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chaos threatens as talks on forming a new government failed to reach agreement after last weekend's election with international sturdy conditions proving too big for the country's political party. ongoing demonstrations in support of a mass hunger strike by palestinian prisoners in the forefront of the brutal response from the israeli military. student loans become a ticking time bomb for the u.s. economy with more american college graduates ending up unemployed and indebted for life.
worldwide news live from moscow this is r t with me rory sushi welcome to the program it is another day without government in greece after wrangling politicians continue to fail to agree on a coalition after last sunday's elections the leader of the second largest party has refused to join any administration which pledges to stick to the country's bail out agreement with the. if a last ditch attempt to form a national unity government fails new elections will follow greeks are deeply divided over harsh budget cuts which which came as the price of international cash injections continue the e.u. has already warned the money will continue to flow only if athens sticks to agreed austerity measures the german finance minister has said the eurozone will deal with the greek exit from the single currency should it happen and market crisis management a.c.m.
partners says the block is now trying to save face turmoil is unavoidable. you know what they're basically trying to tell the world the markets generally is that look it greece doesn't agree to these are steered the measures or continue to build them that you know the. i stared the measures that we put in place for the second bailout then we are we're going comfortable allowing greece to pay all i think what's really interesting about the three collections and i do think that there will be a second round of elections is that there really reflecting the complete defeater greece so greece both wants to benefit from the membership of the euro and also doesn't want to pay the price for not playing by the euro rules and finally if you look at the as banks you know all in john i think it's really interesting that everything on thought i was believing it felt from europe so i think honestly in the past few weeks and months during iti you know look at both the political and economic situation in greece and really helped create
a plan that would allow the euro to say goodbye to the european union which is a fantastic and idealistic idea and so while i think brussels that definitely approaching us from an economic point of view that defaulting reasonable ripple across the euro zone and the global economy i think of also attempting just hope medically to save this mass. or anger has for a long been mounting in of the e.u. countries over the chaos stemming from greece's financial woes but it's now reaching new levels of fury with german private investors claiming they've been forced into a fraudulent scheme after being advised to buy greek sovereign bonds the investment turned out to be unsafe after the latest move to save the country from default by reporting from germany on cizik out of prescott off. imagine most of your retirement savings gone with the stroke of a pen and this man certainly knows how it feels peter moritz invested his savings
into greek sovereign bonds after being guaranteed his money was protected by the government but soon the retired banker realized he was and played in his own game they are looking for people like me. ray dyer not a little bit gray say in short of the hospital maybe here then here you have no risk peter is among hundreds of german investors who were advised to invest money into greek bonds to secure some cash for retirement but greece's recent debt swap which cut the country's financial burden by more than one hundred billion euros swallowed their money despite guarantees in other words private german investors are being forced to pay greek bills now they're getting ready to sue the banks for what they claim was fraudulent advice and the governments of both greece and germany for not fulfilling their obligations if. there's an agreement between greece and germany that this money is secure from political risks it's really
unclear why private investors should be responsible for political gains brussels is aiming to reduce greece's debt from one hundred sixty to one hundred twenty percent of g.d.p. by two thousand and twenty and the long term plan is supposed to attract over ninety five percent of private investors like peter moritz who bought greek bonds. these investments are usually money for retirement family support or medical treatment in many cases these people are very dependent on it. in greece constant austerity measures and hard hearted banking policies are already pushing some ordinary citizens to go to the most extreme forms of protest in turn to keep greece from completely going under brussels is also willing to shock through its actions which are. in the pockets if you abuse outside the greek state putting money into sobering bonds is supposed to be one of the safest ways of an investment but
apparently not when it comes to greece since the bond holders thought they invested using what was supposed to be sound advice but as it turned out for many they would have been nor better off than if they had just rolled the dice. you bought was going to. germany and france is also wiring the use champions of austerity that's newly elected president francois hollande plans to renegotiate the finance fiscal pact driven by german chancellor. that's up for debate in today's edition of the kaiser report the full program coming your way later today. as a new president will the euro krauts let him do anything in france doesn't matter who the president is they are simply being taken care of by the bureaucrats in brussels who in turn are being taken care of by the technocrats in some other country who are journey to being taken care of by the kleptocrats in washington on
wall street in the city of london they're all being taken care of by the fabulous banking cartel and they're doing such a bang up job of it. this is auntie now thousands of supporters of former dictator more market daffy are still being held in libyan prisons with many of them being tortured that's according to a new u.n. report many jails a secret and under the control of armed rebels who refuse to comply with the country's new government lawrence freeman from the executive intelligence review magazine says there's no sign libya is getting any closer to democracy. this is a major disaster which was caused by the west and invasion regime change policy under the guise of humanitarian intervention the
responsibility to protect and i think the country is in terrible shape some people tell me in africa that the country may be on the verge of splitting up and was so it's created massive instability of course all over the site here in northern africa you have a tribal society you don't have a nationalistic clear direction misuse of a country so once you overthrew gadhafi who was no good no question about it but you did it in the way that the west did including the killing of. then you are setting up various tribal groups to vie for control and right now those tribal groups or from their own competing with one another including attacks on the national transitional government itself and it's good to have you with us here on our to today of the u.s. as part of the resuming weapons sales to bahrain despite human rights concerns washington previously for mr liveris to the key gulf ally following
a bloody crackdown on antigovernment protests demanding more democracy which began last year some experts believe the uproar among human rights activists over the latest decision is justified. one of the frustrations of the people in bahrain is this is one of the most organized this consistently nonviolent. pro-democracy struggle fight in terms of portion of the population and i had to really it was the largest oh you have a spring pro-democracy protests in the country and the united states stood by while the bomb barring the regime and support of the saudis and other u.s. allies really crush this regime not just not just of persecuting the protesters but even sitting journalists to jail for daring to cover their protests and doctors and nurses to jail for daring to. heal to try to help the you know who wouldn't it. seem assume that was saddam hussein a lot of america however southeast asia. dictators we support like mentally and
mubarak and i think the for the problem of course of course you know it was too late for us to stop what happened. in tunisia egypt and yemen but thanks to bahrain's relatively small sized intervention by saudi troops that pro-democracy story will unfortunately i would screw was crushed and it was just last weekend when bahraini authorities arrested the country's leading human rights activist stand foremost critic of the growing family on charges of inciting protests through social networks that he let out a job be detained just days as well before filtering on julian assange just program here on our teeth in that program the whistleblower gets insights from the right job into the uprisings in the arab states got a special section on our website to talk called you can watch that and if you catch on. i speak to two leading revolutionaries
one from the right where the revolution failed was in egypt where the revolution is now in turmoil what makes a revolution and where is the arab spring going to come. a mass hunger strike by a palestinian prisoners over their detention without charge and treatment by israel is increasing unrest across the west bank over fifteen hundred detainees have been refusing food for almost a month now as their supporters clash with israeli forces on a almost daily basis youth is at the forefront of the protests are being met with a brutal response from soldiers but this report artie's paula slayer. the scenes are all too familiar children throwing stones soldiers brandishing rifles major confusion very often it's very difficult for the army to determine who throw stones but a message has to be sent to the local population but that won't be tolerated and
the message is delivered brutally these children were playing in a side street in east jerusalem when undercover israeli soldiers attacked them and forced them into their vehicle how are you items that's for he caught me by the neck and started choking me he dragged me to the current through me inside and i told him i was hurting me but they said it's not their problem. i report issued by defense for children international found that in most cases children are arrested in the middle of the night they were blindfolded their hands are tied and they taken in a military vehicle to an interrogation center by the time a child arrives here at off a prison he will have been detained for up to eight days in the end because of pressure almost all plead guilty but it's far from clear they really are well a sickening and he told me the best way to get out is to confess they said they had four soldiers testimonies and it's testimony as one month in prison so i confessed i eventually said i did
a little war but the truth says it to him is that he was at his grandparents' house for the festival of ied they'd been clashes between army and palestinian youths and the soldiers had started going from house to house rounding up youngsters. they wanted to take anyone they didn't care who i told them i wasn't throwing stones but they kept hitting me and saying we know it was you know aside from the arrests and illegal detentions in the last decade israeli forces have killed almost one and a half thousand palestinian children but the i.d.f. justifies its actions by saying many of them are used by adults as pawns one incident that's been publicized a lot was when a fourteen year old palestinian boy was caught at a checkpoint with a suicide belt attached to him since june one thousand nine hundred sixty seven more than three quarters of a million palestinian men women and children have been through the israeli military courts a statistic that underscores the perpetual palestinian search for justice policy r.t. katon
a village. still ahead for you this hour here on our. politically correct. graduate from high school go to college get a job that's the conventional path for u.s. students towards the so-called american dream or rather it was for with a struggling economy and the rising cost of education the search for stability has become a roll of the dice. explains. it's the heaviest investment a young american can make now becoming
a trillion dollar ticking time bomb for the nation i have twenty thousand dollars or forty thousand dollars and one hundred fifty thousand and that the u.s. student loan bubble has inflated larger than car or credit card debt in this ballooning crisis graduates now have financial deficits that rival home mortgages are not in new york many have taken to the streets protesting against the on the fordable cost of higher education we're already seeing a large increase in the number of student loan defaults across the country and that's coming at a rate that is similar to the rate when the when the mortgages mortgage loans started to default as well and like i said this has a cumulative effect and it's a downward spiral according to reports more than fifty percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or working wage jobs that don't even require a degree now unlike either of that student that cannot be dismissed for bankruptcy
this means loans that u.s. students and account for higher education follows them for decades or possibly the rest of their lives mike freedman has a ph d. in biology and works as a part time teacher because he can't find a full time position it's the option of getting an education and being in a state of financial or economic insecurity for the rest of your life according to the federal reserve bank of new york americans sixty years or older still over thirty eight billion dollars in student debt and ten percent of that group is past due on payments senior citizens can even have their social security checks taken away the money reportedly redirected to banks waiting to collect. as the investment of a degree morphs from security to risk more americans are reportedly turning to online colleges to save money while others are soon. for a refund dozens of lawyers have filed class action lawsuits against their own law
schools accusing the colleges of fraud and inflating employment figures. it was an american dream when qualification equated to security but now the once cherished degree. appears to be no more than a gamble marina port r.t. new york now i do remember that our website provides plenty of coverage on all of the stories of those so much more in store lining clothing. system in the kindergarten lessons old patriotic upbringing in la include praising the role of troops in the second world war those details are called. plus other things three d. check out more stunning multi-dimensional pictures taken with the help of a cutting edge russian satellite to find those which at last are at odds here.
and in just a moment we'll get to the aussie world updated. on a motorbike can be a life or death decision for some on india's roads that's where safety laws mean men must wear helmets but there's no requirement covering women exposing them to possible danger. explains. to outsiders it's complete chaos i think it's quite scary they need to do something about it to stop following the rules i think it's quite stupid really it's chaotic it's somebody from the times no no idea of the rules and regulations but it does it please but to indians it's every day life you're so used. to. treat people writing in. so it just grows your
mind we're just riveted that. it's quite funny. the streets of new delhi are the deadliest in india some estimate that at least five people die every day in collisions but while men are required to wear helmets when riding two wheelers which dominate the roads in delhi the city's high court hasn't been able to make mandatory helmet wearing a rule for women the issue has been particularly divisive in india's large sikh population think men are required by religion to wear a turban and since you can't wear a helmet on top of a turban all seats were exempt from the safety measure but since sikh women don't usually wear turbans i made it hard for law enforcement to identify a sikh woman from a non sikh woman so in the name of fairness to all women or accept from the world say oh. but indian women's issues over the helmets extends beyond just the sikh community women of all backgrounds in delhi opt not to wear
a helmet but this isn't about religious duty this is about plain old vanity on the me i don't like wearing a helmet because when i go for part is it spoils my makeup and my hair. experts say indian women routinely don't make safety a priority for men. to neglecting them so it's it's we were not programmed to neglect themselves so if there is a. if there's any health crisis it rich and the woman of the house then the man is taken to a doctor the woman is not. free now all the havoc over the home it will be put on hold and women will continue to commute hard hat free regardless of the risks preassure either r t new delhi india. i know we are coming to you live from moscow around three thousand the opposition activists have gathered in the ukrainian capital kiev many of them demanding the release of jailed ex prime minister yulia
timoshenko the country's leadership is facing accusations at home that the former premier has been jailed for political reasons lithuania's president has warned kiev of a growing crisis of trust with the new over the case this after a visiting team in a hospital where she's recovering hollowing a three week hunger strike she's currently serving seven years for abuse of power and office is also being treated by doctors for chronic back pain her hunger strike began after she said she had been beaten by prison staff which is denied by the authorities her opponents in ukraine allege claims of physical abuse and poor health and nothing more than political games. straight to indonesia for the r.t. world update now on the remains of thirty two people have now been recovered from the crash site of the russian sukhoi superjet which struck a mountainside. forty five people on board the airliner which was on
a demo flight for possible buyers when they went down search teams have spent days battling through highly difficult remote mountainous terrain to reach the wreckage the plane's manufacturer says there's no evidence of technical problems with the aircraft prior to the disaster. four people have been killed and seventeen wounded in a car bomb attack on a police prison convoy in northwest pakistan at least one officer died in the blast which targeted an armed escort following a van with prisoners in the city of peshawar the police vehicle was destroyed in the explosion which caused extensive damage nearby but none of the detainees were injured it's not yet known who was responsible militants do operate in the area. two people are missing about as many as ten thousand may now be homeless after a blaze tour through a squatters settlement in the philippines fire crews had to call on the coast guard to help by spraying water from manila bay on to the flames several concrete walls
surrounding the makeshift buildings had to be knocked down so people could have scraped it follows another fire in the south of the country two days ago in which seventeen died in a department store. and check this out a surfer from hawaii will certainly be riding high today after the guinness world record also acknowledged him as conquering the biggest surfing wave ever forty four year old garrett mcnamara wasn't on home sees however he did this last november in portugal it's taken since then to have his amazing achievement confirmed the huge weight you're seeing right here measured over twenty three meters that's almost almost a metre higher than the previous record. now obesity is a ballooning problem in the west but so too it appears in the very description of some claiming the word obese is offensive was now raging over whether use of a medical term is fine or falls fall of political correctness. went to the streets
of new york to chew the fat with the big people. the u.k.'s national institute for health and clinical excellence has issued a guidance suggesting that the word obese might be too upsetting and derogatory to use is this a case of political correctness gone mad this week let's talk about that last forty pounds is that when you were still heavy and someone called you obese with that offend you. have been called worse you know what's worse calling someone obese or calling someone fat. the same thing. so should we not address the facts because it actually you can dress it like that's just. it's just better things we don't but it's bad for people like at least the heart trouble and . who is in charge of deciding when
a word is slang and when and word is the proper term. i mean you don't really want the government to be in charge of that that's for sure of anything yeah i mean the government shouldn't be in the in the in the game of policing what you say certainly of what you think you know what if someone called you whitey if somebody called me why do you say that probably accurate but but you would you be offended no so why do people take offense to some words and not other words. probably because they care about what other people think it's an insecurity so we should just stop caring about what other people think and then the whole p.c. thing all go away it's not like you should start caring what other people think you should start caring more about what you think they get so matters in the context that it's used like if you look at somebody and say damn they're obese that's a that in that context i think it's derogatory i think to say the word obese or say obesity in general and when you talk about a condition is it would not be derogatory just a statement of of a problem in
a society maybe if we ever did this word to people would feel oh ok maybe oh it'll be good for a while regular people so there's no problem and was he one think about to what to take exactly like what are we afraid to college drug user or drug user exactly you know this is so big so what where we should escape from the pros defied the problem the night escape for a bit whether or not you think the word obese is derogatory the bottom line is it's also a medical condition and simply avoiding the word is not going to make the issue go away. all right back in just a moment with the headlines. please
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