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global news around the clock this is artie lange from moscow with me rory. the latest chapter in the greek debt to. the government of the prime minister george papandreou faces a crucial confidence vote and the embattled greek leader alienated many of his supporters over plans for a bailout referendum which he later went on to council the outcome of the vote could have a major bearing on the debt stricken euro zone let's now get some more money for fun of you surf life for us in athens oh good to see you sara so i wanted to. mean pup and dros government and the future of the eurozone economy some are saying that we've seen pop and drove we were summoned to kind of the g twenty summit being bullied by e.u. heavy players. there's no doubt about the prime minister just putting jay faces huge pressure they spread abroad and from within his own government as well he's in a very very tight spot indeed does that guarantees that he'll remain in power.
days later on say he's going to be asking will make is to back him in his government but that plan is very uncertain at the moment exactly what the outcome of that is going to be some people are speaking to here think that he'll find a way to manage to survive. a lot of other people calling for is head we've seen it be an incredibly up and down week blink and you'll miss it with some of the decisions that have been going back and forth on again off again referendum the possibility of him resigning in the not residing but of course no one is missing it because all eyes are firmly on greece as a huge amount of concern about what's happening here is that a bit this is turbulence at a time when both the us aid and a country faces an absolutely critical point leaving food in the future and the last thing and you all want it is the kind of uncertainty that we're seeing at the moment now so let's let's step aside from the politics here and actually talk about the greek people them. here's the prime minister pup and dro are calling for
a referendum alternately giving the people of greece a voice to say do they want to continue their eurozone family here do they want more bailouts but then suddenly the people are silenced once again what's the word on the street. absolutely when that referendum plan was announced at the beginning of the week not only was it not from his criticism. and here in the country among some of his government that the people are. announcing with a lot of cynicism they never expected to be given a voice and never expected to have that decision put in their hands very much the sense. that this decision is now completely in the hands of brussels at the usa need isn't that propagates really marching to. there's a lot of disappointment in the past the government in the prime minister a lot of the remember police is a country right now is the population suffering from economic exhaustion they really are at the end of an incredibly long process greece really has been
a test case for how much austerity a country can take and it was everyone's watching we saw at the moment of course there are concerns about other countries. is causing a huge amount at the moment certainly why it's concerned not just about greece a bit about the eurozone as a whole later on today when that he will know more about the plans needing food whether they were bain and how whether a unity government come about that could have instant knock on effect throughout the rest of the year as anybody said he's a month concert with such a loss of public confidence people here on the ground are asking even if it happened jay can survive that confidence day in his government should he be able to stay in power when he's clearly lost the confidence of this problem and of course the eurozone crisis ongoing greek debt crisis taking center stage twenty summit in cannes in southern france right now and will be speaking to our very own and he said now we are shortly for the latest from thanks. professor of constitutional
law georgia says it does not matter how the crisis is resolved as greeks have grown so disillusioned with the entire political system. myself as a good person feel a little deceived by this movement of our brain minister and that's why even if we manage to form a new coalition government i don't think that they are going to do remedy the basic problem that in our political system and these are those are dinner at least the last people are aware of the whole of the political system not just the words on the hill or the rights of. his own by the police and very broadly in the near future this will be healed and likely to be a strain of a limited so they need to know they're going to decide for themselves what to go and be this article going over them not even that big of that if you have seen that the glazers of america and some cause if practically they have all of our brain is
that exactly what is going to be your question to that ever adam and exactly for this number so this is not the any more of our parliament to what degree this is over there in the this decision i wanted to be taken. and a political and financial toy balloons in greece is also shaping discussion as i was saying moments ago at the g. twenty summit in cannes with the e.u. leaders voicing strong determination to defend the euro look at all considering boosting the power of the international monetary fund to prevent a domino effect rippling across europe let's get more from. live for us tending the g. twenty summit and he said good to see you so the summit began in the mid. but how likely is it to actually finish in terms of the health of the global economy is it just a lot of posturing and a lot of. that's right the greek tragedy that we saw unravel this week in all directions completely rocked the g twenty here in cannes the backbone so to say of
the euro france and germany putting a lot of pressure on the greek prime minister and also other g twenty members defending what they call the beating heart of europe that of course the euro how to save it from from just getting out of control but what's happening in greece like you said a communique is expected today as the summit wraps up in france and there the focus is expected to be first of all strengthening the role of the i.m.f. to try to prevent any contagion but a lot of a lot of analysts are saying that we will see the leaders presenting this is they are all on one page in terms of the global economy but it is expected that behind those doors there are some very intense debate about the euro the g twenty about the emerging economies that they need to have more of a voice we heard from president. speaking about his meeting with fellow brics countries and how they're more than ready to help the eurozone to give money they haven't agreed on this some but they're putting the condition out that they want
their voices to be more heard they put money into the i.m.f. and they want some more say in what happens to the global economy to try to prevent situations like this through a very intense summit i think it's fair to say. completely sickened by this. devastating development that's happening in the country many other issues were pushed off the table and we're hearing from some analysts about that as well but there were so many issues that were supposed to be touched on unfortunately this euro crisis kind of took over a lot of those issues will be moved to the next some of the next time these twenty biggest economies sit down and try to pound out solutions to the world's most pressing issues it's fair to say but no breakthrough is expected here today. global leaders are usually accompanied by marches and protests earlier we did see some footage of some protesters are wearing caricature. obama cosey perhaps suggesting
that whatever comes out of the summit here many people just don't take these world leaders seriously although what can you tell us. that's right those protests taking place throughout this week really a little bit further up the coast in monaco and nice it has to be said protests happen every time any of the g.'s meet the g. seven the g. eight the g. twenty that is not an exception what's different this time around first of all is their solidarity with the occupy movement and of course you know it's on the ground only and rapidly expanding across the u.s. but also the there they're very very specific point it's not just globalist protests they are angry at the rich and the bankers for deciding everyone else's fate they're just livid about it yes they have turned to satire to try to get their points across in fact speaking of the whole greek situation. the mast. her slogan merkel would have supported that referendum which the three pm backtracking
on if the answer would have been yes as a people fed up protest going to continue what experts are saying is that these leaders will not be able to continue to ignore these kind of protests especially in light of what's happening with the global economy right now with their lives and do keep us posted. for you with our tears could have your company today still ahead for you a brutal crackdown in oakland california. they were shooting. people first a general strike in fifty years and a peaceful march of occupy oakland protesters culminating in chaos with almost one hundred arrests and plenty of injuries. and western governments plan to ramp up the pressure on iran over its nuclear program ahead of a report by a u.n. it watchdog all those details coming your way shortly. eleven minutes past the hour here in moscow epic eighteen month journey to mars has just completed
its mission even though the spacecraft never really left the simulated flight took place right here in moscow and was an experiment to monitor the psychological effects of long term isolation on the international crew here the impressions of a virtual cosmonaut who is now seeing daylight for the first time in over five hundred days after five hundred. twenty days of this trip and. we are proud today to to prove that. good to us we hope that we can help in designing in planning the next the future missions. and we're ready to get into the next piece of green there. this is experiment to see basically the psychological effect a trip to mars would have on the crew and how they would work together inside such
a facility now those that took part in this are looking to be part of future martian missions this of the whole operation was an international cooperation cooperative mission the russian space agency working with the european space agency to put this experiment into into practice now the crew itself was made up from people from all around the world three of them were russian there was representatives from china as well as from france and central america who find out a little bit what it's like on the scene where the mars five hundred module is we can now cross live to tom who is there tom what's going on where you are. well peter i remember on june the third last year watching this door behind me shot seals and that was the start of the five hundred twenty days which ended when i watched them the door open at last after all that time and the crew emerged little bit white faced little bit bleary eyed into a into
a cheering crowd after all that time they all stood together in front of microphones and they said how glad they were to work with their other crew members and to have got through what is really quite a feat of a juror really to be in the lation and with a very strict routine day in day out for all that time to discuss a bit more about this i'm joined by renee pistol he's head of the european space agency's office in russia. we never quite knew what to expect when we started this expect experiments and what do you think. after this very long stretch of time. i think there are a lot of things. the first. thing today. all the data from the experiments is of course. so you see that there are no general showstoppers in terms of medical problems problems and the proof of six or five hundred twenty days too much. on top of that the of course i also learned so much
about a selection process because this was one of the crucial ingredients to have working very well together and then of course there are a lot of other medical effects and things which we have learned solution can apply the first. immediately even for the loss. of course as you say the selection process and it was primarily a psychological extras so what kind of problems were the up against what were the fears and how they've been overcome. but of course the biggest fear most of all really problems with. five hundred twenty very innocent days and as my for this very tough task of course but must say that we can say that the crew. has been working very hard very serious all over the first in the trenches days each and
every day of it and they really proved made it just a success. of thank you very much i mean i remember saying that some bookmakers and put eight to warm one of the crew going insane as a result of this experiment that hasn't materialized and i think they can now look forward to the deep grief period free of all those tensions well as. compensation for taking part in the mission each participant received one hundred thousand dollars first they've also had plenty of time to try and work out what they're going to spend. there were serious point of them being in there was the science that comes from it. and the people behind the mars five hundred project have said this yes it has. being a success however in terms of the journey into the far reaches of space they are saying no that it is really not even the first step but the first step
towards the first step of mankind flying off and going to hopefully try and set up some form of sesame and on mars. very exciting news today. following the motion adventures see what i do remember you can always visit our website for the latest news and video just a few waiting for you right now find out how nato forces face an investigation from the international criminal court to possible war crimes. libya. china ranks second between barack obama. and forbes the list of the world's most powerful people.
could have you with us today this is live from moscow now the california city of oakland is reeling after one of the biggest protests of the occupy wall street movement has seen to date at least eighty demonstrators arrested several injured after their rally culminated in a heavy handed police crackdown it did start how peacefully the protesters managing to shut down the city port which is the country's fifth largest oil doing so without incident at the same time a general strike that happens to be america's first in over half a century paralyzed several businesses in downtown oakland our correspondent who was there when things got violent he describes how events unfold. we're standing across from oscar grant's plaza which is the site of the occupy oakland movements work protesters have been camping out for weeks in order to raise their voices against quality social injustice the same issues that are motivating thousands of occupy wall street movements all across the country but of course images are the
things that we remember images are what tell a story and this morning in downtown oakland these are the images they are going to be seeing across all of this. screens on the mainstream media the destruction the isolated acts of vandalism and violence we were on the ground in oakland we're going to take you through some of the moments as they unfolded again we are still reporting from the top oakland as you can hear behind me loud explosions possibly tear gas from the police officers there are at least hundreds if not two hundred three hundred police officers in full riot gear several men as you can see advancing behind us right now on the occupy oakland movement now we don't know how many officers are back there we saw a massive group of them sort of a walk down that street before that was the street of the standoff where several protesters had barricaded the street from the police several several pieces of furniture and whatnot were lit on fire but again not enough of an action to provoke this kind of a militant response by the police force here they were shooting flashed on they're
shooting them at people are amazed to be seen how november second in downtown oakland will be remembered will be the charred remains of a few isolated instances of violence but the successful shutdown of the nation's sports reporting from downtown oakland fartsy lucic out. you can watch all the video from the night of violence in oakland on oxys you tube channel. is keeping a close eye on the occupy movement in oakland and elsewhere. in her latest twitter feed being retreated to a school called we can see that she says the talk about evicting protesters from zuccotti park in new york so where it all began in september you can follow lucy and see you on twitter so up to date on the movement the latest movement also there on a website we're asking if it's possible that police will start protecting the interests of the so-called ninety nine percent those occupy wall street protesters who say they are repressed by the rich and see how you're voting right now forty percent
who voted say it will only happen if the policeman lose their jobs and twenty six percent said the police will side. with protesters when the government can't give them what they want donuts for example twenty two percent think the police would never follow orders to fire live rounds of peaceful activists and only twelve percent say occupy protesters are rioters getting the treatment they deserve. twenty minutes past the hour here now the u.s. and u.k. officials have been quick to deny they are seeking a military confrontation with iran statements were released by a spokesman from both sides following media reports of a potential armed operation aimed at iran's alleged nuclear weapons facilities however they did say the west has no intention of easing pressure on the islamic republic and would use what a scribe a wide range of means at their disposal the likes of the u.s. and britain are expected to seize upon the upcoming. report on iran's nuclear
program it will reportedly reveal new intelligence about the alleged atomic activities but author. says these threats are nothing new for iran. this has been going on for almost for more than four years now these permanent threats against iran on the part of the israel who are calling for a preemptive strike. all these two days ago and it all coincides with the battle of israel is really on southern lebanon in two thousand and six so i think we have to be very cautious and basically understand that what iran is is the cornerstone of probably what is an ongoing very tough negotiation to move forward towards the world government we're russia and china are not going to bow in very easily to the western powers and iran is the cornerstone so i think the world we are seeing is we are probably edging closer to what might become
a full fledged war in the region even a world war with iran is the cornerstone if it is attacked by he's really american british or accompli. well i mean while our british british media say that an attack on iran could come as soon as next year. well that prediction comes because the country remains resilient to international sanctions various media site the u.k.'s ministry of defense and whitehall as their sources at the checkout the story in full. dot com. by some of the headlines from around the world an explosion has killed four and left dozens of coal miners trapped underground in. central china that is officials say the blast was caused by a small earthquake fifty kilometers away rescuers are right now trying to reach those caught in the mine and have already pulled out some severely injured china's holding industry safety record has improved in recent years but still remains the
worst in the world. hundreds of taking to the streets of seoul to march against the ratification of a free trade agreement with the u.s. protesters say the deal will benefit the american pharmaceutical industry while damaging south korean companies the u.s. congress has already given the green light to the and the korean ruling party is pushing for ratification but has yet to agree a deal with the opposition. evacuations have been ordered for nearly two million people near bangkok as flooding continues in that city officials are keeping a close watch on the water. levels as it inches closer to a subway stop station still remain open at this point but heavy rains and flooding have killed more than four hundred people nationwide since july. homeless in this country and i wanted criminal in another this is the sad case of richard o'dwyer a british student who is facing extradition to the u.s.
over alleged internet piracy in the u.k. if he was found guilty he would most likely get off with a fine but in the states he would face a much worse fate bennett has more. on the surface they're a picture of calm but these are very anxious times for richard o'dwyer and his family the university students facing possible extradition to america for alleged copyright infringement he ran a web site providing links to pirated videos it wasn't a problem for british or thor seas but rich is nevertheless a wanted man you know it's really just awful. frankly because you know if richard had done anything wrong we were quite happy for him to be responsible about in this country where it was a time case is now being heard at this magistrate's court in london the latest chapter in julie's struggle to keep her son it home they told us that the criminal
investigation in the u.k. had been dropped so it was like a bit of a sigh of relief in the next sentence they said we've got an extradition warrant to america. and then he must go to the court immediately i thought he was going to be extradited like that day richard's website t.v. show and has a free stein post to pirated content including the latest hollywood blockbusters none of it was actually provided by him but that doesn't matter to america it says the site breached their copyright laws and claims he's theirs to punish because the websites lucrative advertising was aimed at us can see humans these courses where richard o'dwyer as fate will be decided royds on whether or not his actions are considered to be a crime in the u.k. this trial was his last chance to put forward his defense and now it's up to the judge to decide but according to digital lore experts that decisions are not a tough one to make it's quite possible that he's only him guilty of
a civil offense offense is something he could potentially get fined for and you know it is clearly a u.k. case as well. because he was doing this in the u.k. it's not really any case for him to be extradited to the united states is not clear he was infringing copyright in united states told britain signed the extradition treaty with america in two thousand and three nearly a decade on controversy still surrounds it the u.s. can extradite whoever it wants without proof or hearing privileges the u.k. does not get the treaty was a muscle change for the government while in opposition but a recent review it commissioned just deemed the treaty still fair several leading m.p.'s refused to agree though the commons home affairs committee calling for changes was a mistake in the first place to some strictures i think it was a mistake it's not a level playing field even with a partner like america we need to make sure that we of being equal and we are being
fair to our citizens and that is not the case of the opposition against the extradition treaty is growing in westminster dissenting and piece of just force through a debate on it later this month and the parliamentary review on it is jus in the new year all this though maybe too late for richard he is just two weeks until he learns whether america will get what it wants after bennett r.t. london. and there's a now approaching four thirty pm on friday here in moscow you with r.t. i'm back with the head lice in just a moment. those
very warm welcome to you this is our to a lot from moscow are your headlines not renewed rifts of the heart of the greek government to stay. replaces disbelief over the prime minister's bailout referendum stunt poll was just always to go into a vote of confidence takes place and. the turmoil in greece adds to the trauma of global leaders at the g. twenty summit in cannes who are struggling to stem the debt contagion from spreading across the year. the mocked up mission touches down a simulated flight sim mas is completed by a six man crew spending over five hundred days in isolation as part of an ambitious space experiment. on the road to extradition campaigners cry foul as a computer whiz kid is told he's committed no major crime in the u.k. but could still face trial in the us.