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factories 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 damascus is a city of unrest on the site of five days of recent deadly clashes between security forces and protesters in 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 oliver stone is plain to see there was an air of suspicion the tense mood only broken by children now smiling but only two weeks ago these youngsters were witness 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 to talk 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 when they arm themselves we saw the situation had become a threat to the people and that's why we decided an intervention should take place . where inside syria or if your. son was going to be this is your way of what the. work needs to see here this was what. was basically. from our side here. but opposition activists insists that these were not on gas 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 a strategy by the government and that weakening the morale of the. security forces so if they talk about the friction then it became a signal that. could be would be more of the friction so it stood. it was so it was going to serve the purpose but under the circumstances the morale of most affected by the violence in understand is that of loopholes. a list on in syria. you're watching our team live from moscow still have a sour article fraction we report why and inhospitable archipelago in the arctic ocean has become a welcoming home for immigrants from around the world. twenty one years of
stagnation the self-proclaimed republic of transnistria remains one of the poorest in europe with an ethnic conflict still unsolved that manning but we've its leader is to blame. the latest polls in the us suggest the anti-corporate protests weeping 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 and occupy wall street activists have been camped out there ever since are refusing to be moved very important 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 moms even brushes to clean the every square inch. part of the park that the. reason why the
demonstrators are doing this is because new york city mayor michael bloomberg paid a visit to the park personally on wednesday evening walk through and told all the protesters that they would have 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 them 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 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 a 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 half of the country's stocks bonds and mutual funds this is just a little reef synopsis of what you can work they care about. corporate greed possibly or when they talk about. economic disparities in the united states. big business movements now preparing to go international protests are due to take place in canada u.k. and are even spreading to asia let's get more on this from our correspondent
pre-schooler who's in the indian capital new delhi hello to priya i want began in new york 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 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 the u.k. use the movement here has mobilized on facebook and on twitter and they're planning an actual occupy type a sole hong kong by jakarta even if lama vod so the movement in asia is growing there's a lot of support for it here in india. and there are a lot of similarities between the goals and the mass ijaz 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. 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 here are a little bit suspicious of these multinational companies the corporations that they're talking about over in the united states the sickly american companies you see it happen a lot here just recently i went to hyderabad than met with some of the malice which
is actually a growing movement here in india there against globalization and their main point is that while india's economy might be growing the rich in india are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and it's the four 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 seed company who many in this country believe has a huge monopoly on the seeds that the farmers need to grow their crops and then in addition you think about bhopal as an example of bhopal the union carbide corp company or 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 amount 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 a 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 so the activists 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. jakarta are all set to happen on saturday 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 and the spreading over to other regions is 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 the credit crisis of 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 due to we growth high unemployment and massive private sector debt the fitch agency has also downgraded spain's rating as well as the credit worthiness of several u.k. and swiss banks and portugal is warning 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 our has been asking people in portugal how they are dealing with what's being called a national emergency. i'm afraid i'm afraid of the future i'm afraid that. things are going to be like they are in greece right now people and. they are not going to be able to to have a good to have peace and quiet lucia's in the active member of the portuguese indignados delish movement its participants believe the government is hell bent on pleasing the rich and powerful and ignores the needs of the people to actually be have to realize that we are. not going to take bad form any longer probably
and we do know it's happening and it's happening everywhere and spring here in greece. the worst period of unemployment in thirty years it's over twelve percent rising taxes and falling wages are the reality of portugal's a bleak present situation things are so bad people are no making comparisons with cataclysmic periods in their history and looking to them for inspiration in the century portugal was in a situation similar to its present state because it was lagging the capital was all but destroyed by an earthquake but one man marketable 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 monumental to. the portuguese and another. say the solution is to 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 paid back toughest areas because have been introduced which will see longer working hours 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 so you have your own space your own you know. to have a kid so you know to build a life you can't you can't do it because to do it because you can't afford to do it and how of noxious is that. financial system and the political system that is intertwined with the financial system. that is so completely twisted that conditions. this this to me. personally the biggest thing and does the crisis grows so too do the ranks of the outraged members of the indignados people. forget to mention out of the.
world. not to europe not because it's not democratic. national governments that are not democratic people. will be the problem is deceased i'm not surprised if the call for global direction on october 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 it even goes. well there's much more news and videos waiting for you online so you can head to our dot com any time you like and here's what we got for you there adding insult to injury prime minister you. jailed for seven years on tuesday now faces new charges of bestselling millions of dollars fourteen years ago. and the secret life of the russian president's son is revealed
as tabloids discover the sixteen year old is in fact a t.v. personality an aspiring screen star. in a self-proclaimed republic of transistor a breakaway territory and there were public of moldova now much has changed since it announced independence in one thousand nine hundred 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 complains even started the current leader of the self-proclaimed breakaway modo and republic of trees nice terry igudesman of 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 fifth term and his season criticized by moscow as a mistake. smearing of has created an atmosphere of personal power that has put the republic into a state of deep social and economic crisis there's a huge gap between ordinary people who are struggling and smirnoff inner circle who are only getting richer. the republic is certain its independence in one thousand nine hundred ninety from mulled over which is south splits from the soviet union a year later life has been tough there ever since the breakaway 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 military currency and constitution patrols nice to has always been viewed by moldova as part of its own territory meaning continued political tension. in one nine hundred ninety two war broke out in which
hundreds died as moldova forces fought separatists before an internationally forged cease fire broad and easy peace since then continued after is by russia and the international community to move the mood over and transnistria an authority is towards dialogue have not borne fruit leaving tensions dangerously high some in russia believe the regular region's leadership is an obstacle to a negotiated solution and accuse it of corruption. transduced. and authorities and personally president smirnoff will do their best to keep power as long as they feel ok with the situation. virtually controls everything in the republic his family members take all significant posts he's living a life of luxury and comfort literally when you can barely say the same about this region's residents. for ordinary people life is tough average earnings of just three dollars
a day for those lucky enough to work with high unemployment make the area one of the poorest in europe and it's also dangerous place to leave without international controls turns nice to is a haven for smugglers of all kind and the center for illegal arms trafficking opponents 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. we live in an atmosphere of fear thread re many cases of political pressure blackmailing in violation of laws in an attempt to discredit other candidates people and parties openly criticizing the current authorities are being put on the run although this is placed in serious danger whole democratic election process. just under two months before the poll it's clear the struggle for power will be far from a kid going to have some even warn it could be
a flash point the latest twist in the difficult history of this troubled region refn option r.t. moscow. else take a look at some other stories from around the world then at least sixteen people have been killed and almost fifty wanted at twenty last in iraq a capital baghdad the bombs were detonated at a local market one after another as people gather to help victims of the first explosion a stronger and bigger while took place 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 the media now where several hundred khadafi loyalists have reportedly pushed bad interim government forces after a day of fears street fighting in syria that obvious hometown is the last major city not in full control of revolutionary forces although they do now hold most of it the interim authorities have backtracked on claims that gadhafi son was a seaman was captured in syria at 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 bots there is a growing and surprising after the community making a home there are six and a boy who went to see for herself. surrounded by the arctic ocean spitzbergen has no roads leading out instead these pointers serves as a tribute to the archipelagos multi ethnic nature and well guests from moscow and london are required here the city that sounds the largest number of immigrants to the archipelago is the one furthers their way. with no re holding sovereignty over spitzbergen norwegians are still in the
majority yet the fastest growing ethnic group here is thais they already make up about a third of the archipelagos foreign population all thanks to the sligo lady of the monoline and i think ties in the regions have a lot in common most people are very open and warm hearted. it may not have been love at first sight but they're one of if you political implications some people hawk met here future norwegian has been in the early one nine hundred eighty s. in bangkok when he brought her to spitzbergen the couple were a local oddity and since then many more followed in their footsteps. more time women are brutal up to be more obesity and more accommodating of a man's needs i guess that's why no region manchu like to marriage diary girls many of some punk 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. the main reason thai people come 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 no regions we can travel we are treated as equals while the recent bombing and shooting massacre in norway reaganite a debate over immigration there are regions that spitzbergen say there's absolutely no place for ethnic tensions on the archipelago they're all. and. many many. people from all kind of nations norway has responsibility for this fall but we have the server and the t.v. but everyone in the treaty could come and live here according to the 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 spies 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 the truth of. what we do though is that it's required that you have. to be able to provide for also love work. for you and your family most times come here for two or three years this 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 norwegian staples like steel and beer you know we just walk basically seem like an oxymoron but it's actually a very good recipe for the cultural fusion that one can find here it's busy berg and now we can composure a couple things sometimes hot temper has so far proven
a much better recipe for the full plate existence than any of those. policies tend to go sour in other countries. are the only real durgan archipelago. while a bit later in the program the moscow team explores the subject of movies and television before that it will take what's happening in the world of business status. well and a very warm welcome to the business update one of the top silicon valley's incubate plug and play have chosen five russian startups to be part of its innovation help plug n play which was the birthplace of google and pay paul have set up a technical center in moscow together with the global venture alliance the founder of the communities site m e g says the russian in the vein of companies now have access to unlimited for you thank you capital. we invest small amount of
money we are. like a super angel but important is not the money that we invest is the important is who invest it does and because we are a part in our most major be seizing california be have unlimited money but it's for us to defied the best project and introduce that. and then if the 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 data indicators later in the day investors will be closely watching the latest data about us retail sales consumer sentiment and business inventories brand plant is trading at one hundred eleven dollars per barrel while the w at eighty four dollars a barrel. on the asian market so low on friday following
a weak session on wall street europe exposed exporters the worst performance present best us are concerned by s.n.p. decreasing space sovereign credit rating honda is down more than two percent in tokyo and hong kong resource companies remain in the negative territory despite chinese inflation cooled slightly in september china coal energy is losing almost one and a. cent energy shares also trading in the red so far. and always ahead of the opening bell here in moscow the russian markets finished lower on thursday weight by energy stocks that so soil dropped off to the international energy agency reduced its global demand forecast for twenty twelve now michael stein from a critic outlines what investors would have a close look at on friday. to maybe domestic given schedule is very light we aren't expecting much in the way of news flow domestically but that said we'll be watching
commodity prices and western markets and also be looking for. us retail sales data to gauge the health of u.s. consumer also looking at 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 day will be the meeting among 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 for story is live on tall website archie dot com slash business.
back you're watching r t here's a look at the top stories activists claim soldiers in the north are now turning against the syrian regime something the government has not confirmed the latest clashes across the country have reportedly left at least nineteen dead and that is putting more sanctions in place. occupied together anti-corporate protest movements that began in new york goes anaconda now demonstrations are being planned in canada the u.k. asia and other cities across the globe. spain's credit takes a hit from international rating agencies with warnings of a further sly that's as its neighbor portugal announces toughest area measures the people accusing the government of working for the rich and powerful.