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raids a comes off to activists about height and direction this coming thursday to month two months since the movement began let's talk to our team is we're in a point not who's in for us now we're going to have the camps been removed well the evacuation of the surprise sweep. of wall street headquarters in new york city is still ongoing this surprise we began at one am tuesday morning at that point hundreds of police officers dressed in riot gear descended on park and presented the activists that have been camped out there with a letter ordering them to temporarily evacuate the park and activists were told that all the tents were going to be removed by the police officers policed cleaned it was a health issue and not the park needed to be inspected the new york city police commissioner ray kelly was on scene for this episode as it unfolded was the first
time a new york city police commissioner has been present as police officers an occupy wall street activist. you know been confronted face to face this has been going on for two months but clearly this is the pinnacle of all the tension that has been taking place in new york city for the past eight weeks the protesters were told that they were would be allowed to return to the park but not with their property then when the police proceeded with the evacuation we saw tents being violently ripped down ripped apart removed from the park. the peaceful activists that were there some were being dragged out of the park there have been reports of pepper spray being used on the activists many of whom sat down and refused to leave and there's also been reports of the police department using an el rad machine to you know create enough of an inconvenience the noise sound to get the activists out of the. hark before the sweep took place the police clearly had
a plan because there were barricades put all around zuccotti park with the whole four block within a four block radius and when media when members of the press were trying to get down to the park to access the event and see what was going on to report about what was going on many members of the press corps not being allowed in. and we understand the tents were also this mantle of the sights in oakland in california and some fifty people were arrested in portland it looks like authorities are tightening the screws on the protests there that's right and clearly looks not just like a new york city sweep but a nationwide sweep of the occupy wall street the occupy camps that have settled in major cities throughout the united states and it looks like it may be a domino effect from one city to another by new york city is the headquarters of this campaign of this movement by many do believe the new york city police
department are trying to get ahead of the game because as you already mentioned the occupy wall street movement is planning major protests for thursday that's the seventeenth that marks the two month anniversary of the occupy movement and major events will be taking place all day including what i want you to answer say will be an attempt to shut down to new york stock exchange so as you can imagine new york city officials are probably trying to preempt that trying to avoid it and that means they're going to sweep camp and try to make this inconvenient for activists to remain there throughout the winter without tents and without their property that's clearly what city officials are trying to do. with a marina point in our new york thank you for that live update. the arab league's decision to expel syria is accusing nato countries of inciting
violence there and league voted for suspension and sanctions at the weekend triggering mass protests in the country as a pressure piles on the regime syrian opposition leaders are in moscow for talks it's all over has the details well the two sides the syrian opposition and the russian sides both have things they want to gain from this meeting today in moscow the syrian opposition are looking for russian help in trying to find a solution to the crisis in syria they say that they want to start a new chapter in syria and russian relations the russian side are expected to call on the syrian opposition to bring about an end to violence in the country and to think more about the people of syria as opposed to any kind of regime change in the country so far in the eight months this crisis has continued at the u.n. suggest around three and a half thousand people have been killed so far decision to suspend syria from the
arab league over the weekend just saw the russian foreign minister express russia's dismay at the decision calling it counterproductive to a peace to peace negotiations and suggesting that the shadowy hundred western governments had been behind the arab league is meeting on wednesday where it's expected that the rubber stamp will be put on that decision to suspend syria from the group they've also put forward a plan to send a five hundred strong delegation into syria on a fact finding mission now that delegation would contain military personnel they are saying and syria has welcomed this offer of sending this this fact finding delegation into the country now in syria across syria we've seen protests from pro government protesters against the decision from the arab league to suspend their. now we saw the embassies of saudi arabia and qatar the scene for some of these protests saudi arabia and qatar two countries which voted to suspend syria from the
group embassies being targeted as well as protests across damascus and other places in syria where people believe that the decision is a wrong one and not one which will bring about peace in the country any time soon. while the freezing of syria's arab league membership as well as sanctions prompted fears of a military intervention something russia has long been warning against well later a former foreign minister and veteran diplomat explains why any primakov says the lessons of iraq must be learned. i don't think the west is prepared to take this action that with a the security council's backing i think we're smarter now than at the time when the first security council resolution was adopted we will not adopt another resolution using vague terms which could be used for legitimize in these activities . nobody knows when libya is going to recover from kills look at iraq for example it's been more than eight years and they still can stabilize the situation the t.v.
never stops reporting new casualties fifteen dead thirty dead every day in iraq bombs explosions and so on it could happen so regularly that people get used to it we start thinking this is not the disc heroes over eight and a half years of occupation there's been nothing we could do in libya is going to be even tougher so i don't think if i had much success in libya. yes the full interview with former russian prime minister you get a public office here around twenty minutes time and r.t. . new technocrat led government saying that greece and italy are getting down to business to tackle then massive debts italy's prime minister designate says it's too early to determine how his country will cope with more crisis measures but it's warning people of sacrifices ahead once he is trying to rally parties for support some wanting to go once reforms are pushed through the former e.u.
commissioner plans to stay on until the twenty thirteen election clock is ticking for greece with a new prime minister heading up a fifteen week coalition. they must faces a confidence vote on wednesday and says securing the next played out is a priority that his country must stick with the u.s. business editor nick poole explores now how the single currency is laws have led some countries to ruins rather riches. it was supposed to bring peace and prosperity for all for a while it did but now the euro is costing people jobs their pensions and even the democratic rights from the beginning the flaws with for everyone to see the skeptics the economies of the likes of italy and greece which is too different from germany in finland to be regulated by one system but optimism and idealism carry the new currency was all it was strong and stable and was regulated in ways of german central bank might approve of there in lay the seeds of the problem greece
italy portugal and spain now had their hands on a strong currency and could borrow against it and unlike before the interest rates they would have to pay would be much less so they could borrow much more which is what they did italy currently has a debt to g.d.p. ratio around one hundred twenty percent greece is more than one hundred sixty percent that's a bit like somebody with an income of twenty thousand dollars a year i mean thirty two thousand on their credit card they. will be bankrupt the banks won't lend them any more money the flat screen t.v. will be repossessed and will be a diet of cabbage and potatoes in the worst case the house will go. similar for a country but instead public sector pay is caught and thousands of people are forced out of jobs before the euro greece and italy always had the possibility of devaluing the currency when times were at this had the effect of lowering total debt and of conferring a competitive advantage as products services and labor became cheaper and this stimulated economic growth it also made people poorer as the money in their pockets
was worth less but crucially it did not result in mass redundancies especially not imposed by foreign powers under hard currency like the euro this option is no longer available to the indebted nations so instead they must come out because they remain uncompetitive they cannot grow the worst of both worlds. there now the politicians fail to put a lid on greece and italy is soaring borrowing the question now is whether the economic hit squads can do any better artie's financial expert max kaiser is far from convinced saying that bankers behind the scenes are continuing to play the system. it's the night of the living death and all of these zombie bankers they can't get rid of them you can't kill them they live to bank another day they are a plague around the world and certainly in europe there are no law actions but they're putting bankers in charge to bring about total banker domination as the
world goes down a slippery slope into banker hell in place of the elected officials put in place an elected banker and of course they work together they work with the central banks to keep the keys keeping interest rates near zero percent because this allows them to fund their speculations and zero cost they don't want to spend any money to borrow money to put the outrages of bets on the table and every time they lose a bed they impose more austerity measures every time they win a bet they keep one hundred percent of the profits in the eurozone they have an opportunity to bring all the balance sheets of all the countries together and create new lending facilities like the f.s.f. which is a new five trillion euro lending facility and they want to build on that to create ten twenty trillion euro lending facilities because bankers get paid on how much debt they create nevermind the fact that the pay for the debt ultimately they have to impose more austerity measures more austerity measures more debt more fees for
bankers more financial terrorism. rex kaiser well coming up later in the program the torture and abuse on america's watch ten years of a chorus kuantan of a bay prison and it's still going strong despite widespread condemnation and president obama's pledges to close it also. by that strange noise is creating a buzz among radio enthusiasm around the world we investigate what it could mean and where it may be coming from in a few minutes. moscow's sacked former mayor cough is being questioned by the russian interior ministry it's over the theft of some half a billion dollars from the bank of moscow two years ago the case also involves his billionaire wife has been evading investigation and is now abroad but it's get some more details on this from artistic greaves in moscow. jacob why is this case proven
to be so high profile do you think. well all comes down to the people and characters involved in this embezzlement case now as you mention the clues that are for moscow mary yuri luzhkov who for eighteen years really at the forefront of the problem of man in russian and moscow politics now being forced to attend the building just behind me to give evidence as a witness now among those on the list is also that of his wife elaine about serena she is regarded by forces russia's richest woman and she still be sought after for questioning by the interior ministry so far refusing to attend court summons alleging that spawned the quest of her husband yuri luzhkov it'll take us back to two thousand and nine and then the bank of moscow's grants a bailout that she rushed large over bailed out to a bank toasting just under half a billion dollars and investigates a large chunk of that was actually started for and off as they say city who grants
a load to premier estates are in their eyes a bogus real estate for some of four hundred twenty seven million dollars and investigators claim that ended up in the accounts of you lane a battery and so far she has denied any wrongdoing though she is due to attend court summons for further questioning on this issue but today really the mainstay of attention surrounding that for their year lucia cough and it's his first major holly profile appearance since his dismissal from office just in september of last year on the back of an eighteen year reign as moscow there push towards the end marred by scandal and also allegations of corruption speaking very interested in what we have to say here today. ok tuesday capris in moscow thank you for that. pressure is morning against imposing new sanctions on iran saying the policy has outlived its usefulness but foreign minister's comments follow the diplomatic
fallout from a u.n. nuclear watchdog report suggesting tehran could be developing an atomic weapon well he has been hearing how further sanctions could backfire on america and europe. it's actually we're at a point where we've run out of things to sanction and we're actually looking at things that are going to sanction ourselves there is talk of sanctioning iran central bank which would effectively take iranian oil off the market and you know it could put the world into economic tailspin there's really there's two paths here either you do the military thing which has been presented as ok a couple one off strikes and then you know it's over but in reality and what the u.s. defense secretary recently said is that the best that that would do is set iran's program back by two or three years you would see them rapidly escalate the program they'd go into manhattan project sort of mentality and pursue
a nuclear weapon outright and you know in a lot of respects be driven into that. the other alternative for the military action is full scale war which nobody can afford right now then the other path that you have is a diplomatic resolution and that sort of the path that not a lot of people are willing to talk about but if the end goal is to solve this and not do immense damage to the u.s. and the globe there is going to have to be a day in the future when we are at the table with iran and we actually set up an agreement where iran is not able to develop a nuclear weapons capability they have safeguards on their program and you know we address some of the issues that we have concerns about and we avoid a devastating war. put on the couple a ration to weaken iran already be underway as our team reports online we investigate claims that israel's intelligence agency could be behind an explosion at a military base in iran that killed seventeen people including a key figure a defense when. a cosmic journey a russian rocket is sending
a crew of three on its way to the international space station for a successful launch and monday these are the stories you'll think it's just a click away doctor. the world's most notorious military prison is still open for business despite repeated pledges by president obama to get it closed down it's ten years since george w. bush open the go on time in the bay facility which has been dogged by i think ations of torture and abuse investigative reporter jason leopold believes his country is betraying the principles it promotes. were hypocrites where are you this administration has actually fought every heebie as corpus case that has appeared in a d.c. court room so you know we're we're very good at preaching but not practicing what we're preaching so it's integrity it's credibility credibility is is the
number one issue right now. and there is a lot of rhetoric there's a lot of promises that have been made it's political this came down to deal making with senators such as john mccain lindsey graham where they would not get behind certain policies that the president wanted to push forward unless there were promises made that first of all guantanamo would remain open that military commissions would continue i think that for the most part it's fear mongering and it's politically charged. of other world news for you now this hour nuclear contamination in japan is proving to be worse than expected radioactive material in parts of the northeast exceeding levels say for farming is the first detailed estimate of the pollution caused by the fukushima disaster in march production in the contaminated area is this going to be severely affected. killing spree in
germany is being linked to a near nazi terrorist cell which the government went unnoticed the failure to connect a known far right group with the unsolved murders of nine migrant workers and a policewoman. has been described as shameful by chancellor angela merkel link and it came to light when one suspect tell yourself and two others committed suicide. now among the hundreds of radio stations in russia that seemingly out of this world instead of music or news these broadcasts have mysterious voices and noises which have left radio enthusiastic baffled parties in office going off investigates. the sound that's been gripping the imagination of radio spotters worldwide for over three decades. the u.v.b. seventy six also known as the wasn't.
it first aroused my interest because it is so strange personally i think it's a legacy device. from the late seventy's or eighty's. the military operations at the time it's original this is a got i. see it's been going like this since the start whenever that was. sometimes the buzzer stops in the mail robotic like voice lists names and numbers in russian. i believe is the soviet union's and now russia's contact with spies or even civilizations from other worlds. you know us law has been a radio fan since his childhood he's also had his share of the budget but his explanation of his purpose is much more down to earth. with this sort of connection stream a reliable it will shut down in cases where
a large nuclear explosion but only through a few hours it's not dependable and that's why it's still widely used today by the army the idea is pretty simple a military radio station sends out the buzzer. is received by other army bases by stopping the buzzer operators signals that a command called of letters and numbers is about to be broadcast and when the transmission is complete the buzzer sounds on again you just lost said moscow's radios body and community nor were the signal used to come from a base outside of the capital but this is what we saw there and this man is the only living soul we could find on the spot he used to work at the beach and still lives in the village nearby. a little but it is used to be one of the best units in the country but two years ago we received an order to shut it down we were told it consumed too much energy ok there is also another similar unit is it still
operating. could it be that the legendary bars are used to be out of this building and where is the signal coming from now it looks like we won't be able to find any signs of that mysterious transmitter here because the equipment was literally ripped out of the walls and floors of the building when the base was shut down but things are actually still here like this journal with the last entry dating back to me two thousand and nine. but the sound is still there were never it's coming from. boise through the radio ether of almost as if it always has. a simple technology that's conquered the minds of thousands. it got the skin of our to moscow. and history indeed well on the way veteran
a russian diplomat explains why the country is against tough and military measures in the escalating syrian conflict but first let's check out the business news now with you here. thanks carrie very well welcome to the business update top officials from the world's leading gas exporting countries on meeting in doha between them they hold more than two thousand of the world's gas reserves and the summit samed at balancing the interests of both produces and consume us another discussion of similar topics is underway in moscow up the animal gals of russia for business arches what in the course of a is following both events good morning marina so what spying up delegates of both talks. will one of the main points today is a pricing it's no secret that european countries are not happy with russia's gas boom right now because it links import rates to oil prices making them face billion
euro losses and many believe that with the current market conditions right now russia should rethink its pricing formula and the world's a biggest gas producer maybe going for a compromise right now considering giving and the additional level of sport in the station less than five percent at the same time right now ministers. are expected to call for every situation of apply slate's oil to save long term gas contracts and another issue that's important to mention is europe's third energy package which requires the separation of energy production transportation and sales gas problem which goes against all of that says that it's ready to compete on the european market but it wants to see changes to the package applied and accept the full solution for all parties involved bullrushes energy minister who's there right now gave us his outline of the main concerns for russia when it comes to gas right now. one of the spoke with you know well firstly it's the supremacy of the long
term gas contracts with them. and will stick to it in future secondly it's the principle of linking natural gas prices to oil. we believe that natural gas. crude just because. of the market which will become especially because. the demand for energy is skyrocketing right now in russia's role is crucial to meeting that extra demand of major consumers and the international energy agency actually expects natural gas consumption to double by thirty five and also now with germany abandon a nuclear energy it will need a lot more power stations worth around fifteen billion euros and russia's energy minister has already said that russia is ready to finance a large scale project and gas from has already forecast that next year european gas sales will increase by about eight percent and of course will be more volume's with
a newly launched nordstrom gas pipeline so it's really essential for gas from to iron out its differences with its european partners thank you very much our reporting from the gas forum here in moscow and let's check on the markets kurt is trading there today alone speculation about your struggle to contain its debt crisis providing some support for prices on expectations that a report by the u.s. energy department on wednesday may show declining stockpiles in the u.s. trading at. ninety. ninety eight dollars a barrel while branches hovering at one hundred twelve dollars per barrel. in asia the markets traded in the right to tell and boring costs when which revived concern that europe's debt crisis is spreading. and european markets alone try to european stock markets opened. with eurozone debt borers once again
plaguing investors and all eyes on rising spanish and italian. and finally hit most of the markets ah ah. and it trades with the r.t.s. in the months of screening over one percent. that's all we have time for knowledge and for another business update in less than fifteen minutes or get most or a small website are to dot com slash business. it's
time for a look at the headlines now arundhati police have begun clearing out to protest camps in new york the great comes off the occupy activists about heightened action this coming thursday to mark two months since the movement began tents were also dismantled at a site in oakland kind of for. arab league for deciding to expel syria and imposing so. mass rallies in the troubled country as pressure piles on the regime of syrian opposition leaders are coming to moscow to secure support for peace at home. and unelected bankers and economists take the reins in greece and italy to tackle the ever rising debt levels italian premier designate doesn't see his job as a temporary fix wants to stay in charge until the twenty third to the election greece is new the issue is causing and securing the next bailout. they really forget.