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system political tensions in the country ahead of the presidential election at least twenty people were killed and over one hundred were injured when on the attackers targeted protesters early on wednesday sparking further fierce clashes 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. thanks 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 she still didn't learn this in imprisoned offending islam it's a ruling that seemed raging the public was for. example was the gathering. pace of i got really mad about this right that the process.
was under that this was a fight the rights that i don't have the rights of god take. a breath right there freedom of expression and. 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 mubarak hardline parties like the muslim brotherhood and the newly created new policy have gained serious political clout having won the lion's share of seats in parliament i think . has. to be. just what will that new egypt look like the greeks like i will it means imposing much strict muslim colleagues who have no problem with. islamic system
who have our culture has its own culture. and out of a clan and. we live in egypt so. i think that since the laws have to come from this culture and this culture means. many of these implementing shari'a law in egypt at least publicly 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 at same time there is 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 no matter how subtle the differences may be at the moment egypt's eric sheikh restraint in each and there is still see what happens right now could be fairly generation.
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 for accusing it of meddling in its internal affairs of the u.s. embassy however the chinese dissident activist china is also irritated by u.s. military buildup in the asia pacific region. drawn by france's learn managing director at in soon 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 live. china's most amount of course to the u.s. and u.s. pride 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 day that. they want to sell goods explosion. and i. phones to china they want china's market to to be to keep all that for you as school is but of course they are also the military is china is growing military really. politic in the us want to keep china within board is a very nice word costo waterways. you must 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 presence around china while beijing is boosting its military spending so where is all this going. well. on the face of it a confrontation is ever turbo this is like the. force the. defense so. you have. had on the south china sea or somewhere else but i think there is enough mutual interests between the two countries in that it would not ask. because . not just yet i think it will be many decades in the future where china will be small enough to challenge to you as the military leader i mean
the u.s. has military ties with many of china's neighbors and you think about taiwan etc when does yeah there's a washington think this will give it some leverage perhaps with beijing. well the u.s. strategy is really trying to encircle china from ordering from japan to. india three quarters so the u.s. is circling china and explosion in south china sea there you have military exists. for. that these two smaller countries can dare to challenge china so the u.s. strategy is to give enough backing to labor in countries to keep china occupied so a dead child there would not have to be tired to deal with their geopolitical feelings ok interesting stuff as a process long managing director of an investment firm the scene 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 with equal all the other realtors of the world put together and i've heard of we've heard a lot of talk about malta out of the world but last century it was a soviet us this would be very simple why would. the u.s. and china that bipolar world still be dominated by a bipolar. china and the us and people countries will make decisions to calibrate 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 ghana 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. this whole defense has been in a deadlock for some time now between the u.s. russia and nato and that sentiment was reiterated by russian officials app 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 the system so post russia's border they also want to demonstrate through a computer model how in fact the system of drugs 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 meant for direct it 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 is a 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 in south korea with doesn't obama told me that he knew there was a time when the election year for so many countries across the globe what it seems like we're going to hear from officials as this 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 end to defend their interests . america's military web now spans the world and then eight hundred bases and 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 form or another socialism has spread the shadow of
human regimentation over most of the nations of the earth and the shadow is an approaching. early twenty first century military base is 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 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 are flying over the noises our dogs and doesn't bother us at all because they're all basics 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 think of you get everything you needed. a meeting of the european central bank in barcelona sparked on precedented security measures in spain affecting public anger of a savage austerity cuts to do with the country's budget deficit several border controls have been restored for the event your thought is fearful of protests for more on the story by your. editor in chief of trends magazine thanks for joining us here on r.t. you know what what tools do you think the c.b.i. 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 that 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 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 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 well the e.c.b. has really been dishing it out has never is such growth or stimulus actually possible with all these cuts well it depends on what we define by growth or similar as 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 is much more in terms of liberalization which constrained. 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 it's purposefully blind to the crime in front of them it 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
a natural gas from rock on land has been given the go ahead in the u.k. for 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 these days despite causing two tremors in the popular coastal resort of blackpool last year environmentalist's fear a smokescreen hiding the far more dangerous side effect of large scale deadly pollution but it fails to address the fact that quakes and seismicity you know it's issues are actually new very small fraction of the other associated problems with fracking so the report doesn't really do justice to any other aspect soltanieh says 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 has 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 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 balcombe surrounded by a network of reservoirs that provide water to much of england's densely populated south. beast 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 but written insists it's 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 at the moment 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. fracking is banned in france and bold garia because of public outrage but in the corners of england's countryside people's fears are no match for the energy giants might have been it 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 muammar gadhafi has been brought in 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 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 u.s. releasing five state primary elections last winter 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 in gravity. defined done by a swiss daredevil known simply as the jet man has never religion even a jet powered suit he dropped out of a helicopter in the world his way around christ the redeemer statue another notable that box or touching down on the beach the self styled man who claims to be speeds of close to three hundred kilometers. just to get over to the business desk now with marina what have you got for us the submarine i care of all 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 dax 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 in 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 mindsets naturally most of the energy majors are in the south were going by a power generator and so rao it's true isn't over one percent i would know that it's 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 in that it's first quarter net profit almost off compared to the last year and when it comes to russia as 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 three companies posted there is also according to russian accounts of 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 line. 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 busy. alright find out that's all we have. ok thanks that very. well that coming right after a recap of our top stories are world wide web as we explore hundreds of u.s. bases spanning the globe in our special report stay with us.
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 encroaching on the frontier. in the early twenty first century military bases the network of military bases all around the forms to believe. 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 more than two hundred fifty thousand u.s. troops stationed on these bases all around them. 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 a lot of the noise is on one or two of those involve the us at all because they're all bases but for other people it's almost like a cancer here for the speech. since the end of world war two spaces i've been. working here to provide safe and secure environment for everybody. the questions you know thing else get everything you need to.
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egypt's worst crashes in months leave at least twenty dead adding to deepening concerns about the country's stability ahead of presidential elections. chinese relations are tested as hillary clinton's high stakes visit to beijing was overshadowed by controversy of a little dissident and u.s. military buildup in the pacific. russia warns it could make a preemptive strike against nato as a parent missile defense shield for europe if the u.s. press ahead with the project despite moscow's objections. up next the hidden purposes and secret strategies of a global u.s. military facilities and the risks for the countries hosting them. beginning in the 1980's the belief is slowly taking over the world that new liberal globalization with its built in self.