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heavy gunfire and explosions are reported in the libyan capital according to rebel commanders of the firing signals the start of a final onslaught on khadafi stronghold but i would miss is on the ground to say it is all misinformation from our in the actual situation there we can cross live to muddy. a political analyst is in tripoli for us now can you confirm the reports that there is heavy gunfire right now and shelling in tripoli. there is gunfire pretty sporadic it's not organized and it's meant to deliberately break down the more out of the population the main point of the attacks in tripoli which are sporadic is to break down the moral year and cause panic in fact the media here at the rixos hotel where i stay at actually it's called the swiss and now has been part of this this information campaign they're talking about air lifts the media is talking the quoting the international organization for migratory
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workers there quoting them and saying migratory workers here want to that is not true at all they just want to feed the panic here and make the regime collapse ok now you mentioned this decision from mission campaign could the reports be deliberate misinformation spread by nato and who else could be involved. the mainstream media would happen to be involved i can tell you right now reuters put out a release that was widely quoted saying that one indian for example since citizen who was killed here or bengal from bangladesh i'm sorry one foreign national was killed here a few days ago when nato was intensely bombing civilian infrastructure and it didn't mention the subduing infrastructure i want to add well they quoted that this for national was a security guard this was misinformation this was not correct it was changed later they have been fueling and feeding this psychological war against this country they want tripoli to be in panic that's the whole aim there are snipers here that are sniping that are attacking people they're not there's no game here no organized
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there's snipers attacking people and there's terrorist attacks here this is just meant to cause trauma here and make people panic and that's the truth. ok now the rebels faced annihilation back in march before nato stepped in right now they're approaching gadhafi strongholds arguably only thanks to coalition air strikes when nato ends its intervention won't that leave a massive military power vacuum in the country or could the alliance be planning to stay just like it's doing in iraq and afghanistan let's not use the word airstrikes let's use the word bombardment of civilian infrastructure they've been barred it but bombing all the civilian checkpoints that are mostly are protected and manned by volunteers it's nato that's been doing all the fighting so when the media says the insurgents are moving in with the so-called rebels or revolutionaries whatever you want to call them that is not correct it's nato it's going all the hard work here and they will not come into tripoli the population here will postpone but they
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want this city to be on the brink of collapse because of the psychological war can you repeat the rest of that question well actually my my question now is you're saying that it's nato that is doing the bombing does that mean that the rebels themselves are directed by nato and that they really have to follow nato's hard line if you will if they do gain control i mean. they coordinate with nato nato is trying to deny this but there are nato its proxies on the ground this is a nato operation nato has bombed the means here nato has bombed the hospitals here nato has bomb why would nato bomb checkpoints guarding this city these checkpoints aren't a threat to any civilians here they're here for security and nato is bombing them in fact the reports you are giving the locations of the checkpoints when the reporters here went they gave the locations of the checkpoints to satellite radios to nato they directly need at least once with nato headquarters and military
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officials and the next night the checkpoints were attacked that very night the checkpoints were attacked by both nato and the insurgents so yes the media here is part of the war machine all right and thank you very much that was the mahdi. who is in tripoli for us right now we'll keep you up to date as more information becomes available. also in the middle east in syria there are reports of dozens of new deaths during the latest spat of anti-government protests despite president assad's claims that army operations against civilians had ended international pressure on the syrian leader is mounting despite moscow's misuse or u.s. initiative demanding that assad step down a russian delegation is in syria to assess the situation on the ground the u.s. has imposed a fresh set of economic sanctions and with the e.u. preparing more penalties targeting the country's oil sector analyst james denselow says such measures could prove decisive. the americans have been very clear they
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know their influence and ability to change their behavior is limited they've always said that have to reach out to countries who are closer to syria and russia is one such country and a very important country so i think the americans will now and the europeans especially really have to work hard to persuade the russians that they are right on syria and russia is currently wrong so that is the next important step and i think we should focus on one particular element which is really important could go either way syria's oil exports of the present about ninety percent or so serious oil is exported to europe so the europeans are now come out you know united front against assad does that mean they will no longer accept syrian oil now syrian oil makes up some quarter of syria's hard currency budget so it could have a huge amount of an impact on the assad regime its ability to control things so ultimately i do think there is more than rhetoric to what the u.s. and europeans are saying right now. and you are with r t still to come on in the program. top brass security north korea's leader rolls into russia in
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his private train for the first time in ten years to find out what he's due to discuss with russia's president plus. it's the two thousand and eleven showed just outside of moscow here with me rule research a faulty oh it's really heating up out here high flying with major jets putting g. forces up in what you thought i was i feel sick and dizzy i love it details to come stay with ot see. hamas launches a rocket attacks on israel killing one and injuring dozens in response to israel's continued air strikes on gaza this comes after hamas announces its calling off its cease fire with the jewish state israel has also been dealt a blow on a different front with cairo said it will withdraw the head of its egypt and mission from tel aviv putting at risk already faltering relations between the two countries tension is running high inside the jewish state as well with mass
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demonstrations taking place across the country party's policy or as the latest. thousands of people i'm on stand here in tel aviv holding candles in memory of the victims in the last forty eight hours of mine and the demonstrations are happening not only here in tel aviv but also in jerusalem and a number of them have been major cities around israel in stark contrast to the protests we've seen happening in the polish month the mood here is very somber people are very serious and afflicted in terms of what the latest wave of violence because i'm not talking to protesters they say that they are not surprised by this recent spate of violence many telling me that they've been expecting it for some time they believe that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his government will use the may present conflict with dogs as an excuse to bring people to give up on to people young many of them might remember. and what happened there would be would have to go to the front and vice. strong painful they all still going to be reminding you she's also suggested they may be on for tasting you know
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that. they're talking about education they're talking about health services they talking about. people here saying that not only do they want peace of mind but they also want the israeli prime minister. to step down the. israeli journalist joseph dana says that if israel launches a full fledged offensive on gaza it might face domestic resistance as young people may be reluctant to find for the government i think that the next week is going to be an incredibly important dramatic and almost volatile week in this region especially in terms of the palestinian statehood push if the demonstrations in the west bank get out of hand or get very violent i think that we'll see a reserve call up in israel which will directly affect the constituents of the ten protesters keep in mind that most of the people protesting for social justice in the streets of tel aviv and jerusalem are of age to go into the reserves and so if
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there is a call up for either a ground invasion into gaza or any sort of outbreak of violence in the west bank it will be the ten protesters and they will have to ask serious questions about whether or not they're going to fight for a government that has so far ignored their demands for for economic reallocation inside of israeli society and of course we value your opinion on the events in the middle east go to our web site where you can cast your vote on the reasons behind israel's attacks on gaza. right now almost half of you believe that the latest attacks are a way to sabotage next month's un vote on palestinian statehood twenty nine percent say it was an opportunity to provoke a response from the palestinians sixteen percent of you say that israel is trying to divert attention from its domestic problems meanwhile a minority of you which is about thirteen percent think that the attacks are an act of defense and that israel simply wants to protect its own people. moving
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on to america now where after weeks of turbulence stock markets once again closed in the red investors are fleeing the markets amid concerns of slow pace recovery and be ailing condition of the euro zone major sell offs are anticipated when exchanges open next week with traders now seeing gold as the safest haven meanwhile america's three major banks have warned of a repeat of the two thousand and eight global recession dr jason johnson a professor of political science thinks a recession in the us is inevitable if investor confidence keeps dropping. the companies that have lost stock value over the last two days or two weeks these companies aren't magically not working anymore it's just that people's confidence is at an all time low so if confidence stays low we will see another recession of confidence improves the economy was the only problem with that is when someone who actually wants to call it most of the u.s. debt right now is owned by china china is not about to reclaim the state of virginia they're not about to reclaim new york city by calling in their debts they
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primarily want to see america so it legislation to be passed united states if the president can sort some control and there's still some confidence in our future economy that the big debts are less of a problem to people's inertia and inability right now to get the economy moving right now it looks like the chances of barack obama getting real like that are actually still better than fifty percent which would mean that markets that are concerned with investing right now they're going to feel a bit more confident if it looks like obama's chances of being reelected are slammed big everyone's going to get more nervous because you have no idea what a new administration might act policy wise the turbulent markets are not only a headache for traders of course with private investments and pension funds at stake our very own resident in new york asks people how they protect their savings . as the global economy continues to be volatile where do you feel like your money is
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safest this week let's talk about that do you have faith in the stock market are you kidding me. i'll go with i love las vegas play blackjack or play roulette that's when you have a chance you have face i mean it's not too much credit i'm still worried because they're. falling down but you haven't pulled out yet you know it'll come back to show you have money invested. they don't trust it that much but i just haven't got the money if you have the cash now's the time to buy everything slow but what if it just keeps crashing further if you have the money to lose you lose it if you don't don't play it do you have money invested on best that we cover the hard times and everything and economy is not stable so i just at this present moment the stock market it's not safe so where's your money under my mattress the way it goes up and down it's really it's just. so i have no faith in it is there was a why we play
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a game with our security. well what are your choices what are you going to do with your money you put out of the mattress i don't think that's going to work too well but what about in gold you can put some in gold like warren buffett says you take something from. under the earth you dig it up and all the sudden you put dollars into it and you have to get your money back out from selling the gold so it doesn't make sense to me if things were to get that bad to where you have to put your money in gold i don't think the u.s. government would allow. go to on the mind the currency so is there a chance that we could go back to a system of bartering or more local kind of exchanges. around things so right now we live in and. where there's the there will be money and that's what is there was the money though that war is the worse things than the end here with what's going on with the economy i think so no matter where you keep your money these days the
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bottom line is no place will ever be completely inviolate. twenty years ago history was in the making on the streets of moscow then the city was under military curfew on the second day of an attempt to overthrow me a child then president of the soviet union. looks back at the attempted coup that proved pivotal in the collapse of the u.s.s.r. . twenty years ago moscow was in turmoil tanks on the streets barricades mound outside the russian parliament the white house panic and anger were in the air and the soviet army came face to face with its own people. the first couple of days were pretty scary that's when we had to go to a key point in the city and protect them there were crowds of people gathering and violence was on the verge of breaking out the coup plotters had isolated soviet
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leader mikhail gorbachev and seized control of media outlets but one reporter defied the k.g.b. officers in his news room. we've switched on our t.v. camera with the huge march hope of being able to corner tonight you can see barricades being erected. surveys report was shown and spread word of the democratic resistance developing around the reformist russian president boris yeltsin as the standoff continues through the nineteenth and twentieth of august fears grew of an assault on the white house thank you know well it's the tanks and soldiers in the streets all of it's made you feel uneasy thinking what's going to happen in an hour what's going to happen at night. as armored vehicles tried to ram their way through barricades and move into a road tunnel near the white house some of the protesters tried to stop the lubov kamar thought her son dimitri was safe with
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a friend in fact he was manning the barricades. but judging by documents that i've been able to see another dmitry had climbed on my vehicle to cover its vision slits after day in that he jumped into the vehicles very a hatchet where he was shot. dimitri was only wounded but the vehicle then ran over his head killing him as two other protesters were shot in the mayhem. even though that guy was killed in front of thousands of people who were in preserve we pumped out later that picture phone nearby car their poor picture into bottles set in them a fire throwing them at the tanks the conspirators already wavering lost their nerve. the three men memorialized here have become martyrs for the democratic cause in fact the expected assault on the white house never materialized but even before the violence which happened just mere few soldiers were bearing orders. my
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colleagues and i already saw that the coup was failing so i asked for i got the orders to attack the white house and apprehend yeltsin inanimate he decided we wouldn't do it you know but. as the plotters admitted the bloodshed destroyed their cause the oldest coup had come close to succeeding but in the end it went the way of yeltsin and democracy tom bottom r.t. . and for more on the birth of modern russia make sure to watch our special report throughout the day here on r.t. it's the latest edition of our series the soviet files that continue to uncover more history.
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it was a tall order. the street still keeps secrets. revealed in the soviet files. it is now less than twenty four hours before this year's international air show closes in the moscow region but the showing again excuse me action is showing no sign of warning. start over no sign of waning russia's newest fighter jet they still classified fifty prototype has been the main headliner of the event with its first public display it's made another dramatic entrance on saturday with thousands of spectators looking up in all one of those was our very own shane who is our man on the ground.
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here we are at sea at the two thousand and eleven max international air show the t fifty is in the the james bond of the russian military aviation industry this thing was only unveiled a few days ago no one's allowed inside it except the pilot and the technicians here comes a super strike a stealth t. fifty. major stealth capabilities the plan is to build one thousand of these babies over the next decade also have them in service by two thousand and fifty. and it's going up putting major g. forces. out that if you go. there you have it has suddenly a sense of calm in the air as the t. fifty has now gone back to its secret bunker this is being one incredible show here
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that super stealth is just deafening and what a love so watch out for those high g.'s i will be having more ports from the max two thousand and eleven shortly here when i see but for now my colleague go to this going off has an insightful story about the three year old russian sukhoi superjet one hundred. only uprooted time just a year ago to sue who is super gent is now officially in business over two hundred orders already built from airlines in russia and from abroad now we have a day. to meet that and me company can put out a flawless ask a major so we have now more affordable and more that's a hope he needs to get us to the next couple usa a joint project between russia's aviation giants superbly europe superjoint international and several dozen other companies this is the first civil aircraft produced in russia school from. ratch since the collapse of the u.s.s.r.
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and to see what all the fuss is about we decided to go on a demo flight to as they say touch the plane ourselves this is actually the first of course a project one hundred which was sold to an airline it was named after getting our guide in the first man in space and this plane has already made several international flights we're told that this is the basic version of the chair so nothing special but pretty simple and modern looking the. luggage go warm and so overhead it looks pretty spacious stark noisy the seats the seats are pretty comfortable overall i have to say that this is a whole new level of comfort compared to this plane's main validated rivals which are the channel one thirty four and the forty two. geared up with some of the most advanced mediation equipment with a maximum range of around two thousand miles the sukhoi superjet will replace soviet era aircraft and with
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a price tag of around twenty five million dollars per piece which is around twenty percent cheaper than its main rivals there's interest in the super jet from foreign airlines as well generally as a flying experience is no different to flying around europe in any kind of modern thing and a couple of little quip goes over there nifty little across its developers say they will continue working on the super jet to help it get rid of any problems and with a line of orders already secured the promise to deliver over one hundred sixty planes by the end of twenty sixty. is going to r t moscow region. and you can keep up to speed with all the thrills of the max international air show on our website at r.t. dot com as we continue our coverage all week.
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approach. the future flights. our team takes to the max air show kim jong il has rolled into russia by train in a rare trip abroad for the north korean leader he'll be meeting with president dmitry medvedev for talks in a few days time the visit comes as pyongyang struggles under a set of western sanctions while military tension on the korean peninsula rumbles on artie's jacob griefs reports. thought the energy corporations like to be central to these discussions is dave some of the present method of his self has championed quite recently and when it comes these two countries are always in the background this is the issue of the denuclearization of north korea and russia heavily involved here in the six party talks are ongoing trying to meet that and go because kim jong il himself will find it's this is his third visit to russia is first
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occurring in two thousand and one and i was on the quest of prime minister vladimir putin then president he stayed for three weeks came back in two thousand and two it's the third time this time he's been invited by prism it better in fact it's the first time these leaders are going to meet face to face and that's expected to occur next week in the russian republic. the reason for this timeline while kim jong il he likes a child by train this is maybe a form of transport bomb a train in fact this whole visit comes on the back of russia pledging fifty thousand tons of humanitarian aid to help with north korea's food shortage and the first batch of just arrived yesterday in north korean ports. greaves reporting from moscow there also for you in the headlines tonight. indian soldiers have killed a twelve separate militants while trying to prevent them from crossing pakistan controlled kashmir into the indian side the shoot out took place at a military control line dividing disputed kashmir between the two countries new
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delhi says it regularly intercepts islamised rebels trying to cross of the kashmir border to fight indian rule there. at least five hundred people are reported to have been killed in clashes in south sudan the bloodshed escalated in the eastern state of john lennon. nearly forty thousand cattle were stolen by members of a local ethnic group hundreds of people die in ethnic fighting in that part of the country each year south sudan is facing major security issues following its. separation from the north. pope benedict the sixteenth met with dozens of sick and disabled people in madrid on saturday as his visit to spain gets into full swing almost a million young pilgrims celebrated mass with the pope as they gathered for world youth day the crowds were sprayed with cooling water as they sought shade from the scorching forty degree centigrade in centigrade heat meanwhile disapproval of the
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pope's visit is still high as many spaniards say it costs too much amid the country's raging economic crisis. you are with r t i'm sean thomas headlines are next after this quick break stay with us. in the.
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morning when the t.v. news moves following my belly. ring. while the streets and become. the turning point in russia's history. was the justified move forward. since the battle for democracy. on our t.v. . thank you lou. it's to.
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broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is r.t.m. shantanu quite a few events hamas launches a rocket attacks on israel a day after its announcement of calling off its a cease fire with the jewish state meanwhile the middle east peace quartet has called on egypt to help restore security in the region that made escalating tensions heavy gunfire between. heavy gunfire and explosions are reported in the libyan capital but independent sources on the ground say it is all part of a nato dis information campaign broken off the forces say they remain well on and are ready to fight to the end. also we mark twenty years since moscow was placed under military curfew during an attempt to overthrow the charter the coup faced a fierce resistance and failed to topple the government by.


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