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the. libyan opposition on voice in paris hopes france has more to offer than washington after they left empty handed and without official recognition. back in washington nato and the us a call time on these rule as they push forward with the stalled air campaign but could offer himself remains defiant. under starters orders of russia prepares for the biggest sporting event since moscow hosted the summer olympics in one hundred eighty. russians are celebrating a very important milestone just one thousand. times how the olympic torch comes to
russia the twenty second winter olympic games begin inside there with r.t. to find out more. bringing you the top news headlines it direct from the heart of moscow this is our team we're certainly glad to have you with us. convoys representing libya's opposition council are seeking are in paris seeking humanitarian and financial aid earlier the us denied them official diplomatic status during the official visit to the white house of the anti develop the movement rebel representative brill says in desperate need of food and medical supplies in the city of benghazi but they are having trouble getting washington to release colonel gadhafi has frozen assets u.s. had promised to hand over some of the multibillion dollar funds anti-war activist.
says any revolution is on shaky ground when the opposition turns to western countries for. the us are interested in stopping the revolution but not helping the revolution i think the intervention was meant to corrupt and control the revolution for us fans and not giving any real life of its own or any capacity to actually alter the situation in libya in the way that the community and an egyptian revolution is doing the object for us is to to keep the libyan rebels on a very short lead not to allow them any real independence autonomy and to use them for us foreign policy ends the rebels were naive if they ever believed that the west was going to have an open hand towards and it was going to help them freely assist them in completing their revolution as soon as you start appealing to the imperial powers for assistance they are going to demand a price for that assistance i was always going to be the case that once the west intervened the logic which was running before that but the people would see western
intervention as a reason to support who perhaps are absolutely no other reason to do so you can see you know the people who even detest the gadhafi regime detest the western intervention even more what is clear is that the west is now in gauged on regime change is no engaged on raids whose aim is to kill gadhafi so the revolutions either succeed by mobilizing their own people against the hated and popular regime or they can succeed at all there's no easy route to the revolution using the assistance of the western powers. more nato air strikes have hit the libyan capital tripoli following a defiant broadcast from colonel gadhafi saying he is beyond of the coalition's reach washington insists the u.s. will continue its campaign in the country as long as the libyan leader attacks his own people but as archie's lister reports the motivation of the alliance is under scrutiny. well. several decades
and wars later it's still the question that's top of mind when it comes to the world's largest military alliance any people i think today wonder after the end of the cold war yeah nato lo and behold reality is it is busier than ever. set up to counter a perceived threats from the soviet union the north atlantic treaty organization has plowed ahead without an enemy after the end of the cold war. some ferrites that the alliance lost its reason to exist instead of what happened in fact and in violation of even the accords in the agreements time was nato aggressively expanded. and a larger alliance that once promised peace has instead pledged bombs in troops to afghanistan going on a decade and in its latest endeavor lobs air strikes into libya despite uniting
a new strategic goals back in november libya has launched the allies did discord some countries don't want to actually you know shoot ground targets some. air targets which are not. amidst the in-fighting it's unclear what motives are really behind the planes flying in the name of nato over the african country is that the personal aspirations of a leader france was among the first to push for intervention but once you get in on what i call the imperial condominiums a recurring question of africa is it the showcase in a new arms race military buyers love to have weapons that are tested in war if your weapon system does very well in a war you can count on sales going up in fact the only two planes now in contention for a ten billion dollar order of one hundred twenty six planes from india are the euro fighter typhoon and the french rebel the very ones french and british. allies have been flying over libya. is it the opportunity to oust the khadafi regime it is u.s.
policy that often needs to go and prop up one more favorable to us foreign policy interests try to. shift it was. pushed to scrutiny. a so-called humanitarian intervention that critics argue was never warranted but which now may be causing a humanitarian crisis we didn't stop a bloodbath but we are prolonging and perpetuating the suffering of civilians in libya is suffering that is now washing up on the shores of nato allies by the boatload of refugees though the united states has seemingly stepped back from libya he was the number one contributor to nato and therefore many would see the us really as being nato now this comes at a time when the conflict in libya on the ground more and more people are calling a stalemate and emits light and biting as well as rising in every sense that same
question people have been asking for decades comes to mind at the end of the. yeah nato more or less or r.t. washington d.c. and still ahead for you this hour until the well runs dry. outside of the glamour of the bollywood capital thousands are caught in the daily battle for clean drinking water. and we take you to a russian city on the banks of europe's longest river to explore how the waterway brings vitality both to the regions that folktales and its economy that's coming up on our. high hopes and a fiercely competitive streak that united millions of russians for the one thousand day countdown to the sochi two thousand and fourteen winter olympic games to impress and shine is everyone's dream in three years time but for now it's a chance to party as country knows our founder. as you can see it's colder now
raining around here in the russian capital but that has not stopped all of these people from gathering in the very heart of moscow reseller breaking a very important milestone with the final stretch just one thousand days one thousand days remain until the official start of the twenty second winter olympic games which of course will take place in the russian coastal town of sochi a concert here in the russian capital just celebrate this event and of course moscow isn't the only one in a very festive mood in sochi the host city of the twenty fourteen winter olympic games the official countdown began today with the unavailing of the of the show olympic omega watch that will of course be keeping the clock counting backwards all the way up until the very start of those olympic games in twenty fourteen in moscow various other events also took place we had
a rollerblade parade lots of students celebrating also had the little kids taking part in the festivities as well xavier olympic mascots in marks all over the city now of course a lot of work has been done a lot of work on russia's plates ever since it won the right to host the twenty fourteen olympic games saw it she has been very busy and my colleague that has been lots checked in on the progress. of miracle with the making construction the synergies they sure are still suspend trinkets final stage took less than two years to get this joint structure like most of the venues here in sochi it's being built on schedule and. bowl of facilities here except maybe for the main olympic stadium well have to be completed by two thousand and twelve so that they can be used during test competitions. so it will have less of construction effort was launched in two thousand and seven wins. she won't deal lympics big deal with the
construction sites no consume hold and have the region's cement supplies over three hundred fifty thousand tons more than eight and a half dells of pork are state part of the project three hundred of them are foreigners the good news besides steady epson ice rinks include routes sawmills bridges together with new schools and hospitals they believe the lasting legacy of this tropical black sea resort so there's great excitement high hopes this of the russian city resting of the big event right betto you can see the preparations there are being built the streets are cleaner. filled more tourists will come the olympics will bring festive mood into town. and i think the medals rubio was and was this team will be formed better at home. the polar bear hair and snow leopard have been recently picked as the olympic mascots less than three years join this dream team will greet the athletes and visitors of the two thousand and fourteen
sochi winter games. one of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet is just one thousand days away but if the sochi olympics vision is going to be as grim as russia imagines every minute down to earth completing the mammoth construction effort on time and in budget there's more security sochi as you can see russia is on track with all the work everything will be ready just one thousand days left until that olympic torch arrives in russia that's why the second one tell him to games well finally to get. in that we're covering it is our goal with the reporting there now while some are used to clean water as something quite ordinary for millions finding it is a daily struggle in india's mumbai many local families like an adequate water supply they say some have enough to just pour way archies a prayer schriever found out how difficult the search for water can be even in the country's economic hub. mumbai india the financial center for one of the fastest
growing economies in the world. and the heart of india's beloved bollywood film industry but beyond the glitz and glam there is another story playing out on the streets of india's most populous city. i pick up at six am and walk to a village that is one in half hours every to get to go good soft drink in water. this is shannon monica she's twelve years old and her life in mumbai literally revolves around finding water. i don't go to school because i have to work at home my mom and dad work as liberals and they have to go out so i have to stay back and work at home from morning to evening in this slum it's actually more common to see a satellite dish bringing these people cable t.v. than it is to see a working tap to bring them water one point two million people in mumbai live in an authorised slums and are entitled to government services like water even after
walking hours to get to attach the water only runs at specific times for sometimes as little as ten minutes. well the people in the gulf as community have managed to find a broken pipe in a gutter not far from their homes many indians are spending up to ten percent of their salaries to buy usable water water access isn't just a problem that affects people living in the slums actually thirty five percent of households in mumbai receive less than the desired one hundred liters of water per person per day and many of those people live in middle class communities. sawan is mum by housewife despite living in a more modern apartment so wants to house to schedule her day around when she can get water to let up on if. we get water at four am for one and a half us since we just get it for just one and a ha far we have to wake up early and get all our work done so wants us to fill the tank on her roof during the time the city gives her access to water and if she
needs more than the tank of water she's able to fill she's out of luck water is an issue that seems to about everyone here at five but there isn't one man managed to escape the problem is davis will pay somebody and he's worth twenty seven billion us dollars and his house there are hydroponic hanging gardens swimming pool water that he reportedly uses five hundred thousand acres of water every month it's something that angers me you almost are used to seeing the great contrast between rich and poor on a daily basis they believe that it's access and waste that is unfair. they have come to give the memorandum and want to collect good from. if there is a shortage of four to be a grilling to give him or you give him this and protested and for those who have no choice but to plan their day around water retrieval it's a painful reminder that even when it comes to basic necessities the wealthy elite still has the advantage. but i love that i feel that in our house we get to want to
fight only one and a half men as we have enough work to do one day even to waste it a constant battle to meet their delia needs preassure either r t mumbai india. and if you want to break away from the t.v. there is always more world news and videos on our website here's some of what we've got for you right now at our team got. an april fool's joke sparks a web of panic over a comment believed to be an alien spaceship and covered up by nasa the entire story for you online plus. god will set you free of jail in south carolina bans all books except for the christian bible all of these stories and more on our t.v. .
at least three people have been killed as a roadside bomb hit a bus in eastern pakistan it comes a day after a taliban attack avenging osama bin laden's killing that left eighty seven people dead. god has slammed the u.s. our gratian that killed bin laden or his military contributors says washington should have been more careful when planning for it. nobody can give the u.s. administration unique capability to model the waters and bondo the message last week the u.s. president obama deployed to top u.s. officials to negate the negative impact from the overkill verbosity of that has come from the white house first because u.s. attorney general eric holder who tried to change the perception about whether their direct orders for the ugail raid were to kill or capture and then as ministration
dispatched the u.s. national security adviser thomas danny. both gave their best to cover political interference in to cold very special forces missions in pakistan but in advertently compromised the whole nature of the operation it was designed first and foremost as a political campaign not as of this special operation before he authorized somebody to step up and talk to media make sure that you get together hold your national security teams and delegate just by a person who will have all necessary information and authority to speak on behalf of the u.s. president and his military contributor you've been reporting for us there now a former belorussian a presidential candidate has been sentenced to five years behind bars for organizing a mass protest in the capital minsk last year son of cough pled not guilty and said
the whole case was highly politicized last it's last december opposition supporters probably thousands of strong demonstration to protest against what they called the reelection of president or president alexander lukashenko the unrest was violently suppressed by police more than six hundred people were detained and dozens injured by a bullet. you strongly condemned the violence and imposed sanctions on the president whom many but the last dictator of europe. and coming up this hour it's a night to remember. muscovites off for a cultural outing as are the capitals many museums and galleries open their doors to all offering a free entry and a variety of special shows. now and some other stories from around the globe. there is a new violence is sayers in it flared in syria with three people reported killed
near the city of homs it comes a day after authorities said they're ready for dialogue with the opposition international pressure is mounting on syria over brutal crackdowns on protests with some eight hundred killed and more than a thousand the rest of them months the into months excuse me that you and us have imposed sanctions on the country as washington is said to be considering the current president assad's eleven year rule it was just a myth. the former first lady of egypt is said to be recovering after treatment for chest pain suzanne mubarak became ill after authorities ordered her detention for fifteen days on charges of illegal acquisition of wealth the former president himself is also accused of illegal gains as well as ordering the deaths of anti regime protesters he is currently under detention in a military hospital. singer michel martelly has been sworn in as haiti's
new president the new leader now faces the huge task of restoring the country after one of the deadliest earthquakes in history which left hundreds of thousands are homeless and friday police and protesters clashed outside the presidential palace as demonstrators marched carrying a fake coffin with the name of the outgoing president. the u.s. special envoy to the middle east is stepping down after two years george mitchell is reportedly resigning for personal reasons it comes amid growing frustration at the talks between israel and the palestinians accepting the resignation of president obama called him a tireless advocate for peace which will also help to broker an accord in northern ireland in the late ninety's. with the u.s. debt ceiling already at a staggering high almost half of america's now refusing to buy the proposals to raise it still further and while the government struggles for a compromise our own a resident a new yorker. asked people in the big apple what they would do. if
the u.s. stops borrowing money it could negatively affect the whole world economy if it continues to borrow money it could accumulate a burden that's too heavy to carry so as the u.s. past approaches the debt ceiling of over fourteen trillion dollars that congress just put into place in two thousand and ten should it consider raising at that ceiling even more this week let's talk about that do you think they should raise the debt limit again i'm not sure they shoot but they will because they really have to that's how do we get to a place where we have to keep doing it. because. two women come too much expenditure if you have to tread on national parks if you have to cut out saving the turtle or you have to separate out some teachers drop maybe three percent here three percent or three were worth just
a small percent off of everything have to cut everyone has to give up something would you be willing to give up two more percent of your salary no tax no tax raises at all you'd be willing to pay more in taxes yeah a little bit i think it's patriotic. i hate to do what's with the people you know say that they're so patriotic and the they're american and they stand for america but then they're not willing to pay more taxes for the country but i think the only political system that's kind of relevant to christianity is socialism and i don't think jesus would be very happy with us not sharing it's a shame with what's happening in america is disappearing this should be happening do you think middle america is aware of the corporate sizing of america it seems like people don't even realize how epstein's they are you know i would agree with you i think middle america is such good citizens nobody wants to make it any they want the rabble rousers you know they want to be included in the whole process but when you see people from the economic you know any three million dollars or seventy million or whatever or a.b.c. making forty five minute i mean what happens if you make five with their money back you and they hire people to keep people working there what i would think would have
much more value for everybody the world economies in the same situation you know you look at what's happening with trying to. get to be economic situation for the time being are pretty bad there so got to regroup the whole system just needs to take whether or not you think the u.s. should raise the debt ceiling the bottom line is given the fact that we've done it seventy four times since nine hundred sixty two i think it's safe to say that it's going to be great again very soon. and i know we would like to invite you on our special trip across russia you can stay just where you are though as our close brings you the most exciting stories of life in the world's biggest country. and today we continue to explore the volgograd region in the south of russia it
lies along the banks of the volga river the longest in europe which are so gave the area its name the river has played an important part in the life of the russian people and in the country's folklore it's known as mother volga from tom bowden explains why the giant waterway is so precious to the russian heart and. the mighty volga it runs deep in the ocean so it has provided inspiration for songs and poems because the country's main north south launches and decades ago schumann ingenuity connected to the jordan river to the west as if in the middle of straits the centuries people dreamt of connecting the two rivers but now this canal essentially joins distance see together was the vote the dawn canal is an engineering marvel within a day a vessel can pass the canals thirty blocks ten million tons of shipping does so
every year. another concrete giant is this finished fifty years ago it's the biggest hydroelectric plant in europe it powers the local city of volgograd and sends lots more electricity to moscow hydroelectric plant behind me is a potent example of how much the volga can provide but harnessing the river like this isn't without its cost. fishermen who've been watching fish stocks for years they see the slow damage the downing of the river has done especially to russia's prized sturgeon the source of caviar but in the president of the hydroelectric plant has done significant damage because it stopped fish swimming up the river to the spawning grounds they turned back and start swimming downstream and now we don't know where they are. within a year all of these houses would fall into the river. depending on how many of the hydroelectric plants turbines are on the water level can change suddenly and
dramatically too suddenly for the banks to absorb it plays havoc with the commercial food. let's face it it will little if we can only learn three ships we have enough water for last year the water level dropped because of this hydroelectric plant and it caused big problems you could only look through small ships half loaded ones. control of the river flow by the plan for is made building the focus for a more attractive serious floods are less likely but the water that is put into the drains is taken away from the fish that lead it. when people started building on the floodplain the places where the fish pond then flood anymore most of the spawning grounds are now gun and now we're at last the voice of the bogus ecology might start being heard after fifty years of damage the plant may change its regime to release water for the rivers benefit not just its own. for the first time in
fifty years the rules will contain a point on maintaining biodiversity in the river we still have a chance to bring the vulgar back to life meaning that we might evolve is treated with the respect it deserves to embark on. a night of splendor and a marvels awaited hundreds of thousands of visitors at moscow's fifth annual night at the museum from renaissance to postmodernism masterpieces awaited their chance to shine in the dark arts music of an integrator has more. it shuts as it. has good music and i. can't believe profit museums. shot himself rationed all these the national museum of the opposition has made it
seem. to satisfy each week of the bill to try to get a decade's. leave that is part of the. old stuff that people are starting to taste. by not prophecies looking in part because of their reputation for being a little bit soft sided. towns have been closely guarded by museum style or sometimes known policy as it is for standing too close to where it's a bar for paintings and the. museums. galleries will be much more testing. a nice bottle of cheap to museums are ok but only this night if you're wondering how to give the it's been getting around all of that don't worry because organizers have. several looking at scenery systolic a lot of your food and also some cool shit because this will come out different
museums dissipating into nice about the future and you'll receive a nice house in the rush. and we'll be bringing you more on the cultural life of the capital as our moscow out team visits some weird and wonderful displays in the cities of modern art dollars that's just in a few minutes but before that i'll be back with a quick recap of our main stories right here on alt.