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breaking economic barriers and a free trade zone in asia pacific to dominate discussions of the apec summit in russia with vladimir putin weighing in. the u.s. bolsters its presence on the border with syria with more spies reportedly training and organizing rebel militias and france meantime says it could send a heavy artillery to help opposition troops. but barack obama formally becomes the democrat's presidential candidate with promises of change but his opponents say he's failed to deliver on his original pledges from four years ago.
pleasure to have you with us here on are you today rule research and live in moscow the asia pacific economic cooperation summit is living up to its title in of level stock the emphasis is on working closely to ride out economic problems and ensuring greater energy security. president of the host country has been talking about how he sees that all working with the rising influence of russia and china's partnership. in blood of all stock with. he started by praising the role of apac as both an organization which accounts for no less than fifty percent of the world's trade g.d.p. and of course investment but also as a organisation as a forum which provides the grounds to discuss ideas on how to shape global economic
growth its regional integration with you and me driving economic growth forward and of course the fact that apec is such an important organisation demands a common responsibility for all the actions that they are taking in order to avoid basically european scenarios now a huge role of course of devoted to limiting protectionism within this region and also russia has a specific role within a pack of course it needs to use its a vast resources including oil and gas in order to provide energy security within the region and also its vast territories including that of its customs union with kazakhstan and belarus to build a bridge basically between asia and europe but also. kind of back all of his thoughts about the importance of this shift towards asia for russia in an exclusive interview that he gave to several days ago one of the main issues of course the
importance of trade with china which has become one of the most important partners for russia with trade expected to exceed one hundred billion dollars through out the end of this year let's listen to what it was actually had to say during that exclusive interview with r.t. china's taking up this new leading role i know tony in russia's eyes but also in the hours of the whole world what makes this rather special however is that russia and china are neighbors and all special relations took thousands of years to evolve to where they are. over the coming years we are bound to achieve. a one hundred million dollar turnover rate and of course is not only china in that region which is playing an increasing role russia has also announced that it is in negotiations with new zealand and vietnam to create a free trade zone and also of a person said that tens of other nations have filed applications to have these kind
of negotiations with the us presidential race is in the spotlight everybody is talking about it here and what evolution has said that he is ready to work with either candidate mitt romney gets elected or barack obama gets reelected even though mitt romney indeed has said that russia is america's geo political enemy number one. also said that barack obama is a person he sees which is ready to do a lot for mutual cooperation between russia and the united states but that depends on how much he is allowed to use but my feeling is that he is a sincere man and that he sincerely wants to implement positive change but can he do it will they let him do it i mean there is also the military lobby and the department of state which is quite conservative it q as for mr romney's position we understand that this is to a certain extent motivated by election campaign rhetoric but i also think that he was already asleep or wrong because such behavior in the international arena is the
same as using nationalism and segregation as a tools of us domestic policy and you can catch the full version of this exclusive interview that's not in approach and gave to see on our youtube channel. that was a teaser dimitri medvedev reporting right there from a lot of also let's discuss a bit more about the apec summit we can talk to. her of economics at the university of nottingham are good to see you today thanks for coming on to see us as i'm sure you were just listening to the reporter russia wants a free trade zone in asia pacific can you talk to us about winners and losers if indeed a free trade zone was to come into effect who benefits who loses. there would be a member who. created what you are and called me a couple of. people probably. in the. time it would be. created because it's kind of trying to be by the.
way they could be part of the e.u. the united. enough to be. creating in boston when times are needed in year i. find you don't quite beat the who can't be. increasing my wife it in the rest of the world so i know as you say it's hard to interrupt you as you say china will benefit certainly russia will benefit of hops western europe may not be quite getting quite the slice of pie they would like to let's talk about one of the issues that lot of my putin had to say and he says that russia is ready to ensure greater energy security does this imply to you that the countries partners are not happy with the current state of energy affairs. and it's important for russia to be good luck to. the look of the. latter point of view any d.e.q.
eat quickly. and it won't be. lifting. weights if you buy it on the need to eat or so i was as you say so ultimately russia russia has the resources china has the appetite but as russia and china team up in asia pacific the u.s. is shifting more focus to the region perhaps in an attempt to get a bigger piece of the action do you think that wasco and beijing can contain washington's ambitions that i didn't want to know what. is going to be playing out. in the community. trying to grasp it would. be of the united. because every moment you know if you want to follow what i did time and already who who and what you call the two of you could
wind up in the trying to walk pretty close to the beginning when you talk you talk about russia and china working close together in the future certainly that they're teaming up on the other key international issues for example syria and iran are trying to ensure perhaps of multipolar world where the only superpower that of america does not dominate on all fronts i mean how much leverage do you think moscow and beijing currently how when it comes to counterbalancing what is in many ways the world's global policeman. trying to draft arvid who. created them. and they. are going to be weak. for it so what about of iraq obama though he missed the apec summit due to his election campaign going on at home in america about what sort of asia pacific policies can he be expected to pursue you if he stays in the white house do you
think. i think. obama. will continue to be kind of limited to. the. size you say of obama might try to improve or continue u.s. dominance in the region talk about mitt romney the republican presidential candidate who in recent days and weeks has said that russia is america's number one enemy just the other day the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton getting a bit of a sting from beijing first saying she was neutral but getting in voluntarily perhaps involved with regional territorial disputes around china if mitt romney comes to power what can we expect from him. i think the new concept pointed.
to the number one getting the economy will be number two in the near future i'm going to. be working. and i. can even he he will even be with our. new. i do not know. whether there are many there are many of us say that certainly in the united states on capitol hill there always has to be a bogeyman of some sort whether it's saddam hussein in iraq al qaeda in afghanistan you know maybe they're always looking for someone where they have to have some sort of excuse to bolster defense mechanisms in the united states. a professor of economics at the university of nottingham i wish we had more time we don't but big thanks for coming on the program today ok thank you nice to come to you thank you. now syrian television is reporting a bomb has exploded outside
a mosque in the north of the capital damascus killing five and wounding at least ten and the news comes amid reports that spies from america are increasing their presence on the syria turkey border to advise and assist anti assad forces in the fight the americans have so far resisted calls to engage in militarily limiting their supplies to the opposition mainly to communications equipment meanwhile french diplomats have admitted paris is considering supplying heavy weapons to the syrian rebels in order to help them build a provisional government and britain says it's only sending non-lethal aid like medicine and generators to antigovernment fighters but it's not easy laura smith reports some in the u.k. are craving for real combat. to most britons going about their everyday lives the war in syria seems worlds away. but for a few it's a struggle they feel personally involved in as the u.k. government put trey's president assad as an evil dictator there's evidence that
britons are going to syria to fight for the opposition bumming an area m.p. khalid mahmood says some in his community have already gone there is a particular individual who's actually now gone back to baghdad at the moment and is going back in a few weeks time who's been engaged in fundraising supporting people and putting people together to go back to their people who say they just came for the maid work and others are blatantly out ride saying that they're going to support the resistance some says mahmoud of british syrian extraction others a british muslims who feel their faith makes this their struggle but whatever their reasons for going the fear is what they'll be when they return they're trained in the art of warfare but they're also radicalized as well and then they want to then continues up credit causation they want to bring more people on board and then perhaps their looks to try to. resolve some of the gripes they have here that's
blowback the u.k. has already seen from another conflict here in london on the seventh of july two thousand and five the official report into the seven seventh's bombings reveals the existence of rumors that two out of the four bombers had been to afghanistan for so-called violent jihad back in the u.k. mohammed sidique khan and says that town with together killed fourteen people in combined suicide attacks specific seven bombers were only vaguely known to the authorities and that could be the case for fighters returning from syria too it's all very well to notify the u.k. borders agency but in reality there's very little they can do people that may mean here to fight in syria will not go directly to syria they may stop in turkey. or levon on iraq so the government will not be able to really know the.
nation there's no real way of telling whether they're actually going to end up in syria there is no way to know. who when they enter syria who they'll be liaising with. their ideology is necessarily how the ologies and viewpoints might change in syria these are the scenes that could greet them on their return and see islamist organization the english defense league is unlikely to take further radicalization of british muslims lying down creating more bad feeling and deeper fissures in an already divided society pool western whose british freedom party is allied to the e.t.l. says militant groups are preparing for a confrontation we're going to get further and further into this horrible situation of them and us and them and then you have small scale violence that starts. the tit for tat and it's like you know i think we literally entering into a religious civil war scenario so far the government's given the syrian
opposition eight million dollars for non-lethal equipment including communications but ordinary britons could find themselves paying the far higher price of unrest and insecurity at home for this support for the syrian opposition laura smith r.t. london. it's a quarter past the hour here in moscow still to come for you now on the program about a convenient possibility is a couple of minutes a report on the israeli settlers using iran as an excuse to occupy palestinian land . now the formality of barack obama being named the democrats' candidate for reelection in november is out of the way on the closing day of the party's national convention the us president urged voters to help him carry on the changes he began nearly four years ago obama said the decision to head for. washington will affect the lives of americans for decades he also hit back at his opponent mitt romney dumping the republican
a foreign policy rookie for naming russia america's number one romney responded by accusing obama of offering no new policies and leaving old promises unkept at the two candidates currently roughly tied in polls when al campaign ahead of november's vote. told us here at our take that neither office check. the romney i think is a great example of what's wrong with america that he's obviously he's highly his taxes for the american people as was know the truth about his plans is he sending money or sure he created he became wealthy by destroying u.s. businesses and create jobs overseas and he's exactly what's wrong with this country on the economic side if he's a one percenter and he's the one percenter deep in his heart so he's really what's wrong with president obama the same time you know he supported by wall street he supported by the health insurance industry put in place policies that supported corporate agenda so neither of these kids really represent the people they resent
the big business moneyed interests and not the people we have the only two electoral system the country faces very severe problems with the economy with money being funneled to the tile the four hundred wealthiest americans have the same wealth as the bottom half of the whole country one hundred sixty million americans we see foreign policy based on empire either romney or obama will confront these issues and there you will hear he was gushing about breaking up the big banks you want here any discussion about amending ending u.s. empire or cutting the military budget. into the r.t. well it's up there we go here and i will start with a powerful earthquake that's hit with china killing at least fifty people destroying some twenty thousand homes rescue efforts are currently underway. however the mission is severely complicated as the rescuers are still unable to reach some of the rather remote villages and neighboring provinces devastated by an
earthquake that was back in two thousand and eight that claimed almost ninety thousand lives. over four thousand greek police staged a march in central athens to protest new spending cuts demanded by greece's creditors and without cuts the country will not receive its next vital bailout the new austerity program for two thousand and thirteen is yet to be finalized however experts fear it will spawn just another new wave of violence the members of the euro troika in athens this weekend for a fresh round of talks. germany i love chance i was forced to cancel at least two thirds of its flights after cabin staff walked out as part of a twenty four hour strike unions are demanding pay increases and better working conditions lift answers trying to implement a cost cutting program amid tough competition from european budget carriers and expanding gulf airlines this strike could cost the company up to seven million
euros. prince harry is back in afghanistan where he will serve a four month tour as an apache attack helicopter copilot and the prince was previously deployed there in late two thousand and seven but was prematurely withdrawn after his presence was made public he is the first member of the royal family to serve in a conflict zone since his uncle prince andrew who flew helicopters during the one nine hundred eighty two falklands war. now hundreds of israeli families are refusing to leave the largest city in the west bank using the hypothetical threat of an attack by iran as a reason to stay but their critics say that's a feeble excuse to illegally stay on land that doesn't belong to them artes polis live reports. the call to prayer religious jews walk past a mosque in judaism's second the u.s. city the scene speaks volumes about the gap between two peoples living cheek by
jowl forty five years ago part of his brown the largest city in the west bank was returned to jewish control since then around six hundred jewish families have lived in this small enclave outnumbered by palestinians they vow they will never be driven out despite the fact that jewish settlement in hebron is widely considered illegal and international law and so they justify their presence in part by looking for an enemy the fact that. there is a distinct target to get the jews out of her own is not a and and in and of itself it's a means to an end that being that they don't want to sing her own they don't want to sing jerusalem but even more than that they don't want to sing tel aviv or in haifa or anywhere else and lately instead of pointing fingers of palestinians the secular movement has begun championing the claims of iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad he strikes fear and uncertainty in the hearts of most israelis is their
rhetoric a lot of all of them in the future this is not exist and that they don't. remain the same or are and over again but the hostile talk from tehran is having unintended consequences the settler movement is mocking ahmadinejad's comments inadvertently pushing him in the camp when israel's most widely circulated daily newspaper recently listed the safest cities to live in a time of emergency most israelis didn't notice that listed among the so-called cities of refuge where civil settlement alongside residential centers within israel proper. is doing for the settlers what they've been struggling to do alone and that is give them legitimacy by terrifying ordinary israelis so they forget to distinguish between israel proper and the settlements but a growing chorus of empty settlement protesters is calling on the government to cool down and stop buying into the politics of fear it's obvious that our
government is talking about iran as a diversion diversion from the no peace with the palestinians with the with what's going on with the settlements with the amount of money that they're spreading on the settlements nonetheless the settler movement is moving full steam ahead behind me is palestinian have run permission to drive through this boom comes from the israeli army that sits here just outside palestinian have run inside. jewish have run this is the perfect example of how israeli settlements and palestinian villages and cities exist on top of each other and for as long as the settlers can play on israeli fear and convince israelis that muslims want to kill them wherever they are they'll continue building their settlements and ordinary israelis will remain focused on the freight outside their borders rather than look at what is happening in the own backyard police here r.t. hebron while tensions between iran and israel also the main subject of today's
interview coming your way in the next hour or so we spoke to the former head of the israeli ministry of defense about the likelihood of a conflict erupted a quick preview. i know that israel. would think a lot of money in missile defense in trying to defend our population from aggression from outside i mean iran having nuclear capability and delivery capability to the state of israel would be the position reason the proper redeemed. to believe that they could destroy israel by few nuclear missiles. and this would be their believe they or who could use it therefore we must be sure that nothing like that can be can happen. now and across in our life to the r.t.
business just got good to see you marina details of the apec summit we've been discussing them all day here on r.t. of course many of your friends and correspondents are out of what a vos talk or any any main issues to bring up to speed here well right now one of the main topics of course investment in the asia pacific region but also the whole topic in our days is the e.u. that crisis and leaders cannot help but the sculls that as well and five business r.t. caught up with nettles magonet elected a pasco to discuss what he thinks should be done to save the euro let's take a lesson. completely. real balance of trade to real.
opportunity to see true solution for the crisis analysts take a look at how international markets. europe weather often isn't as the word of the day after the european central bank presented its march on to supporting the bond buying program and that's of course i mean that's happening big escalator borrowing costs and that of countries in the region we can see that the footsies adding a third of a percent when it comes to the german dax it's lonely heading towards one the first in the black there now that's one second look at the euro because mario drawn through the price and all the things that we then also pledge and foremost that if they were intact i would see that it's gaining against the u.s. dollar when it comes to the ruble a mixed picture of the sour when it comes to the u.s. dollar that is again and again and again it's a shouting and then to take a look at the russian markets basically what we're seeing is investors i just think i was nuts happened across the board and that is a good move for investors everything's done particularly well confidence right now
is quite high i will see that reflected in the numbers that the r.t.s. is gaining almost two and a half percent this hour when it comes to the my sex life behind they're slowly approaching the two percent mark their. prices are always having a major effect on the russian economy and they are gaining as well so for us it's really it's a perfect day really so this is why it's really trading at around ninety six dollars per barrel of what the cost of the by the blind etc one hundred and forty dollars well the straps are what we have for you this hour force more and more details on the apec summit next hour very good thanks so much and. i will step aside. just a sec. download
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