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it is a friday evening here in moscow you with r.t. welcome to the program seven people have been killed in separate incidents by syrian security forces who reportedly opened fire on anti regime protesters the total number of casualties in the conflict is now well above three thousand and that's prompted the human rights watch group and the chief to call for international action to avoid a full blown civil war activists claim troops also clashed with army defectors who fought alongside the opposition movement but the government insists they're nothing but armed bandits to threaten the public are silly reports. 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
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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 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 of us on locals we met were hesitant to say anything about what happened telling us they didn't want to get into trouble. the areas governor gives his explanation why the military arrived there were groups of people who had their own demands they had these demands for a little while and then it all escalated when they arm themselves we saw that the situation had become a threat to the people and that's why we decided an intervention should take place . where inside syria for you to hear this stuff
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was coming this is like for thirty years it's a way of what the way i'm working with me see here this was what was facing me. from our side here at the 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 decisions from the military i think it's a kind of a strategy by the government and the weakening the moron of the. divorces so if they talk about the friction then. it become a signal that could be there will be more deflection so instead people that are. gangs or was so with this kind of this would serve their purpose but under the
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circumstances the morale of most affected by the violence in understand is that of a ruthless dozen or so they are in syria. occupy wall street protesters have now just won their first battle after a massive cleanup effort by new york city officials was council activists against corporate greed considered an attempt to undermine the month long rally. is in the midst of the events in new york. thousands that least two to three thousand and they're turning out here in sick cody park 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 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
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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 of course spoke to us 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 said 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 everything so you know we've ordered. good you know and that really has been the attitude from most of the people that we've spoken to here protesters rushed scrubbing the floors on hands and knees but really
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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 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 we do know that it's over fifteen point to be the big data was. this is when these situations but expected 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 urging in times square in the evening which should be very interesting to watch 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
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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. new york well the big business movement is now spreading its wings and preparing to go global a protest due to take place and. the reason expanding into asia. now explains why people in india join the club. that energy that's happening in new york city and across the united states is definitely spread here to asia and actually the youth movement here has mobilized on facebook and on twitter and they're planning an actual occupy type
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a sole hong kong moment by jakarta even if lamb of god so the movement in asia is growing there's 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 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 new made 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 the corporations that they're
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talking about over in the united states specifically american companies you see it happen a lot here 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 so very close links to feelings here with what's happening in new york as well. he's a producer one of the occupy wall street movement opposed to go global we are watching closely as the rallies take place in europe and across the u.s. so don't miss our special coverage starts in under twenty four was of course to be saturday october the fifteenth. doctors growing poverty and other. countries waiting for hours. and social spending people across the globe against their government's economic policies followed a worldwide action against austerity. you're with
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moscow it's good to have your company today still ahead in the program it's now three decades since the self-proclaimed republic of. independence but still no sign of progress in solving the breakaway states problems we explore who is to blame in just a few minutes. the european central bank has called on national governments to now do their part to ease the debt burden. spoke ahead of a key meeting of world of finance ministers who are gathering in paris to hammer out solutions to the crisis our europe correspondent daniel bushell now has the story. 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 action because the latest country problems with spain seeing problems with its
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solidarity a failure of 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 protests so far over new austerity measures in spain now russia's prime minister has come out and said that europe's governments could solve this problem if they wanted to. the crisis is more political than a financial issue according to different estimates between one and one and a half 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 is the latest country which is new also there are two measures
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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 its budget so 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. spoken to some of those victims of the cross and i'm afraid i'm afraid of the future i'm afraid that . things are going to be like they are in greece right now people and. they are not going to be able to have a good. lucia's an active member of the portuguese indignados delish movement
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its participants believe the government is hell bent on pleasing the rich and powerful and ignores the needs of the people to actually be have to realize that we are not. any longer a problem and we do know it's happening and it's happening everywhere inspiring. 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 leads the century portugal was in a situation similar to its present state because it was lagging the capital was all but destroyed by an earthquake but one market of all the mystical kingdom that's his statue right there managed to pull the country out of the crisis three hundred
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years on however if you believe anybody 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 it back to the stairs because have been introduced which will see longer working hours less holidays and even an end to the christmas bonuses which most workers enjoyed at the age when you are meant to start your life to have your own space your own you know. type of kids you know to hear. if 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 the. whole system and the political system that is intertwined with the financial system we think is so completely twisted conditions that. this this to
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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 to. use their money. and build europe not because it's not democratic. national governments are not democratic. all the problem is the system not surprisingly. the call for a global day of action 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 are always available on our website dot com also some of
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the items on line to right now a wave of criticism and fears of cold war like tension on the korean peninsula as washington plans a new navy in south korea also. imagine a job where you do nothing but sleep and get paid one hundred fifty dollars a day for doing it tough position really is on offer right here in moscow for the full story at. our sixteen minutes past the hour here moscow is reportedly preparing a response to washington's planned missile defense system in europe that follows comments by the incoming u.s. ambassador to moscow who said that washington cannot guarantee the system would not target russia. as these details. washington is speeding up its plans for its anti missile defense system in europe despite all these alarming questions coming out of russia spain calling to romania and turkey have agreed to host
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elements of the system on their territories and it's planned that the shield will be finished by twenty eight teen officially 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 the newly appointed u.s. ambassador to russia michael mcfaul was quoted saying that his country has no plans
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of making these legal 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 restore 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 think of a cheap but affective way to answer washington's sentiments are the found 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. you're going to kind of reporting right there a chaotic. for the world update here on our to some of the headlines from world forgive us our prime minister silvio berlusconi has survived a decisive parliamentary vote of confidence which was key to him continuing his
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political career he had faced calls for his resignation by political rivals and members of the business community all of this amid a series of damaging sex scandals and a weakening economy the securing of the vote of confidence now allows berlusconi 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 said there's enough evidence of iran's guilt and it's calling on the international community to make it pay for its behavior officials in tehran have dismissed the allegations are true saying they're aimed at diverting attention away from problems the u.s. is facing at home. in the 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 all across the country could now move into bank called flash floods
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that killed two hundred eighty three people and devastated cities in sixty one the problems is since i. have a look here i want to try to leading up fighter jets the flying lost control during an aerobatic nose dive into the ground that visitors to an air show in central china watched as the pilot ejected from the doom plane just in time to land safely with his parachute there were no reported injuries. now in the self-proclaimed republic of trans an east it's a breakaway territory of moldova not much has changed since it announced its independence in one thousand nine hundred there's been a long running ethnic and territorial dispute between the two sides and 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
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a country across the world holds presidential elections in early december but already there is serious dispute before the complains even started the current leader of the self-proclaimed breakaway moved over in republic of turns nice turn 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 a decision criticized by moscow as a mistake. smearing of has created an atmosphere of personal power that has put the republic into a state of deep social and economic crisis there's a huge gap between ordinary people who are struggling in spirit of inner circle who are only 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
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a half million population bordering ukraine it acts as if it's a real state with its own government military currency and constitution the trans 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 and durban forces fought separatists before an internationally forged cease fire brought and an easy peace since then continued aphorism by russia and the international community to move the mood over in 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 opponents say that in the run up to the election there is
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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. 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 flash point the latest twist in the difficult history of this troubled region a group of russian observers it had interest in easter 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
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for a lost and political resolution will remain. r.t. moscow. to stay with us here on r.t. just a little bit later martin is going to be exploring the world of sin over the famous mosque film studios and going to be finding himself in rather a touchy situation. cut cut cut cut cut cut cut. now you can watch a program in about five minutes from now to stick around. next hour it's karuna
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with the business. hello and welcome to our business update the solve the world's second largest maker of consumer goods you need a leader is buying an eighty two percent stake in russia's leading cosmetics make a. deal is worth four hundred million euros the move is part of unilever strategy to conquer a faster growing emerging market i mean it has a thirty percent share of russia's game can market the company's stock price shot up forty percent just days trade of the deal. russia actually is one of the last consumer markets in europe we are able to show double digit growth every year and this is why you will be in companies. spend a lot of money here invest a lot. and let's have a look at the markets now oil is rising reversing earlier losses before a report that may show that retail sales in the u.s.
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climbed in september previous month trend blend this trading at one hundred twelve dollars per barrel while the w.i. is that eighty five dollars a barrel and stocks in the u.s. are rising on news of strong retail sales and better corporate profit reports retail sales rose one point one percent in september they are a key barometer of consumer spending and of biggest contributor to the u.s. economy google also said seven percent up to reporting that its online advertising and search dominance helped third quarter profits rise twenty six percent european markets are higher miners and technology stocks help offset by the loss of some banks following a series of downgrades and warnings from brokers and credit rating agencies such as the ericsson rose three point four percent up to its mobile handset joint venture sony ericsson broke even in the third quarter and said it's still expects modest industry growth in two thousand and eleven. here in russia markets are seeing
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strong gains investors seem to be looking beat as prospects improved. well containing europe's debt crisis they are tests is gaining over three and a half percent while the miles x. is nearly three percent now let's have a look at some individual shelves on the rise six most of the blue chips are trading in the black coat word spread buying soaring almost seven percent a lender has announced is going to increase the shelf for an activity and its profit to seven percent to three years. more than forty percent on the deal with new leverage and the company's share price rise had to be capped because of my six trading rules and also on the rise that's despite the company's first half net profit plunging twenty two percent to one point eight billion dollars. russia says new european energy legislation could create problems for further cooperation it's called the third energy package bans energy supplies like from owning gas pipelines to. peace fortunately
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a number of events have happened of late which pose some problems to our gas corporation i mean the legal basis their contractual basis then finally the organization of the process like the energy minister and began chief to submit their proposals on how we can build our relations with the european partners taking into account the observance of the rules of the so-called energy package. so how that's all i have for you this hour stay with us for headline news with lori coming up next.
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this is all to you live from moscow a quick recap of the headlines syrian activists claim that security forces opened fire on and see regime protesters killing seven. this while the death toll in the conflict amounts to more than three thousand the opposition says it's been joined by army defectors. by the government. occupy wall street protesters when the first battle after new york city council's a massive cleanup operation in the park where they've been. demonstrators say they won't give up the occupy movement looks set to go global. and the european central bank says it's now a done enough.

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