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party for keep oil tells rages on in libya while some mideast experts accuse washington of steering the arab world in the direction it wants. in our business bulletin we took a look at why oil prices are continuing to grow despite the anticipation of a resumption of supplies from libya. also the british weapons could have been used to massacre rebels in libya as a new report slams the u.k. for approving millions of dollars worth of arms deals to the arab world. and launching the space legacy three cosmonauts blast off towards the international space station nearly fifty years since man first ventured to the stuff that's.
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international news live from our studios here in central moscow this is r.t. just past ten pm now in the russian capital and eight pm in libya and as the fight for control over the oil rich libyan coastline continues the u.s. is stepping back from its leading role in the operation washington will still oversee the logistics of the mission but as encourage other nato countries to increase their military contribution he's got a chance of help libya could be just the start of wider u.s. goals in the region. as waves of public rage sweep through north africa and the middle east world powers jump on that as many analysts say in an attempt to direct the waves of unrest in a way that's most favorable for them in libya forging relationship with the
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opposition so that if gadhafi goes their people there to do business with syria popular wrath gather steam some experts say western powers might see the advantages of getting involved there to. these three countries iran and syria are the main countries that will not align themselves with the magical to the global power elites or the western powers interested objectives in more power for good in the middle east as for example egypt will do or used to do with hosni mubarak and definitely kuwait saudi arabia syria is iran's closest ally in the region and the cost to support the remark in syria after income was mentions of you ran syria is obviously a strategic ally for ran in the in the region and without syria iran loses their their bridge their land bridge to lebanon and they're hit hezbollah in force and so of course hezbollah would suffer if the syrian regime was to fall and that would be stabilizing iran and weaken its power in the region which would be an obvious
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benefit to be able american forces some expert even believe that this stabilize ation is part of a threat to g. the west pursues in the region we are seeing reflect a strategy which includes armand's other points the generalized weakening of the sovereign nation states of the sovereign genes in the arab world in order to try to isolate iran leaving very few perhaps no friendly countries in the region and that will then leave iran pretty much alone at least in the arab world and will facilitate further turmoil inside iran although the u.s. secretary of state has ruled out america's involvement in syria for now the countries as secretary crafted the syrian army to quote empower and gravel lucian and follow the example of egypt's military syria. enter and iran america's list at some point they will. thank you just the way in libya many
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say iran's would be a tough car and no matter how much washington would want the regime there too far for now it's seen as a mission impossible i. sure that there are some in the u.s. who would love to attack iran and there are others who would like to take over the iranian opposition i think they know that the iranian opposition is not so fond of the united states they have a long memory in iran people remember the role of the united states in overthrowing the precursor to the shah of iran overthrowing the democratically elected government of mossad there back in one thousand fifty three so i don't think the u.s. would be welcomed and i think many in washington know that being torn apart by the war and anti-government protests gaining momentum in syria the question on everyone's mind is who might be next i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t. . the libyan rebels are to bring in shipping oil from opposition held areas of the country they plan to load
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a tanker now docked at one of the terminals they control with the e.u. being the main importer of living oil ati's daniel bushell who's in brussels explains the significance of this mission. the deal will go through qatar petroleum qatar being one of the few states due to the coalition's military intervention in libya and is a main user of libyan oil the main purchaser germany countries like france and italy are heavy users of libyan oil however there is an inboard go on trade in libya and the representative here in brussels michael mann says that only applies to help companies in other words sanctions only applied to the national mall corporation the state held the held energy company now there are concerns that this will be used as a small forms that will raise the violence in the region of course the u.n.
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security council has imposed on him go on the import of weapons and it also raises questions about the motives of the coalition raising accusations that its control of libya's stocks was the motive all along the rebels certain to get a lot of money from this oil deal less certain is who people are going to get this money of course a lot of these young men these young volunteers are in looted army uniforms on pickup trucks with virtually no experience no military training even the rebels have admitted that the al qaeda has set up bases in the east of the country trying to infiltrate the rebels and of course among the leadership over the rebels there or former key allies of gadhafi so the west really doesn't know either they're dealing with and their religion says daniel bushell there and find out how the libya deals affecting the world oil market in our business update that's coming
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your way in just ten minutes from now here on alt. well kind of gadhafi could have used british made weapons to slaughter hundreds of rebels in libya a new report by a parliamentary committee shows the u.k. sold libya almost one hundred million dollars worth of weapons since the start of two thousand and nine it's prompted criticism that it missed judged the risk of british weapons being used for internal suppression across the arab world but now let's get more reaction to this case the woman she's from the campaign against arms trade joining me live there in london well britain has tough regulations on who it can sell arms to and nobody predicted that the arab world was going to revolt and therefore not know how such weapons would be used so that's a fair argument isn't it. not really i mean the committee report very very politely said mr said that the government had misjudged the risk well that's a nice way of saying it made a curable but steak the fact is these governments in the middle east and north
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africa who are being sold weapons quite aggressively should say who are in fact undemocratic dictatorial abusive regimes i think it was pretty world no one that these weapons were likely to be used for internal repression of course no one knew when it was likely to happen but the fact is there were buying weapons such as crowd control technology cheer gas and wall and door breaching equipment which could only be used for internal repression and signs of things the coalition government's going to backtrack indeed they've already revoked one hundred fifty six arms licenses to the region but seeing what's happening now at the moment is they're not they're a case for selling weapons to groups fighting against oppressive regimes exactly what we're seeing there in libya isn't there a justifiable argument there. well we were very close to see the international arms . it does apply to both sides and we want it to stay that way i know some people
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have argued that if you sold weapons to the rebels sure even ing out things but we feel it's actually putting civilians in a far greater likelihood of this an injury the united nations resolution very explicitly arm sales right across the board and that's the way we want to stay well it's interesting. note to make that on a recent trip to the middle east the prime minister david cameron he was accompanied by representatives of leading british arms companies clearly doing some business there and yet now as of what he just said the government is cutting weapons licenses to the region what do you think though for the future as soon as stability is established throughout the arab world surely the arms trade is going to carry on in its own ways and is an important part of the economy organized organizations like yours can't stop it can. well we really welcome this report it's
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much stronger report in previous years it is an annual report of course and one of the things that for us the most essential thing this report does is our system really tough question how do you reconcile promoting arms exports with staunch support for human rights well we would say irreconcilable we want to see a continuation of an arms embargo right across the entire middle east and north africa and we'd certainly welcome the committee's report recommendation that there should be a review of all arms sales to autoroute regime which i think it's the least they can do ok bill and therefore it's a big area which regime which government you supply arms to as we said at the start nobody really knew what was going to happen in the arab world and it all happened so quickly but surely countries have a right to buy weapons for self defense. but as a surgeon you know most of these weapons that are being used in the middle east now were not sold for self defense they were sold basically for internal repression i
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mean that's that's what these weapons are used for you don't sell tear gas for external defense you don't sell crowd control technology for external defense the only thing these weapons could be used for was internal repression and the government sold these weapons not just sold them actually promoted these weapons quite aggressively through sales techniques through it with viking delegates to international arms fair in london and the founder of show. if. you do promotion british weapons in the region so it was quite ill aggressive sales and they must have known what these weapons were likely to be used for these regimes worth oratory an undemocratic piece of paper a shoes and i say that this issue has caused quite a stir in the british media the british press thank you so much for joining us and giving us your point of view on the situation thank you very much casey in there
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joining me there in london. russia wants an explanation from the un over its use of force in ivory coast which is currently gripped by civil conflict from minister sergey lavrov has questioned if it was legal for international peacekeepers to support one of the presidential claimants little screamy certainly as the un peacekeepers in supporting french forces in ivory coast have started military actions taking the side of mr ouattara carrying out air strikes on the positions held by supporters of mr gbagbo we are now looking into the legality of this situation because the peacekeepers were authorized to remain neutral nothing more we've requested an emergency briefing in the u.n. security council we will keep looking into the matter because it's the u.n. and french troops bombarded targets around the residence of incumbent president laurent gbagbo in the city of abidjan the u.n. says it's raids were carried out to protect civilians forces loyal to the internationally recognized winner of the presidential poll on sunday with
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a sense claim to have captured the palace and now negotiating the terms of his departure refusing to see power ever since losing last november's election hundreds have been killed during a week of fighting in the country but most eager from the americans against the war group told me earlier that by intervening in ivory coast the un and france were actually pursue a double goal. one could argue that the united nations and france. did hoult bloodshed in the name of civil war question gallery or more importantly i believe the ethics and the morality of this intervention which is to say like libya western powers will quote foreign lives and like libya western powers might want to make sure that the successor will do as usual or better business with the interests of western powers the united nations as more
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and more sided with western global managers this can be documented this is an elite they have not been is neutral as we would like the united nations to be and as a result of that the united nations has consequently. decided it would direct fire. a military force in this case the government forces i think we could expect to see that more as we are learning more about the leadership of the united nations more and more siding with western powers for the purpose of global management. that was most secret from the americans against the group talking to me on. to japan now and officials say sixty thousand tons of radioactive water of accumulated in the basements of the stricken for kashima plant workers must keep feeding water interview me act is to stop them overheating which is leading to
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a build up of radioactive fluid japan has asked russia to send the waste disposal facility to the crippled nuclear station almost twelve thousand tons of water are being released into the ocean to free storage space for more highly contaminated waste authorities say this poses no threat to human health or the environment and nuclear industry expert gunderson told us earlier that the situation is far from being resolved and russia's help cannot come soon enough. you know the problem is that. the amount of water is so astronomical and it's so tainted so you know the problem becomes one of. keeping it in tanks and this stuff will stay radioactive for three hundred years so there are between a rock and a hard place and it's heartening to know that the russians have the capability to. to clean this water but it it's still not going to be easy containment especially on unit two it's leaking and
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a half the pump water into the reactor to call it well but it's running out the bottom of the reactor into these trenches. say they're pumping out as much as fifty tons a day. fifty tons is therefore coming out i don't know of any processing unit that can handle fifty tons a day of radioactive material which means that we haven't seen the end of releasing infinity and ocean there will be beyond no alternative because the they have to keep the reactor core cool or i not sure that the russian barge was designed in for this but that it's available and and has the capability it is certainly a wonderful international future. by the way can always find more news features and blogs. our website that's our t. daughter column here's some of what we've got lined up for you right now. a russian pilot is tried in the u.s. for alleged international drug trafficking but just how legal was his arrest in the first place. plus burning bridges we look at the implications of the afghan riots
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that broke out after an american passed the torch the qur'an it have you'll send the issue by taking part in our poll today from just head over to dot com. down the official and see how to make a show your body phone i pod touch from the i choose our. life on the good. video on demand exceeds my old. r.s.s. feed now in the palm of your. let's not check out some of the other stories making headlines this hour and the biggest lebanese jailed three security guards have been taken hostage in a prison in iraq and mates also set fire to one of the buildings in the facility east of beirut iraq started last week with prisoners the money
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a general amnesty and by the conditions of detention. the prison was built to house fifteen hundred inmates but currently holds around four thousand the. thousands of the march in the capital sanaa to demand that president ali abdullah saleh step down three people have importantly been killed in clashes between forces loyal to the leader and soldiers supporting opposition dozens were also injured in renewed violence in the city of taiz a day after fifteen people were killed there during demonstrations and battled president was urged the opposition still position to join talks to stop the week's luncheon. in haiti musician michel martelly has won last month's presidential runoff preliminary results showing the face of the former first lady of the country taking nearly sixty seven percent of the. the first round of elections was marred by fraud after which government backed candidate withdrew from the race will face the task of rebuilding of. losses devastating earthquake. foreign
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intervention in the arab world has been widely criticized the deputy foreign minister of iran says the neverending crisis in afghanistan is the direct result of international interference. countries from outside the region that have military bases here intervening in our affairs they try to change the interaction between governments and people in the region and the changes that are taking place in the arab world are in their reaction to that the west and the u.s. leadership is trying to use these changes for their own purposes in afghanistan for example the interference of nato has been unsuccessful they failed to bring security production is now forty times bigger than before and extremism is on the right but the u.s. is planning to create permanent bases in the region and that only boosts radicalism as many afghans are against this. so it's fifty years since the first man ventured into space and today yuri gagarin is flying again
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a space ship named after the pan has blasted off from baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan current three men to the international space station. it was there to see the crew's preparations and lift off. well here's a lot of excitement definitely especially among vs spectators for the we're going to see the takeoff of the crew two russian cosmonauts you have on it's on the some of which i have and they are going to say go as well as nasa astronaut abroad garrett now for the last a few hours leading up to this point right here we have been following the very go through the free flight traditions if you will very interesting indeed especially for first timers even those who have been here several times say it's never quite the same the whole process as we saw them getting out of the of course the facility first they left their signatures on their doors as had their treat assessors and then they walked to the out to the crowd and they we saw them in their space suits very interesting to see them in their gear say quite an emotional farewell to the people who were waving their i could buy some of them but this is
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a very special mission if you will because this is happening close to the fiftieth anniversary of you to go god it's a first space flight happening right here with what they call garrett start this is where it all began to denounce the astronaut on board ron garan it his words he has said that fifty years ago on that day mankind became a different species that we were able to go beyond the boundaries of earth. and the basics of life really you can hear the ground here now between you guys will it will take about less a ten minutes to get it through to orbit as to zero gravity and better
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a couple of days to reach the international space station where they will join three of their colleagues and ron garrett who's a very tech savvy astronaut he did say he will. his very best to keep us updated using at twitter that is sending us tweets as well as blogs that we do look forward to reading about their experiences up there in space. then retard nasa astronaut michael baker was also the baikonur cosmodrome to see the crew off as a veteran of four space shuttle flights he told r.t. what it feels and looks like we for you get in the space you're a little scared it's only natural. for you then once you get in it's all business community to go you know i miss having a kid nice shower and think that. i need some food nice food and food is ok and space but it's not. going to search for information i'm going to try to plan it is
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one of the most beautiful places a scene from secluded. you could never get tired of looking at and i think it's a very. very fragile place everyone says if it's going to space but it's very true when you see the atmosphere of the earth and it's like it's only you know that to take place looks very very fragile something that we're really going to take your. to come this hour we'll be discussing the investment climate in russia with the presidential aide to concerning the economy but first of all the latest business news now with the new trial. thanks bill libyan rebels are expected to start exporting oil tanker called the equator as you to dock into the east of the country it will be the first exports from libya nearly three weeks since the colonel gadhafi ordered production be shut down let's take
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a look at the crude market now brant crude cost one hundred twenty two dollars a barrel lights we just below one hundred eight. b.p. paribas says news from libya is doing little to pacify him. i think it's a little bit early to say the results of supplies from libya these are just tentative cargoes and in the end we have a disruption to supply in excess of a million barrels per day and i don't think it's a couple of cargoes here or there that are going to shift more of the balance so until further notice supply out of libya is disrupted and this is why the market is not responding. second look at the stock markets then u.s. stops edging higher on tuesday despite reports saying u.s. non-manufacturing sector grew slowly than expected last night tech stocks are leading the gains national semiconductor that's an interesting it's seventy one percent in just one session of the texas instruments made a bid for the group worth six billion dollars. in europe markets were
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pretty flat for the dax absolutely flat foot see just down by one point one six percent and you credit downgrade of portugal by moody's rating agency was further dampening sentiment all eyes now on thursdays anticipated rate hike from b. . and s. like correction in russia after two days of growth we are tears in my six were down slightly the close stocks were falling oil price movements throughout choose paste special let's take a look at some of the individual movers oil stocks managed some kind of recover. by the end of the session they were losing by as much as one hundred percent that's four was never managed to actually get point three the n d t v one of the biggest losers correcting one point six percent the news called gaining one point four on a record high level of gold prices is mike same question cough that would also capital. or with the going through some profit taking in the morning. i
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think you know russian stocks and done very well this courtroom and sitting on hill superfoods names and the gossiper more names and tuna sensually any good war economists that is true sometimes i use as a pretext to the proof it's russia's top telecoms group ross telegram has finalized the process of taking over eight regional companies under its brand now the company is worth an estimated sixteen billion dollars and is aiming to list on the london stock exchange now the president of the company alexander provide sort of explains the reasons for the listing. to the main goal of the flute solution is to improve the liquidity of our shares we hope to complete a listing by the end of this year it has a significant role for the company's image and we expect the new year to actually investors and western funds will also improve the company's capitalization a maximum volume of the listed shares maybe up to twenty five percent or. more
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business news you can log on to our website r.t. or com forward slash business or join me next hour around fifty five minutes i'll be here with an update phil is next with their lives on our t.v. stay with us.
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