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ports that i promised open drawer was about to resign but now that's all being denied none of which will help the world's political heavyweights come up with ideas to stop greece collapsing in debt and taking the eurozone with it and you should know now joins us live from come with details on this and he said good to see you we are getting conflicting reports about whether the greek prime minister is about to resign you all there at the g. twenty what can you tell us. it's the same here very much conflicting reports on whether or not the greek prime minister will in fact resign some people saying because of the pressure at that meeting that took place on the eve of this summit between angela merkel nicolas sarkozy the i.m.f. and the european central bank telling him his decision to hold a referendum on whether or not to make const to receive another bailout would it was a unilateral they pretty much reprimanded him he then defended the right of his country to decide the fate of their economic situation whether or not they would default stay in the euro zone and now this morning the finance minister of the country
already hints that maybe things weren't weren't as clear within his government as it seemed when you came and presented the situation to. the. leaders in the g. twenty leaders saying that the referendum sent in fact have a direct effect on the euro and the greek decision so a lot of different kinds of information coming out not just gives you more proof as to how unstable the situation is in terms of the euro crisis and the currency it's been a real mess and greece this week a lot of different reports the prime minister sacking most of his high ranking military staffs rumors of a coup none of that of course has been confirmed so a lot of people here biting their fingers waiting to see what happens will the greek prime minister resign or not and then what of course does that mean for the country's stability and the euro i mean so let's let's try to focus now on the summit itself or have there been any realistic solutions are put forward for the european debt crisis or is this just another example another summit political
heavyweights get together enjoy the champagne and really get nothing done. well first of has been said that originally the agenda was supposed to be very wide at this year's summit basically it was hijacked by this sudden development i think it's fair to say in the euro crisis with that said a lot of the emerging economies this morning there was a brics meeting there president medvedev said that the leaders of those emerging economies agreed that they would come up with their own common strategy towards the euro crisis obviously it doesn't affect them directly as directly as the g seven per se or most of those european countries but president medvedev saying that russia will support a bailout only if it goes through the i am out but also for years saying that for those concrete solutions to come out of these summits those brics countries the emerging economies have to have more of a say and that's exactly why the g twenty was created critics saying that those changes haven't how been the emerging economies haven't their voices haven't been
heard as much and they're very much for flex the atmosphere of the protests just twenty five miles from here thousands of people in nice approach has seen you have the occupy movement in the states people out on the streets a lot of people saying that these protests are just going to get worse in months we see concrete results from these kinds of summits and to you all right. and you said that with the life of the g. twenty and many things going i mean time eurozone leaders have their eyes on the last fortune so fast developing economies like china i wonder if they could all of a financial crunch so far though beijing is refusing to invest in the european financial stability fund until uncertainty surrounding greece is removed and there are some who are concerned that chinese help could come rather a high price for europe. it looks like china will likely be asking for some major concessions one route for china's funding of the bailout fund would go through the i am master and i am i find now that i am at historically has been dominated by the
united states and european powers and developing countries have long argued for greater voting power and more of a voice in the i.m.f. so it's possible that china would demand greater voting powers within the i.m.f. for having its money go through the i'm after the euro zone so that's one thing and that of course would diminish the influence of western powers and i am not find another thing that china may ask for is greater opportunities for foreign direct investment into europe and i that means sensually buying companies technology companies and so on and europe and the us so china will i think if china decides to help out the help of the euro zone in a crisis china will use every bit of its leverage that it can. just a little bit later here on our financial guru bucks cars are co-host let's look at the current financial problems through the prism of the past is a preview of what's to come next. and yoko ono were
actually watching the kaiser report during their famous bed in in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine and you see you know this is a unique perspective not very many people look at this shot from that time but as you can see they were also saying all we are saying is let the banks fail and kaiser karma at the time nobody thought to look at the full three sixty of that stuff to look at some of the posters on the wall like make love not now suddenly in the air two thousand and eleven john and yoko were close they so john was a visionary you saw the future you knew it was coming. seven minutes past the hour here in moscow new reports now coming out of california saying that the police there are withdrawing after a series of running battles with occupy movement protesters. clad cops once again
deploying to flash bangs and rob i mean ition all in effort to move entrenched demonstrators the city's poor the largest in america remains shut down correspondent you see cutting off. as you can hear behind me a crowd of about. two hundred three hundred police officers and full riot gear standing before me about ten feet away from me a rather intimidating sight the police officers are lined up shoulder to shoulder. just moments ago they issued an order for all of the protesters. they had also said that anyone that remains in the area regardless of their business here. and they said that they do have permission to use the. agents.
earlier. basically what happened three minutes ago the police. taking over about. literally. the officers. hearing chants. of things that. are going to be. standing. out. and in just a short while earlier up to ten thousand demonstrators turned up for oakland's general strike turning up to voice their displeasure of what they see as unjust practices in the u.s. economy lucy was also there for that as the events unfolded and she sent us this
report. we're here at the port of oakland where the occupy wall street protesters have successfully shut down the port for the crowd you see behind me is gathered here because one of the workers tried to speed through the crowd almost running over several protesters trying to get through the human mind the human barricade the protesters surrounded the car venting him from going he's now backing out but a lot of folks here furious thousands of people have gathered here now again at the port of oakland has the fact that we've been shut down several thousand people marched from downtown oakland onto this area they shut down all of the gates effectively sending a warning shot they say to the so-called one percent of the corporate owners of the ports trying to hurt the the top of the to where it hurts the most in the pocket in the economic sense whether or not this these kinds of chapters are going to be repeated at other occupy wall street movements remains to be seen i think that at the very least it's going to be a new tool in the arsenal of the occupy wall street movement sort of the power that
folks have to organize on short notice and to take out these kinds of actions that you know can't really be ignored regardless of whether you stand for or against this issue in a sack that's like me is that affect the pocketbooks of the large corporations that do get noticed i think that protesters will sort of learn a lesson from that or perhaps for that in other areas reporting from downtown oakland at the port of oakland for our t.v. . you can also check twitter feed for the latest updates from the city you can read her description some of the most dramatic events during the protest. there she tells also how the crew was blocked from leaving the pulled off to filming a car plowing into protesters ole and big with a public vote on whether to allow them to process that and much much more on a twitter feed which we will also be retreating. under school.
and coming up in just a few minutes to find out why. social networking sites like twitter and facebook are in danger of becoming a surveillance tool for the british government that's coming your way shortly. you with russian businessman victor boot faces a life sentence after a new york jury found him guilty of agreeing to terrorists and conspiring to kill americans he was arrested in thailand in two thousand and eight after a sting operation and was eventually extradited to the u.s. now despite strong opposition from moscow our correspondent marina portnoy has been closely following the story just one day after deliberations began a jury of twelve handed down that verdict and the verdict is that they found a russian businessman businessman victor boot guilty on all the charges that were leverage against him by the united states and those charges include conspiring to kill americans and firing to kill u.s. officials trafficking rockets and also he was charged with supplying arms to the
revolutionary armed forces of colombia an organization the united states deems as terrorists now this this trial of victor boot went on for about three weeks but his presence here in the united states has garnered a lot of attention as we've been reporting the u.s. fought very hard to get victor victor boot extradited from thailand to the u.s. over a year ago but that fight was was taking place since mr blewitt was arrested during a sting operation in thailand in march two thousand and eight. has pled not guilty on all the charges and he still maintains his innocence his attorney albert diane did speak to the press following today's events that took place in court so this is not the end that he still has a chance that we have a chance to will again we can appeal to this judge. that the verdict was rendered
against the weight of the evidence and that we could also produce. to the united states court of appeals but we are disappointed at this verdict now that he's been found guilty on these charges he faces a sentence of anywhere between twenty five years and life in prison. reporting right there but russia says it wants to bring victor boot back home and insists that his extradition to the u.s. was illegal he was flown out of thailand in a military style operation that moscow believes was outside the jurisdiction of u.s. authorities. as more. strongly criticizes the u.s. courts decision saying that it's a big question into how lawful was it that the u.s. managed to get. in the first place since it was twice that a thai court could not find enough evidence to extradite him then all of a sudden it changed its mind just a few hours after that who was on the plane headed to the u.s. back in two thousand and ten and the foreign ministry here in moscow says that this
was a result of political pressure applied on thailand by washington it also claims that the negative image has been created around this case on purpose by u.s. media and all this makes the russia question the objectivity at the moment the foreign ministry says that its main goal is to get to the to the boot back to russia. reporting right meantime the investigative journalist and author daniel estulin thinks that but it was used as a puppet in a political tug of war between washington and moscow. they were to rule as a part of the international global game where russia basically was the n.b.a. team russia was the only nation in the world to actually stand up to enable to the united states are russian to the plans of the powerful we need to actually have there be one world government or new world order one of our company would call it whatever you want them is just an example of what would be has actually been done against russia's interests across the world the ideas of the award business mirror
will actually get access to weapons being and of course there will be in the american government it's called the future will be after of course it was never going to be opposite but the idea is that a huge b r us are going to get us going any weapons unless up are all nations case obviously the insinuation of russia would actually help them and stock lie with the weapons we basically puts russia in the same camp with iran north korea are were is a way that sarah. i'm for sure who's up for his international game of this game has come to an end. and we far more on another celebrated international legal wrangle that of wiki leaks founder julian assange on our website r.t. dot com or you can find many many details there as well find out how his mother has been driven to just spare by the latest news from the u.k. courts that he is to be extradited to sweden she says unless his homeland of australia steps and extradition to the u.s. is inevitable. and halloween surprise protesters in ukraine supporting convicted
acts prime minister yulia timoshenko they all take a long pumpkins as they try to storm the countries. of the can be aware of the bad certainly hungry bears or they find themselves on the russian roads as they forage for food asking the nearby commuters for food and full story are teton. sixteen minutes past the hour here in moscow with the arab league has announced it's reached a deal with syria on easing the country's long running political crisis and the agreement damascus to immediately withdraw security forces from the streets release jailed demonstrators and start dialogue with the opposition syria also agreed to
allow rights groups and arab league watchdogs into the country but the u.s. still says it wants to see president assad resign independent journalist james corbett says the western focus on syria to actually part of a much bigger gap. given the fact that assad. at any rate seems to have signed on to the to the deal quite quickly the fact that it's already being reneged on by the western powers seems to indicate that the empty promises are all on the side of the the nato forces again with the very same forces that were interested in getting into libya so one would have to assume that if there are any empty promises here it's coming from the the western side and it seems to be just an attempt to really beat is assad into something where she'll have to see you know which case the obvious answer from the needle in intervention aside would be to you to proceed with the u.n. security council resolution route which would then justify further intervention
probably of the military sort with syria what we're looking at is the strategic a strategic area which is a perfect place for launching a further result into iran and i think if if the endgame of this is the rand and syria's the stepping stone towards that you with r.t. the business bulletin is about five minutes away but for now the british government has blamed social networking sites for spreading unrest jury in the august riots across england in an attempt to prevent similar trouble in the future one part of london is now proposing to monitor online activity at youth centers but as artie's laura smith reports as a risky game that may breach the vital bond of trust. between young people work. the reality of life in east london young teens take part in a workshop on gang violence with the government laying the blame for all ghosts riots firmly at the door of gangs one london council is talking about making youth workers spy on their members and monitor their social network activities and i
think suspicious would be passed to a special anti gang unit but the m.p. for hackney where some of the worst on rest place says it's not the technology to blame when you had drugs in this country in the twelfth when there was no internet . text message so it is not. the real causes of riots rather than blaming the messenger and there's the real possibility it will backfire for some young people being used is a safe haven in an uncertain world and message monitoring could undermine the agent relationship between. vulnerable teen making them less likely to turn to them in a crisis and more susceptible to guide. and ultimately crime and violence during the riots social networks like twitter and blackberry messenger were used by rioters to pinpoint the next location for destruction the government went to spar
is proposing shutting down the services while two men were jailed for four years each for inciting rioting on facebook but teens say spying risks isolating the very people they're trying to help. these type of things that are undoubtedly social issues and solving them requires walking a fine line between coming down hard on troublemakers and preserving civil liberties for everyone but it's clear that this measure which would cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to enforce could. cost the trust and goodwill of the same reasons you the author of concerned about north may party london twenty past the hour here in moscow time for the international world update for you here in our city and over twelve hundred passengers of a ferry the caught fire in the red sea have all now been rescued however one person has been confirmed dead twelve others severely injured the blaze started shortly
after the ship left the jordanian port of aqaba on its way to egypt passengers were evacuated on life rafts and other ships that went to the disaster site after the first s.o.s. was sent most of those on board were said to be egyptian workers returning home for the muslim holiday of ied about starting on sunday. chinese spacecraft have successfully docked in orbit brings the country one step closer to launching its own space station plan for twenty twenty. eight was launched on tuesday reached orbit right on shuttle china started its own program for a space hub after it was rejected in its attempts to join the international space station. ok oh you are without a live from moscow let's now join kareena for the business. and welcome to our business update the south thanks for joining me president dmitry
medvedev says russia's accession to the world trade organization will help liberalized trade and investments globally the president made a statement at the g. twenty meeting in cannes just hours after russia finally cleared the way to joining the trade club by setting all remaining issues with georgia now of course live to r.t.c. a good idea for the latest hello again to go so after eighteen years of trying to join the world trade organization is this really it. it looks like this is following the end for russia for many years that russia has been the biggest economy that's outside of the w t o and so eighteen years of these negotiations on occasions russia has been close occasionally and has struggled to negotiate with certain big partners such as the usa on other occasions it's been new members with him which had troubles me ceding to dale and also many have questioned over these eighteen years russia's own desire to always join the w t o on occasions that russia has wanted to protect its own industries and has been dubious about all of
the benefits of course over the last she has georgia has been the biggest obstacle and the obstacle is of course not just economic but political as well in nature and is focusing on the two de facto independent breakaway republics at south setia and a pause here because georgia refuses to recognize these places as independent it said it wanted to supervise the border between these countries and russia had said it wanted to access to this border and this is something that neither russia nor these countries over by had to give the deal was negotiated by swiss me date is over the past two months i've had to deal with both georgia and russia have accepted so this is really the key step to letting this happen in terms of what will happen next some have predicted in fact the world bank has said that in the long term russia's economy looks to benefit by as much as ten percent x. to grow as a result of this but of course it's very difficult to put an exact number on the effects of the w t o we will have to wait for
a few years until we actually see them but the many experts already welcome the fact that this is likely to make russia's industries much more competitive and desiring to actually want to compete with the world markets after russia's going to be some are still worried that in fact say the car making history in russia why dial together at least not be able to compete with the international produces most experts are saying that on the whole this is a good thing now in terms of the practicalities there's going to be another round of negotiations in about ten days and then if ever. the thing is ok by mid december russia will be a w t o member of this does happen to repot hops considered one of the greatest achievements of president read of presidency ok igor thanks very much i was going to run if reporting about russia's future access and the speed accession to w t here now to other stories it could be game over for greece in the euro if the people decide not to back the bailout package in the referendum expected early december and a warning from france's president sarkozy at the g.
twenty summit will do little to reassure the markets which are pinning hopes on a global effort to combat the e.u. debt. the european package that was amounts to provided some security markets i think most people recognize that what you need to see will follow up on its own is not going to stop the crisis is a good start but there's a lot of details that need to be filled in and in particular i think the markets would really like to see as if this is part of some sort of coordinated global. what is now a global crisis it's mostly based in europe right now you see the implications on global so if the g twenty is able to come up with some statements that make it look like the world is supporting europe and i think that would be would be very positive. and let's have a look at the markets now oil prices are mixed lice wheat is trading at over ninety two dollars a barrel while brand is at one hundred and nine dollars per barrel markets in the u.s. are flat to positive after
a strong start at the opening and european stocks are losing some of their early gains but i still trading in the black the european central bank has unexpectedly cut the benchmark interest rate to one and a quarter percent going the risks of greek euro exit and cable and wireless communications was the top gain their shares up eleven percent in london after its results were well received here in moscow markets are mixed in evening trading the last day of the way come friday the russian forces will be closed for public holiday now let's take a look at some of the individual channels on the line sets this hour. back from earlier losses the company has resumed operations in libya together with italian any noise clinical is also gaining the company has managed to acquire around one hundred twenty million shares from the market in its buyback it's about sixty three percent of its charter capital but air flight is losing over two and a half percent the company has reported an eleven percent decline in net profit for
the third quarter year according to russia's accounting standards. minority shareholders and tank a v.p.n. . fall a lawsuit against their company for failing to support their earliest suit against the british part of the venture the shareholders say the board's decision was affected by b.p.'s representatives who should have been banned from voting on the issue they now want two point eight billion dollars compensation from b.p. for its failed attempt to form an arctic exploration deal and share swap with russia's rosneft deal was blocked by the russian side of tank a b.p. as it was against the benches shareholder agreements. that's our business update for now but don't forget you can always find lost always just log on to our website i t dot com what's. coming
welcome back here with r.t. live from moscow the headlines now europe's financial chaos hijacks the g. twenty meeting going on in france it's the leaders of the world's richest nations discuss what to do about the greek debt and the teetering eurozone. oaklands the streets are littered with tear gas canisters and spent a rubber bullets after riot police crackdown on a massive occupy protest by the left america's fifth largest port paralyzed. plus russia questions the fairness of businessman a victim of boots trial and wants to bring him home after a new york jury finds him guilty of arms trafficking. all the russian experiment simulating a manned mission to mars will come to an end on friday and we spoke to the head of the project to find out what's been learned so far that interview is now.