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as the count enters its final stage the ruling united russia party has lost its. still com well on top hats amid applause from international monitors they were how the election process was all guys. iran claims out shot down a u.s. spy drone along its eastern border the use of unmanned american aircraft over the country is being seen as the latest evidence of washington's efforts to destabilize regimes beyond simply. russia expresses a concerns over u.s. plans to maintain military bases in afghanistan even after the planned twenty fourth drop outs as the conference opens today where the international community is
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said to decide the country's future. a very warm welcome to you this is our live from moscow with me alice habits. we start with a moment of truth now russia's ruling party with always all the various counted in the parliamentary election united russia is to lose the launch majority it held in the previous duma but will still stay the biggest party by holocaust life that asks her for more news in central moscow. votes are still being counted how's the
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overall balance you can say following. the ninety six percent of the votes have been counted the figures at the moment put united russia or just under fifty percent of the communist party with just under twenty percent fair russia with about thirteen percent and the liberal democratic party is about eleven percent of that. proportional representation in the state duma say the number of seats of the parties will get is directly corresponds to the percentage of the national vote that's why this figure is the same potent and the election committee has actually given early results of what the seats in the dream are could be a poor proportioned like a united russia at the moment voting two hundred thirty eight seats the communist party ninety two fer russia sixty four the liberal democratic party fifty six seats in the stadium and of course the vote counting still continuing the you can see the
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united russia was it remains on top has lost study room majority had four hundred fifty seats in the state duma were up for grabs they don't need three hundred to have a majority they held three hundred fifteen previously you can get the figures at the moment to what they have four years ago that then they go sixty four percent of the vote so they have lost that majority of course the whole election process has been very clear. monitored both by competing party observers and by international observers as well and we can hear from them now that the response and feedback from them has been a largely positive they've been saying that the election process overall seem to get quite smoothly but. i have been extremely well impressed by the organization that has been setup for these for these election is not the first time a time that as international observers to elections and yes i had the possibility to visit not only the most courageous to have the possibility to visit my choice
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a lot of several polling stations where i have seen a lot of people waiting on line and all the procedures that were extremely irregular and. extremely satisfying because because of the process that has been set up by the electric car. there as you were saying the united russia party has lost almost fifteen percent of the vote so what does that mean in real terms. will it mean so where the united russia party previously has found it pretty easy to impose their will on the stadium and three legislation that they won't say right now they're going to have to work much more closely with the pacing parties they lost the labor movement joy to see that change and they change the constitution to make changes to the law going to need to find that support but there's already talk of the need for working in coalitions with the opposing parties a president makes a difference so they've religion not. have to the party has to form fairly well the
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party represents almost fifty percent of the population and this is the result of a democratic process but taking into account the most complex making the parliaments have to form coalitions with other parties of the various issues and this is what power limits and democracy is all about and the leaders of other parties said that they're ready for that. of course a lot of speculation about exactly what caused that last public support that we've seen playing out in the biggest from the very to some people feeling that it's apology to criticisms that you know it's russia's time understood failing still with corruption issues other people saying simply that it is a party who's been in power for a long time some people fear that political and economic stagnation despite the day president that has said that he still thinks united russia can lead the country a stable productive future and as we see in the cools the change certainly all day
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there would be surprises with you noted russia coming out on top losing that majority we will see some significant changes in the future state. ok sara many thanks found sarah for there reporting for us well we also spoke to prime minister vladimir putin spokesman to be discomfort about his views of the election results so far he told us that one hundred actual crises have taken his tone united russia still remains the country's foremost political force. this result was the ported to continue its politics to a continuous line for the whole country to take a significant portion in the creation of the new government and so on and so forth has to be considered as a victory of the party we have to remember that this party was a ruling party in the country during a very harsh and very tough period during the last four years it was a period. of about a climate crisis on the part of managed to minimize the consequences of this crisis
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for the population certainly we could not so this for everyone in this country and its way obviously it has lost some percentage some percentage but again i repeat it proved to be the leading political power in the country. now it's becoming clear as the results build a fuller picture that all position parties have made some of their biggest gains in years in that according to political science professor gad mangal is bound to influence how the conduct of elections in russia is internationally the election. to reshape some of the russian elections is an electoral process it simply manipulate it completely with the ruling party having lost considerable student he does looks great then it has been expected right to question how this is in the. whole building is very. much international relations and.
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russia. as we near a final tally for the vote there is growing speculation the united russia set for a make over to recoup its election losses political analyst meeting about it she attributes the vote shortfall to disillusionment with a party that's been in power for a decade. a lot of the sward you know a lot of the border go to communist party or to fair russia a lot of it is just broadest lot of people do not believe that these bodies will rule them they just wanted to send a signal to him and atrocious if you account of all this in two thousand and seven forty five million voters almost would really have voted for you know it's russia now it's it is at least they're not you i would agree with this model they've also accounted so maybe that the figure will reach twelve million so there are twelve million disillusioned people it so it will not be able to change the political
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system of the country singlehandedly it will need the support of other partners. and they'll be more on how the political we shall feel a russian may affect the country's economy in our business bulletin that's coming up. and in the business update later this hour we'll take a look we take a look at what the latest election results mean for russia's economy. than it is now under around says its forces have shot down an unmanned american spy drone in the east of the country the aircraft was recovered on the ground largely on damage authorities have warned that operations against intruding drones will continue and may not be limited to iranian borders author and journalist asked in response he believes that the incident a clear breach of international law. there's narky one seventy advanced stealth reconnaissance drone which what i'm hearing is said they lost it over afghanistan
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last week others are saying of uranium must be busily looking at this drone and what a great way of. creating technology transfer this is an incredibly serious event and it's of course against international law the united states yet again breaking international law with these drones it's interesting that even some neo conservatives are criticizing obama saying well we're talking about nuclear facilities iran is thinking about a much bigger game and this is really about influence within the into the region egypt is a big loss to the united states after the fall of the u.s. back to mubarak from the atlantic to the indian oceans and of course even greece backing some oil sanctions against syria against iran this is a case of the western media feeding loads of people the idea that these countries are isolated when in fact the world is now changing. now syria has agreed the arab
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league's plan to open the country's doors to foreign observers it comes amid has increased the pressure on the country un high commissioner for human rights calling for international intervention the body claims the health of the civilians killed during ten months on rats but syria's ambassador has warned that overseas interference will deepen the crisis meanwhile wish professor. jordan says the arab league's position is a long way from. the arab league has basically said that if syria doesn't accept this plan then this would pave the way for an international intervention on the way that the arab league by the way for an international intervention in libya and we know what happened about so i think syria has grudgingly accept the bulls terms but that does not necessarily mean that the
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crisis in syria will be resolved i think the recipe for the solution is going to create a bigger problem because it's going to encourage more and more. on the regime and it's going to cause more violence within syria it's going to give the impression that the syrian regime has caved. under the pressure of the arab league which is and fuck pressure from nato the arab league is not about peaceful resolutions it's simply wants to topple the syrian regime and replace it with a pro-american regime and so to come in the program transatlantic tempers flare the british parliament faction with them fuming aver a one sided extradition policy at least it is in. the second trip an american interest it's. a crucial conference on the future of afghanistan taking place in germany president hamid karzai will preside over the gathering which will be attended by representatives from all over the world is going off is watching it all
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take shape. eighty eight countries are taking part seventeen international organizations and nearly a thousand delegates including some of the key political figures like u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and russia's foreign minister said this is the second such conference being held in germany the first one happened exactly ten years ago back then the delegates were working on the rebuilding of afghanistan we storing peace in the country building democratic institutions and so on and unfortunately ten years later some of these issues still remain and probably one of the most troubling ones is still security especially in light of the alliance's plans to start pulling its forces out in twenty fourteen it's widely believed that afghanistan on its own can provide security in other troubling factor for the local players in the region including russia is washington's plan to increase its
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military presence in afghanistan. also in twenty fourteen as the alliance pulls its forces out and it's really not clear how these two plans how these two ideas are going to work together but the situation in afghanistan in general is still very complicated there is the taliban threat the drug trafficking very poor living conditions for the locals who are also increasingly tired and often even angered by foreign military presence pakistan is a very important country in the region is the key partner of washington or at least it used to be it's also right there next to afghanistan and it's not taking part in this conference after an attack by the allied forces on its military post on the pakistani afghani border it's suspended the transit of supplies for the airlines through its territory this puts washington in a really difficult position since it will have to look for other partners in the region for more on the situation here's
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a report by my colleague. on the. supply. these are would keep the war running nato actions have put all operations in afghanistan in danger after last week's attack that killed twenty four pakistani soldiers islamic bot cut off one of the alliances major supply routes to again his stance i would like to extend my most sincere condolences. to pakistan washington's condolences were not enough the repeated incursions by the u.s. military in pakistan really left no choice and also the humiliation that the pakistani military faced in front of its own soldiers and the pakistani people left no choice before the government this time but to cut off the supply line was relations between the u.s. and pakistan as unstable as ever in order to keep the war in afghanistan running nato relies more on its other major supply route coming from the north. here it is
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the northern distribution network you see all these blue lines and here is the route that pakistan shut down now the northern supply network was started when russia agreed to provide its territory and air space for transit of not only thought supplies to nato troops in afghanistan it proved to be a very reliable route more reliable than pakistan now it accounts for half of nato as non-lethal supplies on trucks railroads and by air supplies travel through russian territory from europe and from russia's far east all the way to afghanistan and the reliance on this route is set to expand in the last three years russia's cooperation on of ghana sent has been key to nato operations there. i sat down with professor michael lee haas who stressed he was speaking in a personal capacity the u.s. has a very tenuous kind of placement. afghanistan and it is highly vulnerable it's highly vulnerable. pakistanis but it's more
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vulnerable to russia i mean if russia were to withdraw its permission for us to use of surveillance we would be in a very difficult position in afghanistan the northern supply now work could now be in danger because of a failure in diplomacy moscow says because washington turned down all of its proposals on the missile defense issue russia might have to resort to other arguments including its cooperation with nato on afghanistan that. there are processes which are critically important for russia which are about russia's national security one of them is nato expansion into russian borders and the fact that washington goes ahead with a robust missile shield program in europe without taking into consideration russia's concerns gives moscow the right to use any leverage it has to be heard by its partner but even the mere possibility that russia could cut off the northern supply route threatens the viability of all western operations in afghanistan nato
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risks leaving almost one hundred forty thousand of its troops in afghanistan without vital supplies if diplomacy doesn't win the day with pakistan it's about people there being fed up with russia its about their national security if washington does not seriously address the concerns of its partners even the best partnerships can fade i'm going to check our reporting from washington our take. on cross talk coming out a love and thirty g.m.t. peter bell and his guests discuss what ten years of foreign occupation have brought in afghanistan now the withdrawals insight here's a preview. the u.s. leaves in an environment that's more secure than it was say a year ago two years ago that the afghan army and the afghan central government is able to exert more control than they are now which is to say that there is not a hasty withdrawal and that the gains that we just discussed. you've been solidified chris you want to jump in there but on real art i don't know where you
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get your facts and statistics from the i r r i base my opinions on the united nations and according to the united nations afghanistan they still virtually on the bottom of the human development index on almost any. parameter you want to judge it things have got worse for the afghan people over the last ten years the infrastructure is on the differences and so forth are justified if you're if you're metrics have to. be more interesting to your knowledge according to the reuters poll which shows that afghanistan is the most dangerous country in the world for women. and. now dozens of british m.p.'s across the political divide have united and loved it and are staging a debate today on what they see as
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a one sided extradition treaty with the u.s. drawn up in the chaotic aftermath of nine eleven it allows washington to demand the extradition of any u.k. citizen without proof of any crime and britain is obliged to comply. either bennett reports patience is wearing thin. all take and no give that's the growing feeling in britain's parliament against america's controversial extradition treaty it was signed in two thousand and three in the post nine eleven panic and makes it far easier for the us to take people from the u.k. than the other way around now forty five m.p.'s from the three main parties have crossed the political divide and joined forces they finally forced a debate and parliamentary vote on what they call an injustice was a mistake in the first with this ministry i think it was a mistake it's not a level playing field even with a partner like america we need to make sure that we of being equal and we are being
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fair to our citizens and that is not the case of the moment britain must present evidence for any extradition but america doesn't need to a long awaited independent inquiry recently ruled this relationship was balanced but the numbers suggest otherwise one hundred twenty three people have been surrendered to america under the treaty since two thousand and four only fifty four have gone the other way america's ambassador to the u.k. has branded these figures myths and in accuracies they were figures he's embassy refused to reveal he's even accused m.p.'s of willfully distorting the facts in the run up to this crunch vote in parliament that could shift the balance but m.p.'s aren't backing down joining a battle some of fought since the treaty was signed i think you know seeing how many injustices have been caused because of it it was meant to be for terrorism fences it wasn't meant to be for the ken things they're using no janice's is gary
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mckinnon a mainstay on america's extradition wish list he was arrested ten years ago after hacking into pentagon files he says he was merely searching for u.f.o.'s gary has asperger's syndrome and according to. mother should be tried in the u.k. on medical grounds but america's not giving up on one of the most wanted it's so vengeful. you think uses some of the widen it is saw over the top the left him one has internet for three and a half years after the arrest if gary was the slightest threat that wouldn't have been done but it's very much i think he embarrassed them and because of that they were very angry at him there are nine cases currently fighting extradition to america richard o'dwyer is the latest he's wanted on copyright charges for creating a search engine for pirated content it's not even considered a crime in the u.k. but at the moment that doesn't matter the us can still get. the coalition
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government promise to change this while in opposition chance to deliver either bennett london. more fresh updates videos and comments always just a click away on our website of course r.t. dot com let's take a look now at what you can check out there right at the moment celebration madness goal posts torn down and crowds trampled as thousands of fans on the playing field and stadium and turning the joy of victory to violence. and a world war two a lot more than six decades after it ended forty five thousand residents were evacuated from german cities experts work to defuse two world war two bombs a massive one point eight ton are yet explosive and a small american. boy in tension in syria goes under the spotlight in
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studio a very similar for that is how it is here with all of it is business news for us. it's almost twenty four minutes past the hour you watch in the business program r t as we've been hearing a new russian parliament has been elected with a much reduced majority for united russia it will still be by far the biggest party in the duma but will now face a stronger opposition to discuss what difference this might make to comic policy and business i'm joined by charles roberts and global chief economist that we need some scalp in london thanks a lot for joining us do you think the relatively weak showing by the united russia party will braise pressure on the government to boost spending before the march presidential elections. when a so you know going to see any cut in spending before march i think the results here basically moving political power back to the presidency under the last elections the duma you know did rush out
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a two thirds majority that gave the prime minister a great deal of power this time it's going to be the president with a greater power so reforms and what happens next in russia is now up to what the president decides. the government is likely to raise domestic borrowing next year do you think it will be spent mainly on end for such a project or all social spending. that depends on how they interpret these results you have the big shift coming to support up to around twenty percent or near doubling this two ways to interpret that one it's a protest for votes for an opposition party that's always been against the kremlin through the ninety's and the two thousand. if they interpret it that way then the government should continue reform should be trying to do its best to boost growth money best spend then by putting it into infrastructure projects for example and reining back some of the huge increases they've already done on pensions and social
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spending if however they see this is a positive vote for the communist party opposed to vote for war social spending then the threat. from the markets perception of the threat will be higher spending by the government will start to raise interest rates for what the government has to pay. one of the big all sunshine program programs this privatization will the vote have changed anything in regards to that. i doubt. the opinion polls are already suggesting around fifty one to fifty three percent support for united russia is not going to fourteen and a half i doubt that that's going to have a big impact what's more important now is market general global market moves if the markets get more positive the government's going to be happy about hearing some of the companies into the stock market. that could start even as early as january february possibly off to be elections off the presidential elections but here the global markets probably the most important story will have a bigger opposition improve the perception of the investment climate in russia. i
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doubt it will make much difference the opposition were never that effective in the one nine hundred ninety s. the government governing parties roys able to co-opt sufficient numbers of deputies to get key reforms through particular in the late ninety's i wouldn't think that this election result in the makeup of the new doomer is going to hold rock policy in reform to a very great extent in the next few years and one last question real quick what's your forecast for the russian economy next year. who are looking for growth of two to three percent russia's biggest trading partner of the euro zone is in great distress as we can all see. that under the turn of the next year we could be talking three percent growth for the hundreds you could be close to the two a lot depends on the oil price and that depends on what happens in china the eurozone and the us thank you so much charles robertson global chief economist at rene's sons capital in london and it's now time to take
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a quick look at the markets oil is trading higher and speculation that the tension in the middle east will permit supplies iran says the world could reach two hundred fifty dollars a barrel if it sees more pressure on its nuclear program and now the boost is coming from europe more than italian prime minister mario monti plans to spend around thirty billion euro honest sweeping austerity package. european markets are quite upbeat in late morning trading with banking shares in the lead the footsie is gaining more than half a percent the dax is up almost ten percent investors are looking ahead to the meeting between french president nicolas sarkozy and german chancellor angela merkel to care for a key european summit later in the week. the russian markets are posting modest gains in the lunch hour trading the r.t.s. says more than a tenth of the size of the my six is up two tenths of a percent this hour. and let's have
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a look at some individual. share moves on the mindsets most oil majors are on the rise supported by stronger crude with luke oil gaining roughly eight percent gazprom is also up the company has finalized its acquisition of a bell russian gas pipeline operator beltran's gods but it's still maker m.k. is down the company has posted fifty eight million dollars of net loss for the first nine months of the year. that's all we have time for in this edition of business i'll be back for an update in about fifteen minutes. if you. didn't take three. large free. range three. free. free. download free blog videos for your meeting.

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