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goals through his territory to afghanistan reducing the reliance on volatile pakistan while the confirmation came from russian foreign minister sergei laugh it off during talks with his afghan counterpart here in moscow. pledged to keep up the battle against the drug. reports the two foreign ministers meeting today in moscow or c. seem to be pretty happy about the way the corporation is going this cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking has been very strong of late we know that russia has donated twenty thousand kalashnikov rifles to afghanistan to the interior troops in afghanistan to fight the spread of drugs as well as the recent joint u.s. russian operation in afghanistan after which almost one ton of herion was destroyed and several drug labs were shut down in the country so obviously the two ministers sad that the cooperation is going well and it will expand in the future according to mr la crosse will do just launching that cooperation between russia and the
united states in combat and drug trafficking will continue and the creation of relevant international laws is of crucial importance the u.n. security council resolution adopted this october has already qualified drugs coming in from afghanistan as a threat to international safety and stability the war against narcotics remains one of the biggest problems in the ties between the two countries that was something underlined by president and president karzai during their last meeting at the summit of nathan lisbon where president said that as long as the drugs are being transported through the russian territory from afghanistan into europe this problem has to be dealt with and has to be dealt with now well we heard from mr lavrov that there's been a certain problem coming from the nato side on the transportation of russian helicopters the ones which russia is donating to afghanistan and this problem has to be dealt with and obviously it will be dealt with in the nearest future other than that we know that this cooperation will also expand we know. russia is
allowing nato to transport its war toys through its territory into afghanistan russia will supply the nato troops stationed in afghanistan with electricity and also spoke about further steps in that direction. russia's a nato agreed continued cooperation towards a. program to train pilots and others you ready forces will be expanded with the aim of boosting security in the country and finding the drug flows through the easier conditions for transit across the border will be extended to armored vehicles. clearly all that issues will be discussed between the russian president dmitry medvedev and he's afghan counterpart when he comes to moscow in january twenty seventh and this visit to the foreign ministry in moscow is preparing that president's visit in the upcoming january. head of the foreign affairs committee in russia as the lower house of parliament. says it's in moscow's own interests to expand cooperation with nato in afghanistan. as
a russian politicians i would defer to support this idea or for providing the russian territory for that transit for the simple reason to russia is equally interested in having this appear asian as a success story this is not the case here because the security in our view is meant to solve two problems one is to combat terrorism coming from the territorial from getting started and second one is don't combat protection of drugs coming from the territory of going to school in both cases you see that the problem does not. become lower it continues to grow in both cases but good to great additional progress made this would mean that we should just promote more problems the same kind which is not in the interest of the reason why we have supported each other this is why i believe we should further on support any other forms of this
cooperation the military transit included and the backwards transit coming from afghanistan back to the counters which are participating in this a period should also include. meanwhile the violence in afghanistan has reached an all time high during the nine year u.s. led war according to the latest pentagon report american military chiefs admit progress across the country is done even with just modest gains against the taliban to its fullest clear looked at the mass relocation of american forces the latest attempt to break that. i will quote time in iraq is coming to an end he's part of the american forces who stayed behind to train assist and he quit the iraqi security forces the police sure their own wants to go home that's for sure no one knows whether once they hear the generous not just movement of troops and equipment since world war two the u.s. army is moving its supplies from iraq to afghanistan certain equipment such as are
in route. mine resistant vehicles are humvees or that those types of equipment a lot of are rolling vehicles rolling stock of course and some generation that equipment yes will be dedicated towards. the mission in afghanistan but critics warn that moving troops won't help much that. we're not going people see u.s. forces inside the country it brings in paganism and makes them turn to terrorism and al qaeda so is more american troops come here from iraq that will just make things worse i don't believe the americans will leave for another fifty years so that they have two of them main military bases here and then building the americans leaving iraq also sends the wrong message to insurgents the afghans seeing the
americans withdrawing from iraq and they think themselves ok they're going to withdraw in a year or two we got a hold on things we'll take control in a year or two it doesn't matter and we'll quickies already been told to be going from iraq back to afghanistan it'll be. second time there and he's known him for what i would. guess is a lot more difficult though the terrain is a lot more heavier the mountainous region we have to do a lot more walking there and where did the beefed up presence in afghanistan will help troops mixtures did nothing to. make it more difficult to stand on the guns and just come back from a patrol everything winter poll. coming out for you in the next few minutes here on our team. it's not the way that i would like to live but if it's going to keep me from getting blown out of the sky you can check anything you want and if you feel something you like and squeeze it one of my want to know it all americans are taking thanksgiving airport down with such good
humor something that rather than suffering such an invasion of privacy. thousands of people have gathered in front of the georgian parliament demanding with the old in with the new the oppositions also join the rallies calling for the resignation of president saakashvili. reports. here the gathering today outside the parliament building in tbilisi. the movement has been organized by greek the people's gathering now this is a greek that's headed by public figures and though they've been joined by a number of opposition parties saying that the main aim of calling for democratic elections and eventually the resignation of president saakashvili and his government main goal of the. joint international community.
the government really did. with amazement say they were place to hold this assembly so if you can see they take a. to the streets there really is a huge amounts of people here today thousands of people have joined in the main aim today is to bring together the different opposition parties the people and members of the public and to discuss the policy that they feel and most important to move the country full of the cooling this of this trust they feel that the government of the moment to do what they should and they really want to shape the power and the will to change the. order you. know. the.
georgian government. with these rallies. and all day the the. people here say that looks of support for the people who would speak a peaceful movement the organizers have released very calm and organize say fall that people will remember that thousand said that when a peaceful protest rally that was violently inserted by the. brother. i said there's not a huge evidence please present it today there are some around the main focus as we said here today is really for these opposition parties to come together the sky the policy that everyone here will be really hate paying that they will be a catalyst for real change in the country. reporting that well they're off
belgium could be next on the growing list of eurozone countries teetering on the edge of economic collapse international bond investors are sounding the alarm after the country's debt level reached one hundred percent of its annual national income and it comes not only here. violence monumental bailout and mass protests in portugal where the country is on its knees president also sold shoes demonstrations on wednesday as thousands of students flooded the streets i'm good at plans to increase tuition fees and cut university budgets windows were smashed and fires started and several people were injured in some parts of the country school people also march they will be affected by the rising feet set to take effect in two thousand and twelve all of adam from the e.u. referendum campaign says people are fed up with a new case disregard and the government's disregard for him. at last you know people are angry enough they're actually doing something about doing something
about their anger and this fed up with with the government and really what the government is saying actually is we know better than you and your opinions don't matter and these students are seen through that fire and so hopefully you know this this will snowball and other people that at the moment for example of i'm happy that we're prepared to give billions away to other countries just to kind of trying shore up take credit rates rather than invest it in education and transport and jobs back here perhaps they will start to take to the streets what would help the austerity measures of course some people would say would be for example leaving the e.u. spending forty eight million pounds every day and staying in the e.u. we could leave the e.u. if we wanted to still have the free trade agreements and that kind of thing and i would willful long way to make sure that we perhaps didn't have to come education much and you know we didn't have to come transform we didn't have to cut investment
in our own infrastructure or schools it's almost certainly and the bailing out and the big problem of course is staying because it's a huge country and it's not where it is easy to bail out to someone like island. so you could seriously collapse of the of the euro and a lot of people would say not before time and why should. be bailing out countries that were foolish enough to join the euro in the first place meantime british conservative m.e.p. knowledge diva says it's the political elite third wants to maintain the european union while ordinary people have no use for it they're trying to create a country where the people who back creating the country for have no more particular desire to have a country called europe created so the elites want a country called europe created and they're steaming on ahead with it but the
people are not carrying the people and one day there could be such a train wreck. over this whole issue and when you start trying that what the moment it will stop functioning and then there will be a slow or realisation but it stopped working and then it really stopped working and the crisis comes like we have recently the financial crisis we saw there was no european response it was the germans bailing out the greeks or somebody else coming in to bail out somebody else but it was not an e.u. taking and now we are told of the chinese coming to bail out the greeks and save the euro zone west europe in all these. so there you are we are supposed to have created of this economic block a trading block a very powerful block where when there is a crisis it is the individual member states who have to pick up the pieces and
slowly. they leads. but this is not working. and you can watch the whole interview with in just over an hour's time right here on r.t. well there is plenty more for you to enjoy and to discover on our website r.t. dot com it's a taste of what you can find waiting for you online or right now in the u.s. be about to see her come back sarah palin may have lost out in a bid to be vice president but it's you know setting aside the top job in two thousand and twelve. and it may sound like a hollywood blockbuster but this is a very real and a titanic effort to save the world's biggest wildcat united dicaprio get star praise from the russian prime minister. tackling terrorism and extremism are the main issues on the plate for the members of the shanghai cooperation organization they have come together in the capital for the c.e.o.'s
annual summit the group unites russia china and four central asian nations representing over one and a half billion people iran india pakistan and mongolia all the associates members russia's prime minister vladimir putin came to do to discuss ways to smooth economic relations and keep the massive borders of its members secure the participants in the summit also focused on developing agricultural trade and humanitarian cooperation as well as fighting the consequences of the global financial crisis the c.e.o. is not a military alliance and its top priority is the regional security of its member states. but we're coming to you live from moscow. this is r t now let's check out some other stories making headlines around the world this hour south korea's defense minister has resigned in the aftermath of a firefight with north korea on tuesday to south koreans were killed during the
exchange of fire they have now been returned to the mainland china has a publicly called for calm from both sides while the u.s. condemned the actions sending an aircraft carrier to the region tensions are still high on the peninsula with seoul beefing up its defenses and threatening to retaliate against any provocation. or iraqi president jalal talabani has given the country's prime minister the green light to form a new government the official request will pave the way to end an eight month deadlock following inconclusive march elections which led to a power vacuum and an upsurge in sectarian violence prime minister nouri al maliki has now has the task of forming a cabinet within the next thirty days that is expected to include all of iraq's rival factions. come odia is holding a national day of mourning for the more than three hundred and fifty victims killed in a stampede in the capital and government officials are among those who lined up to
offer flowers and incentives in memory of the day the tragedy happened on monday as crowds gathered on a bridge to celebrate the end of the annual water festival a mass panic broke out when the bridge began to sway and many were crushed or suffocated. while everyone from politicians to celebrities have been giving their two cents worth over a new airport security measures in the u.s. something so called may kids scanners and pat downs infringe on personal space but in the lead up to america's busiest holiday season dinner kosofsky finds out whether everybody is opposed to the tighter checks. here's another case of outrage over t.s.a. pat downs the fury over the pat downs not exactly dying down it's the t.s.a. versus t.n.a. skaters are turning the tables now men can be judged by their package according to the media the american people don't appreciate being scanned or down and test by
just going to have your rest since nine eleven air travel in the united states has undergone quite the security changes in last year's christmas day bomber didn't help matters much either because americans usually fear for their safety and welcome heightened security measures when it comes community or even being patted down many folks don't seem to be too aroused i think it would discourage me from flying even more so really before it's just too invasive it just appears to be too invasive but most people didn't share that sentiment and really find a full time i've been through the scanner to find my walk through and that was it i mean there was no skimming there was no pat down there was nothing about to go through a scanner i didn't disappoint why why not one of those has such a big drama about it for nothing the drama as collated with a loosely organized internet boycott national opt out day for those bashful of their lady or man parts they could choose a pat down instead of a scanner the story became media frenzy as far as creating
a frenzy at the airport not so much it is inconvenient it is uncomfortable but when you go to the doctor and he examines you they put their hand all over the place and you don't like it. but you put up with it putting up with it or even enjoying does it matter who's patting you down or rather have a choice between a male or female who would you choose a female so you'd like to be patted down as long as it's a female yes while others actually opted for the scanner and much rather be scanned in patted down and read as my feelings about their touching or looking even our favorite celebrities don't see the big deal it's not the way that i would like to live but if it's going to keep me from getting blown out of the sky you can check anything you want and if you feel some you like a squeeze a one of my want to. but to some americans it's no laughing matter it's difficult that we live in a society where we are so afraid of what's going to happen that we have to have these invasive search for seizures i think it shows
a real weakness in our foreign policy and wherever there is frustration with the government or media hysteria there's money to be made a case in point fig leaf underwear brought to you by a las vegas businessman who says this strategically placed leaf along with some powdered metal will ease the embarrassment of having to go through the scanners would you have a rock rock underwear no not personally i think it's a little out of proportion in our world and not a fan of figleaves offend a fig leaves hiding private parts to protect privacy rights and most of these travelers could care less about a soft ski r. t. washington d.c. . well we're coming to you live from the russian capital this is artsy it's not what just turning twenty two minutes past the hour here shortly we're talking to russia's. viktoria on off but first what's the latest news.
well welcome to the business news i'm sure on a quiana when you go straight to our top story we start with an exclusive to r.t. rolls royce engines say it's gearing up to become a founder member of russia's titanium valley gladney a putin signed a decree next week to create a vast technology hub in the year out around the world's top titanium supplier the s.n.p. . the british engines giant is hammering out a deal with top officials for the new special economic zone which will enjoy tax breaks and custom free trade. to take him badly initiative skolkovo yes they have meetings with the ministry of economic development and they're setting up special zones if the numbers look right and we like the park and we're able to work closely together there's absolutely no reason why we shouldn't be very very involved if the research and development operation is successful. production here as well what we haven't been doing in russia is is manufacturing engineering supply chain and
research and development. and that's the area that i think we're interested in in exploring you know developing new technologies for gas turbines. new forms of engines i mean we haven't had. that many major technological shifts in the aerospace industry you know in the hundred or so years that we've been flying. the world is ready for some new new developments recently dmitri medvedev says fighting corruption is his number one priority have you received in your sure it says that you will be spared red tape if for example you enter taking valley we know there's a commitment to changing business practices in russia and we welcome that and we can already see some of the practical practical effects of that there are some very dynamic private sector which. who are aware because they operate all over the world
they're aware of how russia compares with the center. and let's look at how the markets are doing asian stocks are mostly higher on thursday japan's nikkei end of the trading session half a percent in the black oil firms in the region hyrst strong crude futures website petroleum point four percent while petro china climbed two percent stocks in hong kong were up as well helped by an overnight rally on wall street. and in europe stocks are also gaining the footsie is up almost a quarter percent boosted by gains for the mining sector shares an extra hour up over two percent a newspaper publisher daily mail and general trust dropped two point four percent after reporting its annual results thomas cook group rose over one point five percent after agreeing a joint venture in russia that in a moment. and here in russia both the r.t.s. and my sets are trading higher on the day by energy majors most of the blue chips
are gaining with gazprom and also nickel i've just over one percent. and russia second biggest bank the t.v. expects its two thousand and ten net profits to be twenty percent more than previously expected the bank was projecting a total of one point six billion dollars but it almost reached out target in the first ten months it's now up to its full year expectations to one point nine billion dollars last year the bank recorded a loss in annual results. and russia's leading travel company interest and europe's second largest tour operator thomas cook have announced a new joint venture our chief correspondent medina coach of us has the details of the deal. one of the global tourist kompany thomas cook assigned to deal two for me joint venture with one of russia's biggest tour operator interests as we were told today after the press conference by companies representatives. thomas cook will oh fifty point one percent of the future for him company however if the company do
have some kind of a very clear and strategy for the nearest future how to acquire the remaining shares thomas koch told us today that they paid forty five million dollars for fifty point one shares but i do hope in the nearest future maximum till twenty fifty to acquire the rest of the shearson as we were told today by of the general director of thomas cook at the wynn chasing for this deal for the last three years and it was a fantastic deal for this company to befall going to as you do through to bar the whole organization one hundred percent of the company. in those intervening free years both with shareholders want to continue to grow the business to grow. to grow in the us in terms of time however as the future of form to companies still hasn't hasn't got its own name they might work under the brand of interest all my
in the future will work out their own brand meanwhile of the role of interest to give some sort of a market knowledge and a brand recognition for thomas co as interest has quite a strong brand recognition within the russian tourists markets meanwhile the russian tourists market is growing quite tremendously and some analysts see a prospective for some significant growth in the nearest future however there are some challenges like a like a lack of proper infrastructure and the services that many russian to operators south facing and trying to overcome. and russia has added the canadian dollar to its international reserves to diversify of and reduce risks posed by the us dollar for the change the reserve comprised forty seven percent us dollars forty one percent euro's ten percent british pounds two percent japanese yen and a small amount in swiss francs the deputy chairman of the central bank says the
initial holding in canadian dollars is small but russia may increase it within a few months the international reserve currently totals four hundred ninety billion u.s. dollars. that's all the update we have for you at the moment but will be back in less than one hour so be sure to stay with us meanwhile you can always log on to our web site for more stories that's our t. dot com slash business.