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fired alongside opposition forces in northern syria but the government insists they are armed gangs threatening the public not revolutionaries and in reaction to the state's crackdown on protesters the e.u. has imposed new sanctions on the country's largest state bank which holds the majority of syria's foreign reserves are just tests are syria 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 mean that we're 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 armed themselves we saw the situation had become a threat to the people and that's why we decided an intervention should take place in. the inside syria or if your. son was going to be this is your way of what me please come work with me see here this is what this was was it was basically. from our side here. but opposition activists insist 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. weakening the moron of the. security forces so if they talk about the friction then it become a signal that. would be more of the friction so. it was with this kind of sort of the but under the circumstances the most affected by the violence in understand she's got a ruthless. list on in syria. which are to coming to you live from moscow still ahead of the program twenty one years of stagnation the self-proclaimed republic of trans mr remains one of the poorest in europe with an asset complex still unsolved and many believe its leader is to blame. an arctic
attraction we report of why an inhospitable archipelago in the arctic ocean has become a welcoming home for immigrants from around the world. the latest polls in the u.s. suggest anti-corporate protests sweeping 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 in new york a month ago and occupy wall street activists have been camped out there ever since are refusing to be moved moreno work 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 moms even brushes to clean the every square inch of. the park that the. reason why the demonstrators are doing this is because new york city mayor michael bloomberg paid a visit there are personally on wednesday evening walk through and told all the
protesters that they would house 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 according 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. think about. corporate greed possibly when they talk about. economic disparity in the united states. are now reporting in from new york now the end of big business movements now preparing to go international protests are due to take place in canada of the u.k. and are even spreading to asia. explains why people in india are preparing to join
the occupy together club. that energy that's happening in new york city and across the united states is definitely spread here it's. actually the youth movement here has mobilized on facebook and on twitter and they're planning an actual occupy type a soul hong kong by jakarta even if lama vod so the movement in asia is growing there is a lot of support for a spear 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 i now 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 people here are a little bit suspicious of these multinational companies these corporations that they're talking about over in the united states the sickly american companies you see it happen a lot here a while india's economy might be growing the rich in india are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and it's the foreign corporations that are really benefiting from india's young workforce. reporting there from new delhi in credit crisis you are of spain has become the latest victim of a credit downgrade standard and poor's agency has cut madrid's a rating by one notch due to we growth high employment 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 i just read english 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 are. not going to be able to. employ 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 have to realize that we are. not good for them and the longer program we do know it's happening and it's happening everywhere. 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 a few centuries ago was that a situation similar to its present state because it was lagging the capital was all but destroyed by an earthquake but one market a ball that mr kingdom that's his stature right there managed 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 porch of. in the not those say the solution is to create more jobs and cut unnecessary expenditure but the government forced into seventy eight billion euro bailout earlier this year following in the footsteps of greece and ireland to pay it back to. 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 your. life so that you know your own space your own. type of kids. if you can't you can't do it you can't do it because you can't do it and. the system and the political system that is. it is so. conditioned. personally. and as the crisis grows so too do the ranks of the outraged members of the. people . forget.
the call for global direction or looked over the fifteenth from the occupy wall street movement is expected to get a loud response from 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 he didn't go. well there's much more news on videos waiting for you on line had to. get insult to injury x. . jail. for seven years on tuesday now faces new charges of attempting to embezzle 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 and aspiring screen star. watching
r.t. live from moscow the u.s. and south korean leaders have struck a long saw the free trade deal promising closer trade and security but president lee myung box visit comes amid anger over plans for a massive new american navy base in south korea from the los angeles based korea policy institute says the stability of the whole region could be at risk. i think it's bad for korea i think it's bad for us china relations it's bad for korea china relations it's bad for the growing arms race that we're seeing throughout east asia where is the problem is that this is going to stage aegis destroyers and those aegis destroyers are connected to a u.s.
missile defense system and so a lot of activists the piece is will protest are saying who spaces this really anywhere is a u.s. space because it will be tied to the u.s. missile defense system is it part of the u.s. strategy to contain china and is it going to foment a regional arms race which pits korea in between us and china i would say that the chinese are very concerned about. the closeness of the u.s. military to their territory i know that the north koreans appeal as if it is a u.s. and that the presence of the u.s. military on the korean peninsula is really delaying the process or communication and it's not just the presence of basis that it is in the ongoing u.s. policy on the korean peninsula whether it's the massive amounts of military exercises that take place on a regular basis which north korea views as
a confrontational too there are you know unfortunately these kinds of things really delay the peace in the reunification process between the two countries i mean there is growing resentment and and calls not just korea enslaved people in ok now in wa to say we've had enough of us military occupation it's time to it's time to close down these bases and it's time to think about a different way of achieving security. in the self-proclaimed republic of transistor a breakaway territory in the republic of moldova not much has changed since it announced independence in one thousand nine hundred there is still no solution to the asyik and territorial conflict and some believe the current leadership is to blame finishing our imports. one of the poorest regions in europe and recognized as a country across the world holds presidential elections in early december but already there were
a serious dispute before the campaigns even started the current leader of the self-proclaimed breakaway moved over in republic of turns nice turn igudesman off has held the reins of power for the entire twenty one years of its disputed existence far from tiring of office his running again for a fifth term at decision criticized by moscow as a mistake. smearing of has created an atmosphere of personal power that has put the public 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 all getting richer. the republic is certain its independence in one thousand nine hundred ninety from moldova 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 thousand nine hundred two war broke out in which hundreds died as moldova forces fought separatists before an internationally forged cease fire brought in an easy peace since then continued afterwards by russia and the international community to move the mood over and transnistria an authority is towards dialogue have not borne fruit leave intentions dangerously high 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 trans mr 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 to the birds of must live in an atmosphere of fear and threat run 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 all democratic election process. just under two months before the poll it's clear the struggle for power will be far from a kid glove had some even warned it could be a flash point the latest twist in the difficult history of this troubled region a group of russian observers it had interest mr to monitor the elections following the requests from the authorities that one of the ballots his free and fair or not
the votes not expected to resolve these areas long standing problems meaning the need for a lost and political resolution will remain. where if an option r.t. moscow. now is take a look at some other stories from around the world well at least sixteen people have been killed and almost fifty wanted in a twin blast in the iraqi 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 one took place causing more damage and casualties a 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 obvious loyalists have reportedly pushed back interim government forces after a day of fierce fighting in syria but obvious home town is the last majority major city not in full control of revolutionary forces although they do now hold most of it interim authorities have backtracked on claims that the son of
a seamless captured and seared and amnesty international has urged the country's new rulers and human rights abuses common under the house to the. u.s. president barack obama has promised the toughest sanctions will be placed on iran over allegations it plotted to kill the saudi ambassador to washington obama says he has evidence proving iran's guilt and insists he will continue to mobilize the international community to ensure further isolation and make it pay for its behavior iran has dismissed the allegations saying the charges are fabricated to deflect from problems u.s. . 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 that spitzbergen archipelago was considered fit for a year round habitation but there is a growing and surprising ethnic community making a home there are six on
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 gaspar muskaan london africa and 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 of the fastest growing ethnic group here is thais they already make up about a third of the archipelagos foreign population all things to basically the lady of the modern and i think ties in the regions have a lot in common most peoples are very open and warm hearted. it may not have been love at first sight but they're one of the few political implications some paul hawken met here future norwegian has burned in the early one nine hundred eighty s.
in bangkok when he brought her to bergen the couple were a local oddity and says that many more followed in their footsteps. more time women are brutal up to be more and begin more accommodating over men's needs i guess that's why no region men cheer like to marry die 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 could call him 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 apnic tensions on the archipelago. they're all guests here and. many many. people from all kind of nations norway has responsibility for this fall but we have the so brevity 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 visit or a work permit the only condition is to have a job no race gender a 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 so loved 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 the you and dear 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 bizarre again you know we can composure a couple things sometimes hot temper has so far proven a much better recipe for the full cake the sense that any of those. policies tend to go sour in other countries. are the only ok and if you're going archipelago. and coming up the true story behind the hunt for a problem ask a bar the man i was once the world's most wanted for that i will tell what's happening in the world of business with your.
hello and a very warm welcome to your business one of the top silicon valley's in cuba interests plug n play have chosen five russian startups to be part of it in the vacation help plug n play which was the birthplace of google and pay paul have set up a technical center in moscow to go with the global venture alliance the founder of the community saeed imedi says the russian innovative companies now have access to unlimited foreign venture capital. we invest small amount of money and are like a super angel would be important is not the money that. is the important is who invest it does and because we are a partner with most major cities in california the have unlimited money but it's for us to defy 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 or list plot and wait for a slew of us economy data indicators late in the day investors will be closely watching the latest data about u.s. retail sales consumer sentiment and business inventories brand blunt is trading at one hundred and eleven dollars per barrel while the w. is that eighty four dollars per barrel. market so low on friday following a week session on wall street europe exposed exporters i'm on the bourse before most as investors are concerned by us and to be to christen spain's sovereign credit rating is down more than two percent in tokyo in hong kong resource companies remain in the negative territory despite chinese inflation cooled down slightly in september china coal energy is losing among about one and a half percent energy shares are also trading in the red so far. just an hour ahead
of the opening bell here in ma. because there are some markets finished low on thursday weighed down by energy stocks that says oil dropped after the international energy agency reduced its global demand for cost of twenty twelve michael stein much christiane outlines what investors would have a close look at on friday. today the domestic given schedule is very light we aren't expecting much in the way of news flow domestically but that said we will 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 also be 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 meeting among g twenty finance ministers which will be attended also by u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner. and the russian market has seen mergers and acquisitions grow close to the highest levels in
a decade research company the total volume reached sixty billion dollars in the facts nine months will be here only two thousand and seven so more deals being done and let's say the majority were signed in their resource industries among them because a gold bought seventy percent of polish gold for six billion dollars and france's total took a twelve percent stake in the russian company and over tech. that's all we have time for now you are up to date for more stories and analysis log on to a website our team dot com slash business or join me for another business update in less than one.
ok back to watching r t live from moscow these are they have lines activists claim soldiers and northern syria are turning against the regime but the government says they are just armed gangs posing a threat to the public the e.u. is putting more sanctions in place after a day of clashes left at least nineteen down. yonder by to gather anti-corporate protest movement out began in new york goes intercontinental 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 slide that as its neighbor portugal announces the top of a staring measures with people accusing the government.