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margetts why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy is cause a report on. syria's president bashar al assad believed to be unrest in his country has been triggered a broader summit increasing international calls to end the violence. scores of occupy protesters arrested across the u.s. in confrontations with police and tests their determination to keep the anti corporate fight alive. a called drama. proportions russian moguls boris berezovsky. throw their fortunes at a little food that is worth billions of dollars. and also russia has made yet another step toward joining the world trade organization details and business in about twenty minutes.
it is good to have you with us on this monday you're watching r.t. live from moscow with me for some showing the syrian president has questioned the true nature of the opposition forces trying to bring his regime to its knees in an interview with a russian t.v. channel bashar al assad claims the campaign is being funded from abroad. has the latest. strong words coming from syrian president bashar al assad to where the conflict this country's been going on for almost eight months now in that interview to the russian channel he did say that any attempt to destabilize the country will result in what he called an earthquake that will reverberate not just in the region but will have global implications he also stressed that syria is most definitely not a different situation altogether and he did voice out what he and his government think
is a real cause of the conflict in his country. today we have hundreds of soldiers police and security forces. during peaceful demonstrations because some slogans being chanted no. people. syria israel or any other state possessing such weapons but there is evidence of. place is packed with civilians casualties and a number of the information of. terrorists. from neighboring states. from abroad. says. this year the government has tried to put forth some reforms and the president has said they're planning parliamentary elections in february of next year and also they put forth this so-called multi-party law which allows other political parties outside of the ruling baath party is
a participant now in parallel to that those those reforms that the government was equipped for their protests of course continue according to the u.n. about three thousand or more than three thousand people have already been killed since march and we were i was in libya in syria about two weeks ago talking to those protesters who are continuing to go out into the streets the government again maintaining that these are the armed forces inflicting the violence but the protesters saying in fact they have by and large have been peaceful and that it is the security forces firing upon them and it is true that some of them are calling for this no fly zone to to end the violence that they see however it has. to be said that there are opposition voices such as the national coordinator council to shut tries to bring together the different voices in syria they're saying that while they're very critical of the ever foresee put forth by the government saying it's not enough they're also wary of calling sourcing a so-called no fly zone because they do see this could just result in more bloodshed they don't want to see that in their country now the arab league of course has had been actively trying to find
a solution as well trying to a speak with syrian officials they put forth a plan to president assad he said that he will be a willing to talk to all of the opposition voices including those formed during the conflict however these are words for now they want to see actual negotiation table and that's not to say that i mean there that external pressure is increasing that even if there's a lot of hesitation to any form of foreign intervention are words coming from the western leaders as well as china and russia who as you know had vetoed that u.n. resolution calling for sanctions on syria all of them are calling for a dialogue for real results to see the violence really stop and that's really the main focus right now of the pressure coming from the outside they just want to buy was to stop. reporting right now and eighty five minutes past the hour protesters from the occupy wall street movement face new challenges unseasonably. coast alongside a sweeping police crackdown they'll now be up against a plummeting temperatures and strong winds more importantly the latest from nato.
they need to rise and tenacity of new york city's occupy wall street activist was tested this weekend as a blast of usual winter weather moved through the big apple a campground in zuccotti park was hit with snow heavy rains and winds blowing up to sixty miles per hour now hundreds of protesters grave the freezing temperatures huddled inside their own personal ten or under tarps that were put up or were part of supai park now just one day before this winter weather came in city firefighters easily six generators and dozens of cans of gas from the occupy activists in zuccotti park those generators were presumably being used to generate heat as many do that this cold weather was coming up all through the weekend the city officials say the generators finally fire and would have sparked
a fire in the meantime occupy optimus are threatening to take legal action if their generators and their property will not be returned they demand that the city give them their property babb occupy add to the surge using new york city mayor michael bloomberg of attempting to end the occupation by creating a public health risk for these protestors that thou to remain down in zuccotti park in lower manhattan throughout the winter by the upcoming winter season now meanwhile in denver and the weekend police moved into an occupying can't mention arresting demonstrators who allegedly ignored orders to leave the arrest came hours after a standoff between occupation authorities near the steps of the colorado capital because that erupted resulted in cops reportedly using pepper said pepper spray and rubber bullets against protesters twenty people people were reportedly arrested in
what's being described as an ongoing police clocktower. on against american uprising meanwhile the iraqi war veteran who was critically injured by police during wednesday's occupy oakland demonstration is needing minor improvements doctors say that scott olsen's condition has been upgraded to fair although he remains in intensive care the twenty four year old son for minor brain damage after being hit by a police projectile scott olsen was among the many iraqi war veterans taking part in the occupy oakland demonstrations that ended with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at crowds of people at least ninety seven people were arrested get many state beds that event growing or even more sympathy and more support for the occupying wall street movement that began here in new york city reporting from new york great important iowa archie. well it's been
a week both arrests and clashes between protesters and police on sunday over one hundred people were held across the country as authorities forced activists out of their makeshift camps already produced lucy company has been following the protests since it began six weeks ago now but she tweets here that the police have raided the encampment of the occupy wall street protesters in richmond virginia around ten people arrested that followed my twitter page for the latest information. well i still have for you this hour here nazi. israeli soldier has been in prison for leaking secret military data look at why this classified information being ignored by investigators. was still a long way from science fiction becoming science with human sex eagle poll on the surface of mars we are allowed to dream in a few moments we test the waters on the way up our chances of one day going to the red. you without c now feuding russian
billionaires or roman abramovich boris berezovsky are taking their battle to our u.k. court that is off he claims of rob him of billions of dollars something that chelsea f.c. earned it denies is expected to speak at a high court hearing on monday he's i've gotten reports now on what promises to be the most expensive lawsuit in history. this will be the first time ramona remove it from mr a is the body guards are calling him opens his mouth in this hearing up until now he's get the resolute silence in stark contrast to his rival is to be. whose appearance is in the witness box have been loud brash and passionate after all there's a lot at stake here he's suing me say the three point five billion pounds of breach of trust and breach of contract he says mr a intimidated him bullied him into selling his shares in sydney the oil company for
a fraction of their true value the hearings trying to establish the finer details of those deals that went on but it appears none of that was actually put into writing after all it was the ninety's russia it's not so much what's inside the court that's caught the attention here it's the extravagant operators around these two men they show up to court to so many my bucks to sadie's they're flanked by passed on tragedies but at least fifteen people each inside the court room which is massive it's divided into two warring factions each man is represented by three rows of lawyers and legal aides translators bodyguards each behind a computer screen outside the courtroom a free corner is a big burly man with dark glasses an ear piece these are two of the world's richest men although the rumor is that barry spare reserves he's bought is dwindling but to give you an idea of just how much money these men have for mr hayes legal fees afoot to be in the region of between four and eight million pounds. according
to minutes past the hour here in moscow and israeli court has jailed a former soldier for four and a half years for leaking classified military files to the press some of the documents suggest military officials approve the killing of palestinians in the west bank however those claims are not being investigated that undermines israeli law that's according to a legal expert sorry about. in this case a whistle blower blew a loud and disturbing whistle the military is violating international law and the directors of the israeli supreme court in carrying out assassinations in situations in which they are required to try to make an arrest and so the state attorney's office prosecuted the soldier but failed to seriously investigate the conduct revealed in those documents conduct which raises serious questions about rule of law and democratic system that pattern of behavior of violating it warders by the supreme court because of the supreme court said that it said you must try to arrest as part of a pattern of practice within the israeli system and it's something that's very
disturbing because when the army does not obey orders by the supreme court the supreme court is actually more reluctant to issue those orders because no court wants to issue orders that are going to be ignored and then of course you have a serious threat to the rule of law because in a democratic system the army is of course supposed to listen to what you just system tells him to do. if you're looking for more in-depth stories and exclusive coverage of course we have you covered now a taste of what's online at this moment about si dot com a radioactive emissions from of fukushima is crippled nuclear power plant maybe five times greater than north already has claimed to find out online why the evacuation zone and could stay. there for years to come. and weeks after the failure of his predecessor the russian up progress space ship successfully takes off the i assess the stunning footage of r.t. dot com also on our team china.
a new deal reached to help greece but that doesn't mean the crisis is over portugal reportedly wants to renegotiate the terms of the bailout he received earlier this year also called on non european countries to help the same for the euro zone. painful austerity cuts portuguese society. no jobs no money no chance for the future these messages have been brought by teachers striking in portugal they can never have stability. in the school. even if they are working for ten fifteen twenty years they are always earning the same and don't have a place in school a stable place and once it's a political choice of financial cuts in education helps social security that's a political choice in itself. but legendary appliances particles used to be sliding deeper and deeper into the depths of economic out there that started off as a purely financial crisis is now turning into
a malevolent force which threatens to rock the portuguese their basic human rights earlier this year portugal got an emergency bailout from the e.u. to deal with it the third country to do so after greece and ireland but for some the seventy eight billion euro price tag is too high to pay for this theory to cuts it goes well beyond the classroom and strikes at some of portuguese societies fundamental principles like access to justice. the government isn't paying lawyers free public legal services so there are some who've been doing it for years for free the courts cannot be reduced to canonical entities to solve problems of large corporations they must play the role of providing legal services to citizens and promoting social pleasure. and this is cutting corners in education and the legal system is not enough the government's measures are hitting the portuguese. where it hurts the most in their health care. you know what is your complaint.
so good is the girl. who made. you will be a lot of people a lot more because we build big time we've begun even. we'll reduce. it and it's more pain no gain is seriously speeling to stop portugal's economy plummeting with the poor in the front line prime minister has said that he wants to keep the lower income families away from the cuts not really sure that's possible portugal now has a really big budget problem for sure needs money and needs it now so they are going to have to cut like. services slashed taxes types but portugal's forced to have the worst debt free show then brings that's certainly enough but for the people trying to survive there has to be probably disaster is already this year in those very tea
. party is coming to you live from moscow now the front runner couldn't stand the presidential election. looks set to take the country's top job with almost all the ballots counted he's leading the polls with over sixty percent of the vote the current interim president of the central asian nation of roza otunbayeva will step down later this year to make way for the winner of the vote is seen as both a democratic milestone and a vital chance to bring stability to the country former president was ousted last april as a result of bloody uprisings in the capital bishkek that left one thousand dead led to massive ethnic clashes in the south that killed over four hundred people. ok let's check out some other headlines now from around the world for you this hour nato is winding up its mission over libya today that's after the u.n. security council voted last week to remove the country's no fly zone and the coalition's campaign libya's interim leadership will assume responsibility for
national security at midnight and try to restore order in a country flooded with weapons makers mission was designed to protect civilians but it's estimated at least thirty thousand were killed and seven months of. a suicide bombing in the southern afghan city of kandahar has claimed at least four lives police say a truck laden with explosives was detonated near a u.n. aid agency checkpoint killing three guards five other people were wounded in the attack and in the ensuing gunfight between insurgents and afghan security forces by the taliban claimed responsibility for the. following yet another powerful dell usia parts of the thai capital bangkok a waist high in water while the city's commercial sector remains mostly dry thailand's prime minister hopes to be able to drain a massive body of water that's built up all around the capital out to sea before it
seeps into the city center for now residents are forced to wade through deep murky water. with already struggle to keep electricity and water running by the worst of floods to hit thailand in fifty years and killed more than three hundred seventy people and caused billions of dollars of. australia's quantas airlines cleared their first flight out of sydney operations resumed worldwide following a court order to resolve the company's dispute with union members the tribunal put an end to a long running conflict between the airline and workers unions over plans to outsource some of the airlines services by this decision comes just two days after qantas direct was grounded one hundred true planes in twenty countries. leaving thousands of passengers stranded its. thirty first signal is a landmark in history after our global population officially reached seven billion some scientists predict the earth will be severely overcrowded in just
a few decades with bitter consequences for the environment and economy it's a statistic that has inspired many to start looking far and wide for a new place to live. reports. so when next mercury too hot. too cold mars will do nicely as the population of earth passes the seven billion mark some of suggested the red planet as a replacement for our current blue one however in these times of tightening purse strings the cost of going to mars could be a problem and i'm not a one man expedition to mars and back would cost it is safe to say over three billion dollars preparing for these flights would cost about thirty or fifty times more than a two way ticket in other words we're talking about colossal expenses regardless of the price those who have been into space say the time is right for mankind to yet again boat lee go where no one has gone before everybody realizes that it's time
to reach out and explore the universe beyond low earth orbit we have for many years just for ten years at least we have been on the international space station in very close and we haven't been somewhere else or with people since the lunar landings which ended back in one nine hundred seventy two there's no shortage of take is to be the first to set foot on mars and potential red planet trailblazers have started their training young sir good still just a teenager but he's putting in the hard yards in the hope that he can help create take attentional new home for humanity millions of kilometers away now martha i want to be the first to travel to mars and to other planets as well as the moons of jupiter saturn they say you can leave here in future we're still a long way from science fiction becoming science fact with human setting up home on
the surface of mars even if we put a huge cost of a martian settlement to one side there are some serious hurdles to be overcome not least we have no idea if life existed there previously and if it is. whether whatever killed it's off could be dangerous to us why should we even think about finding a new home. that's resources are finite therefore we will eventually have to either restrain population and production growth risking losing both or we find a foothold on other planets no matter how much it costs us with the retirement of nasa space shuttle the only way for people to get into space at the minute is the russian soyuz rocket currently with a science available our chances of a global relocation anytime soon a pretty much zero however took the way in central moscow the mars five hundred project is simulating the effects a mission from mars would have on a crew in search of a new home. there is one obvious reason why the experiment has been so popular the
world is still please provide reamers who dream of exciting projects that unite people international projects. as it stands we might have to learn to deal with the soaring global population and young surrogate will keep on training hard and the hope that he can do it for the dreamers. r.t. . now is a population of seven billion not too much hard planet that's. a few minutes here on r.t. that directly after the business news here. hello time for your business update russia seems to be all set to join the world trade organization it's agreed a final report on its accession russia's chief negotiator said there were still a number of technical issues to resolve but those would be completed in
a week russia also has to finalize agreements with georgia which until last week was the only country to continue to oppose russia's accession up with it now looks like we both sides will agree to a proposal mediated by this week squaring the way for russia to potentially joined by december fifteenth. but the russian ruble has strengthened by over eight percent in the last month to around thirty to the dollar that says investor risk appetite has seen a recovery for louis hughes steps to tackle the debt crisis analysts say a side effect of the rally could be a turnaround in the capital flight from russia. so there are more reasons to expect stronger rather than the weaker. world prices are high russia is exhibiting twin surpluses while the current account surplus is very high and the we have a substantial personal surplus overall i think there are the reasons to believe
that even until the end of this year even for the long will we simply have there is still stalled will be with me for years and this year and furthermore i can say we've had tremendous how close are powerful from russia gaspari in two thousand and eleven. there are reasons to believe it could be celebrate or even a reversal in capital flows could take place if that happens even more reasons to expect will straight. let's have a look at the markets now oil prices are heading lower on monday europe's move last week's result of greece's debt crisis started to rally on global trading fools it's now traders attorneys pay attention to week extension of the global economy some market watchers expect a jump in crude prices to push gasoline prices higher and undermine demand. european markets so low in the midday session the footsie is losing and up one percent and the dax is down one point two percent this hour mining stocks are under
pressure to metal prices dropped and britain's second biggest bank barclays its quarter profit increased by five cents beating estimates bank shares have slipped into red the sox are seeing a rally earlier this morning. from the us markets are declining as crude oil and metals fall hurting the outlook for companies in the world's biggest energy exporter let's not have a look at some of the interventional share moves on the mice that's russia's biggest oil company will snap is down more than two and a half percent burbank is losing two point five percent up to the trenches broke out just under one percent this hour on the news is considering a premium listing on the new longer stock exchange. oh mental russia says it has look the same as they did twenty years ago over with more aged ties and billboards all the while all the russian nations are investing heavily in making passes his
sparkling and attractive but in hours from business new europe believes that crowned as catch on here is a boom a quiet assignment in infrastructure spending in two thousand and eight the kremlin dollars to one trillion dollar investment. to upgrade russia's infrastructure to modernize its parents and the place where it was missing and throughout the crisis russia has been spent. a hundred billion dollars a year on the roads. obviously this is not visible because it's all going it's if i transport and this is going to drive growth i mean the good infrastructure as well and the economic growth and because of all the spending of this is going to continue. the outlook for the russian economy is good because sort of lift things up as mr foster. and other news to russia's biggest companies are getting to go the brains behind single poles want to create an
aviation help in russia cross into our region verify against basic element along with it chunky will hold assets and investments work hard billion dollars in the region which is to host tube winter olympics and twenty fourteen other venture is planned to be up and running next year. that's all we have time for now more stories on our website r.t. dot com slash business.
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