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now eleven pm moscow time russia's president submitted the country's democracy is not what it should be in his latest video blog address posted online to me to medvedev warns the country's political system shows signs of stagnation and he stressed the need for greater political competition in the telling of a cover watch this message. in his address russian president dmitry medvedev mainly spoke about the need to modernize russia's political system with the help of gradual but still reforms but also to make sure that a stable political system doesn't mean that it's the naysaying. political system or we simply want to make our political system more fans more flexible more dynamic and more open to renewal and development he must enjoy the confidence of our lecturing it is no secret that for some time now signs of stagnation have begun to appear in our political life because to pull a t. has threatened to turn into stagnation with the national president also spoke about the freedom of speech in the country the need to improve the quality of popular
representation have stronger opposition forces and simply have a better political competition and more rights for political minorities. or if the opposition has no chance at all of winning a fair fight it degrades and becomes marginal or if the ruling party never loses a single election it is just coasting ultimately it too degrades just like any living organism which remains static for these reasons it's become necessary to raise the degree of political competition with a question president has also said that the ruling party in russia should not act simply as a supplement to the executive power list here a list on bills have been complete that that made major amendments to the multi-party political system on a nationwide scale and the key points of those amendments were decreasing the human factor in both counting providing more rights to political minorities and
minimizing the risks of elections money relations politicians this is still more i hope that our political system has been improved quite significantly as a result of these adjustments i am absolutely sure that it has become more open and flexible because of the. ultimately it is also become more fan and the more points i made. and democracy is imperfect and we are absolutely worth this but we still at the beginning of the bridge the most important thing is that we are not standing still we are going forward. well of course this address comes at a very important sign for washes the electorate period is approaching parliamentary elections will take place in december two thousand and eleven and this is when all the amendments that have been introduced this year will be taken to the test. telling overcover reporting then if you'd like to watch president but if full video blog on russian democracy you can it's on our home page on our website our team dot
com so it's about the story too from dmitri pollack color from the central committee of the ruling united russia party he says president medvedev his message was also the encourage greater activity from the opposition i think he was trying to say that actually the parties should develop with relates to united russia and the opposition parties in united russia have already started a lot of innovations such as primaries such as the development of the inter-party discussions such dissipation in open public debates and so on and so forth i think the same should be done by. porn and says well and it will be very important because as we all acknowledge your decision is taken by the authorities depends on the quality of criticism they get so they need to have very good feedback and both united russia and the three parties should provide this kind of feedback in order
for systems to be sustainable to meet republicans are from the central executive committee of the ruling united russia party commenting on russian president's warning of political stagnation in the country just a quick reminder again to me to my vote in full speech available on our home page. thousands of students have flooded the streets of central london in another wave of protests against the government's plans to increase tuition fees and cut university budgets demonstrators attacked a police van which was marooned when the crowd descended on white all students all over the u.k. staging sit in protests in cities and attending marches and school pupils have also joined in some parts of the country play small they will be forced to make arrests if demonstrations turn violent then be chouse organizing some of those protests says sometimes aggressive measures do make a difference. do violence that is really cheap anything well i do not necessarily support them the argument has been made with the poll tax riots which did achieve
a repeal or even the suffragette lethal which is violence to win the vote for women now there is a distinct possibility if the wishes of the british people are ignored again then the process will erupt into violence. brian could tell from the u.k. conservative think tank the bow group he told me believes violent protests could never be justified in any way the demonstrations are going to change the government's decision i think everyone has the right to protest and obviously there are some very strong views about the issues that the country has to deal with the moment but the fact is that britain has been living beyond its means for a very very long time and some incredibly difficult decisions had to been to be made now i think it's absolutely central to the british way of life that people have the right to protest peacefully. when that's when those protests were over into violence and i think in the case of these process let's remember it was a relatively small minority of people involved but i think there is overstepping
the mark of course you know that got the government is going to have to take on people's feelings and there are very strong feelings. but i think they're going to see through the task. mainland europe is also suffering from tough measures portugal's granta will hold his workers this stage a twenty four hour general strike of a public sector pay cuts and tax rises it comes two days before parliament votes on a tough new budget meanwhile which has been severely hit by the debt crisis has unveiled a four year plan to save fifteen billion euro it involves the toughest austerity measures dublin's ever faced including spending in job cuts as well as tax rises plans a condition for alan to receive its bailout but in you an i.m.f. but some experts say budget cuts were relevant into the new approach to single currencies and people forget that before these budget cuts we had other budget cuts in portugal we are going to the third round of budget cuts and ireland the while
ago people were telling us that they had already done the most that they were. told in budget cuts and still markets do not live in peace so what happens is that you as this additional weaknesses that are witnesses not only of the peripheral economists each other very different from the other but difficulties weaknesses of the whole common currency so they should be addressed as a whole. by pinpointing budget cuts in one on the or the other economy if the interests keep raising what happens is that budget cuts that we are doing today will be ineffective tomorrow and we've seen this movie already so i think that's. a whole new approach isn't it i think got the situation political. in the first the mentos of the you know what you call micro economy portable micro what they are very different from ours we don't have the same deficits it's completely different
i think that's possible as structural problems that we've had for the last decades and that are actually aggravated instead of solved by the euro. looking ahead all the way it's not a lot. leonardo dicaprio responds to a call of the wild find out why the hollywood stars called a real problems to be printed also. after decades of mismanagement the water is in one of the world largest landlocked these went away and took what they. pushing industry but now coming back i'm when the friends join me in the air in central asia. i'm kevin thanks for being with us tonight about all those stories just one minute away. the official. from the.
video. and. now in the palm of your. question. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing racial to rule the day. the rights of journalists have just won backing from major european security watchdog v o s c sent a letter to the u.s. secretary of state condemning the recent attention of an r t news team the organization is calling on hillary clinton for an independent investigation into
the case accusing american police of going too far in their attempts to maintain. the r.t. crew was arrested while covering a peaceful protest outside a military academy in the state of georgia dubbed the school my son the two crewmembers spent around thirty two hours in jail here for they were released on bail. more news tonight. the recent nato summit in lisbon was not just about talking politics it seems after a long day's work at the meeting french president nicolas sarkozy was kept awake by all accounts by an excessively noisy party at his hotel what was it about your well turned out parrot lee to be the delegation from georgia which isn't even a nato member and through a sizzling social reportedly i say again with less than with no less than eighteen prostitutes at least that's what a portuguese newspaper is claiming anyway the party which is also thought involves some armenian delegates porter came to an abrupt halt after sarkozy and several other officials complained to hotel staff it's not clear whether the georgian
president mikheil saakashvili himself was there although he was of course present at that summit schools first so georgian lawmakers now calling for an investigation . into the torture these papers report is an absolutely outrageous find this is another proof of posts of you think you are delegates have prostitutes in the hotel and it was also noted by local police this is shameful behavior and it needs to be investigated i hope the guilty will be punished because it has to do with the country's reputation. segmented out now take through the top stories at r.t. dot com tonight the story is getting most hits tonight a record number of young u.s. pectorals taking their own lives as we revealed yesterday after returning from the front lines in iraq and afghanistan and the worst of the. a neighbor boy has been through a lot unemployment and neglect from the authorities and named among the reasons for his soaring increase. and also going back to the boat astronauts are to do it as well they're doing some last minute revision find out what they're swotting up on
ahead of their next trip to the stars just two stories tonight r.t. dot com. a summit in russia which aims to save the world's tiger populations heading into its final day in one hollywood topcat demonstrated his dedication to protecting the animals from extinction and establish supporter of the tigers plight of the caprio enjoyed a rough journey to some peters but which first of all so was playing catch fire and then another one was one of the fuel his first flight to russia had to turn back to new york when an engine shut down in flames star then switched to a small private jets but apparently strong winds over the atlantic new plane got too much fuel is forced to land in finland but one refueling stop later before it would be revenged related to st petersburg his titanic effort we had to put that in to join the summit one praise from the russian prime minister vladimir putin. for you mr de caprio not just came to us but simply burst through the front line excuse me if i may but in our country people usually say that's what we call
a real. and i think that of people with such character would be responsible for defending nature on a tiger in this particular case we're destined for success but. the world bank's a major player in the drive to save the tiger its president robert zoellick spoke exclusively to r.t. at the fore. century ago you would have had about one hundred thousand tigers and now you're down to maybe thirty to thirty four hundred and when you think of those numbers you really realize and this is one of the things that certainly energized me is that within our lifetime this species that most of us grew up thinking was you know part of our ecosystem could be caught could be extinct and many people are unaware that the wildlife trade is the third largest illegal trade after arms and drugs so we this will only work if you get support of the law enforcement customs communities the bank has experience in dealing with countries on the ground but also in the very nature of economics transporter issues and one of the nice things
is in addition to dealing with the environment ministries we have a long history of dealing with the budget the finance ministry so we try to connect the dots on what's an issue that has to be multi-disciplinary. it's twenty three fifteen moscow time for top world news stories to bring you up to date on a second explosion at the new zealand coal mine is ended hope so sadly of finding any of those twenty missing workers police saying no one could have survived the struggles and horrific last rescue attempts have been hampered in the lead up to the explosion because of build thing on carbon monoxide gases the tragedy is the country's worst mining accident in a century south korea says it's discovered the bodies of two civilians who were said to have been killed as a result of the shelling by north korea pyongyang will claims choose days attack on the disputed western maritime border was in response to solve firing weapons during military drills two south korean marines were also killed shelling so hit back with artillery fire with details about the north culturally haven't been released the
international community has called for restraint from both sides. besta gate is income blame this bridge was swaying it's a suspension bridge and apparently triggered the stomping that killed hundreds the crowd gathered in celebration of the final evening of the country's. government ministry as reported the death toll could be as high as four hundred fifty six most of the victims were crushed while others suffocated has been declared a national day of. the afghanistan there the electoral commission has released the majority of results from the country's parliamentary elections all but one of the country's thirty four provinces have so far been certified and only the eastern does need problems remains it comes almost two months after the polls closed in a vote clouded by accusations of ballot stuffing and voter intimidation afghan officials announced wednesday a decision was yet to be reached on that final province despite the substantially
best a geisha for. developing news story hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of the belorussian capital minutes demanding the president steps down. among those attending the rally is said to be leading candidates in next month's president's election present presidential election rather example has been in power for three terms now in his style you go once more protesters are also been calling for the election process to be more democratic and vote counting three more open and transparent is filling up the stories for the course of night for you bring you the latest there from ins. what was once the world's fourth largest leg central asia is out all see is no more desert than water of a soviet union's plan to grow cotton in the step so it's ring to a fraction of its size bringing hunger and disease to once prosperous region but today major efforts to see the waters flow once more bringing hope to thousands and
see from the next of a special report for you. it starts with sun up these men fish in one of the worst manmade environmental disaster areas ever now they're all doing the same just wrote and then a trip turned brought the seat back to us. when central asia became the center of the soviet union's plan for cotton cultivation it nearly drunk dried the rivers feeding the erroll see what covered sixty eight thousand square kilometers in one nine hundred sixty around the size of southern california shriveled to attend of its size by the mid one nine hundred ninety s. nearly disappearing by the year two thousand here where the greater and lesser seas split there's just enough left for modern technology to make a stab and regenerating it in two thousand and five the cocoa around dam was constructed to trap what little water still flows into the lesser sea from the searing river locked safely inside the water is growing to witness the results
you must drive hours over rough sea that. then there it is bright blue the fishing villages might be ghost towns now but groups of men in numbers of about twenty to thirty camped out at the newly readability beaches and catch they have about a hundred kilo's a day until they've earned enough money to survive and they go back home they live in dugout hats even in the coldest of winter but this new career means food on the table for young he was born long after commercial fishing had ceased. i've been fishing for two years my grandfather was a fisherman but he died right now we all work for a month straight living at the shore then have a week off that's when i go home to our ask we don't get a salary we get piecework payment twenty species of fish now wriggle out of the water and into the hands of the grandfathers of this industry still around to pull
out the nets once again cart. hike catfish. more fishermen are returning to their home or for a new way of the seas providing us with work and profit again they even say it will come back to our desk in a round the silence still stuns the locals no waves no boats yet this morning after a serve my term in the army i came back and the water was no longer here that was nine hundred seventy three zero people said that it wasn't the first time they will see had gone they say the sea will be back and maybe we will live to see the good times and life will be even better we do hope. the water has twenty kilometers to go until it's back. was it i did it's impossible to restore the entire aerial seat or to make it the way to used to be if it pleases the northern part remains it will help solve many problems in central asia but while the industrial might all the past can all be restored in full. it will once again become
a bill town it may never be what it once was but the arrow scene now boasts two thousand men who now fish for their living for them that's enough when de france r.t. kazakstan. it was a lost and so has a special report so you can join them on this channel cross-talk guess try to find out where the middle east peace process is heading in ten minutes time here on our team from moscow before that catch up with one of his got the latest business news for you. hello welcome to the business news i'm sure. a billion dollars of new deals were done at the fifth russia china economic forum held in moscow on wednesday up to thirteen contracts were signed in different areas of the economy but do you know clutch no evolve reports of a deepening trade ties between the two nations. banking timber mining and
television these are just some industries where the chinese and russian business have got to get out this year among them are agreements between russia's me dulling vestas shipping are an order to china worth three hundred twenty million dollars in u.s. economic bank and chinese state development bank attracting investment into building would persisting plants and many all of this as part of the developing trade between the two nations russia's my six exchange will launch trading in the chinese us against the ruble next week i think it's very important that we stop it but i don't think it's going to be overwhelming and compared to other current fair. markets would have liked or will go for example but i think it's a good it's a good thing for the trade to return to the conference and for those people who do transactions with china and being here and the government here wants chinese firms to participate in the upcoming privatized program which will involve the russian
state selling up stakes and hundreds of firms the private sector is also candy aware of the importance of china both a somali kids and as the manufacturing base vijay vice president of the industrial equipment division at the coin hugo says the main challenge for many russian companies as the vast territory and a bewildering choice of potential partners with the other players it's very difficult to find a good company that is suitable to work with however i can say that chinese changing rapidly the quality of their output is increasing now we're seeing better managed companies would fight. excuse emerge technologies that were not present in the country before were tried volume between the two countries is expected to return to pre-crisis levels by the end of the year russia is diversifying its economic toys and its presence and the asian pacific region the main focus is
choice and the scale of this forum shows how much russia's hopes for future prosperity and trade laws with the east might in the question altie moscow. the russian government may sell a controlling stake in most of the big companies currently planned for privatization at the moment the state is planning to retain fifty percent plus one share in the ten large companies on the list but finance minister kidron says if the market situation is favorable the government may decide to reduce its holding to twenty five percent plus one share this would leave just a blocking stake although the head of russian m.d.m. bank thinks even that is not enough. if companies use it for live market companies which is acting. completely competitive environment that's a big decision this company fully because in this case if you say until this company will go much higher than the state is the shareholder to the shareholders
is going to do that but the one before fair competition is a country where you can produce is a. deal. or since. germany's eon may sell its stake in russia's gas giant gazprom commerce and daily reports the potential buyer is v e b bank currently owns three point five percent of gas problem was largest utility is selling off assets in order to compensate for falling earnings earlier the company's chief said the stake in gas problems non-strategic with the company in need to expand in china and brazil finance minister alexey says he even supervisory board hasn't discussed the deal yet. and let's take a look at the markets russia's markets reversed from earlier losses and close in the black at the end of the trade on wednesday most of the blue chips were up on the r.t.s. with no one else nickel the biggest gainer up more than two point six percent hydro
and square bank both closed with over two point nine percent on the my sex. and wall street has been given a lift after reports show unemployment fell to the lowest in two years while consumer spending rose boosting optimism in the economic recovery the dow jones is up by just over one and a quarter percent and the nasdaq is up one and over three quarter percent. in europe stocks closed higher following heavy losses in the previous sessions both the footsie and the dax gained over one percent by the end of trading day among shares on the move for the u.k. food service company compass group that was up seven point three percent after lifting its dividend payout by a third bank of ireland dropped around six percent after a report the irish government will take a majority stake in the lender. and balance pretax profits at large and medium russian companies grew by more than fifty percent during the first nine months of the year that's according to a report by the states that to stick service wholesale retail and real estate
companies showed the strongest performance. and russian spare bank says it does not see any threat from the expansion of the country's second largest bank fee t b d t v bank plans to buy at least two of russia's top fifteen banks including trance credit bank it is also thought to be looking to buy forty six percent bank of moscow meanwhile spare bank says it expects its retail credit portfolio to grow by more than fifteen percent next year. and that's all we have for you today but you can always find more stories on our website at r.t. dot com slash business.
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thanks for choosing. late wednesday night to hear stories president medvedev has admitted the country is still imperfect but there are signs in his latest online video blog address his call for more competitive person russian politics and system show signs and. students all over the u.k. are taking to the streets of protest over the government's plans to increase university tuition fees and cut budgets across the channel workers are crying out against crippling austerity measures. and attempts in central asia to regenerate. legs but it's now little more than a dried out the soviet union's plan to grow cotton and steps dramatically for under a prosperous region. crosstalk.