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just make of consumer goods unilever and eighty two percent stake in western leading cosmetics maker and the. four hundred join me for more on that and other stories and. it is now a five pm on friday here in moscow r t is broadcasting worldwide. the u.n. human rights chief has called for international action in syria to avoid a full blown civil war this as the number of people killed in the conflict now exceeds a three thousand activists claim thirty six died in the latest clashes between security forces and on the defectors who fought alongside the opposition but the government insists they're not revolutionaries but gangs that threaten 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 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 are locals mean that we're hesitant to say anything about what happened telling us they didn't want to get into trouble i the area's 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 end so i would say it's reality for you here was the son of god somebody does this place right there it's a place what basically i'm workmates you see here so this was basically a way to run our city here was i 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 divorces so if they talk about the fractured. it became a signal that could be there will be more of the friction so instead people that.
are with gangs or was so with this kind of this would serve their purpose but under the circumstances the morale of most affected by the violence in understand is that a ruthless doesn't syria on the stand in syria. well in the u.s. meantime hundreds of occupy wall street protesters are celebrating their first victory plans for a massive cleanup of new york's zuccotti park which the activists against corporate greed considered an attempt to force them out have now been canceled lucy catherine off the latest from the big apple. a lot of it had to do with the fact that thousands that least two to three thousand and up turning out here in sick cody park got behind me the crowd is a little bit smaller now they have gone on a protest march near wall street we actually just gotten reports of a clash with police but the massive massive turnout is really fueled i guess
speculation by the police department by this administration the mayors of ministration 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 clashes 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 who i 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 here it's just it's the move to dislodge this group so we pretty much understand what's going on here we have twenty four seven. around here all the time and there aren't really any issues but we're going to make
a big effort to get because we had rain and everything show you know we were cardboard in. a good way you know you know that really has been the attitude from 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 the a savage 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 we do know that. fifteenth 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
a lot of ways 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 stay we've seen terrible weather reno polls 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 further crackdowns like we've seen for example in denver yesterday in seattle and across the country. reporting right now the big business movement is spreading its wings and preparing to go global protests due to take place. expanding into asia. explains why people in india are ready to join the 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 taipei soul hong kong mumbai jakarta hyderabad and even if lama died 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 know hugs are a word 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 and guess 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 work for if i was the occupy wall street movement has to go global we watching closely as the rallies are taking place in europe the united states i don't miss our special coverage on saturday just about twenty four hours from now but as of the fifteenth. growing poverty in the. country.
and social spending people are. against their governments. worldwide against austerity. ok ten minutes past the hour here in moscow you're watching a little bit later in the program for you. independence still no sign of progress in the breakaway state problems. the european central bank has called on national governments to do their part to ease the debt burden. spoke ahead of a key meeting of world finance ministers to an all gathering in paris to hammer out solutions to the crisis our europe correspondent daniel bushell now reports. 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. 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 user you 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 i'm afraid that. things are
going to be like. 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. have to realize that we are. and. it's happening. here. the worst period of unemployment in thirty years that 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 one market. 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 to seventy eight billion euro 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 a 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 . the. system and the political system that is.
what it is so. twisted. 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 who will unite forget. your mother. not because it's not democrat you do national government democrat. right your problem is the system not surprised. by 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 evolution as it is about turning it into
a simple fight for survival even. more coverage of the unfolding crisis in europe is always available on our website. also on life for you right now a way of criticism and fears of the cold war like tension on the korean. washington plans to use a new. plus. imagine a job where you do nothing but sleep and get paid one hundred fifty dollars a day for doing it. position on right here in moscow before the full story. moscow was reportedly preparing a response to washington's planned missile defense system in europe it follows comments by the incoming u.s. ambassador to moscow who said washington cannot guarantee the system would not target russia. washington is speeding up its plans for its missile defense system in europe despite all these alarming questions coming
out of russia spain calling 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 isto will not be aimed 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 who said that if this is the case then moscow will have to start thinking about making its own efforts to restock 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 affective way to answer washington's sentiments are the fan suppliers 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. off right there i type of the. now here are some other headlines from around the world for you this hour italian prime minister silvio berlusconi has survived
a decisive parliamentary vote of confidence which was key to his continuing his political career he calls for his resignation by a political rivals and members of the business community all amid a series of damaging sex scandals and a weakening economy the securing of the vote of confidence allows but it's going to stay in power through to the end of his term in two thousand and thirteen. 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 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 meantime of just missed the allegations as true saying they're aimed at diverting attention from problems the u.s. is facing it. in the thai capital a huge effort is underway by the military and volunteers to strengthen the city's flood defenses authorities fear rain and high tides which of course huge
devastation all across the country could now move into a bank called flash floods have killed two hundred eighty three people and devastated cities in sixty one provinces since july. this is to an air show in central china have a lucky escape after an aerial acrobatic show went wrong have a look at this footage right there while one of the country's main fighter jets the flying left lost control and started nose diving into a field dramatic footage that did show the pilot ejected from the cockpit just in time safely landing with the help of a parachute the pilot was unhurt and there were no injuries on the ground. in the self-proclaimed republic of trans needs to break away territory of moldova not much has changed since independence in one thousand nine hundred it's been a long running ethnic and territorial dispute between. two sides that with 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 cause 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 terry igudesman north 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 betrays 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 brought and easy peace since then continued afterwards by russia and the international community to move the mood over in and transnistria an authority is 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 live in an atmosphere of fear and threat 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 are being put on the run. is placed in serious danger democratic election approaches. just under two months before the poll it's clear the struggle for power will be far from a kid glove hand some even warn 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 longstanding problems meaning the need for a lost and political resolution will remain. r.t. moscow one of the kind i do stick around we have a special report coming up about a colombian drug lord and leader of one of the most powerful criminal organizations ever assembled here we're talking about. right after careening with the business. her work and. thanks for joining me russia says new european energy legislation could create problems for further gas cooperation is called the third energy package bans energy supplies like gas problem from owning gas pipelines to. unfortunately a number of events have happened of late which pose some problems to i guess corporation i mean the legal basis their contractual basis and finally the
organization of the process i'd like the energy minister and began to submit their proposals of how we can build our relations with the european partners taking into account the observance of the rules of the energy package. the world's second largest maker of consumer goods you have lever eighty two percent stake in russia's leading cosmetics maker the deal is worth four hundred million euros a part of you need a strategy to conquer faster growing emerging markets has a thirty percent share of. market. let's have a look at the markets now oil is rising reversing early losses before a report that may show that retail sales in the u.s. calling it's down from the previous month credit planned is trading at one hundred thirteen dollars. a ton at eighty six dollars. european markets are trading higher than mine is and technology stocks help offset further losses for some banks
following series of downgrades and warnings from brokers and credit rating agencies ericsson rose two point four percent. thanks to sony ericsson broke even in the third quarter and said it's still expects modest industry growth in two thousand and. ten here in russia the market says strong gains investors seem to be looking l.b. to as prospects improve for containing europe's debt crisis the r.t.s. is gaining over three percent. two point seven percent this hour now let's have a look at some individual travel classics. trading in the black with sperm banks soaring over five percent the lender has announced is going to increase the sheriff for an activity and its profit to seventy percent of three years. more than forty percent of the deal with. unilever ross telecom is also hired the company may start a buyback of its shares following a thirty percent decline in value in the last three months it's also reportedly
interested in buying the only three g. operator in the grain deal could be worth two hundred seventeen million dollars. the russian currency is trading at the highest level in three weeks one dollar now just under thirty one roubles investors are expecting domestic enterprises to convert more export revenues into rubles in order to pay taxes some support is also coming from the oil price however there is still a rise in foreign currencies among local consumers. now the russian market has seen mergers and acquisitions grow close to their highest levels and decade research company deal logic says the total volume reached sixty million dollars in the first nine months of the year only two thousand and seven saw more deals being done and analysts say that the majority were signed in the resource industries among them because i gold bought seventy percent of palm has called for
two thousand and ten especially economic zone for industrial production was established in russia somalia region with a total area of six hundred sixty effect as. its investors are granted exclusive tax and customs benefits which includes a five year exemption from property land and transport taxes as well as an income tax reduction to fifteen point five percent. the special economic zone operates as a free. ostend zone which enables manufacturers to market their products in russia free of employer duties the same our region is currently witnessing a sewage infrastructure construction the somali region special economic zone promise is exceptional for developing fuel business in russia will come to the small region for more information. invest in somalia you.
live from. the headlines now. syria's stalemate could descend into a full blown civil war the number of people killed in the conflict exceeds three thousand the opposition says it's now being joined by. well being dismissed by the government. as. occupy wall street protesters when the. new york city council's a massive cleanup operation. say they will not give up the occupy movement looks set to go. out of the european central bank says it's now.