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why you should care about humans. this is why you should care what you're only. president obama's absence becomes a highlight of a key summit of asia pacific economies in indonesia with the american government shutdown now threatening the president focus on asia. never a lot of good crisis go to waste china turns to europe for investment opportunities snapping up companies all over the hysteria hit continent. and the swiss army simulates a war against a death stricken french government that send troops to recover stolen gold.
this is already coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshie welcome to the program. a key annual summit of asia pacific leaders in bali has anger at its second and final day boosting trade and business cooperation between the twenty one member economies is the main focus of the gathering but it has not been short of political returns as well the absence of president obama due to the u.s. government shutdown was repeatedly noted as other countries took center stage at the form reports from indonesia. well the twenty one nations that make up a package count for more than fifty percent of the world's g.d.p. on an annual basis so it's clear that what is agreed here is of huge significance especially when you consider the fragile nature of the global economic recovery and this region has a number of emerging economies indonesia for example where we are right now is the fifteenth largest economy in the world so it's clear that there are plenty of good investment opportunities in the region so perhaps it's surprising then that u.s.
president barack obama is not here he's of course been forced to cancel his trip to asia to deal with the domestic problems the financial problems back in the united states and the continuing shutdown there and that decision to stay at home is going to be frustrating for u.s. business leaders especially when you consider the united states well documented to asia as it is cool strategic move designed to include increase america's influence in the region our bombers decision to stay at home has been a hot topic of discussion over the last couple of days or so everyone's had their say russian president vladimir putin saying that obama's decision is totally justified and that putin himself would have done the same when you consider what is at stake i think the singapore prime minister spoke for many on sunday when he said that he'd rather have a u.s. government that is functioning and working the one that is not on this entire economic summit really has been played out to the backdrop of what is happening in washington and what is happening in the united states with the threat of a u.s.
default hanging over the global economy one of the business leaders said to me yesterday that the prospect about the fall is simply on thinkable the consequence is a rotten thing so it's still not clear with uncertainty hanging over the states whether the global economy is about to enter choppy waters or calm seas. well one country that seems to be benefiting from president obama's absence from the summit is china present a u.s. leader was expected to have pushed for trans pacific partnership a trade blog that actually excludes beijing now about we based political commentator and columnist says china is losing no time in trying to blunt america's influence in asia. show you some boasted about this it all but she came to indonesia you came to malaysia around the time obama announced the fact that you would come in and at the same time he signed huge billion dollar deals with the government and you also announced
a new strategic partnership but asia so i think countries like indonesia where should they have a great deal more incentive to cooperate with china to work with china because there are economists are very split based on foreign investment groups chinese third biggest investor in the region and there's a lot of want to get in my opinion from being locked down in an old financial analysts sovereignty and distributing the terms which. as not just in asia where beijing is reaping the benefits chinese investment in europe has been growing steadily despite the financial storm that's been ravaging the euro zone let's take a look at some of the bigger deals here and twenty ten a chinese car maker decided it was easier to take over at swiss rival valvo than to compete and in january last year a german concrete pump maker the second largest firm in the field was sold to china that same month beijing acquired an italian yacht make of her ready and
a month later as a result as a reminder of the chinese fondness for luxury goods the famous french fashion brand sania recal was sold to a firm in hong kong china also investing heavily in the u.k. buying shares in london's heathrow airport and pumping billions of pounds and the country's nuclear industry as a boy who reports chinese money is already changing the face of london. this time last year it looked like the iconic london cab would be consigned to the history books after it's made because the financially troubled london taxi company went into administration chinese manufactured t.v. which already owns volvo stepped in and bought the company for eleven million pounds the factory is now back in business this part of the assembly process is called the marriage of the carriage where the shape of the taxi. meets with the shafi of the taxi fare but it's a marriage between the chinese manufacturer and he and the london taxi company that
managed to save a british icon from going out of production g.-d's pledged to invest in getting fifty million pounds into the coventry based business over the next five years promising to create jobs and develop new engines to future really previously when we were a company the financial resources to continue to develop the product as we would like to. to develop. i wish we could have only dreamed of financial analysts have called it a win win situation the london cab comes back from the brink of extinction while a major chinese manufacturer gets to invest in an exciting new project but what does it say about the state of british industry business secretary vince cable called the chinese buyout a clear demonstration of the strength of the british car industry but the london cap is just the latest in a raft of u.k. businesses being sold off to foreign companies cadres chocolate is now american
jageler most is indian and the british airports authority spanish to some it represents a hollowing out of corporate britain and i'm happy that it's not going to but it shows government policy for a long time now as encourage foreign companies to take over our british companies that means companies are not competitive across the globe. so we're not putting in the right tax policies we're not dealing with regulation and it's these companies welcome to have new investment it always is in the long term this takes away economic productivity from this country it means that staff and jobs so more liable to go because there's allegiance between the companies that are owned by foreign entities and their country rather than britain piece has been a cabbie for over forty years and has seen the london taxi company go through several four to show knows i hopped in for a ride and asked him how he feels about turning chinese this is a shame that it's not owned by a british company but it's better than going to the wall
a dynamic the companies that are still british they would be faced with and you see . london. online we've got much more about china's expanding investment abroad including a story about beijing by vinyard in france's bordeaux region and you can catch it at r.t. dot com. right to see. first street. and i think you're. on our reporters twitter. and instagram i. am. on my. well there is a growing divide between the u.s. and the b.s. tripoli slams washington for a raid to capture
a terrorist suspect the target of the raid was allegedly involved in nine hundred ninety eight u.s. embassies bombings in kenya and tanzania libya's prime minister has demanded an explanation for what he called the kidnapping of one of its citizens from a syria tory saying that they should be prosecuted inside the country the fans consultant says the u.s. is used to meddling in other countries affairs they claim that under a two thousand and one u.s. law they can capture anyone anywhere in the world they can enter any sovereign territory and arrest anyone it's extremely dangerous policy that's a one governments in the world can intervene in any other country sovereign state invaded afghanistan without a un resolution they invaded iraq without un resolution they attempted to carry out air strikes against syria recently without un resolution so it makes the whole
world a dangerous place or with their with their policy in place now libya has already say washington never informed them of the planned raid a law professor and colonel morris davis says that if such claims are true the us was acting against international law. publicly libya is saying they did not consent to the raid we're aware of the raid when we sent in an armed force in order to conduct a kidnapping so if that's true then i know that sovereign territory and i question our legal authority to conduct a military operation in the sovereign territory of another country without their knowledge and consent and so there are other countries i'm sure there are people here in the united states that other countries do is an enemy of their state so we can go into libya and decide duct anyone that we choose and walk the country come here and do the same which they did that you know would be the lead story on every news network tonight before we do it is just you know kind of shrug and not. the
issue as well as america's offhand tactics was discussed an owie martin breaking the set and that's coming up later but here's a preview. shockingly many are praising obama for not employing drones to assassinate a libby from the sky this sentiment alone reveals what an utter disgrace the discourse has become complimenting the president for illegally kidnapping alleged terrorism potentially torturing them instead of murdering them only emboldens the false dichotomy of fighting the so-called war on terror but the most stunning compliment of all came from former white house press secretary for ari fleischer who treated earlier today bush's fourth term continues no boy interrogation secret rendition snatch and grab on sovereign soil indefinite detention no that wasn't a criticism of the president that was a glorification of bush two point zero because apparently snatching sovereign
citizens from sovereign lands for fifteen year old crimes is something to celebrate . well imagine this the year is twenty fourteen the impoverished french stormed a swiss border in an attempt to bring back the gold they believe was stolen from them the defending forces fight off the invasion to keep their banks a bit all over has more in switzerland working scenario. the idea of two western european nations going to war with each other may seem on thinkable however that's exactly the contingency that the swiss military have been preparing for and article in the march newspaper it was revealed that the swiss armed forces had conducted war games and which they depicted an invasion by neighbors friends to
find out a little bit more about this i'm joined by the author of that article. thanks very much for talking to me why did the swiss military think that this was necessary. there's a history to this in two thousand and twelve the swiss army already held exercises on the premise that europe slides into economic chaos and many immigrants flock into the country so this time around they went even further and created another legend suggesting that a financially stricken france breaks apart into warring regions one of the new countries that will appear will be called sonia a small but very nationalistic state so ionia will have thirty percent unemployment huge debt and it will blame switzerland for creating this debt so so i own you know is preparing an attack on switzerland to retrieve the money it had allegedly swiped from france what's the reaction been in france to being portrayed as the v it is
here. the french media made fun of this and mocked it we received lots of corn calls from the french press but they didn't take it seriously but in switzerland people are very serious about whatever the army does so public opinion is split some believe the story told for the drills was quite real. exercise with this premise others think the swiss army put itself in a discrediting position. thank you very much so swiss war games underlining real tensions between neighbors and western europe. and still ahead the afghan president blasts the twelve year old long u.s. led occupation off his country accusing washington of breaching the country's sovereignty and causing chaos while gana stand falls into the hands of the taleban . and moscow is ready to sand the olympic torch for the winter games in sochi on its historic journey at cross russia those stories coming up for you here on
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to go to the. science technology innovation hall believes developments from around russia we've got the future covered. welcome back you're watching our president of afghanistan has slammed the occupation by nato honest twelfth anniversary accusing allied troops of making a nation suffer and failing to uphold security the criticism comes at a crucial moment for the country seeking to hold first democratic transition of power during next year's presidential election the taliban overthrown by the us led forces over a decade ago recently promised to disrupt the vote and after nato pulls out all aspects of security will be in the hands of the afghan army meaning they would have to deal with high risk militant areas that's now nearly half of the country with
elections around the corner director of the world can't wait anti-war group believes the chaos caused by the invasion comes in handy for the radicals this is an occupied country by the largest military in the world the biggest economy many billions of dollars up to a trillion dollars have been poured into afghanistan and the basic people are in worse shape than ever it's there's plenty of deadly violence going on now but the civilian death toll has actually been higher in twenty twelve than in any other year of the us occupation this has created justifiably a population which is very much against the occupation and in some senses has been one to support the taliban which many people never supported before this all started the us has said and supported the taliban by creating such disasters around
the country. and now we're on our website freedom came too late. we've got the story with us man who served over forty years in jail for a crime he didn't commit and died just hours after his release plus. a powerful typhoon has battered china's southern provinces forcing thousands of thousands of people to flee its past and bring public transport to a halt so i had to our emotions section more stunning video on that. in syria the process of destroying the country's stockpile of chemical weapons may be making progress by there's still no solution inside to another severe crisis the
conflict has created that of refugees the u.n. estimates that for a million more syrians will be forced out of their homes and more than eight million will be in need of next year president of the international committee of the red cross peter moore told r.t. the only way to solve the refugee crisis is to get help to the people within syria . in i.c.r.c. perspective the first and foremost important step to do is to improve the situation within syria so that those displaced within syria are not forced to to become refugees either in neighboring countries or beyond so our effort at the present moment is to appeal to the international community to wall responsible countries to exert maximum influence on all parties in the syrian conflict to allow independent actors to do their work in syria we do not enough at the present moment
because of the security situation because of the blockages amongst or between the syrian government and the armed opposition so we definitely and badly need to expand our operation in syria so that so that not more syrians become refugees and become at the stubby lising factor in the neighboring countries. now take a look at some other stories from around the world north korea's army has been put on high alert after u.s. military ships including an aircraft carrier moved into a south korean port for joint naval drills young yang has warned washington of serious consequences and ordered its military to be fully ready to launch an operation and this comes despite a recent thaw in relations on the korean peninsula which led to the reopening of a jointly run industrial park. u.s. billionaire warren buffett has earned ten billion dollars and payoffs from
companies he loaned money to during the financial crisis in two thousand and eight according to the wall street journal the cash accounts for almost half of his company's profit buffett is one of the world's richest man with a bankroll of almost sixty billion dollars. pakistani girl who survived a taliban attack has received new threats from the militant group the yourselves of wise was shot in the had last week to work for her campaign for women's education rights something strongly opposed by the taliban the threats to her life come just days after the teenager received the politkovskaya human rights award and was named a favorite to win the nobel peace prize. and stay with us were a surveillance camera has captured the scene of an attempted robbery the video shows the cashier of a new york food store standing up to thieves pulling out
a shabby before chasing your man through a parking lot a local police are now currently looking for the robber the most of the sochi winter olympics torch relay is in its second and final day before goes on an incredible journey across the world's largest country. and on monday the torch was taken to moscow state university where a spectacular show was put on artist likes or chefs he was there for us. the first day of moscow's leg of the sochi twenty fourteen olympic torch relay has come to an end culminated by a spectacular fireworks show here at the sparrow heels in front of the moscow state university the first day of the moscow leg of the torch relay kicked off at midday beside the red brick walls of the moscow kremlin and ever since then the
torch bearers have been running across the russian capital carrying the torch passing the flame from one to another i myself was lucky to witness the handing over of the flame at one point right next to the moscow state university all in all this was just the first day of the moscow torch relay the relay which promises to be a truly historic one and i did a report to explain what the peculiarities of this torch relay this time will be and what's so special about it. in the limpia handed over to russians on october the fifth in athens and delivered to moscow on the next day now the olympic flame has started its long and unique journey across the host country five time olympic champion and synchronized swimming and as they see it over there were was chosen to be the very first store to bare a fourteen thousand more will hand the flame to each other in the next four months among them people of a range of profiles and backgrounds including a special be ip guest there's
a lot of expectation. and in the beginning that i missed being there's a lot there's just been a lot of preparation. a lot of work to do and i think you know i think you're great to work for. the twenty four thousand sochi games olympic torch relay has only just kicked off but it has already been branded as he story covering more than sixty five thousand kilometers across nearly three thousand cities towns and villages in russia it will become the longest storage relay in history and probably the most seen as well with almost one hundred thirty million people being within reach it will do. of the relays route for the first time in history it will be taken for a space walk outside international space station that's before descending to the bottom of the world's deepest lake baikal heading to the top of the world at north pole and scaling europe's highest peak russia's mountain. this is a unique opportunity to unite the nation and a great way to explore russians themselves and because.
with the flame. every single cd and for that moment this particular city will be the capital of the olympic games after two days in moscow the olympic torch will have further inland before ending up at the grand opening ceremony of the sorts the winter olympic games in exactly one hundred twenty two days from now. r.t. moscow. the olympic torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred twenty three days. through two hundred two cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people. or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. olympic torch relay. m r t v dot com.
and imagine space here here next with the latest kaiser report. i recently read headlines all over the russian internet screaming in full paranoia mode that china has just bought five percent of ukraine now they're writing that china will lease five percent of ukraine over ukrainian officials themselves claim that china won't be getting either and if this is a deal about some drip irrigation system the situation didn't explode onto the internet to the fantasies of bloggers the south china morning post reported that one company does have a crop and pig farming plant design utilized nine percent of ukraine's territory also last year the ban on foreigners buying land ukraine ed coincidently been
lifted although i am the distrustful pro sovereignty type getting a rich foreign country to pay to develop your nation's agriculture might not be too bad of a deal it would definitely take a lot of money to restore ukraine's farming to its former glory they see that ukraine used to be the bread basket of europe agree that status spec could really help the country but selling off or even just leasing nine percent of the nation's territory is absolutely unacceptable doing a large project with the chinese that is mutually beneficial is one thing but selling or leasing off your country is another and by another i mean treason but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report i'm max ties are good news at last for the british
economy yes apparently there is an all that financial fraud at least according to the wall street journal today as you know max indeed well you know the payment protection insurance scandal from the past few years where they the banks were selling payment protection insurance so your mortgage would be paid if you lost your job or your house burned down you got sick or whatever they would pay your mortgage for you well how a banking scandals bolstering britain's economy well the compensation for misselling those payments because apparently none of they were like all insurance products they didn't pay out so they had to pay billions of pounds to consumers who bought this thing and apparently the office for budget responsibility the government official forecasts are said that the compensation was so big it would provide quote some short term support to household consumption growth one economist alan clark at scotiabank says the compensation payments have been more successful
at stimulating the u.k. economy then quantitative easing u.k. lenders have already paid eleven point five billion pounds to millions of customers and have set aside another seven point three billion for future payments well this austerity for everybody in the u.k. unless you've committed financial fraud and then the government just rewards do with billions of pounds worth of compensation and restitution and free money and this brings up an interesting point is that fraud pays to be that crime doesn't pay but now crime does pay lehman brothers collapsed and a.i.g. collapse and bernie madoff collapsed and we saw many financial scandals over the past five years resulting in these central banks in america and england printing billions of pounds or billions hundreds of billions and trillions of pounds and dollars to reward the fraudsters so where's the.