tv [untitled] October 8, 2012 1:00pm-1:30pm EDT
turkey and syria keep the border shelling go away as media reports suggest uncle rod may have provided the waters now landing on its territory in the first place. live pictures from athens where protesters i gathered outside to once again to call for an end to cuts and express anger at the pending visit of germany's angela merkel. and the ruble chavez evolve unity for venezuela the longstanding socialist leader proves he is still enjoys the people support when it will fall term and six more years in power.
it's nine pm here in moscow are you watching r t a live with me to have on with same turkey has again fired syria of so cross border mortar bomb strike but a turkish newspaper is reporting the shells that have been landing in turkey for six states now maybe from weapons that ankara itself provided to syrian rebels this together with reports of their separate is the mobilizing inside syria threatens to leave turkey in an awkward diplomatic position a middle east correspondent policia has the latest. what we've witnessed now is five days of increasing conflict along the turkish syrian border at the same time we've seen shelling now taking place from both sides and there's real concern in
the region that we could be looking at a full scale war between turkey and syria that started last week wednesday when a shell was fired from the syrian side into turkish territory and they were killed five members of the same family now the turkish prime minister erdogan has gone on record by saying that his country is ready for war and this follows the approval of a mandate last week by the turkish parliament in which they did give the green light for cross border operations but it's not as if the whole turkish population is behind the prime minister on this issue we've witnessed more than five thousand people take to the streets all last week thursday there they were holding crack cards and chanting no to war in syria is afraid and what we're increasingly hearing from many experts who are pointing to the fact that the area in syria from where these mortars are being fired into turkey are areas that are being controlled by the rebels and that is why many expert opinion still suggesting that they're being fired deliberately to provoke to key into calling on nato to launch some kind of
operation in syria and the irony of the situation though is that we're now receiving expert opinion that many of the shells that are being fired from syria are in fact being fired by weapons that turkey provided to the rebels to help them fight the assad regime so you have those laws that i wanted situation where turkey is being fired on by weaponry that itself supplied to the rebels in addition to those we're also now receiving several reports that the syrian army of the kurdistan workers policy is forming an army just fifteen kilometers from the take the border now the fighting which is concentrated in northern syria has seen kurds take advantage of the situation they've already claimed several cities they're taking ptolemy they want independence from damascus but they have also not becoming a problem for two. t. turkey of course is no stranger to the kurdish problem just overnight turkish jets were firing at kurdish turnarounds in northern iraq so here too you have a situation where turkey and its assistance to the rebels to find her son is now
having to fight the kurds and seen an escalation in their problem as well. on this we can now talk to our like you where the job the pan-african newswire he joins us live from the u.s. good to have you with us. now a turkish newspaper says turkish citizens killed by reason water fire were hit by nato a water launcher which. apply to syrian rebels but their lives are so far shunned to any military involvement in the conflict have they been caught out. well it's not surprising that these developments have taken place and we have to remember that turkey is a long time member of the north atlantic treaty organization since one nine hundred fifty two and they're going to act in conjunction with other nato powers led by the united states their main objective is which seem change against the assad
government in syria they're using this border conflict between syria and turkey as a means of being more directly from a military standpoint within the u.n. security council the us britain and france have not been able to get their way in regard to authorizing some type of a no fly zone unquote would actually means a authorization to carry out massive bombings against syria so they can utilize alleged violations of turkish land mass and an effort to further militarize the border between the two countries so i'm not surprised at all that the weapons that have been supplied to these rebels of the free syrian army actually being fired back on the syrian are territory now turkey and syria have been involved in a cross border exchange of fire for the last six days now when the parliament's
approval will take you use even greater force there without asking nato. i believe they are working in conjunction very closely with the north atlantic treaty organization they are part of that military alliance i don't believe they take any military actions or contemplate any type of military strategy without the full cooperation with the nato forces i believe also that this is being utilized as a means of sparking some type of us within the on grass within syria itself then of course we have to understand that within turkey the political situation there is by no means uniform there is a growing anti-war sentiment within turkey itself and i believe there will be vast opposition within turkey to any potential ground war all across borders shelling on a consistent basis between the two countries and this proves the regional
implications of this conflict it's something that is just not limited to syria it involves not only turkey but also lebannon as well as the islamic republic of iran so i believe it's a very dangerous situation and that the united nations seems to be almost crippled in lugard to any attempt to lessen tensions and also to resolve this conflict we don't hear anything from the u.n. envoy that is supposed to be working on the situation in syria because their efforts are being undermined by nato and the countries that are very much a part of the leadership of that military alliance now speaking of other sectors that could be brewing inside of event turkey syria now turkey is now increasing by could you say to ease that in syria how big a problem could that be. well the kurdish question has been very much a part of that region in every sense the conclusion of war one the most left
oriented political party the p.k. k.-b. kurdistan workers' party is more often tension with the government in turkey as opposed to syria so it's not surprising that they have launched attacks against the p.k. over the last several days as well so i think the kurdish question is very much a part of this entire conflict. this government does not want to allow any opportunity for the p.k. k. to gain further territory in their struggle for independent kurdistan we'll keep a close eye on this story as it develops thank you very much mr as e.q. away from the pan-african news a why is joining us from the us. right a humanitarian crisis that is developing in libya continuing siege of the time of bani walid a former gadhafi stronghold has left residents without vital supplies dr abdul
hamid to a member of the local consul is inside the besieged city and gave us his account of what's happening. there at the border. you know you're on the ground in order to. normal here and there are going to. be preparing. for more you know of course. they're very happy. to have. that they are. being a lot of difficulty very very good. the siege of a bunny wiley distorted because the national congress wants to arrest the suspected murderers of the man credited with capturing colonel gadhafi the town fail to hand them over but the siege is too strong a response exposing the government's weaknesses says journalist james caught at it
just goes to show that the deeply divided lines in the country right now tribally ethnically in terms of geography it's a it's a deeply divided country and there are a number of different problems that are playing itself out politically in libya right now and this just goes to show once again that that not only is libya ungoverned to a large extent at the moment but it is perhaps given its current political state ungovernable in this particular instance we have that the prime minister being voted out in a vote of no confidence because he was unable to form a cabinet and basically this is due to both the pressures from the people themselves there was a popular protest movement basically saying that each individual city was complaining they were under represented in this proposed cabinet and you have the political dealings with the major parties behind the scenes including an offshoot of the muslim brotherhood which is trying to get into a greater position of power in the country so there's a lot of power politics playing out and there's no easy solution on the horizon for
the people and we're really the country instead sending into a type of chaos that is really the predictable result of this type of regime change through violence that we've seen time and again throughout the past decade from afghanistan to iraq to libya and potentially now toward syria. the euro zone is again opening up its coffers to pour five hundred billion euros into the region's permanent bailout fund in a bid to save aiding members but cash strapped greece is still waiting for a long delayed loan payout as it negotiates new cuts which have angered the people these are live pictures that i coming up as crowds have once again gathered in front of the parliament in athens. now people are also serious that a ban on protests in the city center during the german chancellor's visit on tuesday there will be have a police presence but a union protests are planned outside this area international public policy analyst lucozade to monitor says people's rights are being infringed. you will have
a major crowd of ordinary people of unions of unemployed who would like to have termed the protests in the context of the result of chance or uncle merkel but will not be able to do so it has been described by many analysts as a direct trying to the very notion of democracy that was originally born here enough and people do not accept any additional wage cuts or any additional cuts in the public sector means they are not willing to keep negotiating for additional bailouts and for additional austerity measures reduced to numbers go hand in hand usually and i think that the greek government and of course the whole only police is afraid we might have some really troubling incidents including violent riots should the demonstration be out in downtown. well in the u.k.
the welfare cuts are hitting the poorest citizens the hardest later reapportion on how charges using feeding children in africa are being forced to step in in britain and in business russia prepares to warm households in the u.k. and the euro. absolutely brushes watching the fact that the pipeline that the one project the link laid on the bottom of the baltic sea will double north stream gradual export after the five billion cubic meters all the details about. why these stories and much more for you in a few minutes after this break. flying north with me in this old soviet work or so the helicopter is doctors
running near brodsky and his team from the region's medical aviation service we head across ever more barren tundra higher and higher into russia's arctic far north until eventually we see our landing spot with arrive at this tiny village after crossing hundreds of kilometers of snow we will do this as a boy here suffering from the doctors are going to see what they can do but. inside a small building not warm but two babies in that parents are waiting for us the doctors inspect them but can't make a diagnosis and decide to bring them to a regional hospital for better can't spread love on a doesn't like taking her baby away from home but she's been before and agrees to go that's the usual practice for those who live in and they keep mothers with their newborns in hospital for a month. on the way back another stop to check on the health of some native minutes reindeer herders out in the tundra it can take many hours to reach the nearest
village so all medical problems simply fixed here in the tent that i wish they used to be but now we can go to civilized places so we call for emergency help. back at hospital other patients helped by the air ambulance and being treated the service costs fourteen million dollars a year to run and there's been controversy with some claiming that locals exaggerate or make up health problems and use the helicopters as a free taxi service by causations vladimir firmly dismisses your brother is not true usually the calls are perfectly justified sometimes we even reproach locals waiting too long before calling us he's been working as a doctor now for forty three years but vladimir is confident that even after he retires his helicopter doctors will remain a lifeline to the peoples of the russian far north wealthy british style.
a tough political battle but all good child is again proved his socialist agenda in venezuela enjoys strong popular support as he was reelected president for fourth time the polls massive turnout of over eighty percent or showed how crucial the vote was for the nation here's our correspondent in caracas a lucy coffin of with all the details. we're standing here on the streets of caracas just hours after president to solve as emerged as the clear winner in this election you will be leading the country for another six years after millions of venezuelans have their ballots now i saw this picture very likely ensures that the current programs the president has put into place will continue and that means the so-called twenty first century socialism experiments but it helped improve life for many of the poor many of whom are gathered here while the celebrations have been largely for the most part things actually a little bit stanford's you can see behind me people have probably drank
a little bit gathering here on motorcycles and we know that the opposition candidate and we have agreed to send so we can see that he's not going to contest this election through a presenter's ourselves as so it really remains to be seen whether there will be any sort of street classes or any sort of opposition rallies in the retake that for the science officers economic policies promise the battle corruption and promise will improve ties with the west of course he didn't win a lot of support and that's because a lot of the people here feel that a lot of the problems of the venezuela have still not been addressed there's a very high crime rate there are serious problems with corruption in the country and they're just not sure whether the president with us on this for another six years isn't really going to lead to improving those issues but of course one of the boarders and does remain a sort of god like figure to some degree and here's a look as to why running water electricity and a real home having spent most of her life in venezuela slums these are luxuries
that anna silva could only dream of before going to when i got this department i just couldn't believe it i thought my eyes were deceiving me i'm thankful to this government for helping people like me she was able to move her family into this home thanks to a housing program established under president hugo chavez. it's one of the many projects that earn. tremendous popular support among the poor but alienated him from other voters the latter have turned out in droves to vote for him to recreate them premiss a wealthy businessman in a free market advocate who is pushing for more private enterprise and investment critics fear that he would bring an end to venezuela's twenty first century socialism so what we're looking here is an ongoing effort by the old venezuelan ruling class to turn back the clock represents the past he represents an attempt to move. away from a past that focuses attention on reducing inequality reducing poverty.
but whether chavez has addressed that in the best way remains a question dollars having to help bring down the crime rate one of the worst in the world on employment and a stacked meeting economy has turned many away from el commandante today even as well house corruption deficit we are some of the poorest people. childless has been accused of authoritarianism suppressing the courts and silencing critics in the press. another burning issue in the country is equality of employment among the poor the government does implement measures to support them but there are no jobs for those in the people. they receive government subsidies but there isn't enough investment both government and private to actually provide them with a well paid job instead of just giving financial aid. it for the long neglected residents of venezuela slums free services may just trump over freedom this is done as well as body a part of the largest slum in all of latin america for decades the thousands of
venezuelans who live here have no access to any sort of medical care that is until i solve a social program to open clinics like this one here as well as get access to doctors checkups and medical services free medicine for free here they helped me along to thank god and this company has helped a lot of people and a lot of. and here thank you to chavez has done a lot for us those missions are just incredible. these are illegal settlements the shacks and buildings are poorly built and for decades infrastructure was virtually nonexistent most are sprawled across the steep hills surrounding caracas but for people living up in both lungs are barrios there used to be no way to get down to the city to find work or go to school simply walking down those hills you think about an hour and how it used to be no public transportation until president about charges built these cable cars a literal lifeline for venezuela's poor life in the slums may have improved but the
country still has a long way to go voters have grown frustrated with declining wages and scarce job prospects and reversing these trends in the next six years won't be easy lucy catherine of our. venezuela. over at our call must see how we can become deadly disease one hundred people are suffering in a deadly meningitis outbreak in the u.s. it's a lot of pain killing steroid injections in fact infected patients find them on our knees website. also online that all of the town on a visit to the table to modern gallery in london scrolls his signature on a painting by renowned expressionism madrasa find out why does he actually make the monster more valuable. by meg's a business update with natasha. that's right and i'll tell you about launching the second pipeline in the north stream project to ship more gas over to
europe the new link laid on the bottom of the baltic sea will double lowered streams annual capacity archies to major madrid and co has all the details. gas indeed has started flowing through the second line of the north stream gas pipeline indeed its capacity has been doubled to fifty five billion cubic meters which would be enough to basically provide twenty six million european households with heat and energy and it's also amounts to around fifty percent of what is right now being transmitted through ukraine see the one of the main goals of this project was to bypass transit countries like belarus and ukraine which at times were not so reliable partners for russia and supply gas directly to europe while the heads of four states russia germany the netherlands and france hailed the launch of the second line the in between phenomenon off the the start of the second strand of the
no one stream pipeline shows that the energy partnership between russia and the european union has a solid foundation how long term partnership benefits both sides i think europe is receiving a movie here energy supply because gas is and will remain an important energy source you know countries russia in turn secures reliable demand and thus lucrative gas sales and date this is a very expensive project a cost seven and a half billion euros to launch and several years five to be exact in order for it to reach full capacity and earlier i spoke to the head of gas problems in export branch and it's on the better and he said that it takes a lot of time in order to fill up a pipeline so therefore it hasn't yet been operating at full capacity and claims that russia needs to lower prices for europe as he said ridiculous have a sister were kind of thought it was
a pretty good to be. in there long thought. would like to pull the lords are truly a guest is through europe you have a conference to stop socially below. but it you also missed a bet if said that. gas which is right now going through grade will continue doing so that this five flood is there in order to fulfill growing demand in europe in kerry so europe will expect more gas to be supplied and according to gasp plans this is exactly what is going to happen and now with the second line of the pipeline capacity is there. let's now take a quick look at the equity markets and wall street is in the red and dragged down by all of the concerns about the health of the eurozone apple is weighing on the nasdaq the european markets ended their day also down as you can see there on the news that the eurozone has launched
a rescue fund to bail out struggling economies and banks it will have a lending capacity of five hundred billion euro by twenty four teams here and russia equities followed in a europe's footsteps ending the day with a loss is almost one percent for the r.t.s. on the corporate side russia's biggest lender is a bare bank might pay an extra one hundred seventy million euro from dennis banks chilling out a total of almost three billion euro for the turkish bank john. and the latest from us here at the business. thanks natasha for that update we'll see you in the next hour for our john the way discover more about life in russia's remote villages through they all eyes of one very peculiar resident our special report is coming right up.
in this remote siberians in which people still sing the sounds which russians sang in the media ages and they cherish the ancient rituals practiced by the will sit up church before the seventeenth century the old believers here is sign bierria are conservative community they're known as the simi skia a word which refers to family. if i may believe there yet again i feel. i know i'm the first to tell you that. i. people here are happy to show their way of life to tourists and to show them how to dance in the local star. use of prayer and the girl needs to watch her legs don't go up too much during the dance she must be a model stick. a.
seventeen year old nun to is from the same village she now studies in the city and dances at a club. she puts on her costume and the traditional amber necklace only when she comes to visit her grandmother. yesterday i think. you know that. i didn't ask on time per tacitus because i want to keep up to date with this morning world but still i would like to have came to my very ground how my ancestors layer and this is my treasure their attachment to the church brought not just an sistas to this remote glen east deflate by call more than two hundred fifty years ago they were exiled in persecuted for not. green to the orthodox who forms introduced in washing the sixteen hundreds they wanted to maintain their time honored rituals they'll believe is still baal and cross themselves with two fingers
not with three as they do in modern orthodox churches in russia and never knew when praying but his father said he says it's not so much the rituals they cherish as the moral principles he does not approve of what doing. build believe must never show had naked legs and. things started to spoil during the soviet union . was more and more young people leaving for a big city this year is the old believers culture could be imperiled nowadays young people prefer urban life to devoting their life to agriculture but it's not necessary to leave the inside to remember that and try to keep their. plans to continue her studies abroad the grandmother says wherever she goes as long as the teen years are fresh in her memory so is the creator ok.