tv [untitled] April 11, 2012 3:00am-3:30am EDT
the british prime minister of power is ahead with his arms sales pitch in asia opening up the case war arsenal to the nations surrounding china. there's still a chance of a truce says the special envoy to syria while u.s. congress hawks cozy up with syrian rebels and step up calls to supply them with arms also. the wall is busy with themselves nobody nobody is skewed to heat up all the biggest you know. arab revolutions push the palestinian crisis on the back burner leaving people to battle for basic essential and offering cover for israel to do what it wants. us critics say spanish plans for
a vegas style gambling pirate to make money and jobs could actually end up losing the sex industry more than the current. russian markets fail to withstand the global gloom flying around the center one hour into wednesday straight session join me in twenty minutes from. eleven am in the russian capital you are with our team i joined anglo japanese weapons research pact and a permanent british naval presence in asia those are the first fruits of british prime minister david cameron's latest and strongest push to hawk his country's weapons to the orient accompanied by a resume of arms dealers representing the case a list and biggest weapons. makers' cameron is currently on
a five day tour across the continent the british leader also called for indonesia to be allowed to buy weapons in bulk that just a decade after the country was embargoed by london itself or using british jets to bomb civilians before the u.k.'s artie's i've been at reports aside from standing to make an explosive profit there's also the benefit of irritating china. selling weapons is quickly becoming what britain does best prime minister david cameron is in japan to unashamedly tout the u.k.'s military hardware only he calls it flying the flag for britain it's seeking to become only the second country other than america to trade arms with japan not only big business but the chance for a crucial foothold in what's clearly the place to be this must be a perfectly predictable result of the shifting of the focus of american attention in the attention of much of the world to be asia pacific region as china obviously continues to be an economic powerhouse and even india and other countries in the
region for him to actually become more economically don and i think with that he attended attention from the militaries of the u.s. and the u.k. and other countries america's recently announced plans to station two thousand the remains in australia hoping to exert influence in the region china says it isn't theirs to meddle in and britain could soon join them part of its defense deal with japan could see a british hunter submarine deployed in china's backyard complete with missiles and all of his ickle presence the british government claims is needed these geopolitics are relevant but i think that's even more reason for the u.k. to be going up there to engage with what is one of a few key allies in the region david cameron's in japan with over thirty executives from the u.k.'s highly profitable arms industry this isn't the first time he's been criticized the turning an overseas trip into
a travelling sales pitch cameron was left red faced last year when on the same trip he went from praising democratic uprisings in cairo to flogging weapons in q eight prime minister david cameron has been forced to defend his party weapons manufacture is saying it's perfectly responsible and respectable but this is a region that's highly sensitive to any kind of military. maneuver and tensions at the moment are particularly high north korea's planned rocket launch later this week is stoking a traditional regional panic japan and south korea threatening to shoot it down fearing it's a disguise long range missile test similar suspicions are being cast on china too as japan and south korea seek allies further afield he certainly do not want to confront china moment and be do not have the resources to work people are here respected military strains who can't balance china so the best the best
point at the moment of course is to count on the united states more strategically and to involve more foreign powers into the region so as to have a back at chalons of exerting the pressure of the international community on china until now britain and america have had to make do with exerting their influence on the region from afar but with the talk of a physical presence there are theories could upset the balance either bennett's r.t. . and the speed of china's unprecedented economic crisis caught manny by surprise and today the question is not if but when beijing will overtake the u.s. as the world's largest economy and that's one of the seams up for discussion in today's crosstown coming your way and about twenty minutes time. i still think the china has a long way to go no no denying that china is growing a lot it is but it has a long way to go before it can get close to even think you are passing us ok do you
think more of a clear. i would say six years isn't there a line you know if you actually know joshua bell the former comptroller of the united states the guy who is in charge of the books of the u.s. government. has been saying earlier this year that the u.s. is now where greece was two years ago in terms of instead crisis or just under present numbers is six years is not really the future. u.n. security council has called on syria to stick to a six point peace plan fundamentally change its course the plans are and believes the government hasn't fully complied with its commitment to tuesday deadline to withdraw troops from towns however he believes it's too early to bury the truce effort arculus on a boy who reports from damascus. the syrian authorities claim that they have begun the partial withdrawal of troops from in and around urban settlements we trust the
first requirement of these six point. plan now they do you recognize that so far these fifth row has been partial and they claim that the only reason for that is that the opposition has intensified attacks on the government forces and on civilian locations in the run out. apparently in an effort to you and your elite it's clear that the partial withdrawal is not enough for the americans it's not enough for the europeans they've been very clear about that the russian side has also voiced its criticism yesterday at what is perceived to be a slow pace to be allowed and of course this russian foreign minister sergei lavrov also called on to these conflict on size that have voiced their support for the plan to put pressure on both sides and for the west to put pressure on the opposition to make sure that they also lay down arms from the very beginning even before the assad regime accepted this proposal really heard the naysayers from the
united states policymakers analysts saying that these rises and not a proposal that was worthwhile to pursue be an american senators john mccain and joe lieberman surprisingly visited one of the turkish refugee camps on the border with syria and they again call for supplying arms to the opposition as for coffee and he still continues his last minute efforts to sort of resuscitate his proposal and he was meeting with the foreign secretary of iran and the both of them again voiced their support for that proposal and have been moment it's the bast diplomatic option that we have on the table kind of boys who are already there russia ask all the foreign powers to use diplomatic influence to stop facilities the u.s. has accused moscow of being a rogue drive to topple the syrian regime political analyst professor jamal with cam says washington is determined to ruin peace efforts. states is trying to back down on its agreement with the russians over
a compromise regarding syria and this is we can understand militant groups armed groups are stepping up their fight against the syrian government and another . failed the initiative of coffee unknown turkey is being pushed by the united states in order to harass the syrians especially by supporting providing safe haven for armed groups. from its territory to launch attacks on the syrian government and the syrian troops and this it in troops hundred thousand eight hundred the same way they did with armed groups coming from lebanon so in this case this is to justify turkey is a member of nato to justify an intervention by nato without passing through the united and cancel. the arab revolutions hardening the attention of the world that left palestinian problems in a shout so far as an occupied territories are fighting on their own for
a basic needs as are at least partly a report some suggest israel is deliberately using the opportunity to go about its business of undermining palestinians while the world's attention is focused on the arab spring kind of syrians are focused on a different kind of spring the kind that farmers rely on for the livelihood and without which many palestinian villages would not survive. i'm afraid to stand here even though this is my farm the soldiers and settlers often come here to harass us you being here protects me israelis are controlling our springs the source of our water. this is an obvious village a place where the tommy tribe has lived for some four hundred years but nearly three decades ago and israeli settlements spawn up next door and slowly started encroaching on the villages land today a third of what used to be time in the ground is controlled by settlers so. it's very frustrating to see the settlement on loans that is ours and which we can no
longer access it's portable and i'm afraid that the day will come when they will knock on my door and say this house it's not yours it's ours. the one spring in the area is the main source of water for these palestinian farmers but they can now only access it ten hours a week by the city's use of all the time and far from it being a necessity for them they are making money and using it as a truism site the settlers have been investing a lot of effort to try and get israeli public to come here internet sites an advertisement spoke about a goal made a response ot wineries and of course magnificent springs the not be silenced spring is one of fifty six that the united nations detailed in a recent report. but eighty four percent of the springs are protestant privately so you can assume. exasperate. where water is is a rare commodity it's hard for the ready for the future generations it's lost because you said it was
a come up or something else that it's. palestinians feel the water spring issue it's only the tip of the iceberg because while the world is zoomed in on the arab spring these worries are using the chance to go about their business i think it's a plot for time for the israelis to strip out the actions against the palestinians i think the wall is busy with themselves nobody nobody is above the last year. has been record in terms of the increases in the number of new housing units israel have been rented or. in the occupied territories as expansion of settlements and so for as long as the world remains focused on the big battles happening across the arab world the day to find these farmers put up for every drop of water will continue i noticed policy r.t. now the sullivan palestinian of ministration coming out a bit later in the program developing the atomic energy sector in india turns into
a pitched battle between competing interests as some american stakeholders are accused of stirring up and saying if we're protests in the hunt for profit. and we've got that spirit opinion on the latest whistleblower case in the us and the tran of labeling of spies those who expose government misconduct. spain is going to have to work the cost cutting reform of health care and education introduced on monday despite loud protests from the country's opposition madrid is also pushing through an ambitious project to build a vegas style casino complex in order to fill its coffers but as it is jake agrees now reports that could turn out a longshot bet with poor odds. blighted by economic woes a spanish government may be about to take a peek gamble it's causing an american tycoon over his part in developing gambling mecca yes vegas it's somewhat ironic because this is
a country where gambling was forbidden for so many years for more research so that doesn't seem to to to matter much now the problem i see is that we are always complaining about our economic model the fact that we rely too much on the tourism industry on the construction business and here we are again with another magic project a billionaire wants to bring a colossal casino offshoot to spanish sure's most likely base it in madrid outskirts. vegas it could bring the cash strapped government twenty two billion dollars and offer around three hundred thousand jobs and much needed relief for an unemployment rate an economy in madrid it's a prospect that's been met with protest as people fear a sin city on their soil could bring more voices to the capsule something it's already familiar with for shushan has existed for some time here with this i mean legal status even in broad daylight on the main tourist streets you can see its
existence is a problem in the wake of the financial crisis that has increased so his presence nowadays there are lots of women who want it in the world of prostitution because they want to find a way out of the crisis but the demand is the priest and the prices of charge now this money hardly help by sex workers as banish streets are by no means a new site traditionally is be something that attracts immigrants unable to find work elsewhere but more spaniards are being very old in love with them a privileged kind of surprising because before the majority were foreigners brazilian germanie and the latin americans but now because of the crisis every day there are more spanish who are offering their services. the nation's unemployment is infinite and. because of the crisis of the
major increase of prostitutes among university students paid for their education. and more but being forced to take threatening prospects of the country's youth and with projects in the pipeline which could leave even greater many fear where the government may leap in. groups. and find out more about the stories we're covering on one of our team dot com let's take a look at what else is definitely worth your attention on our web site the voices of occupy wall street have not only grown louder but also melodious that's due to the growing popularity of the archipelago sounds that guitars singing as they are main weapons of perspiration plus. a doctor who literally lost his patient's heart just grew so angry at being forced to wait for attention and show you a waste to the entire plays in less than three minutes pride hour what drove him to
the edge right. now there is a growing trend in the u.s. of punishing those exposing government misconduct under a law designed to imprison spies the espionage act was used on bradley manning who had dated here wiki leaks out former cia officer may face prison time for revealing the use of torture both cases go against the very basics of the u.s. constitution says stephen cohn an attorney and author of the whistleblowers handbook. it's government misconduct that the government wants to suppress the public ever learning about so the heart of the first amendment it's essential core was to prove to permit people to expose government abuses but what we see in
the center should cases is that the government is using its power to intimidate to prosecute to read and preventing the american people learning about the abuses of their government they are censorship document that the predicate there is censorship on said that the director of the f.b.i. can censor federal employees if they disagree with the policy being advocated by those employees and it's unconstitutional all of the cases say the right to censor is limited to classified and secret yet the f.b.i. is saying they can send through peacetime policy these are the types of rules that they sneak in that have to be challenged. now take a look at some other stories from around the world at least one hundred thirty three people have been killed in two days of violent clashes between yemeni soldiers and al qaida it comes after militants linked to al qaida raided an army barracks in the southern town of la there
a government official says the group have now surrounded the area preparing to take over the town. of forty million eligible south korean voters of all have the opportunity to vote for the country's new parliament ongoing it's predicted to be a raise between two major parties the presidents and the main opposition group tensions with north korea are a major of their in the race with manny koreans unhappy at the government's handling of relations with its northern neighbor the presidential election is also slated for december this year. in the us rick santorum has suspended his campaign for the republican presidential nomination after he was unable to win keep primaries facing a loss in his home state of pennsylvania his decision clears the way for front runner mitt romney newt gingrich and ron paul are still campaigning but aren't legging well behind romney in the lead up to one of them burst presidential elections. and there's more on the build up to the u.s.
election coming up next our thirty's gun industry can speak to jim clifton c.e.o. of a company conducting opinion polls in the states and he says their figures show obama may have a fight on his hands to stay in the white house. well we ask right now if you're to vote tonight you vote for obama. and according to the gallup poll if we vote tonight romney will beat him because you know you may very well vote for romney but not for him you're just voting against the president is there sort of a what are the main reasons not to vote for the president and shish strictly unemployment as far as foreign policy i think foreign policy plays no role at all right now i mean if it's something really big happened so israel bombs iran and we've got to back them up. i mean some will make a little bit of a difference but americans are a place right now they don't want to hear about foreign policy they should they don't. play our
power plants have mushroomed across india opening up huge opportunities for big business but also angering environmentalists but indian politicians insist pro asked often have motive speak yond the illogical because this prayer shrader in our reports where there's big money there are dirty tactics. protests have erupted across india outside of nuclear power stations like this the cool down call in plant a joint indian russian venture in the south it will be the largest such electricity generating facility in the country construction of nuclear power plants in india has been stopped because of growing opposition and now the indian government has said it's the united states that's behind the protests motivated by american business interests. corporate interests and. you know. the politics of the nuclear industry are really your. geo political concerns that
the india's prime minister manmohan singh has taken away the licenses of three n.g.o.s and put seventy seven more on the global watch list sort of he believes american n.g.o.s are helping fund anti-nuclear protesters well such aid is not illegal the action reflects government anger at what delhi sees as interference in india's internal affairs and energy policy in a recent interview to the american journal science prime minister singh said the atomic energy program has got us into difficulties because these n.g.o.s mostly i think based to the us still appreciate the need for country to increase energy and . the protesters deny that they're receiving funds from america the small amount of money that we need comes from our own people the fisherman.
but according to information from the indian home ministry released to parliament last year one third of indian n.g.o.s funding actually came from the united states india have maintained that developing a peaceful nuclear energy program will only help the country meet its growing energy needs and decrease the dependence on foreign sources of energy but other countries see india's growing energy need that the protests. business opportunity while the u.s. says it's got no objection to india's civilian nuclear program u.s. and western firms will be keen that they win the business rather than russian firms in the last few years india has access to the international liquid market as this great market or billions of dollars. while protesters may be simply opposed to nuclear power some of the money behind them may be motivated by very different reasons the power of american business interests to keep others out of one of the world's fastest growing energy markets preassure
either party in india. causing straight to the world of business with me hello there and me three well let's take a look at the situation in spain and the markets there as we heard that spain's body yields were rising on tuesday so how are they doing today all they are doing much better marine other down three points right now even though we've had the stats coming out just recently that industrial production in february in spain went down five point one percent basically the situation is not improving but at least when it comes to bond yields very much better second look at how europe opened and it's a mixed open as you can see there the footsie down point one percent the dax up point four percent but it's much better than. what we saw in the previous session or. now when it comes to currencies the euro is gaining a lot against the dollar that's on the beginning of the earning season in the
united states where alcoa after the closing of the u.s. trading session in on tuesday reported a net profit of ninety four million dollars well a net loss was actually expected in the first quarter so that's a very good start of the earning season whereas the ruble is losing against the basket of. currents. in asia we are looking at a negative trading session at the very end of it obviously the nikkei is down point eight percent it's driven down by electronics shares like sony and sharp they have downgraded and forecast in the commodities we are seeing a slight rebound this cell based on the positive sentiment coming out of the united states if you're earning season as i mentioned before so we're seeing light sweet and brant up around twenty cents not much but still coming off seven week
lows. in russia the session as moved pretty much into the negative territory with the r.t.s. down half a percent of my sides just barely in the red circle moving the m i six and one of the big stories is really the potash producer number one told us producer in the world reported a an increase of net profits of sixty four percent in the previous year well still down half a percent this out be is just point one percent gazprom among energy shares is showing a bit of a negative dynamic there's a big i.p.o. coming out potentially in russia with the furred largest mobile phone operator megaphone considering a listing in the foreseeable future according to very much c. the daily writes this is likely to happen if billionaire of succeeds in almost doubling his stake in the company to fifty six point three percent now megaphone is
the only one of the big three operators in russia which has not yet done a listing and it's worth around twenty billion dollars or twenty instagram's if we measure everything in instagram's valley if the euro can get over the idea yesterday and he is there he is right i got all right way thanks very much indeed for this our date and see the next hour. for it out oh well get regular those of heated debates which is coming up your way in just a few minutes by the before that i mean bring the headlines here on r.g.p. stay with us.
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