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with you twenty four hours a day this is r.t. live from the new center in moscow top stories now international paymasters get to work in athens checking the books as more than ten thousand greeks protest against the government's pitch for more austerity. the bahraini government announces it will sue the opposition as activists disregard authorities orders and hit the streets once again saying only democratic reforms can cure the country. russia and china lead the way the asia pacific summit strengthening economic bonds and hope of jump starting the global financial recovery. as our top stories and i'll be back
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with a news team with more on those and other stories in half an hour from now in the meantime russia's a budding partnership with china among other issues facing the country in a moment we're touched upon in our exclusive interview with president vladimir putin which is coming up right now here on r.t. . hello are you watching r t with me kevin know him a very pleased to say today that we're joined by the president of the russian federation of let him approaching mr president thank you very much for making the time to talk to us but i want to talk about first of all is the ongoing at the moment apec summit no way pick is primarily an economic vessel there's a lot of politics involved as well and of course a lot of the key players including you including american key players disagree on some very key issues and thinking about syria and thinking about missile defense thinking about iran is there a danger that the politics may stifle get in the way of the big economic deals that
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the very same key players hoping to sign at this summit or at least talk about science and if. that is true but in fact you just said it yourself a pick was originally conceived as a forum for discussing economic issues therefore we are planning to focus primarily on economic challenges transport global food security and the task of liberalizing the global economy as far as syria and other hotspots are concerned is usually currently in the limelight and we will certainly address them in our deliberations of the forum in bilateral discussions or otherwise they wouldn't be overlooked the . problem of sr you touched on another big subject in the headlines the register vents that have been unfolding in syria over the last eighteen months now russia's position has been steadfast all the way along the line here you've said this should be no foreign intervention and it should be the syrian people who do the deciding it should be done through diplomacy however that's
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a great idea but day in day out innocent lives are being lost on both sides is it time for something more than talking should russia be reassessing its position maybe now from what i see it took a listen and put it to you so how come russia is the only one which is expected to revise its stance don't you think our counterparts in negotiations want to revise theirs as well as we'll. looking back at the events in the past few years we'll see that quite a few of our counterparts initiatives have not played out the way they were intended to take the examples of numerous countries riven by escalating internal conflict the u.s. and its allies went into afghanistan and now they're all thinking about how they can get out of the no you sure the situation will be stable for decades to come and look at what's going on in the arab countries what concerns us from what i want to emphasize once again is the current hostilities in syria but at the same time we are just as concerned about the possible consequences of certain decisions should
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they be taken in or opinion the most important task today is ending the violence we must all the warring parties including the government and the so-called rebels the armed opposition to sit down at the negotiating table and decide on a future that would guarantee security for all stakeholders in syria only then should they get down to any practical measures regarding the country's future government system we realize that this country needs a change but this doesn't mean the change should come with bloodshed i believe that the first thing to do is to stop shipping into the war zone which is still going on but we should stop trying to impose an acceptable solutions on either side because it is a dead end and i think that's what we should do it's that simple understood mr president other question i'd like to ask you a number of western nations have been covertly to start with supporting the f.s.a. the free syrian army some of them doing it openly in a course the catch here is that the f.s.a. suspected of hiring
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a known al-qaeda fighters amongst their ranks so the twist in this tale is that a lot of those countries are actually sponsoring terrorism if you like in syria countries that have suffered from terrible terrorism themselves is that a fair assessment doesn't it to you know when someone aspires to attain and then they see is optimal any means will do as a rule they will try. and do that by hook or by crook and hardly ever think of the consequences that was the case during the war in afghanistan when the soviet union invaded in one nine hundred seventeen. but hasn't put the support of the rebel movement there and then basically gave rise to al qaida that which later backfired on the united states itself today some want to use militants from al qaida or some other organizations with equally radical views to accomplish their goals in syria this policy is dangerous and very shortsighted let's turn over to the united states the upcoming election we're all looking forward to very much of course now the
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reset button with russia was firmly pushed by barack obama over the last four years but. still that missile defense shield the headache for russia in the east of europe if obama does win a second what's going to define the next chapter of russia and america's relations and is it a chap that you can do business with. i believe the over the last four years presidents obama and medvedev have made a lot of progress in the strengthening russia u.s. relations we have saw in the new start treaty to go with them backed by the us russia has become a fully fledged member of the world trade organization there are more reasons to be optimistic about our bilateral relations with these two you mentioned the u.s. missile defense system is surely one of the key issues on today's agenda because it involves russia's vital interests scholars and experts understand that a unilateral solution will not in hans global stability in essence the intention is
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to upset the strategic balance which is a very dangerous thing to do as any involved party would always strive to maintain its offensive capabilities and the entire thing could simply trigger off a race is it possible to find a solution to the problem if president obama is reelected for a second term i mean principle yes it is. but this isn't just about president obama for all i know his desire to work out a solution is quite sincere but almost before this my feeling is that he is a sincere man and that he sincerely wants to implement positive change but can he do it will they let him do it or i mean that there is also the military lobby and the department of state which is quite conservative let's imagine for a second we have all the solution the means from now on we jointly assess missile threats and control this defense system together this is a highly sensitive area of national defense i am not sure that our partners are ready for this kind of cooperation got the international so we think you can work
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with barack obama if you get in one of what if mitt romney gets in a quote here from just a month or two ago this is the man that if he makes it to the white russia is without question our number one geopolitical foe they fight every cause for the world's worst actors he went on to say russia is not a friendly character on the world stage could you work with him said. fortune yes we can we work with whichever president is elected by the american people but our effort will only be as efficient as our partners allow it to be as for mr romney's position we understand that this is to a certain extent motivated by election campaign rhetoric but i also think that he was already asleep or wrong because such behavior in the international arena is the same as using nationalism and segregation as a tools of us domestic policy its effect in the international arena is the same when a politician a person who aspires to lead a nation especially
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a great country like the us declares someone to be enemy a priore and by the way this brings something else to mind that when we talk about the missile defense system or american partners keep telling us this is not directed against you but what happens if mr romney and believes us to be america's number one is elected as president of the united states because in that case the missile defense system will definitely be directed against russia as it is technologically configured exactly for this purpose i'd like to talk about the trial and jailing of pussy riot punk group and there's been much criticism of the sentence handed down was too strong was too much and the whole case was just made to a big fat actually backfire this brought people to their cause with a publicist with hindsight is a beautiful thing but with hindsight you think the case could have been handled differently i have always felt the punishment should be proportionate to the offense no i am not in
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a position now and would not like in any way to comment on the decision of a russian court but i would rather talk about the moral side of the story. first in case you've never heard of it a couple of years ago one of the band's members put up three effigies in one of moscow's big supermarkets with a sign saying that jews gays and migrant workers should be driven out of moscow i think you're thora he should have looked into their activities back then. after that they staged an orgy in a public place of course people are allowed to do what ever they want to do as long as it's legal for this kind of conduct in a public place should not go unnoticed by the or forty's then they are loaded video that was on the internet then they turned up at your lock of a cathedral here in moscow causing unholy mayhem look at that and then went to another cathedral and caused mayhem there too you know russians still have painful memories of the early years of soviet rule when thousands of poor the dogs muslim
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as well as the clergy from other religions were persecuted and so in general i think the state has to protect the feelings of believers or if your will not comment on whether the verdict is well grounded in the sentence proportionate to the offense these girls must have lawyers who defend their interests in court they have the right to file an appeal and demand a new hearing so it's up to them it's just a legal issue we've got you with us let's get your thoughts on the ongoing julian assange case in britain i'm sure you've been watching it is a legal battle with britain and with a number of other countries as well but equally his attempts to get asylum in ecuador is no god he's holed up in the ecuadorian embassy what's your opinion about britain at one point he was talking about. revoking the embassies diplomatic immunity if they could actually go in and get him that kind of sounds a bit odd when of course you think as well that russia has a number of suspects that russia wants to talk to britain as a kind of topsy turvy situation isn't it but they give him safe harbor in britain.
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this certainly is an unsettling factor in our relations with the u.k. i used to tell my previous counterparts and friends in the british government not those holding office at the moment the britain happens to be harboring certain individuals who have blood on their hands having waged a real war on russian territory and slaughtered people you know what i was told in response should complete that's exactly why. the soviet union used to do aiding people like that first of all i'm a former soviet secret service offer to myself but i don't know whether the u.s.s.r. used a this sort of people or not simply because i never had anything to do with it but even if we assume it did that was back in the cold war era you know there has been a cardinal change in the settings the soviet union is history and what we have today is a new russia how can we allow ourselves to be dominated by our old phobias and outdated perceptions of international relations and the kind of relations between
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nations it's time to let them go but if we are constantly lectured about how independent britain's judiciary is it makes its own decisions and no one can influence it the one about judy in a song they ruled him to be extradited what is that if it's not a self evident example of a double standard i won't make a definitive statement but as far as i know ecuador has requested guarantees from the swedish government sweden wouldn't hand a soldier over to the united states no guarantees of being forthcoming at the very least this suggests that we are looking at a politically motivated trial. wealthy british style the sun holds a spot on the front. of the.
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has been seeing from the streets of canada. the giant corporations are old today. top stories this hour an international paymasters get to work in athens checking the books as more than ten thousand greeks protest against the government's pitch for more austerity. the bahraini government announces it will sue the opposition as activists disregard authorities orders and hit the streets once again saying only democratic reforms can cure the country. russia and china need to with the asia pacific summit strengthening economic bones in the hope of jump start the global financial recovery. but i'll be back with a news team with more news stories in fifteen minutes from now in the meantime we have the latest sports with even.
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thanks for joining us where you are with sports today on plenty of that over the next and eleven minutes or so including the fall. off the mark russia win their first competitive match. beating northern ireland to nil in the opening world cup twenty fourteen qualifier. mark remembrance a year to the day since the tragic luck on the t.v. crush ice hockey veterans from russia i'm coming to take part in the memorial match . and front runner lewis hamilton secures his fourth all of the season he seeks the first ever tell you. the first football russia have gotten their twenty fourteen world cup qualifying campaign off to a winning start northern ireland the side going down here in moscow richard from port fleet the story of the night. fabio capello got exactly the start he was
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looking for in his first competitive match as head coach of the russian national team as his son eased to a two nil victory against northern ireland or russia dominated by position and territory throughout perhaps could have won by a bigger scoreline however battalion was more than happy with the team's performance it was difficult because the beach was the buffer it was difficult the blue the ball and the field. was difficult to find this be because the worst of the players in front of the goal in the few of those that is difficult to find this piece what is quite this being capello's first competitive match in charge of fans failed to turn up in numbers with the stadium only being around half full at best however for those who did turn and face or a very good at russian performance as they really dominated the game from start to finish well in particular along the glory of was very impressive his team really made a number of key passes and created a number of chances for teammates in particular alexander cares or call of the long
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island it was a very difficult game really because we just had didn't have enough time on the ball possession to really trouble you go out in favor of russia goal was a virtual spectator for most of the match and russia only won praise from michael moore neil northern ireland head coach first of all russia a very strong team we knew that. from obviously the analysis that we did. i think the team was very similar to the team on their advocate i didn't see any particular differences in the style of play. we knew. would cause us problems playing narrow from way the areas of abio capello brought in a number of new names into the starting line up but i sort of picked a fight is really and he made his first competitive sample the russians and then she scored a goal on his debut as well as a long awaited return for vladimir brewster all of to me to come by out of who's been in excellent form so far for sponsored mosque and all those new faces really didn't. meanwhile for cancer cough he didn't have the greatest time of the european
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championships of course in poland and ukraine and he had a number of good chances here but didn't manage to find the back of the net but that's something that's not really worrying visited stryker at the moment as long as russia keep winning i had some chances but i don't really want to talk about my own performance it's better to discuss how the team played tonight we're here to play for our country and not for ourselves and we will give our all for sure we managed to win and get all three points enough the most important thing overall this was a decent performance by the russians yes we could have perhaps won by a larger margin but they're certainly table three points and the first competitive fixture of the world cup two thousand and fourteen campaign however as i said we'll be heading off to israel and surely that will be a much tougher test for seventy five dollars side will be looking to make it two wins out of two in tel aviv on tuesday richard d'arcy. memorial ice hockey much has been played in exactly year after the tragic plane crash which killed every member of the kitchell team the game between canadian and russian
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veterans also played to mark the fortieth anniversary of the fabled nine hundred seventy two summit series between the two nations in march starting with a minute's silence a poignant memory of that terrible september. on the ice the canadian select were seeking to level the series at one apiece and they did just start going up by four winners in the floor fixture the two remaining games will not be played in that. we cannot get these guys barracuda only thing we can do now is how different sports events in their own and memory everything is done to support their families in the last send days we conducted several charity games across russia and all of them were devoted to the tragedy it would shocked everybody not only in this country but also throughout the world but life goes on and i saw it in years always was and will be. both lewis hamilton and jenson by. are in solid positions to add
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a first ever italian grand prix win to their impressive formula one resumes on sunday in securing paul for the race just ahead of his mclaren team it's while overall leader fernando alonso had a day to forget. staying focused on the task at hand amid rumors of a move to receive these next season history on the twenty seven year old side here with six of the last ten telling the vents having been won from pole two thousand and nine world champion button finishing right behind his compadres with ferrari's felipe massa third p.c.'s but overall leader fernando alonso had technical issues which set him all the way to ten place the spaniard still holds a twenty four point lead over splashing vettel whoever who will start from. to the southern hemisphere ruby championship where new zealand had to dig deep to see off tournament you boys argentina on saturday the all blacks eventually winning our twenty one five in wellington but that scoreline is deceptive on the home side also
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going up against their twenty eleven world cup winning coach graham henry who's part of the penis but. the visitors doing their parts made stormy weather conditions for rigo one cero stunning home crowd with an early try an extended half time break jew to a party which seemed to take the wind out of the argentinians seals though cause wasn't helped by the one who do come bail swiss and been for a deliberate not done healing tries from julie and sylvia corrie jane making a difference after about twenty one five as i say how it ended it's the all blacks in three rugby championship games so far. last really i can breathe a sigh of relief after beating south africa for their first win of the campaign bryan habana in formerly on for the springboks try handing the visitors an early eight three lead to the two thousand and seven world cup winners still leaving thirty nine when the wall the scot began bottom went over and the fifty six was more transparent come for the home side after front stein matters at sixty piece
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band alexander bullying his way in helping seal a strictly his fifth straight win over the south us twenty six nineteen the final sprint. now the atlantic season finished with a buying on friday the final diamond league meets all of the summer seeing american merits set a new world record in the men's one hundred ten metre hurdles in brussels merits not a must of seven tenths of a second off the previous record set by cuban de wrong robles four years ago crossing the line in a time twelve point eight zero seconds the twenty seven year old who claimed. their london olympics last month has dominated the event all year but admits fighters time surprised even. i know when i saw twelve eighty one come out it was just like what what what what is this what is this i was seeing and i was in complete shock i got it and i just couldn't believe anyone popped up on a board and then i run it down to twelve twelve eighty and i just and i just
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started screaming because i was just in complete shock. finally the paralympics in london wrap up this weekend the event hailed as a success after officially being the most well attended in the history of the games our correspondent in the english couple of the spots of mingling himself. this is a typical every day scene at the main paralympic venue in london with thousands of spectators from across the u.k. making their way to the coveted event many of them admit that even the locals did not expect such a huge turnout at the second part of the summer games but also picks are great success from the people's view no so the paralympics seem to be just so i think everybody wants to be part of that. but now he's just i think it's just want to. you know he's just affected everybody and everything you know i've
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never known anything larger. amazing. to be honest or really because i mean before it was going horribly covered people know about it but you know not really took that much interest in it but since it's going here it's just brought everybody in and the latest paralympics edition draws closer to conclusion of the athletes continue to inspire for countries like russia or china to name just a couple the overall medal count is paramount for nations with a smaller number of participants it's more about taking part in a meeting like minded people from all over the world. it's all important so that people see that all these athletes in wheelchairs that amputees and had just ordinary people can show the whole world that they're not disabled or but it's not completely adapted to an active life moreover i see what athletes from other countries are capable of and realize that they will prove the point again and again
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all these still makes me feel happy meanwhile on the nerves. guests of the british capital continue to inhale the paralympics atmosphere knowing that such experience comes a once in a lifetime the london games were not without controversy but those few shortfalls that they had in comparison to the global exposure of the paralympics the thing is we're almost back to the rafters on a day to day says the british ensuring their home games are the most watched in history on call serve artsy and london. and that's where we leave the sport for whether it's next here in twenty four hour r.t. . i'm in sochi the only city in europe i'm the host of the twenty fourteen winter the
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cricket. thank you. thank you. it's so true.
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