tv [untitled] April 11, 2012 6:00am-6:30am EDT
the british prime minister powers ahead with his arms sales pitch in asia opening up the war arsenal to the nations of surrounding china. there is still a chance of a truce so 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. plus critics say spanish plans for a vegas style gambling empire to make money and jobs could actually end up the sex industry more than the economy.
a very warm welcome for you from all of us here at our. recent shite joint japanese weapons research pact and a possible permanent british naval presence in asia those are the first fruits of british prime minister david cameron's strongest yet push to hold his country's weapons to the orient having departed from japan he's now in indonesia calling for that nation to be allowed to buy weapons in both just a decade after the country was embargoed by london itself for using british jets to bomb civilians accompanied by a revenue of arms dealers representing the u.k.'s oldest and biggest weapons makers cameron is currently on a five day tour across the continent and for the u.k. as artie's either bennett reports aside from starting to make an explosive profit
there's also the benefit of china. selling weapons is quickly becoming what britain does best prime minister david cameron unashamedly touting 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 business leader a perfectly predictable result of being a shifting of focus of american attention and the attention of much of the world to be asia pacific region as china obviously continues to be an economic powerhouse and and even india and other countries in the region for him to actually become more economically dominant i think with that const he attended attention from the military so the u.s. and u.k. and other countries america's recently announced plans to station two thousand and
remains in australia hoping to exert influence in a region china says 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 the physical 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 out there to engage with what is one of a few key allies in the region with over thirty executives from the u.k.'s highly profitable arms industry this isn't the first time david cameron's been criticized for 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 flooding weapons in q eight prime minister david cameron has been forced to defend his party weapons manufacturers 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 most. mint particularly high north korea's planned rocket launch later this week is stoking a traditional regional panic japan and south korea are threatening to shoot it down fearing it's in the skies long range missile tests similar suspicions are being cast on china to its japan and south korea seek allies further afield he certainly would not want to confront china moment and they do not have the resources to work if you are here restricted military strains to counterbalance tango so that. the best approach i don't know and of course is to count on the united states more strategically and more foreign powers into the region so it would have a better chalons on its thirteenth be pressure off that you can national 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 that could upset the balance are the benefits aren't see. the speed of china's unprecedented economic rises caught many by surprise and now the question is not if but when beijing will overtake the u.s. as the world's largest economy and that is just one of the themes up for discussion in today's edition of crosstalk i'll be coming your way next hour here on alt. 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 the us ok. you know i would say six years isn't deadline you know if you actually know for sure i bet there is the former comptroller of the united states the guy who is in charge of auditing the books of the u.s. government david walker 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 it is six years it's not really their plan if you're. watching r.t. now our special envoy kofi annan says he's received assurances from syria that it will on a an agreed u.n. . cease fire excuse me by thursday it's after a deadline for troops to leave the city has passed on tuesday with some western and arab states accusing the regime of failing to stick to its commitment in the country has argued socks on a break. the syrian authorities claim that they have big on that partial withdrawal of bad troops from in and around urban settlements we trust the first requirement of these six point coffee and a plan now would be 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 to these apparently in an effort to reilley 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 launched its criticism yesterday at what is perceived to be a slow paced over the pullout of force this russian foreign minister sergei lavrov also called on stevie's conflict on all sides that have a voice that supports for the crimes he puts 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 read heard the naysayers from the united states policymakers the analysts saying that these rises and not a proposal that was worthwhile to pursue your be an american senators john mccain and joe lieberman i surprisingly visited one of the turkish refugee camps on
whatever syria and they again called for supplying arms to the opposition as put on and he still continues he is last minute at first he said if resuscitate he's proposal he was meeting with the foreign secretary of iran and both of them again boyce their support for the proposal and have been moment it's the basque diplomatic options that they have on the table to sort of work are reporting while russia has called on foreign powers to use diplomatic influence to stop hostilities the u.s. has accused moscow of being a road block and its drive to topple the syrian regime political analyst professor jamal wakim says washington is determined to ruin the peace of its. the united states is trying to back down on its agreement with the russians over a compromise regarding syria and this is how we can understand militant groups armed groups are stepping up their fight against the syrian government and are not
planned to fail the initiative of coffee anon turkey is being pushed by the united states in order to harass the syrians especially by supporting providing safe haven for armed groups to. launch attacks on the syrian government and the syrian troops and this it in troops had reevaluated the same way the. armed groups coming from lebanon so in this case this is to justify. is a member of need to justify and intervention very nature without passing through the you know council. still to come in the program on our arab revolutions to push the palestinian crisis on the back of. the wall is busy with themselves nobody nobody is keen to hear about all of the palestinian people on the occupied
territories are left battling for basic essentials while israel uses the cover to do what it once. and developing the atomic energy sector in india turns into a pitched battle between competing interests some american stakeholders are accused of stirring up nuclear protests in the hunt for profit. ten minutes past the hour here in moscow and there's 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 data to wiki leaks now a former cia officer may face prison time for revealing to use of torture both cases go against the very basics of the us constitution as according to steven cohen a attorney and author of whistleblowers who work. 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 who are was to prove to permit people to expose government abuses but what we see in these censorship cases is that the government is using its power to intimidate to prosecute to threaten preventing the american people learning about the abuses of their government their censorship document that they predicate their 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 that is unconstitutional all of the cases say their right to censor is limited to classified and secret yet the f.b.i. is saying they can censor based on policy these are the types of rules that they sneak in that have to be challenged. spain is going ahead with a cost cutting reform of health care and education introduced on monday despite
protests from the country's opposition which is also pushing through bushes project to build a vegas style complex in order to fill its coffers but if that is drake agrees reports that could turn out to be a long shot but with very poor odds. by economic woes a spanish government and maybe about to take a big gamble and it's causing an american tycoon over his plans in developing gambling mecca last vegas it's somewhat ironic because this is a country where gambling was freedom 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 project the billionaire wants to bring a colossal casino all shoot to spanish rules most likely pacey it in madrid
outskirts. vegas it could bring the cash strapped government twenty two billion dollars in a for around three hundred thousand jobs and much needed relief for an unemployment ridden economy in madrid it's a prospect that's been met with protest as people fear a sin city and this could bring more blacks to the capsule something its already familiar with prostitution has existed for some time here with this i mean legal status even in broad daylight on the main tourist streets because see its existence is a problem in the wake of the financial crisis that has increased so his presence now there are lots of women who want prostitution because they want to find a way out of the crisis that is decreased and the prices they charge now. this money hardly helps you get by sex workers as banished streets are by no means
a new site traditionally is something that attracts immigrants unable to find work elsewhere but now more spaniards but the old in with them are what it is kind of surprising because before the majority were foreigners brazilian germanie and the latin americans are now because of the crisis every day there are more spanish are offering their services. you know as with the nation's unemployment it's often those young and. most wonderful because of the immediate increase of prostitutes is seen among university students looking to pay for the kishen. being forced to take threatening specks of the country's youth and with projects in the point which could leave even great many fear where that government money maybe you can do you groups and see which. you find out more about the stories we're
covering online that are part of the quick look and see what else is definitely worth your attention while our website for example are the voices of the occupy wall street have not only grown louder but also melodious that's due to the growing popularity of the band uses guitars and singing as their main weapons of persuasion. and a doctor who literally lost his patients have a look right here this gynecologist grew so angry at being forced to wait for attention and in this on show him he laid waste to the entire place in less than three minutes so i drove him to the edge of r.t. thought calm. and about a terminus time is the business but for now
a diplomatic quartet restarting israeli palestinian talks is due to meet on the fringe of a g eight foreign ministers meeting in washington it coincides with a palestinian appeal to the un security council over new israeli settlements being built on occupied lands of palestinians have little hope their complaints will be heard. reports. while the world's attention is focused on the arab spring palestinians 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 harassers you being here protects me israelis are controlling our springers the source of our water this is not the solid relig a place where the tummy tribe has lived for some four hundred years but nearly three decades ago any israeli settlements sprung up next door and slowly started
encroaching on villages land today a third of what used to be to me ground is controlled by settlers so. it's very frustrating to see the settlements on loans that is ours and which we can no longer access it's part of a plan 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 or 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 in a city for them they are making money and using it as a tourism site that settlers have been investing a lot of effort to try and get israeli public to come here internet site an advertisement talk about a great response both seek wineries and of course magnificent springs. and not be silent spring is one of fifty six that the united nations detailed in a recent report. well into four percent of the springs on palestine probably so you
can assume magic. exasperate. in a lab where water is raise a red commodity despite the fact you had it for decades and generations was lost because you said it was a come on board. but palestinians feel the water spin issue is only the tip of the iceberg because while the world is indian on the arab spring these regions are using the chance to go about their business i think it's a perfect time for the israelis to strip out. of their actions against the palestinians i think the war is busy with themselves nobody nobody is skewed to you the last year. has been record in terms of the increases in the number of new housing units israel have very limited or. in the occupied territory is as expansion of settlements and so long as the world remains focused on the big battles happening across the arab world the daily find these
farmers push ups for every drop of water will continue i noticed the r t now the fella village palestinian administration are starting with indonesia let's get to the r.t. was up at some other international news in brief and in israel has cancelled a tsunami warning it was issued following an eight point seven magnitude earthquake they reportedly hit three hundred kilometers southeast. in western indonesia at a depth of thirty two kilometers rescue teams have been sent to coast as a precaution a number of aftershocks have been reported in the area a massive nine point one earthquake followed by a tsunami in two thousand and four killed almost two hundred thirty thousand people around the indian ocean three quarters of them. at least one hundred thirty three people have been killed in two days of violent clashes between yemeni so. al qaeda comes after militants linked to al qaeda raided an army barracks in
the southern town of loder a government official says the group has now surrounded the area preparing to take over the town. in the u.s. rick santorum has suspended his campaign for the republican presidential nomination after he was unable to win the primaries facing a loss in his home state of pennsylvania his decision clears the way for frontrunner mitt romney newt gingrich and ron paul are still campaigning but are lagging well behind romney in the lead up to november's presidential election. well those are more of the build up to the u.s. election in just about ten minutes time here on r.t. as guy nature can speak to jim clifton c. of a company conducting opinion polls in the u.s. he says the figures show that obama may have a fight on his hands in order to stay in the white house. so we ask right now if you're to vote tonight. and according to the gallup poll if we vote tonight romney
will beat him because you may very well vote for romney but not for him it is for you against the president is there a survey what are the main reasons not to vote for the president. strictly on employment policy. i think foreign policy plays no role at all right now i mean if something really big happened so israel bombs are wrong 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 but they don't. just the moment is the business news a nuclear power plants of mushroom across india opening up shooter opportunities for big business but also angering environmentalists but indian the politicians insist that protests often have motives beyond the ecological because as artists
produce fruit or reports where there's big money there are dirty tactics. protests have erupted across india outside of nuclear power stations like this one the current uncool implant a joint indian russian venture in the south that will be the largest such electricity generating facility in the country construction of nuclear power plants in india has been stalled 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 there could be corporate interests and that would be. the politics of the nuclear industry really or. geopolitical concerns that india's prime minister manmohan singh has taken away the licenses of three n.g.o.s and put seventy seven more on a global watch list for the key believes american n.g.o.s are helping fund
anti-nuclear protesters while such aid is not illegal the action reflects government anger i want 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 difficult. because these are n.g.o.s mostly i think peace to do you 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 ngo funding actually came from the united states india has maintained that developing a peaceful nuclear energy program will only help the country meet its growing energy needs and decrease its dependence on foreign sources of energy but other
countries see india's growing energy needs at the potential 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 market as this great market but there are 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 india. in this thread over to me through the r.t. business or so there you are a lot of being given here and you will assessment of the government's work over the last twelve months giving this to the state duma so what is the verdict on the
economy well actually it's quite rosy quite positive and was boasting basically that the economy has come back to pre-crisis levels the g.d.p. has is higher than it was two thousand and eight before two thousand totally overcome the. crisis let's talk more about this to our correspondent daniel bush who has been listening to the president elect talk to the duma hi there that he also apparently a pretty upbeat outlook for the colony and the pretty ambitious goals that. russian unemployment is now under those levels in two thousand and eight also that's another good indicator yet government did remains low now he controls did that with the united states and europe with their high budget deficit and very point unemployment he said he states like greece the idea of a losing big national sovereignty in other words control over decision making to brussels in return for financial aid so he said it's good that russia still
controlled its own destiny as you put it with the current economic growth which is the third force that is in the g eight off to china and india within three years while she will be one of the world for biggest economies boy p.p.p. that's purchasing power parity but he admits of the countries still like small global's in cheek areas productivity is only twelve as high that means it takes a russian worker twice as long to make the same result as a western one for example if for missiles to ease doing business for investors also guarantees he talked about discussing with president method of creating a new public prosecutor who will control a living playing field for business but as you say overall the term of the speech was optimistic it was well received boy n.p.c. with a standing ovation at the end all right thank you for that. i we've got time to take a look at the russian markets how they're faring and they're looking quite positive actually let's take a look at those figures with a nice x.
up half a percent they also use a bit less than that around point three percent they sell second what's moving the my six and interesting stories on gas prom it's a bit weaker than the market up just point two percent volume it could send basically mentioned that russian companies move gas from should prepare for the so-called shale a red. pollution that could change the form of the hydrocarbon market basically world carly was also higher. net profit rose sixty four percent in two thousand and eleven year on year. all right now the story is russia's first largest mobile phone operator megaphone may consider an initial public offering in the foreseeable future willing to bet a misty day right so this is likely to happen until you know the service man of succes and almost doubling his stake in the company to fifty six point two percent now megaphone is the only one of the big three operators in russia which has not yet done a listing on the company's web around twenty billion dollars. in the e.u.
it's all looking pretty positive for the folks who are part of the standard that's more than one percent notably is it looking at spain's and it's a least they're going down more than fifteen points although in the primary bond market twelve months bones in italy have shown up during costs have actually increased. saw we have time for this hour but join me again in fifty five minutes time to get the latest market update of course many thanks indeed see you next hour . are still to come a plenty of action happening on the football pitches all across europe and you will be here to bring you the latest results in about twenty minutes after the headlines with me in just.