tv [untitled] May 11, 2011 3:00pm-3:30pm EDT
tomorrow it's on r t members vote the block should have a permanent seat at the u.n. security council but critics say the union has enough problems to solve back home without getting more involved in international issues. growing violence in syria prompts the international community to apply pressure on the country with sanctions but with a predicted call for regime change some feel there are echoes of libya now plus it's no secret that al qaida has been sending terrorists to russia and is continuing to do so president medvedev says al qaeda agents are often among militants killed in anti terror of operations in russia's north caucasus.
hello this is r t it's eleven pm wednesday night here in moscow it's kevin owen with you this hour with our top story and first european m.p.'s have called for the union to have a permanent seat at the u.n. security council critics of the initiative both say that the e.u. really speaks with one voice and has got enough problems at home to solve without this bushel reports from brussels. there's been a furious reaction across the world and in brussels itself what brights as the european union have to lecture the world on war issues when it can't come to any agreements back at home and it can't sort out its own problems in the e.u. say experts there was no unity over the invasion of libya among e.u. member states we're currently seeing royals in greece over the government's
handling of the country there are several states that want to help rescue fellow members they portugal's filled economy there's also the question do you you taxpayers want to bailouts and pay for this extra cost at the time of financial crisis the move would leave the. member states with three out of the six permanent positions on the council now several large parts of the world from asia to africa and latin america have no voice whatsoever and they already accuse the west of being overrepresented on the organization and even e.u. members themselves are up in arms france and britain say it will dilute their sovereignty one british m.p. says he will fight the decision here and same session europol you're a parliament agreed to open an office in the libyan rebel stronghold of being
causey which would be quote facilitates assistance to the rebels from communications the european union is going for beyond its powers in interfering in the. work of other countries and far beyond its remit accorded to it by the un. peter cliff head of the brussels office of the open europe think tank told me the e.u. doesn't deserve a seat on the un security council. this is just sort of a resolution by the european parliament without any direct effect it just shows how basically out of touch many people in the european parliament are with the real world not a good idea for the e.u. to be in the security council the un security council is meant to contain only those foreign powers in the world that matter and the problem is that on many issues the numbers they just don't agree italy and the u.k. have different interests and different opinions on for example how to deal with
libya if you want to force them to to work together at all costs all the time they're probably going to have paralyzes in the end so that's not a good idea. he wants to steal power not only from foreign countries but from its own members as well say critics in just over an hour's time tonight we speak to a euro skeptic m.e.p. who claims the union's trying to take over control of financial policy from individual governments. but if you go deeper than what is behind one particular risk your point is but there are some hidden measure of that might be preferred. of a fiscal policy and tax policy but i think national governments definitely should have full control over the tax policy fiscal policy which means social systems pension systems health care systems b. things should not be given up in favor of european or for abuse or european
institutions. the crackdown on anti-government protests in syria is intensifying with army times reportedly shelling residential districts in the third largest city of homs human rights groups believe more than seven hundred fifty people have been killed since the unrest began almost two months ago and with the crackdown international pressure on the country to stop the violence is also growing following recently introduced e.u. sanctions the u.s. is reportedly considering calling for regime change now and is not is the realm of reports parallels with the libyan scenario which started with sabrina shootings are not going on notice. rebels clash with security forces hundreds die and the west calls for the bloodshed to stop sanctions flacks down and arms sales in bob gates but this isn't libya's spring it's syria and it's calling a road map it made to just one place for its african arab neighbor nato
intervention. watches it three seem to sense that tantalizing western leaders these critics. the prospect of anger trailing the syrian government. in washington or just to push. the e.u. has put the freeze on assets over thirteen top government military and intelligence leaders topping the list is this man the syrian president's younger brother he's described as the principal overseer of violence against protesters but no sanctions are being applied to the man calling the shots president assad himself to some asset is a convenient ally for the west although that's what was being said about did dappy in recent years before the sanctions kicked in. member states including. perhaps it's still possible to do business with bashar who's
a western educated. wife as well so we'll see perhaps he might be the force of opera moderation in the country the e.u. says could be if p. fails to stop the brutal crushing of opposition but he needn't worry the arab lawyers association says no one who started it would keep assets in their own names so thanks institutes left and you and the international community is being reduced from an international organization into a. police authority whereby you begin to freeze assets of individuals sometimes the individuals don't actually have. anywhere but it's clearly which is used in most of the instances and this. is counterproductive because it just make noises. and i think it is this effective or not europeans have grown camillia with imposing sanctions but that was relatively easy to apply to libya which had long been
suffering isolation even among arab states but syria has friends the west might be reluctant to provoke. not only syria you know very sensitive environment there is of course the difficult situation but war situation. with israel you also have the next that syria has been iran you believe and has a lot as well. as we should make it very dangerous for people who've been using the course we've been going through intervention in syria we know. president bashar assad's regime in the u.k. led the charge in pushing for a quicker response to the syrian crackdown and secretary william hague said he welcomes the sanctions but the battle weary britons this looks all too familiar it's more than six weeks since sanctions on libya would judge to failure and the.
role of the diplomats. syria can only prompt a similar fate and see that mediterranean gunships sail east. to. the dregs of the institute of islamic political force are some to me told me that sanctions and military interventions only ever end up hurting the people. i think we've seen the model in libya foreign intervention has only complicated things there intervention has not held settle the problem in libya and i don't think it will help settle the problem in syria and we've seen sanctions has a history of adopting sanctions in various places including iraq for many many years and only the ordinary people suffered throughout the time when sanctions were imposed in syria it is still different from the navy and scenario it is of course
possible that we'll get there sometime but so long as the zero points of the regime are not lured into using force into use into carrying arms then hopefully we will not end up with another leader because in libya this started becoming catastrophic when the revolution turned into an armed conflict. this is r.t. from moscow coming up in the program tonight just is the justice in georgia. in seventy years of the soviet union seventy two hours with jail and seven years of service treaties regime would have hundred lawyers on prison the european court of justice ruling against the police it draws attention to how the government's tightening the noose around judges their investigation also will be getting some expert opinion on the plans of the u.s. state department has spent millions on fighting internet censorship in countries that washington is thought of terry. al-qaeda
has long sent and continues to send its agents into russia these are the words of president to be treated better if we want to learn the terrorism is a shared international problem and he's a really good reports next from moscow. president it explains why russia is so interested in everything that's happening in regions like northern africa and the middle east had a meeting which was dedicated to matters of national security today with operations to eliminate terrorists including the recent want to gauge just. the directly linked to the security level with little country it's no secret that al qaida has been sending terrorists to russia and is continuing to do so. of course the president was talking about terrorists which are being sent to the opposition in northern parts as like that is to encourage general paria for russian forces and they are conducting great god races already kidding those terrorists and of course you have to remember that with the song is not in been gone the threat of al qaeda
still looms very large though the mastermind is gone still terrorist to continue to great all around the world russia is the number one most wanted terrorist the top amount of is actually still at large and he is responsible for two most recent bombings in russia those of course where the explosions in moscow metro in last year and their recent terror attacks at moscow's damages the wreck airport so the whole of the head of the biggest international terror going to face may be gone the rest of those terrorists are with numerous cells all over the world particularly in northern africa are still cards and the threat unfortunately still persists russia's chechen republic may have a painful history of fighting terrorism but the worst years of war might be over the biggest battles tonight at least from a football field more in just a few minutes big night for sports tonight all of. us to part of the state wants to allocate ninety million dollars to fight internet censorship in countries whose
regime america deems authoritarian primarily then iran and china the money will go to develop new technology that will help convey to people material banned by the authorities u.s. documentary producer brian drolly told me it's a political tool that washington is using very selectively. it's an instrument to try and cause trouble for potential rivals competitors and one might look at a disability hypocritical or discredit normal practice that many countries and gauge and you don't see the united states providing those funds can very censorship in saudi arabia or her reign were just because stan are a lot of countries around the world that severely censor the access of their population to the internet but here in the united states. we have trade as a potential rival certainly iran is on the on the in the crosshairs of the united states. try to previous through the uprisings in egypt the regime for years
censored the internet but you can see there now it has an influence to break the censorship of the egyptian government and so i think you just have to look at this as just another instrument of the form policy objectives of the united states. another example that might seem somewhat hypocritical in the relationship to the money being allocated to break censorship in china and iran for example is the treatment of the least from here and look at the treatment that they've done to bradley manning over the century torturing this young man who has not been convicted of any crime he's still being held in solitary confinement they moved him from one person to another. for providing information that is very necessary for people to have it we're going to have with that he would consider to be a democratic government. washington may be planning to interfere in china's web space with one hand but it's using others certainly shaking hands with beijing
right now that's because it's fun to fix the cracks in a relationship which the well being over the u.s. economy greatly depends on we've got a special report on that up online tonight r.t. job. the european court of human rights is finding giorgio fifteen thousand euros for an unfair investigation into the murder of a banker the government's obliged to pay the compensation to the victim's family but many doubt that will happen in a country that's increasingly branded a police state that is a country to grow children report. the high profile murder and a low profile investigation the case of sandra good leon he became a guy works for both in two thousand and six the twenty eight year old banker attended a birthday party for one of georgia's top police officials where he fall into an
argument with one of the guests the next morning his body with multiple injuries was found on the outskirts of the lisi four police officers were eventually sentenced topped eighty years for sandra's murder the resistor was what survived. after two or just three hours after the thirtieth of the court the president issued decree the very least from. the freezer so it shows it's also run more to reduce that. they were not just ordinary citizens there where are the protection of the people for sure thought for georgia dollars. an investigation wasn't even launched until hundreds of protesters one sent to the streets of d.c. but it tim's family looked for help from strasbourg and the court of human rights in april european judges ruled the investigation was bungled the ministry of the interior the prosecutor's office the prisons department the president of georgia
and so on all acted in concert in preventing justice it also ruled that judges government should pay thirty thousand euros to the murdered man's relatives who do or do the general public in georgia had long ago given its verdict on the case but it's a big victory for the european court of knowledge is it now on the political level it means the attitude to lawlessness in georgia is changing and europe is not ready to forgive such abuses by saakashvili his regime. but lawyers have been calling the case since the start that any compensation will be paid under the current leadership vision saakashvili the saakashvili regime is based on illegal biased courts which he himself great as a lawyer i can tell you that every acquittal has to be agree with the prosecutor personally all the best was already behind bars and seventy years of the soviet union seventy laws were jailed and seven years of circus leaders regime hundred
lawyers are in prison according to figures published by georgia supreme court a staggering ninety nine point six percent of cases resulted in guilty verdicts and twenty ten almost none so defendants walk free sundress families lawyer says no other country in europe has a conviction rate like this and it is a dangerous sign of the country becoming a police state europe's courts have long been concerned about georgia's spader to make corrupt high ranking officials face justice and using the police as pawns and millions of fans to create the image of a georgian policeman living up to the social ideals of serving and protecting its citizens and it's likely you'll struggle to bribe a policeman here and must certainly you could count on him to protect you from that is street crime but one of the true criminals are actually in the hierarchies that the police who can the general public have truly chaffed. daily commercials show
police work as among the most prestigious san transparent police posts made of glass so everyone can see what this is do and anticorruption many tourists say eighty percent of people here trast their police if the government they believe works in the dark but if the death of someone to give really any underlines anything if the judge is much trumpeted more than legal system dishes out a very different justice when its president. inner circle that's in the frame it's in the future of our cheap d.c. . it's probably not tonight so with a live news about now we'll take you to grozny we've got these spectacular pictures coming through from a brand new football stadium it's pretty stunning power display there tonight lot of people gather there to watch a very unusual football match drawn thousands to the republic's capital in fact now this new stadium is set to hold about thirty thousand people it is in fact the
largest in southern russia the world's top soccer stars have headed there as well with russian politicians and footballers apart from the legendary marah danis there tonight the all star team also includes players island by the sea and franco baresi in louche lovely pictures there really good starts good omens for growth. right let me take you through some other world news tonight good news in spain and all of these seven are reported dead there tonight as the southeast of the country has been shaken by two earthquakes official say major damage has been caused both of the quakes were said to have happened in quick succession. in a random forties of her spoke on the long awaited trial of three americans they were detained in two thousand and nine and taken into custody on the iran iraq border charged with espionage to the u.s. citizens have been held in prison the third was released a year later on
a half million dollar bail they deny all the allegations claiming they were hiking in the area at the time yes we know charges could bring a ten year jail sentence. in poland firefighters after an enormous blaze gutted a textile warehouse just outside walls scores of trucks and firefighters are still working at the site toxic smoke coming from the building forced the evacuation of people living nearby thankfully no casualties and the still don't know what caused the blaze. it terminus time will be discussable of washington's going to wrap up its operations in afghanistan pakistan even sooner now that its number one enemy is dead in the meantime let's catch up with the latest business of katrina next. hello and welcome to our tease business update the latest creation from after bears the law that grants or has been given the official seal of approval by vladimir putin the company hopes the car will become a big seller when it goes on the market in december that's
a call for reports on plans to steer russia's auto industry onto the right track. it's was described today as a healer of cheap secondhand imports the new out of grand total cost about seven thousand dollars which the manufacturers say represents great value and without compromising on what it's a prime minister vladimir putin has visited here it's a process of the test the new vehicle there were a few cops along the way though it took boots and five girls to successfully stall because after all is explained that this was because of the movement ignition system which was good for him too old immortals have nots and its technical failings personal backing is not an attempt to restore faith in some mystic also making together with multi-billion state happens acts of successful castro clunkers program and subsidized lending it has helped the sec so skyrocket this year the repeal business association predicts the industry will get back to pre-crisis levels by next year and that in three years russia will be europe's largest call
markets. and staying with you also industry russian car sales saw a sixty four percent increase in the first quarter of the year the overall number of vehicles sold in the country has topped seven hundred fifty four thousand and around a third of that number might have to bounce. now let's take a look at the markets after positive gains yesterday or oil has fallen significantly light sweet has dropped under one hundred dollars a barrel and brant crude has fallen to around one hundred thirteen dollars a barrel. precious metals are down as the euro news is ground with traders judging a default for greece unavoidable silver is more than eight percent in the raid on the weakening euro prompting a rally for the dollar. u.s. stocks are continuing their decline this hour with the dow jones over of the saints down and the nasdaq is following suit stocks are falling juice the slumping oils and missile prices in turn dragging down energy companies and materials producers.
here in moscow the markets platic closed down on early gains with the my sex life. almost one hundred percent largely due to foreign commodity prices. now let's take a look at how some individual share moves closing for a day ali matter lost more than three percent amid lower precious metals prices on a positive note though first as a producer europe only going to bounce around point seven percent ahead every thought coming merger with and after of us also rose by almost three percent after the prime minister cruising visited its plant to test drive the new law that economic data coming from china on tuesday was no surprise to investors as margaret stein and i see metropole explains. the reaction in the markets is. has been. i say muted because again the numbers were close to what has been expected. and terms of i mean russian market has been sort of going off earlier now it's some
profit taking but certainly gainers and there's a couple names of course to point out one is my meat. and blue chips it's pretty much where the market banks a bit better today than the market and again this is i think. this is what we're going to be seen and i think in the near future some money flowing out of commodities sectors into consumer in sectors cyclicals and certainly banks because banks are basically the best place the best way to play consumer recovery in russia. global i see john cisco is spreading its wings in russia as the first outright components roll off a newly built russian production line the head of cisco's russian arm outlines its investment plans for the country. when i will certainly be investing period of the next ten years at least a billion dollars into the strategic development of russia scolded for being a part of that to make sure the barb and at least
a hundred million of them billions will probably go most likely go into the venture finance and buy mission to us we just started licensed in the main action process for producing the first product in russia completely. the product itself and then the software that is working on top it up on the server side by. radiation submitting the russian federation. and that's all the business news for now as you can always keep up with online at ati dot com forward slash business stay with us some more news with kevin now. the book.
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