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police fired tear gas at demonstrators and i think the nation is brought to a standstill with thousands of civil servants walking off their jobs in protest a new social. break out between the police and the protests on the streets in. russia and china block a u.n. resolution against syria saying the european back drop was based on confrontation and not a push for peace plus. unions
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are joining the thousands across the u.s. voicing their anger at corporate money and its influence on the government at a time of soaring unemployment. and despite gains in global markets and a bounce back in the world russian stocks are continuing their losing streak more and that's in business and it's. just passing five pm in moscow this is our welcome to the program police have fired tear gas at protesters just outside the greek parliament building in athens the country has ground to a halt with workers working out of jobs in a twenty four hour public sector strike they're furious at the government's policy of cuts all flights in and out of greek airports grounded while hospitals are relying on emergency staff. reports. the contrast just one hour
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ago and i was speaking today and then we had thousands of people just outside the parliament building you can see now lots of these people have been cleared we were just on the streets of the front here i'll see if i can chase some of the marks left by the tear gas that was yes we really that was how quickly the situation escalated very very quickly indeed we saw pockets of the protesters clashing with the riot police he moved into the center as attack was clearly you can still see there are pockets of them around and about people of the moment i can a little bit unsure of what to do we've got here gas in the air that horrible sort of stinging gas that has filled the air from where they start days off and you can still see them lining the streets outside the parliament building and still the pockets of the protesters here just on the streets and they being pushed further back on syntagma after we saw those clashes right now they came today to protest against your stairs measures and we seen these protests get violent before and unfortunately that's exactly what happened here again today thousands and thousands
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of people clearing the streets very very quickly because as we said they have been here before they know exactly how quickly these things escalate we've already seen a couple of people who are needing medical attention we've got some of the ambulances just down the back of the parliament building as well we did see some people on the ground receiving medical attention so really very disappointing indeed very concerning for everyone involved here the main workers unions leading this strike i can see you can actually hear at the moment on the streets there are still pockets of people shouting sort of a lot of standoff with these riot police here you can feel the tensions in some of the the areas happening say a very concerning indeed and to what the nine workers unions would have wanted to see but unfortunately i was showing the level of discontent here in greece really the namesake his hair his skin on trying to find a realistic approach to dealing with this crisis and people his that is that they see these tax hikes they see their salaries cut they had killed losses in. these
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are the people who are being taxed and this is the money that pays to plug the deficit and what i'm listening telling me is really how on earth can the leaders can the government expect a plot that they can stick with money that simply isn't there and as you state you can see the level of discontent on the street breaking out in these violent clashes that we've seen again with the riot place it's really very sad indeed they come outside the parliament building you can feed very clearly feel so why didn't get here in the country between the government on the one hand and the people who simply cannot live with these measures really one of the major challenges is going to be how if you can't even begin the public support at this time because it's simply not being told by many people going to be able to reestablish growth and to repeat the economy without the conflicts because if greece pulls what everyone's been talking a little reality is that they're concerned about is this domino effect and you know as we said before this is where the economic crisis really played out this is going
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to end up with the people on the street with the years of simply incredible measures they said that they can live with and that's the risk of these violent clashes breaking out the level of discontent extremely high and really people looking for a solution very soon because it's a very very serious situation that they're in right now. with r t russia and china have vetoed a u.n. security council resolution on syria the european backdraft called on damascus to end its crackdown on protesters or face quote targeted measures but moscow and beijing say they are concerned it could pave the way to a libya style military intervention fortnight not reports from new york russian ambassador to the united nations vitaly churkin said the draft was too one sided he described the resolution as a confrontational approach taken by the european delegation and against the
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peaceful. settlement to the crisis now this draft resolution was proposed by france with the support of portugal the u.k. and germany but the one part of the text that many countries seem to disagree with was that that called for syria to comply with a resolution within thirty days and it if it had not complied then the council would quote consider its options including unspecified quote measures and many council members including china russia brazil south africa interpreted these vague terms as leaving the door open to sanctions now of course russia's one is one of many countries that has been opposed to international sanctions against syria ambassador churkin says moscow believes the violence should be stopped through internal reforms and political dialogue not external sanctions
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or military intervention such as the case of libya you bring you see what you would a draft resolution which was not so much today was raised in an entirely different philosophy the philosophy of confrontation we cannot agree with its one sided accusations against damascus we believe the threat of implementing sanctions against the syrian government is unacceptable this approach contradicts the principle of peaceful settlement. based on common serious national going to. brazil india south africa and lebannon abstained from voting on the resolution but it was the united states that voiced extreme disappointment that the security council did not alternately adopt the resolution moving forward russia and china said that they will be working on a resolution to gather that they say will be more balanced in the case of syria.
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you know that some council members wanted not only the syrian government condemn for the violence but also a condemnation against all the anti-government protesters that may have been inflaming the violence that has been breaking out over the course of six months but that is a measure that the europeans did not want included in this resolution. reporting vetoed by russia and china follows three months of heated debate in new york where the disagreement has split but security council with moscow is convinced it's action is justified to use it or integrate over explains. it's actually a rat case of russia using its veto at the u.n. security council russia has only used its power of veto seven times since nine hundred eighty four that is fewer than the u.k. and that's way less than the united states and the fact that has used this last resort shows that it's trying to prevent
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a similar scenario in yet another arab state to what happened in libya back in march that resolution on libya was passed russia abstained from the vote but the u.n. mandate was quickly picked up by nato which sided with and to gadhafi forces in libya helping them to topple the colonel and russia insists that in case of libya this u.n. mandate was misused and now it has vote not to lap that happen again actually russia is the only permanents number of the u.n. security council which is something that's to me trying to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the crisis in syria it has posed a representative so for president bashar al assad and members of the opposition trying to knock them into a dialogue and russian lawmakers also want to know about finding mission to syria which has included back to moscow's peason fags trying to implement the democratic reforms which are promised but it needs more time to bring guns into course the
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u.s. and its western allies have already imposed a set of sanctions aimed against regime of president assad and they have forced him to step down well russia stands at the point that any one sided approach could only make matters worse and it could be sending a biased signal all strong support for the opposition to keep fighting which could only fuel expansion invest country. and syria i'm joined by professor mark almond from bill clinton versus talking to us live from ankara thank you for joining us today the western powers have criticized russia and china for vetoing this you. resolution on syria why do you think moscow and beijing have joined forces to oppose. who i think been very upset by the use of the resolution will get here and they see that this is good news as there is a wage to enable western states.
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countries. this is if the doctors are serious about who is supposed to be able. to see full. albums of the people or humanitarian intervention. you might want to. thank you. many that are saying there are geo political implications when it comes to a resolution against syria some are suggesting it's got nothing to do with any wealth in syria it's more more about regime change it's a fortify israel's position in the area how do you read into that who just recently israel. although i have said before the assad regime would necessarily
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prove people support syria if it is israel. to do an absolutely serious. who cleave to physically should these serious. and syria acts if you are as a ground zero is. this really if you should solution in syria the depressed state and israel see it from going to shift. in the middle east because. one of the ironies of the constitution. is one of the states is required for us. to is iraq is restasis we're school she hears you. hung around the ironically saddam hussein. who simply decides. that we shouldn't. mess was to bill's a disappear and are really clear the people who are as toast of the bush of us as she was from the world or so the
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fundamentalists who see him as a critic. so there's a litigious. war who are treating shiites the us and so it's only her. who says cheers strategic a between her states this now is for competing with food groups not only of syria but also over iraq so there's a huge kristen's between trichords right now there are some that are drawing parallels there between the were in some way or another between iraq and syria what about the question of libya if indeed there was a regime change in syria could we see what's happening in libya right now to many months long conflict and it's to continue so i think we see the full simple idea that many people in your. view bring on the toughest. because those who is of health news who own the regime will graps the new voices their rejection
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of we see there are many possible there are actually thousands of people fighting for the good of. the he has support the nato bombing undoubtedly it seems to be the civil national transitional council be true so instead of a revolution against hate to tell you to we have to treat tribal groups trying groups and in syria it's a much more dangerous situation has nothing to do we have visions of those tribal. groups with big religious jewish and threats or for some the who are religious who is a huge danger grouping or who were saudi arabia is critical. all his insurance people seem to. screw all the little intrusion in syria that say just to say it's one or two which you see so he's conservative radio. if i if i may i do apologize for interrupting but if my memory very long time here just want
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to sideline question here now the u.k.'s heritage oil has agreed a deal to explore africa's largest petroleum reserves in libya now the same company that's been drafting oil in iraq how can we read into that do you think you were indeed a we if we look at some of the directors of this new seasons to form a general of the british royals for instance which is the middle east this elusive liquid all all tickets if you work democratization because unfortunately the british american screenwriting fredricka is a go to we thing to do if it's supported by the people's will that's all good all right i'm. thinking of earthing ankara many thanks indeed. war games are causing concern in other regions of the world as well still ahead for you here on our t.v. this hour but espionage under fire russia's air defense secrets are safe for another day after special forces capture an alleged spy digging up details on the
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anti air weapons systems. and a top military commander says the u.s. troops will endure an extended stay in afghanistan as their mission calls for a prolonged approach. now a quarter past the hour here in moscow in the united states the occupy wall street movement is growing support on a daily basis labor unions have now joined the chorus of disapproval all the way from los angeles to the district of columbia thousands upset with the state of the economy and the government's inability to turn things around are protesting for a week run monica linda reports they are determined to. why not it's paid in more pain where it's not very more perhaps and i think people are taking it. more than a thousand people in los angeles. chose to stand in solidarity with the occupy wall street movement. at city hall the very visible center of
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government in power and. demonstrators worry that the one percent who control most of the nation's wealth have gained a stranglehold over the u.s. government alexander hamilton you know referred to the people he was so afraid of as the great peace in the great peace as a way people of all walks of life had turned out for this mass demonstration here in los angeles now a lot of the protesters here say they've gotten their inspiration from the demonstrators in new york and in athens and others are inspired by the revolution of the now there's still much debate about whether this is part of that revenue scenario movement here in america but one thing that people can agree on is that some drastic changes need to be made as to how this country runs from the east coast to the west coast and a growing number of places in between a collective anger is unifying people. in the windy city
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a group has been demonstrating outside the federal reserve bank in chicago for more than a week in boston a tent city in the heart of the financial district means occupiers can voice their discontent with corporate greed twenty four seven. despite dozens of arrests demonstrators intent to show that democracy does not end at the ballot box families have also been marching in denver and san francisco demanding radical change from wahoo to olympia to omaha to orlando according to the occupy together website protests are being organized in more. in one hundred cities points that you place standing behind are worth a revelation i believe their time is that the thing that i did them worth is that you know it in their native language just by mainstream media down plain and even really killing the movement supporters have faith the message will be understood you saw what happened in london they tried to make that out about
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a bunch of people they were just you know you know that's humanity communities got something is wrong already bruised by soaring unemployment poverty and foreclosures the middle class are now being told to tighten their belts many americans finally find their voices but probably beginning bigger it looks like is spreading throughout the country and you know they had a arab spring and you know hopefully we have with us in los angeles but. r t. twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow russia federal security service has revealed it has been holding a suspected chinese spy and the man identified as a two international young faces charges of attempted espionage on trying to obtain information on russia's weapons. off. this is a chinese man who works here in russia as
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a translator for official chinese delegations and now he's accused of trying to bribe his way into getting access to secret technical documentation on the past three hundred air defense systems these federal security service says no past is the case over to almost school board actually it's reported that he was arrested just around a year ago but it's not only now that the case has been passed over to report the story got into the media out the moment there's been no official reaction either from the chinese authorities or from the foreign ministry here in moscow but it's interesting that russia used to explore for the past three hundred. they are different systems to china because he's actually sort of tried to produce them all and so on while their production with here in russia has been recently fully suspended with the more modern. four hundred and five hundred air defense systems taking place. right there reporting on the arrest of
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a suspected chinese spy here in russia you can always find more and all of our stories and i thought oh my here are some of the other ones on line for you right now russia introduces chemical castration for pedophiles as a counter being precinct number of sex crimes against underage victims result whole story to dot com. also one line apple is no longer a favorite flavor the new i phone four s. is unveiled and company shares suddenly dropped by more than four and a quarter percent i was inside thirty minutes. we're going to the business in a few minutes here on ars here but for now at ten years four hundred billion dollars and thousands of lost lives america's war in afghanistan seems to be no where near an end and the top u.s. commander has now admitted that american troops will stay there much longer than expected ninety thousand soldiers currently deployed in the country are set to start withdrawing by two thousand and fourteen general john allen said the exact
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number of troops to remain is yet to be discussed with the afghan authorities but their role will be a strictly advisory one however you're a van dijk who has written extensively about afghanistan says the u.s. has a wide ago and is not likely to leave anytime soon. there are many reasons why the united states and its allies particular united states will stay in afghanistan in the first of all is that the war is getting worse the more i eat d's according to the un that is to say mines have gone off in the last few minutes not only for more u.s. soldiers and marines are dying there are more casualties civilian and military than any time in the ten years since foreign forces. i have been in afghanistan and also the afghan national army and its police forces are not ready to take over you have a twenty four percent just certain rate in the afghan national army now the united states is letting contracts to american contractors to build up barracks in various
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air bases around the country and she and dad in the in the west perhaps to watch for air flights over iran in mazar sharif in the north to perhaps watch former soviet central asian republics in kandahar in the southeast perhaps watch pakistan the united states has not had any intention i do not believe to leave in the short term there are many who feel that they have to surround iran perhaps soft containment of china nato and its allies i don't think are ready to leave this very volatile region united states does not want pakistan to try and make afghanistan a satellite it's a very complicated very dangerous area and i do think that u.s. forces will be there for a very long time now as i promised for the business with. welcome to the program the russian markets are struggling to make any gains on wednesday that's the spite stronger crude prices and growth in europe russia has taken
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a big hit during the latest market turmoil as investors pull their cash out of risky locations but analysts say if a double dip recession is avoided emerging markets will outperform global in the sense emerging markets in general are much stronger fiscally they have much stronger growth that is expected in europe in the u.s. and corporations in emerging markets such as russia and elsewhere are also much stronger so you know i think that's one thing for now investors are simply wrapped up on the concern that we could get a catastrophe if we can avoid if you ask if we now looks more likely then i think once we settle down we will see more money coming back to emerging markets faster than the developed markets. leighton's markets with many investors scratching their heads over where to put their money justin and steve are marilyn suggests infrastructure projects still offer the prospect of something that. when you look
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at a lot of infrastructure projects attraction ultimately maybe emerging markets but ultimately they are the gateway to global trade whether it's passenger traffic or freight traffic time i think a lot of investors see that as a as an opportunity on the shoulders of these projects so when we have problems as paul companies they tend to be great ways to play global trade and therefore that's to say i'm investing in domestic infrastructure but most of us are going to globalization and the opening of that market to new investors new companies overseas so it's an interesting way to play an emerging market but also to do risk your own best are going to complete it providing infrastructure to support both in force and actual trade. the russian currency has lost more than thirteen percent against the dollar since the beginning of september however the economic ministry says there are fundamental reasons why it's likely to strengthen towards the end of the year forecasts will recover to thirteen rubles to the greenback one factor undermining the currency is the high rate of capital outflows lending at fifty billion dollars for the first nine months of the sun already exceeds official
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predictions for the whole year brings us nicely to the markets or oil is the in the black for the first day and for after a pause the u.s. gasoline stockpiles dropped five million barrels last week futures rose almost before percent of the pulling eight percent in the past three days brant blend is up one hundred dollars light sweet is a seventy seven dollars forty four cents per barrel this hour in europe markets the stock markets also bouncing higher as the verses are waiting on the labor market services sector banking stocks are some of the main advances holding a rally on wall street and those u.s. futures are turning cause about the most among major leaders shares in the breech of bank of five point eight percent in frankfurt the party was up six point six in paris. where moscow's stock markets down over south lets the negative of the seeing both for gains and harsh losses during the day so go to some of the individual
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share movers on the my sex energy majors our mix this hour gazprom still down one point three percent bull call our local six percent thank you sources there one precious burbank down one percent despite global bounce back and thanks. russian equities continue to share their value with negative sentiment reigning this week you're going to get in as a bit of a capital believes investors should hold out for a further correction before buying. unfortunately what we have seen is that investor for us was completely on the european debt problem we didn't see any support for the market from. positive smacker beta except for short term support and as far as russian are concerned it's definitely something to charge for moles and the really push of the market we do not feel that since a great deal to twenty of them are going to until we see a market bottom in art so there's ballad to wait for some consolidation probably to
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miss some portion of profits and on the way back down to buy now and get some other terrible fifteen percent loss however again we all have to look at the european authorities said the solution of this problem because this is the major driver for you for global markets like the next on r.t. to stay with us. and we'll. bring you the latest in science and technology
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from around russia. we've gone to the future covered. in two thousand and ten especially economic zone for industrial production was established in russia somalia region with a total area of six hundred sixty picked as. its investors are granted exclusive tax and customs benefits which includes a five year exemption from prophesied lands and transport taxes as well as an income tax reduction of fifteen point five percent. the special economic zone operates as a free customs own which enables manufacturers to market their products in russia free of enfolds and sees some our region as he said his.


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