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army man turned against the syrian regime was defectors reportedly now spying for the opposition but analysts say the government will never admit that. the occupied again other anti-corporate protest movement that began in new york intercontinental with demonstrations big planted cities across the globe. spain's credits takes a hit from international rating agencies while its neighbor portugal prepares for tough austerity measures to solve what's being called a national emergency. it's
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eight am and the russian gavel you're watching r t with me raina joshie welcome to the program army defectors have reportedly crossed over to opposition forces in northern syria joining the fight against government forces the latest clashes have left at least nineteen people dead according to activists and in reaction to the bloody state crackdowns that e.u. has imposed new sanctions on the country's largest state bank which holds the majority of serious foreign reserves artie's tests are cilia has more. about one hundred eighty kilometers north of the mask this is a city of under a stun the site of five days of recent deadly clashes between security forces and protesters and which at least thirty died it's close to the cities of homs and hama where most anti assad protests have been taking place evidence of fighting in a last time it's plain to see there was an air of suspicion it turns mood only broken by children now smiling but only two weeks ago these youngsters were witness
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to violence in their home town like this eleven year old we heard very heavy fire we heard airplanes but didn't see them it sounded like they were flying high we were really afraid and we were crying the whole time. the child was one of the few top and most of us on locals we met were hesitant to say anything about what happened telling us they didn't want to get into trouble the areas governor gives his explanation why the military arrived there were groups of people who had their own demands they had these demands for a little while and then it all escalated only arm themselves we saw the situation had become a threat to the people and that's why we decided intervention should take place. where inside syria where. this stuff was the this is their way of what the. work needs you see here this is what this was.
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was basically. are here. but opposition activists insists that these were not armed gangs or terrorists but army defectors so far the government has said little on the subject of decisions from the military i think it's a kind of her strategy by the government. weakening the morale of the of the army and the more of a syrian security forces so i think i was the first and then it became a sick. could be would be more of the friction so as to he. was sure it was going to serve the purpose but under the circumstances the role of most affected by the violence in afghanistan is that of who pulls. all the star in syria it watching our t.v. live from moscow still have a sour article fraction we report why and hospitable archipelago in the arctic
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ocean has become welcoming home for immigrants from around the world. twenty one years of stagnation the self-proclaimed republic of transmitter remains one of the poorest in europe with an ethnic conflict still unsolved but we've it's clear leader is to blame. the latest polls in the u.s. suggest the anti-corporate protests we've been the country have the support of more than fifty percent of the population still there are accusations that politicians and the mainstream media are ignoring the movement it all started any york a month ago an occupy wall street activists have been camped out there ever since are refusing to be moved greenberg now has the details. on wall street all the demonstrators hundreds of them that have been camping out there and sleeping there for weeks are pulling out their brooms their mom even brushes to
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mean every square inch of. the park the. reason why the demonstrators are doing this is because new york city mayor michael bloomberg paid a visit or personally on wednesday evening walk through and told all the protesters that they would to temporarily leave the park on friday so that it could be cleaned up now the protesters believe that this is an effort city officials are making to remove it from the grounds that they have been camping out so they decided to take the initiative and clean the park on their own now of course the occupy wall street movement has been referring to themselves and the majority of americans as the ninety nine percent they believe that one percent of americans the richest that live in the u.s. basically the vast amount of money and that the disparity between rich and poor is
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growing deeper and deeper some facts were compiled by a variety of different organizations and those statistics include the fact that the top one percent. forty percent of america's wealth now this disparity of courting to reports is worse than it's been in the past twenty five years at its worst level the second point is that the top one percent take home twenty five percent of america's national income and the third point is that the top one percent owns top of the country's stocks bonds and mutual funds this is just a little relief synopsis of what you. think about. corporate greed possibly or when they talk about the economic disparities in the united states. and the and big business movements now preparing to go international
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protests were due to take place in canada u.k. and are even spreading to asia let's get more on this from our correspondent for you sure who's in the indian capital new delhi hello to priya i want to get on in the you work city as occupy wall street has spread to dozens of american cities but what makes the movement attractive to people in other countries. that's right marina well you know we were just hearing from marina partner and seeing those pictures that energy that's happening in new york city and across the united states has definitely spread here to asia and actually use the use the movement here has mobilized on facebook and on twitter and they're planning an actual occupy type a soul hong kong jakarta even islam of god so the movement in asia is growing there's
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a lot of support for it here in india you know what there and there are a lot of similarities between the goals and the massive of the people in the united states and here in india we saw a massive anti-corruption movement here in india recently that was fronted by on a husband or a worth thousands of young people showed up to support his fast against the government so many of those people are said to come out to this movement as well and many people compare that corruption movement here in india to the arab spring and now people are saying it's a very it has very close ties to what's going on on occupy wall street so as i said very very close similarities there it's also important to note that this by india is growing economy we talk about the growing middle class here it has one of the youngest workforce is in the world people are here are a little bit suspicious of the multinational companies the corporations that
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they're talking about over in the united states the difficulty american companies you see it happen a lot here just recently i went to hyderabad then met with some of the malice which is actually a growing movement here in india they are against globalization and their main point is that while it is economy might be growing the rich in here are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and it's the floor and. corporations that are really benefiting from india's young workforce and not india and that and that's a point that i think has really struck a chord with them and many people here in india and it's not just the maoists average indians have come out protesting against coca-cola for example for supposedly overusing water when there's been a water scarcity that i've reported on in much of this country we've seen monsanto the american multinational company who many in this country believe has a huge monopoly on the seeds of that farmers need to grow their crocs and then in
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addition you think about both policy and example bhopal the union carbide corporation company an american company was actually accused of killing thousands of indians in that gas tragedy back in one thousand nine hundred four so there are many many examples you look at all these huge not multinational companies including pasco that's trying to build a twelve billion dollars steel plant here in india and many villagers have been protesting that as saying that that steel plant is trying to take away their land so the occupy wall street movement is getting a lot of support here in asia and surprising supporter might be actually china a new movement of leftists in china or socialist critics of the country's capital capitalist style economic reforms are also beginning to lend support to the occupy wall street movement there even reporting that this is a quote unquote great revolution against capitalism around the world the activists
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have held protests in the province according to some news websites however a lot in the mainstream seem to be ignoring these these protests despite the growing popularity since that region seems to have a lot of protests in the past and they have been in the past referred to as math incidents as opposed to mass protests but it's shaping up to be quick. why to weekend here in asia those protests that i mentioned in hyderabad mumbai jakarta are all that to happen on saturdays so i think people will be keeping a very close eye on what's happening in asia and there are very close links to feelings here with what's happening in new york as well marina absolutely seems like the rate the movement in france is spreading over to other regions it's quite incredible well pray for now though thanks very much indeed for your analysis and the update from new delhi appreciate her reporting there for us. in
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credit crisis europe spain has become the latest victim of a credit downgrade standard and poor's agency has cut madrid's double a rating by one notch do we growth high unemployment and massive private sector debt a federal agency has also downgraded spain's rating as well as the credit worthiness of several u.k. and swiss banks portugal is running its deficit cutting efforts are well off track the country's prime minister warns of deepening hardship next year with more pay cuts and tax increases ahead. has been asking people in portugal how they're dealing with what's being called a national emergency. i'm afraid i'm afraid in the future i'm afraid that. things are going to be like they are in greece right now people are here and they're not going to be able to have a good going to have a piece of the simpler solution is an active member of the portuguese indignados delish movement its participants believe the government is hell bent on pleasing
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the rich and powerful and ignores the needs of the people there actually have to realise that we are not. we're not going to thank god for any longer probably. you know it's happening and it's happening everywhere in spain. greece. the worst period of unemployment in thirty years and over twelve percent rise in taxes and falling wages are the reality of portugal's bleak present situation things are so bad people are no making comparisons with cataclysmic periods in their history and looking to them for inspiration leaves you century or so ago was a situation similar to its present state because it was lagging the capital was all but destroyed by an earthquake but one of our key people ball the minister for kingdom that's his statue right there that is to pull the country out of the crisis three hundred years on however if you believe everybody will be able to perform a similar bloody battle to. the portuguese in the united. see the solution is to
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create more jobs and cut unnecessary expenditure but the government was forced into seventy eight billion euro i.m.f. bailout earlier this year following in the footsteps of greece and ireland to pay it back to the stairs because have been introduced which will see longer working hours or less holidays and even an end to the christmas bonuses which most workers enjoyed at the age when you are meant to start your life. you know have your own space your own you know. have a kid so you know to him you build a life you can't do it you can't do it because you can't afford to do it and howard noxious is that. the financial system and the political system that is intertwined with the financial system we've got that is so completely twisted that conditions are life a better place so this this to me is the personally the biggest thing and as the
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crisis grows so too do the rings of the outraged members of the indignados people you know i forget to mention out of the national review if in fact they're well. or not or you're not there because the democratic. national governments are not the most people the rabbit should be the problem is the system the price is the call for global direction and looked over the fifteenth from the occupy wall street movement in new york is expected to get a loud response in portugal but for many of those who will fill the streets here it's not so much about revolution as it is about turning it into a simple fight for survival and it. was. all there is much more news and videos waiting for you online so it had to r.t. dot com any time you like and here's what we got for you there adding insult to
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injury x e cranium prime minister. jailed for seven years on tuesday now faces new charges as ling millions of dollars fourteen years ago. and the secret life of the russian president's son is revealed as tabloids discovered the sixteen year old is in fact a t.v. personality an aspiring screen star. and a self-proclaimed republican of transistor a breakaway territory in there with public of moldova but much has changed since it announced independence and nine hundred ninety there's still no solution to the ethnic and territorial conflict with some believe the current leadership is to blame parties marina reports. one of the poorest regions in europe and recognized as a country across the world holds presidential elections in early december but already there is serious dispute before the campaign has even started the current leader of his self-proclaimed breakaway will go in republic of korea as the easter
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egg of small north has held the reins of power for the entire twenty one years of its disputed existence far from tiring of office he's running again for a faith term decision criticized by moscow as a mistake. smear law has created an atmosphere of personal power but as the republic into a state of deep social and economic crisis there's a huge gap between ordinary people who are struggling and smear a lot inner circle or only getting richer. the republic is certain its independence in one thousand nine hundred ninety from mulled over which is south split from the soviet union a year later why it has been tough there ever since the great who a region is a tiny strip of land with a half million population bordering ukraine it acts as if it's a real state with its own government a military currency and constitution patrols nice to has always been viewed by
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moldova as part of its own territory we continued political tension. in one thousand nine hundred two war broke out in which hundreds died as moldova forces fought separatists before an internationally forged cease fire brought and an easy peace since then continued afterwards by russia and the international community to move they moved over in andrew's new strain of thought is towards dialogue have not gone fruit leaving tensions then drizzly high some in russia believe the regular region's leadership is an obstacle to a negotiated solution and accuse it of corruption. that is constant east. an authority is and personally presidents men of will do their best to keep power as long as they feel ok with the situation smirnoff virtually controls everything in the republic his family members take all significant posts he's living a life of luxury in conference literally or you can barely say the same about those
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regions residents. for ordinary people life is tough average earnings of just three dollars a day for those lucky enough to work with high unemployment rate the area one of the poorest in europe and it's also dangerous place to leave without international control transistor is a haven for smugglers of all kind and the center for illegal arms traffic aimed at conan say that in the run up to the election there is a heightened climate of political fear with the current regime in no mood to relinquish power which it would certainly will leave in an atmosphere of fear and threat run many cases of political pressure blackmailing and violation of wars in an attempt to discredit other conflicts people and parties openly criticizing the current authorities are being put on the run and all those displaced in serious danger holding a credit election process. just under two months before the poll it's clear
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a struggle for power will be far from a kid close tab some even warn it could be a flash point the latest twist in the difficult history of this troubled region for a fortune r t moscow. now take a look at some other stories from around the world at least sixteen people have been killed and almost fifty wounded in a twin blast in the iraq capital baghdad the bombs were detonated at a local market one after another as people gathered to help victims of the first explosion and stronger and bigger ones who plays causing more damage and casualties it comes just a day after the iraqi capital suffered its worst attacks since august which took the lives of twenty two people. to leave you now where several hundred khadafi loyalist have reportedly pushed back interim government forces after a day of fears street fighting in syria could obvious hometown is the last major city not in full control of revolutionary forces although they do now hold most of
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it the interim authorities have backtracked on claims that the sun was a scene was captured in that amnesty international has urged the country's new rulers to and the human rights abuses common under the ousted leader. weatherwise it's one of the most inhospitable places in europe with summers colder than some continental winters located in the arctic ocean for centuries there spitzbergen archipelago was considered unfit for a year round habitation botts there is a growing and surprising after the community making a home there are just some boy who went to see for herself. surrounded by the arctic ocean and its bergen has no roads leading out instead base pointer serves as a tribute to the archipelagos multi ethnic nature and while gas promotes kind london are frequent here the city that sounds the largest number of immigrants to
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the archipelago is the one furthers their way. with no re holding sovereignty over spitzbergen the regions are still in the majority it fastest growing ethnic group here is thais they already make up about a third of the archipelago is foreign population all thanks to basically the lady of the monoline and i think ties in the regions have a lot in common both peoples are very open and warm hearted. it may not have been love at first sight but they want to be a few political implications sample hawke matter future in a region has been in the early one nine hundred eighty s. in bangkok he brought her just pittsburgh and the couple were a local oddity says that many more full on in their footsteps. more time outgrew top to be more and more accommodating of a man's needs i guess that's why no region men here like to my retiree girls many
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of some ponce siblings cousins friends and very quaint and says now we were in norway she's become the unofficial president of the burgeoning thai community with newcomers turning to her for all sort of advice but the main reason thai people come here is to make money and you can earn a pretty good living here but what's more is that we are not treated like immigrants we have the same lifestyle as norwegians we can travel we are treated as equals well the recent bombing and shooting massacre in norway read not a debate over immigration or regions it's peace bergen state there's absolutely no place for apnic tensions on the archipelago they're all guests here and many. many . people from all kind of nations norway has responsibility for small but we have the suburban but everyone on the street because common lived here according to the
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nine hundred twenty agreement residents of any country can come and live here without applying for a visa or a work permit the only condition is to have a job no reason generous social support system doesn't operate here and according to the archipelago twice governor that's one of the reasons behind the multi ethnic harmony plots or intentional to discriminate that's one of the principal symbols for triple. what we do though is that it's required of love. to be able to provide for a full blood work. for your family most times come here for two or three years because young shaft is one of the recent arrivals making around four thousand years dollars a month he hopes to save enough money to buy an apartment in bangkok in the meantime he's all about mixing traditional thai recipes with the region staples like steel and beer you know we just walk basically seem like an oxymoron but it's actually
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a very good thing for the cultural fusion that one can find here is pittsburgh and that we can composure couple things down time for. a much better recipe for peaceful coexistence but any of those. policies tend to go sour in other countries . are the only real here and gergen are now in. but later in the program the moscow team explores the subject of movies and television before that it was happening in the world of business. loans a very warm welcome to the business update one of the top silicon valley is integrated us plug and play have chosen five russian startups to be part of its innovation hub plug n play which sure was the birthplace of google and pay paul have set up a technical center of moscow together with the global branch alliance the founder
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of the community site i'm easy says the russian in the vein of companies now about this to some limited form thank you capital. we invest small amount of money and super like a super i mean you're. important is not the money that. is the important is who invest it does and because of your partner most major the seizing california the have unlimited money but it's for us to buy the best projects and introduce that. and then you get project is worth the money is the least problem. let's have a look at the markets now oil is flat and wait for a slew of us coming to a indicators later in the day investors will be closely watching the latest data about us retail sales consumer sentiment and business inventories brand blanche is
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trading at one hundred eleven dollars a barrel while the double at eighty four dollars a barrel. on the asian markets all low on friday following a weak session on wall street's europe exposed exporters the worst performers present best just are concerned by s.n.p. decreases credit rating. is down more than two percent in tokyo. in hong kong resource companies remain in the next of territory just by chinese inflation called slightly in september china co energy is losing almost one and a half percent energy shares are also trading in the red so far. and charles ahead of the opening bell here in moscow the russian markets finish lower on thursday weight i energy stocks that's us oil dropped after the international energy agency reduced its global demand forecast for twenty twelve now michael stein from its creature outlines what investors would have a close look at on friday. the navy domestic given schedule is very light we aren't
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expecting much in the way of news for the mystically of that so we'll be watching commodity prices and western markets and also be looking for. u.s. retail sales data to gauge the health of u.s. consumer well some of the king of the euro zone c.p.i. figure to gauge the inflationary pressure in the euro zone and of course the most important event of the we'll be meeting among i g twenty finance ministers which will be attended also by u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner. and that's all we have time for now fall stories live on toll web site archie dot com slash business.
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