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technology innovation all the developments from russia we've got the future coverage. clashes between the regime protesters and police in bahrain finally get the attention of the international community probably only thanks to the glamour of formula one racing around town. hall in egypt to rear square is a once again filled with voices of discontent thousands disillusioned with the outcome of the revolution protest against the current. french candidates embrace the euro skepticism to win the hearts and minds ahead of a presidential poll which could reshape the e.u.'s political landscape. and china turns its growing might towards the arctic and beijing speed of the top resources alarms nations bordering the region.
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a very warm welcome to you from all of us here at the moscow reception the role of formula one engines in bahrain this weekend will be mixed with the angry voices of fancy regime activists they are promising days over after a year of arab spring protests now police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators in clashes ahead of the weekend's grand prix but as aussies are going to. libya and syria this uprising has been totally off the radar. if you could carve fire ahead of a major sporting event for the world to notice the flames of discord engulfing a small island nation in the persian gulf but green is suffocating in the smoke of
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an ongoing struggle between protesters and police demonstrations have been happening in bahrain for more than a year now and say this is the longest lasting revolt in the arab spring but so far the only result from them has been an increase in violence on all sides scenes from the capital be a more than passing similarity to the pictures out of the embattled syrian city of homs but the city's enjoyed a very different level of attention. and the media stayed surprisingly silent considering their stance on other middle eastern evolutions they were all but silent when the bahraini revolution was crushed last year they're all but silent about the human rights abuses in bahrain itself and the formula one race is just focused attention that. when the media does turn to the hering they seem to do more harm than good foreign media has been covering the all sorts of things you always
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use the framework. for just because. they don't understand that this actually helps the governments to see was also raised serious such as the opposition says hundreds have been wounded in standoff with police and many sacked from their jobs or arrested for taking part in mass protests but unlike in syria and libya no one has called for foreign intervention. problems before the international human rights council european and second american countries were enthusiastic about exploring this issue the us prefer to be there to be independent commission created here by the government it did bring back several bahraini human rights defenders who were in exile when the real one speeds out of. much of the media in the world attention is likely to follow in the rain. and in egypt tensions are also flaring thousands of demonstrators have once again ingolf cairo's
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tahrir square in protest of the ruling military council the rally involves supporters from opposite ends of the political spectrum with secular activists are rubbing shoulders with islamists are all joined in a common cause political activist. told me earlier here on r.t. that it's lack of change from the previous era that is driving most people to the streets. but people forgot actually was was the group that would because the. election got them into the elections a promise people to look at once. you found the are acting as of this from the national democratic party doing more of the maneuverability. to limit the influence of other political forces the woodlake actually to inherent . authority in the structure of made during mubarak era as he would like to present themselves as that overwhelming majority of egyptians are using this impact it's
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using this image that outages use the mubarak there is a power struggle between the military ruler and the muslim brotherhood lift the discord of alternate their book to live. up to their relationship was other secular and political forces and now they are claiming that evolution of the coming back to the previous career took them but we learned here after their prisons in history it has been obviously shaken. from egypt to syria now where the leadership of the rebel free syrian army is calling for a foreign military intervention into their country even without u.n. backing and that's the u.s. pentagon says that it's reviewing and planning possibly additional measures that may be necessary to protect the syrian people and secretary of state hillary clinton claim turkey may seek nato support in dealing with damascus after gunfire and fighting spilled across the border last week more on this now let's talk to
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a nile bowie an independent a writer and photojournalist who has extensively covered the arab spring uprisings or thanks for coming on r.t. today first let's put our attention on that of turkey if it does call for nato help to protect its borders could this ultimately lead to a military standoff between the alliance and of course syria. thank you for having me i'm sure i think it's a. important point that the united states is committed to seeing a sort of throw all most cost effective manner possible and the u.s. has put incredible pressure on the everyone government tricky you know i think it's important to point out as well. as you mentioned the syrian rebels the syrian rebels who have crossed the. border into turkey a refugee camps along the border and it also has instigated violence across the border as
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well. it's important to mention the syrian government has as a means of the idea of creating a buffer zone humanitarian if you will he has in syria which essentially translates to his as an enemy or of syria as a buffer zone so again i think certainly this new observer mission has to go it's very cheap in some respects and i think he could be a precursor to military intervention in some form so you're suggesting that this upcoming possibly three hundred member of a mission might have some some a military contentions to it because it might seem bizarre to some but he we have. building up its rhetoric against a massacre us nato saying it might get involved really once it's through the pentagon saying we are ready to go in if we need to what is the point truly of this observer mission that is allegedly from the u.n. on the on the arab envoy kofi annan what's the point if there really are going to be western forces just going in anyway. what i think direct original arab league
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mission oh they created a lot of the violence to the armed gangs. terrorist forces that have been. co-opted and trained by cia british intelligence and what have you in the region but i believe. that. this. is new is new. in the observer mission syria i think. it could help. the situation there in a beautiful way and if you believe that the name prerequisites for foreign policy to be a distraction is going to cover the support of terrorist groups and as i mentioned the reports of this the cia british and french intelligence who've been responsible for training the libyan rebels seem to be syrian rebels in turkey and i think that
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he has done a lot to show contempt for international law. as the. now we've seen in the past week the syrian foreign minister come to moscow to achieve some russian support for what's going on in syria against the assad regime so he thought a government member from the assad regime could a moscow also go to china in the past twenty four hours we've had the so-called friends of syria meeting in paris to ramp up more pressure against assad some might be saying we're starting to see some form of proxy war going on. all that certainly right i think that. the west is trying to portray china and russia as as the enemies of human rights. to the video military intervention in syria i think what they basically don't be vented in needlework and it goes on so the first one is from from essentially. the
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syrian rebels and for me as an air force for them as they do we do you know which i think would be detrimental to the syrian. you have a extensively covered covered the arab uprisings thanks for coming on our team today and. france. heads to the polls on sunday and investors are hanging on the result desperate to know how the outcome could affect the debt ridden e.u. from challenging its budget discipline to leaving the e.u. altogether now criticizing the union has been a trump card for all the candidates with its reporters artie's tester a surveyor. it hasn't been the perfect marriage that they agreed where it mattered most of the time. a tandem seen as key in decision making. but france's relationships with berlin and brussels have hit
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a rough patch the french election if you look at the campaign in france i think because on the right side there is mrs le pen this is a plan once to reintroduce her for the french franc the french currency christmas all along wants to renegotiate the for the of the treaty on the fiscal compact income of nicolas sarkozy is no exception pledging to freeze france's e.u. funding and bringing back border controls over in the left corner. roundly rejects europe's budget belt tightening pact people are uneasy with the fact that they or contributing to the failed policies in other parts of the u. then people don't really understand why is it there's more and more legislation coming from the european level in member states have to adjust it for the mostly pro europe french public it's about jobs and social security just as brussels and berlin want tough cutbacks. and that doesn't rest easy with voters who gave
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a resounding no to giving the e.u. machine even more power seven years ago even though it's been a perfect tool to offload a questionable policies. criticizing europe can be a convenient scapegoat because it appeals to people who do not like the functioning of europe and it can divert responsibility if something goes wrong it's not the fault of the government or nicolas sarkozy it's the fault of europe it's easy to lay into this place where e.u. plans are half a billion spent a final before that's really gotten on the scale of french voters as part another what's more these promises of all good heard before regardless of who gets entry to the or anything really change between paris and brussels. europe for what europe for. europe for the banker of. europe for europe for. business is it a europe of cities of europe of social rights and the rest of the continents
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watching too knowing that whoever its next partner is a honeymoon phase is out of the question to answer celia r t brussels. future shrouded in uncertainty the i.m.f. chief has set a goal to protect the world from europe christine legarde wants to erect a four hundred billion dollar financial wall all around the clock and the plan however is short eighty billion dollars with hopes that the fast growing countries known as the brics group plug the hole like brazil russia china india and south africa are ready to lend a helping hand but only for a bigger say over the international bank meeting today in washington the ministers from the group of twenty industrialized nations will focus on that funding but investment advisor patrick young doesn't have much faith the move will help to save the euro zone. this is absolutely
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a cataclysm for the euro zone there is no way no matter how large the sea of guards are no matter how high big the bazooka it is that the i.m.f. is currently assembling and nobody can afford to pay for entirely in government debt it is simply impossible we are pushing nations on the mediterranean fringe of europe into anarchy if we expect that they're going to stay in the euro zone it's a tragic time limit for government the option is quite clear and they need to say we cannot pay our debts we cannot survive in the euro zone and they need to leave him in the kids of greece they need to establish a new track much because otherwise the euro was not going to continue and frankly western europe is going to just become completely and utterly eichman in the new dynamics of the global economy and as i turn a quarter past the hour here in moscow this is r.t. still ahead for you in the program a bit of a frozen voyage. these train tracks are one of the few successful parts of
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a project to try to bring transport to the russian far north but further down the line the project failed having cost thousands of lives we explore the gruen paths of the past and one of the farthest reaches of russia that's to come in our close up series. and rounding off the week on a high we expect strong company results to push world markets into the black hole of the employer for installed business news in ten minutes. and in just a few minutes at the r.t. world updater but find out china's geo political ambitions are seeing it enter the fight for the vast energy resources of the arctic on a visit to europe the country's prime minister is expected to look for backing from nordic states for beijing's bid to gain a foothold in the i.c. region as a first step the world's biggest energy consumer is seeking permanent observer status on the arctic council currently though it consists of eight. countries with
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stakes in the arctic the shrinking though of the polar ice caps which makes the region's vast mineral resources more accessible have stirred up territorial disputes gang chat research fellow at the east asian institute says beijing has a real chance of getting a slice by using its economic might. chinese are rising rising very quickly politically and economically somewhat western countries actually sure they're cautious their stores trying to survive he actually has it and gives china this kind of status in the uk the council by the interest of china will use always diplomatic skills to try to gain more support from from the not it countries which are also friendly because china in this region are not a problem another uses are trying to also us is economic our reach again the supports currency the west has seen the prices specially for example i certainly
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think china will use small feet still wells to. gain their support in the region. and i right now at r.t. dot com all of our stories of error in case you missed anything plenty more standing by for you as well including landing a plane over texting on your mobile in australia and pilot there was far more find out of his destruction turned into a disaster that's at our com. town by any other name this austrian village is tired of its unfortunate title so we're looking to change it to something a little less obscene not to mention the amount of road signs it keeps having stolen those details online. these are the images we're seeing from the streets of canada. trying to
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corporations rule the day. kicks off the r.t. world update for us here and five suspected insurgents were killed during a gunfight in the in the south of the country offices surrounded insurgent hideout a shoot out comes after three coordinated car bombs in the region last month separatist tensions have been high and stuff in thailand with local muslims resenting the heavy police and military presence. north korea has a pledged to wipe out south korean president lee myung bak during a massive rally thousands packed kim il sung's square for the parade one day after the north demanded its neighbors apologize for alleged insults during recent anniversary celebrations across the border tension supreme high since lead took office in two thousand and eight and cancelled aid to the north. norwegian mass murderer anders breivik has told the court on the fifth day of his childhood his
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car bomb attack was a failure eight people died in the explosion. but fred says he had hoped that more would be killed he told the court the bombs failure was the reason he then travel to be our little good toy where he shot and killed sixty nine people that if they are crosstalk people but looks at the rhetoric surrounding it graphics killing spree. we take on those extremists so yes we accept i'm going to use is that you see minority of all i'm saying is that there is a minority if you want to show you the minority there is a minority of people who exist within the muslim community who are extremists who don't believe in the democratic values we don't believe in previous full coexistence and tolerance and what we must not do is tanisha whole faith system all the communities based on your actions over a small number of minorities excuse their existing order here i'm ready what is a racial barrier is like. i'm characterized arriba the rachel go ahead.
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is not exactly what we're trying to do with breivik right now is to paint all the right wing people who have moderate points of view about immigration and and cultural integration with the same brush saying that this kind of rhetoric is responsible for his actions. you know just a few moments here are tears dried up with a business update but for now it's time to head off to world one of russia's remotest corners in the arctic. areas crushing the cold limits access efforts continued for decades to introduce sufficient transport for the extreme conditions. trouble to areas where those are terms left behind the shadow of death and destruction. making
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tracks through the tundra part of this region's name your model means in the local language the end of the earth. in central parts of russia if you want to go somewhere you just get in a car and go here it's impossible you have to work at the river can floor or take a plane supports bridges have to be driven dozens of meters deep and the roads foundations packed down repeatedly to stop it collapsing back into the tundra this joint project is an attempt to bring trans warm to the land but the end of the earth but it's not the first time that a tree has attempts of left a shadow over the whole region started in one nine hundred forty nine tens of thousands of gulag prisoners toiled in summer heat an arctic cold on stalin's dream of a trans polar railway line conditions were brutal and thousands were worked and starved to death or shot by their captors that. they keep people away for refusing to work
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even a couple of words about stalin they give us our prisoners and sent us here to watch over them building this railway had we refused we would have shot us as well in one nine hundred fifty three the project was abandoned built without any proper heavy equipment the unfinished track and embankments quickly subsided back into the tundra all that's left now are a few bridges rotting barrack buildings and the long shadow of this corner of the galactic empire this bridge is part of stalin's infamous road of death but since this project and so many others have failed permanent roads here in the russian arctic some of the only people to see these historical monuments are scenes of off road drivers if gary and his companions try to penetrate some of the furthest reaches of this vast tundra landscape they've seen abandoned villages whole amount . peaks and even
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a settlement that had never been reached by wheeled vehicles fall in there to get you could you can use them at once you arrive in this area you begin to see the world in a very different way and these places are. put enormous gas and all reserves discovered in the far north the commitment has been made to put huge money and resources towards road and rail building this time but there's a lot of work ahead for russia's arctic yields any vast isolation. party. four times over the numbers do the talking here are today's daniel at the odyssey business you did say a few minutes ago the markets are actually on the rise yes they've had an unimpressive day and in fact week but they're now edging higher let's start here in moscow if we can as we said they're moving into the traders like the finance ministers pledge to scale back the critics high oil prices crude is rising because of encouraging international talks with iran almost a goal of this hour most groups are in the black or with russia's biggest lenders
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adding later this will send stronger crude majors with lou also slightly in the black and he struggles to move higher above the five percent of the news the government suing the company for hundreds of all bills in westside period the markets in russia have seen lower trading volumes in recent weeks but that management thinks this will change as we move into the spring. if come out of the holiday season to some extent we've had some data we've had so encouraging only in the last ten days quite a good indication from the first round of course quarter earnings so i'm quite hopeful that post some of the spanish auction proving to be well french auction as well we will see the market feels like it wants to go up and investors are still largely or have a large cash holdings so the need for investment keeps pressing on i believe that
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coupled with a good earnings season coupled with a. not very good data from china easing off that will probably bring us short as well as new g.m. term a lot more activity again in the equity markets. russia second biggest mobile operator megaphone could list so quarter its shares in london as early as july according to media reports the concrete plans to raise up to four billion dollars be the biggest listing on the london stock exchange for a year recurrence is because the ruble moved into trading with the us europe mixed at the moment to the euro is now gaining against the dollar is going to talk to a lot of losses over the course of the week and european stocks are gaining on the report showed german business confidence unexpectedly increased in april with the first. one percent of this drop to the full story most it was on a website or two dot com slash business. so i don't know always
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a pleasure we will see you next hour. in just a moment here is going to be a recap of the headlines with me wrong then martin getting rather wacky as usual. the close up team has been to the sverdlovsk region. where blacksmithing has
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developed from a craft into an industry. now r.t. goes far north. where it turns to put roads and rail are a battle against the elements where helicopter is the only transport for medics to reach those in need. and where reindeer country issues are treasures for the. locals of the. autonomy area russia close up. to use it secret laboratory to mccurry was able to build the old most sophisticated robot which on crookedly doesn't give a darn about anything since mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans in the us this is why you should care only on the r g dot com.
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