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this is r.t. coming to you live from moscow marina joshie welcome to the program russia and china have vetoed a u.n. security council resolution on syria they are a p m backed draft called damascus to and its crackdown on protesters or face targeted measures but moscow and beijing said this to pave the way to levy a style military intervention. has the latest from new york. russian ambassador to the united nations vitaly churkin said the draft was too one sided he described the resolution as a confrontational approach taken by the european delegation and against the peaceful settlement to the crisis now and this draft resolution was proposed by france with the support of portugal the u.k. and germany but the one part of the text that many countries seem to disagree with was that that called for syria to comply with the resolution within thirty days and
if it if not complied then the council would quote consider its options including unspecified quote measures many council members including china russia brazil south africa interpreted these vague terms as leaving the door open to sanctions now of course russia's one is one of many countries that has been opposed to international sanctions against syria ambassador churkin says moscow believes the violence should be stopped through internal reforms and political dialogue not external sanctions or military intervention such as the case of libya you put in your p.c. what you broke with the draft resolution which was not supposed to do was based on an entirely different philosophy the philosophy of confrontation we cannot agree with its one sided accusations against damascus we believe the threat of
implementing sanctions against the syrian government is unacceptable but this approach contradicts the principle of peaceful settlement crisis based on a common serious national gun. brazil india south africa and lebannon abstained from voting on the resolution but it was the united states that voiced. stream disappointment that the security council did not hold to mentally adopt the resolution moving forward russia and china said that they will be working on a resolution to gather that they say will be more balanced in the case of syria now we do know that some council members wanted not only the syrian government condemn for the violence but also a condemnation against all the anti-government protesters that may have been inflaming the violence that has been breaking out over the course of six months but that is a measure that the europeans did not want included in this resolution. now
reporting there while the view by russia and china follows three months of heated debate in new york the disagreement has split security council but moscow was certain its action was justified. explains. russia has only used its power of veto seven times since the collapse of the soviet union and in case of syria russia feels it has to prevent similar scenario and yet another arab state to what happened in libya up to the un mandate to protect civilians was implemented that resolution was tossed in march with russia abstaining from the vote but the mandate was picked up by nato which sided with anti gadhafi forces in libya helping them to topple the congo and russia claims that in case so in case the un mandate was misused and has vowed not to let that happen again russia is actually the only
prominent member of the un security council which is actively trying to negotiate a peaceful solution to the crisis in syria the us it has hosted representatives of both president bashar al assad and members all the opposition trying to notch them toward styler and russian lawmakers have also gone on a fact finding mission to see red concluding that damascus isn't fads implementing democratic reforms of promises and that it needs more time to bring them into force the u.s. and its european allies have already implemented a set of sanctions aimed against regime of president assad and a pool team to step down russia claims that such a one sided approach of would only make matters worse and that is sending a biased message old strong support for the opposition to keep fighting which is only fueling tension inside the country. the syrian ambassador was given the floor in new york following the security council vote bashar jeffrey took the chance to
have a go out of washington. the u.s. is used to fifty times to protect israel but it continues to threaten to use the veto power this could be considered partying and genocide. the common saw the entire u.s. delegation had a by susan rice walk out of the meeting in protest to see an animal i was referring to america stands on the palestinian bid for formal recognition of the u.n. the white house says it will veto any resolution to grant statehood saying that such a move can only come through direct talks between israel and the palestinians. we're always interested in your opinions and we'd like to have your thoughts on the situation in syria click onto our website r.t. dot com to be a part of our latest poll well today we ask what's going to happen now that the u.n. security council resolution on syria has gone so far most say that nato will resort to qualls lag attacks the view that syria's anime's will issue you know whether all
sanctions come second and something diplomats will work on the batteries aleutian have the fewest response believe that the russia china stance will see us as violent stop get involved in line now and cast your own vote. the chinese veto in syria the u.n. security council resolution may sour relations with the u.s. even more later in the program we report of how washington is trying to get back to beijing for allegedly under valuing of the you want and taking away american jobs. thousands of people unite against the government's latest round of austerity measures in a twenty four hour strike in greece flights in and out of the country are canceled schools closed and hospitals are working at reduced capacity this nationwide protest comes after eurozone finance chiefs postponed greece's next bailout responded sarah ferguson is anathema. just
a couple of hours' time you're going to be seeing the country's main labor unions leading thousands of people on to syntagma square behind me. the main parliament building protesting of course against the new wave of austerity measures that they see put in place we've had new announcements here in athens of job layoffs there's been tax hikes recently a really deep discontent amongst the public here flights in and out of the country have been canceled schools and hospitals are expected to operate on the agency staff the public charter schools going to be stalled and we've seen this happen before outside this polling many many times the people protesting against these measures they're saying pushing the country into an even deeper quites this at this point the situation really is not just quit school for greece the critical for the rest of the usa as well we're already seeing a lot of concern about exactly how far they can take is going to spread and he's
going to be affected by what people are starting to realize now is that it's not just going to entail all syntagma in athens we've already seen this over and that quite is now spreading to and many first gauge the another banking crisis and there's been a lot of concern criticism as well about the way that the euro is a new leaders have been managing the situation about their inability ready to come up with realistic measures that are going to stop this crisis in the track and put certainly greece back on the right track but the rest of the eurozone is slow we've heard the protesters will be turning as they saying much the same as before that they're still dealing with these measures that are put in place to try and please international lenders that really these measures are nothing more than a sticking plaster over the gaping wound that is this ongoing crisis and now really people are going to be looking to see whether there's going to be anything that can be done from preventing this financial crisis spreading into
a very deep recession in the country and in the eurozone as a whole. so our first report in their one lesson adviser patrick young says that the european union needs to respond to the greek debt crisis much quicker if it's to stay intact the european union are trying to take fiscal control of greece because they think that's the only way they can actually control the crisis essentially what is being fought at the moment is a battle for the sovereignty of greece the european union is too slow in going there is too little leadership and there is a pig headed intransigence particularly amongst the finance ministers but they're specially amongst the leaders of the european union nations in terms of understanding that they needed to move a lot faster on this crisis they still need to move much faster and ultimately time is running out because greece is leading the contagion that is going to kill the euro by the end of the year if we don't see positive and rapid action realistically
that action means that greece needs to leave the euro because the problem is we cannot leave citizens of the european union to starve to death because it suits a troika of international lenders. well we are closely following the deteriorating situation in europe and for more on that you can log on to our website our dot com to find the latest news analysis and updates such as a tough blow for roma's investors service moody's slashes italy's government's bond ratings by a devastating three points as a result of the country's high levels of debt. also online apple is no longer one of the world's favorite flavors as the new i phone four s. is revealed company shares drop by more than four and a quarter percent and within just thirty minutes.
china has expressed its condemnation of the u.s. senate's bill on the chinese swan after it voted to allow debate on the so-called currency manipulation bill the legislation would make it easier for the u.s. to impose penalties on its trading partners washington accuses beijing of valuing its currency to help its own necks exporters taking away american jobs china has told the u.s. to abandon protectionism and stop politicizing economic issues the u.s. house speaker john boehner also spoke out criticizing the bill calling it pretty dangerous experts say that even if the bill doesn't become law a trade war between washington and beijing is unavoidable. even news video will not become the more i think that it's. true that these people want to turn
china on the us a tool very much tense now we have the trade the war. on the us chinese government's on the business community you are right laws are preparing for the possible sanctions and you've done p. and q. and a power to tary of actions from the us against the chinese export arse to buy a lot of the ministry of commons and t.v. also in the chinese central bank and the odds are department of a garment preparing for worrying that worry much of detail is tend to fall a policy of zero. from the u.s. side and the us itself thousands of americans are gearing up for another day of demonstrations they've been protesting for three weeks against corporate influence on government policy which they blame for the country's economic woes but even after police arrested hundreds of activists over the weekend the movement's still picking up momentum across the united states. reports.
we don't want that now that is creating more pain where it's not very much more aggression and i think people are taking this. more than a thousand people in los angeles. chose to stand in solidarity with the occupy wall street movement i think. at city hall the very visible center of government in power and i think that demonstrators worry that the one percent who controlled most of the nation's wealth have gained a stranglehold over the u.s. government alexander hamilton you know referred to the people that he was so afraid of as the great peace and the great peace as a way people of all walks of life had turned out for this mass demonstration here in los angeles now a lot of the protesters here say they've gotten their inspiration from the demonstrators in new york and in athens and others are inspired by the revolution of egypt now there's still much debate about whether this is part of that revenue
scenario movement here in america but one thing that people can agree on is that some drastic changes need to be made as to how this country runs from the east coast to the west coast and a growing number of places in between a collective anger is unifying people. in the windy city a group has been demonstrating outside the federal reserve bank in chicago for more than a week in boston a tent city in the heart of the financial district means occupiers can voice their discontent with corporate greed twenty four seven. just by dozens of arrests demonstrators intent to show that democracy does not end at the ballot box families have also been marching in denver and san francisco demanding radical change from the wahoo to olympia to all my hot to orlando according to the occupy together web site protests are being organize. in more than
one hundred cities points that people are standing behind are worth a revelation i believe their time is up but i think that i think that well it is not good news in there that doesn't work despite mainstream media down plain and even ridiculing the movement supporters have faith the message will be understood you saw what happened in london they tried to make that out about a bunch of people that were just you know you know the bad apples that's humanity humanity's got to them something is room already bruised by soaring unemployment poverty and foreclosures the middle class are now being told to tighten their belts leave the many americans to finally find their voices across in the beginning bigger it looks like the spreading throughout the country and you know they had the arab spring and you know hopefully we have with us in los angeles. r t. the decade long war in afghanistan is nowhere near it's and as the top u.s.
commander in the country admits american troops will stay there much longer than expected some ninety thousand u.s. soldiers serving in afghanistan have been set to leave the country in two thousand and fourteen the original withdrawal deadline set by nato washington have promised that all foreign troops will be out by then leaving control of the military situation to afghan authorities but author gerry ryan dyke who's written extensively on the subject of ghana stance has the war has only got worse over the years. there are many reasons why the united states and its allies but particular united states will stay in afghanistan in the first all is that the war is getting worse there are more i.e.d. these according to the u.n. that is to say mines have gone off in the last few months for more u.s. soldiers and marines are dying there are more casualties civilian and military than any time in the ten years since foreign forces have been in afghanistan and also.
the afghan national army and its police forces are not ready to take over you have a twenty four percent desertion rate in the afghan national army now the united states is letting contracts to american contractors to build up barracks in various air bases around the country and she and dad in the in the west perhaps to watch. their flights over iran in mazar e sharif in the north to perhaps watch former soviet central asian republics in kandahar in the southeast perhaps watch pakistan the united states does not have any intention i do not believe to leave in the short term there are many who feel that they have to surround iran perhaps soft containment of china nato and its allies i don't think are ready to leave this very volatile region united states does not want pakistan to try and make afghanistan a satellite it's a very complicated very dangerous area and i do think that u.s.
forces will be there for a very long time. maybe and forces have vowed to launch what they call a final attack on mama qaddafi's hometown syria several strategic areas of the city stronghold have already been taken over by fighters or even as national transitional council aided by nato airstrikes the colonel gadhafi is whereabouts unknown more than seven weeks after the capital fell to the former rebels they are going civil war in libya began more than six months ago with over thirty thousand lives lost david a spokesperson for the red cross who visited the region says the situation there remains dire. we managed to get in the hospital and spends a few hours to check on the hospital however the security situation did not allow us to move inside the town and see the situation of the civilians we managed to talk to presented to us of the civilians to understand the situation they talk about lack of food lack of for sure there is no electricity there is
a lack of fuel in the city and there is very difficult access to medical care and no i've been same time while talking to families going out of the city of sirte i have been on the eastern side where i've talked to families displaced these people as well are living in difficult conditions because they are they are leaving just their houses to flee the ongoing fighting in the city of sirte and they are being displaced into the desert. living in a high difficult hydronic conditions and having no access to medical care and no potable water we have been calling upon all parties to the conflict despair as much as possible to civilian people and to always distinguish between military and civilian targets. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world government troops opened fire on armed tribesmen supporting protesters in the southern yemeni city of activists also clashed with security forces in the capital sanaa where over one hundred people were caught up in fighting and killed last month meanwhile thousands took to the
streets of yemen protesting the decades long rule of president salih the uprising in yemen started in february and has reportedly claimed lives of over fifteen hundred people. killian students have continued with demonstrations against the government calling for better public education that's after president sebastian pinera threatened tougher sentences for protesters who occupies schools or university buildings at least twenty were arrested by riot police who dispersed the rest using tear gas and water cannon in the capital santiago an heiress law project has been seen by student groups as a provocation which works against five months of negotiations between students and the authorities. and in mexico now where security forces have arrested eighteen police officers accused of working with zeroes one of the most powerful drug cartels along with those captured were nine inmates who've been part of a recent mass breakout from prison and the state of vera cruz a tip off by locals led troops to
a small village where the fugitives were hiding out the gang was planning to join them tore his cartel which has ravaged parts of the country with killing kidnapping and extortion since last week and almost two hundred police officers have been arrested for alleged ties with illegal drug dealing. that brings us up to date here in r t let's see what's happening in business with kareena. how about to business thanks for joining me russian markets a struggling high as stronger crude prices and gains on wall street are helping russian equities recover from tuesday's shop losses russia took a big hit during the latest market turmoil as investors pull their cash out of risky developing countries but analysts say that if a double dip recession is avoided emerging markets well up with all other global ends. emerging markets in general are much stronger fiscally they have much stronger growth that is expected in europe in the u.s.
and corporations in emerging markets such as russia and elsewhere are also much stronger so you know i think it's once for now investors are simply wrapped up on the concerns that we could get a catastrophe if we can avoid to get asked a few weeks now looks more likely than i think once we settle down we will see more money coming back to emerging markets faster than two developed markets and the latest market twists have have many investors scratching their heads over where to put their money just announced a from merrill lynch suggests infrastructure projects still offer the prospect of some stability. when you look at a live infrastructure projects you're trying to use there may be emerging markets but ultimately they all get way to global trade whether it's parsons or trying to go for traffic around the think a lot of investors see that was a little choosy on the vultures of these projects so we've probably all companies they tend to be gateways to to global trade and therefore best to say i would best
to divest a good structure but a most of the rest are going to globalization on the opening of the market to new investors new companies overseas so it's an interesting way to play an emerging market but also to to do risk your own investment company to provide infrastructure to support both imports and exports right. let's look at the figures now oil is in the black for the first day in four i have to report that the u.s. gasoline stockpiles dropped five million barrels last week futures rose almost four percent after falling eight percent in the past three days brant blend this trading at a one hundred ten one dollars a barrel while w. is at nearly seventy eight dollars now in europe markets bounce higher frogging off a downgrade of it lead by moody's investor service bank stocks are among the main indices following a late rally on wall street among the biggest gainers shares in b. and p. party bapa six point three percent in paris and deutsche bank is up over five and a half percent in frankfurt here in moscow stocks are up trimming losses from the
steepest three day decline in more than a year let's take a look at some individual share more of some of my six all majors are on the rise supported by stronger crude oil is now trading one point three percent higher and burbank bounced back from earlier losses and is gaining point seven percent this hour rawson have point two percent in the red. and russia's leading iron ore producer mittal invest has boosted its first half net profit by ninety percent the nine hundred eighty five million dollar results were supported by stronger output as well as increased supply to fast growing. markets. the russian ruble continues to feel the pressure the currency has lost thirteen percent of its value against the u.s. dollar this autumn hundred billion from four exclaimed russia says this is not due to a fundamental weakness in the domestic economy right now we see that oil prices are on quite confortable level for their i should make on the me and the
four real bold it means that. russian the ruble has the potential to be a much stronger but. also all speculative. trends on the russian consummate is because the. banks buying cheap rubles from central bank they also take some money from the budget from the ministry of finance and then they. have a bad on the stronger dollar. save for the south but you can always find most stories if you check out web sites r.t. dot com slash business thanks watch.
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welcome back you're watching r t here's a look at the top stories russia and china have blocked a draft resolution on syria at the u.n. security council saying the text doesn't rule out foreign military intervention they condemn the draft as biased and unhelpful to the crisis in syria moscow and beijing want a different resolution that will push opposing sides of the conflict towards dialogue. flights are canceled and out of the country transport is disrupted and schools are closed and the twenty four hour a nationwide strike gets underway in greece that's in response to the government's latest hysteria measures as euro zone pushed back the next round of bailout payments. and collective anger sweeps coast to coast across america as the movement of anti-corporate protesters grows by the thousands.