tv News Weekly RT October 13, 2013 4:45pm-5:01pm EDT
in france we are the brother the last one in europe tried to do to go to iraq because for the last the last years france was extremely active in the fighting against. france was exerting a lot of pressure for the last twenty years the us were outside the the french businessman a quite good position in around. them. and now they are afraid that these all these years of the fourth will be the new deal which will between us and iran for sure that the european companies will be losers in this kind of agreement. for a look at some other world news the world updater stampede on a bridge at a hindu temple in northern india has killed at least one hundred ten pilgrims over one hundred others were also injured as huge crowds attended a religious festival reports say police use battens to restore order which caused
an even greater panic the stampede began when a group claimed the bridge was about to collapse in order to speed up queuing. explosions have once again ripped through iraq officials say at least thirty one people have died and dozens have been wounded lost took place in seven cities across the country mostly targeting crowded outdoor markets and bus stops one of them hit a gathering of mourners for the seventeen victims of saturday's attack this is a massive surge of violence has already claimed more than six thousand lives. also the world up to this era building collapse that five people buried in sixteen injured in northwest china on saturday the bodies of four workers have since been recovered while the search continues for the one remaining victims eyewitnesses say the construction site had twenty people working on the roof and five on the first floor when the accident happened the cause of the collapse is being investigated. and finally to australia are huge far fueled by high winds and dry conditions as
force one and a half thousand people to evacuate from the site of the olympics held in the year two thousand and three would treat after breathing in smoke it took fifty firefighters to bring the blaze under control is just one of a number of fires to swept across the eastern state of new south wales in the last twenty four hours having amassed a three trillion dollar war chest chinese firms have gone on a shopping offensive in europe just today it's been reported that beijing is on the brink of a multibillion deal to snap up shares in the u.k.'s nuclear industry and even iconic london taxes have been spared the interest of cash rich businessmen from beijing. reports. 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 manufacturer g.d. 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 tag. meets with the shafi of the taxi 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 pledge 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 so the future really previously when we were. the financial resources to continue to develop the product as we would like to now that we're part of. the ability to develop. which we could have only dreamed of financial analysts have called it a win win situation 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 that means 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 that hinders these come 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 pieces been a cabbie for over forty years in a scene the london taxi company goes through several british owners 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 then go into the wall a dynamic the companies that are still british they would be faced with any time. i see london. so let's have a look at some of china's recent investments well as mentioned in her report in two thousand and ten a chinese car maker flush with money decided it would be easier to buy out sweden's troubled volvo than compete with it in general last year one of germany's premier concrete pump makers also fell to beijing's richest that same italian not builder ferretti was snapped up by a company controlled by the communist regime and just a few weeks later the french fresh fashion brand new recall was taken over by
a hong kong based firm in keeping with the growing fondness for luxury galleys a founder of an economic strategy consultancy firm says many european countries believe chinese investment poses a threat. a lot of european countries are very nervous about except seeing chinese cash who they are many of them and i think you find this in southern europe you find it in france you find it to some modest degree in germany also some countries think that they are threatened if china buys into their industrial base my own view is that that is entirely wrong my own view is that the industrial base of these countries will fail if you don't get the investment into them they're all allow them to raise their productivity and to raise raise the profile of their products it's something comparable to that which afflicted the africans earlier they think that by selling out their
assets they actually somehow undermine their capacity to have an economy that is viable in the future i think they're wrong but time will tell this week the olympic torch began its long journey from moscow to sochi and the twenty fourteen winter games frame involved in a four month relay covering more than sixty five thousand kilometers across russia and space that in greece it was then taken to russia by plane last sunday was escorted to red square by two hundred strong cavalcade of bikers president putin personally lit the ceremonial cauldron kicking off the relay the torch then toward moscow for two more days before setting off on its epic trip across russia it will visit nearly three thousand cities and towns it'll scale the country's tallest peak and descend to the bottom of its deepest lake eleven be taken for a space walk for the first time in history and on the seventh of february twenty fourth it will finally end up in sochi to herald the start of the games and you can
enjoy the highlights and see reports from the relay ceremony on our website right now at r.t. dot com. you'd be much in the weekend here in altie off to the break i'll be back with more for you stay with us this is live in moscow. i'm talking all obviously about edward snowden and you know that some americans believe he's a hero all they really feel is a criminal why do you stand i believe is a hero of my belief he's coming directly from his heart that he feels some goodness that he wants to be truthful to the american people that he believes in and loves his country america so strongly and i wish that somebody five in the same situation i hope that i have the courage to do the same thing.
hundred million guns the united states so you can act like they're not here and keep kids away from them. the causes that if they won you know i mean this teaches them a lot of for a responsibility to pay through the eyes of children if we can't do it for our children for our future. of the gaza strip should not be a launching side for rocket attacks on israeli women children and civilians to a palestinian leadership is responsible for this but this is why israel is not willing to repeat this experiment but in judea and samaria so israel is not willing to be the sucker of the middle east and to make long term concessions sacrificing the security of its own citizens only to find out in the end the conflict isn't over or is going on as before except that israel is now in
a much worse position. millions around the globe struggle with hunger each good. what if someone offers a life time food supply no charge only in the. very strong position against g.m.o. and we think that. the more they fight proud. to prove there is no. evidence that there is any problem with genetic engineering when you make a deal. or is free cheese always in a mouse trap i don't believe that. for and that free. enterprise is profit not. this golden rice bar keep.
actually nothing very good has happened in afghanistan the last twelve years and that's something western media and political leaders don't like to talk about anymore well there's really no actual practicing democracy to speak of in afghanistan what you have is a cleft craddick corrupt. state but we should reframe the question so i was only yes they said there will be violence there will be chaos because as an occupying power it began you know the u.s. wants to keep a footprint there but the longer its footprint is there the more well with lin had to say the violence will continue because of occupation you know just the fact that the afghan government has not yet been able to convince the afghan people that it provides a better alternative. real damage and complexity of this oil spill is not something you can grasp just by
looking at dirty birds we have between four to five million people in this directly affected area of the coast and it's pretty clear why it's not being reported because b.p. can't afford to have a reported all along the gulf coast are clean they are safe and they're open for business if b.p. is the single largest oil contributor to the pentagon the u.s. war machine is heavily reliant upon b.p. and their oil this is a huge step backwards for the marker sea it's a step forward. corrects it is toxic is it looked like spraying in vietnam it was a it was not a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have out there i don't want dispersants to be the agent on. this.
two blasts ripped through damascus one targets a government t.v. station the other goes off near the hotel where the chemical weapons removal team is staying we have the latest report from the city also. a moscow becomes a scene of the killing of a local man feels massive riots with almost four hundred arrested. whistleblower edward snowden raises his head above the parapet as he makes his first public appearance in months. threats to privacy. of patients. paychecks and the poor food handouts and no desire.