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top stories tonight on r t banking on sanctions the e.u. has oil embargo on syria could backfire because energy firms cashing in on pumping for another two months of fueling the very regime they are condemning. also hundreds of thousands marched across italy and spain in protest of painful new austerity measures intended to pull southern europe out of its economic spiral. plus any business plan your proposal puts the person touches on the north through high points to start pumping gas to europe i have more not in business in twenty minutes.
just joined us this is now eleven pm tuesday evening here in moscow with me kevin owen and the syrian regime is accused of having more blood on its hands with government troops allegedly firing at demonstrators in the perceived city of homs that's ahead of the arab league chief's visit to damascus with a peace plan to try and solve the syria standoff for the e.u. however sanctions are the solution but it's done a bushel reports for r.t. there so introduction could backfire. william hague britain's foreign secretary says horrific scenes of brutality of force will burn in syria but bizarrely sanctions won't start for over a month. but they will kick in only when europeans or firms can we do supply contracts which. and oil fields developed boy energy giants like french to toll on being touched a minute it will contribute because it's. it would start only to tire we go on with
reduction of oil as a result the e.u. me end up subsidizing the regime they oppose the oil industry can use sixty day payments which means the e.u. could still be funding. intermixed year if a list of crimes the horrific critics of why the e.u. is putting profit above syrian lives. diplomats wall st sions won't even hit the mark they hurt ordinary people not the leadership they claim to target and most importantly not europe's oil companies have to be on the shoulders of the syrian people while their company is out of protective the e.u. is also hurting itself think exposure because it will simply shifts a ploy to the competition if you look at syria. already the cheney's authorities have said that very many or in the county e.u. officials hope new stocks of the black gold from libya would take up the slack but
they may be disappointed will not start being productive and your lady end of next year and if they were an embargo on syrian oil today because they would be short. the wall riggins colonel gadhafi taking much longer than the west expected maybe cutting off one supply before a secured another on the new bushel for our team in brussels. a lot has been hearing how history shows that often even the harshest sanctions fail to put regimes down but then it's nearly always the people who suffer the most. in any case what happened whatever happens the sanctions are clearly a blunt instrument that does not discriminate between the regime and the people and what may end up happening is the people probably are going to have your price and the regime especially if we take. a look at what happened in iraq or what happened
with. iraqi experiment with a very good example of this where some of the harshest sanctions are imposed on any country in history well impose on iraq and despite that. did not succeed in bringing the regime down and they are affected. which was hurt severely as a result of the sanctions so this is. i think is going to raise a lot of questions especially some of them political some comic and some of course more. all to come this hour and see the manhunt in libya kicks into high gear with a triumphant rebels now accused of being too clean the target alleged gadhafi loyalists and rounding of innocent foreigners in the process you go to a poor man for your head also to the civil rights watchdog his country's super legibly been hosting secret cia prisons to investigate claims of serious violations
. tens of thousands of angry italians of hit the streets nationwide to protest the harshly austerity package being debated in rome a number of violent scuffles between demonstrators and police were reported underlining the social tension as italy wrestles with its massive debts no italian with escape having to pay more sales taxes being raised but the government has buckled to some fresh air and will not drop plans to impose higher taxes on the rich and as one of europe's biggest economies it struggles threaten to destabilize the euro zone to i'm spared a new financial crisis across the only and see efforts to further rescue greece took a hit after athens admitted it won't be able to meet its deficit reduction and german economic analyst michael ross told me he believes it's a very deadlines and cuts that would be the euro's undoing we are really not in a win win situation also. cuts the means of cut through the income of the poorest
of the social welfare. and what we see here is the political promise in many many things and this is the problem what we really heard from people in brazil also feel the pressure of the three would still be there. fulfilled promises they are not worth the paper they're written on what at the end of. these means will not show any result of the situation even worse but the end of the whole experiment of the euro will go down with the insolvency of germany. call crossovers wee bit earlier all things a little better across in spain with protesters flooding the capitol after its parliament bowed to the pressure and voted to amend the constitution to limit national debt the senate voted on wednesday but unions and rights groups vow to fight it they say but the cat would decimate the welfare system and hurt the most vulnerable as it is really reports next the country's predicament indeed leading
some to take matters into their own. this was the last time i got him and had guests over at her house just a day after our visit she along with her fourteen year old son was evicted from the subsidized flex she called home for five years and needed a car i was fifteen days late with a payment i paid five hundred twenty four year zero and they still want to victor me even though i paid everything and it was months ago since then marie carmen has spent most of her time fighting to keep her apartment common collective the pressure of losing a roof over her head caused mary carmen to suffer a heart attack. these apartments should be distributed in such a way that people can afford to pay for them but a lot of times they can't and i'm going to fight to make this type of housing more affordable normal or fair when you carmen's case is not unique in spain the country's an employment rate of over twenty percent means many people are simply
unable to make their next mortgage payments in the past two years more than three hundred thousand people have been evicted from their homes as a result of spain's financial crisis this is where members of the fifteen m. movement come in. according to the international human rights convention every person has a right to decent housing eviction is inevitable they have to make sure these people are not going to go homeless he just can't keep them out on the street that they're going to see shouldn't his known as the indignados or the outraged they staged protests by homes of those who are being evicted hoping to prevent court plaintiffs and the police from entering sometimes they succeed work with this woman who kept her house because fifteen interfered with the egyptian process for the sake of these are subsidized housing who people who are in tough situation financially so i can't understand how they can it if people who cannot afford to buy their own homes. so far fifteen m.
have managed to stop fifty vixens across the country and. carman interest on the will power of the. every vixen is a cement job while many people gathered here believe they are fighting social injustice but some wonder whether the efforts of this group of people are enough to solve the problems within this planet system itself in madrid. one of the main purposes of the debt debate in madrid today's to send the message to markets of the government serious about tackling its runaway finances but right to a journalist we go and believes it's those very markets that are responsible for spain's predicament today the markets are not rational and they are driven usually by fear sometimes by greed and they just think they feel that is spain could be like greece or. portugal because it is a peripheral country within the euro so so they tend to lump together countries
that are very different but they resemble each other because they are part of the periphery and i think that that's the real recently sets a psychological perception and then again it's true that the growth in spain growth he's not very good so that in the long will be a problem for there we don't have a debt problem now but we may have it in the future that is true. in libya rebels are detaining oil engineers and cooks from former soviet countries suspected them of being pro get off the snipers to russians were later released along with the ukrainian couple after they managed to contact the russian embassy but more than a dozen ukrainians are still being held tonight that is more if an option is in tripoli for us. well as far as we know thirty two people including two owners of the russian passports and also by the russian and ukrainian citizens apparently working for the russian libyan all company here in tripoli engineers and kooks men and women had been arrested here in tripoli shortly after the rebels took the libyan capital and have been put into one of the rebels' training center here in
the capital after they've been accused of plain snipers of kentucky we have been able to speak to the detainees and they deny all allegations. for some reason. people are snipers we have nothing to do with but we came here to earn money peacefully to this people say that they've been provided with food and water but some of them have been severely beaten and tortured by the rebels the russian embassy has actually managed to release two owners of the russian passports and ukrainian couple birds around twenty other ukrainians us to been held by the rebels here in tripoli this group of the ukrainian embassy refused to take them they said we don't have running water they said that they don't have proper accommodation so it would be better to just think of syria see. what the latest what we are hearing from bani walid southeast of the capital tripoli where the fighting over it off is
last and main stronghold has been continuing in the last few days is that the rebel forces have reportedly reached a deal with his loyalists on the ground to and to the city without fighting this information is yet to be confirmed but if the research you do if the research agreement between the rebel forces and gadhafi is forces. that actually would mean a breakthrough and we also receiving reports that scores of the libyan army's. have reportedly crossed the frontier border into niger and many believe that the african thout could also be unmanned and good also. have fled the country we are receiving these reports just hours after this information has claimed that the battle colonel is in the country and has no plans to leave it any time soon. the terms of europe's legal committee is to look closer at the swiss claims the
fourteen european countries allegedly allowed the cia to operate secret prisons on the soil report by politicians marty says u.s. actions in those detention centers violated basic human rights. while. the chief human rights commission is already poland lithuania and romania to come clean about their roles and told our countries need to decide if intelligence ties are more important than human rights there is an enormous pressure from washington to keep all this secret in fact instructions from from c. with the support of the way to us not to give any facts on this so therefore it's not easy to investigate but i think that some of the european governments have been involved they have to decide whether they think that the corporation between the security agencies are more important than to look into human rights violations and break the fear of impunity. the man who headed up america's grooves in iraq and
afghanistan is no top dog at the cia general david petraeus spent thirty seven years as a soldier but is now with the pentagon after president obama's national security reshuffle is pretty scarce a limp an actor's no defense secretary let's get some reaction to these military musical chairs shall we i'm told to retire before the full. thanks for being on the line tonight on r t know general petraeus presided over the long running and let's face it unpopular campaigns in iraq and afghanistan what do americans make of now being in charge of their national security was the word on the street. most americans are not paying attention they are just not paying attention to what's going on in washington. really has a great reputation in the media here in the united states so he's popular he's seen as our own in. the congress likes and i think in many ways.
agree i agree cover for what the cia is continuing to do and what it will continue to do what. they often so do the new broom sweeps clean what changes come we expect at the cia then under patrol. well it's hard to say he has a way of making really bad things look good his. experience in iraq and afghanistan he has made it look successful even when it's not been successful at all i mean he doesn't stand up to washington he just takes what they give him and kind of wraps it in new wrapping and it sells he's almost like an advertising dream so the cia has a terribly bad reputation and has done terribly bad things looking at cheney's two increasingly become involved in military operations military style operations that is you know not constitutional it's not part of what the cia should be doing i expect the traitor at the cia will be able to spin their for media consumption
as a good cia he will make it look good even though i don't think fundamentally will change anything here probably continue it exactly as it has been going you see your take is that he's got one reasonable broad support but the president was previously wasn't passed on in particularly with regard to the afghanistan progress there also of the to try because on capitol hill now he's got another top job but we hear a different tune an injection of him seems ears on the afghan campaign for instance i don't i don't think so and i think that you have to separate what the politicians and the media in washington they like and if the soldiers don't like their you know that's understandable because that's a disaster what is going on in afghanistan today in the soldiers who have had multiple tours there understand precisely the kind of disaster that it is so they don't have respect for the political generals that so-called lead there. i think the d.c. establishment will love what he does at the cia and you know we will hear much you
won't hear negative things like we really should i mean i think he is a perfect imperial cia director but he has clashed with before they have that happy with what is one of the do before who is going to blink first will it be the intelligence officials or will they just have to swallow this new broom of the new things he wants to do. well i haven't heard any wants to do very many new. car the joys of skype or think we've lost a left turn and colonel the current ski then teacher is gone but anyway we have the best part of interview and if you're listening karen thanks for being on the programs preaching to. the hague tribunal sentenced a former yugoslav army general to twenty seven years in prison for war crimes. convicted of abetting atrocities during the balkan war than one nine hundred ninety s. including the massacre of seven thousand muslims in srebrenica he's one of several ethnic serbs military officials on trial in the hague balkans political expert
michael gast itched told me the west wants to feel guilty for the whole yugoslavia war. well we know how those trials are going to go because the script for those trials has been written in advance but i think we need to look actually take a look at the real picture here of what it was accused of doing because he was accused in effect of crossing. illegally declared all the borders that had been declared by the spirit by the. western governments particularly germany running the e.c. at the time and subsequently by the us of a these these governments declared that yugoslavia borders of no longer exist and would be replaced by borders smaller of the secession so this was at the expense of yugoslavia's largest people and i think there is an effort on the part of western governments to persuade the serbian public that in some way they are guilty absolutely for everything that they feel they deserve to be treated worse than the rest of the world that they should be punished at least should be imprisoned that their territory should be carved away
from them this is an attempt to psychologically brainwash the serbian people that they deserve what they get and what they get is going to be very bad sadly i don't see too much opposition to this policy on the part of the serbian government which really has a responsibility which it has not exercised to say that the description of the war has been one sided biased and incorrect. once more the world's top news stories tonight a twenty six kilometers wide wildfire that's the really destroyed a thousand homes is raging through texas the arid state suffering its worst drought in half a century with fires blazing in several areas they fanned by strong winds from tropical storm lee thousands of people have been evacuated to safety as the flames consume an area the size of connecticut governor rick perry's postponed his presidential campaigning to tackle the disaster. former executives from news international say that james murdoch knew about the phone hacking which brought down the news of the world tabloid the sun of media mogul rupert murdoch runs the
business and there's always denied knowledge of illegal phone interception the paper was shot in july after the merge but the voice mails were hacked of a murdered schoolgirl war veterans and senior politicians dozens of news international employees have been arrested over the scandal while senior police have quit over collusion. israel and turkey former friendly relations a withering fast to suspending all trade military defense ties and the promises threatening more sanctions against israel and it was it to gaza and chris already expelled israeli diplomats over its refusal to apologize for killing nine eight activists in last year's garza flew to liberate artie's paulus lee is following the latest for us on this story in tel aviv. the turkish prime minister adeline has announced that he could be slapping more sanctions on television this follows the release last week of united nations report into what happened on board the marmara
now that was a turkish this or that took part in the first sotelo attempt to break the israeli siege on gaza some one and a half years ago and after israeli soldiers stormed the ship some nine turkish citizens were killed israel has repeatedly refused to apologize for the deaths and in response and korea has expelled the israeli ambassador it has downgraded diplomatic relations between both countries to the level of second secretary and it's also frozen all military cooperation the turkish prime minister used the word savagely when he referred to the israeli behavior he also accused israel of behaving like a spoiled boy in the region and he said that the turks would challenge israeli bullying in the mediterranean by increasing the naval presence there the turkish government has also rejected and mother finding of their poem a report which said that israeli blockade on gaza was not illegal with the turkish government saying that it would now lobby that with the international criminal court in the hague we've heard from the turkish foreign minister who held
a press briefing with a top official now bill sha'ath in which he said that the turks had a campaign underway to help the palestinians the successful in may bird come september twentieth saw a palestinian state now this is no surprise because for several months turkey has indicated that it is supporting the palestinians it is also indicated that it is in barking on a diplomatic and pain to help them in their struggle the official response from the israeli defense ministry is that turkey has a lot to lose but most people here really are questioning what israel is going to do because this is a crucial time when israel needs all the frames it can have particularly ahead of this new embed which of course israel is against you need to remember. that to keep was israel's closest ally in the region and relationships between israel and turkey are at the lowest they've been in more than twenty years and certainly seen the same between tel aviv and cairo where relations between israel and egypt are also
now and an all time low the latest perspective there from paula slayer of mideast correspondent on r.t. . the danish royal family's arrival in russia bringing top business people with them and while the brokers sealed some regal deals the monarchy has planned a very busy show jewel of cultural and significant visits as i guess you'd expect they'll visit several museums in exhibitions they'll taste an exclusively brewed beer and open the russian danish business for queen margaret is the second is also looking forward to visiting simply does bird she says were already built she last visited russia back in one nine hundred seventy five and says she's very keen on seeing all the changes developments in russia since then between the relative deed of a russian empress the mother of the last russian mother across the second. if you will it's time to get latest report feeling girls and hard truths about the shady bankers first. business tonight all the latest.
hello and a very warm welcome time for your business update and more on the opening of the north stream accounts pipeline russia's prime minister is calling the project a wind to change europe the twelve hundred kilometer length is now being filled before pumping begins next month this is archie's marina costs. it was displayed as a personal might want to hear some of those reasons testing and construction came down to one play live here pretend all mostly set up the wheels in motion and the pipeline is now being filled up with gas to get it ready to start pumping it up for the crossover the car have to rely on transit countries to get its gas and see europe exports to the new art site that's a double in the coming decade and north stream both carry out orders are all bad the project has not its fair share of problems for mercy's with her transit
countries accusing russia of using nordstrom's as a political solution but the government insists it's only their safeword supplies to europe as it plans to rely on the gas from the majority shareholder old fortune that's already inside married and serves supply contracts with european countries like relative france everything you paid and when the second parallel pipeline comes on stream next year it would be five billion to make meters of gas whole flow from russia to its customers and here. and it's been confirmed stream part of germany will also take off in the south stream pipeline project the chemical giant along with france's e.g.f. will each have a fifteen percent stake in the gas pipeline across the black sea to europe or shuffle means italy's and he will have its say in the twenty four billion euro project dropped to twenty percent. let's have a look at the markets now branch perch has rebounded. the european markets
destroyed persisting fears in european sovereign debt crisis is as crazy france is trading high of this hour as one hundred and eleven dollars per barrel while down with iran's pressurized point worrisome movie help the u.s. economy. and u.s. stocks are sharply lower will the losses come off to steep declines in european indices and investors that will still ward off the weakness of the u.s. economy a true story for films us sector is expected to slow the third straight month of declining growth but it comes on the heels of a guilt report friday got to be the worst since september twenty eighth. and european markets going to mix investors took a break for two days of heavy selling we could see games of one percent though the jets lost the same number of points at the crooks. here's a picture in russia of the russian market so maybe we should post chartres out the clothes after the crypt earlier on tuesday with concerns slowing growth with the u.s. and china and moves that the rules will squark
a global recession and let's have a look at some of the individual show moves in the my six most energy majors polls by promontories list could lukoil up to one point two percent meanwhile of clients retail m b to gain good news but also the larger with its rival alvarado squiggle shares rose and tuesday off to one of its main shareholders from saul didn't like it simpson but made by the generals. of the ghana scripture of red sox to do straight for us. we have seen a very volatile session for the russian markets very stressful and certainly playing the best sentiment from yesterday's massive sell off on the european exchanges the market started in the green up around one percent and probably we're ending the day in the negative territory marginally down in the half a percentage point the events that we've seen yesterday were highly impacted by several announcements seen from the eurozone most notably the bank chairman saying
that the european banking sector could be under pressure and some less strong banks end up being destroyed on the back of the current crisis which has obviously impressed and cities performance of the russian markets. and finally the wife of the former mayor of moscow has sold her billion dollar construction business here in the bucket in that became the richest woman in russia with three billion dollar fortune for her husband's stewardship of moscow to punk forty five percent of the one point two billion dollar fund while these smaller in fact took the rest of your discourse for side last year by a president of over a lack of trust the former male thing claims his wife his business affairs have nothing to do with his running russia's biggest city. that props that stops the business border the more stories you can log onto our website r.t. dot com slash business.
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