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democracy or yet another dictatorship the alleged brutal methods of egypt's military rulers forced people to question the revolution actually brought a change for the better. leaders of russia china iran and afghanistan joined there a sense away from calabar for a key summit focusing on the challenges facing the region. fighting terrorism extremism and drugs dominate the gathering of the heads of state here in kazakhstan join me for the details in a few moments. on the live pictures from greece there and the countries paralyzed by it and new wave of anti sturdy protest as the government battles to push cost cutting reforms through parliament to secure
another international bailout. plus in business this hour foreign investments are heating up with votes where consent to invest of one hundred new euro into russia's burgeoning cama join me for that story and more in business it around twenty minutes time. on this one pm of the russian capital you're watching r.t.m. arena joshua to the program the jailing at least seven thousand people by egypt's military rulers will be reviewed by the nation's interim leaders and that allegations of torture and abuse the behavior of the army since taking over from the ousted hosni mubarak is causing anger among those who took part in the revolution many are skeptical whether the generals are able or even willing to bring about the democratic. changes so many died for us their report.
to have never sleeps the eighteen day uprising that ousted president mubarak has woken up the hell nation this has become a common scene here and this to amnesty international estimates at least eight hundred forty people were killed and more than six thousand wounded during the protests that forced a tyrant to step down but even in a barrack free country the resume for fear and frustration. right his brother was among fifteen young men killed in the violent religious strife that hit cairo just weeks after the revolution egyptian christians and muslims clashed following reports that a young christian woman was kidnapped and held in a coptic church after she married a muslim and converted to islam but even though he was a christian coptic it wasn't a muslim that killed read his brother. and amish neither showed my brother dead the
bullet went through his forehead and it came out on the other side and i saw it that no one here has a weapon like this only soldiers there it's hard to grasp what happened. rather blames the army for taking the life of his younger brother and the revolution from giving the army so much power. and as. we expected the army to intervene to protect people to stop my lands but instead they started to kill people themselves who didn't expect that at all that the people of egypt didn't expect many things they didn't expect the economy to collapse they didn't imagine the path to a free and democratic society would be such a bloody and painful one they just wanted to free from dictatorship and didn't expect it all to find themselves under get another one in military one the power in egypt now since mubarak is out rest firmly in the hands of the military chiefs of staff. they were sitting in literally in the pentagon war room when the twitter
revolution started and they are running the show there has been old displacement about military power but this is a washington installed as i call it in my book full spectrum dominance totalitarian democracy the people who stood on deaf ears where we jubilant the regime that oppressed them for more than three decades was going on with our us how pharaoh as they call the dictator would soon finally face justice for what he's done but months on the revolutionary euphoria has done as well and people are asking themselves was that really was the hundreds of victims and did they really get a better country in. egypt is at the crossroads it could go towards chaos or democracy the worst scenario would be the army continues to rule and the country sinks into blood from a civil war it's up to the people to decide. months since the free it shook the arab world it's clear the revolution may now be
a part of history but the fight is far from over. here a rise watchdogs reportedly. side of positive change in egypt since president mubarak was forced to leave but activists david says there's growing evidence of crimes committed by the military some have been jailed simply for criticizing the government others have been brought up on spiritus charges of quote unquote insulting the military but increasingly and certainly given the incredible high number of detentions detentions of civilians not the tensions of people who have you know tried to undermine the regime but people simply criticizing the military this is a very dangerous trend egyptian dissidents and bloggers who were imprisoned in military prisons and they describe incredible torture they describe electrocution they describe waterboarding to describe regular beatings and this was the egyptian military that stood behind mubarak until the last minute so while there have been
gains and we hope that egypt has a brighter future ahead of it there are still many many challenges that it still has to overcome if egypt is going to move towards democracy and liberalism and openness in the west in fact has a very important role to play. human rights activist david keyes commenting on reports thousands been arrested in egypt by military rulers since taking over from ousted hosni mubarak. a group of influential central asian states including regional heavyweights russia and china are meeting in council stand to discuss the fight against terrorism and an area with more than its share of issues with pakistan afghanistan a neighborhood the shanghai cooperation organization faces and number of challenges our taste tests are serious following the annual gathering and asked now for us there what are your tasks so security is dominating the meeting as we know but how are the leaders planning to tackle the threats in the region. well that's right security is at the top of the agenda will this c.e.o.
the shanghai cooperation organization was in fact formed to tackle extremism as separatism the countries of today giving their speeches have expressed their concern in a still the growing threat within their countries their own countries and in the region as well also the threat of stability and security internationally they want to come up with a common agenda a common approach to the problems threatening global stability especially what's happening in north africa and the middle east in fact just a few minutes ago a statement was released by the foreign minister sergey lavrov asking the u.n. security council not to simplify the situation in syria with regard to be a proposed u.n. resolution that they have m.b.a.'s c.e.o. is a strongly asking that the military operations not be involved in this situation this security issue has gone beyond just the land security the traditional threats that we have seen in the past the fact some of the leaders have brought up the concept of the borders and the security so they want to extend their efforts into the cyber
world in cyberspace also of course the participation of countries such as iran afghanistan and pakistan make for a very interesting discussion now what iran for example have given the speech will basically consisting of more questions rather than. statements it's usual anti western and to colonialism sentiment that. does express whatever afghanistan being here as a potential observer state has expressed its willingness to cooperate not just with countries in the region making up the c.e.o. but also its international partners including the usa so they want to work spat efforts especially in afghanistan a very big issue on the a flight of the nato forces being in the country there today want to discuss a post. some in the in the past have expressed doubts on whether the country is able to deal with this threat on their own however afghanistan said that they are willing to take responsibility and they are ready to take on this role actually the
president hamid karzai had also said that he would like to see nato and foreign forces adhere to afghan law he would like them to respect that afghanistan is a sovereign nation and he said that they are currently negotiating how to implement this of course they also have talks on the economy you could all make trade in all of the countries of ghana send again at the forefront and of course the fight against drug trafficking and production. the main source of ninety percent of drugs in russia they said that they are willing to work with the u.n. to tackle this problem let's hear what our russian president dmitri medvedev had to say and what has been talked about today. afghanistan. is a country which hugely important. because
of the leaders of afghanistan and iraq are also holding separate meetings with the russian president dmitry medvedev on the sidelines of the summit. so what can we expect from these talks. really as those meetings are going to happen still in a couple of hours but we can expect at least from a meeting between president dmitri medvedev and iran. will touch of expectedly touched on the topic of the nuclear program as well as security in the region and possibly common approaches between the two countries a bilateral approach to the situation in north africa and the middle east now with the president hamid karzai of course as we have seen in the past the talks will definitely be dominated by finding a solution to drugs again that the countries here had said that they want a nonmilitary military solution to the problems that afghanistan is facing so we
expect to hear this as well as trade deals between russia and afghanistan russia being very willing to invest in afghanistan and help its economy in order to lift the country out of the problems that it is facing. all right tess thanks for much indeed for bringing us this update from master now worth as c.e.o. summit is taking place and of course we'll be crossing back to you for more thank you. well there's plenty it had for you in the program here in r.t. including why the u.s. is building a secret cia drone base in the persian gulf to fight militants in yemen. plus they went to the waters of the arctic and plunged down to look at the titanic but why were the two russian mini subs doing at the bottom of one of europe's largest lights. the greek prime minister is facing tough opposition as he tries to push through more cuts to persuade york to hand over more billions and a new bailout demonstrators gathering in the heart of athens who want to prevent
a vote on a stereo measures by stopping m.p.'s from answering parliament sarah for is there for us. athens is widely expected to receive. packets from its very same party is today in fact european finance chief hammering out the details of that rescue plan at the moment they're trying to prevent year areas first sovereign default opinions on whether greece is going to the folds of his payments very widely some people are saying that it's fantasy to imagine that will be allowed to happen now that people are saying really now it's a question of when and not. been happening in the streets of greece where here the syntagma square protests town the huge number of protesters taking to the streets ending up by the name calling the building protesting against the proposals full of these new austerity measures that they say completely unreasonable now they said the angus would have been building for a year they've come up against incredibly tough economic conditions there's
a number of unemployed the late stages say the sixteen percent is a great what pulls out of the job so really the thought of new measures being put in place to that is unreasonable and there's been lots of people asking when the choice that the i.m.f. year of his central bank and the e that provided the initial to the cina one hundred ten billion euro is going to look hauls the bat out the plan b. because the thought the quest to manage another better package and pay back that loan for a lot of people is that they are realistic in the process that have been happening here outside the parliament buildings have been compared to the arab spring uprisings what's interesting about the process we've seen happening in these year i think countries like spain like greece is that these are countries within to stop this democracy many people consider greece the best place in democracy will people hair seen is a wise inning in the gap between what the government and the men think and what the
electorate a cooling full in the thirty thirty five years old proper parliamentary the. in greece there has never been a government freezing so it's a crisis of legitimacy. political crisis here the government is trying to. refuse to be governed in this way and what they're saying is that when you have millions of people taking to the streets and protesting against these measures and the government still pushing ahead with the well at that point it really have to not because see any more my message is very clear. there is a pocket and there are patients who bring you all the latest from the streets about this. so first reporting there from greece now yemen's government says dozens of people have been killed in u.s. drone attacks in the country over the last few weeks many of them civilians washington recently resumed its unofficial military campaign against al qaida
terrorists there fearing they make spoil the current unrest in yemen to seize power the cia is also reportedly building a secret air base in the persian gulf to target militants and as artie's gone it's to council as introducing c.i. a spokes will move the operation into the legal shadows. the decision to task the cia with tracing down in marks a major escalation of america's covert war in yemen which is not really covert it's one of the on an undeclared wars that the u.s. is waging against terror but up to this day in yemen it's been the u.s. military that was running the show that was carrying out the drone strikes sort of in cooperation with the yemeni counterterrorism units but now the power vacuum and all the political turmoil in yemen the cooperation is falling apart and according to u.s. officials because the cia operates under different legal authorities than the military the cia will have quote greater latitude to carry out strikes no matter
what the political climate they are greater latitude in other words they don't have . ask anybody permission comes on this country the yemeni leader who is now out of the country after months of violent popular revolt against him and his government for many years had been supported by the u.s. in exchange for letting americans go after al qaida in yemen as we could make cables showed often taking credit for the u.s. drone strike we have to remember that scores of civilians were killed in those strikes so the support of the yemeni authorities was much needed for the u.s. to carry on with the operations on the other hand the government those alley abdulhadi abdulla salah who's been in power for some thirty years was so unpopular in recent years among the people of yemen that many analysts say it was only due to the u.s. support that salah had stayed in power for so long before your salary needed the u.s. and the u.s. needed solly but now with the political turmoil there the u.s. shows they will continue to bomb yemen whether or not they have to commission to do
so from actually the people of this country pakistan is one example of a popular revolt against the cia drone strike thousands of civilians were killed by the u.s. drones drone attacks and no one was held responsible for that even though the pakistani parliament has demanded to stop the strike the country's leadership continues to allow the americans to carry out the operations although the pakistani leadership criticizes the killing of civilians but they do little to stop it many analysts say their support for the bombings will continue as long as they continue to receive billions of dollars from washington people there are furious in one year the u.s. u.s. drone drones killed seven hundred civilians in pakistan but they netted only five actual militant leaders numbers that some experts are giving more gruesome the former chief counterinsurgency strategist with the u.s. state department has estimated that drone attacks kill fifty non targeted persons
for each intended target nonetheless we now see the rapid expansion of the cia. you know also catch up with the stories we're covering ally other t. dot com for you to explore for example money never sleeps us out of there is a look into the disappearance of more than six billion dollars man for iraq where the cash now account for. and sought out diplomacy finished diplomats are awarded a steamy prize for promoting song culture abroad and helping forge international relations find out more. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world and pakistan's top spy agency has arrested five people accused of informing the cia ahead of the raid in which osama bin laden was killed the owner of a safe house run a by the cia to watch bin laden's compound is believed to be one of the detainee another is an army major who reportedly copied the license plate numbers of cars
visiting the al qaida leaders compound the director of the cia raised the issue during a surprise visit to pakistan last week. syria says it's now safe for thousands of people who fled violence in the town of juicer all sure to turn over eight thousand civilians have taken refuge in neighboring turkey alone with all your military crackdown of the uprising against president bashar lawson the government says security around communications have been restored in the town as well as electricity and water you know while according to reports the crackdown is still widening across border areas. the u.n. has accused the sudanese government of blocking aid deliveries two thousand of people fleeing fighting in the disputed region and us president barack obama has called for a cease fire following a devastating bombing campaign near the south border almost one hundred fifty thousand people have been displaced from their side of the border because of tensions ahead of south sudan's formal depends which comes into force on the ninth
of july. they dive deep into the icy waters of the arctic saw the rock of the titanic and went to the bottom of by call the world's deepest fresh like now two state of the art of russian many subs are plumbing the depths of switzerland's lake geneva. explains why. for the first time ever two russian deep sea subs the legendary mirrors have made it to the war some of switzerland's the law just water to gain a better idea about its jola jihad going to mesa and levels of lake geneva within the next two months research shows from russia switzerland germany around the united states will carry out physical chemical micro biological experiments even that lake geneva is the main source of potable water in the region well the nearest submersibles more used to call in siberia they also reached the border ocean in two thousand and seven and back than half of the russian expedition presidential envoy
to the north and south poles. planted a titanium capsule on the arctic ocean floor to symbolically claim what could be vast amateur reserves beneath the sea bat and again this time a capsule of the russian joe graphical society was blown to on the lake geneva in his seventieth second to hear russia's number one pole amounts that he was willing to take to the depths once again. as a politician i feel it's better to me than to have. and compare and defend. and one of the participants of today's comes from a renowned family which actually invented. hello mr pickard i don't you tell us more about your father grandfather. grandfather. made first first even first right to the stratosphere would have been that you had invented and then he invented the but this case to go to the deepest spot in the ocean he built it with
my father and then my father in one thousand sixty together with the walsh who is whether the greatest friends of my family the deepest dive to the absolute bottom of the ocean the eleven thousand meters in the trench so nobody father has passed away and do. yeah you know there are days. so that was really great i know that you took part in the legend rick's position in the first dive in the marianna trench tell us what does the wotan look like from the boys from from down there different innerspace it's another planet. and we saw another spaceship lower down there trying it the other mir submersible coming out of the dark with the lights on just like a hollywood movie you know getting closer and closer and two spaceships meeting at the bottom of the sea amazing thank you so much will definitely historic events both for the russian researches and the people of geneva that dives will shed light
on the deep dark secrets of one of the biggest and the most beautiful lakes in the world to be full of the russian subs mated there no detailed exploration of lake geneva had been done before amazing indeed because we were however reporting there well in just a few moments we explore as an ad of u.s. military bases which spans the whole world that's after the business news with katrina. thanks marina and welcome to the business bulletin here on r.t. russia is full speed ahead in its bid to become europe's largest car market and foreign carmakers are getting in on the act six leading producers have agreed to strongly boost russian output in exchange for tax benefits each of them has to produce three hundred thousand vehicles a year it's thought that the russian market can handle that ambitious figure because it is still relatively unsaturated. if you are into each of the car park
if you look at the current. number of cars per inhabitants they are russia is still a long way to go to reach levels like you have in. european countries now and this of course is the great potential that makes russia turkey for. volkswagen is one of those six companies it's a great to join to produce new cars with gas group which makes the gazelle and vulgar brands total investment will be up to two hundred million euro with the german company contributing to move in half that amount the firms will have assembled volkswagen and skoda models the first vehicles i jus to roll off the production line this autumn they have gazprom explains why the company has chosen vox wasn't volkswagen passat rather as a prop. we have been very successful with our l.c.d. production and sales. secondly we had a nice you want to do with or personal core. capacity and here we
look at different options for drug and became the best option. in his deal we will produce on the dumb dogs and vehicles for eighteen years before target and we did invest some goals repeats i mean your. the twenty five percent rise in the oil price this year has not seen a similar rally in russian oil stocks i got into constant inseam and of at the national energy security fund this is because the hike is still not enough oil companies to comfortably develop new fields. the more scaffold also for the producers is a prize corridor from where the other sixty dollars not more because the price will be well probably if you have to well. it's a group or simple through the worst model to new green fields. or to share. what you feel the more expensive. in the rest of the big.
big. production of course it's not the best move for the produce for. looking at markets now the european markets are making a soft start to the day concerns that discussions about a bailout package for greece maybe the track have been originally thought are also souring sentiment the banks especially away down by the inability of e.u. officials to come to an agreement over greece the footsie is down point four of a percent on the dax is point five of the same down here in russia the markets have had a subdued start to trading away and stay with my six point two percent and of the r.t.s. is flat part of the. ballot have a look at some of the individual share moves gazprom as low as investors are concerned about potential losses the company could suffer from an increase in tax burden banks are mostly in the red star bank is flat to negative despite reports it's more than doubled net profit in the first five months of the year investors
are concerned the growth of profits is slowing down and the electricity sector into round is on the rise on reports about the company's possible cooperation with chinese firms shenhua. that russia is becoming more attractive to foreign companies with many expanding operations in the country eaton is one of those companies it's hoping to tap into the market through its know how in power management and electrical systems the company is aiming to reach two hundred fifty million in revenues by two thousand and fifteen but the expansion is not without its challenges as the c.e.o. exclaims. the one of the large challenges right now obviously is a many people understand this is an expanding in a tract of marketplace so attracting highly qualified local employees is a significant challenge we want to ramp up very quickly we want to be in twenty cities by the end of this year we're active in just for today and so i'd say are a number one challenge today is is finding those individuals who want to join a multinational company for a really exciting career and we're confident we offer that kind of opportunity for
people but we need to get people hired. the russian government has put its shares and seven airlines up for sale for the third time this time the company is being valued at two hundred sixty two million dollars making its twenty five and a half percent blocking stake worth sixty seven million this is about a third cheaper than when it was put up for sale in two thousand and seven analysts believe continued negative sentiment towards russia's aviation industry is behind the failure to sell its stake in the past and auction will begin on the twenty seventh of july. well that brings you up to date with business for now i'll be back in just under an hour's time with more stay with us for headlines next.