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one of europe's largest immigrant population supporters of the move say every verse of a friendly policies is needed to protect locals are these tests are still your reports ahead of sunday's controversial referendum. two years ago twenty two year old life was brutally cut short we know that my son was at the carnival with his friend he was just standing and having a conversation with three young men came towards him and started beating him with their fists they eat him on the head beat him until he fell and then started kicking him the beat him to death for no reason no reason at all they did it just for fun. details then emerged the victim was swiss the attackers were from the balkans and immigration sentiment rose giving traction to a referendum proposal to make it mandatory for foreign criminals with heavy crimes such as murder and rape to be kicked out of the country just a year after voting in favor of a law banning the building of new minarets on mosques the swiss are set to return
to the polls on sunday with another yes or no decision to make their out of paper should no longer be in switzerland because they don't deserve to be answered so some people i mean if they cared so much money and i really think i scream it is i mean because no nomadic september. you can't keep them all out we need immigrants period over the sure member of the swiss people's party which initiated this referendum is adamant that the answer should be yes eighty percent of the prisoners in this race prisons are foreigners it's ever very high every age you see our attitude in this these foreigners we have a lot of foreigners into it and who behave from within the law who respect the law who look for themselves they are welcome here in other words out with a black sheep a sensitive statement to make in a country with more than
a fifth of its population made up of immigrants one of the largest in europe wary of a backlash from the e.u. and the world this response and released a counter proposal. with amendments to the list of crimes and provisions stating that deportations must fall within both swiss and international law still either version is seen by some as another anti immigration move adding on to what's been dubbed as a rising wave and immigration sentiment sweeping across the country and the whole of europe can really make a difference between drug dealer who was from judio from russia from india or he's a swiss is a drug dealer a drug dealer a better one so i don't make a difference between someone who is doing something wrong. with the he's white brown black or what language you speak for the father of the debate is a personal one he prefers not to divulge his vote but does say this those who come
to switzerland if they don't become delinquent or violent then there will be no problem other one have the very idea of a proposed law targeting immigrants has raised accusations of racism and intolerance but could also be a way of saying that even tolerance has its limits and i'm out of the outcome of this referendum vote many european nations will continue to face such tough questions the answers to which may keep boiling down to a yes or a no just or silly r.t. zurich switzerland. and ireland is preparing for massive protests in the capital dublin and ganske government plans to cut spending and slash public sector jobs the country's police have warned some groups may organize riots and cause trouble earlier in the vampire violence broke out during student protests and the e.u. and the i.m.f. are expected to announce a massive bailout for ireland's quibbled economy worth more than one hundred billion u.s. dollars portugal and spain insist they could handle their dad problems without external help amid fears they may also need
a bailout german economist marcus kerber told r.t. that europe's biggest economies won't be able to pay for other stats forever. the german taxpayer. willing to lease is very very becoming very reluctant to bail out countries like greece. example of very bad governance and we are no longer willing as an either to bail out ireland to fuel an ailing banking sector i think this is a general incentive this umbrella which the. heads of government have created in under the minutes of the president of the european central bank this is so large that everybody wants to be protected and the more it's raining cats and dogs the more they want to be protected and the portuguese. prime minister and the finance minister pushed island to put themselves under the umbrella to be under the umbrella themselves as quickly as possible this is an inflation of claims to be bailout which will ruin of the eurozone sooner or later germany is economically nor
they're able to. bailout. the german taxpayer who has a word to say in all that is no longer willing to do saying something like that. now is marcus curve a professor of political economy in berlin while financial troubles have spread far beyond the e.u. the republic of georgia is trying to model itself after the united states in any way can and tbilisi can now celebrate just like washington it's massed spiralling foreign debt money is being born but where is it all going r t sarah ferguson investigates. anyone who's ever received a hefty credit card bill you know the pain of having to pay off. well judy could face an eight hundred million dollars bill in interest payments by twenty thirty. two spiraling foreign debts. basically the level of debt has doubled over three years there is an international norm saying that if
a country's external debt which is sixty percent of g.d.p. then the country is considered bankrupt we're currently at over the forty percent mark if georgia continues this it is entirely possible that we will find ourselves in that situation. external debt is now a major concern for the country and the government has come under heavy criticism for borrowing so extensively one of the main criticisms has been the government's heavy investment in construction projects such as the freedom bridge which many people are said was completely unnecessary but it was built just a couple of hundred meters away from the bridge that withstood on. with the foreign debt growing the country's economic potential needed to be growing to be that with wine one of its only strong export products and a lack of investment in areas that would generate money government will have no way of paying back what they. think it will be very difficult to cover such
a large amount of payment from the state budget and the country may have to refinance the dead meaning the country will have to take still more and more new from the international organization and partner countries so just what have they been spending all that money on. well the new bridge for starters which kashdan at an estimated six million dollars. then there's the presidential palaces snazzy new class dame which guess is between twenty one thirty two million dollars. and a number of other controversial projects including a glass monument and a raid which totaled two hundred nine million dollars. the glass buildings which were symbols dreamed up by president saakashvili to portray a new transparent government now seen as grimly ironic. to spend this money. this is really say this is really for.
example for the. city in carrying such large debts to the country has also done little to improve the conditions of the population. such. as. expenditure so. economists say this foreign debt is now one of the most serious problems facing the country the georgian government say they've used the money to rebuild the country and forge a bright future but for taxpayers that future it seems carries a multi-million pound price tag that they'll be paying off for a long time to come so fast georgia. still had
a sour here in our team let's talk about sex surfer kind of condom are you i'm sorry what kind of condom are you were asking everyone today on them. to be. i have no idea why you. find out how this veteran banter is helping save lives in the u.s. capitol. a mosque where he has promised that tackling the city's dire traffic problems will be his first priority daily gridlock cost the city over a billion dollars annually and there's also a huge cost to human health but as our diet was covered ports moskovitz are still hopeful a solution can be found. the time when moscow streets was base empty is long gone nowadays the city's traffic jams on a tourist being the world's longest the city has become so congested the problem has been given top priority at
a top level the ministers of the miss plan has some good points if at least half of them realize they have found to be fewer traffic jams that could save a cabbie like yaroslav up to three hours a day going nowhere the time he would no longer spend breathing in exhaust fumes. of course you won't get a heart attack from one traffic jam however if it's several times a day for many air always add that to other adverse factors and your body will wear out so much faster the problem was born in the one nine hundred seventy s. and eighty's when many of moscow's major roads were planned back then hardly anyone imagined a moscow family owning two or even three cars despite all recent efforts the speed of traffic has been dropping year on year experts blame it primarily on a severe shortage of space you're. over the past fifty years the amount of road building was far from fast enough can you believe that we have three times fuel
rods than in paris. the lack of car parking forces drivers to ditch their cars on the sides of the already congested roads and this is the old way of tackling a problem the new mayor promises a different approach his draft plan suggests among others road widening tolls and removing most ground level pedestrian crossings public transport also faces a major overhaul slower trolley buses will be chased out of the city center by faster alternatives russia's very early g.p.s. glow in our satellite system will also be used to monitor jams while traffic cops will be replaced by automatic eyes all these cameras and monitors only cover forty percent of the city far from enough say the police the system needs updating and modernizing none of which can happen without a serious injection of cold hard cash the mayor is now looking for ways to raise
the billions of rubles needed for the changes not everyone though is happy with the scheme a suggestion to ban trucks from the city during daylight has sparked protests from their drivers. at. night time should be for sleeping not working all the people have rest at night so should we ironically the time saving move could end up costing people more retail companies in moscow claimed it would be impossible to deliver goods at night while replacing large cargo trucks with many smaller bans would trigger a surge in prices other. guys don't drive through the city on their own will burn the nerves and petrol to provide for moscow's every day life we hope they don't think being trucks will mean heaven as follows cause it won't. but most traffic experts agree the mayor's proposals are reasonable as long as it's not just to publicize the stand and the money is found to solve the problem. and succeeds his
name will shine in moscow's history for making scenes like this one history gary bush r.t. moscow. and you've got an opinion on any of our stories head over to r.t. dot com and have your say with exclusive coverage videos and features there's plenty to keep you busy here's a quick taste of what's it like right now. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad doesn't even acknowledge israel's right to exist but find out how some jews have made themselves and their home and these lawmakers state. plus the story behind why russian naval bases could soon start appearing around the world in foreign citizens could begin serving in the russian armed forces all the details at r.t. dot com.
now more international stories for you this hour here in r.t.e. in seoul so south korean foreign military personnel have clashed with police as they rallied to show their anger at the country's response to artillery shelling by the north ex soldiers want to be punished for the attack which killed four people including two marines tensions between the koreas remain high as the us and the south are planning large scale military drills said to begin on sunday has issued new warnings against the war games calling them and unpardonable provocation. the u.s. has briefed a number of foreign governments about the expected release of diplomatic files by the whistleblower web site if we can leaks the cables are thought to include private assessments of foreign leaders and trust in the u.s. as a diplomatic partner the website says the publication will be seven times larger than the pentagon files related to the iraq war it published and told her the white house condemn the release and warns it will put lives at risk. police in rio de
janeiro have secured control over of valor after days of violent clashes with drugs gangs the brazilian army was deployed to help police restore order in one of the city's poorest areas. five people are reported to have been killed in the past six days brazil is trying to reduce violent crime ahead of hosting the football world cup in two thousand and fourteen. after receiving a bit of a beating in the midterm elections president obama has suffered pain of a different kind during a basketball game he was elbowed in the mouth during a friendly match on thanksgiving obama was pictured nursing his one with an ice pad the injury required twelve stitches but the president's doctor says he'll make a full recovery. and friends of famous confectioner has created a giant chocolate christmas tree to raise funds for a nationwide charity event it took a month to create a tan meter high tree that will be decorated with chocolate deer and santas pieces of chocolate will go to people who donate money for research into neuromuscular
diseases. that with sexually transmitted diseases on the rise the government in the us has come up with an action plan to tackle the problem it's launched a crusade against estes by encouraging greater use of contraceptives but as artie's christian for reports the biggest hurdle can be helping people get over feeling awkward about the subject. it's a simple question really sir what kind of condom are you i'm sorry what kind of condom are you were asking everyone today on them. to be i've no idea. what what kind of condom are you. that's kind of personal. the washington d.c. department of health is trying to make it well not so personal so they've launched a campaign they're calling the rubber revolution through her hear the word revolution they think change. in a city where three percent of people are hiv positive higher rate than any other
city in the country dr none to come on to elias says change is needed we are having ads on t.v. on the radio media mixed media facebook twitter on the side of buses we have text messaging people can text and ask for free condoms are they can go get it their website uses bold in your face seventy's style lettering you can even take the quiz to see what kind of condom you are that is if you don't already know what kind of condom are you. small and what kind of what kind of condom are you on them. before the protect because. you know but as the washington d.c. health department urges people to have as many condoms as possible the police department here well there are different story several accounts of people arrested for being fact workers in this city the police told them they simply have too many
of these on their person to be just another average person looking to get lucky. in this city with the big phallic symbol in the sky at its center many here are just far too awkward to talk about sex and condoms what kind of condom are you but some have already submitted videos that have been posted on the website. so why then when everyone knows why people should have safe sex aren't they people think that they're too big commons will be tight and words i think that people think that will spoil the moment and our ads address that as well people think that it shows that they don't trust their partner and we try to address that as well this is fact remains when the situation gets dire as it has here local government hopes a few of these will make all the difference in washington christine for sound r t. now the appearance of an armored vehicle on the streets of lot of us talk at
russia's far east had some locals fear in the world war three have begun but it turned out the owner had simply rolled into town for a little shopping victor upon call of bob to decommission military monster three months ago and it's now registered as a tractor it didn't say how much the seven ton vehicle cost him cough has already pimped his ride at now has leather seats at a soundproof cabin the happy owners have the personal carrier it will last a lifetime. now the art of drinking and serving tea plays a major cultural role in china and that influence has spread all over the world and margin andrews has been learning all about it in this week's moscow out. welcome to the club of culture you know open sixty years ago in the venue is more than four hundred fifty varieties depending on the heart of the season but the focus is on chinese traditions and relaxation and the adverts to so many take two hours.
and there's no smoking drinking or mobile phones allowed inside here. to go in the purple to. smoke. and a perfect landing in moscow out about ten minutes time here it will also take a little tapping in the world of business with kareena just a few moments. we've gone to. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. hello
and welcome to all we can business program policies to stimulate growth are the best way to ensure the economic recovery doesn't falter according to the president of the world bank it's a view that appears shop at all those with the austerity measures being brought in across europe correspondent pool caught up with robert zoellick in st petersburg this week to discuss the recovery trade and currency wars. much of the debate is talked about the current account imbalances and sort of rebalancing aggregate demand that has a worthwhile role but i think it needs to be combined with a growth agenda so not only talking about shifting the existing growth but how do you build future growth this is
a lot focus is on infrastructure development where we saw with china in the ninety's and were seen in other developing countries investment infrastructure today can create jobs but also remove bottlenecks for future productivity growth but this is going to be true for the developed countries too they're also going to have to have their structural reforms in the in the currency area i think you're moving towards a system where the dollar will remain predominant but you're going to have the role of of the yeah and the euro sterling and over time the chinese currency agreement be that isn't ready yet because it's not open capital account and over time the question is how will they move to that issue so the currency issues i think reflects some of the lack of confidence in the nature of the overall economic recovery and again to put that on the right track i personally think the pro growth solutions are the most important do you believe that the u.s. is actively devaluing its currency no i don't think it is now the currency may go down but i don't believe that's the government policy if the traditional developed
economies in the west want to muslim players to play a more active role and here i'm thinking of the. shouldn't they have agreed to stay in the key financial institutions like the i.m.f. and the world bank i think that's a natural course of development of this new system that we just talked about i mean so part of this is you're moving from a g seven g eight world to a g. twenty world which has those countries at the table another part is that over the past couple years we've been able to shift some of the voting shares so that developing in transition countries at the world bank now represent about forty seven point two percent of the vote so we added another chair on our board. for sub-saharan africa just as important and then is the staffing so for the first time in the bank's history the level right below mine the three managing directors are all from developing countries our chief economist is from china so i think these are part of the evolution at the same time is developing countries play
a larger role they also have to assume responsibilities and that's part of the tension you see whether it be climate change trade growth currencies do you think you'll be the last american to lead the world bank first off. those are questions obviously for the shareholders to decide i'm just trying to do the best in my term second it was very interesting how you stated it if you open it up to broader process i hope you're not precluding america but if you say i'm the last american that would preclude it but i think that's an important point because just from my own perspective you know while i have served the u.s. government at the state department treasury trade i personally believe the united states needs to engage in the international community to engage in multilateral institutions my worry is more sometimes the trends towards isolationism so i think it's healthy when the united states has a role in these institutions now their traditions you'd never find a u.s. head of the secretary general of the u.n. other institutions or say for regional authorities so this is what international
politics will be about i do believe from my point of view i've tried to strengthen the role of the dimmer emerging countries both in senior management and in terms of the voting power and equally important treating them as clients so the age of sort of trying to tell countries what to do is gone. now let's have a look at how the markets performed russia's bourses close in the red on friday have to advancing the previous day to its highest level in more than two weeks when it's nearly half a cent lower and the mines it's close down over a quarter of a percent most of the blue chip finished in the red bucking the trend with gas pump and at one point two percent of the uk. now the week has been volatile for the russian markets with investors worried by debt problems. it's thought it's with decent growth in international markets but. tuesday we saw a sharp decline in all markets and actually that was driven by korean problems and second the weakness of europe on concerns that ireland is experiencing serious
problems and europe will have to help them with with the situation but then we saw the growth the own wednesday just before thanksgiving day in just russian market full days in general situation is changing that's for sure we saw some one to money entering russian markets and we saw the bias probably first time in many many months i would say industrial which is very very important because from looks very interesting i think the board decided to cut complex next year by ten percent which was taken by the market very positively and the market also expects that bloke of about three point five percent will be bought out by a number and that's also very positive for the market because problems were very well beat this week and that gives me kind of hope that said december will be stronger and i think the markets will be expecting the budget expenditures growing in december and that's will cause the markets move further up
welcome back you're with our here's a look at the top stories a vote for intolerance on crime crackdown switzerland prepares for a referendum on whether to board immigrants caught committing serious crimes this comes after the murder of a local man who was beaten to death by a group from the balkans led to calls to kick for nurse who have committed crimes such as murder or rape out of the country. biting off more than you can chew georgia flirts with bankruptcy as the government is a plunge into debt partly due to a series of large scale vanity projects charged to the taxpayer georgian's one for the president to focus on improving living conditions instead. it's all about money in moscow as the mayor seeks ways to spam the seattle traffic gridlock but not everyone is happy with his suggestions of plans include growth widening tolls.