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of greece as parliament votes for higher taxes and yet more job cuts claiming it's the only way to pull the country out of its financial quagmire. and more strikes hit another part of the news as the u.k. braces itself for more than half a million teachers and civil servants voicing their anger against the government's massive cutbacks. busway look at whether the new head of the pentagon will end the wars that flourished for the outgoing secretary of defense robert gates. from a business desk gazprom may increase its investment program to record forty four billion dollars this year the company's holding an annual general meeting on tuesday we'll bring you the latest from that our business bulletin.
around the world and around the clock this is r t greece has erupted into more civil unrest with thousands of angry protesters flooding the streets after parliament gave the green light to tough new cuts in order to secure a further financial lifeline from the e.u. european officials welcomed the move but the greeks could not have been less happy with the pending. they gathered in the center of athens on the second day of a general strike protesters threw stones at police rushed windows and set part of property police responded with tear gas and stun grenades in the clashes continue the night dozens of recent protesters were injured while many demonstrators were detained greeks now face twenty eight billion a year worth of cuts and tax rises precondition to a second bailout least without the money greece would default on its loans within weeks of natural journalist in the tree coffin says unless the government addresses the needs of the people it could have a revolution on its hands. i've been to
a lot of these protests and a lot of these rallies are usually the things down after they get very violent or at least when we head into the night time there's a there's a brief period where things calm down before they get violent again but we really haven't had that here an interesting thing is some some bikers who actually rode down yesterday from northern greece and more and more people got on the on the bandwagon as they came down they rode by again in front of parliament once again people get very excited when they come through it's very hopeful so it's i think there's a mix there's a mixture of excitement of hope because of the of the response but also there's a there's a concern that fear because there's a lot of violence and and that's a concern not only for the protesters obviously who have been injured but also for the government because with these with this type of violence it becomes a much more difficult for them to pass a starting measures and privatization schemes that are widely unpopular in this country according to scholars here in greece for constitutional scholars and former members of the government they claim that the measure completely unconstitutional the first place because you need one hundred eighty members of parliament to pass
a sort of legislation first of all second of all they can pass whatever they like but if the people don't agree to it and that people are not willing to sit down and take it it doesn't really matter what they pass and that's what we're seeing here right now what you're looking to have happen is you're you're going to see a fall discovered at some point i've said if things really of the violence is a really big issue because if if the violence if this results in casualties not just massive injuries then that's going to that's going to lead to a collapse of this government will that mean that the next government will come in and actually do something productive maybe maybe not but then that government have to fall to i don't see the people in this country lying down people are very angry here and they're very upset and they understand what's going on and then are sent these measures are not going to help them and their future there are a lot of educated people this country a lot of capable people people living outside of greece who want to come back to this country because they love it and they're not about the see it get liquidated for some for some morsel of bread and some islands in the aegean that might have natural gas and any that's not going to happen. well greek campaign is set to hold another late on thursday and its side. now the cuts are going to be implemented but
it's greeks cry out against the tough austerity measures it's the germans who are going to bear the brunt of bailing them out marcus as the greek rescue package is a result of the e.u.'s fear of contagion sutton's credits is at risk. we have a bailout probation in the european treaty article one hundred twenty five which expresses says that we have a monterrey union one to a union without collective financial officer solidarity there's only so we are ready in case of natural catastrophes like earthquakes the reprisals and all the earthquake it's a governance problem it's generated by the senate greece's responsibility so as a matter of fact as people believe that the greek crisis might create a contagion to other more developed the commies politicians are afraid of people who are afraid taking very very unreasonable decisions the first decision was to
allow greece to have a very generous credit last year and a credit to a sovereign country means just as long as some country has will be imposed as a paycheck to credit all people who have been creditors will remain at risk so we are in a very very dangerous phase of european monetary policy. institutional policy because we have stayed away straight away from the institutional unama divert which is laid down in the treaty and overnight in on the ninth and tenth of may under the french influence of the european economic. community and in particular the european monetary union has been redesigned without any vote by the populations who have consented to giving up the money amongst those the germans and very bitterly i feel . those lawyer marcus kerber arguing the greek bailout is actually outside egypt stiction. it's not only greece that seeing massive civil unrest in the u.k.
more than half a million public sector workers are set to protest against government plans to change their pensions and freeze pay many schools will be closed and transport is likely to be severely affected as workers embark on a one day strike tees lower emmet the voices of frustration. down tools are with industrial action and autumn of discontent starts here as the u.k. braces for a wave of strikes not seen for decades this time it's three quarters of a million public sector workers walking out unhappy with the planned reform of their pensions which they say will see them paying a lot more and getting a lot less we don't think that should be vice the bottom with pensions we think. of security retirement people talk about withdrawing from the pensions game because they can't afford to pay the mortgage at the same time as paying for that kind of chance and people are really angry that time and bankers and making michael bonuses
the i guy we're being asked to take a punch in our pensions to pay more for our pensions the reality is we've got to fire the rest were just interest these people do a huge variety of key work from teachers and lecturers to air traffic controllers and coast guards unisons the u.k.'s biggest public sector trade union deputy chief bob abil a says his one point three million members already a prolonged industrial action where almost fourteen we've got thirty million pain set aside and we've got a strategy work but i must strangers that's not what we want to do we want to talk to the government and negotiate a sensible package nor the ridiculous package they're proposing at the moment that package involves raising the retirement age from sixty to sixty six raising pension contributions by workers and having payouts based on average career earnings rather
than final salary the unions admit public support is fundamental to having a successful strike action the government is very unlikely to change its mind about reforms if the public at large doesn't back the unions but that's by no means assured public sector workers do already get very generous pensions in the. the cost of those pensions is very much the culprit and the burden falls on to the next generation the great is absolutely essential that public sector pensions reformed and even after they are reformed public sector workers will get far better pensions and private sector workers the unions want to apply enough pressure to force the government to change its mind and it's no stranger to you it was hell bent on reforming the health service too until it decided to take longer to think about it causing friction in the coalition the government is doing this to reduce the current fifty billion dollar pension bill but it may be cutting off its nose to
spite its face that the wider issue here according to the u.k. pension fund you can bet that if they wanted me in public that to work if no don't think that pensions are what while they may still contributing to that if that was so widespread we told pension funds would collapse and that would leave u.k.p. i would be very sure with that investment just what it means more than ever begins we'll be correcting that but is the government listening you know we're at it. well the scale of the walkouts in the u.k. hasn't been seen for decades later we hear from british trade union. he says if the government fails to take notice this time people will return to protest and even greater numbers. having three quarters of a million people from four different unions on strike is something that happens hasn't happened in this country for decades it's the start not the finish to the government is if they try to ignore will come back in the autumn and we may well
see millions of people on strike so the idea is to build pressure so the government realise that working people the length and breadth of the u.k. i'm not just going to let them get away with what they're doing and we believe that pressure ultimately come forced them to change direction saying you won't just when they're having a chat with a few people in a room is one thing saying you want to go when there could be millions of people taking stride. action is entirely another and we actually believe that the six million trade unionists plus the thousands and thousands or hundreds of thousands of pensioners and students all becoming a joint campaign is going to be pro lexically very powerful we've already seen in britain a march of one hundred five hundred thousand people three months ago transformed the political mood in this country from march can do that our view is well what could strikes actually do. i dare you to watch the full interview with british trade you know the the loss of what karen just over now started here not. but it's coming your way shortly tensions are still
high over a long way to change in egypt. yet again reaches a boiling point thousands of protestors accuse the interim government of iraq of action over the deaths caused by police in recent vaunt. history repeating itself to find out about the whole chip's the whole nation of people forcibly displaced now struggling to get back to the native land. for almost five years he's been the man at the helm of the u.s. military and responsible for the billions of dollars flowed into the pentagon's coffers from washington now as secretary of defense robert gates is retiring leaving behind three wars and an ever growing defense budget the director of the cia stepping into his shoes critics doubts they will be much change in the pentagon's course only chicken reports whoever's in the white house in the pentagon it's business as usual robert gates was secretary of defense to two different
presidents obama was elected on a promise to end the wars of his predecessor george w. bush but america's worse continued and one more was even added to the plate of being conclusive campaign levy when administrations change or change between parties there really isn't a great deal of change in the pentagon under robert gates his watch america's annual defense spending approach the trillion dollars rising at the pace of about five percent a year but statements from his office were often contradictory fan spending that nearly doubled the base budget over the last decade the gusher has been turned off and will stay off the u.s. is supposed to leave iraq by the end of the year but it seems that they had line is not final he gives all kinds of contradictory statements for instance not long ago he said that anyone who would buy. ises to put us in
a land army in the middle of an asian conflict should have his head examined yet at the same time. he's done everything i can he's flown over several times to baghdad to leave nouri al maliki government. that please please good us soldiers day after the deadline at the end of this year the pentagon says they expect the iraqi government will ask them to stay beyond their scheduled december thirty first departure date but with the announced troop withdrawals from iraq and afghanistan the u.s. started actively waging a different kind of warfare what they call an intelligent war one that's waged with drones without sacrificing the lives of their soldiers in countries like pakistan yemen and libya and many say that's the major shift that happened in military operations under robert gates
a shift that some say can only lead to more destruction of. the united states has increased the intensity of the focus on pakistan in terms of drone strikes that is remotely piloted vehicles while targeting terrorists the us has been criticized for killing mostly civilians it's also making us less secure from a policy standpoint we can intervene all over the world it just fuels insurgencies and fuels and i am americanism analysts say the deaths of thousands of civilians in afghanistan are part of the reason why the u.s. has failed at curbing insurgency there now the u.s. is preparing to pull out a third of its troops by the end of next year many afghans fear that less troops doesn't mean less bombs dropped on their homes as the u.s. steps up aerial strikes in the region the possibility of waging a war without having to justify the deaths so the marriage. troops has become more
palatable for the pentagon the cia has been at the forefront of america's undeclared wars and with a new secretary of defense leon panetta who was the head of the cia that trend is on likely to change i'm going to check our reporting from washington our team. egypt a fragile interim leadership is facing the strain with renewed violence on the streets officials have ordered a probe into classes in cairo which have left more than a thousand people injured during two days of protests riot police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators who pelted offices and stones and by bombs arrest began over the slow pace of prosecution to senior officials and police officers accused of brutality during the mass uprising fabric activists also for the speedy implementation forms demanded during the veld toppled president. honest pepe escobar many frustrated by the lack of change. the regime is still in place and
the political parties and the political forces were articulate you for the next elections they don't care about this they are just organizing to grab political power later on and do it young generation the connected deal employed young intellectuals of egypt now they're back in the streets again because they see that essentially nothing has changed these people who committed these atrocities in fact that against civilians especially february i still at large. i would say it's a fair bet that they won't be good to trial for the next few months because most of the people who are actually protecting them really still there at the ministry of interior the problem is these new forces in egypt. tell actually even employed the contractor the first generation which we are generation they still don't have political parties. sufficient organized as look the fact is that the
loose the brotherhood is already very well organized even though the progressive. a streak of the muslim brotherhood is splintering in the former you are only a political party because this is a young muslim brotherhood people they seek that that the older generation is still servants and that's absolutely true but i think there's something that we've been covering on and you can always find it on. more news and eye catching videos of a few as well that has a taste of the main fringe your privacy by taking you make me feel close but it seems scandalous also pose a health risk ultimately dentals on the hills and radiation. in the very unlikely friendship. where fox doesn't talk to the rooster instead of having it for dinner out of the video on you tube.
is he. going to. download the official auntie allocation on the phone oh i pod touch from the top story. one life on the go. video on demand. comes and feeds now in the palm of your. question on the dot com. there are some other international stories in brief for you this hour as well as the date of next week's major summit of latin american and
caribbean leaders as who chavez is still recovering from surgery in cuba it comes after state television show the fifty six year old talking to fidel castro deeply speculation and health he's also miss last abrasions marking the two hundred year anniversary of his one is independence from spain on fourth of july the president was a rushed into emergency surgery of this man suffering from the perfect sense. the african union has condemned france for supplying weapons to the libyan rebels chief said the move threatens to put the entire region risk wednesday france became the first rated country to openly admit trouble fighters struggle to topple colonel gadhafi heads of state from africa or are to meet in f.l. toiled guinea late on thursday for a summit with libya is expected to be high on the agenda. the first
tropical storm of the atlantic hurricane season has brought the threat of floods and mudslides to mexico's central gulf coast state all companies monitoring the situation ready to order the evacuation of oil platforms if necessary but heavy rains have already been falling and forecast to say many parts of the country could be spent central gulf coast region is still recovering from last year. almost seventy years ago an entire nation of people were displaced from their homeland four hundred thousand were scattered around the globe and even today are still not made to feel welcome in the country of their ancestors ortiz but in the culture that takes up the story. as it turned out this colorful ad which aired across the world was an inviting everyone and entire people can make their way back to georgia the land of their ancestors. we want to. come back to our lands and it's hard to in georgia that's what we've been fighting for dreaming of for
many years there are some four hundred thousand people with this dream spread across the globe there have been left with no homeland mishaps and turks are often described as the twice deported people they were forcibly displaced first from georgia and then from was back to stone and after almost seventy years of there are no magic existence their only hope now is that one day they will be able to return to their native it was the stolen regime which deported over ninety thousand miss houghton turks to central asia in nine hundred forty four but they had to flee again after a violent ethnic was in his back is done in nine hundred eighty nine most of them now live in azerbaijan and turkey as well as russia and the united states georgia finally adopted a repatriation law under pressure from the european council in two thousand and seven but even for years own the law doesn't appear to have changed anything.
they know george isn't the richest or the most stable of countries that's the first thing secondly they seem to realize they're not welcome here to come to an entirely new country that's going to be on everyone is capable of that. came into power but it was surrounded by so many bureaucratic barriers to collect so many documents that make coming back almost impossible the chairman of the world are getting his ation of mr houghton turk's suleyman but about cancer has traveled to georgia repeatedly in the fight to make that we patch more effective but last yesterday morning was arrested in georgia and imprisoned for eleven years he was accused of forging documents and fraud but his supporters say the charges were trumped up. there is no proof that he's guilty i'm sure he was arrested for politico on national we stick reasons we can't do anything to help him for now most miss houghton turks continued to leave a lot of scattered far from where they consider home and in distant lands their
hopes of return still sim equally remote. reporting from the north caucasus. up next the latest business news with kareena. welcome to business here and i want to thanks for joining me russia's biggest company gas problem may increase its investment program to a record forty four billion dollars this year that's according to the deputy chairman of the gas monopoly the company is benefiting from rising energy prices and improving markets in europe most of the cash will be sent to increase production capacities in order to meet rising demand from is holding an annual general meeting on thursday and we'll bring you more from the a.t.m. later in the day. russia is about to realize its biggest investment dream country's newly created ten billion dollar fund will come up with the first projects in september the head of the fund has outlined its investment priorities. agricultural
prices are increasing dramatically so agribusiness is very important health care again health care can be much more efficient and can be improved dramatically with investments i was in ohio and there's a deficiency we all know that's real so much dependent on manager price systems are all sorts of new energy efficient technologies to produce very significant cost savings so it's not venture projects it's not really stage projects so for the projects where we can see sort of predictable cash flow and such as energy efficiency it will produce good results but also good for the country. to take a look at the markets now one is moving to in small gains and losses with investors taking a pause after crude rally two percent on wednesday against follow the us inventories report that showed a sharp decline that surpassed expectations light sweet is trading at around ninety five dollars a barrel and brant is at around one hundred twelve dollars or about in asia nikkei
in beneath the average is up a third of a percent after hitting a fresh seven games approval of greek debt reduction measures meanwhile hong kong's hang seng is over one and a half percent stronger cooed helped some energy companies with up almost two percent however. airline stocks with china southern town lines down around two percent. here in moscow the markets will open in one hour but. it's closed in the black on wednesday the growth was mainly supported by energy and national stocks. now the approval of greece's hotly debated us territory plan has some tensions on the markets. so that the bank believes other events will have greater implications because of the volatility in most. markets today in the past in the past several days but on the other some investors put on the can call home. well multi p.f.
finished one likes of several months the most important off the three quarts will be the end of quantities and in the us on the thirty films in and the five to look at the start of course we're going to pull up and susan in the states for the second quarter we expect this will take and we've got all the good he called his focus will. line the trend of the markets in the beginning of july and that's all the business for now i'll be back with more and just watch out thanks for watching .