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today moscow is furious after the police beat up and detained a russian diplomat in the hague president putin demands an apology while the dutch ambassador's someone to explain. flush with cash beijing's finest to snapping up crisis rag european corporations and brands lining china's mighty manufacturing industry with some western know how we got a report on that coming up. and syria's chemical disarmament is on track with the u.n. plan as it progresses praised by the u.s. and russia at the asia pacific summit in bali.
which is join us for a good afternoon it's kevin i would hear r.t. today five pm here in moscow first russia's president is demanding an official apology from the netherlands over the treatment of a russian diplomat in the hague police reportedly beat up the official and detained him overnight the news comes against the backdrop of another spat between the two countries and he's got a teacher can call the latest the netherlands gave no explanation of their actions so far russia put forward an ultimatum if you well to explain the incident and apologized until six pm moscow time now moscow did not elaborate on what happens if they don't respond by six pm but the russian president said this. at the good be sure sure you can see. this is a flagrant violation of the vienna convention we are awaiting clarification an apology and punishment of those responsible for our reaction depends on how the dutch side will behave. dimitri. is the counselor at the
russian embassy in the hague the porting to the russian foreign ministry a dutch police. department diplomatic status put him on the ground hit him with a baton and took him to the police station without explaining anything later he was released. they broke into his apartment on the pretext that the neighbors called the police. waiting to hear the explanation of the relations between russia and the netherlands have been tense. greenpeace arctic sunrise. flag russia has blasted the netherlands for having systematically ignored russia's request to make the arctic sunrise stop illegal activity. in the arctic according to russia. more than here for a year and a half russia says all its warnings were ignored by the dutch and three weeks ago we know what happened to peace activists tried to. form and they were detained
together with everyone on board the ship they are now facing charges because technically it was an attempt to seize the passport many russian foreign policy experts believe that the incident with the russian diplomat in the hague is related to the tension between the two countries with regard to the greenpeace activists. following their time to bulldog to go on a website full story the story too. right . first right. and i would think that your.
chinese money is flooding the e.u. and snapping up iconic european firms as beijing's business savvy elite moves in to try to pick up companies it considers to be severely undervalued just a look at some of the bigger deals that have happened recently the last couple of years back in two thousand and ten you may recall a chinese car maker flush of money decided rather than try to compete with volvo it was having trouble at the time it would buy it in january last year one of germany's premier concrete makers also fell to beijing's richest same month for telling your builder ferretti very nice it was snapped up by a company controlled by the communist regime just a few weeks later two french fashion brand sunday reichl was taken over by a hong kong firm in keeping with the east growing fondness of luxury china is also investing heavily in the united kingdom buying shares in london's heathrow airport and pumping billions of pounds into the country's nuclear industry and as police reports next chinese money is also propping up a london i can't to. this time last year it looked like the iconic london cab would
be consigned to the history books on after its make us the financially troubled london taxi company went into administration chinese manufacturer g.t. which already owns volvo has 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 tag. meets with the shafi of the taxi everybody here but it's a marriage between the chinese manufacturer and he on the london taxi company that managed to save a british icon from going out of production g.-d's pledged to invest a hundred and 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. do to develop.
which 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. 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 on that but it shows government policy for a long time now as encourage foreign companies to take over our british companies and what that means is that i would british companies are not competitive across the globe. so we're not putting in the right tax policies we're not dealing with
regulation hinders these companies six 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 are more liable to go because there's allegiance between the companies that are owned by foreign entities and their country rather than britain peace has been a cabbie for over forty years in a scene the london taxi company goes through several british openness i hopped in provide 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 then go into the wall a dynamic the companies that are still british they won't be faced with any see. i see london. big time china's richest man in the entertainment wang john lydon has unveiled his plans for europe he's targeting hotels luxury brands and cinema chains i support a political professor joseph hong kong to the university says now is the perfect
time to do so as well signer a very big was among more than three point two trillion u.s. dollars chinese exporters would like to stand on reason to drop upstream and downstream to mean king and even expand their market share he will want to acquire technology and bonds management just as of course of time because prices are low and even expensive because of the financial difficulties in europe. and there's a much more learn about china's expanding investment abroad including a story about beijing buying and high end video in from says border region is that r.t. dot com. now it's not just france that feeling under threat the swiss been preparing for an invasion from a breakaway french region they've been holding army practices with should vision
i'm going to raise arms to guard the gold one that in just a few minutes. the destruction of syria's chemical arsenal successfully enters its third day and with the government an international team working together on it to the process is in line with the latest u.n. resolution that followed global outrage over the gruesome toxic attack back in august more details more middle east correspondent paula slee and now. tuesday is the third straight day that angle wind and cutting torches have been destroyed in missile warheads as well as aerial bombs and chemical equipment used for mixing the whole process is being overseen by some thirty three international observers their goal really is to ratify record and not deserve the process while the actual destruction of chemical of syria's chemical weapons is taking place by syrian forces now the international team as of yet it is not giving any interviews to the media we did however manage to catch up with the spokesperson who told us off
camera that everything was going ahead as planned the important point to make though is that this whole process is not straightforward and this is because some of these stockpiles are in care in combat zones at the same time there's been no confirmation or indeed any kind of comment from the rebels that they're prepared to allow the international teams to actually reach the sites where some of the stockpiles are because they're currently in their positions so there's no indication whether or not indeed they're going to participate in and now in those stockpiles to be destroyed the u.n. chief banking moon has also called for eight hundred member team to be set up that would be based partly in damascus and parking in cyprus and the purpose of that would be to ensure that syria's chemical weapons are destroyed within the timeframe that has been established which is the end of july next year but certainly so far the indications are that the process is happening smooth neat and according to the timeframe that has been say it. both of us really good progress made on syria's
chemical to solve the sidelines of the asia pacific leaders economic summit forty four scots. for. despite the fact that this is an economic forum designed to boost trade in the asia pacific region the subject of syria was never too far away and in an exclusive interview with our tape russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov expressed his hopes for a geneva two peace conference for make november now he says that he has a delegation from the syrian government ready to talk at any time but he also insists that he is the most extremists the factions of islamist extremists within the opposition says must be excluded from talks because people are moving closer. then to the free syrian army which is being portrayed as the secular opposition so the trend is. in the favor of just radicals among those who fight on the ground. and it is not only our conviction that there's become diction of the americans but
we must not talk to these people while the threat posed by the possibility of islamist extremists hijacking the opposition movement is something that russia has long warned about and despite initial resistance to that interpretation of events russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov says that the international community is now coming around to that way of thinking as the. actual situation of the ground as the real life was producing more and more facts that this is a large extent and more and more so about radicals trying to get hold of these huge regional. people who already committed themselves to a different interpretation very difficult to. admitting that they were wrong but because rules and this understanding will be of the danger of the radicals which they presented to syria the north african region in general it's being understood
more and more allies now in america's efforts then to try and get a representative delegation from the syrian opposition around the table if they can do that and maybe just maybe syria is taking me for us. tentative steps toward a long sought off the pace. will scald in bali they're coming up soon on the shallow seems afghan president hamid karzai has got no plans to leave quietly he's now hit out of the u.s. saying the country's relations this is mostly seat american troops bring deadly misery to the afghan nation but today more about that surely. and following the claim it's the coach's final day here in moscow stay with us for a latest from group reports of. soldiers you're in the military no more joking any more. never been some time in my life. every day would be close to absolute limits. you think
picture the same a bankrupt. breakaway french region launches a surprise invasion across the border to raid swiss banks loot money and says was stolen well that's the scenario cooked up for the most recent war games carried out in switzerland which is the biggest army in sterling in europe relative to its population peter all of us got the story. the idea of two western european nations going to war with each other may seem thinkable however that's exactly the contingency that the swiss military have been preparing for it article in. 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.
to 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 flocking to the country or just this time around they went even further in 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 for. thirty percent unemployment huge debt and it will blame switzerland for creating this debt so so i only know that preparing an attack on switzerland retrieve the money it had allegedly swiped from france. what's the reaction been in france to be portrayed as the envy it is here. i don't the french media made fun of this in marketing we received lots of corn calls from the french press that he 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 realistic and supports the idea of an exercise with this premise others think the swiss army put itself in a discredited position. thank you very much so swiss war games underlining real tensions between neighbors and western europe. real tension too on our website i agree belgian firefighters literally firming with fury they give the boys in blue dowsing for getting in their way during a protest over budget cuts who want to see more of that video and story online about the police but not happy and also arguably israel's biggest ever funeral sees hundreds of thousands say farewell to the spiritual leader of audio you said again we've got the story there from want to check their.
news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images of the world on the streets of canada. for racial to rule the day. afghanistan's president blasted the united states for bringing suffering to his country with very little security to counter it how because those words come ahead of a story chapter for the country which is gearing up for its first ever democratic transition of power the taliban's promising to disrupt the vote though and with militants plaguing almost half the country right now it's a serious threat the movement was overthrown by the u.s. invasion of course but with nato as planned next year it's got its eyes on getting back into power the director of world can't wait antiwar group told us that the afghan army doesn't have the capacity to withstand the taliban alone either. 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 average there's plenty of deadly violence going on now but the civilian death toll has actually been higher in twenty twelve than any other year of the us occupation this is 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 gto now the moscow leg of the sochi winter olympic torch relay is on its second and final day before its incredible journey begins.
flames will come to moscow from greece by president putin who lit the first torch for four said they going to sway around the capital. next themselves as what's ahead for the big sibyl. in a 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. was chosen to be the very first storage bearer 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 v.i.p. guest there's a lot of expectation on the on any significance but on these games i think there's a lot because it's been a lot of preparation. a lot of work to do and i think it will be but i think it
will be a great to go into. the twenty fourteen sochi games olympic torch relay has only just kicked off but it has already been branded as historic 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 reachable distance of the relays route for the first time in history it will be taken for a space walk outside the 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 the torch. with a flame. single city and for that moment this particular city will be
the capital of the olympic games after two days in moscow the olympic torch will head further inland before ending up at the grand opening ceremony of the tsotsi winter olympic games. r.t. moscow. the olympic torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred and twenty three days. through do you mind living in cities of russia. really by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others please. olympic torch relay. m r t r g r. and we keep you posted on its progress it's world news in brief no clashes broke out in brazil monday night as more than ten thousand teaches demonstrated over low salaries and police crackdowns at previous protests rioters threw petrol bombs and
stones as well as trying to break into banks and start fires as they reach city hall in rio faces or to tear gas to disperse the crowds and teachers have been on strike no for almost two months demanding better pay. for the greek defense ministers been sentenced another twenty years in prison for money laundering is already serving eight years after being convicted for tax fraud in march sixteen accomplices were also in the latest trial in jail to including his daughter wife an ex-wife it's been one of the biggest corruption cases since the country's crisis began in two thousand and eight. two chinese coal miners have been rescued after spending more than a week trapped underground by a flood they're now in hospital but they've got more on life threatening injuries thankfully out of a ten are still stuck down the mine on the ground more than a thousand workers die every year because of trying for safety standards earlier this year a massive landslide killed eighty three miners in tibet. a good education
should be a step towards a better life but it appears it's not so in spain students there are among some of the worst prepared to enter the workforce according to a new report by the global economic development organization that o.e.c.d. sarah firth next reports on how those heading back to university feel insults being added to injury. your son employee geezer often called the lost generation is perhaps not the most descriptions given that when you speak to young people here they know exactly where they are and how tough the situation they're in is here in spain youth unemployment now stands at more than fifty five percent not coming at a time when the spanish government says that things are slowly getting better back any greece has it worse in europe we've been speaking to some of the students here to find out how they're going to be facing the challenges that lie ahead. it's the start of a new academic year and for many of these students it will be the final year university with almost million hundred thousand jobless used in spain accounting
for a quarter of the three point five million unemployed under twenty five's across the usa according to figures and the prospect of graduating isn't exactly a cause for celebration where i don't feel very good about that. i see people like. to take a job or work or they can't and. maybe if we. you know i think. we want. to out for. the moment we we we don't know. three years of the moment. shows that in fact many spanish east are doing just that choosing to go abroad a worrying sign for
a country he will need a young dynamic workforce to help it out of its economic crisis the government have fourteen reforms in a bid to feast hiring these students impacted so you. may well see the no sir not see the. battles of another type to james brown get stuck into some of the russian army stuff try to say we get saudis here after the break. 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 that 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 plan design you like nine percent of ukraine's territory also last year the ban on foreigners buying land in ukraine. 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 i'll give you that status back 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. it could be the most exciting see the most terrifying. one away from everyone you know and love one in the complete. it's a rite of passage for thousands of young russian men a chance to find out what they're really capable of. i was joining them on this journey of discovery and god knows it was going to be tough. james. ever done in the sports. i swim. actually everything's fine you could. take these who are there at
ten to arm to a side to squeeze out a. perfect. iraq sauna i can't believe i'm actually writing this i'm going to join the russian paratroopers the video of it. my fellow recruits are all just eighteen and they look kids this is their first sign away from their parents but at least for now none of them seem too nervous the regiment spaced into a few hours drive away from moscow and when we pulled into the barracks i knew there was no turning back. comrade soldiers you're in the military now no more joking any more hair according to military regulations we perform our active duty now to positions dress left turn right for a single reich march on the double.