tv [untitled] September 5, 2012 6:00am-6:30am EDT
one person has been shot dead in quebec after a man opened fire during a victory speech of the newly elected separatist. who was rushed off stage when shots were heard. the u.n. calls for an end to militarizing both sides in the syrian conflict with tens of thousands of people fleeing the escalating violence. and china warns the us to back off southeast asian nations that resolve their own disputes as hillary clinton visits beijing.
it was a pleasure to have you with us here on our to today. live from the russian capital welcome to the program a forty year old man has been killed in quebec after shots were fired during the new premiers acceptance speech and one other person was also critically injured. in the leader of the provinces separatist party was rushed offstage unharmed now a suspect is in police custody canadian radio journalist michael boy explains the possible fallout of the attack. it was where the victory speech was being held and. essentially was what they called the pact to keep it quiet that was elected that they had been in opposition for quite some time and they were elected as the minority government that's when when the leader was making her victory speech and she was hustled off the stage very quickly then we later learned from what we saw on cameras outside is that somebody was arrested somebody burst into
the back of the building then shot somebody in the vestibule so one man died another injured and somebody else was taken to hospital for a shock very sad because as he was being hauled away into the cop cars that he said you know the english will are waking up and referring to you know the very divisive nature of the coffee cup it was you know their years and years and years of confrontation about you know about the party and their ideas to separate fact from the rest of the country and it's a very divisive topic and the fact that they were elected as a minority as many see it as a defeat and of threat. to come back and canada as a whole country the separatist party has said during the election campaign that they're not going to hold a referendum if the time is not right if that's not really what the population wants really what we're hearing is that it's only about twenty eight percent of the population that would affect the border referendum if we were to have one so it is
it is relatively low comparison to what we've seen in the past lot of angle phones are fraid of his that they will see this as an attack from that the english on the french which you know certainly is the case you can take the actions of one person and spread it on the thousands and thousands of people there's a certain fear that there will be more more anglo hatred in the province. now at the time the shots were heard appalling that mark was telling a crowd of supporters that quebec and needs to become a sovereign country independent journalist robert horan there says a rift between english and french canada it's only growing wider it would be nice to believe that the man is just a lunatic it's pretty clear it is email be a lunatic but he is motivated by the divisions in canada one has to remember that divisions go both ways. because the english canadians under the british empire always ruled the roost the french canadians began to become very bitter about this
and inevitably over time that's caused many problems and they want more tommy and i think that it is going to revive a passion of the search for a way to put it that's putting in just a little bit emotional obviously it will and some english canadians feel very strongly about this as of course to some french i don't think the. it's going to change us long term view of that situation of quebec in canada tactically obviously she isn't going to want to stir up passions it in quebec one would certainly hope not well clearly the people who feel passionately that quebec should remain part of the canadian nation are never going to trust her because she lost to a party which believes in the maximum amount of autonomy for quebec they can get a referendum through voting for independence at the moment and maybe in their
hearts that's not really what they want but they have achieved the autonomy in language and in other things which has been very important to them i don't personally believe if you ask me what i really feel good or complete independence is on the cards or go back but real autonomy yes definitely. we can always go to r.t. dot com for a lot more insight on the division affecting canada with the french quebec more and more isolated we look at what an exit from the federation could mean for the rest of canada. also how a months of student protests influence the vote after thousands of clashed with the police i'll break your tuition hikes and meet tough economic times again all the details at r.t. dot com. the un chief as a call for an end to the militarization of the syrian conflict speaking at the general assembly banky moon said the crisis has taken a brutal time with reporting now from new york is ati's marine important. the
secretary general of the u.n. bonn ki-moon addressed the international body giving them an update on the crisis in syria saying the humanitarian circumstance and situation there is only deteriorating and getting worse by the day according to the u.n. chief he said that the humanitarian response on the part of the u.n. is getting harder and harder because the response plan that the u.n. has set up is only half funded and it's supposed to be fully funded at one hundred eighty million dollars so he said as austerity measures are being implemented by countries all around the world less countries are donating to a mission that is supposed to be helping out those syrians in need now the general assembly was very interested in eager to hear from mr lockhart where he me he is the new joint special representative for syria mr brahimi replaced kofi annan and he said when addressing the general assembly that it will be up to the syrians and
only the syrians to decide the fate of their future mr brahimi will be traveling to cairo in the coming days to meet with the secretary general of the arab league and then he will be traveling to damascus to meet with syrian president bashar al assad so clearly he has his work cut out for him in the coming days and weeks ahead but of course syria is staying a priority within the united nations general assembly and the security council weeks we can expect for a lot of more conversations to be taking place in the month of september when the u.n. general assembly did the guinn's in the next coming weeks. and all of this many of fleeing the syrian conflict to neighboring states with over one hundred thousand leaving in august alone countries like turkey and jordan say they are certainly feeling the strain of syrian refugees as are his policy or reports. at least ten thousand syrian refugees for the easter week have been stuck on the syrian side of
the syrian turkish border and this is because ankara is simply unable to process the growing numbers of people who are fleeing syria to turkey there are already eighty thousand syrian refugees inside turkey and kurds afraid that these figures could swell to at least half a million has been complaining that the international community is not doing enough to help it and to this indeed it is calling for a so-called safe zone or a buffer zone to be created inside syria and what we understand is that such as zone would extend some twenty kilometers inside syrian territory but the problem is that to create any kind of humanitarian zone you need to have a no fly zone which certainly suggests foreign intervention and there has been a lot of criticism about this from the international community certainly the united nations security council has not given its nod when and where brought this up in the past but we do understand that anchor is going to ask the u.n. security council later this month to create this buffer zone it is highly unlikely
that russia and china will give its nod but certainly we are witnessing a growing humanitarian crisis at the same time and we know that the head of the international committee for the red cross is in damascus they are meeting with syrian officials who are trying to find together some kind of way of assisting these refugees and resolving the situation has been quite some time in those camps talking to some of these refugees and i can back up from firsthand experience what they as well as what humanitarian organizations are saying what the refugees told me is that the sanitation is far from satisfactory that very often they are standing in queues for hour was waiting for food there are not enough tends to go around people are sleeping on the streets i spoke to a number of women who were complaining of sexual harassment one person to have support at the base he told me that him and his family had fled syria to escape it did but here in the rift. they were dying a slow death at the same time there are concerns that you just need
a spark to erupt into flames there are concerns particularly from the jordanian authorities that they could be rioting there are also concerns that they could be further clashes so the main concern at the moment is that the situation is so volatile you could lead to even bigger humanitarian catastrophe. and just a bit later here on out see we talked to a german journalist who has witnessed the conflict in syria firsthand he tells us why western media coverage of the civil war is deliberately misleading. the main coverage claimed that the mosque because it's was at that time when this so-called battle of the mosque because they were saying that because it's on fire there are heavy fighting and they were saying that now the rebels are so close to the city center that they are a power to conquer now the city the government will fall i want to incite the city and there was no war in the city of course there is some suburbs there are a couple of interest groups who benefit from such a politics and the big interests of the western governments who want to have the
regime change there and who are supporting that the information you get from these countries are very much one sided or money that i spoke to a lot of people who are not with the syrian government but in this is i think the most important difference to the media coverage here they were all against this war which is now raging so they said all of the we are not with our government right now we support our army in pushing back the foreign terrorists from our countries so then we can make the changes and the reforms. you can watch a full interview with a writer the editor of a german news magazine that will be in approximately twenty minutes time right here on r t but for you also this hour it's a reshuffle for russia's space to see major changes facing the country's once pioneering space program with several serious mishaps in the past two.
belgian russian workers are left out in the cold as the continuing euro crisis to make cheaper immigrant labor more attractive details on that in just a few minutes. now it's a warning not to meddle in regional affairs that was the greeting in beijing for washington's top diplomat head of a visit secretary of state hillary clinton urged southeast asian nations to work together to resolve territorial disputes in the south china sea or from the university of china says u.s. involvement is only sporting tensions. in the past few months when we see it even as these it's taken sides are going to trip over the disputed. land and you know as these assholes are still core and in the air with trying to hold ourselves down nazis we've also seen a lot worse than learning of wars are not matched it d.
s. think of these but you can sign it as a matter of just a few. and the rich repaired and. against the chinese search plane i think if you notice he is trying to ship these to. you should pursue our number reasons you can ask him wanted to go to monte to resolve the past growing economy. is and why it's not only in east asia. but were nasty long to come fag and serve us a balance against chinese in greece influence regions. and while hillary clinton is looking after the us interests in beijing her fellow democrats are getting ready to officially declare barack obama as their presidential candidate first lady michelle obama address the party convention urging voters to give her husband another term to try and fix the nation's troubled
economy romney and obama are now running just about even in the polls ahead of the november the sixth election but political commentator and author of the anti american manifesto ted rall says both candidates could ultimately be a bad choice for americans. there is definitely a clear difference between misters romney and obama but that doesn't mean that either of them is going to reach out and do much about the pressing problem of unemployment underemployment and the stagnant economy mr romney's plan seems to be to bring us back to the 1980's and trickle down reaganomics and president obama has had three years trying to turn things around but he decided to bail out the banks rather than the american people so i would say that for people who are worrying about work and being able to put food on the table things are not likely to get and . then my get worse the united states certainly affects the world mainly through
brother militaristic outlook we are despite the headlines that we hear all that we see all the time here in the states about how the wars in afghanistan and iraq are ramping down just fear still is going to be a considerable forward aggressive strategy around the world particularly in the middle east i think whether you're looking at a romney administration or an obama administration i wouldn't look for the united states to have a different foreign policy in any kind of substantive way under romney than we have today because of the two party traps for a reason you know there's there's two terrible choices it's a lot like sitting down to a restaurant where they offer two meals and they're both just terrible so i personally would rather be somewhere else and i would say well because either a protest vote for a secure third party or i'll show up at the polls and not vote for president i want them to know that i'm voting and i'm available to vote but i cannot endorse either
of these two of them. and in his first exclusive interview with all of us here at president vladimir putin speaks about america's war in afghanistan you can watch the full interview with the russian president right here on thursday. in his first t.v. interview since his inauguration. the u.s. and its allies went into afghanistan. and now they're looking forward to getting out. speaks exclusively to r.t. . join us on thursday for that exclusive interview for now though the e.u. has launched an investigation into whether or not russia's gas problem has blocked competition in the natural gas markets a business that has details on that. i want to get your. challenges and i think. people.
watching live from moscow we're just getting reports now coming in that for security officers have been killed after gunmen attacked a convoy in a rushers north caucasus republic of. police say a bomb went off on a highway as the convoy drove by gunfire followed from the forest by the roadside leaving at least two other officers wounded reports claim the security agents tried to repel the attack when a gunfight ensued in which several of the assailants may have been injured an operation is right now underway to find the attackers. the world out there we go let's start now with the syrian embassy in cairo where seven people arrested and at least sixteen injured in clashes between protesters and police the demonstrators were chanting slogans and throwing rocks at officers at one point protesters try to break through a police cordon around the embassy to hang
a free syrian army flying. protesters gathered in the center of yemen's capital city of sanaa to demand the prosecution of the country's former leader. and they want to see saleh stand trial for the murder of dissenters in last year's uprising the former ruler stepped down from power on the terms of guaranteed immunity but has been accused of clinging to power from behind the scenes. a japanese media reports say the government has made a deal to purchase a disputed islands in the east china sea from private owners the report is yet to be confirmed by officials but media outlets are quoting sources china has also laid claim to the islands are thought to lie close to one time gas deposits tensions are being on the rise of both countries so activists under fisher also express calls to secure but its people died as. a prosecutor's investigating the death of
palestinian leader yasser arafat are seeking to exuma his body in ramallah for examination according to his medical records he suffered a stroke but many palestinians believe israel poisoned him with something the jewish state continued to deny. the palestinian. liberation organization thirty five years he became the first president of the palestinian authority that was back in one thousand nine hundred ninety six. now after several space related slip ups russia has fired up some major plans for future success and the most recent incident though took place last month when russia's a proton carrier rocket failed to orbit two communications satellites. takes up the story. the russian president has dismissed leadin and used to rove as the head of the space center following a series of mishaps in the russian space industry mr rove resigned after last month's failed launches of the express and the two and the telkom three
communication satellites he had been in charge of the facility that manufactures launch rockets and satellites since two thousand and five now prime minister dmitry medvedev had pointed to the fact that russia had seven failed launches in the past one and a half years these resulted in the loss of ten satellites he warns that the high rate of failure marked a quote colossal difference with other leading space powers now russia space officials have blamed the failures on manufacturing flaws as well as engineering mistakes but experts say that the decline of a once proud space program is rooted in a post soviet industrial meltdown that has hurt modernization despite a steadily growing flow of cash and aging workforce and the lack of responsibility at the very top have plagued russia's space industries experts say that russia's technical problems are surmountable but what the industry really needs they say is fresh blood and new talent despite all these setbacks there are big plans in store for russia's for a into the final frontier the country's planning to build research stations on mars before moving on to other planets and russian scientists are preparing for the next
giant leap for mankind with plans for a manned base on the moon within ten years experts say that with ambitious goals like these a failure is simply not an option for russia's future in space lucy catherine of r.t.e. in moscow just after twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow and shortly as katie with the business for now though a tough economic times i see people looking for ways to cut costs and that's way cheaper immigrant labor can play its part construction workers in belgium one of the better off you nations complaining of a growing and unfair competition from polish builders with no went inside to the eurozone financial crisis the competition will only get tougher as ati's tester australia reports one. we're here at a construction site where all the workers as well as the owners of the construction company are from poland belgium is seeing an influx of foreign workers from other countries and more often than not these workers left the belgian counterparts in
the emberg for example a province in flanders which has a significant construction sector thirty eight percent of all companies have lost bids to foreign firms ninety percent of them expect to lose bits in the future and this is prompted fears that in the coming months one in five companies will have to lay people off setting prices that are too low it's what we can call the need to work but if that work is going to other companies then we will lose a lot of jobs in our. local firms say they are also losing out when it comes to speed of delivery our building sector is heavily unionized. to do good for strict working rules but if you look at the foreign companies people work ten twelve thirteen fourteen hours a day six days out of seven and that of course for delivery speed of your project is a huge advantage and more belgian clients are opting to try their services these people
are much more flexible so that's that's why we try it and it was a it was a success europe's debt crisis has dealt a massive blow to a sector that employs up to sixteen million e.u. citizens and with no clear signs of the tough times letting up tension is brewing especially when local firms feel they are getting the short end of the stick on their own turf tesser cilia r.t. antwerp in belgium. part it's time for katie pilbeam started by the eighty percent to ask how are you today katie i'm super well that's good to hear the only problem is apparently with winter just around the corner that means one thing we all know about is it's time for gas was it is it is also time to buy when to cope well because i haven't yet got one so i have good luck paying another excuse now as you say temperatures they all merely freezing but the tensions are going that way as well overweight because it's all going over the gas situation as per usual now the european commission they've launched an official investigation into suspected
market by gazprom the probe comes a year off to brussels surprise the russian energy firm and its customers with an unexpected right at the offices and now would be on to trust watchdogs will focus on whether gas pump pushed up prices in did competition in eastern and essential if you're out of the investigation could result in heavy fines of a quiet gas pump to change its practices on the matter now or the gas others alexander another off believes the motives behind the move is europe's locking up on me. we should stand this simple fact that all interact so we were signed by gazprom and by all european cars countries which consume gas from gas they are the same no last year and five years ago so basically the price form of the gas price for more is the same the difference is the nominal price that last several years
while price and gas prices linked to will increase. enormously quickly so basically the problem is that now gas prices are too high for starving european economy while five years ago when gas prices were low there were no problem at all . ok talking of europe let's head there now and see what the markets are doing and i believe you have now entered the positive territory the footsie just quite modestly that just two bases boys on the dots around eight tenths of that is a big week for the region with a bunch of meetings taking place about the decision on the bond buying program to be revealed this week that is what investors are really looking towards they see how your is jan wall of all the talk back we have got the traders favorite pair at the moment i do believe it is. i can never trust these things it is going down i don't want to think just myself one twenty five forty nine there we are now as i say with the e.c.b. meeting it's coming up on thursday we've also got u.s.
payrolls as well that's happening on friday so all of this is keeping investors on that meanwhile the ruble is still losing out to the basket of currencies this to russia for now check out the equities because they lost their cue from the asian markets earlier on in the session or right now investors is a kind of wait and see attitude across the board is today ready to do with this meeting it's all gearing up towards up some more is going to be a big day so right here moscow we're looking at the red it's all ruby for now now oil prices before report from the energy department some more supplies are looking to show that levels well not really seen since the end of march in the u.s. not smoggy because of hurricane isaac as well one poit ninety five percent of the oil output was terminated in the gulf of mexico how about she resumed production of it it's still about fifty six percent of the laves at the moment we still got supply disruptions so that is the markets for now. so it's cold it's
cold you're in moscow get a fur coat or you know what i know that's an entirely different conversation you know explained. are just a member on the headlines here in r t then we're going to be speaking to a german reporter who says the world questionable journalism tactics are being used to far up the front line in syria after bad.