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greek chaos threatens the euro is tops on forming a new government failed to reach agreement after last weekend's election with international bailout a spirit of conditions proving too big a hurdle for the country's political parties. ongoing demonstrations in support of a mass hunger strike by palestinian prisoners pits used in the forefront with a brutal response from the israeli military. and load student loans become a ticking time bomb for the us economy with more american college graduates ending up on employed and indebted for life.
what you want from moscow i'm marina joshua into the program starts another day was out government after wrangling politicians continue to fail to agree a coalition after last sunday's elections the leader of the second largest party has refused to join an administration which pledges to stick to the country's bailout agreements with the e.u. and i.m.f. if a last ditch attempt to form a national unity government fails new elections will follow greeks are deeply divided over harsh budget cuts which came as the price of international cash injections the e.u. has already warned that money will continue to flow only if athens sticks to agree to steady measures the german finance minister has said the eurozone will deal with the greek exit from the single currency should it happen market bogan reef crisis management firm partners says the blog is now trying to save face as turmoil is unavoidable. what they're basically trying to tell the world the markets generally
is that look if greece doesn't agree to these are steered the measures or continue to fill them that you know that. i stared measures that we put in place for the second bailout then we are worthy uncomfortable allowing research trail i think what's really interesting about the three collections and i do think that there will be a second round of elections is that there really reflecting the conflicted nature of greece so greece both wants to benefit from the membership of the euro and also doesn't want to pay the price for not playing by the your own rules and finally if you look at the as the all in john i think it's really interesting that recent also isolating itself from europe so i think honestly in the past few weeks and months germany to you know look at both the political and economic situation in greece and really helped to create a plan that would allow the euro to say goodbye to the european union which is a fantastic in idealistic idea and so i think brussels that definitely approaching
us from an economic point of view that defaulting reste will ripple across the euro zone and the global economy i think of also a tempting just hope that it plea to save this mass anger has for a long been mounting in other countries over the chaos stemming from greece's financial woes but it's now reaching new levels of fury with german private investors claiming they have been forced into fraudulence he met are being advised to buy greek sovereign bonds investment turn out to be unsafe after the latest move to save the country from the fold i just cannot reports from germany. imagine most of your retirement savings gone with the stroke of a pen and this man certainly knows how to feels peter moritz invested his savings into greek silver in bonds after being guaranteed his money was protected by the government but soon the retired banker realized he was and played in his own game
they are looking for people like me. ray dyer not a little bit gray say in short of the hospital maybe here then here you have no risk peter is among hundreds of german investors who were advised to invest money into greek bonds to secure some cash for retirement but greece's recent debt swap which cut the country's financial burden by more than one hundred billion euros swallowed their money despite guarantees in other words private german investors are being forced to pay greek bills now they're getting ready to sue the banks for what they claim was fraudulent advice and the governments of both greece and germany for not fulfilling their obligations if. there's an agreement between greece and germany that this money is secure from political risks it's really unclear why private investors should be responsible for political gains brussels is aiming to reduce squeezes that from one hundred sixty to one hundred twenty percent
of g.d.p. by twenty twenty and the long term plan is supposed to attract over ninety five percent of private investors like peter moritz who bought greek bonds. these investments are usually money for retirement family support or medical treatment in many cases these people are very dependent on it. in greece constant austerity measures and ford hearted banking policies are already pushing some ordinary citizens to go to the most extreme forms of protest in turn to keep greece from completely going under brussels is also willing to shock through its actions which are. in the pockets of europeans outside the greek state putting money into severing bonds is supposed to be one of the safest ways of investment but apparently not when it comes to greece since the bond holders thought they invested using what was supposed to be sound advice but as it turned out for many they would have been nor better off than if they had just rolled the dice. you bought is going
to. germany france is also worrying the e.u. champions of a stereo newly elected president francois hollande plans to renegotiate the fiscal pact driven by german chancellor angela merkel that's up for debate in today's kaiser report the full program is coming up next our. friend chose a new president will the euro krauts let him do anything in france doesn't matter who the president is they are simply being taken care of by the bureaucrats in brussels who in turn are being taken care of by the technocrats in some other country who endured being taken care of by the kleptocrats in washington on wall street in the city of london they're all being taken care of by the fabulous banking cartel and they're doing such a bang up job of it. thousands
of supporters of former dictator moammar gadhafi are still being held in libya in prisons was mannie of them tortured according to un report many jails are secret and under the control of armed rebels who refuse to comply with the country's new government lawrence freeman from executive intelligence review magazine says that there's no sign of he's getting closer to democracy. this is a major disaster which was caused by the west and deja new regime change policy under the guise of humanitarian intervention the responsibility to protect and i think the country is in terrible shape and some people tell me in africa that the country may be on the verge of splitting up and was so it's created massive instability of course all over the site here in northern africa you have a tribal society you don't have a nationalistic clear direction misuse of the country so once you overthrew khadafi
who was no good no question about it but you did it in the way that the west did including the killing of. then you are setting up various tribal groups to vie for control and way now those tribal groups or from their own competing with one another including attacks on the national transitional government itself. the u.s. is partly resuming weapons sales to bahrain despite here rights concerns washington previously for those arms deliveries to its key gulf ally following a bloody crackdown on anti-government protests demanding more intimate democracy which began last year some experts believe the opera or among human rights activist over the latest decision is just a fight. one of the frustrations on the people in bahrain is this is one most organized list consistently nonviolent. pro-democracy struggle fight in terms of
portion of the population and the heart of the really it was the largest of all the arab spring pro-democracy protests in the country and so the united states the stood by while the bomb bahraini regime in support of the saudis and other u.s. allies really crushed this regime not just not just of persecuting the protesters but even so any journalist to jail for daring to cover their protests and doctors and nurses to jail for daring to. heal to try to help the wounded. seem assume that was saddam hussein a lot of america africa southeast asia. dictators we support like you know mentally and mubarak and i think the for the problem of course of course you know it was too late us to stop what happened. in tunisia egypt and yemen but thanks to the rain drops of the small size of the intervention by saudi troops and that pro-democracy story will unfortunately i would screw was crushed and just last
weekend bahraini authorities arrested the country's leading human rights activist and foremost critic of the ruling family on charges of inciting protests through social networks now biller job was detained just days before featuring on julian assange just show here on our take. in the program and also laura gets insights from her job into that prize in the arab states have got a special section at our website actually dot com to watch that interview. and speak to two leading revolutionaries one from the right where the revolution failed once in egypt where the revolution is now in turmoil what makes a revolution and where is the arab spring going to come. a mass sangar a strike by palestinian prisoners over there the tension without charge and treatment by israel is increasing unrest across the west bank over fifteen hundred detainees have been refusing food for almost a month as their supporters clash with israeli forces almost daily outside is is at
the forefront of the protest being met with a brutal response from soldiers are just falsely are reports. the scenes are all too familiar children throwing stones soldiers brandishing rifles major confusion very often it's very difficult for the army to determine who throw stones but a message has to be sent to the local population but that won't be tolerated and the message is delivered brutally these children were playing in a side street in east jerusalem when undercover israeli soldiers attacked them and forced them into their vehicle i would want them to this for he caught me by the neck and started choking me he dragged me to the car and to me inside i told him i was hurting me but they said it's not their problem. i report issued by defense for children international found that in most cases children are wasted in the middle of the night they were blindfolded their hands are tied and they taken in
a military vehicle to an interrogation center by the time a child arrives here at off a prison he will have been detained for up to eight days in the end because of pressure almost all plead guilty but it's far from clear they really are relative going in and he told me the best way to get out is to confess they said they had four soldiers testimonies and it's testimony is one month in prison so i confessed i eventually said i did it. but the truth says it to him is that he was at his grandparents' house for the festival of ied they'd been clashes between army and palestinian youths and the soldiers had started going from house to house rounding up youngsters. so they wanted to take anyone they didn't care who i told them i wasn't throwing stones but they kept hitting me and saying we know it was you aside from the arrests and illegal detentions in the last decade israeli forces have killed almost one and a half thousand palestinian children but the i.d.f.
justifies its actions by saying many of them are used by adults as pawns one incident that's been publicized a lot was when a fourteen year old palestinian boy was quarter to checkpoint with a suicide belt attached to him. since june one thousand nine hundred sixty seven more than three quarters of a million palestinian men women and children have been through the israeli military courts a statistic that underscores the perpetual palestinian search for justice. katon a village still ahead on r.t. a spat over fat a medical term used for years is now considered too offensive by some but who is to decide what's politically correct or incorrect. but so should we not address the facts because it actually came to us of a purchase of race a toy the facts the better things we do. and wobbly safety dodging daven in these roads we find out why the law makes helmets compulsory for men on motorcycles but not for women. graduate graduates from high
school go to college get a job as the conventional path for us students towards the so-called american dream or rather it was for the struggling economy and the rising cost of education the search for stability has become a roll of the dice or he's worried a fortnight explains. it's the heaviest investment a young american can make now becoming a trillion dollar ticking time bomb for the nation i have twenty thousand dollars or forty thousand dollars and one hundred fifty thousand and the u.s. student loan bubble has inflated larger than car or credit card debt in this ballooning crisis graduates now have financial deficit's that rival home mortgages . night in new york many have taken to the streets protesting against the an affordable cost of higher education we're already seeing a large increase in the number of student loan defaults across the country and
that's coming at a rate that is similar to the rate when the when the mortgage is mortgage loans started to default as well and like i said this has a cumulative effect and it's a downward spiral according to reports more than. recent college graduates are unemployed or working wage jobs that don't even require a degree now i'm like either with that student that cannot be dismissed for bankruptcy this means loans that u.s. students and account for higher education policy for decades or possibly the rest of their lives mike friedman has a ph d. in biology and works as a part time teacher because he can't find a full time position it's the option of getting an education and being in a state of financial or economic insecurity for the rest of your life according to the federal reserve bank of new york americans sixty years or older still owe thirty eight billion dollars in student debt and ten percent of that group is past
due on payments senior citizens can even have their social security checks taken away the money reportedly redirected to banks waiting to collect. as the investment of a degree morphs from security to risk more americans are reportedly turning to online colleges to save money while others are suing for a refund dozens of lawyers have filed class action lawsuits against their own law schools accusing the colleges of fraud and inflating employment figures. it was an american dream when qualification equated to security but now the once cherished degree. appears to be no more than a gamble marina port r.t. new york. well remember our website provides plenty of coverage on all our stories and there's so much more in store online including. not isn't in the kindergarten lessons of patriotic upbringing and labia include praising the role of s.s.
approves in the second world war for the details go to our tivo call. plus earth three d. check out more stunning multidimensional pictures taken with the help of a cutting edge russian satellite. carrying out a motorbike can be a life or death decision for someone and he is roads where safety laws mean men must wear helmets but there is no requirement covering women exposing them to particular danger. explains. to outsiders it's complete chaos i think it's quite scary they need to do something about it you need to stop following the rules i think it's quite stupid really
scale to. believe that it's and nor the rules and regulations does it please but to indians it's every day life. to be promoting a movie people are getting into. so. it just grows with our mind we're just riveted that. it's quite funny the streets of new delhi are the deadliest in india some estimate that at least five people die every day in collisions but while men are required to wear helmets when riding two wheelers which dominate the roads in delhi the city's high court hasn't been able to make mandatory helmet wearing a rule for women the issue has been particularly divisive in india's large sikh population think men are required by religion to wear a turban and since you can't wear a helmet on top of a turban all sikhs were exempt from the safety measure but since see if women don't you see where it's terrible i made it hard for law enforcement to identify the
woman from a non sikh woman so in the name of fairness to all women are exempt from the rules here. but indian women's issues over the helmets extends beyond just the sikh community women of all backgrounds in delhi opt not to wear a helmet but this isn't about religious duty this is about plain old vanity on the mainland i don't like wearing a helmet because when i go for part is it spoils my makeup and my hair. experts say indian women routinely. don't make safety a priority for men used to neglecting them so it's it's we women are programmed to make that themselves so if there is a problem. if there is in the health crisis with the man and the woman of the house then the is taken to a doctor the woman is smart. for now all the havoc over the home its will be put on
hold and women will continue to commute hard hat free regardless of the risks preassure either r t new delhi india. russian businessman victor borge remains in a new york jail after an appeal by his lawyer over his transfer to a maximum security prison in colorado contravening the recommendation of the judge he was sentenced to twenty five years in arms dealing charges after being extradited from thailand artie's military contributor uganda which of compares his situation was that of a tory as taliban killers and concludes we may be seeing some double talk coming from washington. this secret strategic release program at the u.s. only detention facility at the background in essence this program represents a weird combination of military and political buzz are where the detained insurgents has been trained to buy the time and security for tactical reasons in
different type of afghan provinces and thus to give an opportunity for the white house to put trade this situation as steadily improving this discrepancy in u.s. foreign policy might explain the very obvious paradox that on the one side the notorious killers of the us forces have been traded in the release in their violation of any law american international laws in afghanistan on the other side somebody like victor boot has been in cassar raided for more than twenty five years into the maximum security prison their only fault they just don't have any bargaining pol war to be considered for their white house. well let's now take a look at some other stories from around the world remains found near the crash site of a russian super super jet in indonesia have been flown back to egypt harder for identification meanwhile the plane's mehta factor says there is no evidence of
technical problems with the aircraft prior to the crash into an indonesian mountain airliner crashed during a demonstration flight for potential buyers and wednesday with all forty five people aboard feared dead search teams battling through highly difficult remote mountainous terrain have found at least twelve bodies so far the year there were. four people have been killed and seventeen wounded in a car bomb attack on a police prison convoy in northwest pakistan at least one officer died in the blast which targeted and arm just one following a van with prisoners in the city of peshawar the police we go was destroyed in the explosion which caused extensive damage here by but none of the detainees were injured it's not yet known who was responsible but it's taliban militants active in the area are suspected. to people who are missing but as many as ten thousand maybe now homeless after a blaze tore through a squatter settlement in the philippines fire crews had to call in the coast guard
to held by spraying water from manila bay on to the flames several concrete wall surrounding the makeshift buildings had to be knocked down so people could escape it follows another fire in the south of the country two days ago in which seventeen died in a department store employees. a surfer from a y will certainly be riding high today after the guinness world records acknowledged him as conquering the biggest surfing wave ever forty four year old garrett that tomorrow wasn't a home sees however he set the record last november in portugal has taken since then to have his mazing achievement confirmed the huge wave you are seeing here in measured over twenty three meters almost half a metre higher than the previous biggest served four years ago.
what a breathtaking side there to other stories now of a city as a ballooning problem in the west but so too it appears is the very description with some claiming the word obese is offensive arouse raging over whether use of a medical term was fine or for false foul of political correctness our resident went on the streets of new york to chew the fat with people in the big apple. the u.k.'s national institute for health and clinical excellence has issued a guidance suggesting that the word obese might be too upsetting and derogatory to use is this a case of political correctness gone mad this week let's talk about that last forty pounds is that when you were still heavy and someone called you obese with that offend you. been called worse you know what's worse calling someone obese or
calling someone fat. the same thing over. the sofa so should we not address the facts because it actually you can dress up like that's just a vase a toy or. just better things we don't but it's bad for people it caught at least the heart trouble and i die read cover to cover. this week who is in charge of deciding what to wear displaying and when and where it is the proper term will i mean you don't really want the government to be in charge of that that's for sure you have anything yeah i mean the government shouldn't be in the in the in the game of policing what you say certainly of what you think you know what if someone called you whitey if somebody called me why do you have so the property accurate but siri but you would you be offended no so why do people take offense to some words the not other words. probably because they care about what other people think it's an insecurity so we should just stop caring about what other people think and
then the whole p.c. thing all go away it's not like you should stop caring what other people think you should start caring more about what you think i think it's matters in the context that it's used like if you look at somebody and say damn they're obese that's in that context i think it's derogatory i think this a the word obese or say obesity in general when you're talking about a condition is would not be derogatory just a statement of of a problem in a society maybe if we. ever heard this word to people to feel out ok maybe a little bigger than the usual regular people so there's no problem and what if you want think about what to take exactly like what are we afraid to college drug user or a drug user exactly here this isn't big so why where we should escape from the promotion tried the problem the night that the escape for a bit whether or not you think the word obese is derogatory the bottom line is it's also a medical condition and simply avoiding the word is not going to make the issue go