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three. three. three brought in video for your media project free media r t v dot com. divisions within syria's fragmented opposition see some welcome the government's decision to let observers into the country as others call for outside military intervention to end months of unrest. despite a fading hope of finding more survivors from a capsized oil rig in russia's far east the search goes on seven who were pulled alive from freezing waters arrive in hospital. mind your words one of russia's opposition leaders finds himself in the red faced phone conversations threaten to damage his relationships with allies that he labeled as cowardly. and russia is already reaping the first fruits from its recent admission to the
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world trade organization as the head of the country's nanotechnology corporation reveals to business more on this in twenty. five pm on tuesday here in moscow this is with me rory sushi welcome to the program syria could be the next subject of a foreign military intervention if some opposition groups get their way that calls for outside help a growing louder and system it's the only way to protect civilians from government security forces the libyan style demand comes despite the latest decision by damascus to allow arab league observers to monitor how the regime is dealing with the rest recent reports suggesting that dozens of army deserted killed by syrian troops and as a tease. found out the situation in syria now looks more like
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a civil war rather than but a government crackdown. we're here in the embattled city of homs and you can hear heavy gunfire in the background that is really hard to share insurance as the civilian population here lives here as we called to wait a month after month they've had to ensure this conflicts with the on going violence is taking its toll ticky abducted there are neighborhoods that have been suffocated surrounded by armed groups there many people who have been kidnapped who have had enough who did we do to deserve this homes is being described as a city on the brink in civil war where some of the series fiercest fighting has broken hours driving through the streets there are clear signs of conflicts bullet holes and when day pains and slogans on the walls there's a heavy military presence we went able to visit some of the areas where concentrated fighting was continuing it would be empty dangerous to visit. us in
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other areas of the city daily life struggles on movies and to the backdrop of gunfire. you can see the children playing here in the hall this is the one of the major. this conflict continues for the safety of the civilians if they continue living here and this is the situation in homes right now is far more complex than simply one of the opposition against the regime has a deep seated sectarian conflicts have with their heads. from the very beginning to home. because they're equal large numbers of both much more than. the military funeral held yesterday gets under way five soldiers killed by what the government says is an increasingly militant movement and on the same day reports from the opposition the harrowing accounts the civilian deaths around the country.
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make serious decision to allow the arab league to send observers to the more important this is naturally we want to visit the city. in the same time. so really it depends on the intention and do they really want to help. with the decision by the main opposition outside the country yes and see. the opposition inside the country has welcomed in the north. we hope it's going to be implemented on the ground as it stated in the pros a call and we remain completely against international intervention it would lead the country to destruction. with a fractious opposition and rising death toll with facts and information still very hard to verify even on the ground the observers a rival here in syria will be an important step but it's going to be just one of many more that we need to fully and seeing to ensure the name or lives. sara.
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the city of homs. meantime the political analysts to come out. those who want foreign intervention in syria don't really have any humanitarian motives at play. they've been. that country and they've been smuggling weapons and they been actually they feel they lost what they hope for they can change the regime in syria today their their dream of a change in their regime and collapsing of the regime did not materialize and they think after nine months of that international coalition western and some country against syria syria was able to steadfast and prevail over all the obstacle opposition they don't want they want to still continue in the process.
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and causing instability inside syria watching r.t. still to come for you this hour on the program by the clock of the e.u. bungles its own bailout cash deadline as the book struggles to convince member states to chip in for the common good we. also. are going to be the transformative moment for example in economic justice in america not backing down the occupy movement gains momentum after three solid months of the worldwide crusade against global financial for. six minutes past the hour here now to the oil rig that capsized in russia's far east on sunday where rescue operations are continuing despite hopes of finding any more survivors they are fading a total of fourteen have now been safely brought ashore and are being treated at local hospitals. but some of them arrived in port. dry land and the end of a nightmare for the weary few on board this ship rescued from
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a horrific ordeal in which friends and colleagues were lost they are among the few to be found alive after an all rig on the toast sank in freezing waters for the seven p. for about some eight ports and their families awaiting them the moet will no doubt be one of intense relief but their tale of survival differs greatly to that the majority of those aboard this ill fated oil rig. psychologists and doctors met the survivors upon arrival fill likely be an experience that will haunt them for a lifetime. my swam away from the rig a bit turned around inside capsize and i started swimming away as fast as possible in fear that i could be drawn into the board tax for those found alive who can see that in comparison they are the fortunate few dozens are still missing in the icy hoxsey following more than two days of searching planes are flying sorties to try
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and locate those lost and they're being accompanied by boats in the area but the hours spent scouring the horizon are so far program fruitless as only the numbers found dead appear to grow and angry relatives for they know just who is to blame. seem to like why did they need so many sixty seven people at the rig why what was the purpose of having sixty seven people there. yes you know i'm the wife of captain kozlov before the voyage here dressed every official morning down there to talking was prohibited in the winter months by a war or. it may have been one of the largest oil rigs in russia but disappeared beneath the waves in a matter of minutes on the shore in another wattles investigators are looking into three possible causes of the accident firstly it could have been due to violations of safety regulations during the tugging of the drilling rig secondly the condition of the rig itself might be to blame and lastly the. the rig might have been taken
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without probably consideration of the weather conditions of the wreck site. but the official findings will take some time and whatever the outcome for the families of those involved the little comfort they still to come to terms with losing their loved ones something more may experience as a hope remains alive the possibility of discovering further survivors appears slim jake agrees r.t. sakhalin in russia's far east. continue to follow the rescue operation updates just follow on twitter. one of. the big. questions over why the. follow up. on our website.
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the body of north korea's late professor. who died of a heart. has been put on display. his successor was the first to pay his final respects the video also shows the thousands of mourners weeping in the streets of kim's death but the north's neighbors on high alert fearing instability in the region special security while south korea. how much pressure the outside world puts on the north this according to the former
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head of the un's atomic watchdog. i think it is important that the outside world. does not make. threats from the outside knives that make them provocative in the north korean situation first of all we know that within artillery range from north korea. so even without nuclear weapons the situation would be risky. if the wanted here and there could be a risk also of encouraging. forces in japan. and you can watch the full interview with hans blix next hour here on out public apologies and embarrassing explanations the fate of one of russia's opposition leaders after recordings of some of his phone conversations surfaced online boris
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and your self could face a split within the ranks of the calling some of his allies hamsters and cowardly penguins. reports on some words that will be hard to take back. revelations were published in life news dot ru a notoriously tabloid sensationalist website in russia and they concern six hours of private phone conversations recorded boris nemtsov an opposition figure in which he insults fellow opposition leaders using very profane language and calls protesters how would leave kind wins and internet comes to those protesters turning out on the reports of widespread vote rigging in december's parliamentary elections boris nemtsov one of the all denies of the protests has hit back saying that this is kremlin phone tapping and that they've been released these phone conversations to try and discredit him and to split the opposition he doesn't ever admit that some of the phone conversations did happen and he's apologized for any insult
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caused in those but he says the others were falsified life news is oh no for its part has also added to the controversy by refusing to say where they got the recordings were from and all of this is caused a great storm of controversy on the internet with people shocked by themselves words and his use of language about other opposition figures and the possible splits in russia's opposition that that could indicate. a website www dot com is the best place to look for the latest updates videos and so let's have a quick look and see what's waiting for you there right now look at how washington's man in moscow is playing politics. the way the. protest too far group of activists have been missing him now for twenty four hours and one of their make. the belorussian president.
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nearly quarter past the hour now here in moscow the e.u. mistake a self-imposed monday deadline to come up with two hundred billion euro for its latest block wide bailout scheme the union fell approximately fifty billion euros short of its target with political bickering paralyzing the project the cash pool was intended as a debt fire wall to become one of the last lines of economic defense for the planet stalled on takeoff with britain among others flat out refusing to pump more cash into the euro their reasoning is that the eurozone pursued should sort out its own problems as r.t. as i like the other ski reports that may be asking it too much from member states who are struggling on their last financial legs. on paper these people live in one
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of the most prosperous economies of the baltic region reality their homeland. is the poorest country and after spending a year being part of the euro zone these people say the positive changes they were promised are nowhere to be seen recently euro commission check their pensions are authorities told they received an average pension of six hundred this is far from reality pensions in greece which fifteen hundred we hear get around two hundred. still only adopted the euro last january but despite a general positive attitude towards the move until now it is mostly big businesses and politicians that are really enjoying the transition there are clearly some political advantage in terms of if you want locking in more firmly into the you know we could prompt you to say as well in terms of investment the support for the euro is holding up very well. people seem to be to see the advantages you may be
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politically economically with the euro what gumption party soon brought a painful hangover since september a story has agreed to take part in the european financial stability facility the body created to combat financial crisis and the bailout countries like greece and now experts say this membership comes at a price and can not afford to pay. for us. because we need to. or. from our g.d.p. rich countries something more than nine percent. poor. country we need to pay off march richer countries the country central bank has even warned of a possible recession recent polls suggest up to sixty percent of historians are against their country's membership of the. government however doesn't seem to. and
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refuses to drop out of this relief fund meanwhile members of this community say they would rather help greece with potatoes and four who would then see their pension money heading their adopting the euro soon or later was a necessary condition for a stone you to join the european union but being part of the european financial stability facility was not in the agreement and while economists are speculating whether stone you should continue its membership in this organization ordinary people are left to wonder why they have to pay someone else's debts. see reporting from tallinn in a store. or relations between e.u. member states to tierra writing as fast as their economies the most notable example of the exchanges between france and britain which are being getting progressively more diplomatic and that's one of the themes being discussed in today's kaiser report with max. but if you french the british so french finance minister
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and really this childlike behavior going on as the last resort when all else fails you throw mud pies that eats out there on the playground right it's a roast beef versus the frogs going on of course any sane person would rather be french and british just look at a recent study that came out about facebook users seventy five percent of british facebook users feature photos of themselves drunk. ok that should tell you something about that country all the policy makers are drunk mervyn king is mostly in the bag all the people who are trying to do business over there in the city of london are for the most part in a brief. while we are about seven minutes away from the business news here on r.t. but for now police in denver dispersed dozens of demonstrators who had set fire to their shelters following attempts to evict them it comes off the protesters
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recently marked three months since the start of the movement against corporate greed in the united states is an associate now reports from where it all began. i. these are the images of america over the last three months. must beat themselves in the forehead because they've given such a life to this movement not welcome by authorities a movement against wall street wealth inequality and government corruption exploded in new york and spread all across the us the nexus of all of our grievances was the profit motive the fact that. the corporate sector dominated by the financial sector has our ostensibly democratic politics gridlock. owns it. occupy wall street has just marked its three month anniversary what we fall into on
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september seventeenth with this momentous moment of restoration in anger when there's this time now i think that we've kind of injected the idea of economic inequality and see the public discourse how come i want to try to fix that it would not last long enough to deliver any significant message for three months it was in the previous nationwide movement there was a system here it's clear that the protesters are feeling stronger and more united to one critic said the protests would not survive until winter they have we can't fund education we can't fund health care but we could fund the police and fund these wars until the cows come home at what point is it enough. when does the greed stop opponents said the demonstrations would never track tens of thousands they have i would love to see a peaceful revolution. really was the media ridiculed them as a joke it is not a party their message is it trying to have burning right now. but kidding they were
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not. many believe the uprising has transformed the face of america that's totally changed the conversation in the united states on saturday the occupiers of new york extract. campus after being evicted from zuccotti park. attempted to occupy a new public space to use as their base. but confronted by police about fifty were arrested others kicked out were pretty resilient so i think you know in a short amount of time and. surely the. demonstrators plan to keep going until they see a revamp of the financial and political system in the us the financial elite is still mourning it over everyone the economy is in trouble and foreclosures are continuing their all the real reasons for protest and the movement will continue no matter the obstacles the goal of occupy wall street is to make history and we're
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growing and we're going to be the transformative moment maybe for example an economic justice in america. r.t.e. . dimitris here in a minute with the business but for now and ballistic missile has just been testified on as part of the russian military's defense a modernization drive the display comes amid the long lasting russia nato standoff over the u.s. backed missile defense system to eastern europe and. guarantees the system will not undermine the country's security suggests that the actions of the u.s. could undermine the recent start treaty. all right let's get to some other headlines from around the world for you this hour time for the world update here troops and a riot police swept through cairo's tahrir square before dawn on tuesday another attempt to evict protesters severely beating them losing live ammunition in the
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process fourteen people have lost their lives in five consecutive days of clashes in the capital the demonstrators are calling for an immediate end to the rule of the armed forces the military took power off of the former egyptian leader hosni mubarak was ousted in february. the philippine government has shipped more than four hundred coffins to two flood stricken cities to help local authorities handle the growing number of dead almost one thousand people most of them women and children were killed by the deluge which struck the south of the country as they were sleeping dozens are still reported missing as the rescue effort continues. roxas sunni vice president tariq al hashimi has lashed out against terrorism charges brought against him by the government of the allegations had been a fabricated to claim it is innocent iraqi officials issued an arrest warrant for him yesterday on suspicion of running a hit squad to kill the government figures the episode has increased tensions
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between sunni and shia groups just days before u.s. forces complete their withdrawal from the country. ok time now for the business news dimitri joins us next. thanks rory ross now the chairman anatoly chubais says put a figure on the gains he expects from the membership of the world trade organization at a ceremony accepting russia as a member to the trade policy sure vice revealed it had also received around five billion euro in state aid and of schedule. so there additional seven point five percent of g.d.p. so in point five percent from the way to the point of the growth you know if you give yourself joining the military that's the kind of the mix of the to come to that effect improve the road of the shop or the protection over there not expect an additional step from the government because you're on the cannot be geishas funded
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thirty billion for obama and the big agencies will be fulfilled by the end before the end of the next year but actually they were fulfilled if you want to go to december this year the government takes all the money. and a top official has vowed to defend against a flood of cheap foreign imports because of joining the w deputy economy minister and a snippet of the compensation will rise after joining but he told r.t. he'll battle on just moves by other members. but we can defend the market for more imports and unfair competition will use existing w two rules to fight this so we're not creating any risk through companies through joining neverless competition overall grow and that's no bad thing we do need more competition bits of quality products and cheaper prices. all right let's take a look at the markets crude oil futures trading higher edging high in electronic
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trading on tuesday while it is up for a second day in a row that's on forecast u.s. stockpiles are declining out of pressure is speculation that further sanctions could be imposed against iran and that's opec second largest producer. it's moved to russia there's one more hour left of trading in the arts yes as my stocks are heading up moderately cyclical what's moving them i say gazprom is gaining more than two percent on high oil prices araf lot is also up point eight percent its net profit rose by more than a third during the first nine months of the year reaching three hundred eighty four million dollars and preferred shares of national oil pipeline operator chance now after also up its nine month net profit rose eighty percent to reach four point eight billion dollars mark seems just a call from where else of capital believes at the moment of best us should stick to defensive stocks. the overall expect the market unfortunately to be we can
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influence quarter two thousand and twelve was to be driven by increased instability school instability in europe so we voiced quine's to stoop to such names to see why didn't spokes you know in those industries course who selected who to retails who would stay with you from you know. say steels for example we are neutral on banks. were think you know if begging situation where we would be on the pressure of billabong conway going to be defensively in russian. there are reporters first eliza's coming under pressure from the ongoing financial turmoil in europe russia's largest pass' producer would all carli says it's most likely to cut production at the beginning of next year to maintain prices. it's a general. sentiment on the market people are cautious everywhere there's
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a fear that there will be or could be just so fagged from financial markets. and that the culture of business which is another factor for them be that's why i with thing that most probably in the first quarter of two thousand to twelve will have to do so all of the subway system there it's used to demand from the market would come expecting. ten fifteen can be expected and all the use of the window in order to or. same with the men's and the function next up on i think the headlines with roy.
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