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APTN 0930 PRIME NEWS - AMERICAS
06/27/2009
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AP-APTN-0930: Taiwan Jackson Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Taiwan Jackson- REPLAY Michael Jackson impersonator remembers meeting his hero LENGTH: 02:17 FIRST RUN: 0630 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Taiwan TYPE: Mandarin/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CTV STORY NUMBER: 611026 DATELINE: Taipei County - 27 June 2009/FILE LENGTH: 02:17 SHOTLIST: AP Television - AP Clients Only Taipei County - 27 June, 2009 1. Wide of Michael Jackson impersonator Wang Chi-Wei dancing to Michael Jackson song "Billie Jean" 2. Close-up Wang's dance steps 3. Close-up Wang's face 4. Close-up Wang's dance steps 5. Wide of Wang dancing 6. Pan shot Wang performing Jackson's famous "Moon walk" dance 7. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Wang Chi-Wei, Michael Jackson impersonator: "I remember I melted when Michael Jackson put his hand on my shoulder in an exclusive photo call in 1993." 8. Wide shot newspaper clipping and pictures from 1993 9. Close-up picture of Wang and Michael Jackson 10. Tilt down concert tickets of Michael Jackson's Asia tours in 1993 and 1996 CTV - No Access Taiwan FILE: Taipei - 1993 11. Various of Wang dancing to Michael Jackson song "Billie Jean" in Michael Jackson impersonator contest in 1993 with STILL of Michael Jackson AP Television - AP Clients Only Taipei County - 27 June 2009 12. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Wang Chi-Wei, Michael Jackson impersonator: "We were all hoping it was just a joke. Until I saw Michael Jackson's body lying still on the stretcher then I realised that he was dead, I cried with my student last night. Our love for him is real. When some people criticised him we really wanted to support him but I think we don't have the chance any more." 13. Wide of Wang's daughter watching Wang dancing with his student Lee Yen-Ting 14. Close-up Wang's daughter 15. Mid of Wang dancing with his student Lee 16. Wide of Wang and Lee dancing STORYLINE: In Taipei on Saturday, Taiwan's top Michael Jackson impersonator donned a wig, trademark black loafers and fedora hat and danced the moon walk in tribute to the King of Pop who died on Thursday. Thirty-year-old Wang Chi-Wei won a photo opportunity with his pop icon after coming first in an imitation competition in 1993 by dancing to the Jackson hit 'Billie Jean'. Wang still clearly remembered the big moment and said he "melted when Michael Jackson put his hand on my shoulder". Wang was tearful as he talked of the death of his pop hero. "Our love for him is real," he said. "When some people criticised him we really wanted to support him, but I think we don't have the chance any more," he added. Taiwan is one of the few Asian destinations where Jackson held concerts; the Dangerous World Tour in 1993 and the History World Tour in 1996. Wang attended both concerts and still has the tickets. He has imparted his moon walk skills to 29-year-old professional dancer Lee Yen-Ting. They believe that people find it exciting to watch them performing Jackson's unique dance which few can master. Both Wang and Lee say they will continue dancing to keep the legacy of Michael Jackson alive. Jackson collapsed at his rented home in Los Angeles on Thursday and died aged 50 from a suspected heart attack. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0551EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: US Climate Bill Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:US Climate Bill- REPLAY House passes major energy climate bill in triumph for US president LENGTH: 02:05 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: Part No NAmerica/Net TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: POOL/ ABC STORY NUMBER: 611020 DATELINE: Washington DC - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:05 SHOTLIST POOL - AP Clients Only 1. Wide of US House of Representatives 2. Wide of House floor 3. SOUNDBITE (English) John Boehner, Republican Minority Leader: "What we have on the floor today is typical big government. And the fight that we have between the two sides of the aisle really boils down to one word. It boils down to freedom. The freedom to allow the American people to live their lives without all of these extra taxes and all of this bureaucracy." 4. Wide of House with graphic overlaid showing vote tally 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ed Pastor, Democratic congressman: "On this vote, yeas are 219, nays are 212. The bill is passed." ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet 6. US President Barack Obama walking into room 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "Today, the House of Representatives took historic action with the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act. It's a bold and necessary step that holds the promise of creating new industries and (m) millions of new jobs, decreasing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, and strictly limiting the release of pollutants that threaten the health of families and communities and the planet itself. Now it's up to the senate to take the next step. I am confident that in the coming weeks and months, the senate will demonstrate the same commitment to addressing what is a tremendous challenge and an extraordinary opportunity." 8. Wide of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking at news conference 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Speaker: "Everyone is very excited about the history that was made here in the House of Representatives this evening. We passed transformational legislation which will take us into the future. No matter how long our colleagues wanted to talk against it, they could not hold the future back." 10. Cutaway of people at news conference STORYLINE: In a triumph for US President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation on Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy. The vote was 219-212, capping months of negotiations and days of intense bargaining among Democrats. Republicans were overwhelmingly against the measure, arguing it would destroy jobs in the midst of a recession while burdening consumers with a new tax in the form of higher energy costs. Congressman John Boehner, the House Republican leader, used a one-hour speech shortly before the final vote to warn of what he said were unintended consequences that would cost jobs, depress real estate prices and put the government into parts of the economy where it had no role. "What we have on the floor today is typical big government. And the fight that we have between the two sides of the aisle really boils down to one word. It boils down to freedom.The freedom to allow the American people to live their lives without all of these extra taxes and all of this bureaucracy," he said. At the White House, Obama said the bill would create jobs, and added that with its vote, the House had put America on a path toward leading the way toward creating a 21st century global economy. "It's a bold and necessary step that holds the promise of creating new industries and (m) millions of new jobs, decreasing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, and strictly limiting the release of pollutants that threaten the health of families and communities and the planet itself," Obama said. The House's action fulfilled Speaker Nancy Pelosi's vow to clear major energy legislation before July 4. It also sent the measure to a highly uncertain fate in the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was hopeful that the Senate will be able to debate and pass bipartisan and comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation this fall. The legislation would require the US to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and by about 80 percent by mid-century. That was slightly more aggressive than Obama originally wanted, 14 percent by 2020 and the same 80 percent by mid-century. US carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are rising at about 1 percent a year and are predicted to continue increasing without mandatory limits. Under the bill, the government would limit heat-trapping pollution from factories, refineries and power plants and issue allowances for polluters. Most of the allowances would be given away, but about 15 percent would be auctioned by bid and the proceeds used to defray higher energy costs for lower-income individuals and families. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0552EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: Pakistan Shooting Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Pakistan Shooting- REPLAY GRAPHIC Five militants killed in shootout LENGTH: 01:28 FIRST RUN: 0630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Urdu/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611024 DATELINE: Karachi - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:28 SHOTLIST ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Exterior of Abbasi Shaheed hospital in Karachi 2. Various of bodies of men officials say are militants being taken to hospital morgue 3. Body being placed on slab 4. Pan of bodies of suspected militants as man takes image on mobile phone ++GRAPHIC++ 5. Police officer and officials 6. SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Iftikhar lodhi, District superintendent of police: "Police got the tip-off that comrades of the Chief of Tehrik-e-Taliban in Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud were hiding over here. After getting the information police conducted a raid near the super highway. Six persons escaped during cross firing but five were hit. Those five injured men died on the way by ambulance to Abbasi Shaheed hospital. Five dead bodies are at the morgue. Police have filed the case and an investigation is underway." 7. Cutaway of Iodhi's shirt 8. Ambulance outside morgue SHOTLIST Police killed five men they believed were Taliban militants on Saturday, a top official in Karachi said. The men were killed in a night time raid on a Karachi apartment believed to be housing insurgents loyal to the Pakistani Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, who has been blamed for a wave of suicide attacks, A city police spokesperson said officers found a large quantity of weapons and explosives in the apartment. He said the militants were planning attacks in Pakistan's biggest city. Police taking part in the raid early on Saturday told the militants to surrender, but they shot at police, he said. In the gunbattle that ensued, five militants were killed, five were wounded and six escaped in the darkness, he said. Iftikhar lodhi, the district superintendent of police said the information leading to the gunbattle came from a tip off. "Police have filed the case and an investigation is underway," he said. Mehsud is blamed for a wave of suicide bombings across Pakistan that spokesmen for his group have said is in retaliation for two military offensives against Taliban in the country's volatile northwest. Troops are winding down their campaign to oust the Taliban from the Swat Valley region after two months of fighting and are turning their attention to a fresh offensive targeting Mehsud in his home territory of South Waziristan, in the tribal belt on the Afghan border. The militant attacks have targeted security forces but have also hit mosques, markets and one major international hotel. The latest struck an army vehicle in Pakistani Kashmir on Friday, killing two soldiers. The bombing was claimed by a Mehsud spokesman who warned of more attacks. It was the first time that this strategically sensitive area - where rival India has long accused Pakistan of harbouring Islamic militants that launch attacks in Indian Kashmir - has been targeted by the Taliban. The government says the recent suicide bombings have fuelled its determination to destroy Mehsud's network and end militancy in Pakistan. Washington strongly backs the military campaigns, which are seen as a test of the government's resolve after years of unfinished offensives and failed peace deals with militants. Karachi, a teeming port city of more than 16 (m) million and Pakistan's commercial hub, has long been a hotbed for Taliban and al-Qaeda linked groups who are believed to have staged bank robberies, kidnapping for ransom and other criminal activities to raise funds. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0553EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: Afghanistan Karzai Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Afghanistan Karzai- REPLAY Afghan president urges Taliban, militants to vote in coming elections LENGTH: 01:13 FIRST RUN: 0830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Pashto/Dari/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611033 DATELINE: Kabul - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:13 SHOTLIST 1. Various of traffic 2. Man walking past posters of coming presidential election 3. Close of candidate posters 4. Afghan President Hamid Karzai walking in to news conference at presidential palace 5. Close of media 6. SOUNDBITE: (Dari) Hamid Karzai, Afghan President: "I call on the Taliban to come and participate in the Afghan election, vote for their future president, for their favourite delegate in the provincial council and move their country towards prosperity, stability and happiness along with other Afghans." 7. Wide of Karzai at podium 8. SOUNDBITE: (Pashto) Hamid Karzai, Afghan President: "We should try to have a legitimate election, and to have this, everyone should participate in the election. We will try to do that and may God help us to succeed in this part." 9. Wide of Karzai at podium STORYLINE Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on members of the Taliban and other opposition militants to "vote for their future president" in the country's August 20 presidential election. "We should try to have a legitimate election, and to have this, everyone should participate in the election," Karzai said during a news conference on Saturday at the presidential palace. Forty-one candidates are running for president, though a recent poll showed Karzai with a big lead over his opponents. US, NATO and Afghan troops will provide security for the vote. Karzai also said he wanted to assure the US and international community that Afghanistan would continue to support the fight against militant extremism no matter who wins the presidency. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-27-09 0554EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: WBank Scuffles Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:WBank Scuffles- REPLAY Palestinian farmers and activists in scuffles with Israeli police LENGTH: 02:16 FIRST RUN: 0830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611034 DATELINE: Safa - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:16 SHOTLIST 1. Mid of Palestinian farmers walking towards vineyards together with Israeli and foreign activists 2. Various reverse shots of Palestinian farmers with Israeli and foreign activists walking 3. Mid of Israeli soldiers trying to prevent activists from moving further into vineyards 4. Various of farmers and activists scuffling with soldiers 5. More of scuffles and soldiers arresting an activist 6. Mid of sound-bomb exploding 7. More of activists arguing with soldiers 8. Various of Israeli soldiers arresting activists, more scuffles 9. Wide of Israeli soldiers pushing activists and Palestinians away 10. Mid of Israeli soldier pushing a photographer away 11. Mid of Israeli soldiers dragging activist away 12. Mid of Israeli soldiers dragging other activist away 13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Hassan Abd El-Hamid, Palestinian farmer: "We came this morning as usual to collect peaches, as we do every Saturday, but the soldiers prevented us from doing it. We came, we found the soldiers here, they stopped the citizens and the farmers as you can see, we have land here and they prevented us from going to it and collecting the peaches. If we don't collect them, they will be damaged." 14. Mid of Israeli soldier pushing farmer 15. Wide of farmers and activists arguing with soldiers STORYLINE Palestinian farmers accompanied by Israeli and foreign activists scuffled on Saturday with Israeli soldiers, who blocked them from their vineyards and other fields in the West Bank, according to Palestinian witnesses. Palestinian farmers said access to their fields in Safa, south of Bethlehem, is limited and controlled by the Israeli army, as the fields are close to the major settlement block of Gush-Etzion. Hassan Abd El-Hamid, one of the Palestinian farmers, said the fruit in his fields had to be collected as soon as possible, or it would go bad. The Israeli army said the area had been declared a closed military zone to prevent confrontation between settlers in the area and Palestinians, which has occurred a few times in recent weeks. The army clarified that Palestinian farmers from the area were allowed access to their land and that they were stopped only when accompanied by Israelis who were not allowed into the closed military zone. The army added that 15 of the Israeli activists had been arrested during the scuffles. The settlement issue is a major obstacle both to the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and to an eventual peace deal. The issue was also one of the subjects discussed on Friday in Trieste, Northern Italy, by the Quartet of Mideast negotiators and foreign ministers of the Group of Eight industrialised nations, who urged Israel to freeze all settlement activity in the West Bank and lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip, backing US President Barack Obama's Mideast policy. Israel has rejected demands that it halt all settlement building, saying it must accommodate "natural growth" in the Israeli enclaves. However both the G-8 and the Quartet - the United States, Russia, European Union and United Nations - urged Israel to freeze all settlement activity, including natural growth, with the quartet also urging it to dismantle settlement outposts erected since March 2001. It was the first Quartet meeting since Obama came to office, held on the sidelines of a meeting of the G-8 foreign ministers in Trieste, a picturesque Adriatic port on Italy's northeastern coast. The call of both the Quartet and the G-8 for a settlement freeze signalled broad international support for Obama's Mideast policy. The Bush administration had accepted the need for some settlement growth, something the Palestinians long rejected. But just last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated that the United States wanted a halt to settlement activity in the West Bank, saying no informal agreement that Israel may have reached with the Bush administration was valid. Clinton was speaking after a meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who said he wanted the Bush administration understandings to remain. The United States and Israel have at least publicly given no ground in their opposing views, though Israeli officials say they are trying to find a formula agreeable to Washington that would allow at least limited construction. Nearly 300,000 Israelis live in West Bank settlements, along with 180,000 Israelis in Jewish neighbourhoods of east Jerusalem. The Palestinians seek both areas, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, as parts of a future state. Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu grudgingly yielded to Obama's demand that Israel endorse the idea of a Palestinian state, albeit with a host of conditions the Palestinians reject. But he rejected US pressure for a settlement freeze. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0555EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: Italy G8 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Italy G8- REPLAY Security, preparations ahead of talks on stabilisation of Afghanistan LENGTH: 01:05 FIRST RUN: 0630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611027 DATELINE: Trieste - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:05 SHOTLIST 1. Wide port of Trieste 2. Wide of buildings 3. Various of police at road block 4. Wide exterior of Palazzo della Regione, venue of conference 5. Wide of building entrance 6. Coast guard boat on the water 7. Mid of scuba diver dropping off side of rubber dinghy 8. Wide of boat patrolling port 9. Wide of buildings near the water front STORYLINE Police and the coast guards patrolled the Italian port of Trieste on Saturday morning as foreign ministers of the Group of Eight industrialised nations prepared for a second day of talks on the stabilisation of Afghanistan. A police scuba diver took a look below waters and coast guard and police boats patrolled nearby. Talks that began on Friday were to continue to discuss a host of complex issues facing Afghanistan: narco-trafficking and the use of drug money to allegedly support terror, immigration and food security. Foreign Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and members of the Arab league were taking part in the discussions. The G8 foreign ministers have lamented corruption and the lack of basic services such as health and water in Afghanistan, saying that better cooperation among countries in the region was needed to promote stability. They endorsed on Friday Pakistan's battle against Taliban insurgents and promised to work more with the country's government "in the face of terrorism, extremism and militancy." Improving security in the troubled region is a focus of the three-day meeting in this northeastern Italian city. Italy, the host of the meeting, sought to broaden participation in the talks, arguing that Afghanistan is a problem that needs to be addressed regionally. As a result, the foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan participated in Friday's session, and a joint statement was issued. In the statement, the ministers said that, despite some efforts by the Afghan government, "insecurity, widespread corruption and capacity shortfalls continue to complicate the delivery of basic services at the local level, including health, education and water." President Hamid Karzai has been criticised both at home and abroad for corruption in his administration but he is the favourite in the August 20 vote in Afghanistan. Friday's statement also looked at drug trafficking and the opium trade, which help fund extremists, saying that it was urgent to find alternative sources of income. Italy had also invited Iran to attend the talks, arguing that it could play an important role in talks on Afghan stabilisation. But Rome retracted the invitation after Iran failed to respond, and amid concerns over Iran's violent crackdown on protesters after disputed election results. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-27-09 0559EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: Greece Russia Talks Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Greece Russia Talks- REPLAY Preps ahead of talks btw Russia, NATO and OSCE on European security LENGTH: 02:37 FIRST RUN: 0730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611030 DATELINE: Corfu - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:37 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan from sea to hotel serving as venue for NATO-Russia Council and OSCE informal ministerial meetings 2. Mid of meeting venue 3. Close-up of sign reading: (English) "Grecotel Corfu Imperial" 4. Wide of coast guard patrol boat at sea 5. Pull out from coast guard patrol boat at sea to sign reading: (English) "Corfu 2009 informal ministerial meeting" 6. Wide of Greek flag 7. Mid of police outside venue 8. Wide of terrace 9. Set-up of OSCE spokesman Martin Nesirky 10. Close-up of Nesirky's hands 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Martin Nesirky, OSCE spokesman: "Clearly in a sense President Medvedev's proposals first outlined - and I would use the words outlined quite deliberately because they were not very, very clear or concrete proposals - this has been the catalyst for this whole process that's now really beginning to gather momentum. Now clearly there are many different ideas out there, probably as many as there are countries in the organisation. But the fact that you've got ministers, more than 40 ministers coming here to Corfu is a clear indication that they believe the time is right to really start this process, the Corfu process, and to make some headway on this." 12. Various of special police forces paroling headland with machine guns 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Martin Nesirky, OSCE spokesman: "Clearly we would prefer to have our mandate which would be broader and involve military monitoring so that we could continue the work that we've done over many years. And let's face it, the Georgian people, the Georgian government would like to have us there, not just to deal with hard security matters, but to help them for example with rule of law, helping to improve their judiciary system, freedom of the media. So this is not something that we want to impose from outside. We can't do that. It's what the Georgian people would like." 14. Wide of coast guard patrol boat 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Martin Nesirky, OSCE spokesman: "This is the start of a process and that is why chose we word Corfu Process, or the expression Corfu Process, because we believe this is the start of an open-ended and frank dialogue about the future of European security." 16. Wide of sea and island STORYLINE: Foreign ministers from across Europe and beyond were gathering in Corfu on Saturday to tackle issues of European security, nearly a year after Russia's war with Georgia raised concerns about stability on the continent's eastern fringes. The ministers' informal meeting on the western Greek island is the first such gathering in the 34-year history of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - a grouping of 56 countries encompassing regions from North America to Europe, Central Asia and Russia. Speaking before the proceedings, OSCE spokesman, Martin Nesirky, said a Russian proposal for a European Security Treaty was the catalyst for "this whole process that's now really beginning to gather momentum". The proposed pact, touted by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev since he took office in May 2008, would encompass North America, Europe and the former Soviet Union, strengthening Russia's role in shaping regional and global security. The OSCE talks will be preceded by the first meeting between NATO and Russian foreign ministers since the alliance broke of ties with Moscow after last August's war with Georgia. Although political ties have thawed considerably over the past five months, there have been no formal military contacts since the war. NATO cut off the ties last August, when Russian forces invaded Georgia after that country's troops attacked its breakaway province of South Ossetia. For months, the Vienna-based OSCE has been struggling to salvage a 16-year-old monitoring mission in Georgia following the war, after Moscow blocked the extension of its mandate late last year. As a result, it will be forced to shut down by June 30 if no compromise is reached. Nesirky said the OSCE would clearly have preferred a "broader" mandate, which would involve "military monitoring so that we could continue the work that we've done over many years". He said this was "what the Georgian people would like". Russia agreed to the EU and OSCE monitors, who moved into the areas surrounding Abkhazia and fellow breakaway republic South Ossetia last Autumn, as Russian forces withdrew under EU-brokered peace deals. But Moscow refused to allow them into the separatist regions themselves, and has taken diplomatic steps to decrease the presence of international missions in Georgia. Saturday's meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his counterparts from NATO's 28 member nations comes as President Barack Obama and Medvedev prepare for a summit next month. Officials said the talks in Corfu would reflect the trend towards improved relations. Relations on the political side began to improve after Obama took office, as NATO ambassadors met with Russia's envoy to the NATO-Russia Council, a panel set up in 2002 to improve cooperation between the former Cold War foes. On the military side, Russia cooperated with individual NATO nations such as the US, France or Germany by allowing them to use Russia's rail network to resupply international forces in Afghanistan. The Russian navy has also worked with the warships of various NATO nations during their joint anti-piracy patrols off the Somali coast. But there have been no formal military ties between the alliance and Russia. Officials on both sides said the foreign ministers are expected to give a go-ahead Saturday for meetings of defence ministers and chiefs of staff that would restart military cooperation in areas of shared interests. Likely to be discussed are contentious issues such as Georgia and a key European arms-control treaty, but none of them is seen as an obstacle to improving relations. Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said this week she anticipated a positive atmosphere for both the OSCE and NATO-Russia talks. She said the ministers would "brainstorm" a proposal by Russia to hold a summit to discuss all security issues affecting Europe. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-27-09 0601EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: ++MidEast Crossing Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++MidEast Crossing- NEW Egypt opens Rafah crossing to Palestinians seeking medical aid and students LENGTH: 02:24 FIRST RUN: 0930 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611040 DATELINE: Rafah Crossing - 27 June v22141tvls r t AP-APTN-0930:++MidEastCr 06-27 0896 AP-APTN-0930: ++MidEast Crossing Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++MidEast Crossing- NEW Egypt opens Rafah crossing to Palestinians seeking medical aid and students LENGTH: 02:24 FIRST RUN: 0930 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611040 DATELINE: Rafah Crossing - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:24 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO HAS BEEN CORRECTED - PLS IGNORE FIRST EDIT SENT++ SHOTLIST 1. Mid of people getting off bus at Rafah Crossing, Gaza Strip 2. Wide of people entering crossing through metal detector 3. People sitting, more people entering crossing through metal detector 4. Close up of women 5. Various of people at crossing w2009 LENGTH: 02:24 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO HAS BEEN CORRECTED - PLS IGNORE FIRST EDIT SENT++ SHOTLIST 1. Mid of people getting off bus at Rafah Crossing, Gaza Strip 2. Wide of people entering crossing through metal detector 3. People sitting, more people entering crossing through metal detector 4. Close up of women 5. Various of people at crossing with officers working at counters 6. Mid of officer inspecting a man's documents 7. Mid of woman waiting at counter 8. Mid of officers working behind screens 9. Various of officer checking passport 10. Close up of passport being stamped 11. Mid of officer giving passport back to man 12. Mid of family sitting 13. Close up of child's face 14. Wide of ambulances outside croith officers working at counters 6. Mid of officer inspecting a man's documents 7. Mid of woman waiting at counter 8. Mid of officers working behind screens 9. Various of officer checking passport 10. Close up of passport being stamped 11. Mid of officer giving passport back to man 12. Mid of family sitting 13. Close up of child's face 14. Wide of ambulances outside crossing 15. Mid of women sitting in car with bags 16. Wide of Palestinian patient Dr. Suliman Hamdan Abu Seteh inside ambulance waiting to enter Egypt 17. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dr. Suliman Hamdan Abu Seteh, Palestinian patient: "I ask the governments to treat us like human beings, to treat us within the law, to treat us like humassing 15. Mid of women sitting in car with bags 16. Wide of Palestinian patient Dr. Suliman Hamdan Abu Seteh inside ambulance waiting to enter Egypt 17. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dr. Suliman Hamdan Abu Seteh, Palestinian patient: "I ask the governments to treat us like human beings, to treat us within the law, to treat us like humans in other countries, where patients can get treatment, and to allow people to travel, not like our situation, it's like a prison, a prison that has a length of three kilometres. This is the Gaza Strip, it's like a pack of matches." 18. Wide of buses at crossing 19. Wide of truck at crossing 20. Mid Egyptian soldiers 21. Wide of Rafah Crossing with Egyptian flag STORYLINE Egypt briefly opened its border with blockaded Gaza on Saturday, and five-thousand Gazans have signed up to leave over three days. Among those permitted to cross at the Rafah border crossing are medical patients and Gazans with foreign residency. "I ask the governments to treat us like human beings, to treat us within the law," said one patient, Dr. Suliman Hamdan Abu Seteh, at the crossing. Egypt and Israel sealed Gaza's borders two years ago, after the Islamic militant Hamas seized control of the territory. Hamas was democratically elected in the Gaza Strip in a 2006 Palestinian parliament vote, but then broke off with the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following months of conflict over power-sharing with the new government. Hamas eventually took control of the Gaza Strip in June 2007, leaving Abbas' government in nominal control of the occupied West Bank only. The closure of the Gaza Strip has trapped some 1.4 (m) million people in Gaza. Egypt opens the crossing periodically, like on Saturday. Israel has allowed in food and humanitarian aid, but banned supplies needed to repair damage from Israel's winter war on Hamas, meant to stop Gaza rocket fire on Israeli towns. On Friday, the international community called for lifting the Gaza blockade. The issue was one of the subjects discussed on Friday in Trieste, Northern Italy, by the Quartet of Mideast negotiators and foreign ministers of the Group of Eight industrialised nations, who urged Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip and freeze all settlement activity in the West Bank, backing US President Barack Obama's Mideast policy. The closure is making it impossible to rebuild Gaza after Israel's devastating recent winter offensive, particularly as cement is not permitted to pass through the border blockade. Five months after Israel launched its offensive to halt Hamas rocket fire, most of the estimated 250-thousand people whose homes were damaged or destroyed have been unable to rebuild. Voices calling for new thinking are growing louder, with the administration of US President Barack Obama arguing that squeezing ordinary Gazans is a recipe for instability. But there's no clear path forward, since opening the borders would require engaging the militants whom much of the world has shunned. Hamas, viewed as a "terror organisation" by some countries, is refusing to heed the international demands that would open Gaza's borders: recognising Israel and renouncing violence. The ban on cement also means that United Nations plans to spend 371 (m) million US dollars to repair war-damaged homes are on hold. The Obama administration has urged easing the embargo. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0753EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: US Jackson 4 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson 4- CORRECTION Tributes, coroner; Quincy Jones, vigil LENGTH: 05:07 FIRST RUN: 0830 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/AP PHOTOS/ABC STORY NUMBER: 611032 DATELINE: Various - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 05:07 PLEASE IGNORE SCRIPT SENT EARLIER AND REPLACE WITH FOLLOWING, WHICH AMENDS STILL RESTRICTIONS SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only Encino, US - 26 June 2009 1. People gathered outside Jackson family house 2. Various of flowers and tribute posters 3. Various of people gathered, some comforting each other 4. Various of people laying flowers 5. Close-up of girl hugging friend 6. Tribute poster on wall 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rose Yorba, Michael Jackson fan: "To have something like this happen to him it just tears me apart. I mean we stood up crying all night last night because he's just so big to us and to have him leave it's just like why, I don't think it was his time to go, it wasn't his time." 8. Woman in uniform laying flowers (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only Los Angeles, US - 26 June 2009 9. Wide of news conference 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Charlie Beck, Deputy Police Chief: "We will do a thorough interview with the doctor to discuss some of the unanswered questions that have been raised by the death of Michael Jackson and we expect that the doctor will be able to shed some light on some things that when viewed with conjunctions coroner's findings will lead us to some conclusions." (FIRST RUN 0030 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Photo/Houston Chronicle - No Access Canada/ For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile/Must Courtesy Houston Chronicle Houston, US - 7 June 2009 11. STILL of cardiologist Doctor Conrad Murray (FIRST RUN 0530 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only New York, US - 26 June 2009 12. Pull out from Apollo Theatre sign reading (English) "In Memory of Michael Jackson. A True Apollo Legend." 13. Pan across people dancing 14. Woman writing on memorial 15. Mid of candles 16. People dancing (FIRST RUN 0530 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet Los Angeles, US - 26 June 2009 17. Various aerials of people lined up at the Hollywood Walk of Fame to see Jackson's star ++NEW (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet Los Angeles, US - 27 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 18. Various aerials of people holding a candlelight vigil in Leimert Park in memory of Jackson (FIRST RUN 0630 ASIA PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only Los Angeles, US - 27 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 19. SOUNDBITE (English) Ed Winter, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Coroner's Office: "Mr Michael Jackson's remains have been removed from the coroner's office, removed a little bit ago. It's in an undisclosed location as per the family's request. Also there's a security hold on the case so I can't discuss the location. We ask that you respect the family's wishes. I spent most of the day with the family and they are very concerned and trying to get through their mourning process." (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet Los Angeles, US - 26 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 20. Aerial of water fountain and pan across people holding vigil in Leimert Park (FIRST RUN 0630 ASIA PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only Los Angeles, US - 27 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 21. SOUNDBITE (English) Ed Winter, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Coroner's Office: "Met with the family, and they are all grieving in their own way. Also just asked that their thoughts and prayers go out to them." (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet Los Angeles, US - 26 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 22. Aerial of vigil (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet Luxembourg - 26 June 2009 23. SOUNDBITE (English) Quincy Jones, Music Producer: "Michael was the same kind of an artist you know, that walked in the shoes of giants first and became his own giant and that's the way you do it. I mean there's only 12 notes out there so we're not going to reinvent a 13th note. And he walked in the shoes of giants and became a giant himself." (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet Los Angeles, US - 26 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 24. Aerial pan of vigil (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet Luxembourg - 26 June 2009 25. SOUNDBITE (English) Quincy Jones, Music Producer: "No, no, I don't believe, never could believe that Michael would leave at this age, you know, it doesn't make sense. He's younger than my daughter you know, it's unbelievable. And I'm still numb, and confounded and it's almost surrealistic." (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet Los Angeles, US - 26 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 26. Wide aerial view of vigil in Leimert Park STORYLINE The assistant chief at the Los Angeles county coroner's office on Saturday confirmed that the body of pop superstar Michael Jackson had been released and taken to an undisclosed location in a single, unescorted vehicle. Ed Winter said that this was according to the wishes of Jackson's family and also due to a security hold on the investigation requested by the police department. Winter, who had spent time with Jackson's family members on Friday said they were "all grieving in their own way". No funeral plans have been announced. Meanwhile, grief for the King of Pop poured out from the icons of music to heartbroken fans, and the world came to grips with losing one of the most luminous celebrities of all time. Speaking from Luxembourg, music industry legend Quincy Jones expressed sadness at the death. "He walked in the shoes of giants and became a giant himself," Jones said. "Never could believe that Michael would leave at this age, you know, it doesn't make sense. He's younger than my daughter you know, it's unbelievable. And I'm still numb, and confounded," he said. The final act of Jackson's life came into clearer focus on Friday, a picture of a fallen superstar working out with TV's "Incredible Hulk" Lou Ferrigno, and under the care of his own private cardiologist, as he tried to get his 50-year-old body in shape for a gruelling bid to reclaim his glory. While the exact circumstances of his death remained unclear, early clues suggested he may simply have pushed his heart too far. Police said they had towed the doctor's BMW from Jackson's home because it may include medication or other evidence, and a source familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that a heart attack appeared to have caused the cardiac arrest that led to the pop icon's sudden death. Authorities said they spoke with the doctor briefly on Thursday and on Friday and expected to meet with him again soon. Police stressed that the doctor, identified by the Los Angeles Times as cardiologist Conrad Murray, was not a criminal suspect. "We will do a thorough interview with the doctor to discuss some of the unanswered questions that have been raised by the death of Michael Jackson," said Charlie Beck, Deputy Police Chief. "We expect that the doctor will be able to shed some light on some things that when viewed with conjunctions coroner's findings will lead us to some conclusions," he added. The president of the company promoting Jackson's shows said Murray was Jackson's personal physician for three years. Jackson insisted Murray accompany him to London, said Randy Phillips, president of AEG Live. The worldwide wave of mourning for Jackson continued unabated for the man who revolutionised pop music and moonwalked his way into entertainment legend. On Friday, hundreds made a pilgrimage to the Jackson family home in Encino, California, leaving flowers and messages of love. They did the same at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and at the home in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills where Jackson was stricken. Some camped out overnight. In New York, people stopped at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, where Jackson had performed as a child with his brothers in one of rock's first bubblegum supergroups, the Jackson Five. Late on Friday, people gathered in Leimert Park in a south section of Los Angeles for an impromptu vigil. Many of those in attendance held candles. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-27-09 0831EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: ++France Camp Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++France Camp- CORRECTION Protesters threaten camp holding illegal immigrants LENGTH: 01:16 FIRST RUN: 0930 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611036 DATELINE: Calais - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:16 PLEASE IGNORE SCRIPT SENT EARLIER AND REPLACE WITH FOLLOWING, WHICH AMENDS LOCATION TO CALAIS SHOTLIST 1. Wide of camp set up by protesters against the treatment of migrants by authorities 2. Various of protest signs outside camp 3. People preparing banners 4. Demonstrators marching 5. Various of demonstrators marching, banging drums 6. Close of demonstrator banging drum 7. Police helicopter flying overhead 8. Demonstrators standing in street, pan to riot police line 9. Various of riot police and demonstrators 10. Police vehicles blocking street STORYLINE Hundreds of protesters marched in the French port of Calais on Saturday to demonstrate against the treatment of migrants by the authorities. Since the closure of the Sangatte camp in Calais, many migrants looking to reach the UK have been forced to take shelter in the forests and streets surrounding Calais. Sangatte was closed in 2002 in a bid to stem the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the Channel into the UK. The protesters from both the UK and France argue that the migrants should be allowed to enter the UK and that restrictions on their movements should be lifted. Riot police were out in force and police vehicles blocked the street. The protest was organised by an umbrella organisation calling itself No Borders. According to its web site, No Borders is a network of groups demanding freedom of movement for all and an end to all migration controls. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0901EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: ++Iran US Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++Iran US- NEW Ahmadinejad criticises Obama for interfering in Iranian affairs LENGTH: 01:24 FIRST RUN: 0930 RESTRICTIONS: No Iran/No BBC Persian Service/No VOA Persian TV TYPE: Farsi/Natsound SOURCE: IRINN STORY NUMBER: 611039 DATELINE: Tehran - 27 Jan 2009 LENGTH: 01:24 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE IMPROVED TRANSLATION++ ++NO ACCESS BBC PERSIAN TV SERVICE/ VOA PERSIAN TV++ ++AP Television is adhering to Iranian law that stipulates all media are banned from providing BBC Persian or VOA Persian any coverage from Iran, and under this law if any media violate this ban the Iranian authorities can immediately shut down that organisation in Tehran.++ SHOTLIST: 1. Zoom in to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at podium 2. Cutaway of judiciary officials 3. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "We are surprised at Mr. Obama. Why did he enter (into discussions about Iran's election)? Didn't he say that he was after change? Why did he interfere? Why did he utter opinions irrespective of norms and decorum and manners? They keep saying that they want to hold talks with Iran. Alright, we have expressed our readiness as well. But is this the correct way (for holding talks)? Definitely, they have made a mistake. They opened their hand to the people of Iran; their fist has been opened, before all the people of the world. Their mask has been removed. If we had spent spend hundreds of millions of toumans (iranian currency) on publicity and diplomacy to tell the world that they are still the same and they have not changed much, we couldn't do it." 4. Mid of Ahmadinejad speaking at podium STORYLINE Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed US President Barack Obama for remarks the Iranian president believed were interfering with his country's domestic issues. Iran's violent post-election chaos has captured the world's attention and elicited increasingly sharp condemnations from Obama. Iran's ruling clergy have widened the clampdown on the opposition since a bitterly disputed June 12 presidential election, and scattered protests have replaced the initial mass rallies. At least 17 people have been killed in a state-led crackdown on protesters, including a young Iranian girl who became an icon of the protests. Neda Agha Soltan, 27, was shot dead on a Tehran street a week ago. Grainy videotape that captured her bleeding to death was viewed by (m) millions on YouTube, has become an undisputed icon in the bloody struggle between Iran's ruling clerics and opposition protesters challenging the regime over the presidential election they contend was rigged. Her death also has stirred Obama, who held her up earlier this week as an example for those seeking freedom and said it was a "raw and painful" loss. Incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who was proclaimed the landslide winner over opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, has repeatedly accused the western countries of interfering with Iran's internal affairs and had earlier called for "repentance" from the US leader. On Friday, Obama scoffed at the idea that he should apologise to Iran's leaders for criticising their violent crackdown on demonstrators and said Ahmadinejad has operated outside "international norms" and now must answer to his people. Obama's comments got more direct about the two leaders, saying that Mousavi had captured the spirit and imagination of the Iranian people who want a more free society. "Why did he utter remarks irrespective of norms and decorum?" Ahmadinejad said on state television on Saturday, during a conference with judiciary officials. "They have revealed their intentions before the Iranian nation, before the world nations. Their mask has been removed," he added. The demonstrations petered out this week under an ever-intensifying crackdown. Mousavi, meanwhile, has sent mixed signals to supporters, asking them not to break the law while pledging not to drop his challenge. Amnesty International called the prospect of quick trials and capital punishment for some detainees "a very worrying development". Their remarks came after a senior Iranian cleric asked for the protest leaders to be be severely punished or even executed, following Iran's largest wave of dissent since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Amnesty International said Iran was the world's No. 2 executioner after China last year, with at least 346 known instances of people put to death. The group also called on the regime to release dozens of detained journalists it said faced possible torture. As the protests dwindle amid intensifying official pressure, the opposition may suffer from a decline in international attention. The protests and violence dominated Western news broadcasts for nearly two weeks, with the reports substantially bolstered by videos gleaned from Internet sites and by commentary from social networking sites. Such sites were a key pipeline for the opposition amid the tight restrictions on foreign media in the country. But along with the diminished action on the streets in Iran, other stories have arisen to siphon away attention, especially the death of pop star Michael Jackson. 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