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libyan officials claim they control the country's last top of gadhafi supported bani walid and we do reports of fighting still going on there but you know we're instead. calm and says gets to go painful constant austerity adding fuel to the project friend calls for separation the region's. dependence mornings are straight to the polls all but calls not even a ripple in the final days of the showdown between the frontrunners for the last president.
is eight o'clock in the morning in the russian capital you're watching r.t. with me. welcome to the program. levy as government forces claim to have taken bunny while leaves the last bastion of conduct his supporters in libya it took three weeks of violent clashes however pockets of resistance are still reported on the outskirts of the city policy as the latest. we continue to receive contradictory reports as to what is happening inside bani walid on the one hand we're hearing from pro-government sources that the city has fallen and that it is in the hands of the army but we're hearing exactly the opposite from our own sources and those are people who have family inside the city and who hearing firsthand information now it's taken us almost three days to make contact with a local resident of the city that also gives you
a sense of whether or not the statement that the situation is under control is in fact accurate. the situation is very difficult the city is almost completely destroyed residents are buried in the rubble many among the victims are children and the elderly and there are even more children and elderly using your channel we are appealing to the whole of our city is dying what's happening in bani walid everyone just attacked it is just armed forces where is there a legitimate government the announce a country of law a country of justice where are they why can't we see them now red cross international has said that some twenty five thousand people have fled the city to neighboring with this is more than a quarter of the population we also continue to receive unverified supports of the use of poison gas and also indiscriminate shelling but meanwhile the television is also ball cost of almost nonstop pictures of dead and dying children we have spoken
with a man who has family inside the procedure town he went on to say there are people i extremely frightened there is no government. no or. most of them. because the. food. they use. from far. beating guys is. for. everything but this is earlier this month the libyan government ordered its army to use all necessary means to deal with and what we continue to see is
a situation that all accounts for may die indeed on a cheese day the united nations security council russia did put forward a draft statement that called for a peaceful resolution to this ongoing crisis now the united states blocked this and the response from russia was that the blocking was a behavior that was difficult to explain particularly in light of the fact that four american embassy officials were killed in the country last month so you do have fingers being pointed at both the united states and others in the international community and accusing them of double standards these are countries and capitals that on the one hand are so quick to blame the syrian president bashar assad but are very slow to take action when you have a crisis like it's like what is happening in bahrain while. my colleague had an hour and spoke to a member of journal national congress and he asked mohamed sayah how the government justifies the deaths of these civilian population and. you.
and your colleagues. you would have to. picture. of the family. being out of. how everyone we've spoken to. we've spoken to at least two families there saying that is not the case there is an intense amount of pressure they're still. well you see where the government force attacking a place where they're outlaws hided of course it won't be easy it's like a surgical operation there will be some small mistakes but the whole picture of the whole thing is being. perfectly we are taking care
of all the family all the. really all the women houses are ready for them food everything we're not getting the pictures. that there's been reports of chemical weapons being used to fight. a fax from doctors purportedly in the city which says victims are suffering from toxic gas poisoning if you got any comment on that. these are lies these are lies i trust the guys who are over there trust. forces there are muslim there are. human values are very high lots of trust and confidence there will never have been these things being used during the days of the dictator of the mana he did use lots of things like this but for our forces all of them they have forward against these things they have values. they will never break the
rules they will never break their values and they made the inaction of the international community maybe this crisis is causing international protests dozens of people with families and friends inside bani walid right in central london to try and force the government to pay attention to the ongoing assault on freelance journalist maurice hanna however says the demonstrators. the people in london demonstrating that downing street. really they've all lost relatives during this whole conflict over the last year they won david cameron they won the british government to interfere and stop what's going on which and they know it's hopeless they know there's no chance that he will do anything and in fact he's on the opposite side nevertheless they were there to to shout slogans and ask you know that the british government will try and intervene and help so there was an
under mood of tragedy in everyone because there's all this uncertainty about bani walid and most of them have relatives there ninety five percent of them are from the war followed tribe and bani walid is their home town. let's move on now these parish parliament has forty billion euros in crisis because that means they'll be staying in the national budget for next year those terrorists plan remains intact despite months of protests all across spain and madrid strategy is fueling separatism in some regions the largest growing dependence rallies took place in catalonia when many nice they would be better off outside spain and catalonians are looking to scotland for inspiration after a recent deal in the u.k. allowing a full referendum on independence there are facts reports now on the growing trend in crisis you. tied to changing in europe nationalism bred by ways of crises has swept across a once united union scotland has just been granted the historic right to cheese
whether or not it wants to remain as part of the united kingdom in the next couple of years they're not the only ones across europe right now and there's a growing movement thinking nationhood from catalonia. scotland has been leading the way the year its independence seekers these are some of europe's richest regions each steeped in their own unique identities and cultural pride along with the cape belgium spain and italy have all seen a rise in calls the separatism that could be said to redraw the map of europe. in venice recently thousands took to the streets to demand a referendum on the start listing an independent venetian republic. so they were thousands of people who have gathered in their region or government
they were gone presented richelieu show. signed by thousands of british. referendum for in their. favor in spain in the sight of catalonians march. in barcelona to call for home rule is becoming more and more familiar catalonia is a people with a long history of language and identity and it has been struggling for the last thirty years to be recognized and to do there are. other areas a stain in italy a seeing similar an easement it's a sentiment that stretches all the way to belgium with the separatist me flemish alliance trying thing in the dutch speaking flanders region the rapid momentum gained by these need ment's seems to have been fueled primarily by the economic crisis. leaving richer regions less willing to put their money in the hands of essential is government but there are structural regional results the main reason
is. we are being. more in a situation worse than a colony because there's a worse. actuary in italy it's the highest in the world and our services are extremely poor when you build your nation. our region our resources each year and that's how bearable around two million people out of a population. of. people is asking for the right of the nation in a democratic way but the union orientated voters have also a strong points to support their case if successful in their beds the present dependence leaders will have to deal with way more than just control of their own economies questions of the membership border security arrangements could muffle discontents come a referendum. and these are the realities of scottish faces face as
a father theirs is the only nation with the right to vote on the issue but those in support remain adamant that going it alone is the way forward with strong industries like the beaming. there is a sector in scotland spirit scotland this established as the european leader and wildlife to them it's worth over one hundred twenty seven million pounds a year to the scottish economy and it's a growing sector scotland is a very successful country as it is it will become more successful when it can stand on its own feet its her gallant times the year they once really quite sure what life ahead but one thing seems certain that scotland's recent success is only going to strengthen the calls who are demanding their rights to. serve. scotland. and there are some who are their right to choose and one of the pillars of europe france and later this hour we'll talk to
a politician and staunch advocate france who are no paris would be better off outside the bloc. there is no reason to believe that things will worsen if we pull out all the union the only growth even though it's not functioning any longer fifty five percent of french voters opposed to the european constitution in a two thousand and five referendum but instead of saying ok our people are against it we need to have a real discussion to find out whether we really want to move closer to disaster we forced the european constitution on the people. far from democratic. and also happy this out accusations fly north so the plane is rove causing explosions at an obvious factory near the capital khartoum but tel aviv remains indifference to the accusations by keeping its mouth shut. i doubt or threatening the mediated sees fine syria before it's even started all the details in just
a few. well there than two weeks left before america votes we're bringing you special coverage of the race for the white house the presidential frontrunners have played the foreign policy card in their latest attempts to voters but barack obama and me troll news said nothing about cyber security despite a recent warning that could launch a digital pearl harbor very important as more. america's military invasions interventions and targeted attacks have traditionally been deployed on the battlefield yet today a significant shift in technology has created a brand new terrain for warfare the internet which most people use for communication research and entertainment is being dubbed the battlefield of the future in an era of hackers and viruses computers are something of
a weapon in the emerging world of cyber war or virtual world where military strikes are invisible and everyone online remains vulnerable earlier this month u.s. defense secretary leon panetta warned that america faces the possibility of a cyber pearl harbor if online security is ensuring things the even greater danger facing us in cyberspace goes beyond crime and it goes beyond harassment. cyber attorney. perpetrated by nation states or violent extremist groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack on nine eleven while the pentagon is looking to expand washington's ability to respond to cyber attacks. it's also developing procedures that allow frontline troops to have a new generation of cyber weapons at their fingertips when the army's cyber effects
request format otherwise known as surf is a system that allows combatants to request cyber fire operations from the u.s. cyber command some operations could include infiltrating an unclassified network inside of a ground force headquarters to disrupt their communications what the military is trying to do know is to embed computer experts when you're dealing for example with counterinsurgency you want people who know how to do forensic work on a laptop if you capture somebody how to dump his cell phone how to prevent your drone your backpack joan from being interfered with i mean nearly everything even down to the to the squad level and the platoon level is starting to have hacker encounter hacker issues but it's not only tactical implementation that the u.s. is looking at allegations have emerged that washington has already launched its
first offensive strike in two thousand and ten the first weapon to be made entirely out of code targeted he runs a nuclear program a computer virus known as stuxnet infected tehran's enrichment facilities with the capability to turn up the pressure inside iran's nuclear reactors or switch off the oil pipelines and tell the system operators that everything was normal the attack destroyed nearly one thousand of iran's six thousand centrifuges according to reports the virus was a joint collaboration between the us and israel more destructive things experts however warned that was. growing involvement in cyber warfare could come back to haunt the u.s. it's a double edge sword would you use against your enemy is of eventually going to work its way back to you everybody's looking for deniability if you start a flame or any of the other variants it's the norm of what they can prove who did it or how you did it you can do so you were really shocked this is happening. this
soft power dimension to new u.s. policies in the digital world is reflected in its desire to win hearts and minds of the online community last year the u.s. spent nearly twenty million dollars to help foreign citizens access online material and social media meanwhile the u.s. government is working hard to spy on internet communications not just on its own citizens but foreign nationals as well america's largest overseas eavesdropping base is in britain and the top secret facility carries out a whole range of military diplomatic and commercial surveillance the beginning of a new global battlefield where viruses replace drones and how hers may be calm some of the highest ranking officials in the u.s. military what may still sound to some like science fiction is fast becoming a virtual reality maureen up or not i r.t. new york. so dunn is accusing israel of being behind a series of huge explosions at
a train which killed to fulfill his address reported the executers the air raid officials in tel aviv have ignored the accusations and stays silent but as mr doctor. says it's clear who's to blame. this is believed also so now that is supplying how must the palestinian resistance a group who controls the gaza strip with weaponry therefore that is why widely believed that israel is the government the country that is interested in fighting against other countries who are allegedly supplying hamas with weapons and supporting hamas politically it has happened before since the war ended on gaza of the beginning of two thousand and nine there have been a number of attacks against sudanese territory and it is logically to say that israel is the country that is responsible for such attacks again is. my
understanding also is that after the war again is the beginning. of the previous american administration and the previous israeli government but each an understanding to fight terrorism right on its source is. the un brokered cease fire and series in jeopardy even before it's officially takes effect on friday damascus has pledged to stick to the agreement of mediated by a peace envoy lakhdar brahimi but some rebel groups say they will keep fighting regardless international affairs analyst. says the armed opposition is confident of continued foreign support for ongoing bloodshed. you know the government is for insane syria is for. it including the united states who. took it so very many of the countries should be ok friends your money is providing the libyan support so they really took over we know that they were providing token jordan that's will rebel forces the budget by the syrian opposition which to impose
the limits from and it's out of place if they don't want to really feeds they want to remove the government of syria from both first year but for the sake of the both parties and they believe that they were able to believe that they got the momentum they got the support from the outside world and they say that they're not going to abide by these states it's because they have to be pressured by the outside powers the back them perhaps they have even been told not to support this use for. time now for business and that's a good morning and the other was could be the world's biggest oil producer within the decade that absolutely and of course that has implications for russia all about that in just a moment but first let's check out the equity markets going straight to asia first the only place where they're actively trading at this hour and asia is recovering from a four day losing streak but some companies certainly on the nikkei are feeling the pinch of their weaker earnings that includes a sharp and
a video game maker nintendo over on wall street overnight stocks and a lower hair the closing numbers on the screen for a second day in a row pretty much same old a disappointing earnings the u.s. had reserved kept the interest rates unchanged and to achieve that it said it would keep buying forty billion dollars worth of mortgage backed securities per month the markets didn't have much of a reaction to the need and more trouble for the u.s. banks the united states is suing bank of america for one billion dollars the justice department has alleged the bank for men. fraud by selling mortgages to the states those toxic mortgages were bought by government backed mortgage finance firms fannie mae and freddie mac. the scheme has allegedly resulted in more than one billion dollars of taxpayer and the losses and countless foreclosures. and on the
currency market will we saying there is the dollar is showing some strange thing against the opium currency at the moment as you can see the russian ruble longs wednesday closed higher to the currency basket we'll bring you the fresh figures as soon as the russian markets reopen in less than two hours time and let's see how they closed on wednesday they ended once they session in the next territory then why six and slipped into red in the past hour of trade rosneft was one of the best performers up three percent still moving on the news of its merger with t.m.p. b.p. and now crude it snapped out of its longest losing streak in five months and that's despite the fact that according to some forecasts were about to face the biggest surplus in four years the united states is about to become the world leader in oil production the seven percent jump in the u.s.
oil production this year is the biggest in six decades and that's thanks to high prices and new drilling methods and in less than a decade it could top saudi arabia bumping the brush into third place. and that's the latest from the business desk coming up next r t is a sitting down with the french politician and an outspoken anti e.u. advocate francois a silly new to talk about the drawbacks french face france faces by staying in the euro zone. it will come to the. criticism we are cowards this is the center of our universe the tides are forever while the sun's rays can be fickle innovative construction
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market. can. find out what's really happening to the global economy with max concert for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to the report on our. here with me today is a french politician former presidential candidate and now the head of the popular republican union here in france. thank you very much for being with us thank you for inviting me ms yesterday not one of mr holland's campaign slogans was change is now that was the most important slogan actually of the help contain and actually
now we see lots of changes indeed here in france but unfortunately not always for the better so where is france going right now. this situation is complicated at the moment and we'll get even more so it's not just in france but all euro zone countries look at what is happening in greece italy spain portugal are ill and france is somewhat better off than those in the south but the situation here is grave unemployment has surpassed the three million mark and things will continue to worsen why is this happening because our economic policy is bound to create recession cycles the central strategy is to cut government spending apparently in order to balance the budget people often say there is a budget deficit so in order to balance it we just need to cut government spending but it only works if your income comes from salary the state's revenue comes from income tax corporate tax the eighty tax on fuel but these largely depend on the level of economic activity in the country if you cut government spending stop
hiring government employees if you lay people off if the government invests less then obviously social care systems will suffer unemployment will go up people without jobs will consume less they will stop driving and so on companies will sell less trade will decrease as a result the budget will receive less money from taxes the fuel tax corporate tax the value added tax so it is very possible that there will be an even greater budget deficit even though government spending was cut now with the. anomic crisis and golf in europe france has also been shaken dramatically you've mentioned that stat is an enormous budget deficit is to be in this situation how dangerous is this situation actually and when and why it all went wrong and who's responsibility or whose fault is all this the problems that could emerge the problem is that the french people were robbed of all their major powers in the area of economic fiscal and budgetary policy taxation diplomacy and military policy all these powers were
transferred to someone else. and may ask who are these people those are there is the european commission in brussels the european central bank in frankfurt it handles the euro so this institution also pushes policies that lead to recession and finally nato and the i.m.f. which is based in washington d.c. they also impose financial diplomatic and military policies on all european countries a good example is the european approach to the situation in the middle east the syrian crisis it's very good that you mentioned syria and libya let's discuss a little bit france's foreign policy at the time of nicolas sarkozy the arab spring has just started and france has actually played has been very much involved and has played a central role in the libyan crisis what role does france play in the syrian crisis today.