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demonstrations in canada. on the eve of the one hundredth day of protest. to come up with a plan b. against the euro crisis all school university is across spain all shut down in. clashes between supporters and opponents of the regime in neighboring syria. all the way to beirut.
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a pleasure to have you with us here on r.t. today. the student protest movement in the canadian a province of quebec is pledging to bring thousands on to the streets of montreal a one hundred day. spiraled into violent clashes with police protestors ripped slabs of cement out of the roadway and hold them at the offices who responded with bombs and pepper spray over three hundred people arrested several dozen injured the local government. protests by adopting a new emergency law to restrict the rallies last week a canadian journalist michel boy who covered the riots says the law will do nothing but inspire further unrest. below seventy eight which is what that's it's felt and its goal is to calm everything down it was established by the provincial
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government. in canada we have a we have a charter and one of the articles in the charter is the right to protest peacefully and people and protesters now are saying is that certain provisions of this new law are and cringing on the freedom to protest peacefully so people are in fact even to retaliate even stronger one of the most extremist groups has publicly said that it is completely going to de fide this new bill and it's going to go against it it's going to continue protesting so it's going to be quite an interesting scene of events here we really don't know what's going to happen really until the until the government since down with the student organization since down to talk. later this hour here on r.t. we report on another outbreak of mass protests engulfing the north american continent thousands of activists vented their anger at nato summit in chicago
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saying they want their taxes spent at home not costly rules. and in germany rising petrol prices put the breaks on the public spectacle make optimism and force motorists to gear up for the worst those details in just a few. it's time for britain to come up with a plan b. this new i.m.f. report says if the country is to survive the turbulence building in the euro zone the annual summary on the state of the u.k.'s finances also warns that unless britain eases off on austerity it could make the impact of future shocks even worse meanwhile in spain everything from elementary schools to universities have all shut down as teachers and students strike together protesting against severe cuts they say could deprive thousands of the chance of a higher education james at medway of the new economics foundation think tank says austerity is only deepening the crisis. if you drive weak economy
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europe is collection of weak economies if you drive a weak economy into greater and greater austerity you don't make the economy stronger you make it weak is still really this is one of the mechanisms that helped drive the great depression the one nine hundred thirty s. for germany to be insisting austerity now is leading only to stagnation inside europe it's making the crisis much worse than it needs to be you can certainly see the short term impact already i mean if you take the the social impact in greece it's obscene catastrophic even greece used to have one of the lowest suicide rates in europe suicide rates there risen by forty percent over the last year you can see the social impact from one end of the continent to the other but it's the long term economic impact that starts here there are no realistic prospects recovery inside europe certainly inside the euro zone is always austerity is in place i suspect what will happen is that you'll start seeing creasing a launcher or a deadlock at the center of your with no clear agreement to what exactly should be done next. portugal international debt inspectors will be checking how lisbon is
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spending its bell out money wracked by unemployment and recession to say the country has been brought to the brink by austerity but one of the world's most influential investors it's best to be wary of whatever the creditor team has to say . these people always look at the world bank look at the i.m.f. look at everything they've said in the past fifty years they have never right about anything so very likely they would have that kind of a knock on effect because some politician in some other country is going to say aha i will say i will get us out of the euro i will say all of my poor citizens then somebody would leave and then another politician would do the same and you would lose four or five countries from the euro which would be a terrible shock lots of loss this would happen in the financial markets but if we survive your much stronger if you get rid of the people who are trying to spend other people's money then the situation would be stronger we'd all be better off
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you'd have a currency which could compete with the u.s. dollar. and as the euro zone stagnate summit austerity and debt the strongest e.u. nation is also slowing down literally fuel prices in germany are spiraling out of prison off explains drivers are having to reconsider how often they hit the autobahn. germany the land of fast cars high speed autobahns and rapidly changing fuel prices. petrol is way too expensive we don't have that much money these days and i think the rich well corporations are reaping a big profit margins with these prices are making me mad in this day and age when mobility is as important as ever there's no alternative either going on but i think part of this money flows to the government i think it's a giant ripoff. prices and gas stations can change four or five times per day both jumping and dropping the first four months of two thousand and twelve alone saw a fifteen to twenty year old cent increase for one liter germany is one of the few
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places in europe where there are very generous people and that's on roads if not all together so you can drive often pretty much as fast as he lets you but as fuel prices rise being aware he's many german drivers are so proud of could do some serious damage to their pockets a full tank of the cheapest petrol can often cost over one hundred euros and when it comes to big trucks filling them up with diesel could cost up to fifteen hundred euros making them easy bait for thieves during pit stops. for two weeks ago on the twenty fourth highway heading to hamburg they drilled a hole in the tank but the driver noticed and confronted them he came out and got beaten up even duct tape his mouth gas prices depend on state taxes in germany there and on the steepest in europe also on the ratio of the euro to the us dollar in which contracts are signed and of course the oil price itself which hasn't been
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going through its most stable time what does affect the price is that it's an overall very volatile situation in the middle east and iran in fact we have all these aircraft carrier groups you know are saying towards the person we have historically threats of war we have america for itself war so while the middle east uncertainty. remain unpredictable. even if. it may be time to rein in. germany. and a gram of financial forecast for from yet another region entrepreneurs in the photo uprising leaders have credited the revolution of the nation to the verge of economic collapse that is a bit later on the program. nato has reaffirmed its drive to pull out from
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a deeply unpopular war in afghanistan in two thousand and fourteen this is all being decided upon of the biggest summit yet taking place in chicago but there are fears that the alliance will still have a significant presence in the country long after the departure deadline a diplomatic ground also continues between the u.s. and pakistan over vital transit routes in the country as artie's guy can explain. as far as the war in afghanistan supply routes have been a big concern on the summit there vital for nato operations there as well as for the upcoming troops withdrawal the route through pakistan still remains closed it was shut down around six months ago after a u.s. airstrike killed two dozen pakistani soldiers five mistakes some as declaration says they're still working on a deal on a new deal with pakistan in the meantime the alliance relies heavily on northern routes that's a key area of cooperation between russia and nato because russia provides its airspace railroads and other routes to supporting international forces in
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afghanistan and the importance of that cooperation was also underscored in this joint declaration in their statement nato leaders were focusing on how they are getting out of afghanistan because the war has become so unpopular drained so many resources most analysts describe it as a failure but there is a process that many are worried about and that is that nato is taking a new role which has nothing to do with defending europe and north america it's becoming an offensive force thousands of people took to the streets of chicago to protest against what they see as an expanding war machine answering a journalist question president obama said he was quite happy with how chicago police handled the protests that raised some eyebrows considering scores of activists were badly injured here's my colleague honest. reporting from the streets of chicago. chicago under siege. the last couple of days have seen oceans of protesters thousands marching
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under a blistering sun to vent their anger at the military alliance wants to know that. this rally fronted by iraq an afghan war vets feeling betrayed by the system rules the world. after a minute upset. for those who perished westray worst. great story was. chaos at times people shot and dragged police thrown on to their knees bleeding pieces. one officer stabbed dozens of protesters arrested someday he's made consider this conduct that they engaged in today unbecoming of the dignity that is demanded of them by their station hundreds and hundreds of police not just in riot gear but military armor with guns and but
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tons that they willingly deploy on people. do you really are a smaller but louder march also took to the streets it's an ad to a capital. i'm sure everyone here hopes to start a revolution they're calling it the chicago spring like the arab spring. signs ripped off crowds clashing with the times and police lights used to get knocked off the crowds but more blood in the chaos did he do over a million dollars spent on new gear for chicago police a war breaks out with outraged americans fighting for change and while the u.s. president is busy hosting the summit and the future of warfare for instance in tricking our team chicago. joshua holland the editor of the alternative news portal net in san francisco says that americans realize the financial woes are simply a result of military spending. a lot of discussion we're hearing so much about
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budget deficits and threats to. our social safety net and i think a lot of people understand that there is a certain tradeoff between the military the military expenditures where. we're expanding on afghanistan and other conflicts and. these budget deficits that we're facing domestically so you know there is a message that we would like to invest in but are rather than guns well do you remember all of our news and updates was available for you online dot com let's have a look and see what's waiting for you there right now for example the hacking group anonymous strikes and yet again this time by exposing private data stolen from the u.s. bureau of justice. also online and gone in a blink president putin takes away flashing blue lights used by hundreds of officials on their cars and we explore what it might do for moscow's horrendous
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traffic gridlock. it's good to have you with us here on r.t. today now the u.n. secretary general has called on conflicting signs in lebanon to restore order after two people were killed in clashes on monday there has been a series of violent confrontations in the country between opponents and supporters of bashar al assad's regime in neighboring syria for more on this we're now joined by patrick hannifin a journalist and editor of info was dot com website thanks for coming in off the today do you see this as an extension of the syrian war or internal lebanese issues perhaps inflamed by a spark from across the border. i think there's always been turned on lebanese issues if you look back in recent history quickly the last decade started with the
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nation of rugby career and this was a brutal. blame through the media and in a kind of spirit. of the government but now that conspiracy theory is starting to unravel as we can see the west led by the. work of. the illusion that started to unravel. to apologize and we got a very bad connection here and a bit too much wind on your microphone as well. journalist and editor of info was coming on i will try and solidify the connection i will speak to you saying well for now it is karl shah a middle east blogger who told us earlier that he thinks future prospects are far from optimistic. the balance of military power in lebanon
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is nowhere near equal at the moment to what we've been witnessing actually are clashes between members of the sunni community and ilo a community in the north or yesterday what happened last night were clashes between members of the sunni community that are opposed to the syrian regime in beirut now if you envision a scenario in which hizbollah would enter the fray for any reason i don't think is realistic then the balance of power is so unequal that you're unlikely to see any protracted struggle however what we're likely to see is this sort of simmering tension and with frequent explosions that would kind of slowly drag the country into a state of chaos again political leaders stand completely helpless about doing anything to stop this dynamic or spiraling towards conflict. in the meantime of violence continues in syria where five people have been killed by a bomb in
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a restaurant in damascus the area in the north of the city known for its protests against president bashar al assad state t.v. blame the explosion on terrorists a term used by the government to refer to the armed opposition is the latest in a string of attacks across the country daily reports of violations of the ceasefire which began last month now the u.n. puts the death toll from the ongoing violence in the country since last year ten thousand people. in other world news here on r t the international atomic energy agency chief who's been visiting iran says the country has agreed to an examination of its disputed nuclear program and he claims the deal involving u.n. inspectors will be signed quote quite soon it comes at less than a day after the u.s. senate imposed fresh economic sanctions on the islamic republic there are western fears that iran might be trying to develop a nuclear weapon of terror and insists its atomic program is only for peaceful
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energy purposes. a real crash in southern india has killed at least twenty five been injured dozens more investigators believe that the driver of a sleeper train broke a signal and collided with a goods train three passenger carriages overturned many were trapped inside it was just july last year a packed express train derailed at high speed in the state of. a killing sixty nine . a massive rainstorm has caused flooding and power shortages in northeastern france with one person found dead in his home a downpour equivalent to six weeks rain fell on monday night around nancy with water reaching two meters in some places the city's mayor has asked for the store to be declared a natural disaster emergency. more than three million people a job of sin egypt with the unemployment rate continuing to rise many are pinning their hopes on change after wednesday's presidential election the first since hosni
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mubarak was swept from power last year and as artie's arena reports economic hardship was not what egyptians expected certainly after a hard fought for revolution. mom and son me has spent most of his life living abroad he returned to egypt just in time to see their ocean unravel and the economy shrivel mama's real estate development business suffered a harsh blow during the egyptian uprising in the year that followed his struggles to keep his company afloat we have a lot of money in the market the people. a lot of people just fled out of the country they never came back so where their accountant said we don't know where they are so we got bail and at the same time we have to continue our actually have to put money from our pockets like many mohammad hopes a new rule would bring in new opportunities for investment but he says the economic policy of the interim government turned out to be almost as bad as that of the
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previous regime. would like to be treated like a big scale top and we both pay the same taxes will pay the same duties dues so all the costs of the end of the day would be at least in terms of what we have to pay to cover the reforms conducted by the now ousted president mubarak stero years ago did bring a certain stability to the gyptian economy but since their evolution the country's finances are in ruins their currency is in jeopardy people are jobless and the only way out seems to be in barring enormous loans from the likes of the i.m.f. it's just over three billion dollars that the interim government is asking for but critics of the idea say boring from the i.m.f. means being in debt is not just financially but politically as well we do not like the interventions of the i.m.f. and institutions alive they have their orders and they have their own agenda that are controlled by. superpowers we're not a super power we had
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a very small power but we can act on our own we have money we'll need that all the presidential elections just around the corner many of egypt's fifty million voters are being closer attention to the candidates because on the programs after all for many of them it's a make or break moment in the country's history and in their lives i believe of the good life from. me and my family with a lot of money and. a lot of other things. looking for i'm looking to do something for my people. in cairo even goes. straight over to you want to see here you are the business desk i was speaking to your colleague marina last hour talking about how facebook's shares were dropping but we understand that it's not the only tech company to have rather a shaky start to its i.p.o. is that absolutely this is some kind of power so forming if i talk about facebook
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to begin with we saw its stock plunging thirteen point seven. sent on monday and that means that it went below the initial public offering price of thirty eight dollars per share and that was the second day of trading but we're you're quite right we all seeing a pattern forming so more on this we're going to have a look at some other companies and see how they've been performing what he has in the screen is the chef informants after the first day is trade off the top five tech companies that went public last year russia's search engine younge x. lost nearly fifty percent of all social network games develop. a coughed up those who bought linked in are now the repossession above the waterline while investors in chinese social network read and read have lost three quarters of them money. so the tech companies this move on to europe and see how the market is performing and they are indeed it climbing for a second day amid speculation that in china they will boost growth and hopes that
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officials will take action over the euro area debt crisis of the hoping to boost the sentiment at this hour also not worth much in that christine lagarde is in london today and inflation has actually told us that she's suggesting more stimulus for the bank of england's us if it's the right that others talk about growth this is not affecting the growth as we can see that they seem to be shrugging off the news that the organization for economic cooperation and development culture school costs are growing in the euro zone now the gross domestic product is full cost of contracts zero point one percent in twenty twelve before returning to growth of zero point nine percent in twenty thirteen now the organization also said the issuing euro bonds may improve stability i can't see how all those sentiments and applying into the common currency at this hour as we can see is now dropping one twenty seven sixty seven sounds like that psychological level of one thirty for investors to watch out for as we look at the rough sun revolves with see that it's
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actually gaining a basket of currencies we're talking about the russian markets is better all the turbulence a few weeks they've been saying two and a half year lows recently but they seem to be stabilizing today with all things to be asked yes on the my sex that they have been affected by those oil prices they have been dropping in recent weeks it was not sold off some of the biggest movers and shakers on the my sex today as bank is a change of fortunes this managed to creep up into positive territory point four percent now is probably one point seven percent to one of the biggest gainers as you can see a healthy guys over three point six percent and i mentioned those oil prices are actually now dropping and this is likely and that's because of the o.e.c.d. s. and now when i spoke about during the european markets also some other news as well iran has agreed to let western inspectors into the country stars want to watch as well so were the us market for this hour back in about fifteen minutes with another update for you. so you've been looking forward to it. or to recover the main
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stories in just a moment a special interview about the future of the euro zone and this is art. well for the cuckoo ization is the name of the game when you're saving lives or
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