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greece is shaken with mass protests over the government's agreement to raise taxes and cut jobs to pull the country out of its debt hole. similar problems for the u.k. where around three quarters of a million teachers and civil servants are staging a strike to prevent their pension from being slashed. retiring u.s. secretary of defense robert gates leaves three wars to deal with for his successor but many question whether the incoming cia chief will turn the pentagon's course on round. by from our headquarters in central moscow here watching with me and he said now it's two pm here in the russian capital one pm in athens where greece is pay. king
up the pieces from the latest bout of civil unrest when thousands of angry protesters flooded the streets that's after part of the men gave the green light to tough new cots in order to secure a further financial why fine from the e.u. demonstrators clashed with police in the capital on the second day of a general strike financial journalists. witnessed the under arrest you can still. smell the chemicals that were sprayed when i walked into the hotel my eyes started to tear up again and they haven't dropped anything since last night so it's really just residue and things that are coming out. and in fact one of the things that is circulating here today is a video that shows police not just police brutality yesterday where there's a lot of that but also police working with provocateurs agent provocateurs would be escorted into a safe location that they were communicating with and relaying information from so i guess what you're getting a lot right now is people are taking a break they're assessing the environment they're assessing the situation there's a report that the head of the pharmaceutical national pharmaceutical situation here
in greece is going to be filing a lawsuit along with other people against the government for use of illegal substances because these weren't just it was just tear gas there were other chemicals and including us fixating agents and that's why you see a lot of people here i saw them myself yesterday and a lot of people other people saw them passing out not being able to breathe people inside the metro station not being able to breathe a lot of the hospital for that reason there was no low really in the violence yesterday there was no real break normally you get a kind of a break as a sun begins to set and people begin to collect themselves for a kind of renewed. amount of protesting at night but you didn't see that yesterday i think that people here pretty much given up on the three hundred members of parliament that reside in the in the heart of the building across the street from the constitution square i think the only real option for them right now for the protesters and for the greek people is if some sort of political option or movement develops out of a society out of the ranks of ordinary people who are intelligent or capable who come from universities where. some idea of what the country needs because this
latest proposal is about rolling over debt but it's really about rolling it over so that they can be basil three compliant in case of capital. liquidity or capital issues the banks are not really working to solve the problem in a meaningful way that can can can provide a lasting solution. but you can share your view of what's awaiting the greeks now that part of the mint has agreed to new congress let's take a look at what you think so far most of you believe they should not give up their fight and push for early elections however many of those who got in touch with us think worst austerity is in fact yet to come and bankruptcy is still on the cards some even believe greeks should abandon ship and emigrate if you still have a chance to tell us what you think drop us a line on what is happening in greece go to our t.v. dot com. it's not only greece that seeing mass civil unrest in the u.k. around three quarters of a million public sector workers are protesting against government plans to change
their pensions half of the country's state schools are closed and transport is disrupted as workers embark on a one day strike or emmet listened to the voices of frustration. down tools up with industrial action and ultimate 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 on happy 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 there should be rights to the boats and with pensions we think a fund deserves to have security of its on the let's talk about withdrawing from the pension scheme 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 because i'm making my own this is yet again a way of being honest to take a pension with you know conditions to pay more for pensions rather two years we've got to for the rest we just use. 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 paul babbly says his one point three million members already for prolonged industrial action and we're almost a war footing 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 of their proposal 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 fowler a the unions admit public support is fundamental to having a successful strike action the government's very unlikely to change its mind about
reforms if the public at large doesn't back the unions but that's by no means a short public sector workers do already get very generous pensions and the cost of those pensions is very much under the carpet and the burden falls on to the next generation it really is absolutely essential that public sector pensions are reformed and even after they are reformed public sector workers will get far better pensions and less 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 turns 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 a current fifty billion dollar pension bill but it may be cutting off its nose to spite its face at the white here according to the union u.k. pension fund to pay if they have made it public sector work if they're going to take that heads. what while they may still have you think that if that was so
widespread with pepsi. and not with the u.k. p.l.o. the very short of it investment just what it means more than ever the unions will be directing that but is the government listening no rabbit loved it. the scale of the walkouts in the u.k. hasn't been seen for decades later we hear from british trade union leader mark who says if the government fails to take notice this time people return to protest an even greater numbers. having three quarters of a million people from four different unions on strike is something that's hasn't happened in this country for decades it's the start not the finish to the government is if they try to ignore it 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 negotiate just when they're having a chat with a few people in the room is one thing saying you want to go when there could be millions of people to construction is entirely another 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 politically very powerful and 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 be our view is we welcome strikes actually do. you can watch the full interview with british trade union leader marks or walk in twenty minutes time during our. well also coming your way this hour tensions are still high over a one way to change in egypt the capital yet again reach a boiling point as thousands of protesters accuse the interim government after
a lack of action but with the deaths caused by police during the recent revolt. and history repeating itself we find out about how the hardships of a whole nation of people forcibly displaced and now struggling to get back to their native land. but first the african union has condemned france for supplying weapons to libyan rebels its chief said the move threatened to put the entire region at risk and wednesday france became the first nato country to openly admit to arming tribal fighters who are striving to topple colonel gadhafi rebels have recently been making gains and hope to advance on tripoli john laughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris says france is the action reveals the true colors of nato mission in libya. the admission that france is arming the rebels is very obviously an admission that what's going on in libya is a fight between the government and armed rebels and armed rebels are not civilians
so any attack by the government on armed rebels in libya is therefore not necessarily a war crime in other words this news is not only incompatible with the case that's being made for war in libya it completely contradicts it there is no doubt that the three countries britain france and america who are waging this war under the disguise of nato of course wish to see the rebels seize power by force and overthrow gadhafi we must be careful about using the word nato this war is being fought by britain france and america the use nato is the. but nato itself is of course a much bigger and there is not unanimity in nato only a few days ago the italian foreign minister said that there should be a ceasefire in order to allow humanitarian aid through so i think that this latest news from france will possibly. increased tensions within the coalition although i repeat that the war is being waged by three countries using nato as a disguise. for most five years he's been the man at the helm of the us military
and responsible for the billions of dollars that have flowed into the pentagon's coffers from washington now secretary of defense robert gates is retiring leaving behind three wars and an ever growing defense budget but with the director of the cia stepping into his shoes critics doubt there will be much change in the pentagon's course and it's to cap 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 worst continued and one more was even added to the plate of the inconclusive campaign levy when it ministrations 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 and 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 there's a line is not final he gives all kinds of contradictory statements for instance not long ago he said that anyone who would buy this 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 you can flown over several times to baghdad leave from nouri al maliki government. that. please please could u.s. 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 student terms of drone strikes those remotely piloted vehicles while targeting terrorists the us has been criticized quick 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 and always 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. that stop aerial strikes in the region the possibility of waging a war without having to justify the deaths of the american 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 the trend is on likely to change i'm going to check our reporting from washington our team. well if you have. something we're covering on air you can always find it online at r t v dot com more news there an eye catching videos here's a look at what's lined up for you today in the u.s.
more and more states are relinquishing their duties are running for president and as private detention is thriving critics say it's because of the millions of dollars these institutions are making also. to. music stores to new heights as a nasa astronaut joins the legendary jethro tull's frontman and out of this world do ads for more go to our t.v. dot com. egypt's fragile in terms of leadership is facing the strain with renewed violence on the streets officials have ordered a probe into clashes in cairo which have left more than a thousand people injured during today's protest riot police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators who pelted officers with stones and firebombs again rest began over the slow pace of prosecution of senior officials and police officers accused of brutally brutality i should say during the mass uprising in february
activists are also calling for the speedy implementation of reforms demanded during the revolt that toppled president mubarak analyst pepe escobar says many are frustrated by the lack of change. the regime is doing great and the political parties and the political forces want to take you live to florida max two actions they don't care about this they are just want to get a nice thing to grab political power later on and do it young generation 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 gives civilians especially in february . still at large. i would see a fair bet. they won't be going to trial for the next few months because most of the people who are actually protecting them still there at the ministry of interior
the problem is these new forces in egypt and young intellectuals the unemployed the connector the facebook generation into your generation they still don't have the political participation organized as well the fact is that the muslim brotherhood is already very well organized even do a progressive streak of the muslim brotherhood is splintering and forming their own political party because these younger muslim brotherhood people they seek that that the old generation is still conservative and that's absolutely true. coming up to eighteen minutes past the hour a look at some world news in brief for you two french journalists who were being held hostage by the taliban in afghanistan have been freed they've flown back home after spending five hundred forty seven days in captivity the two men are said to be in good health and good spirits but t.v. reporter and his cameraman were captured with afghan colleagues in late two
thousand and nine filming in a mountainous area of the country. venezuela has delayed next week's major major summit of latin american and caribbean leaders as will go chavez is still recovering from surgery in cuba it comes after state television showed the fifty six year old talking to fidel castro in appearance which fell to quell speculation over his health job as well also miss mass celebrations marking the two hundred year anniversary of that as well as independence from spain on the fifth of july president was rushed into emergency surgery earlier this month suffering from a pelvic abscess. the first tropical storm of the atlantic hurricane season has brought the threat of floods and mudslides to mexico central gulf coast the state oil company is monitoring the situation and ready to order the evacuation of oil platforms if necessary heavy rains have already been falling in forecasters say many parts of the country could be swamped the region is still recovering from
major flooding 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 their cars in their country in the country i should say of their ancestors medina question of what takes up their story. as it turns out this color for and which. was an inviting everyone and into it people can make their way back to georgia and the land of their ancestors. we will just come back to online. it's a mess hard to in georgia that's what we've been fighting for and 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 from a speck a 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 violent ethnic was in his back is down 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 four years on the law doesn't appear to have changed anything. they know georgia 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
organization of mr houghton turks saleman but about cancer has traveled to georgia repeatedly in the foray to make that we patch relational more effective but last year saleman was arrested in georgia and imprisoned and yes he was accused of forging documents and fraud but his supporters say the charges were trumped up charges that there is now prove that he's guilty i'm sure he was arrested for boys you go on national we stick reasons and we can do anything to help him for now most miss hatten turks continue to leave a lot of scattered far from where they consider home and in distant lands their hopes of return still slim equally remote artsy reporting from the north caucasus. well in just a few minutes a british trade union leader shares his concern over the pending changes to the pension plan but first it's time to check what's happening in the world of business kareen.
how a welcome to business here on r t thanks for joining me and we go straight to our top story russia's gas giant gazprom is holding its annual general meeting the company has announced its increase dividends and may boost investment to a record level for more let's cross over to marine acosta who is at the gas headquarters marina. i corrino well the latest that we're hearing from gas problem is that there will be exploring new opportunities in europe and they see germany as a very attractive market for new projects we also find out that export volumes in the first half off twenty eleven increased by twenty six percent compared to last year and now we're still waiting to hear about those record breaking dividends gastro is proposing to give out just under four roubles per share and if that is approved it will be the biggest amount of money ever given in the company's history now twenty ten results were positive for gas from cells revenues went up to one
hundred eighteen billion dollars and that was historically low and export volumes reached pre-crisis levels now as far as this year gas from will be increasing its spending and also there will be higher because of higher demand and higher spot prices and also there will be increase in their investment program and we hear that that could be up to forty four billion dollars which is a record and of course all of the decisions will be made with the new board of directors who will be alike that later today back to you kareena. thank you very much calls for reporting from the gas from annual meeting here in moscow now it's called to tell the stories russia is about to realize its biggest investment dream the country's newly created ten billion dollars will come up with the first project in september the head of the farm has outlined its investment priorities. agricultural prices are increasing dramatically so are good business is very important health care. health care can be much more efficient and can be improved dramatically with proper investments i was proper and know how energy efficiency we
all know that we are so much dependent on energy prices under all sorts of new energy efficient technologies to produce very significant cost savings so it's not venture projects it's not we're early 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. does take a look at the markets oil prices are low after arriving earlier this week and the increase followed a u.s. intelligence report that showed a sharp decline that surpassed expectations light sweet is trading at ninety four dollars a barrel and brant is at one hundred eleven dollars a barrel. and european stock markets are high and as greek lawmakers approved additional austerity measures this will help the country get more aid and avoid a default footsie is that point seven percent would avoid banking group surging overnight a half percent on a well received cost cutting plan other banks
a royal bank of scotland and barclays also added five and two percent respectively energy sectors access as well jazz of well made to beat he jumped one point two percent while world dutch shell rose zero point eight percent here in russia stocks are mixed this hour the outguess is higher and them isaacs has made to the read let's have a look at some individual sat most truck make a come oz that is gaining almost a percent supported by news it could create a joint venture with its belorussian rival lost by the end of the year spare bank is also on the rise held by reports its a.d.r.'s have been approved for trading in london and frankfurt telecom is up over two percent after it announced a six percent increase in net profit for the first quarter. russian equities a strong. for direction but. bank says blue chip names are still the pick of the crop for future. but as general mistrust for second tier something the investors
don't invest and second to do three and we can do it there are reasons. that are not very many have. in blue chips or one here probably is the most favored favor. by the market but there are some concerns the thought but the theme of september in the middle of the sort of the market on the to the market with some discount and other solution. why is the interest from. the new some type of some contacts us also a month a bit that there's something not on the stocks but most blue chips chip on multiples. and i think is a for general optimism my wife's in the market people will buy most informal chips . that's a business. join me in about forty five minutes from now with more here on.
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