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keyser report. tonight mixed feelings over the election with both supporters and critics of the winning united russia party continuing their rallies three days after russia's parliamentary poll. a moscow response to washington surveyed criticism of the vote foreign minister sergei lavrov accuses his counterpart in the clinton of using a platform of the organization for security cooperation in europe to score political points of the whole. person last ditch attempt to save the euro and the plan sparks heated debate over whether a proposed change to the treaties will really help the ailing eurozone. after tuesday's sharp drop the russian markets continue declines toward wednesday
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as external and internal factors remain on the mourners and. nine pm wednesday night here in moscow welcome kevin owen with you tonight in our top story for two days now russia's dramatically mixed reactions at home and abroad in the aftermath of sunday's parliamentary election the victory of the ruling united russia party gained almost half of the votes has been praised by its supporters and slammed by the opposition has got up to speed on the latest in artie's all over joins us now live a lot being said about the election here in russia both at home and internationally take us through the sentiment sort of being expressed. well the political response to sunday's parliamentary elections were. so united russia take the majority of
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seats in the state duma has been coming in from both here and russia as well as from overseas and abroad now because of a choice of the former soviet leader said that the results of sunday's elections should be unknowns he called the vote unfair and accused the government of not listening to the people now speaking at a meeting of the organization for security and cooperation in europe united states secretary of state hillary clinton called also criticized the vote on sunday for the parliamentary elections now that her criticism from today to two m. a stern response from the government here president dmitry medvedev saying that she should mind her own business. because of us a conclusion about the sufficiency or insufficiency of parties is an area of responsibility for the russian authorities not for international organizations if they monitor the quality of elections and violations that's one thing but the issue
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of the country's political system is none of their business they will soon be telling us how to write our constitution what it could constitute. well elsewhere the israeli foreign minister has said that the international observers said by his country to observe the elections here in russia reported back to him saying that the parliamentary elections were free fair and transparent so the israeli saying that the election result is all good and all ok as they were a mixed result really mixed response of it upon politically with some criticizing the results others as i say saying that there's a was free and fair here all of a thanks for bringing us up to date there in the central moscow but both pro and anti-government demonstrators been gathering in the capital for rallies over the result of the parliamentary poll sarah firth is also moscow forest's let's get her on my now sara how is the situation looking where you are than tonight. but it does . look like opposition protest is going to happen here tonight the press of being
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hit the police is certainly being here you can probably see some of them behind me they've got the police homeboys all around the square been no protesters safe tonight of course in moscow contrast to the scenes that we saw here on tranquilize square yesterday then thousands of opposition protesters had turned out here demonstrating against what they claim were violations in the election system. earlier on today in central mosque a we did see a large gatherings of pro governments the forces they rallied in the center of moscow that was there's no opposition movement here it's not as expected all eyes are going to be on saturday when there is a big gathering planned now that's seen a lot of interest position on social media sites thousands upon thousands of people saying that they're going to turn out there have been some reports that actually
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that central area where they are planning to protest might be closed reports of the metro stations being shut out schools some anger amongst people who were planning to attend that protest that they view that as an obstacle being put in their way but we've seen the last couple of days the largest liberal opposition rallies the most good in the russian scene for the last couple of years and so everyone's going to be watching very closely not to see if this opposition movement does maintain momentum first thank you very much more now on russia's reaction to american criticism of the election process this time from foreign minister sergei lavrov hillary clinton earlier slammed the russian ballot at a meeting of the organization for security and cooperation in europe test for ricin is called outside of the story tonight. foreign minister sergey lavrov had said that by using the always seen as a platform to express those grievances referring to the russian elections was
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a disrespect to the o.s.c. simply because that wasn't for him that i was in the place for such opinions to be expressed so he did question the intentions of hillary clinton but on the most resilient regrettably some of my colleagues prefer to use this platform to make statements which have nothing to do with. this was exactly the case with hillary clinton who apparently came here for the sole purpose of scoring points with voters in america she left after making her speech and many other ministers left early as well which only underlines the critical condition she. also made reference to the a protest in moscow comparing of that kind of action at. the o.e.c.d. is not a place for rallies like the places in moscow where people came out to voice their grievances and then walk away he also said that if the us would have problems with the results of the russian elections they should have gone straight to the kremlin sort of they would be able to settle it bilaterally instead of bringing it on to an international level another thing he pointed out is the state of the west to see
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that it is in a messy messy state and that it is weak at this point and he claims that some of the countries in the liberally try to keep it me so that it's easier to manipulate those are the words of foreign minister sergey lavrov. opposition leaders in russia have alleged there were irregularities in the election but state duma deputy robert schlegel says even if the allegations are true small scale electoral violations couldn't have been the overall result. use the board if we supposed it to the in moscow five hundred thousand ballots was stopped for united russia it would mean two seats of the dube that's just ridiculous of course there were some irregularities in some places but it's impossible to falsify twenty to thirty percent of the vote maybe two or three percent is possible the number of irregularities cannot bring into question the result of the vote in the whole country because a not very big and caliphate the final outcome but of course each case will be
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investigated the hysteria that's been surrounding the vote and the rallies that we've seen on the internet and in the media are being supported by leading foreign t.v. channels and proofs before anything happens they will already be something someone has been shot or something like that it's very biased approach to reporting ability we used to it no one has any illusions about media freedom in the west we understand very well that they have their own editorial policies they want to show everything in just one light. so what are your views about this ongoing story tonight that's what we're asking you our website with asking what you think of these recent protests in russia so far this is what you're telling us just over a third of you see there's a warm up you think for bigger protests after next spring's presidential election by the same number as you can see on the graph there also say it's just a quote few dissatisfied people know about the rallies a fifth of you think it's a sign of developing civil society and the rest of you say there is just politicians mobbing for attention always good to get your thoughts your views on
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the current stories of the day tell us what you think at r.t. dot com. other news now an occupy protest camps being cleared out in san francisco with around one hundred ten spring take and police arrived at the encampment in central square shortly after one am local time and gave the campus just a few minutes morning to pack up and leave before sweeping in the clear the site seventy people were arrested and some of the protesters belongings were reportedly disposed of that says police face an investigation into claims of excessive force being used during the nationwide crackdown on those anti corporate protesters when important as the details. when the very people employed to protect americans. leave thousands with bruised bodies. burned i was. locked behind bars tasting their own blood. the land of the free adopts an entirely new image problem. for the
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world. or. are you going to work. for them. not the squawk. in recent months u.s. police officers have made an enemy of those citizens using their freedom of speech to protest against corporate greed and corrupt politics today's breed of american law enforcement is dressed in riot gear and armed with heavy weaponry body armor flash bangs tear gas and lethal projectiles. as tens of thousands of americans assemble cops have been accused of creating confrontation not diffusing it was very. sad i know it's. a level of police brutality so bad a former marine sergeant couldn't stay silent when i was sad.
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a world veteran who survived two tours in iraq was seriously injured by local police officers using flash grenades canisters against occupy protesters but you know what you know twenty four year old scott olsen was hospitalized with serious head injuries. in seattle the oldest victim of the police turned paramilitary was an eighty four year activist temporarily blinded by pepper spray the united states which bills itself as the pillar of international law and democratic free. numbs has consistently placed itself on the world stage as the self-appointed beacon of moral authority we call upon the iranian government to abide by the international obligations. it has to respect the rights of its own people instead of respecting the rights of his own people. without the chose the path of brutal
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suppression. innocent civilians were imprisoned and in some cases beat meanwhile at home as dissent in america grows louder many say washington's glasshouse of hypocrisy has shown beautiful symmetry they want people to be able to have freedom of speech but they don't want that freedom to interfere with them in any way to be in any way disruptive to or challenging to them the line that traditionally has separated us soldiers from civilian law enforcement has arguably been overeats least by what's being dubbed the american militarization of police town to hot chicks with a black nature in the foundation of american principles such as democracy and human rights incidentally the same principles you asked you. all other countries about are enough for you artsy new york. still to come in the program new expectations
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from a new government as libya gears up to clear the streets of weapons are for the bloody civil war ended we look at the people's hopes now for the future in their new country our cameras report is there for you. next though time's running out for euro zone leaders to save the single currency as they prepare for eleventh hour talks in brussels germany and france are pushing to change e.u. treaty is to create that fiscal union introduce tougher budget rules however the european council president believes that they can achieve the same goals without altering existing treaties which would need a lengthy ratification process the british prime minister warned that he wouldn't. to anything which damaged the u.k.'s role in the european market all this credit ratings giant standard and poor's is added to the sense of urgency as it threatens to downgrade fifteen euro zone countries as well as the bailout fund investigative journalist tony goes looking says countries need to return to their own currencies
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if they do escape being ruled by brussels i think ultimately it's quite clear to me the euro has been a failure and that the individual countries if they want to retain their sovereignty as i believe individual countries do then they're going to have to go back to their original country currencies the drachma to the to the etc and what we're discovering here i think is the playing out of a plot which has been going on for the last fifty years or so across europe which is in order to bring in a political union control from the center an undemocratic fashion of course we know that brussels is very very little democracy involved in brussels which is a kind of european dictatorship and what bothers me is that actually with we're already seeing this with greece and italy now run by goldman sachs effectively or dictatorships as for what's going to happen the end of the week it's anyone's guess but i think we'll have another farge these these big euro summit seem to me rather
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like press gangs where you've got a bunch of financial people just trying to bully our political representatives into signing on the dotted line or else elite is also expected to accelerate the setting of a new bailout fund to run in parallel with the existing facility the u.s. treasury secretary said that he would not be given any extra money to boost this new cash reserve but did stress that the eurozone does need more reforms to tackle the crisis all this is artie's ego can offer reports next the summit coming on thursday and friday may be too late to save the euro. it's crisis time for the euro with a vital e.u. leaders summit in brussels which could determine the feet of the single currency there has to be a quick and a solid fix of this instability and political conflict on some kind of a common basis between especially france and germany in the next days or weeks or we're going to see a systemic crisis erupted out of this which would be i think to no one's interests
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yet more problems with u.s. ratings agency standard and poor's down reading the eurozone members state why the markets are now so alarmed is that the market out me also include the economic powerhouses germany and france there isn't real and see the cure to the euro zone's ills as fiscal union centralizing economic control over sovereign budgets they blame the crisis on a lack of discipline with some member states breaking budget rules and running up huge deficits but some critics say this is precisely the wrong approach. the members that have become part of the eurozone project are very much different from one another and cannot provide a common homogenous currency space that's what has become so obvious under the present situation now they want to resolve the problem by introducing more centralization centralization is the root cause of the problem. up to know the use rescue strategy has been based on patching up the weakest economy with bailouts
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which some say is merely a band-aid solution and the wrong medicine for a terminally ill patient. to save the eurozone however. trying to rearrange chairs thinking ship the fiscal union q is no quick fix and also could open up a new minefield as it needs domestic political approval across the e.u. to revise the lisbon treaty the block's effective constitution and rule book london has already warned of a veto if its interests are threatened while hostility towards europe e.u. citizens suffering austerity measures to bail out banks and reckless governments could mean stiff opposition as well as anger at losing domestic control over national budgets yet another obstacle for france and germany they know they have
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already lost the battle so we are in a prisoner dilemma the people have taken the wrong decisions from the very beginning. they don't want to get to the public that they are wrong and that they have been wrong because if they admit this they would have to step down right away the fate of the euro has occupied the headlines for most of the year but the failure to stem the mounting difficulties puts this summit in a different light the end is nine for good or for bad with most observers saying this crisis is nearing its day of reckoning. is going off r.t. in germany. when you libyan government to set an end of year deadline for former revolutionaries to clear the capital of the unnecessary presence of armed militia groups and their weapons otherwise said the new leaders tripoli will be locked down the city's been flooded with former rebels ever since they stormed into oust colonel gadhafi in august since then the dictator's death libyans have been starting to rebuild their lives again but as xander boyko reports many challenges
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still lie ahead. after months of waking up to gunfire residents of tripoli now have to get used to a new alarm until the city of two million people has an extensive rooster population and the birds have all but replaced rifle chatter as the heralds of the million dollar. there was no exchange of gunfire the situation is ok. while the revolutionary rush has spared hardly any wall in tripoli people here are clearly fatigued by eight months of civil war this may be deliberately it's very few wanted to break free from the obligations of the old regime on the surface it seems that the normal life in tripoli has been restored a city where many homes didn't have access to face to face the law in few months ago already has its fountains up and running but the new leaf it is still facing the danger of running in wrong this shallow waters of international politics much
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of its absence remain frozen limiting the government's ability to pay salaries and subsidies it has already become a major part of the revolutionary spirit we first met muhammad in august on the frontlines of bani walid one of the final strongholds of the gadhafi regime a former angie nearing student who joined two of his brothers in what he says was a win or die fight for freedom because at the beginning everything was absolutely peaceful there were no guns we wanted freedom and fairness but then the dictator used gone far against us and we lost money on rebels three months later mohammad is definitely in the driver's seat revels of the country's new heroes popular with women and the public at large if not with a rifle by his side muhammad would be like a twenty seven year old in any army country cruising around on a saturday night is good. and it's not like he was under privileged under gadhafi
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regime he certainly leaves in a three hundred square. their house in the prestigious area of tripoli they say the revolution has brought them along the way to democracy but is yet to translate into concrete benefits we had free education on health care on the gadhafi of course we expected to remain free but it also needs to be improved the new authorities also have to decrease prices and raise salaries so that ordinary people can join all the benefits of the revolution. here exactly how the new government can afford to do so in a country a ruling by war and stripped of much of its budgetary income is every bit as good as the forty two years of get his rule had told libyans to rely on government for just about everything and the level of expectations in the new york authorities is very high. i have big plans for my life in a year or so god willing i want to finish my education get a good job and save enough money to marry it's all become possible for us now. and
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in national economies i'm not star b. i think the fact that they were willing to destabilize the regime that had demonstrably one of the highest living standards in north africa goes to show the fact that they were not so interested in what benefited the people as a whole in the first place they were more interested in forming their their economic ties to two american oil companies yet for the moment the future seems bright not least because it's also very layered so we got our t. shirt probably didn't give it a minute spared a visit our website always the more stories more in-depth analysis on the news of the day at our home the stories that it might help to attention tonight the search for earth like planets is finally borne fruit is nasa no says it's found the world's sibling six hundred light years away that is what it's made over they got high hopes for its online tonight and it's beginning to feel a lot like christmas isn't it
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a huge crowd of santas here ditch this sleighs for skis and snowboarders they get into the seasonal spirit of the united states more seasonal cheer from us. and we take you around the world in brief a roadside bomb attack in southern afghanistan has killed nineteen civilians it's left a number of others wounded the blast happened when a mini van was hit by a bomb in the city of kandahar comes just a day after the funeral fifty nine shia muslims killed in twin suicide bombings a pakistan based extremist group has claimed responsibility afghan president hamid karzai to confront pakistani government of. the interview with the us t.v. network a.b.c. syria's president has denied ordering the killing of anti regime protesters bashar al assad added that only a quote crazy person would target his own people he admitted mistakes had been made but blamed the violence on armed criminal gangs according to un reports almost four
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thousand people have been killed since the uprising began ten months ago now. egypt's new cabinets been sworn in with a key post of interior minister going to the capital's next police chief it comes after nearly two weeks of delays reportedly caused by problems in finding a suitable candidate for the role the cabinet replaces an interim administration resigned in the wake of deadly clashes between security officers and protesters last month. mexican authorities said they followed a plan to smuggle the son and other family members of the former libyan leader colonel gadhafi into the country mexican interior secretary said the plot involved a criminal gang of international dimensions the ring of reportedly buying up safe houses using falsified waves of documents in preparation for the families arrival colonel gadhafi started been held in the house arrest in. fleeing libya in september. just a few minutes tonight are to take shit through the last days of the soviet union and how it ceased to exist that was twenty years ago but later this month in fact
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before that though let's get across the latest business is wednesday night and the trees here. welcome to business r.c. the construction of an oil rig between the black sea and the aegean is on the verge of falling apart after bulgaria decided to leave the joint project with russia and greece you want point three billion dollar pipelines intended to transport russian caspian oil bypassing turkey's crowded the bosphorus and dardanelles channels thus saving shipping costs but gary a says the project will not work under the current agreement it will now pay eight point two million dollars to its partners in costs russia's pipeline operator transnet says construction could still go ahead but will require new negotiations he well oiled is falling to around one hundred dollars per barrel after a government report shows supplies grew unexpectedly as demand for gasoline other petroleum products a drop and u.s.
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stocks are lower as optimism fades on the outcome of the upcoming e.u. summit at the end of this week financials are higher but industrials are dragging on the dow caterpillar is declining around two percent. european stock markets closed wednesday's trade but what we're seeing at the close is footsie down point four percent the dax point six percent better than what we saw throughout the whole session that's despite the financial times say european officials are in talks to potentially double the firepower of the eurozone bailout fund and this is the close of russia's national on wednesday of the tuesday's steep declines the russian markets posted more losses the r.t.s. one point two percent my six almost point seven percent of the main movers on the my six gazprom and lukoil despite all the oil are going down we're slightly better than the market down point four percent of the world what are some of the biggest losers on tuesday fertilizer maker carly was up for most of the session but went out of the close the company's revenues reached three point two billion dollars in
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the first nine months of this year here's mark rubenstein from i have seen natural . today's a mixed day end there. here is for that yes they were stored significant correction in the market and which was caused partly by their increase whatever isps has this eventually asters and the other part was of profit taking which for the very strong performance during the previous week so today again we're trying to go higher this morning and then the sellers came in they were basically sort of a going flat today but i think there is a significant chance that the market could put their mind of this weight on the expectations of their successful european union summit that is starting tomorrow. the privatization program in russia could get off to a rapid start next year and most of the country's biggest lenders burbank says it will be ready to go to the market as soon as the global financial situation stabilizes haven't graph is also a bit about the bags prospects and twenty twelve saying it will be difficult for
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the sector as a whole but his firm will be outperforming the market. you can image that however the world economy develops the next year will not be very easy for us we cool a business plan moderately optimistic so according to it all credit for you should grow to about twenty four percent that's been in the market which we expect to grow to around twenty percent although we also are ready for a more pessimistic scenario with the situation in europe worsens and the oil price falls to between sixty and seventy dollars per barrel but it's more business news and fifty five minutes time i see that.
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