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view since confirming he'll stand again for russia's top job. serbs in northern kosovo given an extra day to remove roadblocks at a disputed border but locals say they won't give in a less police stand down. noon in moscow i met très a good to have you with us here on r t our top story after five years held captive by hamas israeli soldier gilad shell lead is now free and it's costing israel a thousand palestinian prisoners in return the first group has already been transported from israeli jails these are live pictures we're looking at now of a bus full of palestinians going back and being returned to their loved ones and in the west bank but for more on this let's go live to archy's paulo slee are standing by for us in tel aviv so paula what's happening to shall eat now.
well the latest news we have is that gilad shalit has been transferred to an israeli military camp while here where i'm standing at the tel north air force base a short time ago the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu arrived shallots family has been here for some time eagerly awaiting a reunion with a sound that they have not seen for more than five years now this completes the first phase of the prisoner exchange it did see some four hundred and seventy seven prisoners released before daybreak today they were taken to two points one on the gaza border and another in the west bank but it doesn't complete the kind of questions that are there people are now beginning to ask and one of those questions is why has so much international media attention been put on the story of one soldier being released with some people suggesting that it is the well tuned israeli propaganda machine that manages to see this happen another concern that many israelis are raising is just whether or not those price is too high now
certainly the surveys show that the majority of israelis do support the exchange but in private discussions many israelis are fearful that this creates some kind of precedent that is more result in further israeli soldiers being kidnapped and then i've been talking to the families of kidnapped and missing israeli soldiers and there's nearly a dozen of them and they say that in no way was as much attention put on finding their sons as was on gilad shalit and this is what they had to say. every day he comes here to a place that looks after israeli soldiers who are alone in the country who come from difficult backgrounds but being here is often more of a comfort to him than the youngsters he hopes because it brings him and that little bit closer to his son majesty who disappeared one year before gilad shalit was taken hostage. i have said this over and over again the government and the country are not doing enough for mine neither is the media you know as the option it gave to the show the family there are at the moment seven israeli soldiers who've been
kidnapped or who missing in action. now as my son measure disappeared while hitchhiking to his army base major want to ride was captured twenty five years ago after as a craft was shot down over lebanon these of the last pictures of him alive taken in a prison in iran guy have a disappeared fourteen years ago he was last seen at his army base one kilometer from the syrian border. it's infuriating it's an acceptable that after fourteen years the government still has nothing to tell us our demand is that the government bring us any information alive dead here in lebanon and syria just bring it but they've brought us nothing. who really is certain her son is still alive and while she's pleased gilad is coming home she's disillusioned in a government that made it possible for him but not for her son. it's about media attention b.r.
how do lots nearly succeeded in marketing their son we saw it as a family this wasn't relevant we thought it was enough the guy was an i.d.f. soldier in uniform but we were wrong very very wrong. because this is a country that depends on its army for its survival is an unwritten code that every soldier who goes to war must be brought back home that's what the heart of the free gilad shalit campaign for nearly two years has for him his family and the file to come out here in front of the prime minister's office every morning when netanyahu left his home he was reminded about the soldier who could not return to his beloved by usually be i'm not embarrassed to say that the government and the country are not doing enough for my son and the rest of those missing in action it is important for us to bring our soldiers home as parents who send their sons to war we need to know all about the country will do everything possible to get them back org it's
done just that in the case of gilad shalit but at what cost will militants now be empowered to kidnap another israeli soldier and will israel be willing to pay this price again policia r.t. jerusalem. paulo's gauging reaction and the developments on the historic prisoner swap you can follow her twitter stream which is paulus leader underscore r t direct reporting to you from the heart of the story head over to r t dot com for footage from various locations involved in the exchange. new york police officers being investigated over allegations they used excessive force against the occupy wall street protesters if this videotape last friday gave gave credence to one of their inquiries the officer thought to be a deputy inspector film of grabbing an activist from behind punching him in the face so hard he fell to the ground and independent agency that deals with complaints against the n.y.p.d. says it's also looking into an officer using pepper spray on apparently peaceful
female protesters the anti-corporate campaign has been going on for more than a month now is our chief lucy cavanagh reports despite police have a long and continuing arrests the number of demonstrators is growing. well i'm here in zuccotti park liberty plaza as it has been dubbed by the occupy wall street protest movement here in new york city this was the scene of thousands of demonstrators who had converged over the weekend to show their support for what they called an international day of rage that's all occupations and demonstrations spread not only across the united states but across the world thousands have been merged in times square where they were peacefully demonstrating only to be met with an unprecedented show force by the new york city police department approximately ninety protesters were arrested for partaking in those demonstrations we also saw instances of police officers on horseback riding into the crowd police officers on scooters injuring several protesters who had gathered peacefully as the demonstrations roll across the country it does appear that the police response is
growing in force as well on monday morning we saw in seattle a total of about nine protesters arrested after about two hundred fifty of them refused to take down their tents in the occupation there over the weekend we also saw the arrests of more than one hundred protesters in arizona in two separate occupy wall street demonstrations and in chicago as well where thousands had gathered to demonstrate their support for what they called a movement against the proceeds of corruption in washington and wall street about one hundred seventy five demonstrators arrested there as well despite the fact that it's a weak day to spite the fact that folks out of work to go to the movement does seem to be spreading whether or not it's going to have any effect on the political and economic system in the united states remains to be seen but the numbers continue to grow for our team i'm lucy kaplan of in new york. well the wall street wave sweeps america over banks bursting profits is the threat of going bust occupying greek
thoughts right now believe it or not their parliaments considering even more austerity despite workers already putting the country on stand still saying cuts are no to your report on that. but for a service in northern kosovo have now been given till tuesday to dismantle their border barricades even though their removal could cause trouble to flare at any moment they were built in protest against attempts by kosovo police and assistance with nato and e.u. forces to take over border crossings with serbia peacekeepers have ordered access roads to be cleared or they'll do it themselves but as artie's marie if emotional reports of serbs own demands seem set in stone. stones and sound are the only weapons they seriously even even close to they have in their arsenal to make these lease into them the roadblocks they set up throughout the northern part of the region and making headlines and getting feedback. morning we ask you not to participate in me or threaten your safety or me of negative consequences for you
and for your country bastards who are talking about us well the only negative force present here local resident by today's readonly flat k. four and they told that international peacekeeping force in kosovo has been sprayed in here recently look at their propaganda bio we don't want them here those like you buy it we don't want to talk to them. the mayor of the northern coast of a town of lapis of which is talking to k. four drum corps has been among the four delegates from serbs to negotiate with peacekeepers on dates and terms of the barricades removal case for has announced a monday deadline but than postpone it to tuesday it serves have claimed they need even more time. initially designed to prevent cost of one custom officers from reaching the checkpoints at the northern border with serbia rubble on the roads have made trouble for many k.
four complained they had no access to their troops in the north they're using helicopters to transport supplies and soldiers and the serbs themselves suffering to. this days ago a forest area where they struck now with luke the ground here is still freshly dug the serbs are building near roads and tentative roads to reach serbia from kosovo as the main roads have been blocked with their barricades in the last several weeks the only are the old tentative a train but a trans only once a day and always packed in so it doesn't really count this is why new bypass roads appear with phenomenal speed we've seen at least seven of them. here already but i just i mean a lot dimmer is among volunteers here has one of the costs of and serves and speaks for all of them should be the spirit they were. it's possible i. work
there but also. i will return to the barricades in the evening people are still there all of them have their usual jobs teachers engineers. but here they call themselves soldiers and years of war rhetoric and. this is our land we will not surrender that's for truth the future for our children and motherland that if. they say one man can't win a war that together people may form a real force even if their weapons i just tons and sound. refreshing r.t. kosovo. but r.t. dot com tell us who you think is to blame for the resurgent pressure in kosovo here's how the pinion stacks up right now two thirds of respondents think it's washington that's pushing kosovar independence a fairly even split between whether belgrade is to blame for not protecting the
kosovo serbs or whether to hold it against the e.u. for failing to uphold the law finally about seven per cent blame prishtina for escalating the conflict and allowing the persecution of the serbs tell us where you stand by clicking at r t dot com. a lot of your putin the decision to run for the presidency next year has dominated the news in russia for nearly a month now it's the first big in his first big interview since confirming he'll run again the president the prime minister said having the current backing of the president and the ruling party doesn't mean the election results are foregone conclusions. as regards my return nothing is decided until the people have voted but there are people who criticize me and to me to be mediated from what they say that if your humble servant takes part in the election that would mean there would be no election at all perhaps that would be the case but then you couldn't ordinary citizen always has a choice to make so our critics might see a way that would in this case look to present their platform and what's more important to me not only to present it to to prove to the proctors that they can do
these john better there is another important aspect here the most active part of the political spectrum people who talk about democratic institutions they are concerned the democratic processes may be rules but this is definitely not going to happen. and more of the key moments in vladimir putin's interview to russia's top t.v. channels coming your way later this hour here on r.t. . the united states is deploying a hundred special operations troops to uganda it's that it's to help the fight against the lord's resistance army guerrilla group which has terrorized the country and other parts of central africa for decades its leader is a wanted war criminal but asia times correspondent pepe escobar says america's agenda in africa already goes well beyond protecting civilians. first of all this is an exchange of gifts president obama is giving a gift to the dictator of will gun them civilly it was being in power for twenty
five to twenty six years and he's as responsible of human rights and any effect at tacks on civilians and murders attacks on civilians as joseph cohen and so obama's senate is one hundred u.s. special forces billed as advisers so remember vietnam in one nine hundred sixty one sixty two it started with a bunch of advisers going to be about it and we know what history office later this is a civil war and it's and that nick war once again the u.s. is right stepping right into the middle of a net war that's been going on for over two decades with the bigger picture is even more impressive because this is not about again that sells and even obama and made it on the record already that these advisers are going to south sudan and the democratic republic of congo and as well so when you look at that area in central africa in you see the amount of oil and the amount of mineral riches at play and
when we see that china is making me a role in this area and when we look at the africans agenda which is to combat china commercially viable military ization of africa then you understand these one hundred the beginning of may me will be going to go this soon. let's check on now it's getting the most clicks over an r.t. dot com all of us plenty going on in the world to bring you down our online humor hub put some satirical perspective on what's going on find out more cutting cartoons at all or to dot com. and escaping the ask are no miami residents find they're having to slug it out with an invasion of large snails from africa slowly and out of house and home and find out how they got there and the trouble they're causing at our t.v. dot com.
green is facing another tough week with a key parliamentary vote on even more belt tightening and still trying to convince those creditors that it deserves more cash to help avoid going bust but i agree greeks are trying to resist the punishing cuts with strikes and the sit ins that have again go around the country to a halt as artists are for her porch on athens and they have actually you guys ready and make or break week for a nation with an upcoming full she towie general strike the parliamentary fate and the summit decision the fight to greece is reaching feet to pay each. day does not anymore a protest movement it is a movement for the sort of vibe all of the people we've got to be littering the council it's positive on going action the country set to once again come to a standstill this flight to ground is public transport grinds to a halt i think the situation in greece is getting out of control.
the workers especially very very angry they're seeing their words are decreased by about twenty percent to thirty percent. or more and more sanctions coming in the future. they don't see any future. own getting toolbox and they statements who will fit in with an angry public demanding some sustainable action to help get the country back on its feet. from the vantage points of many euro skeptic southern european countries such as greece should never have joined the single currency but of course they did and that's the crisis runs deeper there are now calls for a radical rethink of the entire year. we will have euro zone and europe changing direction. which would mean what does that mean that means the central bank acting like a serious central bank like the faith or the bank of england and actually trying to
reduce the recession by reducing interest rates lending to come to me either we will have the governments cooperate on their fiscal policy either we have a new marshall plan to help the economies of the fact sheet to be able to compete with the euro or the euro will dissolve it's something need governments have been desperate to avoid rushing to find solutions to the debt crisis to china holds the world economy sinking further into a financial quagmire many of the measures implemented in greece amongst the wage cuts and tax hikes have simply served to push the country deeper into debt is a need is to facing creasing the harsh criticism they continued inability to stem the spiraling to a crisis increasingly unpopular greek prime minister has once again cooled the solidarity pleas of unity coming at a time may when the people in the parliament never seem safe our hearts. as the
country continues to find ways to boost its debt laden economy one thing remains clear that greece the rates recovery is going to be a long and difficult one. athens. discuss some unconventional ways of boosting the job market with some big ideas for some of the smallest people hereabouts coming your way out of love and thirty g.m.t. . for lawmaker wants to repeal dorf tossing ban to create jobs bill workman a republican state legislator in florida said all that it does is prevent some dwarfs from getting jobs that they will be happy to get speaking of divorce max let's move on to the next headline have geitner fly commercial to help cut the deficit each fly of this kind cost at least one hundred. fifty thousand dollars so you could apply this is like a shovel ready project max you take timothy geitner at the wharf and you throw him across the country for a flight saves money it employs
a lot of people if this is so if tim geithner wants to go from one state to new york to l.a. then he asked tossed person to procure a person in a chain now here in new york to l.a. or forgive all those grogs tim geithner would not be spending the taxpayer money and ever works out we can toss them around the world i want to have any time to screw up the economy by advising europeans. introduced euro tarp. to you know some other stories making headlines across the globe fighters for libya's interim government have reportedly seizure the town of bani walid one of colonel gadhafi the last remaining strongholds they hoisted the country's new flag in the city center firing guns in the air bani walid had been under siege for weeks with its difficult terrain making it hard to capture but the fighting is not over yet continuing in khadafi hometown of sirte with reports of ten thousand civilians
trapped in the war torn city. thailand's capital bangkok facing the threat of further flooding if it is hit with more heavy rains soldiers civil servants and civilians all working frantically together to deploy more than a million sandbags to the city's vulnerable northern defenses the worst flooding in decades swept through much of the country leaving more than three hundred dead and could cost more than three billion dollars to clean up. dmitri's up next with the business news stay with us here on r.t. . madeleine welcome to business r.t. german engineering giant siemens is going to invest a billion euros in russian projects over the next three years the company's chief says most of the money will be allocated for the energy sector including building our existing facilities as well as developing wind power seems has been putting its
energy and the russia's atomic power industry two years ago it agreed to create a huge joint venture with russia's nuclear corporation ross out some but it had to drop these plans this year when germany decided to phase out nuclear power following japan's fukushima disaster. it's arguably be in one of the longest courtships on record russia's seventeen year long marathon to join the world trade organization is coming to an end now that we negotiate some might seem very cough says the country may be on the verge of becoming a member of the trade body next month we have concluded almost. supposed to be so you have very few technical questions which are still standing. even not a few months or weeks or even in order to be able to resolve or was on we have to completely inform discussions. so we can sort of target the
formal meeting through to greece. and you can watch the full interview with mike fleeman better in interview with so if you should one of the later this week. to go to the markets is continuing its losses after germany dampened hopes knew their plan will come out this week brant is just below one hundred and ten dollars per barrel this light sweet is setting fifty one cents. european stocks have started tuesday's trading session in the red with banks leading losses b. and p. perry barr is down six and a half percent bushel bank is shedding one point three percent luxury goods maker elvia of h. is down one point seven percent the group said third quarter sales rose eighteen percent and that was enough to support the story. in asia stocks are negative following the release of cooling chinese g.d.p. growth in the first quarter just nine point one percent which is giving investors
an excuse to profit banks in hong kong are in for the chair with industrial and commercial bank of china and china merchants bank shutting six and seven percent respectively the sale but shares were well in the territory even before the release of those of call in losses overnight in the u.s. on fresh concerns surrounding europe's debt crisis. take a look at a rush and the picture here is also colored red r.t.s. is there one point three percent of my six point eight percent this is because of the drop in the oil price and therefore energy majors are trading in negative territory rosner losing two point three percent over tech quieted almost two percent there the company has decided to raise first hard evidence by one point seven times steel plant is still slightly better than the market if you could say that about a drop of half of percent it's reported
a twelve percent increase in production in the first quarter. well not all stocks are shaky right now for a few tips on where the smart money is going mark rubenstein from i've seen that report is providing us with some ideas. and shorts are well. financials and consumer sectors and even though financial rallied quite a big consumer sector in fact didn't go up as much as the market over the past two weeks and we think there's a lot of materials there would particular like the x five we all like the shares of mugging me to this point in financials with ing d.t.b. now is a good chance to catch up to the bear bank because of multiples we see the just too big to be on multiples trades about thirty forty percent discount is where bank and we think we can be is a good chance of catching up this week. in other news rushes leading diamond
producer bruce that is first off net profit five fold to eight hundred fifty five million dollars the company says it comes from stronger diamond prices as well as greater demand in emerging markets like india and china russian industrial output growth has slowed to its slowest pace in two years the federal statistics service says it rose three point nine percent in september a year on year producer prices unexpectedly fell on lower demand weighed by concerns about global economic prospects mineral extraction and metals production were among the hardest hit areas and this expect a further slowdown and its export orders and falling. and positive news now the amount of retail loans in russia has grown boy a quarter in the first nine months of the year two hundred sixty three billion dollars loans are outstripping deposits by more than two to one analysts expect borrowing to accelerates by the year's end as the russians traditionally take out
same. twelve thirty pm in moscow these iraqi headlines israeli soldier gilad schalit freed after being held captive for five years by hamas in exchange for a thousand palestinian prisoners other captured soldiers families ask why israel is doing little to bring them home. serbs in northern kosovo given an extra day to remove roadblocks at a border seized by kosovo police last month locals say they won't give in less the officers leave. the n.y.p.d. under investigation over claims of excessive force during the anti wall street protests some officers seen resorting to punching and pepper.