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in the program in our breaking news this hour ukraine's ex prime minister is guilty of abusing her authority while signing gas deals with russia a judge in kenya found her cause a country to lose nearly two hundred million dollars in agreeing an edgy contract or dislikes here she asks follow us for us in kiev and he's outside a court now so alexy what sentence is she likely to face. well for now we understand that the court has found her guilty of committing economic crimes in particular as the prosecution believes signing a lot of deals with the school back in two thousand and nine the question is whether she will get a prison sentence when to stand up the verdict is now being read out and there could be some circumstances which could see units of a shank will be freed from the courtroom with a suspended five year sentence right now understand that the prosecution demands a seven year prison sentence for units of a sample of the question is whether the judge will agree with the prosecution. gets much i'd like to remind all of us that she's being accused of several economic
crimes which cost almost two hundred million u.s. dollars to the budget and the case of the trial has been going on since july for three months and put three months the streets of kiev the central street into joining streets have been filled with the protests this so is the scene today but clearly the present to the representation of the protesters both for you to assemble and against her has been the largest during the day we are uncertain whether the verdict will be delivered today but of course we are monitoring the situation and we'll try to update you what's with the latest details on the verdict if we hear the verdict today. by say we're also hearing that we're getting reports that hundreds of tymoshenko supporters have gathered outside the court so tell us what's happening there right now what's the atmosphere there like. well just an hour ago it seemed that tension was reaching a critical level one of the supporters of units in a second choice or. a march through the central street of and the police step into
the street to disperse this unsanctioned march it seemed that the tension would escalate into major violence something which had been predicted by several parliamentary deputies that this day a little bit eleven tuesday the day when the rio verdict would be read out would see some major bloodshed in the streets of kiev so far it's been rather calm here but certainly the violence going to rob any minutes this whole tension here with thousands of thousands of protesters as i've said this is the largest number of protesters i've seen in the last three months here this tension has been somehow eased by the famous famine movement which organized another topless protest here in ukraine protesting in fact against both president yanukovych and the units of a side with the former prime minister putting themselves on top of a central store roof and staging a rather colorful. protest we are following the situation here we're going live every hour from the central kiev and you can also follow us on twitter you are on
the story r.t. and r.t. at the stroke call to find the latest details will be tweeting them every ten fifteen minutes with all the latest information absolutely thanks for much indeed and we're of course keeping our fingers on the pulse of the situation in kiev thanks for bringing us the latest. now to shank a sudden arrest caused global concern and quoting that of the e.u. ukraine's president is expected to hold talks in brussels next week over an association agreement which is a first step to joining the e.u. but john laughlin from the paris based is huge for democracy and cooperation is skeptical about whether that will ever happen. i trace the history of three hundred years of. trials of former heads of state and heads and former heads of government and generally speaking i have to say that i am a skeptic about these trials. no supporter of yulia timoshenko but i think that it
is very dangerous to use the criminal law to adjudicate acts of state and this is what has happened in this case the european union has already made it clear that if you use this trial very differently it takes a very dim view of this trial doesn't like to see opposition politicians put in prison and i think there is every chance that the european union may take some strong measures such as freezing the talks with ukraine on the other hand. frankly there is no chance at all of ukraine joining the european union the idea that ukraine at least a need for in the next ten or fifteen years so these negotiations i'm afraid are really just for form's sake they don't have any real bearing on reality so i have three this hour here in our team bureau zone hangs by a thread of votes on a crucial deal which could decide the fate of debt strapped european nations and
plans to bail them out. shuffling the world arcade political stage russia's vladimir putin and his chinese counterpart are looking to lay the first bricks and beijing today from aerospace to now development and an edgy there is much on the table for more on the much hyped meeting and what's at stake let's take a listen to our tease marina costs around. this is prime minister vladimir putin's first visit since announcing his cabinet see in the upcoming presidential elections and this i'm a signal a change in focus for russia for many years the west has been dominated the political stage for russia china's economic progress may have to be sent many analysts are saying that the strategic partnership between the two biggest and fastest growing economies could shift the power balance in the world now both nations have supported each other throughout the years on issues related to
sovereignty security and development they also have similar political views and we've seen this just recently when both of them a veto the european draft the u.n. security resolution which was condemning syria and was suggesting that it could face sanctions if it continue this crackdown on protesters that both the countries are also members of the brics alliance along with india brazil and south africa and that can sing of economic uncertainty in europe and the u.s. have seriously undermined the dominance all of europe and the u.s. all of the world political stage and it has cleared the way for emerging powers such as russia and china this year china has climbed the back up and passing germany and it's now russia's number one trade partner and i actually. said that he expects such number this year could reach seven be a billion dollars and by twenty twenty that when that number to grow to two hundred
billion also the russian prime minister today is expect that's a sign a sweeping cooperation on technical modernization and what this means is that china will benefit from russia's leadership in nuclear energy space and aviation now russia on the other hand will take advantage of chinese superiority high speed rail transport power generation of quick wind and alternative energy production and officials from both countries. i have actually said that this is the best the relationship has been in years and today will of course be an other opportunity to strengthen that brain acosta reporting there from beijing and france has learned from investment company lindsey holdings believe the sign a russian relationship is now strong enough to counterbalance america's influence. the u.s. and europe joined together is really dominating global politics and i think a china and russia can join to get to. wait.
around the world of course europe and you would not be happy with i don't think the brits will be a political power we will most probably be a economic power because india is china so there is no way i can cooperate with china. it is sent to asia china and russia came this for a teacher interest in political interest and would not lead. to a staging post. so this is very important for both countries. he was you know if you live from moscow and if you want to catch up with our news stories you can go to argue dot com for more but here is a look at what's there for you now the inventor of the iconic a k forty seven wins a case in which sport after the name of his famous kalashnikov rival comes under
attack from a drinks company. siberian search for the secret of success squash an expedition hands out into the wilds of russia to find out if big food really does exist. there have been reports of police beating war veterans during a peaceful protest in the u.s. city of boston the demonstration was part of the occupy wall street movement which is aimed at big business and banks approach house which started in new york are now countrywide of has been closely watching events. but we know about the situation in boston thus far is about a fifty to one hundred protesters have been arrested we heard reports of about a thousand people camped out there especially been such
a massive support for when this movement in boston that there were two separate camps areas where of protesters were demonstrating one of them got raided by the police as evening we heard reports about of police officers actually breaking down the tents confiscating prop property and the most i guess egregious act that we had witnessed was an actual physical confrontation between some of former veterans of the vietnam war at least one of the gentleman that we heard about was seventy four years old there is a video of him getting actually violently beaten down by the police. very very unusual situation is something that was actually very closely watched here in downtown new york city where of course the original so called occupy wall street protests began that of course our team has been covering since september seventeenth now they were live streaming some of the the action here a lot of the protesters very outraged at the actions that were happening as several
have actually left new york to travel to boston to show solidarity with some of the the protesters out there we do know that these protests are spreading we do know that the police are far more aware of the fact that there is a sting towns across the country there are more and more cities seem to have their own who now so-called occupy wall street moments that have sprung up including in los angeles of course where artesian own the lindo has been posted and he had actually captured some of the action on the other coasts and brings us the following report. was. bad protesters took over a bank of america through. in los angeles and we're willing to get arrested in order to send a clear message to wall street he was to say that if they didn't know he'd stolen
all the money from the land and we want it for the thousand people have taken to the streets of los angeles now this movement a group of people from occupy los angeles in solidarity with high wall street and we have here people who have just been foreclosed on plenty of police here in force in order to keep this crowd in check the anti-corporate mobilizations which started in new york are spreading and now some of them most of fact and by the nation's economic crisis are joining in rose goodell received an eviction notice after falling behind on her mortgage payments i was working and i was told that i was not for nothing. that i also know in my pay she believes that this type of political action will bring results they've been really governing a lot of but i'm sorry my kids thank you and there has to be a stand and i think this is the stand that you're seeing at this point from struggling homeowners to be unemployed people of all walks of life are becoming
emboldened by the recent street demonstrations we had to go. to my job to do they could not make. the bass be a javier side of me and used to work at an auto parts plant he's part of the four point five million people who have been unemployed for more than a year now this father of two is struggling to hold on to his home diverse groups have made up the mobilization in cities across america in recent weeks as more people become inspired to vent their frustration with our financial and political institutions. is that oh ok. there's still uncertainty about whether these protests. this will cause direct change or whether other self interested will try to capitalize on the popularity but it appears that the financial state of the nation has helped motivate americans
to take democracy to the streets. not brothers and sisters in the struggle you know that demo. in los angeles ramon the lindo archie. well arty's kaiser report is getting to the roots of the ravaging financial crisis and here's a preview of what's coming up in two hours time. those are of accounts from old ladies sitting on fortunes and every single month they get their statement and they get out their magnifying glass and they try to figure out of the bank stole money from them this month but they're very good at doing it so they can pick it up and other pension accounts or their teachers or their firemen remember all these public workers accounts they're being vilified because they want a living wage meanwhile their pensions are being destroyed by bank of new york and other banks so they're getting really gangbang from both directions.
they are his own his own eyes only close to accepting a new bailout plan for dad strapped nations but the file stamp to be at tough one tiny slovakia is the stumbling block the last country to ratify the agreement and push the deal through r.t. sarah firth has been following the story. greece might are being smug bang at the center of attention recently because the euro is in crisis rumbles on and other member states are being asked to vote on the european stability fund we take a look at how these other countries ok paying with the pressure all eyes are on slovak here today to see if politicians will vote positively on the european stability fund to aid ailing countries like greece as the last member state to vote slovakia's decision is crucial but take a look at this t.v. ad for a populist slave beer it announces to want to borrow from everyone that is greek not wanting to lend to grace that is slovak
a tongue in cheek has captured the mood of the people here perfectly. here is not a rich country we need money for our healthcare system homeless for our elderly. as the second poorest country in the year is a new reason why they should help the richer nations who they view as having spent more than they could afford and political dissent is met there is uncertainty about whether the leading coalition party will be able to get the votes they need for the bailout funds to go ahead the approval of all seventeen countries that use the single currency is needed. to look like a member of. the second bailout or not. i see there's a strong pressure from from other european countries and. probably too weak to resist if it does approve the plan slovakia but be expected to contribute about
seven point seven billion year a to the pot which would taste about four hundred forty billion euro but with year easing countries like spain and italy making increasingly unstable many critics are saying that even this will not be enough to deaden every so often. it's the final solution to the problem and they say it will take these marches but this will be the end of it and it's likely the end of the tunnel will come out and what we see is an endless. austerity leading to more depression. leading to more measures leading to more depression and people realize now that you've got to break out that despite facing an outpouring of public discontent germany managed to post the measures at the end of last month but in slovakia many have remained strictly pays to boosting the fund to taxpayers paying a penny. the. situation is not sustainable in greece.
amounts to be pledged are so huge that it really doesn't make sense and they see that it doesn't make sense to them and i think this like politicians we all see that there are also other alternatives but look at the czech republic they don't have euro they are doing quite well they don't need this common currency and at the same time that they don't have to pledge money and loans to other countries the decision of the small member state today could have a big impact on the plans for the bailout fund because the debt crisis continues to be felt in the richest member states to the poorest is no global concern about just where this is going to and. athens. so to go look at some other stories from around the world in libya transitional government forces say they have cornered procrit after troops in several small areas of the colonel's hometown of syria but heavy fighting continues as loyalist put up fierce resistance so far and as he forces have captured the city's university conference center and
main hospital where patients and doctors have been caught up in the conflict meanwhile the new rulers have recognized serious national council as the country's new government in opposition to president assad. former bosnian serb army chief has been hospitalized with a long infection the sixty nine year old is currently on trial in the hague tribunal facing genocide war crimes and crimes against humanity charges lot of he's accused of being responsible for the siege of sarajevo and this for bernie to massacre in one hundred ninety five during the bosnian war last week the former general complains to the u.n. court about his health and asked to be examined for kidney stones. the worst flooding in decades has killed nearly two hundred seventy people in thailand the country's prime minister has called a national crisis heavy downpours and overflowing rivers destroyed more than seven hundred thousand homes and swarmed ancient buddhist temples the government is
installing four hundred water pumps along rivers in the capital and also digging canals on the city's outskirts. it's a man's world according to the song but maybe not for much longer scientists say males are on the road to extinction as their genes slowly fade away and with the whole world having for a fully fledged sperm crisis russia could be effect the worse than most are these there are pushkov explains. this is this spam horror two heads three tails or an inability to swim are becoming almost the norm for modern man's sperm. what used to be perceived as infertility is now very different twenty years ago two hundred million bibles bamber militar was considered normal today fifteen million is enough but proper sperm studies are not easy and haven't ever been conducted in russia until now but is
a girl enough was among the first only to find more than half of his fellow countrymen spam didn't meet world health organization standards that our study revealed not only quantity but the quality changes among russian men as the sperm literally swim in a toxic soup a whole range of poisonous substances including lead can me and and even mercury was found in their semen and that's not all. it's been noted recently that any kind of stress such as war terrorist attacks a polluted environment least a few boys being born and more girls proving that the male chromosome is more vulnerable to outside influences and fewer men now means even fewer down the generations just look at the sea of ribbons at the start of a new school year and it's clear girls in russia outnumber the boys. this may gaggles have five girls that's only in the report with the elders earlier we simply wanted a baby never mind a boy or girl when i got pregnant with the twins psychics who are there were boys
and even advised the names as a german field that now they and i lisa and this one older has been a guarantee to my feet and only maria was maria from the stout i was happy to have another go i would know what to do with a boy now a big happy family but when these girls are ready to start their own families will discover russian men are gang out faster than in any other country the total extinction of men may still be far off but the level. off the stuff round that you can find in places like this may soon become a rarity with growing mortality rates and life expectancy of russia dropping they stop guys are dying. this religion with the end usual name of girls has seen better times when men from the village of boys across the river kept them company now only the girls are left. they say hire someone to do the stuff but who's there to hire. men in russia lived to sixty years on average women seventy
two that twelve year difference makes the russian life expectancy the worst in the world and while scientists around the globe wreck their brains to save the human male russia's been doing little to preserve its men there are no national programs aimed at men's health the chance of a russian man dying prematurely is twenty times higher than a man in europe such as the consequences of the social and economic stresses of the one nine hundred ninety s. in russia as well as smoking and drinking and now that local scientists have raised the alarm there might still be a chance that russian men will be around long enough to once again take the lead. r.t. moscow. well of raises up to date and they're meeting every august here where the latest business update.
and if you're in a warm welcome to business r t russia and china are creating a joint investment fund worth up to four billion dollars deal will be sealed during prime minister putin's visit to beijing the start up will be jointly run by the russian direct investment fund and the china investment corporation each has already allocated one billion dollars to the project at least seventy percent of the funds money is expected to be invested in russia or the former cia as countries china is canceling a u. one ruble trading fees as it becomes russia's top trading partner. russia looks likely to post a budget surplus this year high crude prices are balancing state spending which has risen in an election year the relatively healthy outlook is likely to continue in twenty twelve unless the oil price clashes as the us love is somebody from deutsche bank explain it. even with a significant increase in fiscal spending head of the elections at the end of this
year there is a very high chance that russia will have a moderate but still a fiscal surplus by the end of this year in terms of the year two thousand and twelve the possibility to attain a surplus is also there obviously oil prices will have a lot to do with that but my sense is that given that we're going to be and the post electoral fiscal landscape after the elections it's going to be easier to control fiscal spending and that i think bodes well for the team and relatively good fiscal outcomes possible even in the positive zone with regard to the fiscal balance next year. so this move to the markets now starting with the oil prices they are heading down after monday's rally light sweet as correcting our one dollar eleven cents brant is a below one hundred eight dollars per barrel this. european stock markets also
forming in the early trading on choose there isn't versus waiting a decision on expanding the european rescue fund by slovakia the last two years own country to vote on the plan. because the picture in a rush the markets are also correcting after several consecutive sessions of growth and if we look at the individual who are traders it will mages are among the main retreats is this with rosneft fall in three and a half percent financials are also know as burbank is one of the half percent lower that's after a reported net profit in the first nine months more than doubled to eight billion dollars that was mine of metro raised early gains and is now trading one point six percent in the red it's net profit has quadrupled in the first half of this year reaching half a billion. and the russian bosses will be allowed to continue working during the two week new year holidays from now on this edition is aimed at avoiding
welcome back here with r.t. here's a look at the top stories ukraine's next prime minister is guilty of abusing her at the ready while signing gas deals with russia that found you if you go pasta country to lose nearly two hundred million dollars in a green the energy contracts and misty having police presence crowds gathered outside the court building awaiting the announcement of her sentence. in boston and a wall street protests turned violent as police reportedly beat war veterans during a peaceful demonstration this comes as people across the u.s. joined a movement against bankers big business and government. the fusion of a new global voice as asia's two biggest giants russia and china build a union to challenge the political domination of the western.