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hello this is r t international it's kevin owen here with other top stories from the past seven days headlining from us a car bomb blows up in a residential area in syria's second largest city of aleppo today reportedly leaving three people dead after a similar terror attacks kill over two dozen account on the weekend. the verse three arrests for occupy wall street protesters is yet more heavy handed policing leaves many wondering if western nations practice the democracy they print. and a loving father caught in a tragedy the media's take on the u.s.
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soldier accused of turning his sleeping afghan village bloodbath with washington once again apologizing for the actions of its military. afghanistan's finance minister he told us that it's hard to assess just how much damage and devastation the war has brought to his country and its people that interview coming up now. it. mr afghanistan's finest minister it's great to have you with us to be with you so it's been a decade since afghanistan has become the front stage for the war on terror led by the united states how much does it cost the nation and the water has cost the nation a lot it's not i don't think you can put
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a dollar figure on this and if you three hundred billion two hundred billion three hundred billion are still begin why did a prostitution of four was beyond economics. give us to use the public project often. give us streets the street institutions putting doors together. it's not easy ten years ago or after the taliban when we come back and i think it's a strip it's not just the. infrastructure but what the government did not exist the system did not exist but with the support of the international community or with their participation a number of fronts we believe me enormous progress but we have still a long way to go towards the nation can rely on its own institutions to survive to make progress there so that four and eight accounts about ninety percent ninety
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five percent of the afghan g.d.p. well know that two thousand and fourteen is the deadline for those there was draw international forces plus the reduction of aid money how we love to understand sustain its economy after two thousand and fourteen we did after all did not want to be international forces to be in afghanistan fighting for us. even in our longer needed from the very outset we have to believe that the prime responsibility of picking your own security should be. there's a possibility of afghans and you think they will be ready by two thousand and four we are already if you if you go into again afghanistan if. any of the operations in different parts of the countries are carried out by afghan forces and our forces again. because they are called truth of that of because they are part of the afghan nation. their. rule will be much more effective in much more positive than the role of an international force that was
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economics of this there is no doubt if it will have some impact on our economy but there is no nation in the world there can indifferently rely on foreign aid. so when we are talking about transition we are not thinking only about security transition but also economic transition even if in the short term there is a downturn for the economy in the longer term and there will be. again with with with proper afghan institutions and with peace i think absolutely an economy that will be more sustainable business today but exactly how bad will the downturn be because you know there are people who feel that afghan economy is war time and stone are drunk and as far as they are concerned right after two thousand and fourteen it's had it's it's not towards an economic disaster definitely a very sharp kind of crisis it will not be the fortunate thing is that you have
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three years think about this in to prepare ourselves for. right in front of we have just a few moments ago you had the bonn conference and which we got the commitment in a pledge from the international community for its long term financial commitment to afghanistan both economic and security in a couple of months we will have a chicago event a nato summit as well as a junior summit and i wish there would be a specific commitment to. our security forces for a longer term financial commitment but right after that in july we will have conference on afghanistan focusing on economics and development in tokyo and that's where we look to secure. a longer term commitment financial commitment significant commitment law it will come down over time but it will not sort of sharply come down in twenty four as for foreign aid they say that there's
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a huge difference between money spent on afghanistan and the money spent in afghanistan dollars for institutions that operate in your country really help report the economy or is it really a question of pumping money from one pocket or another well this is a nice word for any that not everything that friends are in a country spain is in their country. it is it goes into their country or it doesn't even go into that country is it more acute a problem in your country it is certainly there it is again the focus of our recent discussions three years ago we had to cover a conference that was the prime focus and therefore we need to see more spend through afghan institutions we need to see more aligned through afghan priorities that we would like to see you more spend in afghanistan if this ending should generate opportunities within the country then big dollars going into companies
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that spend a portion of it in afghanistan and a big portion of it have back to their country and of course the opium economy which is always. it's topic for afghanistan and correct me if i'm wrong from what i understand it mounts to about thirty five to fifty percent of afghans shooting thing right now and i know not not really how much is not really you see. the there is what it generates is accurate for example it generates income for farmers a generates income for the middlemen the business people who connect the international market with the afghan production and it generates again it has a huge market in the countries. in europe in russia in everywhere else it's in value are from one hundred billion dollars. but what what gets to the produce of the farmers is no more than five hundred three
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hundred million dollars then if they give it in means and afghanistan so it hundred million dollars as part of sixteen billion dollars worth of g.d.p. just last year i could be seventeen years is a small percentage. is not a big percentage there is about people can point five billion dollars that goes to the middlemen some of them are afghans some of them are non afghans money does not stay into afghanistan the money goes into regional countries to regional hub and destinations so the actual struggle there remains in afghanistan is quite smart ok but here is my question as this financial aid money declines do you think you're going to see more and more of your people rely on help in kind of me there is certainly a possibility but the thing is that if you look into afghanistan it is closely correlated with insecurity places there are secure that are within our hands you
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know see the production of oakland that is only in. where we do not have control over saw so that if we foreclose again on helping afghan institution to secure our country and if we house and put pressure. on our third elements this coming create insecurity in afghanistan we believe it was to get instability the opium issue will be the girl was in a more sustainable and a more real manner but again if as long as there is security as long as there are out of reach there will be the opium of the production of opium and some of that money goes again to the traffickers some of this even goes to the insurgents finances and surgeons so it's in the interest interest of insurgents as well to allow production as well as again the environment for the production of would be and can. you know or sixty percent of afghanistan's population is under the age of
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twenty five it's their respective labor market for these people otherwise there really is a subject for terrorist recruiters this is the biggest challenge and that's why we see this we need to focus on more sustainable. employment generation and all that in that exist exist and focusing on our because they exist and focusing on infrastructure of trade and transit there exists in the whole thing with their. case. they use the afghans that. so again opportunity for education for higher education this can provide again he talented labor for production within afghanistan in from could even be exported now in two thousand two hundred cars i who is now the president of afghanistan said if the international community is really serious in saying afghanistan secure it must help begin reconstruction of infrastructure projects when we speak about this projects no one is interested has
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it changed. first of all we must acknowledge the big pieces of infrastructure that have happened. during the root of minus one which could its army just. is worth right now billion dollars worth of infrastructure that has been built but it's not a nice small amount of investment that has happened the institutions the cities the electricity rate no major cities have electricity in the next couple of years there will be for the next the first time of understand how the railway which would be expanded upon. for the first time again in afghanistan we have the development of telecom. industry with private investment of some billion dollars. by the environment it's unclear. and dismayed by by others in the mineral resources and in
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the chinese coming investing some five billion plus. dollars in one mine in the copper mine in the indians and canadians coming in and listing anywhere between ten to fifteen billion dollars in the next three to five years in another mineral deposit in iron ore and of course other. investors as well interest for the first time in a what a minute as horses did exist twenty years ago twenty years ago twenty five years ago but today there are much more interested in this and a lot of oil and gas little thought of things i think there are the support of the international community and without the achievements of the. present government in the past ten years would not have happened so those things have happened in addition to that of course there are particularly what we call it the transformation ticket is to focus on some other transform ational foundational investment that will put us on
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a path to self-reliance and self-sufficiency and that is again infrastructure that will focus on a lot of the cultural sector of warthe and good food security as well as a commercial on our transport sector which is good for expanding our own. prayed with others as well as transit through afghanistan killer chris if you would just good for again industrial sector as well as for commercial. railway connection which again will facilitate. better environment for our many resources as well as for crohn's it in trade for those are sort of some of the key focus is that we will have in the next decade afghan finest mr mr sighing while we were out of the estimates you can hear us for the development of your country thank you very much thank you very much for support and. thank you.
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ties headlines from our to a car borne blows up in a residential area in syria's second largest city of aleppo reportedly leaving three people dead at this hour for similar terror attacks killing over two dozen in the capital. and more of our top stories of the week other verse three arrests for occupy wall street protesters as yet more heavy handed policing leaves many wondering if rested nations practiced that democracy for each. other loving father of course in a tragedy of media's take home u.s. soldier accused of turning a sleepy afghan village into a bloodbath with washington once again apologizing for the actions of the. one
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who should r.t. dot com twenty four seven right now though sport is roman. hello and welcome to sport on r.g.p. undermine koester of and these are your headlines. hitting headache and she stumbled through their first defeats under new coach goose hiddink after losing als as informal comments in one mail. plus leaving the lakes twice for make a chilled champions al gore's call from behind to snatch a vital overtime win against tracks are in the garden called playoffs. and jubilant sounds or jenson button at shine sebastian that's also when the season opening grand prix in melbourne. let's start with the russian premier league a word guus hiddink has to say said his first defeat at the helm. after his new
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side lost at the hands of locomotive one nil right here in moscow philippic i said it came close to opening for the home side right before the interval but on g. keeper of blood smeared the bullet health permits of parikh i said all separate from close range and the ecuador striker should have scored soon after the restored but shot just inches high at below four n.g.k. midway through the second halves of pender i lead the g. back off was stretchered off the field with a suspect it's concussion and for a clumsy tackle bites he made chris well these groups are called was in the thick of it for the committee throughout the match and his perseverance finally paid off as the nets of the only goal of the game after seventy three minutes i set a setting on this one while angie star striker samuel it's all well missed their next game at home by at for picking up one yellow card so many of them it's either up to third and you remain in seventh. doubt before vacs wise former champions are
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being failed to break into the european qualification places following a one nothing defeat at down to trespass combined. armenia forward marcus in seventy nine saying the only goal to mark his debut match for combine in the design minutes of the first half despite closing out the eight scoop line crossed and so are now only two points behind dungy while rubin stay six. elsewhere robots and so on the void is there it sent straight away defeat the side from siberia holding on court so goal is draw in the snow we match last week's on snap their sixteen game losing streak by beating bulger one nil out home but they are still deeper integration trouble after surviving a major bankruptcy scare earlier this year and car stay in the safe haven of its wild spot. grid incidents of move further away from the drop zone following a one no victory over sports uk tonight cheek remain second from bottom of the scored for the summer side simitis into the second half. now it's their quarter
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final stage and i saw his kid shell play all sense was former champions league bar set to cut the deficit in their best of seven series against a regular season winners traktor this side from cousin came from a goal down in the second period thanks to a powerplay effort by guinea scotchgard regulation and one all that's a good force finish import nicole cochrane and scored the winner in the second medical health over time so to want to track her in that series while earlier on evans guard also came from a goal down to beat lesser work computer worth three one and edge of heads in their time. while on saturdays or better nizhny novgorod have taken it see one series lead against the now more in the last eight or better grab the dramatic four three overtime win in their latest encounter and watching it for us was constancy of. did our produced a quick story it's in their first home of the serious and threw everything at their fields mari coopted fired from the blueline and
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a young play additional himself on marking little bone to send it home one nothing after just two minutes of play the muscovites took total control and should have doubled their lead but their panel was netminder a little a call was brilliant between the pipes while john was goaltender had to deny just one shot in the old and. anything like out of the gutter pit even at one each at the end of the second football play go but the host responded in a minute and a half the blue eyed stop score and the hail on usent put dinner in front scoring his seventh goal in as many matches in the playoffs and they do one after forty minutes their betters mark in four hundred level matters again six minutes into the third dynamics' cord what looked like the winner five minutes before the final buzzer but then usually no good side came from behind again to make it all square and nothing separated the teams up to three periods and into overtime where durbin
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no longer out the winner on a foul play on the seventy seventh minute for three the final score i think is the hard work the whole game where. you have answered by we played the whole game and. we have a good feeling in the thing we just work hard for it still. we lost again despite playing well enough to win i think we like some luck we played better about some people want to get in overtime over there betto came from behind three times to win this second straight game in overtime and take a two one lead in the best of seven series well don imus suffered their first home defeat in the playoffs this season can stand out of a board seat. jenson button has won formula one's a season opening grand prix after a crash strewn race in melbourne the mclaren driver finishing just ahead of rating
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world champion sebastian for his third triumph down under in four years button started in seconds but over to pole sitter and teammate lewis hamilton at the very first corner box and kept pulling away while behind him drivers kept crashing out remained version from lotus and say his driver michael schumacher were among those suffering well rushes this out of the trouble so it's hard out there his new catering car starts in the middle of the track and this caused the safety car to be deployed with fits all taken full advantage to overtake hamilton in second ferraris then a bit masa did not finish after colliding with fellow brazilian bruno senna and to complete the accident that day williams pastor maldonado crashed out on the final lap but no such problems for button and his mclaren team who seemed fully prepared for this season. every win means a lot to you. for us you know as a team. and it really shows how important the winter is you know we've had
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a strong winter yes that is qualified already showed. so it's nice to come away with a victory today for the new season. in rugby wales have won the six nations with a perfect record after beating france sixteen points tonight that they benching their defeats of the french in the semifinals of the world cup and also handing them their third grand slam in eight years a win finished second after beating parlance thirty points tonight and scotland take the wooden spoon after their defeat said it's a date for wales though their six nation success proves a point. yes also of. the people these concerns whether you feel the back of it in the book and i think the proof is there for you know it and. i'm sure you've been involved has called you got the moment i think just really should turn over players coaches stuff everything just seems to go on the moment. it was easily the most enjoyable camping out involved so far is that if you're just
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a water bottle put in over the last six months now there will be no fairytale contact for swimming great ian thorpe the five time of the big campaign failing to qualify for the london games after any less than perfect performance at the straight in trials but the twenty nine year old says he's not given up just yet. i want to get back in the pool i want to start racing again i want to be competitive again and you know i wanted to go to be with friends. you know i still want to do all of those things. you know i've missed. you know what was a huge go. for me to accomplish you know in this kind of short period of time. you know it's still the zire that i had previously it's still there you know i still i still want to swim. and finally this weekend represents a chance for fencers to grab a place in russia isn't a big scene the moscow saber events attracts competitors from all over the world
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and includes a few names to look out for advil and games this summer with more here is michael crashing. in one of his plays french comic playwright john but he's merely summed up fencing as the art of giving without receiving is certainly a noble notion and with one hundred thirty men and one hundred fourteen women participating in the thirty seventh annual moscow saber fencing tournament it's no wonder they have been continues to grow in popularity year by year luminary rounds were hell throughout saturday in order to determine this year's individual champions italians and the french have always had a penchant for the sport but there were a plethora of other nations represented as well. and sometimes. i. think. this is the last chance for places to qualify for the upcoming summer gas. and women's final russia's managed to
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defended twenty eleven title but took the time to overcome a chinese opponent after which she was pleased with the women but said a lot more needs to be done prior to the olympics and my training and i work with the performance reporting today but it would still needs to be done in preparation for the olympics especially psychologically as past the most difficult aspect in the men's final rushes nicol like a lot of managed to beat france's ileum pele in a hard fought out the win brought the cup back into russian hands once again after france's from hungary and south korea claimed victory in twenty ten and twenty eleven respectively but today's victory doesn't mean that in some super form right now there's still a few months left until the olympic games so any such form could vanish by then so for me this event is simply just another phase in our preparations on sunday russia's fencing team also get a chance to prove themselves against the world's best and hopefully do nuff to
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ensure qualification for the sport's premier event in august michael christian. more for all the coming your way very soon meanwhile our youtube channel at r.t. sport news is available to you at and it's i so go there and check it out thanks for watching. well. it's technology and innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. download the official placation q i phone the i pod touch from the choose ups to. one cianci life on the go. video on demand on keys my bill becomes an r.s.s.
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