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in india oh she's available in the movie joint beaver jones movie that's a great way to go to the grand imperial should towards west coast coromandel you can a letter to the ocean with your photo don't need to go and. read this in the kernel was the term as used to retreat. it's ironic agency chief makes his first visit to japan's crippled fukushima plant as a country's nuclear nightmare continues for months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami. countdown to crisis president obama appeals to the public to pressure congress into a compromise over its debt ceiling with just a week before a potential default. and a top north korean diplomat is invited to the u.s. for talks on resuming stalled nuclear disarmament yoshi's is just days after envoys from north and south met for the first time in two years.
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this is r.t. coming to live from moscow i'm renay joshie welcome to the program had of the international atomic watchdog is visiting japan's fukushima nuclear plant for the first time since march as devastating earthquake and tsunami it has promised to help with the recovery effort and discussed what aid is needed at a meeting with the country's prime minister as well as killing thousands the natural disasters cause the plant's reactor cores to melt and leak dangerous amounts of radiation into the environment but the i.a.e.a. chief says the workers at the plant are capable of bringing the leak under control by early next year as plant residents evacuated from a town close to the area held a belated memorial for the data missing on the radiator no man's land but even manny of those who survived a struggling. their own nuclear nightmare artist alan thomas explains. a triple
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disaster on a scale the world has never known causing damage and destruction and uncertainty forcing tens of thousands of japanese refugees to leave their lives behind and seek shelter anywhere they can something to do. a bucket but the but the problem is the minority they be they have been accused. classmates or you know of course by offshore. causing. found that. people are not. primarily a move towards self-preservation this idea of desertion is defined by many as characteristically in japanese and has earned those who have evacuated the dishonorable title of traitor. of course it's hard to hear that we have family
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neighbors we think about our health but in other words we run away we escape because we're scared of radiation and there's no example in the world of something similar and the consequences are there when going. while those who have moved to shelters here in tokyo are facing that guilt and the pressure to move back home there are others who have lost everything cannot handle the overwhelming change and they are facing even darker demons japan already has one of the highest suicide rates in the world and following the disaster in march the government has issued a warning about a possible nationwide epidemic of depression here. organic farm us coming to suicide because you know beating for money. so is everything they saw in full after many hours of hard work and just contaminated one night or so some. farmers committed suicide i'm very
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sad to hear the news and so many other farmers are also very much depressed a recent national survey in japan performed by dr roshini and his team shows that suicide rates in japan have been found increased in the months since the disaster compared to the same time frame in the previous two years of the demographics are not what you might expect. increase that. note in the. center. but here years because so my brothers struggling to get you caught through life and they have not had to mix inside this disaster has certainly taken its toll on japan's economy and such constant reminders of an intense topic can harm the collective psyche of the people who live here as well because of the. tsunami disaster last year disaster many people actually lost their jobs or working
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on this on the house crash. so. yeah they have a for many good reason through on its side. closing japan's death toll rising even disaster subsided months before. president barack obama has turned to the public for help in pushing through a deal on its debt he wants americans to put pressure on congress to find a compromise and a televised national address you warned that failing to raise the debt ceiling will cause incalculable damage obama blamed republicans in the house of representatives for the lack of a deal to avoid a u.s. national default congress has just a week to raise the fourteen point three trillion dollar debt limit before it runs out of money risking a downgrade of its credit that would mean higher interest rates republicans and democrats have been logged in a dispute over whether spending cuts or tax hikes is the answer to the debt crisis
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that senior editor at the capital research center says the government's needs to raise its borrowing limits to keep investors. obama and the democrats in congress just want to keep on spending. and so they would like to see the debt ceiling raised so that they can continue to give rewards to their supporters among the labor unions and the various political organizations that are sympathetic to the democratic party's cards the u.s. is able to keep raising its debt ceiling because people investors around the world have confidence in the united states they believe that the u.s. government will honor its outstanding obligations and so as long as people have faith in the investors have faith in the u.s. government and its credit worthiness then the u.s. could keep raising its debt ceiling the problem right now is that the debt is so
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high that that in itself is starting to become a negative factor that could lead to a credit rating downgrade of the united states government if china loses confidence in. america the american government's ability to pay its debts then the u.s. will have nowhere to run to the u.s. with the only the only choice it would have would be to keep printing money to inflate the currency run the printing presses and risk devastating hyperinflation so that's about the only or the u.s. government would have to drastically cut spending and implement pretty severe austerity measures. i was matthew that i'm senior editor at the capitol research center from washington d.c. so we are closely following developments on the american financial scene on our web site to go to our t dot com for the latest updates and videos. as
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a whole of america counts down days until the fall of wall street high flyers are bracing themselves for a rocky ride. this life is that you're going to. there's going to sweet relief. while others in the u.s. are choosing to ignore the problem by dressing up as superheroes and a tanning the annual comic con convention. the latest threat to the middle east peace process is a promise from israel to punish the palestinians if they go ahead with plans to declare statehood at the u.n. in september israel says it will scrap the low accords ninety three agreements which is the main road map for resolution to the conflict well yeah across live to
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jerusalem for an israeli perspective on the issue more from the country's ministry of foreign affairs joins us live from there probably thank you for being here in the program now the old boy accords confiscated sixty percent of palestinian land in the west bank and granted israeli settlers exclusive access what is really achieved by scrapping this. first of all we're not talking about any punishment or about any retaliatory measure i think this rhetoric crumbs from the consignors because that's how they want to depict what we're doing but that's totally not what this is all about what we are examining are the implications of a palestinian unilateral move to the u.n. to get unilateral recognition and that could mean in effect that cancellation of the oslo agreements now if the palestinians should recur to that's kind of measure they must bear the consequences and now we are examining what this would mean to
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relations between israel and the palestinians of course it serves the palestinians propaganda to show this as an israeli punishment or and these really initiative but initiative here is the palestinian side they chose to ignore negotiations to shun negotiations altogether and to go straight to the un in breach of existing agreements that will have legal implications and this is what we are examining mr palmer but just let me remind you that the peace talks have been stalled since last of camera when israel resumed settlement building and one of us as into pan's declaration is a result of a failure of negotiations so do you accept that. well negotiations are stalled because the palestinians refused to negotiate they have asked for a gesture in the form of a unilateral freeze settlement activity for some time we did that we did that and
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the palestinians said it wasn't enough to renew negotiations finally when we did renew negotiation they said they wanted more but they couldn't guarantee that even if we prolonged a gesture they would continue talking to us in the end they decided to shun negotiations altogether to make demands outside the framework of the negotiating structure and to resort to a unilateral motion at the un i think the poncing need to say what they want there will be no agreement if we don't agree on that and there will be no peace treaty if we don't talk on it they need to come on but isn't there is no mention of settlement building in a way a provocative move. well i could give you a full list of provocative moves by the palestinians and that's precisely because we have our grievances and they have a grievance over many grievances that we need to negotiate how do you expect people or countries or bodies around the world to solve their problems if not by
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negotiation and negotiation is needed because we disagree profoundly on many things that are fundamental for either of us if we don't negotiate we will not solve this the settlement issue can and will be solved but only if addressed in a negotiation and through talking through dialogue through a negotiating process but let's now focus more on abbas is a u.n. bed as we know the palestinian leader continues to gather international support for the u.n. despite israeli threats and reportedly over one hundred countries have promised support in september so why would israel do if the vote goes through. there's not much we can do if it goes forward goes through all we can say and that's we are saying no to all our partners in diplomatic contacts that this will have dismal implications to the peace process because if the if the vote goes through and about the scenes get what they want at the u.n.
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general assembly then they will never never be tempted to return to negotiations this is what we hear now from palestinian rhetoric from pals in the fish oils if they can get you know some sort of symbolic satisfaction out of the us nothing will change on the ground and everybody knows that even counseling leaders have said as much but the satisfaction to score some p.r. points will be so big that public opinion will not allow its leaders to go back to negotiations a negotiation means concessions if you go to the u.n. you know you don't need to concede anything so there will persist in shunning the negotiations in getting some quickly getting beds but quickly evaporating p.r. points at the u.n. or other multilateral forum and things will not move forward right here on the ground where they need to make progress well that was a problem let's take a look at the nine hundred eighty eight palestinian declaration of independence
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that was approved by the united nations so in that sense palestinians have every right to claim a dependence don't they. that's not a problem we don't deny that when have we denied that we have said that a palestinian state living side by side in peace and cooperation with israel is definitely considered by us as an interest of israel itself and we don't deny that we have heard israeli prime minister states and declared that in public for there is to it would be iraq from its and you know to ariel sharon the all say that so that's not even the issue the issue is will this palestinian state come out of an agreement because if there is no agreement there will be no recognition and no state and once it's established can we have the guarantees that this will be real peace or will this be only a face in the palestinians plan to continue to combat and battle israel but under
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improved conditions from their point of view these are the guarantees that we need but we agreed to negotiate on this stems from the counseling state and else in the pen it's not something that frightens us on the contrary if it's within the framework of an internationally supported peace treaty with clear security guarantees that's not a problem oh mr problem actually they say actions speak louder than words let's take a look at what's happening in the actions that israel is taking israel calls the nine hundred sixty seven borders and a fanciful and wants to scrap the oslo accords and continues building settlements they have benjamin netanyahu has been all still claims everything is on the table colin called to go back to peace talks so how can we believe a word he says. what's the problem did anyone put him did anyone try to negotiate with him and then come up with. a conclusion that it's impossible
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israel has already put under the table of comprehensive peace plan and on two occasions once prime minister barak heads comprehensive peace proposal to chairman arafat chairman arafat rejected it the second time mr owner of has suggested the comprehensive peace plan to president a bus this was rejected there was no counter offer so you're asking me how anyone can trust him it's on yahoo i'm asking how anyone can trust the leadership that has rejected time and again comprehensive peace plan supported by the international community yet we have we are completely cooking eyes and on the fact that we need to reach a peace treaty in spite of palestinian rejection in spite of continued palestinian terrorism from gaza by hamas islamic jihad and other fundamentalist and terrorist groups in spite of all that we want to negotiate
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a peace treaty that will give security to both sides so saying that we cannot be trusted because the palestinians are rejecting time and again every reasonable offer i think that's taken a bit too far for anyone for any of the servers for any observant standards well during the century mr palmer you mentioned several times that israel is happy about palestine and upin and so you're not against it but then why are you continuing israel in fact continuing to threaten them. we're not threatening anyone i mean you've taken a headline in an israeli newspaper that simply reveals that we're examining the consequences of the palestinian policy and you're calling it a threat when i say you i don't mean you personally obviously i mean the palestinians are doing that and then this is being repeated but we're not threatening anyone on the contrary we're under threat because you're speaking about actions let's speak about actions israel has evacuated the gaza strip completely in
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two thousand and five handed it over to the palestinian authority and hope that this will dynamos the peace process with dismantle settlements and military camps and we were helping the past in the for it seemed to work together for the for asperity of gaza and yet gaza is now a platform for terror attacks against israel gaza is ruled by a terror organization hamas that does not even recognize the palestinian authority it doesn't recognize israel it is dedicated to war against israel now we have the big grievance here we have something to fear we are under threat israel is hundreds of thousands of israelis living in the south and part of the country are under threats by a rocket and mortar shells every time hamas or other groups in gaza feel like firing on israeli territory we are under threat here and this is the threat we want to remove among other things like signing a peace treaty that can stand that can provide security guarantees were not
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frightening anyone we're extending our hand in peace and our actions over the years not just pulling out from palestinian territory not just dismantling settlements and military counts but also working to empower palestinian civil society and training palestinian doctors and experts in agriculture and irrigation training pallas through professionals fostering a youth council the ring people meeting and knowing chowder. all these actions speak for themselves israel wants peace israel works for peace and our hand is extended it should be taken at face value and you will see what we can achieve once there is good faith from the other side. as you just said mr palmer working together is key to solving the issue is and as we can see there are a lot of issues to be ironed out there thanks very much for your views from the countries ministry of foreign affairs. i
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senior north korean diplomat has been invited to new york in an attempt to revive the long stalled talks over his country's controversial nuclear program the moves come just days after a top and away from the north and south korea set together for the first time in over two years on the sidelines of a security summit in indonesia there they agreed to renew six party talks over pyongyang's atomic ambitions were halted after north korea shelled island killing four people saying it was responding to a provocative military drills however the u.s. secretary of state says before any deal is discussed north korea must first ismail its nuclear facilities to discuss the issue that's cross live now to pepe escobar asia times correspondent talking us from bangkok let me thank you for being here with us now why gas the u.s. invited a north korean envoy now what do you read into the timing how significant is it.
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well it makes a little bit of desperation specially because we need to look at the big clause which is you will dismantle it you'll nuclear program first and then we decided to talk to you that's an absolute no no i was in north korea last year and i confirmed from north korean officials directly. this is the same state of glee as it was eight years ago to morrow to morrow is that. any adversity of the parliament says that did not end the north korean war for that matter north korea says we are still at war with each other there's an armistice and in the north koreans are saying we have to sit down the same people with the americans and then we go to formally and the war and then we're going to discuss every scene including the nuclear program so this state that work and right was trying to joke they're
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going to said oh first you get rid of your nuclear weapons either that or. misses and then we talk so all those in our careers are going to watch them this special and what is going to watch is going to say look our position has been the same for the best if the years take it or leave it. point. you know everyone's been talking about ran. down face to face and talk and resolve their issues but do you see this likely is this likely to happen no no no it's not that we hear it's fascinating when you visit south korea and then you visit north korea and you home care the ideal logical divide and the wall of mistrust between two sides almost humanly impossible to find a middle ground he would have to say it of course the u.s. on the side of the south koreans in china more or less the friend in a north korean official that even if it's
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a six party talks like you know they call access at least three times before and there's nothing to prevent them from collapsing all over again this thing is first they have to end the war it's true and the war from had north korean point of view is a war against america is not south korea they view it as a plot that the government of the americas and asia that south korea in the minds of course is still all cute by and by american troops there are thirty six to thirty eight thousand u.s. troops but the north korea says it has a western occupation of south korea so yes you start to i really doubt this basic difference it's important it's absolutely impossible to even start talking truly apply to the chinese gets even more complicated because china wants this that will slow to go on i would say forever they don't want korean reunification think
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that korea will be in the extremely powerful leader if it soonish side. north east asia they prefer sayings as they stand at the moment and as long as u.s. business full spectrum dominance ideas of trying to control the yellow sea so. you can see that you know there's problems going away like that. and gave it our let's not talk more a little more about the u.s. and south korean cooperation which you mentioned a little earlier and as we know the whole joint military men a risk on a regular basis so in your opinion a lot of thing did. more harm or get. more harm and that's going to be a huge military exercise next month's in fact made almost involving the ends of thousands of south korean troops and computer games and welter of high tech u.s.
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military technology so what are north koreans doing to preempt what is going to happen in august dear are holding their own military exercises this week in fact and yesterday by the way there was a very significant visit by came showreel and his son probably heir. he's the youngest son the went to the marine corps met in pyongyang yesterday this is something very unusual. will be following this through the north korean news agency and they said and yet made it a lot. this is the first time that happened since two thousand and two for nine years this visit never happened so this means it's very important that the current leader and the next leader are going to visit their key military which is do which is the marine force of north korea to prepare for this preemptive exercises. you
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know like over three weeks before at this hour squarely on american so it's like a thing it's like a. fields are air gap it's a career you know this happens all the facts so we drill exercise we respond with threats from your own mother say we restructure of our site and this could go on forever. pepe escobar from asia times thanks very much indeed for sharing your age with us here on r.t. . that brings us up to date we now turn to the world of business with me. thanks marina hello and welcome to business arts and despite a plea to force expansion russia's bt bank is weighing up a new purchase in the express grover norquist the country's second largest lender is considering buying a ten percent stake in the home credit levy by the. b.c.b. wants to buy a stake in the bag ahead of whom credit the visa in this thing the i.p.o. of a twenty five percent stake is expected to raise around one billion dollars the company's
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key asset is home credit and finance bank in russia this bank holds a quarter of the instant credit markets. which are on the markets oil is trading marginally up this is by u.s. president warning the country's debt deadlock threatens to damage the u.s. economy the world's largest suma. e.u. markets opened on a moderately positive note with the early point two percent the dax point to b.p. is up on news that it's a boost in profits more expected to move to the russian markets here the r.t.s. is a point six percent of my stocks up by just a notch this is on the back of recovering world prices let's take a look at some of the main movers and the cautious trade there with energy shares moving slowly higher goal however is up one point two percent after its daughter company has a gold purchased eighty nine percent of the government for
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a reverse takeover. russian equities have been heavily influenced by events in the u.s. and in europe but. the capital says stocks that are less affected are like to single out problems burbank which i believe is not so much exposed to the true european north of the u.s. there are problems looks like crap in the financial sector all this talk show performance also large some resource stories strike not attack on a roll call of which are showing us performers during the past couple of months so i do believe this starts going to about about the market and the. nearest time yes problem still looks cheap but well it's hard stalking the hots for for investors. but. a close quite cheap in comparison to international oil and gas majors in the headlines an expert from reno.
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twenty years ago in the largest country in the series is over. but i'll give. him. again the jerk. where did it take.


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