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after two people were savaged by sharks in today's attacks that have never been seen there before. it's eleven pm in moscow this is r t coming to you live now with our top story and russia has refused to back the call made by the u.s. and e.u. urging syria's leader to step down moscow believes president also should be given time to implement promised reforms and that the country should be left alone to sort out its own political future meanwhile twenty people have reportedly been killed by government troops in the latest fighting for notional is in damascus with more. russia's position has always been clear steer it definitely needs reforms detainer is definitely needed required in this country but president assad needs
time to do that through this trip. promoting democracy developing agreeable support them rejecting the use of force against real population in the future already there first of all have to be confirmed to be fooled but on the other hand the board could be more to work to be right know by the international community to continue to think pressure on the recruits for inferior but north pushing the situation in a corner just for the people of syria who have. full rights to determine the people who are the ruling story you should not be done by any decisions or extra are there in washington or in brussels or in more or russia believes that external pressure on president bashar assad could only deteriorate things here on the ground and could hamper as
a transition to democratic state at the same time russia has all the time been retreating that aved present our side doesn't keep his promises in that case they sessional community should react russia's delegation is due into massacres very soon on saturday to try to find out exactly what is going on here on the ground and to see how assad is full feeling his promises while the situation on the ground he's hearing is very complicated and i have to emphasize that the call from the u.s. and e.u. for the syrian president to step down comes just hours after president bashar assad has announced that the military operation here in syria is over and has promised more reforms we witnessed the army try. we've seen at least thirty tanks live in the city and inside the city we haven't seen any military laugh at police has
returned to duty meanwhile we are receiving reports and the run media reports. based on information received from protesters and local residents that the army is still. on the ground in latakia and even the reports that. the soldiers are firing from type to time to peaceful demonstrators but i have to emphasize and this is very important these reports are very hard to verify because international journalists are not allowed to move freely here in the country as the syrian government because it's dangerous well james mideast analyst base of king's college london says the oil embargo that the u.s. put in place could be a decisive move against syria. the americans have been very clear they know their influence and ability to change syria behavior is limited they've always said that have to reach out to countries who are closer to syria and russia is one such
country and a very important country so i think the americans with the europeans especially really have to work hard to persuade the russians that they are right on syria and the russia is currently wrong for that is the next important step and i think we should focus on one particular element which is really important could go either way syria's oil exports of the present about ninety percent or so syria's oil is exported to europe so the europeans are now come out you know united front against assad does that mean that they will no longer accept syrian oil now syrian oil makes up some quarter of syria's hard currency budget so could have a huge amount of an impact on the assad regime its ability to control things so ultimately i do think there is more than rhetoric to what the u.s. and the europeans are saying right now. you were there to live from moscow still have this hour a forerunner change we were back on the course of the soviet union took a major turn twenty years ago on this day after an attempt to overthrow the
government was staged on the streets of moscow. but first the turbulence on the world markets continues as u.s. stocks are made volatile newly released economic data has made grim readings for america traders over the week domestic manufacturing fell to its lowest point since two thousand and nine while the housing market is in a slump and unemployment is spiraling. reports from new york. the bad forecast the most recent one is coming from morgan stanley and goldman sachs and j.p. morgan chase all three banks in the past day have released reports slashing their expectations for u.s. and global growth now morgan stanley believes that the global economy is hovering close to a recession j.p. morgan chase says the risk of recession has been elevated now this news of course will only cause investors to lose even more confidence and trust in the markets in
the u.s. here and around the world we've been seeing that play out with all the volatility hitting the markets around the world and of course the debt crisis in europe is causing great concern for investors all the debt drama and debate that took place here in the u.s. caused a lot of concern and so all of this of course is not easing the mindset of of americans we have to remember unemployment here in the u.s. is is above nine percent nine point one percent one million people lost their homes in two thousand and ten and another million are expected to have their homes foreclosed on this year so if people are not confident in the market every day folks they're not going to spend their money all of this is tied together all of this is systemic and of course the united states being the world's largest economy whatever happens here in the u.s. does affect the world we saw that nearly three years ago in two thousand and eight
with the financial crisis and collapse and we saw how it had a ripple domino effect around the world and right now many people are wondering why for three years later after all the promises all the stimulus plans all the tax cuts nothing has changed and as long as there is a lack of confidence or very little trust it's hard to believe them predict that the u.s. economy and the rest of the world's economy is going to bounce back any time soon. coming up to nine minutes past the hour still to come sharp teeth and giant jaws there's on the beaches of the far east the behind begins for the shark that mauled the two young men in the space of just two days. it's twenty years ago to the day since a communist hardliner staged a coup to overthrow of then president of the soviet union while the fell to topple the government it's widely seen as a pivotal factor in the u.s.s.r.
as eventual collapse barton takes a look now at how it changed the course of soviet history. if you turned on your t.v. set in moscow on the morning of the nineteenth of august one nine hundred ninety one this is what you would have seen tchaikovsky's swan lake why are so many muscovites because on the streets this is what was really happening. there was confusion and panic even among the tent crews themselves. we were ordered to march towards moscow i thought i'd figured out when i get there as we weren't given any information as to what was happening. soviet leader mikhail gorbachev had been shot in his holiday home in the crimea a state committee on the state of emergency declared itself in charge it was made up of high ranking communist party officials including the head of the k.g.b.
gorbachev's vice president and the defense minister they were terrified that gorbachev's democratic reforms and the union treaty due to be signed on the twentieth of august would give so much power away from the center to the soviet republics it would destroy the soviet union. but it was an act of treason on the part of gorbachev an ielts in and this circle out right treason they were going to ruin our country. in a press conference later that day they said that gorbachev was ill and that they would take over in his absence but their show wasn't convincing on the nineteenth of august vice president kennedy and naive on the other members of the emergency committee sat in this very spot as he delivered his statement the assembled journalists noticed that his hands were shaking then one twenty four year old journalist blew his official words right out of the water. everybody will tell me
do you realize that you've conducted a coup de tat they were very convincing. just got mad meanwhile on the streets the russians supremes soviet building the white house had become the center of resistance to the coup boris yeltsin the president of the russian part of the u.s.s.r. had convinced some of the tank crews to switch sides people flocked to join him and demand to return. if yeltsin tells you that was the yeahs of in your command are traitors and enemies whose always will you have be as night fell on the twentieth of august the curfew ordered by the cool denies is raised fears of an assault on the white house when armored vehicles began moving through a row tunnel in the night protesters disillusioned with the communist party rose up
to defend their hopes of democracy. of kamaz son dimitriy was killed one would believe are now down to the right to wear his friend legitimate tried to drag him away while the machine rode over my sons had and killed lead to marriage while. the coup had failed and what's more it destroyed trust in the communist party which was then banned russia in november one thousand nine hundred one by the end of the year the very system they sought to keep alive the soviet union had ceased to exist dumbarton r.t. . well despite the fact that it happened twenty years ago there are still some people out there who aren't aware that the u.s.s.r. is no more like on to r.t. dot com for all the details well you're find out how some of them are in fairly high places or at least trying to be republican presidential candidate michele bachmann believes that the u.s.s.r. still exists and continues to pose a threat to the u.s. . also online today president will go chavez wants to bring back all the export of
venezuelan gold to the contrary to protect it from financial turmoil and the possible consequences of an action at r t v dot com. a look now at some world news in brief for you this hour at least forty people have been killed and over one hundred were injured when a bomb exploded at a mall in a region in northwest pakistan are going to teenage boy detonating a device during traditional friday prayers many of the injured are in serious condition no group has admitted responsibility yet but taliban and al-qaeda militants are active in the region. twin suicide blasts have rocked the afghan capital kabul close to
a compound by the british government the explosions set off a five hour long gun battle between security forces and insurgents with at least ten people killed the taliban which has claimed responsibility so it was marking the anniversary of afghanistan's independence from the u.k. president hamid karzai made no mention of the attacks during events to mark that anniversary urging the people to unite and move the country towards a better future. the israeli military and gods are exchanging deadly fire after a series of attacks allegedly. by palestinians on thursday seven israelis were killed after buses billion vehicles and soldiers were targeted in the south of the country gaza based political analyst dr honey al by suze significant violence comes just weeks before a un vote on palestinian statehood. all palestinian political factions have their mind and a link or responsibility with this attack on the israeli side despite this fact we
have witnessed last night military operations against the gaza strip and which syrian policy were killed more than twenty people were wounded i guess there is a link between the. authority going to the united nations next month trying to. i think the israeli side trying to use this as a pretext to launch a more really try takes against the palestinian civilians and the policy and i think the israeli military would like to do pull dies. before it's to go to the united nations to seek a palestinian state this is why all policy and political. party are trying to call for calm and try to call for a ceasefire with the israeli side in order to prevent any attack against girls or that we spurned by the israeli military forces and in order to give a chance for the palestinian authority to go to the next month to seek
a palestinian state moscow's ever popular international airshow continues to soar opening its doors to thousands of new spectators on friday some of the most spectacular aerobatic displays are still ahead at marks twenty eleven before the show closes in two days time and it's not just about entertainment many major contracts are being signed as well. is there. there are sounds of jet ten propeller engines in the skies school or soft various types of aircraft on the ground it means the must two thousand and eleven air show has opened its doors to the public the first few days it's function mainly for official and business delegations in going out those billion dollar contracts with some of the biggest names in civil and military aircraft producers from across the
world but now ordinary people can see and even touch some of these planes themselves and there's a huge variety of them from all for example this plane is from the times before the second world war to some of the most advanced ones like the airbus a three eighty jumbo jet all eyes are on the skies there's a huge program in store for all the visitors have already seen stunning performances by aerobatics teams from across the world including the russian knights swift and fellow cons are expecting more from them and others in the next few days as well. for those who can't pilots planes but would really want to know just a little bit what it feels like there are various seemingly interesting here as well for example this one gives an idea of what sort of hardware will be installed on airplanes over the next generation in this case while it won't even need to look out the window all the needed information about the flight will be displayed in of
a cockpit it's not clear whether some of this hardware is installed on board one of the headliners off the mark two thousand and eleven but it's just still top secret the fifth generation stealth fighter jets t. fifty and r. g.'s you know tried to with a big mystery at least a little bit about this plane. many have heard about it until now only a select few had seen. with their own eyes to add the asian fans the t. fifty is known as pack this is it is still being developed so most of its technical specifications are top secret in fact as close as we can get to the real thing is this model right here but during the mix there are still visitors to get it sure we can you chose to see the judge in flight the first ever public display for pot but the jet is being developed by the sukhoi design bureau under the watchful eyes of the united aircraft corporation and the entire project is shrouded in mystery in
fact representatives of the corporation say the project is so secret they can't even talk on camera about it so i don't think of the united states and russia are the only two countries in the world that have the technological potential to implement a large scale national project for the development of a fifth generation jet fighter the fight that russia is demonstrating to mortals at this year's max air show is strong evidence that russian efficient is in a very good state the jets will reportedly be able to carry out combat duty in any weather at any time of day will feature a special coating which will make it less noticeable to and to aircraft traders and will be able to cruise at supersonic speed but most of the guesswork boils down to this when fully developed the russian fifth generation fighter will give the american after twenty two and f. thirty five a run for their money in terms of stealth capabilities maneuverability and cost
smarter than yours that this being a new generation fighter it's much more comfortable to fly everything was designed with safety in mind it has thrust vectoring engine nozzles so it flies safely at low near zero speeds it's safe even want to fly still first the data environment in the cockpit is also new the fighter provides intelligence support to the pilot or that the jets are supposed to be fully developed by two thousand feet. dean it's hoped orders for roughly six hundred jets will follow with one third of that number going to russian air force but until the final touches to the project are made the only chance to see the hope and pride of russian aviation is the max air show in those carty. moscow region well our reporters are on the ground at the ongoing international air show in the moscow region stay with our team for full coverage of marks twenty eleven as we track the business and aerobatic side of the
events of the week at. the classic horror movie jaws has become a reality and russia's far in east which has been terrorized by a marine predator a cash reward has been offered by the local authorities for the capture of sark that savage two people parties are brisk over tells the story of the victims who are very lucky to be alive. nothing like this has ever happened here before russia has never seen a shark attack let alone two in two days this sixteen year old boy was diving one hundred meters off shore when it appeared the young men's wetsuit served as protection and saved him from death but both his legs were severely wounded. crying a shark. but it was died out so some guys went out on to do use and give first aid only a day earlier a twenty five year old man lost his forearms trying to defend his wife when the
couple was saved witnesses were shocked at what they saw but they're with us through it it was really scary a cunt even describe it the man's hands were chewed off and the boat was full of blurred. the attacks happened in the far eastern primordial region that shares a border with north korea it is known for its beaches and clear water and swimming here has always been safe dangerous sharks don't usually go that far north in the sea of japan. scientists believe the predator was a white shark a man eater and are trying to work out what it was doing here. this type of shock really comes to what is is a species that lives in tropical and subtropical waters of the ocean but with global warming they're now starting to move more and more to the north out of roughly three hundred sixty species of sharks just over thirty are known to be dangerous to humans the rest are either too small on live t.v.
but most experts agree that any shark with sharp enough teeth and longer than one point two metres can cause serious injuries especially if there's food in the water and while scientists are looking for the reasons for these recent attacks the swimming season in the area is over at least for the time being. r t moscow. parents of this hour's main news block korea is here next with the latest business . hello and welcome for our business report here in moscow it's been called the largest infrastructure project in europe the first part of the russian backed nord stream gas pipeline is finished and artists are first witness the final stages of the construction. well this is it the very last weld in the first line of the north stream pipeline there's a hundred thousand of these in this life this unfold the golden well not only
because it's the final one but also because the rest of them have been tested when they've run water through the pipeline previously this one has to be golden because it's going to get its first test when they feed a russian natural gas for the first time directly to europe and that's going to be happening very shortly during september it's not only the world's longest pipeline over twelve hundred kilometers long is also the case the made to withstand it stream conditions including temperatures as low as minus fifty degrees celsius it travels under the bowl takes a course in need can only examines the five states and it's been described as an example of multilateral cooperation in energy currently russia supplies around a third of europe's gas and there are concerns that europe will become even more dependent on russian hydrocarbons now russia's answer this by saying that this is
really a nice stage in energy and gas security they're going to be able to bypass transit countries in the problems that we've seen in the past and have direct delivery of russian natural gas to be the european customers. global indices have seen some wild swings this week with fears of the double dip that was fueled by poor data from europe and the united states let's take a look at how the markets performed on friday here's a little street where stocks went down with the standard and poor's five hundred heading to a fourth week of losses as fixation on the rupee and union and its banks continues after climbing as much of that as one hundred twenty points the dow jones industrial average lost one point two percent with nineteen of its thirty components falling european markets have recovered the worst of the day's falls out to a steady start for u.s. shares the footsie ended over a percent in the red while the german dax was down over two percent some banking shares were hit again with boids down five point four percent in london and france's bayne p.
party bond down nearly four percent on here in moscow the markets there recovered from earlier sharp falls but still ended in negative territory p.r.c.'s closed half a percent in the red and the mindsets of the just under a percent lower but still better than what we've seen throughout the day straight russian stock markets lost about fifteen billion dollars in the week cost of companies including the my six index has increased by nineteen percent since august first and here is the snapshot of the markets movers on the my six banking stocks on worst spread bank lost nearly three percent and you may just go well look for the role snicker down hydrocele the most two and a half percent and gazprom pushed up a bit after trading to now percent lower in evening session. and last minute selling takes all lower leaving behind modest gains that's on the back of a weaker dollar crude first attempt delivery retreated twelve cents four point two percent to eighty two dollars twenty nine cents
a barrel in new york oil has settled below are three out of the week's of the week's five sessions for we feel also three point seven percent. and gold is trading at a new record high level the spot price is now at about one guy. thousand eight hundred fifteen dollars per ounce and so has also offered staining four and a half percent nearly its. north making has offered to buy back fifteen percent of its shares owned by alan minium producer the deal is worth eight and a half billion dollars and prices and prices nogs shares at a little over three hundred dollars as part of the long running battle between billionaires like the muppet time and ross and. over control of norilsk also have until the beginning of next month to accept the deal otherwise the world's largest nickel producer will go to small shareholders where the saying all. that's a business update for this hour for this week actually will be back with more next
hardliners attempted to derail me hope of a child's efforts to reform the soviet union. morning when the t.v. news told my valet. why. the streets of the company. the turning point in russia's history. was it was just implied move forward. remembering the news since the battle for democracy on our t.v. . look. wealthy british style it's america that's not on the front. end of the. market why not.
find out what's really happening to the global economy in these kinds of reports. here with our to you live from moscow our top stories from russia cautions against international calls for change in syria saying the president also needs time to implement promised changes. black friday on the markets the world financial stocks are hit by a fresh wave of sell offs amid fears the global economy is in decline becomes experts suggest the u.s. and europe are dangerously close to recession. swimmers in russia's far eastern crippling fear after two people were sabbaths by sharks in today's attacks that have never before been seen in the country and gone for what scientists believe could be.