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british. market. really happening to the global economy with. global financial headlines. with greece failing to deal with. unemployment.
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presidential election in the united states. iran. libyan forces are now using. their assault on the town of bani walid the traditional stronghold of the toppled the regime this according to sources who spoke exclusively to. just days after washington objected to a u.n. call for a peaceful solution. well fighting continues in the besieged libyan city of baghdad where it has been on the go for more than three weeks now we
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are beginning however to hear disturbing reports that a foreigner troops and snipers could be used in the assault on the city. they told something dangerous that. maybe if it got out of them somewhere inside the city do. you know. now earlier in the week there were conflicting reports that the city had fallen these reports have proven untrue but not before thousands of bani walid residents tried to make their way back to the city now we are hearing from our sources on the ground that these people have been stopped by roadblocks that have been set up by militias at the entrances and exits to the city that there has been firing in the air widescale panic and that now thousands of people are on the desert highway in
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addition to this our sources tell us that they continues to be armed gangs and militia that opera trolling the streets and are ransacking people's homes we're hearing reports of homes being bulldozed of homes being looted and we continue to hear these reports over the at the moment and verified of the use of chemical weaponry i can confirm the these militias used internationally prohibited weapons they used phosphorous bombs nerve gas we have documented all these in videos recorded the missiles they used on the wire transfers raining down from these missiles many people died without being wounded shot they died as a result of gases the whole world needs to see who are they targeting other really good of his men other children women and old men killed his men the united states state department was questioned by our team in terms of why the story is being ignored in the way it's done their answer was that they're not ignore. in the story they offloading it but you need to take a look at the u.s. state department website and see that the last time that money when it was
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mentioned was back at the beginning of the year we support the efforts of the libyan government to get control of militias and to provide security throughout the country including in bani walid and to do so in a way that. is respectful of the human rights of all citizens and allows humanitarian organizations to get in so we are watching the situation very closely now the libyan army was given the order to use all means necessary to deal with the city and so what they're saying is that all means necessary are being employed. choose a message to all of them across libya wherever they are. however strong you have your back is the revolution should we. also we hear from our sources both within the city and elsewhere in europe and north africa people who have family inside the
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city that the killings are far from over. the course want to portray reporting right author and journalist neil clark believes the worsening humanitarian situation in burnie while lead is an inconvenient truth for those who threw their weight behind last year's revolt in libya. let's think back to february twentieth we couldn't because the newspaper in the u.k. or us or put on the b.b.c. or c.n.n. without hearing about what was going on in libya a humanitarian disaster rich hole colonel gadhafi forces killing lots of people there were dangers of a massive massacre in benghazi and because of that we went to war that that was the reason for war and today the situation lever is much worse you've got a humanitarian catastrophe taking place the number of people killed since needing to be has gone up with by between ten and twenty times we've got massacres going on at the moment and there's silence complete silence here in the u.k. and in the u.s. and they got what they want what they wanted they got really good appy they got a pro western government in power now in tripoli they've taken control of the oil
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industry this privatization western corporations moving in and they don't really give a toss to be honest about what's going on about about the human rights abuses the fact that demonstrations are banned throughout the country it's time to move on on to syria of course. this is art he now one in four people are officially out of work in spain as unemployment in the debt ridden country reaches another record the grim news comes as madrid's transport workers go on strike adding to a six a day of protests in the capital against austerity cuts as another epicenter of the e.u. crisis greece looks likely to missed its promised deficit deadline the forecast from the international monetary fund's debt inspectors comes a year after e.u. leaders applauded what they considered a key deal to save things this report belongs to r.t. as more of a nudge. here is approved by european union leaders this day is year ago were
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designed to tackle the debt crisis the german chancellor angela merkel described as europe's worst economic crisis since the end of world war two e.u. has spent months hammering this package out of the venture it was proclaimed and it was hoped to first save greece by the writing of powerful for its that which amounted to at that time again to one hundred sixty percent of the country's g.d.p. and the second aim of this package was to protect other european countries from this financial instability too and for that purpose it was decided to more than double the european union bailout fund also known as european financial stability facility we've been hearing skaftason already than but a year later it's clear that not only has the crisis is not drawn back but also the european financial climate has worsened with more and more countries now joining greece and experiencing financial economic fallout like spain or portugal experts
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say the raw several reasons behind this fiasco and one of them is some countries squandering though in tough economic times they're still continuing to spend too much cash on military sector rather than on social needs and greece is a very good example here of the. very bad tendency let's take a look. the greek people are making their anger towards government spending cuts very clear. one area where greece continues to spend big when it comes to weapons seven billion euros last year alone spent on defense considers that it's it's facing a threat from turkey. and that we need to maintain a. credible military forces to do it and one of the key places where greece shops for its defense needs is germany athens is orders make up around fifteen
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percent of billions arms exports the most in europe despite germany's repeated belt tightening mantra of course is export earnings for germany and nato interests there so it's just being done and it's not being talked about so much every once a while the topic pops up but that's just being done and politicians in germany are not really questioning it with greeks enduring a dire financial plight with little sign of reprieve is there an element of hypocrisy in germany calling for cuts while encouraging greece to buy its weapons. not all of berlin's elected representatives buying into their gun peddling government's priorities for them social spending cutting is the first you know thing that comes to their mind for me as a queen the first priority that comes from my wife is cutting into defense sector as a proportion of its national earnings greece spends almost twice as much as any of the e.u. member on defense compounded by
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a less than transparent human process and the reputation for corruption i think there is in the lead in greece both within the political sphere as well as the. lower below it say our weaponry that does keep specific percentages and briberies it never a single cell of arms we. former defense minister. singh custody facing charges of stealing government cash it's easy to see why big money for the military gets people riled especially when economists estimate that if greece would cut defense spending over the past decade to similar levels of fellow e.u. states they would have saved around one hundred fifty billion euro more than their last bailout peter oliver r.t. . and a lot of us are here on our i will be discussing of the e.u. words with no news the whole guru of the crisis but also ahead for you. all those they'd be looking for one here and i'll be checking out the global
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markets where yanks and other analysis probably tracks a bank naming its groundhog day join me in about ten minutes time. the iranian opposition has a new voice this on the airwaves of a london based television channel the founder of iraq hard t.v. a businessman and leader of the anti-government movement so its primary goal is regime change in tehran the launch came on the heels of a band of more than a dozen state run iranian t.v. and radio stations across the e.u. taking up this story are poorly boy. in london we went through the launch of a brand new and very different in reigning news channel this studio belongs to t.v. now from farsi translates to freedom and that could give an indication of the political agenda behind the t.v. station in fact its founder is so very many approaches to the current government
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that he says that he wants to help the iranian people to capital eight the current regime denies having any financial backing or any seal of approval from international organizations or western governments they believe. that the british government back. to your regime holiday can be against t.v. for the change of dictatorship. they want to put this regime by on the news in fact it's the very emergence of a new oppositional iranian television channel in britain teamed with involuntary to poncho press t.v. from the u.k. that sets some to question whether the brits pull their love of trumpeting free speech and balance by doing so very selectively obviously britain press t.v. very early on the first country in the world when they were a me and television news channel they're only too glad to welcome
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a propaganda channel run by as it were the one percent does no one in iran even those opposed to it but it even those opposed to the and islamic theocracy in iraq would support this outfit. found inspired by. arab spring and television channels like al-jazeera and al-arabiya in fact they say that unlike in libya and afghanistan they want to promote political change from within and looks like perhaps because of that oppositional political agenda nobody here is stopping the. london. putting even more pressure on iran. iran may not have a nuclear weapon iran is a nuclear nation is unacceptable the united states right to know obama said exactly the same thing israel continues to push washington to back action against iran presidential candidate mitt romney leads the polls in the race for the white house
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a lot more on that in just a couple of. nineteen iranian channels have been banned in the countries that's called iran for not tolerating free speech among other things well played lads well played i love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning personally a bit of censorship doesn't bother me that much because there has always been censorship and there were always be censorship if there are any words or symbols or opinions that could get you bumped off the air or legal trouble in your country then guess what you have censorship sorry to say it but that's how it is i don't mind a country saying that there are something so antithetical to their way of life that it must be banned i'm fine with that that's your business in your country and you
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should be able to protect your culture and your values but they'll lie to me and tell me that you live censorship free when you don't it's your choice you let the iranian channels back on the air or come out of the closet and admit you believe in restricted speech but that's just my opinion. the issue is that so much going on there you should be sitting on the market living in a turbulent and dangerous neighborhood this is long been let in on the assassination of the country's top security official and a political. figure
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. four in the afternoon here in moscow this is our israel's calls to bomb iran have stoked the u.s. presidential debate making support of a tough issue for the candidates and also he's a guy nature can now explains president obama and his rival romney and i walking a tightrope with less than two weeks left until election day a red line should be drawn right here the line beyond which lies war with iran
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many thought benjamin netanyahu is message at the u.n. general assembly this fall was addressed not so much to the international community but to washington netanyahu would like to be able to communicate to the world that . the israelis are ready which he has to attack and that it will be done with the full support of the united states and he's not getting that the tension in the media peaked when president obama practically referred to israel's word mongering as noise that he's trying to block out any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people and i am going to block out any noise that's out there pledging full and unconditional support for israel is part of any presidential election campaign in the u.s. the possibility of war with iran needs a new dimension to this election season the israelis will attack the iranians they
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will attack it's just a matter of when so americans must decide which presidential candidate can better manage the situation despite campaign big kring president obama has thrown allies like israel under the bus the last debate on foreign policy has shown the candidates hold almost identical views on the issue what if the prime minister of israel called you on the phone and said our bombers are on the way we're going to bomb iran. what are you. going to hypotheticals of that nature of our relationship with israel my relationship with the prime minister of israel is such that we would not get a call saying our bombers are on the way when i've sent young men and women into harm's way i always understand that that is the last resort not the first result of course a military action is the last resort as far as red lines for iran i understand and share. whose insistence that iran should not obtain
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a nuclear weapon my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon iran is a nuclear nation is unacceptable to united states president obama said exactly the same. way nine standing ovations to these three me prime minister's speech before congress among other things showed just how powerful the israeli lobby is in washington despite president obama's support of a two state solution for israel and the palestinians his party members at their convention this fall called for moving the capital of israel from tel aviv to jerusalem it remains evident that there is no daylight between the two parties of israel obama was the guy who gave the impression with his cairo speech and others that he was willing to begin to renegotiate america's policy. on israel and palestine but in fact when he came down to hard political realities has backed off but will he back off when israel decides to attack iran whoever is
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elected as america's next president will have to walk on the same raise the weight which is between this world that is itching to bomb iran and the american people who don't want another costly and devastating war based on phony red lines in washington i'm going to check on. when the other u.s. presidential candidates will have the second debate choose stay sharing more ideas about how to handle america's foreign policy you can cost a vote online as you watch this final round between gary johnson jill stein brought to you live america website. we both agree we agree we have to bring the tax rates down i felt the same as the president did governor romney i'm glad. you agree let's get back to something the president i agree on and you tube you agree that the voters have a choice perhaps you wonder who to vote for when romney and obama agree on so many things remember you do have other options come november sixth tune in to see the second round of debates between the major third party candidates on october
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thirtieth. one of russia's top opposition leaders has been officially charged with plotting mass disorder in the country's biggest cities sort of soft foods now subjected to a travel ban denies the accusations as reports. opposition figure and leader of the left front political movement in russia. has been investigated after suspicions that he may have been planning mass unrest across russia this investigation started after a documentary was shown on russian television which showed hidden camera footage and said that solvent others were planning nothing less than a coup in russia the documentary also said that he met with georgian politicians to seek funding the caucasus republic of georgia as a hostile relationship to russia russia has seen its largest anti-government
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protests in twenty years over the past months and some of them have turned violent without soft denies the charges against him and ses the videos are fake investigators though say they have verified their authenticity he could face up to ten years in prison if convicted and remains under a travel ban after the charges two others have also been arrested in connection with this investigation one of them investigators say gave a confession although he say's he was abducted from abroad and forced to make that confession investigators do say though that they think they have enough evidence to convict these three men. to syria now where the four day truce between the army and rebels marking a muslim holiday already proving fragile in the capital most of the country the violence has died down though disruptions have jeopardized the un brokered cease fire first the radical islamist group which did not commit to the truce clashed
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with forces for control of a military base on the strategic town of aleppo also reports of mortar fire being heard at the turkey turkey syria border in what looks like another violation of the cease fire in an area where many rebels hide a former pentagon official michael maloof doubts that this truce will really have any effect. the government is prepared to have a cease fire but it takes two to tango as as it were and i don't know that the opposition is prepared to. stand down i think they they feel that the government will then take advantage of the cease fire to realign troops and put in artillery so i think that they're going to be reluctant to do that there are terror attacks going on. a lot of the opposition is coming from outside forces more radical elements of joint so syria is being subject to outside terrorist attacks and it's going to go on and unfortunately the united states is backing this as well
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as turkey and i think that the united states really doesn't have a clear policy on word word. except to get him out but then the question is what and then what are you going to have after that and if aleppo falls that could begin to raise additional problems and could cause a major spread and isolate the regime on the one hand i've talked to people in lebanon for example who said that those below will attack even israel if aleppo falls simply because of the assistance that the israelis have been giving to the opposition so i would be skeptical that such a cease fire not only could go into effect but that it could even hold. for a while the breaking of a cease fire in syria come to spite the unwritten rule that violence generally stops for holy days at present it's one of islam's holiest of the worldwide
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celebration of aid in russia some one hundred fifty thousand believers joined events marking the day a people crowded streets in moscow for customary prayers and feasting celebrations took place under the watch of thousands of police they reported no major incidents their religious holiday begins at the height of the saudi arabia of course in mecca . which annually jewels more than two million pilgrims. also in the world update more violence during the religious holidays being reported in northern afghanistan forty one killed seventy wounded in a suicide bombing the attacker wearing a police uniform blooms of up in a crowd gathered outside a mosque the province's top officials were inside the building but escaped unharmed however police and other people were found among the dead at this point no claim of responsibility. off the katy pilbeam for the only persons update good to see you again we've been reporting a year ago today that greece was given a massive bailout but the question remains has it helped them to dig themselves out
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of the debt well exactly a lot of analysts investors politicians that all are asking themselves that very same question or glory today kicking the can down the drive we hear a lot we've heard from dana sachs the bank today and he says that the situation in the euro zone is reminiscent of ground. i think what we see is a combination of germany being still saying nine nine nine dong and at the same time that the social change unless you just talk briefly will increase i mean the real surprise here is that the source of tension is not bigger and more should be seen in the streets because ultimately this extended britain the victim has become the middle class and the employees who today take hold listen ever before and what they do take hold is actually not able to buy them anything close to what it did just one year or two years ago. well this is the reaction of investors we'll check
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out the european markets so we can see the numbers for a much speak for themselves about london nine tenths of a percent down look at the dax six down and investors really away from the u.s. today we got g.d.p. coming out and that's after a bunch of corporate earnings really fell flat so a lot rides on that today the stock of the year i see what that's doing it is indeed dropping one twenty eight ninety five as for the russian ruble though is is performing mixed the santon in this final check out the record says and see what's going on that indeed they are following suit that we've got a rather large losses actually particularly for the yes around two percent in negative territory moving on european bank for reconstruction and development has upgraded its growth forecast for russia now the bank expects the country's economy to surge for you point two percent this year something the developed economies could perhaps only very well now the anticipated result could be shot by inflation
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now eve b.r.d. expects it to be official target six point eight percent by the end of the year and i think it's very anxious to become the first russian financial corporation to provide we tell there in africa the firm has set up a subsidiary in nigeria that will point of sale credits in the local stores as become they. it's a retail bank is it not about that. i ever did business in nigeria is quite risky and that's due to the unstable political situation. either and that's how business except that it's got the debate so crossed off. if you're passing through rushes to be a region you really can walk on the wild side thousands of kilometers of unspoilt countryside make up an area where it's still possible to live off the land such
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spectacular scenery makes it a paradise for fisherman and provides a business opportunity for hunters there are defined hunting seasons in russia but lax enforcement means many animals are killed out of the allotted times which can leave young animals orphaned and unable to survive the heart of just u.s. forest provides a sanctuary for the most famous beast in russia it's home to a group who rescue often bear cubs and raise them when they're old enough to fend for themselves the cubs a target taken to a remote location and released back into the wild but it's not just bears who find a haven here this is wolf island here wolf pups have been captured by hunters or bought from zoos have a second chance at life and conservationists have a unique opportunity to observe them these walls are all around four months old and they'll stay in this area for up to three years then most will go back to the wild for good just viewing them from the car was an experience in itself but then.


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