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tourist chechen militant with links to al qaida is blamed for a cold bombing in russia's caucasus region which left people injured it's. facing up to the global truck threat the russian president meets the leaders so what can a stunt. but many believe the problem is impossible to tackle while the afghan war rages on. i started to look at american history and all it takes and realize that. giving up all me american dream of a growing number of us nationals choose to announce this is than shit i'll see all six was. a very warm welcome see this is on the line from the russian capital with me alice have its place in moscow on high alert for fear more terror attacks
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follow a car bombing in russia's caucuses a chechen militant with links to al qaida is thought to be behind the blow in the town of to the gore squids left. well for what have been brought to moscow for treatment officials say schools would most likely have died if it hadn't been for a sudden downpour keeping people in signed one of the exam on the choice. we are right now at the exact street where their car bomb explosion took place and the police officers just five minutes walk from here their post office is in nearby and the local white house is just across the blog so this tread is and did a very busy and crowded street their white car has been parked in front off a cafe just over there are there was no driver at the moment all the explosion and
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the car contained up to forty kilos of t.n.t. just to paint a picture it's ten times more than was used during the twin blasts in moscow metro march bad last left almost forty people died and many more injured actually we didn't have so many people injured because of this started just a hop an hour before the explosion and they saved many lives mass media has been reporting that security cameras have recorded a car from chechen republic and with two passengers inside that left the scene the cafe it just minutes before the blast but we haven't received any official confirmation so far and here we've got at night in this account for you. we were some distance away from the blast about seventy five meters but still only the blast wave it felt like something pushed me down we saw a lot of cars police cars among them drive past in the direction of where the sound
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came from we were at the office and decided to go there and see what happened police had sealed off the area and the windows of the post office were shattered a lot of people were hurt since it was unlikely part of the city. the sound of the newly formed district in the north caucuses it includes. investigators fear that more terror attacks could follow and police in moscow is on high. alert investigators also believe that doll kumar if it could be behind this western pedagogues doco marcus in the tourist chechen militant he is the one who claimed to be behind the twin blasts in moscow metro this march and he is on international terrorist watch list. over reporting there from the city of course. terrorism and drug trafficking a war zone the table today and russia is the fourth president to be that image that
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is hosting a summit there with the leaders of afghanistan. and pakistan. that in the gradual there is in the city for us. security and drug trafficking these are the two top picks which are expected to take a front seat during the four nation meeting which has just started in sochi by bringing the four countries together russia shows its commitment to support peaceful prosperous stable afghanistan and the region in general you russia firmly supports all efforts on the part of afghanistan to restore peace in the country we also support the afghan government's fight against terror and are ready to provide any help needed to tackle the problem of this summit is of course a huge achievement for these four neighbors and it will go a long way towards strengthening regional economic ties and russia shows its commitment to provide financial support to align resources behind peaceful goals of
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afghanistan just recently russia wrote off the last. ghana stanstead overall it was twelve billion dollars for russia central asia is the traditional sphere of interests and of course it has been always a sensitive to instability caused by the afghan conflicts in the region drug trafficking and islamic radicalism are now the main security threat and russia seems to be one of the countries which suffers most from these threats the recent survey shows that russia is the number one heroin consumer in the world and estimated thirty thousand people are dying every year of abuse this is a third of the world's death toll of. opium related and that is of course a huge and drastic figure and russia is now trying to take the lead in breaking up the channel or opium coming from afghanistan through the so-called northern route it comes from afghanistan to stand on to russia and further into europe no visas
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are required to travel from the g q stan and russia which means that opium can flood in easily through the open door artie's correspondent went to the. between afghanistan and jake it stands to experience to see first hand what challenges people who provide security at the border face every day turning a boy into a soldier is a tough task but getting him ready to go to one of the most tricky borders in central asia is even more difficult. work i don't know the other people don't don't go that's why at this training center in done there's no time for games when it comes to dealing with going to stand the center of the global heroin trade. classes are held every day despite the time of year and weather conditions right now it's extremely hot here but as you can see the troops are fully dressed in their uniforms have to get used to it since this is what they'll have to wear on the job after six months trained soldiers are sent to guard the border while new conscripts
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arrive continuing the cycle stone's border with afghanistan stretches twelve hundred kilometers around seven hundred fifty miles border guards are being trained by the russian federal security service under a deal signed back in two thousand and four the use of different weapons physical education combat deck ticks and survival techniques are all poured over the course . terrorism drug smuggling and human traffic have put this region in the global spotlight that's why there are currently over twenty international organizations including the u.n. in the work into g. can stand alone. afghanistan produces over ninety percent of all opium in the world according to the united nations the death toll from opiates in the two countries is five times more than all the needle soldiers who died in afghanistan since two thousand and one and in russia alone the government says afghan heroin
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kills more people in just one month than during the whole ten year long soviet military campaign in afghanistan during which the u.s. is sort of lost around fifteen film. people but according to the shoot a lot an independent analyst and the author of dozens of articles about the flow of drugs is unlikely to stop no matter how strong and in demand that water well you know you have this problem here various technical solutions but it will never be fully solved world there is fighting in afghanistan and global demand for. afghan opium production has grown by a third since the us led invasion it's thought the billion dollar business brings more money than all foreign investments put together that's why it's unlikely even the most advanced border control system would solve the problem completely business is simply too good you got this going to of our d. . allies on that envelop political expert from moscow state university
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for humanity says the drug trafficking problem can only be resolved but are now. take control of the situation. now instead by twenty fourteen again authorities will take control of their own country they world be responsible for regulation for stability and this is crucial to afghan authorities have to take control of their own over their own country without the help of the coalition and the second you know there is very little control of the periphery of the country in the center yes there is control but at the periphery very little control the majority of drugs in the poppy fields are there not in the center so. government settle government takes control over the periphery as well i think we will see better results. the war on drugs has raged for more than four decades people of l. i guess debate that actually been any notable success course coming in an hour's time since the eighteenth. the coca-cola the opium heroin the marijuana in fact we
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haven't had a control system we've had a global prohibition regime reminds me of a senator more a shepherd in one nine hundred thirty one was asked if alcohol prohibition would ever come to an end and he said i think the chances of alcohol prohibition ending in america are about the same as a hummingbird carrying the empire state building on its back to the moon and two years later a national name was repealing alcohol prohibition and i think the same is very much true certainly we respect to the probation of marijuana let's try to imagine even if we had some so much. you could click your fingers to. cease to exist would the world be a better place. if israel plans to attack iran's nuclear power plant. it has only three days left to do so well that's the view of a former u.s. ambassador to the united nations john bolton made the statement in an interview
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with fun clean's he said the danger of police would be too great warms the plans as long as the twenty first russia states nuclear energy companies says it will deliver fuel of the plant will go operational on that date moscow says the plant poses no threat as it will be operating for peaceful purposes under the control of the u.n. nuclear watchdog but investigative journalist contributor wayne madsen says this might not prevent israel from launching a strike. if the israelis decide to attack iran it doesn't matter whether. there's civilian volunteers over there the new york yankees happen to be into ron none of that's going to matter they're going to hit iran and people like john bolton from want to he's one of these old neo con types they're the ones who lied about intelligence to get us into the iraq war and they continue to hype up intelligence . they provide false information and bolton is keeping
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everything to the august twenty first date the bushehr reactor is a peaceful the power reactor it has nothing to do weapons production we hear that israel may be targeting other iranian nuclear facilities in tang's and in coleman and in tehran itself so the fact is that radiation would be a big problem with monsoon rains coming from the central asian steppes winging south picking up radiation and possibly dumping this radioactive rain on on three hundred nuclear powers pakistan india and china this could get out of hand very very rapidly we know that israel is in range for some iranian missiles they. depending on how good their air defenses are they could be hit but i think has been would also react from lebanon and we would see a wave of rocket attacks on america maybe you know the land of
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opportunity before increasing its at all for the not wanting to take. over thirty one hundred people were now u.s. citizenship three times as many as before the war and that one why has the american dream. ken o'keefe grew up in american hit the nation that he believed was the greatest in the world a bastion of freedom and democracy in order to protect those ideals he joined the marine corps and went to fight for his country in the gulf war and that's when the american dream became a nightmare i was punished for speaking out about something that my superiors were doing and my life became extremely difficult upon my return with a different perspective i started to look at american history and politics and realized that my whole life i had been lied to and i believed in those ideals you know i believed in that and when i found out that these ideals were really the way
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america was presenting itself in the world it became clear to me at some point that i would renounce citizenship and renounce if he did keith applied to the state department to stop being american claim political asylum in holland and burned his u.s. passport o'keeffe knows that not everyone will agree with what he's done some maintain he could have exerted more pressure from inside the system but however they choose to do it middle east commentator alan hart says americans must do something i have a love hate relationship with america on one level americans are the most uninformed misinformed dumbest people on the face of god's earth that's the bad news deep down they're also the most idealistic. so i say and americans didn't mind me saying if they were properly informed about the causes and effects
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of things in the middle east. they could become engaged to make their democracy would it hasn't always been this way at the end of the second world war the us was leading the world both economically and morally but according to carol turner from the stop the war coalition it steadily eroded that goodwill because it's failing to give its ethical lead now attorneys it's increasingly forced back to using its military power to impose its will ken o'keefe is committed to changing that and since giving up his u.s. citizenship has made it his mission to oppose u.s. military action wherever he can he was on board one of the gaza bound aid ships raided by israeli commandos in may and following that he was branded a terrorist by israel to ken o'keefe now an irish citizen giving up his country wasn't an easy decision and he insists it wasn't one borne out of hatred you know i
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realized at a certain point that citizenship was a social contract and i didn't agree to the charms of the contract obligations you have rights and you have obligations among your obligations is paying taxes those taxes are being used to commit mass murder i don't agree to that a lot of people misinterpret renounce your citizenship or hate america and that's absolutely not the case at all i have a deep love for the american people and i wish that the ideal of america became a reality until that dream becomes a reality o'keefe and others like him will be staying away from the land of the free and the home of the brave you are at it. with us from washington we've of course called much more for you on our web site. to log it to check out stories on top waited a few days any time you don't like it you can also follow us on twitter. which is updated twenty full seven. hundred field on line in the minutes goal to give in the hills of hong gary increases been shown with his skates.
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on the weather benches paul has been shiner being forced to pay off the seeds of the steel spikes that were trying for a fade and shoots out when your time is all. but football's world governing body is continuing its inspection of russian stadiums and infrastructure officials hope to convince a field for that the country's best place to host the world kompany the twenty eighteen or twenty twenty two russians competing against japan the u.k. and the usa among others to host the event officials have already been to moscow and st petersburg but today's visit she's likely to play the biggest role in
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influencing features eventual decision progress towards readying the black sea resort to host the winter olympics in twenty fourteen is russia's channels to show first hand its ability to stage such a prestigious world sporting event and the inspectors are also in concern today where they're having a look at three new football stadiums russia is said to need at least five new arenas each costing around three hundred fifty billion dollars it's. ok a quick check on what else is dominating headlines around the world today and over in the philippines at least eight people have been killed after a bus packed with people plunged down a ravine the conductor who survived so the buses brakes had failed as it was negotiating a downhill bend he also said the driver battle to prevent the fatal plunge by trying to hit a lot but missed this is the third major accident involving a pass in the philippines in the past tomorrow. former illinois
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governor rod blagojevich is called. karma to a close resulting in a conviction for lying the jury was unable to unanimously sunlight on the very scandalous charge trying to sell barack obama's old seat in the senate panel was said to be dead long to eleven so one of the blagojevich was found guilty of lying to federal prosecutors prosecutors promise to retry him on the twenty three young resolved accusation. pakistan has reassured donors that funds to help the victims of severe floods will reach those in need international observers have a voice to fears that the money will fall into the hands of the taliban the u.n. says it has received less the hoff is necessary to provide immediate help to those in need twenty million that people are estimated to have been affected by the
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country's worst ever floods. the flooding in pakistan combined with the extreme heat wave in russia this summer has spawned many theories regarding what's to blame speculation ranges from a climate weapon to global warming but is prominent russian if this is al is only ginsburg told r.t. there's no grounds to any of these allegations his bill interview is in that ten minutes time here on the channel but. where did the summer disasters in russia and europe and pakistan come from well they didn't really come from anywhere so situations like this develop in the atmosphere once every few years we call them blocking situations characterized by a cycle and the circulation pair of equal strength facing one another my point is that there is nothing extraordinary about what we are seeing this summer from the meteorological point of view i.
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like hey up next will the latest from the world of business. according to business b.h.p. billiton has launched an unsolicited thirty nine billion dollar bid for canada's potash corp it was largest fertiliser miner the offer was promptly rejected by the potash corp board as grossly inadequate and now the market is pricing in a higher offer up the bid reflects the anglo straightly and mining joyous desire to capitalize on recovery in the fertiliser sector here in russia consolidation is also taking place cali is widely expected to make a bid for rival sylvan it that would create a new national champion and the world's second biggest producer of potash x. chief will feel that it's on its way to america. russia's largest steel make a civil stealth hasn't received any bids for three u.s. plants it put up for sale the company wanted to sell the mills combined but may now
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offer them separately that's according to news wire american metals market a.m.m. as one of the assets a plant in ohio could be bought by xo not rinko group acquired it for one hundred forty million dollars two years ago. now it may be the quiet summer season but there was a fierce battle currently being waged in russia to the country's most notable tycoons are going head to head for control of no real nickel all of their past on in each one twenty five percent of the mind through their various companies each has accused the other of mismanaging no nickel and wants to buy their fellow shareholder out but no other wants to sell joining me now to discuss how this is affecting other investors in north nickel is ryan gauld of specialized research and investments ron thanks for joining us who's going to win this one for a minority shareholder does it matter. i think for the minority shareholder right now you have to look at really does it matter let's look at how the company is
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being valued relative to its global peers in the morning sector to find out you know how much is this costing the us or shareholders currently so if you're look at that if you look at how real is compared to let's say beach p. rio anglo american you see that you know important value ations like capitalization to cash flow calculation of profit the risk is trading roughly about a twenty percent discount so at the current market valuation it's about five to six billion dollars so currently the conflict you could argue is costing the us are holders five to six billion dollars so if it's resolved either way right in theory you should have you know a positive game on the shares as it closes that valuation gap and i think that's really what we know it's your shareholders first have to look at is one of the risks involved here and how much do i expect to gain and i think. you know if commodity prices don't move and they stay where they are then yeah you can look at
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say twenty twenty percent gain if the conflict as a result is the russian government going to step into all of this well again. from the russian government point of view if you look at what the government has done say in the past five years the type of policies they're interested in strategic assets and so on the rules of course does have over fifty percent of the world's playdom supply that's very strategic it's also by far the lowest cost producer of nickel in the world so their wills has a huge influence over these two commodity prices in the world and so i think more than anything the government is interested to make sure that whoever management is running the company they're thinking about the sustainability of those deposits in the future they don't want someone to come in and just rip out all the nickel plated as fast as possible sell it in the world market so that five ten years down the road there's no metal left in the ground so i think from the government's point of view they want to make sure that there's there's a responsible management in place that's putting in reinvesting for the future and into the mines chief of lettuce those are the stunning twenty five million dollars
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last year does he deserve it well if you look at a somewhat surgically right you could say that well the share price has gone up since he's been involved it has gone up almost one hundred seventy percent but nickel prices have also got to over one hundred fifty percent as have palladium prices so you have to ask your quote you know you have to ask yourself the question was he was sponsored for the increase in play in prices or was it just you know market recovery so run over specialized research investment thank you. let's check out the stock markets now here mosco they fall in for the first time in three days on low oil and metals prices magnet school fine and steel is two and a half percent down mid-sized bank both those dania says profit slipped fifty three percent imported to compared with a year earlier its shares are up point three percent. over in europe the footsie and that is all fully enough. breaks yesterday's gains it comes off the wind joint best scott it's twenty ten more g.'s outlook. let's see how asia pacific markets
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are getting on tokyo is surging in the last couple of hours traders in asia were encouraged by better than expected results in the u.s. retail sector namely wal-mart and home depot but shares of b.h.p. billiton in australia australia filled over three and a half percent of its takeover failed. aeroflot has become the first russian airline to be included in the top twenty five leading carriers of the world industry magazine transport well placed the flagship carrier intends place one higher than lifton's a group due to the airline successful financial dealings in two thousand and nine the magazine also put their float at eighteen for their net profit last year which was one hundred twenty two million dollars. china is taking another big step to replace the ailing dollar with its currency the yuan in trade for lenders can now access the massive chinese interbank market it comes off the russian move to dealing with neighboring states. now so we've got time for your stories on our
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website altie dot com. the most a team has been to the kaluga me when the car industry is rapidly developing. nunc argy goes to the area where the first russian fleet was more. where the
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indigenous people were the first car dixie's number given and where russia's glorious history is still visible. welcome to the priest's russia close up. more news today violence is once again flared up the from these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. china operations are the day. the for.

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