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four thirty am in moscow or bring you today's top stories in a look back at the week's news on our t.v. the u.s. stripped of its prized aaa credit rating for the first time triggering fears of another global financial crisis as investors ready for up black monday the downgrade comes despite the white house making a last minute deal with the republicans to raise the country's debt ceiling. meanwhile in the eurozone debt woes provoked a turbulent week with european central bankers now agreeing to buy italian and spanish bonds to stop the rot brussels is concerned italy's economy fails and would
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be too big to rescue and could drag the whole person c. down with their. demonstrations in israel as a quarter of a million protesters demand the government drive down the cost of living or go prime minister netanyahu set up a team to look at reducing taxes but the opposition says he's trying to end the protests and not deal with the issues. and the republic of south ossetia march three years since conflict with georgia devastated the region but brought about recognition services are being held at the top of its involved with the victims of the conflict. on the eve of the anniversary of president medvedev spoke with r t with at home on the radio and georgian t.v. channel pique about why he took action and the legacy of that decision his interview coming up. that's a question mr president thank you very much for agreeing to answer our questions then it is clear that the events of two thousand and eight back then you met with the georgian president mikheil saakashvili your meeting took place in st petersburg
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and there was an impression that points both into d.c. and in moscow that we had arrived at some sort of an accord and the dispute would not be allowed to pull over into an armed conflict and i reiterate that this feelings present both in moscow and in a scene could you tell us how he managed to agree on anything with the georgian president back then as to how many are pushing but you know catherine i had the same impression of the time when i can still recall meeting president saakashvili for the first time it was in some petersburg we met in the constantine palace and mr secretary arrived i told him literally you know there are many problems in the region at the moment georgia is an obstacle these unrecognized states but i can assure you that as a newly elected president of russia i shall do everything in my capacity to help him find some compromise solution that would accommodate everyone and would eventually facilitate a reintegration of georgian territory that's acceptable for all the parties in
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a cage a negotiation naturally couples this is what i told it word for word and his response was spot of course we are ready to cooperate and i also have this impression that we could at least try to find some creative solutions if not a new chaplin time but first of all there was an opportunity to meet on a regular basis which i can tell you earnestly i spent the next month checking regularly for any feedback from our daughter counterpart which you know was not. of the same time georget was getting more and more visits from envoys from across the ocean but as they would be double. shifts the moment of truth for me as i realized later while analyzing those events in hindsight over and over again came with a visit by u.s. secretary of state condi lisa rice filled with blank following that visit my georgian colleague simply dropped. all communication with us he simply stopped talking to us he stopped writing letters and making phone calls it was apparent that he had some new plans now and those plans were implemented later. mr president
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am i correct to assume that the way you see that visit by the u.s. secretary of state was meant to urge president saakashvili. do you think the united states was deliberately encouraging georgia to pursue a conflict with almost no i don't think so the united states is a very large country headed by pragmatic people but in politics connotations a nuance is a very important as it is i don't believe the american said georgia's president to invade but i do believe that there were certain subtleties and certain hints made statements like it's time to restore constitutional order or it's time to be more assertive which could effectively feed saakashvili as a parent hopes that the americans would back him in any conflict that they would stand up for georgia and even go to war with the russians therefore i do see a relation between ms rice's visit to georgia and the events that followed just as i see a link in my further discussions with the u.s. president our phone conversations and then also some meetings at the. one world
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question in hero but they still believe that well why should the initial response was legitimate self-defense for their actions of their russian troops where excessive why wasn't this an option to push the georgian forces out of the set yet and stop at that point to. cause they say. you know so feet people are free to make speculation like that and i have come across the many times tried putting yourself in the shoes of russia's commander in chief my shoes that is sure we could have merely forced them out and stopped there but what we're hearing from georgia we should fall back to our initial position and our american friends and that allies will help us rearm get our new aircraft and whatnot and then we will resume the same offensive we've been. you'd figure the world would letting them do that it would have been a crime against the memory of those who died protecting their land therefore our mission at the time was to destroy georgia's war machine so that if you wouldn't be
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able to target civilians a second i've heard seattle and the russian federation because as you know it's all mixed there let's. let it go that. surprised us you were referring to the recent horseman's operation and i think feeling back to today libya and syria when do you consider it acceptable to step up what's your rationale for deciding whether it's ok to launch a reason it wasn't me she got that there is russia a billion to gadhafi in libya and here it is imposing sanctions against syria how do you accommodate your decisions on georgia batman and russia's stance on today's prices motion. you see alexey it's always case by case they are no identical countries and there are no identical solutions i guess it's clear to you what is going on in libya so there's a man who has been running the country for forty years and at some point he decided to use force against his own people the loss of this was condemned by the entire international community including russia which is we're not taking any part in the
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military campaign reza few nations are attempting to instill order in libya through military means we don't think it's the right thing to do but there is one nuance you should keep in mind that georgia had been split into three parts by the time of the war that it should have been about pulling the country back together for them rather than merely restoring constitutional order resler be a is still in one piece such a risk does exist for libya but so far parties in a conflict ending the so-called revels in the program the forces of pledge that preserve their country's territorial integrity so the situations are quite different however i'm not saying this to explain how we make decisions or i'm merely trying to demonstrate that all of these situations and scenarios are totally diverse. this goes for other countries as well. i think what about syria and they should syria syria is a more complex asia but sadly their situation has been unfolding in
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a very dramatic way so far. all of us practical politician should keep a close watch on the developments in that country daffy for one had issued unequivocal orders to slaughter opposition activists by contrast syria's president never ordered anything like that unfortunately people are dying in syria in grave numbers and that arouses our deepest concern that therefore in my discussions with president assad during our personal conversation was planted in our correspondence i've been advocating one principle idea that he should immediately long for reforms reconcile with the opposition restore civil accord and start developing a modern state should he fail to do that he's in for a grim face and we will eventually have to take some decisions on syria to actually we've been watching developments very attentively the situation is changing and so we're really active on the minutes and that's the that's the that's the from this is a look at some of the numbers in the wake of the warranty thousand and eight russian
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envoys and the representatives of south a sect is the de facto government after the fighting in simi valley that claimed two thousand lives that was the number that was the now that later on russia's investigative committee estimate of the casualties it known was one hundred fifty people i think i mean while it was this alleged toll of two thousand that would search some of the main reasons for launching this so-called peace important operation how do you account for this discrepancy now three years after that i will . admit so for me to have explained by rationale for taking the accusation on numerous occasions you see i didn't look at any figures from the equation this isn't exactly a case for mathematics ignores let me remind you what was going on awareness that were on the night between. august seventh and august eighth i received a phone call from the defense minister i was on the vacation of the guy sailing down the volga river and the whole world was looking forward to the olympics that
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were about to take off in china and the minister told me that georgia had launched a full scale combat operation to be honest my initial reaction was completely doubters that i told the minister we should check this really completely out of his mind maybe it's just a provocative act i say the stress test clearly a seconds if you want to send us some kind of message and i will later the minister reported to me this is no bluff they vanished an elaborate artillery barrage which are they using grad rocket launchers and whatnot i said all right i'll wait for another update or some more time to pass the minister called again i have something to tell you i believe they've just leveled a ten foot of our peacekeepers killing every one of them what was i supposed to do i said return fire and shoot to kill no figures have been announced at that point if you google mr president you said you gave the order to return fire that are the operation continued after the heavy weapons rolled in and the conflict turned into an all out war could you tell us about how you made
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a decision to continue the operation and another question that all our colleagues would like answered you who calls him first did you call prime minister. or did he call you how did you and the prime minister called need to move on we just went with the first time i contacted him about the conflict was about twenty four hours after it had broken out some of it was involved was already ablaze what mr putin just made a statement condemning tbilisi's move that was the right thing to do of course but as we spoke twenty four hours after the attack over a secure alliance i do understand it's not very appropriate to discuss matters like this by cell thirty so it's also a lot of trouble to establish a secure line with someone who's in a different country that we talked we talked more when he came back i mean but even before his return i called to meet. the security council i explained my position my decision to return fire and engage in conflict security council members voiced their support for my decision sometime later we had the meeting in sochi which mr
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putin attended as. of moving on the question of russia's expression to the world trade organization is very relevant these days russia was into the top e.t.s. it w c o wants russian problem as far as we understand is that georgia is blocking russia's accession it is the only country that's not in favor of russia joining the w.c.l. . in talking about georgia agreeing to agree to russian expression if russia lifts its impact on the important georgian goods i'll make some other concessions is russia willing to pass before it and what is your take on the prospect of russia joining. us that was very well put and one point i don't want to do is barter for it that would be a moral order has a position on russia's w t o a session we respect our position as we respect the stance of any of a sovereign state as long as that position is in line with the goal set out in the w t o's charter trade trade preferences custom regimes we're ready to discuss it
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all the imports of wine and mineral water we will discuss anything but the look of the problem is something else in essence our colleagues in georgia are trying to force on us a new edition of the political problems under the guise of w t o a session i'm referring to entry points control over the traffic of goods then they will want to get the e.u. involved of russian opposition on this is clear if you want information about the traffic of goods including transit through and south of setia we will provide it via a modern electronic database i've agreed to the suggestions made by the swiss president regarding this and i recently discussed it with president obama what we're ready to implement the model but switzerland has proposed to us however if they try to change current. the tickle reality is serving as a prerequisite for russia the session we went forth about. essentially is not too high a price to pay thank you very much mr president. luiz
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market. find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines to cause a report. the read stop stories on our team u.s. stripped of its prized aaa credit rating for the first time triggering fears of another global financial crisis has investors ready for a black monday the downgrade comes despite the white house making a last minute deal with the republicans to raise the country's debt ceiling. in the eurozone debt woes provoke a turbulent week with european central bankers now agreeing to buy italian and spanish bonds to stop the rot brussels. was worried if italy's economy fails it would be too big to rescue and could drag the whole currency down with it. and demonstrations in israel as a quarter of a million protesters demand the government drive down the cost of living or go
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prime minister netanyahu sets up a team to look at reducing taxes but the opposition says he's trying to end the protests not deal with the issues. and artie's in the republic of south has said he had a marked three years since the conflict with georgia devastated the region but brought about recognition primordial services being held accountable symbol for victims of the congo. stay with us here on our team sports up next. hello and welcome to the sports news in the u.s. the headlines. gave you the season spartak moscow missed the penalty but come from two goals down amid a floodlight failure to win four to a ten on to their you know russian premier league thriller. plus that's why they're champions manchester united came from two goals down to beat rivals manchester city
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three two in stoppage time and when the community shield. alove to reach russia come back from three goals down to beat switzerland six zero all the crowned european beach soccer champions. refers to a convention of world war and an unconventional match having missed a penalty and endured a break for a flop like failure spartak moscow came back from two goals down to read forty that correct in a pulsating match in the russian premier league the home slice of the first half lease through after that off on thursday morning c.n.n.'s into rebounded penalty to make it clear no answer just before. arthur and super missed the penalties thanks to nil it stayed there three minutes after the interval at x. and i ever saw the reds and that means you can put a goal back in the penalty spot before our eight made it to tee off to seventy six minutes but then the lights went out at the new stadium and it took fifteen minutes
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to get them pushing the realest and when the gay resumes and valleys and let it go leach deep into injury time he was spot on the win for two yes in complete contrast it was an early eventful game for luck motif they were held to a goal this draws i've gotten so i believe the words of. paul meanwhile twice former champions rubin kept up the pressure on the top four with a controversial one there when that second bottom sponsor no trick remains eventually under the silver star his feeble first half penalty to know it was. they get really caught that little bank that saved his blushes with a seventy second late strike despite a wave of protests from the home side who insisted the strike accountable or in the build up still being to retreat and stay fifth. while in the early kick off new was closeted i can not easy to know when is it lonely out there for a match when it's run it's a night was so great you opened thirty two minutes and. in the second half of the trench blasted in a long range cracker from
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a second place in time his poor side and their third defeat in four games. but on saturday champions and eight harald league leaders take on moscow to nil to get the gap to the top three just two points two goals within one second half minutes did the damage in the persian gulf and fifty four minutes with a pinpoint header if you are not it's in that you cost us with a mate to nil it's simply ego i can say is it's only a post the defeat was only the second this season that is sky was neat and now unbeaten in nine games. slow a rare defeat so far this season francisco supporters but some of the fans will want to remember this day for a very long time as a group of birthday boys and girls were given the perfect present the chance to walk out onto the pitch with their heroes scott mcclellan has more. all these kids have at least a couple of things in common one of them of course is their undivided love for the
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red and blue club says most school and the other is that they're all celebrating their birthday in august on the site of course i read the announcement and said sky website and now both my sister and i are here to lead the players out. there once when such was talking about is a club stream a company in india winning over the hearts of supporters from an early age and this case is both boys and girls aged eight to twelve all parents have to do is submit their kids' birth certificate to see aska and they will get an opportunity to meet at their favorite clear of one of their home games that often more schools are going to that told me that i could leave the player on the pitch i said yes straight a break because he loves his car and eradicates is my favorite. those lucky enough to be among the first eleven up against a little birthday present which the friends will probably talk away for months after all it is a dream come true to the day you're idle to such an important not for the one can see it and senate that. i've been
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a fan of says scott ever since i can remember myself and i would not miss this chance for anything something like this may never happen again. but the sea is not lost as it will probably soon be raised in the memories of gratitude for the parents but thinking of the reminiscence of the special birthday present more than likely made in their hearts for. scott mcclellan are to. follow virginia nonny scored twice including the stoppage time winner is defending premier league champions non-students it came from two goals down three if they cut winners and fierce rivals manchester city three say and win a thrilling community shielding council at wembley that initial can raise it to the new season proved to be a thriller like if united a psychological this is a top flight title number twenty city took the lead out of thirty eight minutes kenyon less but hey they were top goalkeepers that be the heya and. first off stuff is time enough space to run and find time sixty seconds however united's chris
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smalling volley the call backs in out of the restart and united will within our nanny shipping cost then difficult a stoppage time presentation i've been some company on the hot wire line last night to run and challenge round costs to complete a scintillating comeback. i mean while russia had one be your only super funny and beach sucker for the second time in history after coming from three goals down to eat sweets in six four in moscow as michael sort of reports. russia has already established itself as one of the world's big soccer powerhouses alongside giants like brazil stay in portugal to name just a few the euro league super final held in moscow for the first sign by the way proved once again that they seem is a force to be reckoned with come the world cup however the home team started the super final slow and that's because it lightly the swiss side who are your elite runners up in last year's tournaments managed to upset the sold out improvise be sure read up three times by the end of the first period their star player and look
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at what he must go striker deion stunt goodish scored a brace and his teammate for air added the third to great in it was obvious to two one to top form in the opening minutes believe we could hold on to the ball and eventually conceded some pretty easy gills i think still to which we were by phone from from the second period only ward specific and achieved the result of the russians finally brought some joy to the fans in the first minute of the second period after scoring a penalty switzerland replied with a goal of their own in that later but despite the disadvantage their home side managed to build on that first goal and equalized at the end of the second period it's not easy to play here against three thousand people and also a one strong russian team that i think they make a good case but also you know what else is one of the best team in the world. you have to learn from this to this game. the story made it for four until the clock showed three minutes before the final whistle and it was then that russia to
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believe for the first time in this super final truth dimitri she should two minutes later this same player with a girlie crown beyond any doubt russia after scoring his second for the team russia have become the champions of the continent for the second sign while switzerland have lost the girlies super finals for the second time in a row however both teams will get a chance to square off once again at the upcoming world cup in september to try to lighten the soccer season baseball problem over the calculations are not good at all it's good that it's ok to compete for talk authors that the soccer world cup where russia is considered to be one of the favorite things about all three of our key cosco finally why something on detroit red wings center pavel that so has won this year's column tracing the waters given by russian newspaper soviets the sport which recognizes the russian player and he and i chelsea and often spoke at that soup but life on and off the ice.
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it's a tough question sledgehammer so when will they have from reading systems they have to like not only inside team and not so organization they will can listen. to this fifteen years on monday morning when the six people work hard to jump inside to fill a team in the family as a surprise to everybody and it is more what conveys tweeting from here. and still playing soccer and i a large part of our wealth. rather. than sold so late though some of the team like malls and. this. as my real life when i'm drunk i'm just thinking of going to the final place partly some of them but inside this but i'm stuck in them
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playing the hockey and only finding time for starters and i'm going to be one thing . it's a must do it with both sides have fun got stimulus well done i also lived with torture for them and even though my duties are here they made was just going to make all laws for this one yes business like a neutral. maybe i'm not strong enough to hold some water or frequent visits to the malls on the engine bolts like an old t.v. it's all this little cute girl when you stop working out so i never thought of working with us but ultimately.
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this would be a secret it's a be a more let's get a sneak peek into this post the never to be vulnerable to your new stop washington post includes. the fish train your question build a. thing is the movements of the floodwall slow ones will never have been so patient and so close all of the thought of all things goes with just the opposite so. at present in a small way quiet like what it's saying but i do find this an old hall so we're all being wired more fishtank in the things i'm older than. and that's all i think.
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