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you know it's even grief russia and poland what would be moral status is true or not but the plane crash that killed the polish president and ninety five others. we were involved in the civil war largely because of the vast amounts of oil that existed in eastern libya and i think the result would probably be a very easy partition of libya rebel disillusionment with nato his actions in libya turns to anger. general he says to apologize to the so-called friendly fire and strikes which killed opposition funds. and us nor makers scrape together an
agreement on billions in spending cuts just an hour before the first government shutdown and it's really going to head. here watching on t.v. broadcasting live from moscow on kerry just the top story now russia and probably in the coming together to remember a common tragedy on sunday it will be exactly a year since a polish plane crashed near the russian city of slovyansk killing the polish president and ninety five others. in the struggle and recommend aeration ceremonies taking place so you can't really the tragedy clearly united people but it's still hard for some of polish politicians it seems to overcome this suspicions of russia what's the general mood. from poland to russia on the state over one
hundred people have a right there now caring of the size of this catastrophe took place almost a year ago now the science worthy to pull you want fifty four plane crash burning burn burst into flames killing polish president lech kaczynski his wife and ninety four of the country's other senior political and military elite now it's very important to remember what was behind that trip to russia it carried a very important emotional. emotional feelings with it members of. these delegation of polish delegation were about to visit his side of the cut the memorial where twenty two polish officers were slaughtered by stalin's secret police back at the beginning of
world war two and today it is a site of a double tragedy now the irony is that these catastrophe actually help russia and poland rebuild some of the remaining tensions between the two countries now today this delegation from poland is being led by the current polish president's wife on the come out all will be a flower laying ceremony here a candlelight ceremony there will be also really just service unburned the delegation will also go to the kathleen the moral. birth as well hold a service april seventh twenty turn in the spring sunshine. order victims of the cut the massacre many find it hard to believe as a two hundred years of mutual amity between russia and poland had been washed away with tears.
what crash tears were to fall on the soil just three days later the whole polish nation was sent in to meet their president government religious leaders and other members of the country's elite gun but being has become a symbol of two polish tragedies and while the first we can judge only from history books the second unfolded in front of us almost broadcast in real time the plane catastrophe showed our generation of russians and poles those who didn't witness the second world war how it is to suffer a national tragedy there was however a twister fire or any it was these new catastrophe that huge many of the wounds of the past the symbolic hug was just the beginning a year of unprecedented joint work to find the cause of the crash followed my experience with the russian investigators has been very good very very high quality
organization there is no question about this the commander the captain of the polish craft is to blame for this tragedy. the facts though were hard to take for some the investigation was beginning to take on political overtones with attempts in poland to push the blame on to russia this report is a job for poland exploiting the submissive and shoot of the government have done. and i claim my prey my accusation and i would a person ask that question to the air traffic control why there were not so hot the press crew the transcript of the palace last words show there were multiple warnings from the russian air traffic controllers not to land in the fog and i had to reserve airfield they couldn't be the plane from landing because that would have been against international aviation law poland disputes russia's findings and is
holding its own investigation diplomacy and politics should not hamper the investigation of facts for us facts are the most important history suggests russia and poland may take their time to settle their differences especially against the background of a tragedy but such a high price was paid for the recent reconciliation it even skeptics realize it would be a shame for it to be tainted once again by division and scapegoating it feel a great show about r t. the somalian screech and. we can have some live pictures for you know i believe the commemoration ceremony we can see members of the public and thinking trees coming to pay their respects of course sunday is exactly a year since the polish plane crash tragedy. which killed a police presence. of those these are live pictures here on our team of people
attending that service. mean they struck down political commentator for the commissar newspaper told r.t. that the polish reaction to the russian that investigation is merely a political point scoring for a domestic audience. sites reaction is quite confusing because as i understand it the mission states they were quite satisfied with how it was a corporation with the russian side and as you know it was done in full compliance with international norms and international operation comedienne we kept submitted all the documents it looked as if they were satisfied and not just on the role of the only western all of a sudden we are getting right another statements which sound and to russian definitely this is the master key issue of this is not the question between russia and poland but this is the question between british politicians themselves. but over the next two days our crews will bring you special coverage of the
commemoration ceremonies we'll be looking at how the tragedy affected relations between the two nations and how the facts of the crash came to light. when the news is not enough. when it's something really crucial. what you want to get down to brass tacks we bring you our special coverage here. in a place already synonymous with tragedy the world witnessed another disaster that left a country devastated. and united two nations in grief. question more on party to libya now where anger is growing among anti gadhafi supporters after nato second so-called friendly fire bombing raid resulted in rebel that's still been no outright apology from the alliance correspondent paula so there is
the latest from the capital tripoli. it's leadership over its military operations here in libya are coming under more and more fire for being ineffective and for creating mistakes it is now nine days since nato took over command of military operations here and in the last week alone we've witnessed two separate nato air strikes that have left in total more than twenty opposition fighters did and several dozen injured now as you can well imagine the tensions here are running high cheekily because the nato secretary general why regretting the loss of life has not come out and said that he is sorry for these is strikes essentially what nato is arguing is that it was not aware that the rebel fighters were using tanks prior to these airstrikes unevidenced took the fighters. from him now we're hearing a very different argument coming from the rebel commanders they say that they did notify major beforehand that they had some twenty tanks in their position and that they were moving to the front line around the city of baghdad year
a little bit towards a greater with those tanks it also seems rather questionable why nature was not aware of where the rebel fighters had tanks because there has been footage circulating now for weeks showing these opposition fighters with heavy weaponry that includes tanks the other argument that nato is putting forward is that the situation on the ground is extremely fluid it says that the front line keeps seesawing forwards and backwards at least a constant flow of heavy machinery of tanks and it's becoming so difficult for them to actually tell who's who on the ground now for days now we have been witnessing a demoralization among the opposition forces and that is now turning into anger they say that nato is not doing enough it's making a lot of mistakes and it's also neglecting its operations here they say that if you don't understand why nato has not been able to prevent the duffys forces from advancing some one hundred miles into rebel territory why and why and that is true because right at the moment with half its forces are holding be at their hands in
terms of fighting on the ground. because there well better in the left wing british m.p. jeremy corbett says nato is pursuing questionable goals in the area of conflict to me yet are up splitting the oil producing country but we've become involved in as a civil war in libya and they all went disastrously wrong when they formed an opposition military point i think it's very damaging really underlines the lack of any clear purpose in this mission and the lack of any endgame in that we're involved in the civil war largely because of the vast amounts of oil that exist in eastern libya and i think the result will probably break a very easy partition of libya with a stalemate which will lead to constant conflict and cuts in on rest of the future there has to be some political solution to this otherwise the carnage will continue the losses will continue and western interests will increasingly look with greedy eyes on these enormous oil reserves and indeed the market opportunities of libya
are going to see the libyan people bring about their solution without western interference. meanwhile susan lindauer who's a journalist and antiwar activist says the us was planning the operation in the months before the rest of the country again. last summer we began to hear that and off he was pressuring the u.s. and british oil companies for compensation and reimbursement for the damages from sanctions in the one nine hundred ninety s. khadafi had been put under sanctions for the lockerbie bombing. the bombing of pan am one of three and the united nations had demanded that libya turn over two men for trial at the hague what happened at the trial was the united states paid witnesses four million dollars apiece to testify against the libyans and. that has it and those witnesses have now recanted their testimony it's the lockerbie trial made it clear that libya had nothing to do with that case and it
has been a great embarrassment for the west and now khadafy has last summer we began to hear because alfie was trying to. gain some compensation some kickbacks possibly some fees from the oil companies and in october. occidental petroleum and chevron two us two major u.s. oil companies pulled out of libya and i think from october on there was going to be something that would happen to libya to punish them for making things hard for us oil. what is what is exclusive analysis of the actual racial in the video we're offering exclusive video to me. that seemed pretty crude was sent from the rebel stronghold of benghazi where thousands gathered on friday of the big. things. is an inference from the video.
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sure all grades from x. to billiton for the world takes us to reports from summit hosted by the famous billion euros the iconic town of written words leaders one of the main reasons why it's gathering it's taking place is because the belief is that after the financial collapse that shook the globe and it reverberated all across the world there hasn't been anything to replace the old system that reflects a new world where the united states is not the one singular power dictates economic policy the way that it was in the one nine hundred forty four conference when the dollar was named the reserve currency that was the historic compromise that was when you united nations got together the al. countries during world war two at its peak to have this summit today it's a very different story this is billionaire george soros gathering together two hundred according to the think tank intellectuals this is a think tank funded by a source himself fifty million dollars reportedly behind it gathered together to
discuss where this is going next and this idea among thinkers here or at least behind this conference is that there needs to be a system that reflects that this is no longer you know polar world that this is a multi-polar world that brings developing nations into the conversation the bric nations brazil russia india china nations that now are fueling growth and have booming economies around the world in opposition to the developed nations such as the united states that growth is really stagnated and where debts have been run up yet this is still the reserve currency this is still a large force as far as monetary policy so the idea among thinkers here is that there really needs to be a different system that is that engages and reflects the developing nations and the nations that are fueling a lot of the growth in the world that aren't as reflected in old policies that are considered by some of these thinkers according to them outdated. well for more on the soros conference in bretton woods i could head to our web sites on the table now from the capital makes a sneeze on developments in the all to us site section. and why some experts
believe that america is facing a revenue out of budget crisis partly caused by u.s. corporations tax loopholes and will say yes to screw away their profits that's a call to. wealthy british style holds. on to. the. markets why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy cause a report on r.g.p.
. that's one of our top stories now back to the smolensk region where commemoration ceremonies are being held to mark a year since the polish president's plane crash and these are live pictures from the site of that post relegation is headed by a. wife and you heard it because they're going to lay wreaths and lighting candles to honor the memory of those who died their year of course and i think six people were aboard the plane including the late president lech kaczynski and he's going to brief the united nations in the media it's often
a rejection of mortification this things there's. nothing you can visions of course because the loss of throughout the day as we get pictures like. this. which will be the longest and most ambitious undersea pipeline in the world but it's complete news stream delivered gas from russia to countries across europe or to go to see firsthand how the construction is progressing. carbon in middle of a month the building side but behind me is a key point here one of the most ambitious engineering projects undertaken anywhere in the world over the last few years the which you can see just going into the ground and then out to see behind me is the nord stream pipe as the world's longest underwater gas pipe at the world's thickets pipe and it's also one operating under the most pressure it's a flagship project for russia for over thirty years before construction could
actually begin to hear i've been going to cost over seven billion years at least. proving it is capable of initialising and carrying out such a large scale projects taking part in all their phases starting from modeling to constructing and operating. this is no ordinary methyl it's got to be able to withstand extreme conditions the thickness of the walls it's four centimeters it's able to not break down if there is a cold temperature of more than minus fifty also it looks kind of solid but it's actually extremely flexible it's able to swing in a range of more than a thousand meters and in fact it's the moment is being laid down on a ship about a thousand kilometers away near the coast of germany the world's most powerful compressor station which is just one kilometer back there will be forcing the gas
to go at huge pressure so you don't need any kind of other compression stations in the middle of the pipe on its way to realize lation the north stream project faced a lot of objections now one type of objection was from environmentalist those in sweden and finland through the country for you to see by the which the project will go through all worried about the impact of the project on the sea bed and also what might have happened if you know any kind of cyclic emergencies well in this respect gazprom under contract has not only gone and done everything to make sure that there are no. nothing happened sort of point could have gone a step beyond they've. been damaged already by previous wars on previous pollution actually going out of their way to restore their back to condition the other objection was political already supplied nearly a third of europe's gas. blood was going to bring a new level of security because of conflicts which are good transit countries with ukraine and you have part but basically held the whole of europe hostage one
transit country and recent events in our world are playing into the hands of this project with the instability that. needs no more. to some other news making headlines around the world. at least twenty three people have been killed they just violent clashes in the syrian city which has now seen three weeks of anti-government rallies this is a security forces were shooting at the testers are state run soon to claims ninety these offices were reports of more deaths in other cities just plain protests are pressing to challenge the revenue presence in the shop. and israeli tank shells fired into gaza has killed a palestinian poured into the ports. and strike overnight friday which three days. of this. unilateral ceasefire.
by israel which has been more than twenty days of dr spock's the softer. freak sand storm in northern germany has caused a mass. which at least ten people died dozens more. gravely some drivers in its ability became possible. well norry which was carrying one of the tools that. night. in the months ahead the u.s. space shuttles. greatest. exploration. reporter. what happened.
this month marks the fifth year anniversary of the first human president yuri gagarin to ever fly into space so whatever happened to the space race this week let's talk about that are you proud that man once walked on the moon. and i proud that man was walking out of my proud that man once across the atlantic ocean and failed america i think it's a good thing for people for mankind to do new things and explore and learn no one cares and i'm going into space is that fad no i think we've done it seen it's too expensive there's nothing more to do in outer space well as those more to do but is it worth doing if you don't think it is i don't know why why did why did the culture you think it was so important and now we're like been there done being here barry is you know about is now we got our boundaries it's just too expensive you don't think of people living on another planet would be breaking
a boundary well you would suppose the hardship any problems on the earth you've been thinking about for space but weren't there just as many problems back then. perhaps there were. just so used to it. television. cinema. just shows the time so it doesn't seem to be so spectacular and the more i think it was it was a new a newer new presidency and who ministration you know everything was new so i get kind of what obama ran on right so see what must be a great time for him to stay let's learn something better than nothing do you see that happening no no no particular bomber should do what john f. kennedy did start a whole new. out there really. do you think people would be into that as much as they were back in the day or are they too into the
internet and facebook. so much change that we used to focus on it and now we don't seem to care and technology we understand a lot more about the universe through. telescopes and other resources but we haven't been to mars but we know with stereo waterways we haven't you know time travel now we have but how do you know that's even possible until you try to speculate. why are we more focused on things like the internet and facebook because we're dumb yourselves down i must be one of those people that believe man in space with our hopes the bottom line is that no matter what happened to the space race we can always say that we did take that one giant leap for mankind. and the head of the anniversary of the first manned space flight we had a special section on our web site r.t. dot com dedicated to space exploration you can take part in our competition just