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now four pm on a friday here in moscow this is r t with me will receive shea welcome to the program but 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 now exceeds just over three thousand activists claim thirty six died in the latest clashes between security forces and army defectors who fought alongside the opposition but the government insists they're not revolutionaries but rather armed gangs that are threatening the public. has the story. 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 of 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 that dan's mood 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 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 understand locals mean that were hesitant to say anything about what happened telling us they didn't want to get into trouble i the areas governor gives his explanation why the military are 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 or if there was the sun coming
from any of us this place right there it's always what they always come work with me to see here so this was basically a scene from the archives here at the site 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 moron of the. good of the forces so if they talk about the friction. it became. the first so instead he. was so with this kind of serve that purpose but under the circumstances the most affected by the violence in understand is that ruthless. 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 almost a month activists image of you sword as an attempt to undermine the rally with mops and brooms 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. big business movement is spreading its wings and preparing to go global protests due to take place in canada the u.k. and or even expanding into asia. now explains why people in india are 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. 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 then 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 masses is 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 and now has 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 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 while it gets 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 what are you all watching still to come for you later in the program it is two decades since the self-proclaimed republic. and independence but still no sign of progress in solving the breakaway state's problems we will explore who is to blame in just a few minutes. the european central bank has called on national governments now to do their part to ease that. spoke a head of
a key meeting of world finance ministers are now gathering in paris to hammer out solutions to the crisis our europe correspondent daniel bushell now has more. 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 with problems with spain its problems with its solidarity or failure solidarity has had a great 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 protest so far over new austerity measures in spain now russia's prime minister has come out and said that your government could solve this problem if they wanted to but when you. crisis is more political than a financial issue according to different estimates between one and one and a trillion dollars is needed the number is big but the eurozone can handle it it's
a political issue because in order to gather the resources leading european countries must offer a shoulder to those in trouble political 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 effect told to go is the latest country which announced 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. saying that he does expect those governments to come through with those cuts in order to balance this budget there is a meeting today and tomorrow of the world's leading finance ministers as they try
to tackle this crisis has been talk in portugal might just be too painful for the people to take these austerity measures michel. some of those victims. i'm afraid i'm afraid of the future i'm afraid that. things are going to be like. right now people. are not going to be able to. lucia's an 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. for them. it's happening and it's happening everywhere inspiring here in greece. the worst rate of unemployment in thirty years at 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 a situation similar to its present state because the capital was all but destroyed by an earthquake but one market. 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 body about. the portuguese indignados say the solution is to create more jobs and cut unnecessary expenditure but the government forced into seventy eight billion euro i.m.f. bailout earlier this year following in the footsteps of greece and ireland to paid back to 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. top kids. if you can't you can't do it you can't do it because you can't afford to do it and. it's the system and the political system that is intertwined with the financial system where that is so completely twisted that conditions. 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. use their money. and build up not because it's not democratic. national government democrat. old isn't
your problem is deceased i'm not surprised. at the call for global direction and 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 evolution as it is about turning it into a simple fight for survival he even goes. more coverage of the unfolding crisis in europe is available on our website. also on line for you right now a wave of criticism and fears of cold war tension on the korean peninsula as washington balance to use a new base in south korea for its neighbor plus. it's a dream job literally. recruiting and it's ready to pay one hundred fifty dollars a day the only catch you have to agree to sleep all day the full story of.
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. washington is speeding up its plans for its aging missile defense system in europe despite all these alarming questions coming out of russia spain born to romania and turkey have agreed to host elements of the system on their territories and his plan 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 safety 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 aimed against russia but to 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 who 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 cheaper but i fact if way too and so watch out the front lines in europe so we'll see how the
situation develops but it's definitely a fact that washington is not planning to back down on its anti missile defense plans. reporting right there. now in the united states hundreds of occupy wall street protesters are celebrating a first victory plans for a massive cleanup of new york's zuccotti park which the activists all they're against corporate greed considered an attempt to force them out have now been canceled. now joins us now with the latest from new york lou say hello so why was the cleanup of zuccotti park cuts. well i think a lot of it had to do with the fact that thousands that least two to three thousand and up turning out here in soko de park got behind me the crowd is a little bit smaller now they have gone on a protest stand at a march near wall street we actually just got reports of up clashes with police
we'll see if we can work on that video for you but the massive massive turnout is really fuel down i guess speculation by the police department by this administration the mayor's administration here in new york that. with so much media attention so many people they really couldn't afford another instance like what we saw two weeks ago where unprecedented 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 was spoke to yesterday when we were really expecting some c.t.'s clashes had this to say take a lesson. it's a pretext. to come here and move people out and then set new conditions about 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 gap or to get to christiane rein in everything so you know we've got work for our board and it does mean. well you know you know i'm not leaving. i don't know what we're going to do you know we're going to train or otherwise we're. going to give up. and that that really has been the attitude for most of the people that we've spoken to here protesters were 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 in 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 dwindling or will you talk about how this movement is
rippling across america so what's next but what can we expect. well we do know that up to over fifteen 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 converging in times square in the evening which should be very interesting to watch on lot of puppies 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 the folks here are determined to say we've seen terrible weather rain or cold 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. two. countries. and social spending people who are against the. worldwide action against austerity. are too. hard on our twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow it's time for the world update here on. 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 and 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. barack obama has taken a firm stance against iran promising tough sanctions against the country over claims that was to kill the saudi ambassador to washington the u.s. president says there's enough evidence of iran and is calling on the international community to make it pay for its behavior officials in tehran have dismissed the allegations as untrue saying they're aimed at diverting attention from problems at home in the u.s. . in the thai 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 flash floods of killed two hundred eighty three people and devastated cities in sixty one provinces since july. now in the self-proclaimed republic of trans needs to break away
territory of moldova 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 the little in the way of recent progress some are saying the current leadership is to blame for national 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 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 a decision criticized by moscow as a mistake but smearing of as 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 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
authorities towards dollars have not borne 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 fear with the current regime in no mood to relinquish power to the birds of must we live in an atmosphere of fear and thread run many cases of political pressure like mailing in violation of laws in an attempt to discredit other candidates people and parties openly criticizing the current authorities by being put on the run although this is placed in serious danger all democratic election procedures are 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 flashpoint the latest twist in the difficult history of this troubled region a group of russian observers is had interest mr to monitor the elections following a request from the authorities that one of the ballot 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. written off r.t. moscow. the headlines are coming your way in just a few minutes here on r.t. about a week after the latest business korea. and welcome to our business of data sol thanks for joining me the wall second largest maker of consumer goods uni lever is buying an eighty two percent stake in russia's leading cosmetics make. the deal is worth four hundred million euro and the move is part of a strategy to conquer a fast growing emerging markets you know has
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the very high level of uncertainties associated with the global economy and also be euro zone we are concerned both looked the commodity prices and those results were advised to your clients to stay away from risky sectors and specific banking in specific metals and mining stocks and we preferred to see clients invested in 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 cost just under thirty one roubles and this is expecting domestic enterprises to convert more export revenues into rubles in order to pay taxes some support is also calling for almost all the oil price however there's still a rising demand for foreign cars among local consumers. that's it for now the law
welcome back this is a quick recap of the headlines now the un's cuban rights chief warns that syria's stalemate could descend into a full blown civil war the number of people killed in the conflict three thousand positions. dismissed by the government. occupy wall street protesters when. after new york city clean up operation in the. demonstrators say they won't give up the occupy movement looks set to go. on the european central bank. and it's time for governor.