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egypt's worst clashes in months leave at least twenty dead but accusations that the military rulers are complicit in the violence adding to deepening concerns about the country's stability ahead of a presidential elections. american chinese relations are tested as hillary clinton's high stakes visit to beijing is over shadowed by controversy over the distant and the u.s. military buildup in the pacific. russia warns it could make a preemptive strike against nato planned missile the french you figure the u.s. oppresses ahead of the project despite moscow's objections.
focusing live from moscow twenty four seven mrs arty the worst violence egypt has seen in months is stoking political tensions in the country ahead of the presidential election at least twenty people were killed and over one hundred were injured when unknown attackers targeted protesters early on wednesday sparking further fierce clashes with demonstration was being held off the banning of an islamist candidate from the election various political forces have rushed to blame the ruling military for the bloodshed. looks into the chaos that just tensions have created in revolution in egypt. taking phone in middle east and. this is the leading cleric a man and his film the leader is just one of a number in which he's learned it's been imprisoned sending islam it's
a ruling waging a public. thing that like. right because. if i could write that i don't think the rest of the country and even read write that freedom of expression. such convictions accosting a cloud a very artistic plans actions which the great and the good of the arab media industry a quick to condemn after being banned for years until the barrack hardline parties like the muslim brotherhood and the newly created. look i see have gained serious political clout having won the lion's share of seats in parliament and people here in egypt. has hope. to build a new egypt. which is what will that new egypt look like the greeks like
hell no it means imposing much stricter misl incurring aides who have no problem with. this system who have our culture our business our culture of content and out of a club and. we believe in egypt so. i think that since they. have to come from this culture and this culture means. many of these implementing shari'a law in egypt have likely that it could still be a long way off but there are already signs that change is taking place a lot of people who are currently governmental candidates for president are being very cautious about the statements that they make with the got the policy everyone is preaching moderate islamists but the same time there's an undercurrent like for instance we're going to change that. likely we're not going to make schools but we're going to preach religion better at schools they matter how subtle the
differences may be at the moment egypt's eric cheek. each and the results of what happens right now could be fairly generational. but u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is in beijing for wide ranging strategic talks with china her visit coming at an extremely delicate time in relations between the two countries but the aging wants an apology from washington after accusing it of meddling in its internal affairs of the u.s. embassy however the chinese dissident activist china is also irritated when u.s. military buildup in the asia pacific region. drawn by france's learn managing director at unseen holdings restaurant in hong kong thanks for joining us here on r.t. there are many areas of disagreement between the two you want them to be foreign affairs or u.s. military strategy in the region what hope does that give us for any meaningful
dialogue. well. china number one and number two you column is in the world their economies are so intertwined one cannot. china's most amount of course to the u.s. and you surprised that the biggest market in china to just last week. play so i think for hillary clinton. and the rest i think this is really a selling trip they want to show they. want to sell goods explosion. to china they want china's market to to be to keep all that for you schools but of course they are also the military. china is growing military really and. politics in the u.s.
want to keep china within board with this war costo waterways. do you. not want to see china become a global power where the military side of things that you mention there is particularly interesting isn't it i mean u.s. and chinese leaders are trying to downplay their disagreements but we know the u.s. is building up its own presence around china while beijing is boosting its military spending so what is all this going. well. on the face of it a confrontation is. this is like the. force the. defense so. you. had on the south china sea or somewhere but i think there is enough mutual interests between the two countries in that it would not think of.
conflict not just yet i think it would be many decades in the future where china will be strong enough to challenge the us if military leo i mean the u.s. has military ties with many of china's neighbors and you think about taiwan etc i mean does yeah there's a washington think this will give it some leverage perhaps with beijing. well the u.s. strategy is really try to encircle china from order. to. india three quarters of the u.s. is circling china and explosion in south china sea there you have military exercises with philippines. so that these two smaller countries can dare to challenge china so the u.s. strategy is to give enough backing to do labor in countries to keep china
occupied so a dead child there would not have the time to deal with their geopolitical feelings ok interesting stuff as france's long managing director of the investment firm that's in holdings thank you again. author john had set up his own institute in china to study social and economic developments that says the world has yet to see a major standoff between washington and beijing here's a quick a taste of my interview with him which you can see in full and next hour. we have been building the military but still you know the u.s. has a military that equal all the other realtors of the world put together and i've heard of we've heard of all talk about multi dollar world but last century was over. this would be very simple why would. the u.s. and china. by. world still be dominated by
a bipolar. china and the us and people countries will calibrate their their actions against what they perceive will be the responsible u.s. and or china. moscow is warning it could make a preemptive strike against nato is anti missile defense shield plan for europe if the u.s. persists in going ahead ignoring the kremlin's opposition russia's change chiefs detailing concerns about the plan as an international conference in moscow representatives from more than fifty nations and he said no it brings us the details that. missile defense has been in a deadlock for some time now between the us russia and nato and that sentiment was reiterated by russian officials are apt this summit that that deadlock needs to be resolved or russia will take responsive measures we've heard talk of preemptive strikes are pretty harsh rhetoric coming from russia that's because according to
officials the lack of response that we've seen to their concerns by the u.s. and nato missile deployments really in eastern europe is no longer a plan it's well underway even up poland romania even as far as turkey and russia sees this as a major threat to their national security what russian officials are looking to demonstrate today is first of all information that they that they've put together through research that proves first of all that broke states according to the u.s. and nato which they say the system is against like iran and north korea don't have the capabilities to reach europe so there's a lot of questions surrounding the goals of this system so post russia's border they also want to demonstrate through a computer model how in fact the system does pose a threat to russia's national security in terms of details and are hoping that they will take the step in trying to convince both the u.s. and nato how much of
a concern this is to russian sides and how much they need some kind of response if they're going to make any kind of headway washington continues to stress that this deployment is no way mentor to directed against russia and this is something quite frankly that russia just isn't part of what they want to see and have been demanding are written legally binding guarantees that this defense system is not directed towards russia especially so close to its border with that said no major breakthroughs are expected it's not years let's not forget that opening night in south korea what doesn't obama told me that if he knew there was just. the election year for so many countries across the globe what is. seems like we're going to hear from officials as the two day summit wraps up is that there needs to be baby steps that this is a difficult issue both sides are going to push to the u.n. to defend their interests. america's military web now spans the world and then eight hundred bases a quarter of a million personnel we explore this massive military presence in
a special report about twenty minutes. to a substantial degree and one problem or another socialism has spread the shadow of human regimentation over most of the nations of europe and the shadow is an approaching the for to. leave early twenty first century military bases the network of military bases all around the former sleep empire that the united states is trying to build it's astonishing most americans have no idea there are more than a quarter of a million or more than two hundred fifty thousand u.s. troops stationed on these bases all around. we don't have power bases in america we don't have any british base we don't have any korean base we don't have any french bases or you know we just all american bases in our bases of. the
noise is our noise it doesn't bother us at all because they're our basics but for other people it's almost like a cancer here for these people. since the in the world war two the spaces i've been . working here to provide a safe and secure environment for everybody. the questions you're thinking of you get everything you needed. a meeting of the european central bank in barcelona sparked unprecedented security measures in spain affecting public anger of a savage austerity cuts to do with a country. budget deficit several border controls have been restored for the event the authorities fearful of protests for more on the story by. editor in chief of trends magazine thanks for joining us here on r.t. you know or what tools do you think he has to help these struggling economies. well
the e.c.b. is in the midst of the process of helping the banks of all the euro countries and what we saw lately in the last months is that the banks have increasingly been buying the paper of governments in trouble like for example the spain government so the e.c.b. is trying to create the space for the political authorities to come to the decisions that need to be making made in terms of political union and all the other political decisions that need to be made but of course the e.c.b. cannot solve the structural problems which are characteristic of this monetary european monetary union well indeed and the spanish prime minister said he will continue with his austerity plans despite these thousands protesting against these cuts given these measures have prevented i should say recession in the country why is he still so committed to it. well i think no other options in terms of
safeguarding the support from the european central bank from the i.m.f. and from the european authorities the european commission. probably mr self is also convinced that spain needs to take structural measures in order to keep to increase the growth potential of the spanish economy and to make public finances more sound in spain but the short term and even medium term result of these kinds of policies just as we have seen in greece is that the recession gets worse and that employment problems and budget problems also get worse so this is a kind of catch twenty two situation but spain is the euro zone's fourth largest economy is it too big to die out. it is too big to bail out in the way that greece is and to a certain extent also portugal and ireland has been bailed out so i think one tries
to do everything now to get spain back up and running through support for the banks organized by the european central bank and then through the banks helping the government to keep its finances sound and solid ahead of the european central bank has recently called for a growth compact in the eurozone but given the austerity and the cuts that have been made while the e.c.b. has really been dishing it out hasn't it i mean is such growth or stimulus actually possible with all these cuts well it depends on what we define by growth or stimulus policy obviously a stimulus policy or a growth policy fueled by a larger budget deficit is out of the question certainly for the european central bank now what the european central bank and mr druggy answer certainly also the german people from the bundesbank are thinking of this much more in terms of liberalization of wage constraint and deregulation in
a lot of markets that's the way they are thinking and they are absolutely not thinking in terms of a larger budget deficits to stimulate the economy ok we'll leave it there you had one of about editor in chief of the transit magazine thank you for joining us here r.t. . well the day today marks kaiser and stacey herbert take on those they blame for being behind global financial chaos. timothy geithner you can't legislate away stupidity or risk taking greed it was just an accident i think that the global financial markets collapsed i don't see any crime here or. selective amnesia and he's purposefully blind to the crime in front of them he can't hear anybody they're committing crimes you can't see anybody even though it's presented the evidence every single day criminality no. ambiguity about it.
now fracking the process of extracting natural gas from iraq on land has been given the go ahead in the u.k. over the technique is causing shock waves amongst residents near drilling sites who claim they haven't been informed of the potentially disastrous environmental impact auntie's are going to experience. it triggers earthquakes and could poison water supplies but fracking suggests got the green light in the u.k. a government study says the controversial gas extraction technique fees despite causing two tremors in the popular coastal resort of blackpool last year environmentalist's fear is a smokescreen hiding the far more dangerous side effect of large scale deadly pollution but it fails to address the fact that both quakes and seismicity you know these issues are actually a new very small fraction of the other associated problems with fracking so the
report doesn't really do justice to any other aspect so ultimately the department of energy climate change to regulating this hydraulic fracturing or fracking extracts methane gas from underground millions of gallons of water and chemicals including hydrochloric acid pumped into a three kilometer deep well that high pressure when the rock cracks gas escapes but so too can deadly toxins and radiation previously locked in the ground this site just sixty kilometers south of london is one of many the government intends to drill and the people who live here have had no say permission is already been given for fracking to start and that's the hole that will be pumped with water at one thousand meters it's not shallower than most other fracking sites which means the risks of tremors a much higher but so too are the chances of toxic chemicals seeping into the water supply and that's the worry for residents who live nearby the fact that fracking
could take place four miles from my home makes me feel very angry very disillusioned very disappointed in our legislators to things absolutely exasperated that they can even countenance sanctioning because it is an eco sidle technology it's short term it's short sighted halfway between the capital and the coast bulk i'm surrounded by a network of reservoirs that provide water to much of england's densely populated. se the fear is the toxic cocktail left by fracking will pollute supplies only a quarter of the carcinogenic chemicals pumped in actually come out again fracking has already begun america these online videos show what happens if the well casing splits taps flaming after gas leaked into the water system was written insists a clean alternative to cold local campaign is far from convinced we really need to be looking at how we're going to move away from fossil fuels and what's happening
is that the government is diverting its attention. towards. energy such as nuclear fracking don't increase resilience and don't move as a way to reduce. the impact fracking has banned in france and bulgaria because of public outrage but in the current corners of england's countryside people's fears are no match for the energy giants either bennett r.-t. sussex. let's take a look at some other news from around the world now this hour in libya new laws prohibiting public praise of the late leader moammar gadhafi have been brought in by the ruling national transitional council punishment can be as much as life in prison for offenses deemed as damaging to the state censorship also prohibits indorsing the former leader's ideas a series of norms introduced by the revolutionary government head of elections in june. gingrich has officially dropped out of the
race for the republican presidential nomination in us after losing five state primary elections last week he said he believes his rival mitt romney is a clear favorite to challenge president barack obama for the white house in november some commentators however claimed his support for romney during his speech was somewhat grudging in which one just two of the thirty one primary elections that have been held so far. and take a look at this is gravity defined done by a swiss devil known simply as the jet man has never read it in the religion or you will suit he dropped out of a helicopter in the world is way around christ the redeemer statue another notable that marks or touching down on the beach the self styled man who claims he could reach speeds of close to three hundred kilometers. just to get over to the business desk now with marina want to go first the submarine i care of all i actually this hour have some interesting news about
a russian carmaker but i'll tell you about that in the letter but first i want to take a look at some international stock markets in europe for us investors that are force awaiting a key interest rate decision by the european central bank due out later today so we see that the numbers there are all positive with the dogs adding almost one percent this hour and lead in the gains are drug makers as well as a banks now moving on to the exchange rates the euro is still loosened against the dollar and that's primarily due to a worse than expected in my data for april and then we have the ruble which is now losing against both major currencies moving on to russia where the markets have slipped back into negative territory and they are staying there we can see that the arts yes is setting around half a percent the south moving on to some individual share moves on the my sex naturally most of the energy majors are in the south were going by a power generator and so raw it's true isn't over one percent i would know that its
first quarter net profit fell by almost forty percent when it comes to air flow of the flag carrier here it's all sort of boarding at that it's first quarter net profit almost all of compared to the last year and when it comes to russia is the largest oil producer so the good news to gas we see that it's dropping over a one and a half percent and what we know is that it made the loss in the first quarter of a staggering one hundred and sixty million dollars and all for companies posted there is also according to russian accounts and standards now moving on to other news the run on the sun car alliance is getting closer to getting control of russia's off the laws it's setting up a joint venture with state corporation russian technologies through which it will increase its stake in the carmaker run on the sun will invest seven hundred fifty million dollars and essential to double its. in the company suit just over fifty percent the head of a partnership with international majors will help the company diversify its
production. here is the year. and. six months. by the end of the year we're going to produce. manufacture and in one year we're going to launch. as well on the same piece. all right find out that's all we have. ok thanks that speak again. well that coming right after a recap of our top stories a world wide web as we explore hundreds of u.s. bases spanning the globe you know special reports.
to a substantial degree and one form or another socialism has spread the shadow of human regimentation over most of the nations of europe. and the shadow is an approaching up on the front. in the early twenty first century military bases a network of military bases all around the former sleepy empire that the united states is trying to build that's astonishing most americans have no idea there are
more than a quarter of a million a more than two hundred fifty thousand u.s. troops stationed on these bases all around us. we don't have fallen bases in america we don't have any british base we don't have any korean base we don't have any french bases or you know we just all american bases in our bases are fine are the noises our noise and those of all the us at all because they're all bases but for other people it's almost like a cancer here for these people. since the end of world war two the spaces i've been . working here to provide a safe and secure environment for everybody. the questions you know thing else you get everything you needed.