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hello, and welcome to gmt. also in the program, are arriving in britain where he married and raised a family. the black rhino has our real friends. the prince william speaks out about against approaching of this species. >> when you buy ivory, you are taking this from an animal that has been slaughtered for this record of order meant you haven't. you have.t >> first, breaking news we can bring you from islamabad where they have declared the prime minister is disqualified from holding office. two months ago a convicted him up, attentive court for refusing
to reopen -- attempted court for refusing to reopen cases. >> this ruling has come from the supreme court within the last half hour. we have not seen the fall textu, but the headline is the supreme court has ruled the prime minister is disqualified. that is effective from the end of april when he was convicted on contempt charges. you remember the contempt case was a long-running legal battle. he was brought to court on the legal charges because he refused to reopen corruption cases against pakistan's president in switzerland. the allegation was the president had been involved in laundering. the response of the time from
the prime minister had been that as head of state, the president enjoyed immunity from prosecution. the supreme court rejected the argument and found him guilty of contempt. it did not disqualify him at that time. the issue was let to the speaker of parliament. and she decided not to disqualify him, various appeals were taken against the position. the matter came back to the supreme court. today the judges have said the prime minister is disqualified. we have not heard a response yet from pakistan's government. the people's ruling party has been in emergency sessions this afternoon. we believe the prime minister president areani there. it should be able to ride out this political crisis, but certainly there will be tremendous political turmoil. >> you say uncertainty,
because you have the judiciary verses the politicians. what are the implications of such a clash? >> some people will see it as another round of institutions that has appeared to be taking place here. the court has insisted it has respect for parliament. parliament has insisted it has respect for the court. at various times in the last few months, it has seemed to some critics at least that the judges were pursuing quite a political line, that there was judicial activism going on. certainly the ruling party has claimed the judge's or other to get of and how to get -- the judges were out to get them and out to get the ruling party. it would appear as if the prime minister does not have any remaining legal avenues open to him. we have not yet heard the legality of the verdict, but he
has decided not to appeal against the contempt verdict when it came in april. he let that stand. his lawyers said they did not appeal because they were afraid of a more unfavorable decision from the court. it would seem as if the legal avenues are closed. he has to give up office as prime minister. >> thank you for the update. storyreturn to the main this hour, and go to los caboxs, mexico, where the leaders of the richest nations have gathered. it is becoming clear there is impatience with what europe's leaders have achieved so far. to put it bluntly, the rest of the world so as to what ever it takes. the reply is not all our fault. >> acting together to solve global problems is the aim of g- 20. as leaders arrived, it is clear
did an common concern unite them. president obama sought private meetings with the german chancellor, and then all european leaders here for an update on the plan to tackle the crisis, and to find out if they would give greece's new government more leeway to meet the terms of the bailout. around the table, officially focused on a plan for communication. a draft to say they would do to -- what they could to boost grrowth. >> [inaudible] since you mention north america, this crisis was in north america. >many of the fed into sectors were contaminated by a north the unorthodox practice from the
g-20 countries. >> these countries represent two-thirds of the population, in theory, a powerful lobby. it shows when they gathered together it does not mean the team, but to its terse for the threats but face the world economy. over what has been happening in the summit. i want to look at something else. the international monetary fund was looking for more funding and negotiations at the summit in pretty much got what it wanted. >> it is the big imf war chest. this is all about the imf having enough funds to try to detain a further -- contain spreading the reserve crisis. the head of the imf has been on a bit of an offensive over the
possible of months trying to encourage as many countries as possible to contribute. just as the imf has the funds for the global initial stability. i have to say, she was very impressed with how many contributed. 37 countries contributed. that is a very broad, global commitment. let's take a look at some of the breakdowns. i have created this for you. the original target was 430 billion. but they actually get is 456 billion. the biggest contributor, japan. japan was $60 billion. they are an economy that relies on exports, so it relies on a very healthy global economy. >> it needs people. >> exactly. next in line comes the brics. there was always a debate about just how much they would contribute.
there it is. the biggest contributor was china, the world's second- largest economy. it was up $43 billion. $10 billion each from brazil, russia, and india. >> the interesting thing about the craft is you never said the u.s. economy.rld's largest the country but the biggest voting rights on the board of the imf. nothing. zero. absolutely nothing we have known for some time the u.s. has always said europe has enough resources to solve its own problem. it is also clear that we have a deeply divided congress, and given the current problems, congress is in no mood whatsoever to contribute to bailout fund for other countries. in effect're seeing
is a sort of shift. >> a big shift in deep. i have to stress this money comes with conditions. they are very adamant about that. the brics are insisting every penny has to be spent before their money starts being used. they also insist their money cannot just be used for european bailout. perhaps very important is they say you can have the money, but we want more power and more voting rights. the imf has always been dominated by the troubled economies of the united states and europe. the greeks are saying we want more voting rights and more power at the table. also very aware that if this crisis goes on stopped, it will have an impact. we're already seeing it. the big question, will we see something concrete? let's have a listen to the director-general of the world trade organization.
your request to sort out their own problems, but they will get a strong signal from the rest of the world, and i spend a lot of time in that part of the world, and it will get the signal that the rest of the world needs a convincing, credible road map for things to come in the european union. we know otherwise greece or spain it will probably be little too late. hopefully the rest of the leaders have gotten the message. i have the list of all the countries contributing. look down, and spain is here. $20 billion. i unlike where is -- given with one hand and take it away with the next. >> thank you for talking is true
that one. now, increase politicians are trying to form a government as quickly as began. sources within the party, which expect a coalition government that ended the day tuesday. the party is in favor of keeping greece in the aerobic and sticking to the terms of the international bailout but with some changes. taking a look at other stories making headlines around the world today. supporters of the muslim brotherhood in egypt are planning protests today following the military council decision on monday to grant itself sweeping new powers, which could potentially put it on a collision course with a new president. the muslim brotherhood candidate appears to be heading for an arab victory. john lyon is in cairo in joins me now. let's talk first about the
election and the results. does he look like he is heading for a victory? to go that is the general assumption. the muslim brotherhood what they -- is published what they just published what they say are official figures. -- >> that is the general assumption. that is the assumption of the ruling military council. they have been reducing the power of the presidency and increasing their own power. for example, they just appointed new members to the national defense council. it will be outnumbered by general to can outvote it. >> we're looking at a clash, a potential clash. mp's will be protesting today.
the muslim brotherhood has called for a million person march. all of that could be happening today. >> potentially a clashed, confrontation, a compromise people could live with. there are going through the motions. they have called for a demonstration today, and possible they might even tried to march on parliament. what has really struck me is how slowly they have been to react. this all started happening last thursday, five days ago. we still have not seen a big demonstration since then. handfuls of people going to tahrir square obviously we're disappointed about losing the parliament. and the reduction in power to the president, but nevertheless, who would have guessed a company years ago that a muslim brotherhood company could be president of egypt? just maybe they are saddled with
that. also, many other people in egypt. >> thank you. the burmese opposition leader arrived a short time ago. and she is in london. that is chris patten that as chairman of the bbc trust. mark thompson, who she is shaking hands with their. these pictures recorded a few minutes ago. she is making her first visit to the u.k. in nearly 25 years. miss suu kyi has spent more than
two decades before finally being released in november 2010. those are the pictures of aung san suu kyi. earlier today she spoke of the london school of economics and science. then this visit to the bbc and the usual photographs being taken outside the building. she is going to visit the bernese -- burmese people. >> time will not heal. there has to be acknowledgement. how is this acknowledgement going to make -- how is it going to be made? what sort of procedures will we follow? are we going to go for a commission of inquiry, the kind that perhaps will be started by an external body such that as
the united nations commission for human rights, or something that will be internal? >> gorda me from the bbc broadcasting house is emily buchanan. just heard a little bit from her. before we get on to the substance of what she was talking about, this is going to be a trip in a sense of some poignancy for her. >> absolutely. an extraordinary story. almost unthinkable to think about what she is been true of the past 24 years. when she went back to visit her ailing mother. she thought it -- she would be there a month, but 24 years before she could come back. she has become a global icon for human rights. she has also had tragedies, missed out on seeing her sons grow up. she is lost a husband. she was not able to come back.
she would of been able to come back to see her husband, but she would have to give up everything else she was trying to build. this visit must be really extraordinary for her. >> those personal feelings aside, what do you think is important for her and she makes this first trip to europe? what is she looking for? >> i think she is really looking for outside support. she got the nobel prize. she has become an international figure. how much of that pressure has helped change burma. burma is now starting on democratic change. she knows it is just the beginning. she wants to encourage investment and aid, but feels it has to be targeted in the right way. i think that is very much her message. it is very much a personal one.
>> we will leave it there. thank you very much. still to come, microsoft unveils its answer to the ipad. slimmer and more colorful than the rivals. we will get an expert verdict in just a few minutes from now. a canadian actor suspected of murdering his do it arrives back in germany. you may find the detail and this report of setting. >> he returned to montreal on the canadian air force jet, his hands and feet shackled during the flight. his extradition from germany had been swift and largely and announced. armed guards watched as he was escorted down into a waiting van and taken in police convoy to a nearby detention center. it was in this blood-stain the
apartment and montreal where he was living that police say a 33- year-old student was murdered and dismembered. the crime was allegedly videotaped, and the victim's body parts sent to canadian political parties. montreal police commander says the case is still far from closed. >> this is not the end of the investigation. we're doing this because we are missing a per -- missing an important part, which is the head. to help the family, we will do everything to find it out. >> international manhunt ended in this cafe on the fourth of june when he was recognized and arrested. the former porn actor had traveled back from paris where he readily travel to from canada. he will appear in court on tuesday. the gruesome case made headlines
around the world, combined with the amount of information about him on the internet, some are wondering whether he can receive a fair trial before a jury. at least one pakistani graffiti has been shot and injured during a clash with banon.on -- levita the headlines. pakistan's supreme court says the country's prime minister is disqualified from holding office. leaders of the world's richest nations have told european countries to do whatever it takes to overcome the debt crisis in the eurozone. the computer giant microsoft has unveiled a long-awaited answer to apple's hugely successful
ipad. it is a touch screen tablet, just like the ipad. it has a built-in keyboard -- keyboard as well. i am joined by brian bell, editor in chief of computer weekly. what do you think? >> only the people at the launch of los angeles have had a chance to play with this. >> what do you know? let's look at this in relation to the ipad. doesn't have what it takes? >> the initial response has been quite positive in terms of the specifications people look for in a tablet. the real innovation is this clip-on cover that doubles as a cue keyboard. one complete people have about using the ipad is is not particularly easy to use the keyboard. >> as a business model it is
quite interesting. first, microsoft has never produced hardware before. it has always sold operating system and made billions and billions. >> the gaming consul is very specific. this is pretty much the first time they have tried to build the hardware as well. >> risky or not? >> it is risky to an extent. a think it is about microsoft sending a message to other tablet providers to say our operating system, windows operating system for tablets is pretty cool, and this is how good you can make it look. >> you mentioned other tablet makers who use windows. they are undermining some of the people who are using the operating system. you can say we want to bring about our system that has windows. in direct competition with
microsoft. >> what they are hoping is effectively to create a third ecosystem for tablets. we have the apple ecosystem, and george ecosystem. microsoft is trying to create a third alternative. they are hoping for a windows tablet for people who prefer that as an operating system. >> a big launch in california. when do we get a chance to see it or touch it? >> they tend to announce products without telling you when you will be able to buy them. we do not know details about pricing. that will clearly be critical to how well it does with consumers. they're teasing the mark at the moment to see what kind of reaction ticket. >> how important is this? to go i think perhaps initially the most important part is to send a message to businesses that there is a viable tablet
product that will integrate with all of the microsoft products, once the businesses already use. lots of businesses are saying i want to use the same tablet i use at home. i t departments and businesses are being forced to support that. -- i.t. departments and businesses are being forced to support that. take a renowned for the grand hall of mirrors, it is currently exhibiting sculptures made out of something a little more every day. this is to the paris palace. this is stainless steel stilettos. the portuguese artist behind exhibition said she was expired by all the women who lived and
worked in the palace. and aboriginal has been dated as 25,000 years old by experts, placing it among some of the oldest art on the planet. to stay with us on bbc world news. plenty more to come. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. union bank. and shell. >> at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying cleaner burning natural gas to generate electricity. and it's also why, with our