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this is our team and tonight i'm t. corporate marches in new york made a fierce response from police as the process probably makes its biggest push yet. the occupy wall street movement gained support to across the world tens of thousands letting loose their anger against big banks a wealthy banker. ukraine's former prime minister feels the strong arm of the more after being sentenced to seven years for a piece of power but a sudden the cry of nation shattered democracy but a new sense in still further as she faces even more charges also. the. syria's president promises to meet protesters demands with
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a new constitution and multi-party elections as the number killed in the civil conflict rises to three thousand. pm something idea of moscow you're watching the weekly here on our t.v. our roundup of the top stories from the last seven days with me kevin owen and first dozens of arrests are made in new york as police move to contain what was thought to be the largest occupy wall street demonstration in the u.s. so far but says thousands crowded into the iconic times square during the ongoing city count against big banks that's lasted now for was five weeks. was there. i'm here in times square in new york city where this was the scene of a massive standoff by the occupy wall street protesters who are here on
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a peaceful demonstration trying to take their message nationwide as other cities have joined in the protests now what we saw here was a massive standoff between the police and the protesters we saw all kinds of police officers out here riot police police on calvary and we saw in fact new york city police counterterrorism unit officers which was very confusing for the crowd again this was a peaceful demonstration several thousand protesters had marched here when we came here down to a forty six street we were essentially blocked off by the n.y.p.d. corralled in an area we weren't able to move for several hours i saw several protesters arrested reportedly by the police department there was approximately seventy arrests three of them i witnessed right here on forty seven forty sixth and seventh two protesters were sitting down peacefully the police had to handcuff them slam them to the ground for us and their faces and the ground they were not moving not really resisting arrest it was confusing why the actions were so severe so
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tough. the standoff between protesters and police but extremely tense when the police officers doubled up the barricades we were prevented from moving left or right we couldn't go up or down we could meet up with the baker march which was actually taking place on forty second street but the police again extremely tense extremely aggressive with the protesters at one point we saw a group of protesters reciting the first amendment to the police and still still we were told to get out of here even though there was no place to actually go things have calmed down now but we will be on the ground reporting for our team from times square this is loose it happened. so if you will and those who sees two things to get the latest all those demonstrations in the big hole you also for the first time videos from times square of course you can also follow the course. sponsors well at twitter dot com forward slash r.t. . the anti green movement attracts more attention as reports of legit
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groundless the rest and some predictive more violence on the streets of american cities is the marches spread from coast to coast. there is going to be some kind of martyrdom in the near future we're going to see violence or rock we can already do we already have the violence in this country with the police pepper spraying protesters with you know in a city in a dream in the you know but you don't want to hear oh this is what the alternative media showcasing right now again this is a revolution this is this is a change in psychology this is an evolution in human consciousness the people are waking up and we're demanding change this is no different from what we saw overseas in the middle east and northern africa the revolution has now come to the united states of america so what started in wall street snow spread worldwide this week the galvanize into action in one of the largest collective movements of its kind tens of thousands of spilled into the city streets across the world and to great protests have already taken hold in more than eighty countries of insane with
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europe becoming one of the main targets of public theory against banks and politicians in rome riot police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds as protest to smash bank windows and torched cars proves the smoke was seen burrowing into the sky to the coliseum in other parts of the city too also trouble in britain where police thwarted protesters efforts to set up camp outside the stock exchange in london several hundred activists heckled offices for preventing more people from joining the rally out in berlin scuffles broke out in front of the german parliament building when police removed demonstrators tension food schools corresponds to keeping their eyes on how people are making their feelings felt around the world you can follow them to online. these people who are on the streets of madrid today they believe that their voices are in fact being heard the demonstrations here in israel will continue to grow until the government meet a demand the police have been trying to disperse the last few remaining hundred
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hardcore protesters. will go on scene reports and to around the globe you can find it on our. exclusively hard to see the. pictures by slowing poverty and some of. the countries waiting for. cutting jobs and social spending people across the globe rise up against the government's economic policies follow the worldwide action against austerity live. now the big news for the week on thursday the struggling you breathe a sigh of relief as slovakia one of its smallest members finally voted in favor of the expanded european bailout fund it was the only member still stalling eurozone plans where nor makers rejected the proposal choose de novo brought down the country's ruling coalition is graded four hundred forty billion euro rescue fund
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will now be able to offer cheap credits of beleaguered banks and buy up increasingly expensive sovereign debt pretty sure and pay nigel farage believes it's a vacuum was forced into changing its mind. now isn't good enough no is not acceptable in the modern european union if you say no you are made to vote again until you get the right answer which gives you a true measure of what this project's really like you must understand that i just read in this parliamentary chamber with mr barroso these people are absolutely intent on creating a united states of europe they don't care how many millions of people are chucked out of the unemployment strappy they don't care about the tide of human is miserable because they have got their political selves but the reality is that not only economically is this failing book politically it's failing what is the point actually of bailing these countries or one of the bailouts all these bailouts helping the people in greece and portugal are now you they're not what they're actually doing is they're giving money to these countries to give back to our banks
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who over lend the money in the first place i mean the whole thing is man what these countries need who are trapped inside this economic prison for these they need to deal. value. you're watching r t international with me kevin and we've got plenty more ahead this hour of course after the u.s. claims that they uncovered an assassination plot by iran we report on how i would list the question we have of the white of the seven multi. next though former ukrainian prime minister yulia tymoshenko feels the laws are a secret is two days after being sentenced to seven years behind bars for abuses of power and gas deals that she signed with russia a new set of fraud charges being lined up against her it will divert it to international anger from russia the e.u. and the united states. judgment day for ukraine's democracy that was how some dubbed events in a key of course this week where former prime minister yulia timoshenko was awaiting the verdict over her alleged shady dealings in
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a gas deal with russia her supporters took to the streets in her defense before being dispersed by the police. three months of nonstop protests surrounding the case culminated in the biggest reminder yet of the orange revolution the two thousand and four uprising which made him a shango a household name now as then there were tens of thousands in the streets and they could anger and even naked activists this group staging another topless demonstration against all sides in the dispute but the main drama was inside the court especially after the judge's controversial verdict. the court has ruled the huli of london of not to mention clue is guilty under article three six five hundred three of the criminal code of a crime and sentence her to seven years imprisonment under nizer the right to work in civil service for three years just last year at uma shanker was one of the most influential female politicians in the world but having lost her power and now her
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liberty to go was furious. with our carry on regime or it's not going to move tell me the trial showed that the constitution and justice had been trampled underfoot i urge you to begin the struggle it's a very difficult and important moment we have to protect ukraine against the authoritarian regime don't give up. the prosecution claims she abused power while signing gas deals with russia in two thousand and nine the accusation has raised eyebrows in moscow which insists the contracts were completely legitimate but we cannot accept that a legitimate. contract which remains in force which was never. used. could become the reason. for the good decision. to push to get the e.u. also doubted president viktor yanukovych has assurances that the case had not been politicized and lashed out at ukraine's leadership experts say kiev now finds
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itself in a very difficult position its potential membership the european union is some years away and i think we shouldn't pretend otherwise but we do once the countries in europe cease to neighborhood to get closer to europe not just in terms of membership in terms of europe in families like the rule of justice and this is clearly an extraordinary setback and i do think it is quite possible that the invitation for president. to come here on the transit of october will now be withdrawn another criminal case was launched against him a shank or two days after the verdict was announced accusing her of shifting her own desire to russia's defense ministry on to ukraine's budget fifteen years ago this only added to her image of a martyr a symbol of freedom supported by the masses and few doubt she would hesitate to capitalize on that status even if she has to wait seven years to do so just hours
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after the simmering tension in central kiev it is back to quiet and normal again it is unclear whether unity much sankoh say has been sealed as experts are now speculating that a presidential pardon is still a possibility but these protesters here are determined to stay here for at least another week in any case let's hear a fifty party reporting from kiev in ukraine. most graphically saw their tempers running high outside court after yulia timoshenko is guilty verdict was announced now our correspondent documented what i would write in the thick of it you'll see more pictures there on facebook dot com slash absi used footage of the angry response in kiev on our you tube channel as well. and it seems that gas still driver is all over the news at the moment later in our program fire there was e.u. regulators were looking for when they raided the european offices of the russian energy giant gazprom. nato forces in kosovo and delivered an
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ultimatum to ethnic serbs manning the barricades at the border crossing the breakaway regions north they've ordered them to remove the instructions on monday all say peacekeepers will step in and clear the road themselves the serbs complain that they've been given too little time to comply with this road blocks of no been in place for nearly a month set up in protest of nato and the u. forces taking over the checkpoint and allowing costs of the customs officers to be placed there it may record late last month some of the barricades were bulldozed resulting in violence then with peacekeepers using rubber bullets and tear gas against the let's talk more about this. with nicola tenacity she's a political analyst working for the magazine new serbian political thought they call a thanks for being an arts international much appreciated so thank you what are we going to see on monday do you think is this operation going to be peaceful or are there fears of new clashes likely to be realized well there are always periods of new clashes i mean even even if we bring we need to pull leader of our history in
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the world have asked for a postponement of the action thing that he agreed need time until wednesday and even technically develop he could be lifted so i'm quite sure it on monday nothing special should have been but when when you already could have well if you. should. very hard to explain to third under barricade why they should left. port on board through the problem there of course is. the problem would be. impossible. to simply. simply be a lot of attention from the nato side and of course i would think that this whole operation is more of a pressure to therapy and government to apply pressure on that side to the third and possible but what might happen very hard to predict that this is just the
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broader picture could help my understanding of it. and presumably proposes to carry it out because it actually fall within the limitations of its peacekeeping mandate . well it should be told legally they do have a right to as they see. in forests of freedom of movement on the whole territory of cost of war but the problem is with legitimacy because the serbian authorities are thought of third and possible to recognize needles right and right to enforce the law and possible but the problem is that most need a country the need to recognize the independent cost of our visual and currently trying to implement their laws to establish the checkpoints at the border between north and got some more in total thirty hours and that is what is an acceptable for the third will keep or in itself and should it be only nato convoys there would be no problem whatsoever they could all part of the problem is that
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they carry in themselves meaning in officials from the possible government what is case for pushing this so much attention on the border at the moment why are they pushing this road. crossing because we hear as well that they have the. alternative viable bypass route so why the big push all this to doing. what i think this is basically a political game so it's a kind of pressure that is being put on the serbian government in belgrade and i think that is the big picture here because we've had well we've had the european commission give us. sort of give us the status of candidate review some of the european institutions should should also approve of that but there is agreed the pressure from some of the more influential the countries on thirty two well at the end they see normalized relations with possible in order to achieve what is
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basically needed and out of the start of negotiation for. you so that's the basically that's the in. because now the serbian government is very vulnerable to this kind of political pressure and should someone in the e.u. see that it was undermining negotiation that it was in cooperate here did it with pushing provoke i mean the syrian government was very cooperative in class of war at this point and it's very hard but it's. just. stayed there. because. we've lost a lot of make service i'm not so much for giving us your take on it. for magazine you serbian political thought just broke of it there at the end thanks for your time on the program. well moves towards reform have started in syria where a new constitution is being drafted following months of anti-government protests
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the drive through to be complete within four months president assad called for multi-party elections in february after the march from protest is a bit on the streets no since march this week tens of thousands of assad supporters of cheering in support of the government in the syrian capital the rest of the place over three thousand life so far with u.n. warning the country might be heading for a full blown civil war artist test for a serious poker people from both sides the surface this will call. the voices of support. and continuing dissent some and in a deadly clashes polar opposites in their demands but in some way united by a newfound zeal to understand where you're like i'm glad i'm here and cafe where i was the gathered their support for the government that is going up are probably images we've been seeing in other cities like country where there have been reported clashes with me because rose has never had any government protests in history however when i think it's about where this country was because of course
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things are tied into the actual quote very late for you every night i think with the. her husband and young children who are one of many families who braved the heat and joined the crowds a downtown damascus. it's true that we knew nothing about politics before but now we take a stand even if i'm a sunni muslim i'm pro this president. ever since most people started revealing their political stance openly some people with mark me and say since when do you know about politics where do you know there are divisions among family members some are pro one side some are anti but that's how it is. it appears that apathy is becoming less of an option for citizens of the nation now under intense interest. national scrutiny i never watch news i never cared you know i never never had any interest in politics but now i think most of
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us baby books watch the news because the cause you know based on i know what i don't think and then you have the right back around the issues about your country you keep. you there are those like the new i hussein who are no strangers to come king aside and make it known he's long been voicing his discontent at what he calls a repressive regime and today facebook is one of his main tools in coordinating dissent coalition activism has evolved in syria for me i feel that my voice goes further now back then it started with stating your opinion is going to jail it hitting it bad and no one would even know about it that has changed now that people are more politically aware hussein has been thrown in jail says he was tortured and finds himself constantly looking over his shoulder. i was detained for spreading the word on the violent crackdown in daraa but i'd feel like a coward if i didn't risk while life while those on the streets are doing so asking
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for the regime to fall a call staunchly opposed by those on the other side if. we. can. get. one political career acidy and activism among syrians are growing whatever side of the divide they're on people here see the future of their country is at stake but all are adamant that future is firmly in their own hands. that's our cilia r.t. damascus. rainy and president mahmoud ahmadinejad has dismissed claims by washington that plotted to assassinate the saudi arabian ambassador to the u.s. an american delegation is now heading to russia china and turkey to provide evidence to back up their suspicions washington's war that it's committed to holding to ramp to account over it but a rather says the claims are an attempt to isolate it from the international community and those in the country say any u.s.
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action will not go unanswered. in the more pressure that the united states tries to impose upon iran the iranians will push back as well the united states is being utterly dishonest iran has absolutely no motive to carry out such an operation if you ron did hypothetically want to carry out this operation they could have done it in the middle east in an area where there are more high profile figures and where it could be carried out much easier why would iran want to create extra sensitivity with the united states so it's absolute nonsense and obviously iran gains nothing from it the only people who do gain is the united states by distracting attention way away from its problems at home such as the economic hardship that people are facing its decline in the middle east it helps israel come out of isolation it helps the saudis route the saudi regime he tried to unite it's people against some theoretical hypothetical foreign enemy it's all of russian business and big to boot
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accused of illegal arms sales got underway in new york because last week he was arrested in thailand three years ago in extradited to the u.s. in two thousand and ten if found guilty of trafficking weapons he could face life behind bars investigative journalist daniel a student believes america is determined to get a sentence which means he has a little chance of a fair trial even though the evidence against him is thin. the united states government is going to have a very very hard time proving that the tribute is guilty and is going to a very difficult time making the label of merchant of death stick in a court of law and unfortunately for the united states government there is very little verifiable evidence they will be able to present most of it is hearsay most of it he should since he said she said about things which no one has ever seen and this is something that again unfortunately the bull team representing him right now was and i was not in the position to deal with because they're simply not up to scratch he's not going to get a fair trial he's in the united states be the evidence the how can we get a fair trial well united states government has done everything in their power to
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bring him to the united states up to two years in thailand another put him on trial in the united states only to have both women embarrass the united states i don't think is going to happen recent raids by even regulators of the european offices of russian energy giant gazprom a full source code review supply deals to europe industry analysts say the searches were a desperate act to pressure russia to sell gas on better terms of political went looking for the reasons behind the rates. this event still to be one reason behind the e.u. raids on gazprom offices of the beginning of october european energy giants electricity de france and b a s f i said to join russia sell stream pipeline to europe and they're said to be the this moron for the bucco and e.u. bokes rival their successive of. told from last month and the commission of law for example it's their pet projects but why would the e.u. want these raids to spook russia a reliable supplier to renegotiate any contracts brussels must prove irregularities
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in its deals with gazprom the european subsidiaries and that seems unlikely but nobody really believes that the e.u. has a strong case for proving their point we see this more as a measure to increase pressure on gazprom in russia the e.u. says it wants cheaper gas and more players on the market but his strategy may have one crucial flaw i'm going to base a sale on gas to another company when he gets to europe with that company must make a profit on the deal and that will immediately raise the price of the e.u. hones pay analysts say the being influenced by several anti russian hardliners many of whom are upset missing out on the opportunity to take part in pig energy ventures especially baltic nations which the north's three point one point force is seeking russian gas straight to germany instead of complaining gas expose say they could have moved on the world with russia. if one is anti russian inertia will
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undermine their society politically and economically at the moment when it is pursuing a one dimensional policy that given the problems in the euro zone will live to regret in a good not pursue a more constructive policy with russia nogueira for example signed a new deal with gazprom which will generate income and contribute to cannot mixed ability emotions that are also running hoyer my. some european politicians who want to end their reliance on russian gas despite efforts by moscow to diversify routes . governments the european union. into staying thinkable in the we don't need all we fortunately. still. boots with no immediate alternative to russian gas those stereotypes could have picked the long term relations between the
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european energy markets and its biggest supply of the new bushel of brussels prime minister putin visited page ignace last week hinting a possible direction of his foreign policy should he be elected russia's next president seven billion dollars worth of energy in technology trade deals the side during the trip investment specialist francis learned believes that strengthening their ties could alter the axis of political politics and economy the u.s. and europe join together is really dominating global politics and i think a china and russia can join together to offer a counterweight and not let them dictate the agenda around the world of course in europe and you would not be happy and were very incensed to asia china and russia came polecat yes or teaching interest in political interests there and would not let america through to mount
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a staging points from afghanistan so this is very important for both countries. i did the connection between china russia goes deeper than just economic deals too as r t here's in a few minutes from a veteran observer who explains the country's long held cultural ties with actually also add to it of sport dimitri will be here with the latest from the artistic gymnastics world championships just finished in tokyo i'm kevin i like that so the next half hour rolls out here on r.t. international from moscow. with.
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