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bringing you the latest in some instances. from. the future of. the u.n. human rights body warns the syrian stalemate could descend into a civil war the opposition claims it's being joined by defectors all the while being dismissed by the government as armed gangs. goes up among new york. protesters who when the right to continue campaign the occupy movement is set to go. over the european central bank says political decisions are needed to save the region's finance. the european central bank is washing his hands of the crisis. and governments now.
all have more in just a few moves. now four pm on a friday here in moscow this is artsy with me we're reception welcome to the program the u.n. human rights chief has called for international action in syria to avoid a full blown civil war as the number of people killed in the conflict by now exceeds just over three thousand activists claim thirty six died in the latest clashes between security forces and i meet defectors and fought alongside the opposition but the government insists they're not revolutionaries but rather the gangs that are threatening the public. story. about one hundred eighty kilometers north of the mass this is a city of honest on the site of five days of recent deadly clashes between security
forces and protesters in which at least thirty died it's close of the cities of homs and hama where most anti assad protests would sneak in place evidence of fighting in oliver stone is going to see it was an air of suspicion its own smoot only broken by children now smiling but only two weeks ago these youngsters were witness to violence in their hometown like this eleven year old we heard very heavy fire you heard airplanes but didn't see them it's valid like they were flying high we were really afraid and we were crying the whole time just one child was one of the few to talk to most understand locals rematch were hesitant to say anything about what happened telling us they didn't want to get into trouble. the areas governor gives his explanation of why the military right 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 six reality for you here was the stuff that was probably this is their way of what they would come work release you see here so this was the way he was here last time 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 the surgeons from the military i think it's a kind of a strategy by the government and the weakening the moral of the of the army. of. the forces so i think i was the first. it became a signal that could be. the fraction so instead he.
was so with this kind of this will serve the purpose but under the circumstances most affected by the violence in understand is that it's. on the stand in syria. we're coming to you live from moscow now the occupy wall street protesters have won their first battle after a mass cleanup attempt by new york city officials has been canceled on thursday mayor bloomberg called for people to vacate zuccotti park it's near wall street where they've been camping for a month activists image of you saw it as an attempt to undermine the rally with what rooms they stand their ground a little bit later here on r.t. we'll be joined by our correspondent. who's actually in zuccotti park right now. but the big business movement is spreading its wings and preparing to go global protests if you take place in canada the u.k. and even expanding into asia. now explains why people in india by ready 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 a asia and actually the youth movement here has mobilized on facebook and on twitter and they're planning an actual occupy type a full hong kong by jakarta then even if lama bad self was the movement in asia is growing there is a lot of support for a so here in india you know it there and there are a lot of similarities between the goals and the mass ijaz of the people indian i did save here in india we saw a massive anti-corruption movement here in india recently that was fronted by ana husband are 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 people here are a little bit suspicious of the multinational companies the corporations that they're talking about over in the united states the simply american companies you see that happen a lot here a while and get a commie might be growing the rich in your are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and it's the foreign corporations that are really benefiting from india's young workforce. is pretty shrewd reporting that what you are watching are still to come for you later in the program but it is true since the self-proclaimed republican trans least that owns this independence but still no sign of progress and solving the breakaway states we will explore who is to blame in just
a few minutes. european central bank has called on national governments now to do their part to ease the debt burden and spoken head of opinion of world finance ministers are now gathering in paris to hammer out solutions to the crisis our europe correspondent daniel bushell know as well. the patience of european central bank does seem to be running out it says that it can't really take the whole burden on itself it really needs the governments to come through the european governments come through and take some actions because the latest country problems with spain its problems with its solidarity or failure solidarity it's had a downgrade of its rating a game which is going to make it even harder for it to raise money and pay off its debts we're expecting protests tomorrow perhaps the biggest protests so far over you will start to measure in spain now russia's prime minister has come out and said that your government could fill this problem if they wanted to but.
crises is more the political than the financial issue according to different estimates between one trillion dollars is needed. but the user can handle it it's a political issue because in order to get out of these resources leading european countries must offer a shoulder to those in trouble let's take a little courage so governments in europe are accused of passing the blame no one wants to take responsibility but russia is one of many countries which is concerned by this because of course when the european economies are suffering the rest of the world has a knock on effects where to go is the latest country which is new also there are two measures that means more taxes potentially education health costing more and we are expecting coordinated action coordinated protests across europe including in lisbon over those austerity measures over the cuts which are thought to be extremely painful for the population now we've also seen the big. saying that he does expect those governments to come through with those cuts in order to balance
his budget but there is a meeting today and tomorrow of the world's leading finance ministers as they try to tackle this crisis has been in portugal might just be too painful for the people to take these austerity measures michel. some of those victims of the cross i'm afraid i'm afraid of the future i'm afraid that. things going to be like they are in greece right now people. are not going to be able to to have a good to have a piece of peace and quiet lucia is an active member of the portuguese indignados village board movement its participants believe the government is hell bent on pleasing the rich and powerful and ignores the needs of the people there actually do have to realize that we are not. prepared for any longer probably. you know it's happening and it's happening everywhere and spring here in greece.
the worst period of unemployment in thirty years at over twelve percent rising taxes and falling wages are the reality of portugal simply present situation things are so bad people are no making comparisons with cataclysmic periods in their history and looking to them for inspiration i believe the century of course ago was a situation similar to its present state because it was lagging the capital was all but destroyed by an earthquake but one bad market about the minister for 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 portuguese indignados 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 pay
back top of stairs because help introduced which will see longer working hours less holidays and even in lent to the christmas bonuses which most workers enjoyed at the age when you are meant to start your life so that you know your own space your own you know. type of kids you know to hear. build a life you can't you can't do it you can't do it because you can't afford to do it and howard noxious is that. there's a financial system and the political system that is intertwined with the financial system. that is so completely twisted conditions that. this this to me. personally the biggest thing and as the crisis grows so too do the rings of the outraged members of the indignados people unite forget nationality use their money. and build
another europe not because they're not democratic. national governments that are not democratic that's right it should all be granted the problem is the system not the right. the call for global direction or 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 it is. this. coverage of the unfolding crisis in europe is available on our website dot com also online for you right now a wave of criticism and fears of cold war tension on the korean peninsula as washington plans to use a new base in south korea for its neighbors plus. it's a dream job literally no our gallery is recruiting and it's ready to play one
hundred fifty dollars a day the only catch you have to agree to sleep all day on the full story hard to call. moscow is reportedly preparing a response to washington's planned missile defense system in europe it follows comments by the incoming u.s. ambassador to moscow which said washington can't guarantee the system it wouldn't target russia. reports. all washington is speeding up its plans for its eighty missile defense system in europe despite all these alarming questions coming out of russia spain romania and turkey have agreed to host elements of the system only territories and it's planned that the shield will be finished by twenty eighteen i fish early it's supposed to protect washington's allies in europe from potential threats coming out of iran and north korea but moscow has been sounding the alarm saying that the system could be a potential threat to its national security moscow has been proposing that this
project should be a unified shield which would include russia and the united states where all would share the responsibility for the cd of each other but washington and some nato officials have been saying that this is not possible since russia is not part of the alliance moscow then started asking for legal guarantees from washington that this is no will not be against russia but the newly appointed u.s. ambassador to russia michael mcfaul was quoted saying that his country has no plans of making these illegal guarantees we've already heard from russia's envoy to nato meeting about boys in blue said that if this is the case then moscow will have to start thinking about making its own efforts to every store of the strategic balance of forces in europe and now there are also reports in the russian media from
a source from the kremlin which says that russia will be a cheap but affective way to answer russia is all defensive lines in europe so we'll see how the situation develops but it didn't exactly be a fact that washington is not planning to back down on its hands in the cell defense plans. right. well in the united states hundreds of ok quiet wall street protesters are celebrating victory plans for a mass clean up of new york's zuccotti park which the activists all their corporate greed considered an attempt to force them out in council. joins us now with the latest now from new york lou say hello so why i was the cleanup of zuccotti park cuts. well i think a lot of it had to do with the fact that thousands at least two to three thousand and they're turning out here in sicko tea party got behind me the crowd is
a little bit smaller now they have gone on a protest stand out a march near wall street we actually just got reports of hot flashes but police will see begin work on that video for you but the massive massive turnout is really fuel down i guess speculation by these departments by this administration the mayors the destruction here in new york that with so much media attention so many people they really couldn't afford another instance like we saw two weeks ago where precedents a number of new yorkers were arrested as part of the wall street occupy wall street occupation so i think there was a lot of fear that flashes could happen and part of all of this is the fact that these protesters most of the ones i've spoken to are determined to stay regardless of what the police does one man what spoke to us yesterday when we were really expecting some c.t.'s splashes had this to say take a listen. it's a pretext. taishan to come here move people out and then said new
conditions are bad moving back in it's just it's the move to just watch this group so we pretty much understand what's going on here we have twenty four seven. right here all the time and there aren't really any issues but. in the spirit of cooperation we're going to make a big effort to get to christiane rain everything so you know we've got work for our border it's me. well you know you know i'm not even sure i do well with what we're going to do you know we're going to train or otherwise but i'm not going to do that. and that that really has been the attitude for most of the people that we've spoken to here protesters for scrubbing the floors on hands and knees but really it's not about sanitation it's not about the cleverness of the park it's about the fact that these movements are spreading across america they're popping up and hundreds of cities across the country and folks simply the establishment the police departments the politicians they're nervous they have not
seen this kind of unprecedented movement in the united states and at this point it does not show any sign of when dealing. how this movement is rippling across america so what's next. well we do know that after her fifteenth which i guess is tomorrow is going to be the big day to watch this is when these situations but expect it to spread to europe but massive protests planned all across the country including here in new york the occupiers plan on staying here in zuccotti park they plan on the birching in times square in the evening which should be very interesting to watch shabat of these present in times square and a lot more potential for clashes because we have to keep in mind most of the arrests most of the confrontations with the police have been when protesters leave this area and walk down the streets that gives the police here a lot more of an excuse so to speak to. put people in corners and try to stop the
movement that way but for now while the folks here are determined to say we've seen terrible weather rino holes they have not been deterred by that so be very interesting to see how this plays out and whether he can play out peacefully or whether we'll see a further crackdowns like we've seen for example in denver yesterday in seattle and across the country right there on. the truth like rolling over to the. countries where you are as well putting jobs in social spending people who are against the. worldwide action against austerity. are three. hundred twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow it's time for the world update here on our. prime minister silvio berlusconi is facing a parliamentary vote of confidence that's likely to decide his political fate he's
being called on to resign by members of the business community political rivals all amid a series of damaging sex scandals and a weakening economy the seventy five year old has so far rejected all calls to step down. after obama has taken a firm stance against iran promising tough sanctions against the country over claims it was plotting to kill the saudi ambassador to washington and the u.s. president says there's enough evidence of iran's guilt and is calling on the international community to make it pay for its behavior officials in tehran have dismissed the allegations as untrue saying that aimed at diverting attention from problems at home in the u. s. . in the type capital a huge effort is underway by the military and volunteers to strengthen the city's anti flood defenses authorities fear rain and high tides which of course huge devastation across the country could now move into bangkok of killed two hundred eighty three people and a devastated cities in sixty one provinces since july. now in the
self-proclaimed republic of trans needs to break away territory of moldova i'm not much has changed since it announced its independence in one nine hundred ninety s. been a long running ethnic and territorial dispute between the two sides with little in the way of recent progress though some are saying the current leadership is to blame for national reports. one of the poorest regions in europe and recognized as a country because the world holds presidential elections in early december but already there is serious dispute before the campaign has even started the current leader of the self-proclaimed breakaway window and republic of thrones than easter even smell know of 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 a decision criticized by moscow as
a mistake possibly smearing of as created an atmosphere of personal power that has put the republic into a state of deep social and economic crisis as the huge gap between ordinary people who are struggling and some are not in research all or all are 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 why it 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 a military currency and constitution a trans nice to has always been viewed by moldova as part of its own territory when 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 brought and an easy peace since then continued afterwards by russia and
the international community to move the mood over an entrance new strain authorities towards dialogue have not gone fruit leaving tensions 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 opponents say that in the run up to the election there is a heightened climate of political theater with the current regime in no mood to relinquish power some of the birds of must live in an atmosphere of threat many cases of political pressure like whaling and violations of wars in an attempt to discredit other conflicts people and parties openly criticizing the current authorities are being put on the run. is placed in serious danger democratic election process. just under two months before the poll it's clear the struggle for
power will be far from a kid. some even warn it could be a flash point the latest twist in the difficult history of this troubled region a group of russian observers he's had injuries needs thirty more into the elections following the requests from the authorities that one of the ballots he's free and fair or not the votes not expected to resolve these areas laws standing problems meaning the need for a lost and political resolution will remain. r.t. moscow ok the headlines are coming your way get a few minutes here on. the latest business news coverage. of our business out there but joining me now are second largest maker of consumer goods uni lever is buying an eighty two percent stake in russia's leading cosmetics
maker collina the deal is worth four hundred million euro and the move is part of your lever strategy to conquer faster growing and largely markets karina has a thirty percent share of russia's can care market. russian market has seen mergers and acquisitions grow close to their highest levels in a decade and research company dia logic says the total volume reach sixteen billion dollars in the first nine months of the year only two thousand and seven from want to thank god and say the majority were signed in the resource and the streets among them cover cold seventy percent of what is called for six billion dollars and france is told to cut off percent stake in russian company not a tough. tough look at the markets now oil is rising bursting early losses before a report that may show that retail sales in the u.s. clients tend to small i've read blandness training at one hundred twelve dollars
a barrel while couple try is that in five. in europe stocks are on the rise at the forty's up wrong to zero zero one percent to do with b.p. and real tension leading the gains tax cuts acknowledges stocks are also offering support after google's results more than exceeded expectations and the dax is point eight percent the bloggers are. feeling russian markets are seeing strong gains investors seem to be looking up beat as prospects improve for containing europe's debt crisis the r.t.s. is gaining over three percent called market is up over three percent as well now let's have a look at some individual strengths otherwise it's a solid most of the blue to the trading in the blackness i would spread by soaring over five percent the lead they have announced is going to increase the staff for next to the team in its proper two seven percent in three years has jumped more than forty percent on to you would lead last telecom is also high the company may start a buyback of the chairs following the thirty percent decline in value in the last
two months it's also reportedly increased interested in buying the only three g. operator to claim the deal could be worth two hundred and seventeen. given the very high level of uncertainties associated with the global economy and also be euro zone we are concerned about the outlook for commodity prices and as a result word buys more clients to stay away from risk in sectors and specific banking in specific metals and mining stocks and we prefer to see clients invested in the more defensive sectors like will and gas in specific state owned companies which have strong balance sheets trucked evaluations and other important features. and so the russian currency is trading at the highest level of three weeks one dollar and costs just under thirty one roubles investors are expecting domestic enterprises to convert more expert revenues into rubles in order to meet. some