukraine are pointing the finger at the government as they suffer from a shortage of vital medication. western nations are debating multi-billion dollar aid deals for what's seen as democratic and economic transformation in north africa and the middle east but while politicians in europe and the u.s. say the west should show the region the tangible fruits of freedom man i believe the timing couldn't be worse laura i am explains. i in the battle for hearts and minds in the middle east a new front has opened up influential voices from the heart of europe to washington are urging western politicians to take advantage of unrest by pumping involves sums
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of money in aid to show the newly liberated people of the region that democracy does carry rewards but it's cash that many europeans don't feel they have regular service or don't we will give it a broader meaning those search i think we should be close to. the political i mean obviously they did serve someone they start helping to democracy but we need to be the classical ruling stars that's crazy should probably try to look after us but on a whole first before you try to make and try and sort themselves out leading at this moment our country is going through these big cuts and that money i think could be used for foreign but it's the aid package being proposed by e.u. and us leaders is potentially the biggest since the end of the second world war it's being dubbed the new marshall plan after the money that america gave to europe
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after the war to help rebuild a decimated economy and create jobs but robert oulds from the british group says we should be concentrating on trade not eight countries such as egypt and tunisia and other countries developing nations are hurt their agricultural policies are damaged as a result of the european union's policies we need to have trade policies which stop hurting the third world would stop hurting developing nations and that that would be the better way of securing a long term process by oversea for countries that are these emerging democracies instead of europe in the u.s. are talking about handing a the billions of dollars to the middle eastern mediterranean to countries torn apart by revolution and unrest and despite the opposition in the u.k. . there also you saw him he believe it's the duty of developed countries to help those in trouble with lucky to have a democracy. democracy throughout the world i think the middle east needs are how
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it's going to. question transition that's the moment. to despise our problems are told we can't just close up we have to look at the world this place we live it but it may not be as simple as that unlike europe after the second world war egypt and tunisia our own tool toward developing economies going through revolution and it's very unclear at this point who is going to end up in charge and who would take receipt of any aid package the government's made extensive attempts to build relations build up regimes which now being destroyed by religions whether we're looking at military over the years to egypt so what we're looking out it's a big deal to tony blair was shaking hands on just a few years ago in libya with gadhafi so we need to be really careful particularly when we don't know what the final road for the final government things there is will be we don't wind up with resources we have in the wrong hands so if the muslim
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brotherhood takes over in egypt do we want them to be taking over with institutions which we've built up with western taxpayers money westminster has been the scene of ugly demonstrations against government proposals to cut funds to some of the u.k.'s most vital services while some undoubtedly believe it would be a sad day when western countries refused access to help build democracy others say it's the wrong help potentially going to the wrong people at the wrong target for a cash strapped to europe your average forty. michael t. choir a professor of peace and world security studies at the u.s. hampshire college believes western countries should focus on the reasons behind the uprisings he says prices and other economic factors should have been dealt with before the problem spread further afield. i think the air of one thing the interest went before the events occurred in egypt and now in libya bahrain and elsewhere
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there were things signs and my mind the big thing to sign is the rising price fall price fall now as highest was even higher then it wasn't and they went to head on friday it's around the world in dozens of countries and that's the situation you have today and i believe the situation can only get worse because indications of drought in many parts of the world in china and elsewhere and that makes people very angry well in the case of libya it's too late because the government has used force to kill their own citizens once you do that you've crossed the threshold and there's no going back in the case of egypt when the military announced they weren't going to fire on the protesters that open the way to a peaceful transition which we have so far seen in egypt i think that's the crucial
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factor is oh boy being conflict also transparency opening up the government to scrutiny where the money is is is very crucial the fact is that the problems in tunisia and egypt are replicated in many parts of the world not only in the middle east but in europe in central asia and in other parts of the world. as a crisis in libya shows no sign of abating oil prices across the world continue to spike libya is the world's twelfth largest exporter of oil but investors fearing the anti-government uprising will disrupt global supplies as stocks fall sharply more analysis of the current situation and markets as well as the prospects for the future in our business bulletin in less than ten minutes time. britain's prime minister has come under fire for manto weapons campaigners after it emerged he took to fans firms representatives with him on his middle east tour you came out
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a factor of crowd control vehicles have apparently been filmed on the streets of libya being used against protesters all over sprague from amnesty international says britain's tough arms sales laws are being abused the vehicles that we've identified that appear to have been identified from from the youth to footage should never have been sold in the first place and it was just amnesty saying that an influential u.k. parliamentary committee was very critical of that decision back in two thousand and eight it is true to say that the u.k. that's on paper have very strong rules that it's not supposed to sell any equipment where there is a reasonable risk that they would be used to fuel comfortably wants but that's just not in this case in libya you know i mean if there was going to be from book to libya i think judgment is going wrong and i think they have agreed this is where and when they shouldn't because i think it was clear back in two thousand and eight to carry them knowing when these losses were being approved by the previous
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government actually that they were very real risks that they would fuel human rights atrocities exactly what we're seeing on our t.v. screens right now. well keep up to date on our website r t v dot com and here's a taste of what someone right now. despite a large number of deadly shootings on the u.s. . become the next state to allow the university campuses as a majority of lawmakers supported the bill. and of russia celebrates man's day a new survey suggests almost a third of women in the country would rather swap sex and find out why take a look at all of our best videos and argue.
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hundreds of thousands of people living with a child of the are fighting for their lives in ukraine as a government stands accused of delaying the supply of vital drugs i mean of state corruption patients have been forced to jeopardize their health in a bid to stay alive. he has the story. ever since you and the learned she was a child be positive her life has been a nightmare and the last few months have made matters even worse a local aid center which had been providing iliana with medication told her that they no longer had even a logical serum for her three year old son dre also infected with a deadly virus. they told me that i have to give my pills adult one to two hundred
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and that i have to split each peel into three how can i split it into exactly three parts and how do i know if he is good it will accept these pills late last year several ukrainian regents reported a shortage of immune strengthening drugs used by hiv positive patients experts point the finger at the country's health ministry more than that of official say this happened because the bidding for the purchase of drugs happened too late not in the summer but in the winter they received funding too late this whole system of buying drugs by tender is corrupt through and through. following this delay in supplies some hiv patients have had to alter their treatment and find alternative medication doctors say they had no choice but such changes can pose a grave danger to graze health ministry reports of at least one hundred thousand h.r.t. for the people in the country however experts say this number is diminished and the real amount of the infected may go to three hundred and fifty thousand people.
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official say for the present the supply crisis has been dealt with siddique is a bit it could make for now all regions have received the required medication the only drugs which are still on their way to children spells it when to stand there will be delivered within a few days but doctors say within six months the hiv positive may feel the damaging effects of the recent halt in supplies and roundabout that sign they are expecting another shortage of anti-viral. you know who she and her son will be able to make it through all of this once more. see reporting from key of. ukraine. well it's not take a look at some other stories from around the world and rescue crews in the new zealand city of christchurch are continuing frantic efforts to pull survivors from buildings following a devastating earthquake on tuesday that killed seventy five people dozens were
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rescued from collapsed buildings overnight but there are grave concerns for a further three hundred or still missing the disastrous tremors struck at lunchtime with falling structures raining debris down on the city's busy streets. to iranian warships have passed through the suez canal for the first time in more than three decades the vessels are on route to the mediterranean sea for a training mission with syria though iran a state of there is no military equipment or nuclear materials on board the ships the prime minister of israel who considers both countries hostile denounce the move as a provocation. tyrants have killed four americans taken captive aboard their yacht off the coast of amman the victim's husband and wife and their two friends were attempting to sail around the world u.s. military forces trailing the vessel were attempting to negotiate with the hijackers stormed the yacht in response to sounds of gunfire and killed two pirates while
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securing the boat three of the hostages were found dead at a fourth died later from her warns. train services to peruse historic march a picture ruins have resumed following a closure due to flooding from rail line runs along the river that have risen following twenty days of heavy rain many people got stranded on their way to the popular attraction last year in early february flooding near the site kept it closed to tourists for two months. experts sound the alarm that scientific study is suffering find out why objectivity is being brought into question later on r.t.e. . the stress is nutritious and this is products on the price healthy eating. meat to test these toxicity allergenicity immune response lower nutrition and for environmental contamination don't you feel like
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a lab rat some consider the experiment each human treatment i believe significant differences between the g.m. felt that they both had their own g.m. . but they weren't treated so well themselves one question means one career you ask one question you could be answered and you might or might not be able to publish it but that's the end of your career. i want your special report around ten minutes time here r.t. before that will take a look at what's happening in business with. hello
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and a very warm welcome to the business update the shop rise in the oil prices due to then rest in the middle east has raised fears the global recovery might be stopped in its tracks economists argue the high energy costs will drag on the fragile economy is still struggling to her mortgage from the financial crisis but by dimitroff sion from a creative believes the fears are being overplayed especially since oil supplies are still moving relatively freely. we need to take into account. global economic developments considerable time so assuming that the situation in the middle east doesn't just go away further significantly we should rather concede there is like a short term problem i should emphasize that so far recovered seen any. minor disruptions to all supplies major markets including europe. because problems
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in egypt. while shipments through the suez canal are unaffected what we currently see in libya while and. actually hasn't produced any material impact on crude supply. and surgeon oil prices definitely good news for russian energy shares oil and gas stocks have had the best of the week here in russia they have benefited not just from the rising oil price but also from speculation in the media that upcoming tax reforms could see them operating under a more favorable regime there's a secular theme in russia of tax reform which seems to be finding support even in this difficult environment. of the market sell off and we think that all the names that are exposed to the good exports such as you have to. look well be out the farmers in the market towards the end of the week. the exploration deal
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signed between brosnan after b.p. has raised the possibility of tapping into russia's arctic energy resources but even if the difficulty surrounding that deal can be overcome there still remains the challenge of extracting the oil and gas from the frozen region their president of russia union for logos groups believes trolling will only become economically viable when the oil price hits one hundred fifty dollars per barrel. yeah it's very expensive to develop the arctic show i'm not saying we shouldn't develop this area but we still don't have enough experience to deal with it i believe we should stop the development when the price of oil reaches one hundred fifty dollars per barrel and beyond for example to drill one metre of the arctic shelf can cost up to one million rubles so we should calculate accordingly. but have a look at how the market's up there and this hour here in russia it's
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a national holiday so well being no trading but the rest of the world is going to work starting with asia here in the stock market edging down by wall street shop losses on tuesday and the continued political turmoil in libya japan's nikkei is losing just under one percent this hour hindsight is down under half a percent. and russian railways' the biggest corporate issue of rebel born say is turning to the sterling market for the first time to access new investors as the country increases spending before the soccer world cup the company which sold one point five billion dollars bond in the us currency last year upon us one billion dollars of domestic debt to raise at least one billion pounds this year russia which won the right to hold the world cup in twenty eighteen needs to spend as much as one hundred.


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