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rising up against austerity millions of europeans sign up for block wide action against cuts protests underway in almost every nation on the court. before a former syrian rebels secures overwhelming recognition from from all other european states and the us told. us a sex scandal triggered by revelations the former cia chief treated smashers america's p.r. push in afghanistan and the reputation of the current celebrity.
pleasure to have you with us here on r.t. today i'm sure life in moscow it is a day of unity like europe hasn't seen in years though for all the wrong reasons a series of protests are underway across the block with millions expected to show up in a resoundingly course saying no to austerity these are the latest pictures you see right here from madrid already hundreds of flights have been canceled nations paralyzed by walkouts and general strikes but let's hear now from marty's sara furthur she's at the epicenter of it all that would be in madrid. in the center and you can see behind me the police cars already lining the streets to go to the police helicopter say that heads were already getting figures in there's been a number of arrests already made today here in the trade of course is not just spain the striking today is political we call greece we've got it's really all getting involved in this movement and
a number of other countries as well belgian cyprus molton the united kingdom are all say going to be having various demonstrations throughout the day rallying around this one mess. they didn't that is tool stereotype and now we've been covering the story very very closely since the very beginning of the euro crisis and as time has gone are we seeing how the devastating story of the horrifying thing is continue to climb in spain here the minute more than twenty five percent unemployment portugal where we were just a day or two we get a record high the fifteen percent unemployment rate in greece is close to receive levels of unemployment that twenty five percent plus when he thinks these figures together salute the devastating numbers of people now that's what he was suffering under these very strict all star team as it is estimated more than twenty five million people unemployed across europe this is the first time we're seeing this
protest movement forcing food is in a clued in ated demonstration is these countries get together to take part in europe in isolation hold the debate it is really going to be another wakeup call the european union leaders that we talk a lot about austerity of cool say the last couple of days we've been talking to people in europe we've been on twitter easing the hostile all sexy means osting people how this is affected their lives in the stories just keep on coming in that really to me the course you are at now is that enough is enough is the european leaders continue to push these countries look over the own the brink even further would very closely today what happens you going to see these large scale movements will it be a game changer will the euro can lead is to listen to this follow us throughout the day we're going to be keeping you updated of course watching very very closely as the details of fodor's this european mega strike continues going all the way across
the continent the surface right there and up with jobs increasingly scarce and little prospects down the line southern europe is experiencing an exodus of workers having lost hope and these are dry. economic times many southern europeans are opting to travel north to find their fortune as r.t. as maria fanaa reports are eyes are on the politicians are struggling to bring about prosperity back home. and those low terry teahouse anyone in need is welcome here in the queue for food traditionally immigrants from somalia but and this is new some europeans as well. who want a father of three came here from spain eleven months ago after he lost his job and gained debts instead to do in a given to put out i came here with hope i was forced to leave spain due to the economic crisis and bank recession here i work and make three thousand euros a month and i can pay my debts in spain. milena is not queuing for food she
cooks originally from colombia she first immigrated to spain but the crisis pushed him move further on she now works at a cafe in always famous movie music and while she serves those who come here to admire the world famous scream she says her life if only they knew would probably provoke an even stronger impression on the visitors. it's hard. it's not as easy as they show it on t.v. you go from one country to another like a rolling stone you have kids and nothing to feed them with and no job. in september the unemployment rate within the eurozone hit a record high of eleven point six percent in the seventeen countries united by a common currency for more than eighteen million people are now out of work that's an increase of around five thousand every day since august during the years of growth year of was in desperate need of a cheap labor force and therefore provided immigrants from all over the globe with
work but with the worst economic crisis since the second world war now in the gulf in the continent not only is the able to provide jobs for outsiders it cannot even create works for locals turning the tables and sending many of those in a search for a better life abroad to know we for example and on eurozone and only used state two factors some analysts say that have averted this can even country from disaster. in our region krone is one of the safest currencies in europe many people here in germany and in other european countries believe that our monetary system is being pressed up against the wall and this makes us weak is when the economic crisis fully engulfed greece last year brussels was on alert then a bailout treaty brought hope and relief apparently for mature spain and portugal joined the club and someone will still be others to come let's face it i know switzerland and norway are not a you members they're doing better than any other european country denmark and the
czech republic the e.u. countries and we never hear things about the whole system when it steals all the major powers from states political economic diplomatic and military and give it to brussels and washington is doomed with german chancellor angela merkel saying at least five more years will be needed to recover it's clear. countries like no we will not have a deficit in labor force at least some more decades greif notion r t from you know we germany and france. if you can do stay with us here on r.t. for our continued coverage of the e.u. mega strike as workers continue to unite against sweltering austerity. this is r.t. now a serious foreign form of rebel coalition is collecting international approval
france is the first western state to recognize it as the sole voice of the syrian people other european nations and the us which was behind the group set up stopped short of doing the same as a correspondent in the middle east. but there is increasing attention focusing around this opposition coalition still quite a nebulous group at the moment and france is going in the furthest recognizing this group as the so representative of the syrian people and perhaps expressing their hope than a reality at the moment when they added that they really were throwing their weight behind the idea of this as a government in exile just waiting to come in and take power the u.s. didn't go that far i did say that it recognized this group as a representative of the syrian people but they wanted to wait until this group better represented people actually inside syria the e.u.
members as well they hailed the process of the formation of this group but they didn't go any further than that it was france that made a similar declaration throwing its weight behind libya's national transition council shortly after that the nato bombing of gadhafi forces in libya began france has supplied already communications a non-lethal equipment to anti asaad rebels in syria and rems a government is filmed it will consider supplying weapons to this opposition coalition at the moment though france's foreign ministry admits that it can't do that because there is an arms embargo in place on the sides in the syrian conflict however there are reports that the u.k. may push for that arms embargo to be lifted despite six. the gulf states giving their support to this opposition coalition the arab league itself wasn't able to
make a unanimous decision only support of this council and so wilson's able to give it their official backing this. coalition is being filmed in qatar after very intense negotiations and some intense international pressure to try and unite this opposition it's difficult to see at the moment whether it is very truly representative of the syrian people in this brutal civil war that's going on but in syria that surface so far estimated to have claimed over thirty six thousand lives . and a professor of international relations mark almond believes the u.s. is actually trying to act as if it's not meddling in syria and so internal affairs the united states which is to lead from behind to use the term that was used about obama's role in libya it wants to give the impression that there are regional states playing this part in part european states like france the other is the new
united states is a bit of a quandary about who to support. in syria in the sense that we don't know exactly who come out on top president along with the new coalition is not the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people but also been known to be the future government of syria but by definition a democratic governor has to be decided by the people in the country rather than by her and sponsors the point is that we have a chaotic ensemble of horses we have a growing role business and islamists of course supported by the islamic regimes in saudi arabia rebel states they are not worried by the sort of people who were very long beards and have a very taliban like after all they supported the taliban in afghanistan until two thousand and one. the free syrian army does say though it is not in control of who exactly is fighting within its own ranks the spokesman of the key military branch of the syrian opposition admits that a growing number of extremists have now joined the rebel forces. you know i mean
it's not a regular army but the soldiers of the revolution some troops claim to be part of the efficacy but at the same time do not follow orders killings take place but as we are in a revolution we cannot control such events certainly there are some extremists some gangs and some thieves who want to take advantage of the uprising. and watching thanks for joining us today. next generation of leaders. top level politicians to develop. up to western rival to try and find a compromise. and just a few minutes. of reindeer gracefully dancing across the arctic tundra more than just a scenic image it is a way of life traditionally the people are. herders and though in many ways they
lead a simple and rustic life they are also highly skilled and organized in their trade . another weekend will be preparing for. a response this summer depending. on the day we found this particularly camp they were settled near the coast of the see here four families work together to manage nearly a thousand reindeer herding reindeer is not just a job for the people in fact they say it's a part of their entire culture heritage and way of life and back they say that they can use almost every single part of the reindeer to help them survive. a deer is a means of transportation. for the outside and. the life in the tundra is harsh and so before winter hits many of the children are helicoptered to the center of the district and not for boarding school. in
the net students learn different languages utilize modern technologies through specialized grant programs and even more arts skills all within a protected environment the school was founded and named for. a scientist who wanted a better way of life for his people but even with the most progressive ideas in education many say they don't want to trade the modern life for their beloved tundra. but i have returned to the tundra and i actually like it here if you're outside there's fresh air fresh water looks at the site you can see here it's a joyful sight. a sentiment that hopefully ensures that russia's northern reindeer will have caretakers for generations to come.
it is a. time this is our with me of all research showing that the u.s. campaign in afghanistan has suffered a military grade below with at least two celebrity generals and veterans of the intervention falling from grace a sex scandal that started with revelations of the ex cia chief having an affair has now claimed the reputation of the current afghan campaign. catherine off as the latest on that. in the papers here in afghanistan for transit star and battlefield felled at cia by an affair this situation the reaction on the ground has been one of outrage people are really quite confused by this this whole scandal one of the comments that i heard from a person who wish to be anonymous in the foreign ministry is office was they founded really indicative of how well the afghan war effort is going in terms of u.s. policy if the top general in charge of it had time to send twenty to thirty thousand
pages worth of inappropriate e-mails people here have also expressed some confusion as to why these kinds of scandals would force these top men to resign and not for example the scandals that have really resonated among the people here on the ground for example the tragic massacre by a u.s. soldier of sixteen civilians here in afghanistan the burnings of the koran by officials here as well as regular policies like for example night raids which are so controversial here that often result in the deaths of civilians so people are quite confused by this scandal they're not quite sure what implications will have on the u.s. war effort here in afghanistan and of course it's coming on the heels of a very important talks between the u.s. and afghanistan the two countries have been in negotiations over what the u.s. will do with the remainder of its sixty eight thousand troops that are here that are due to withdraw by the twenty fourteen deadline some analysts i've spoken to on the ground here in kabul think that this embarrassing scandal will really be sort of a pardoning chip for some factions in afghanistan to be able to effectively get more
of what they want to say well look you know you guys here in the u.s. military top brass don't necessarily have the credibility to pull off certain policy options and that's really been the concern as one of the fall outs of the scandal but of course if we look at the big picture in terms of u.s. policy in afghanistan it really has been crisis after crisis it's not just these resignations betray us and the implication of general allen we've seen the u.s. spend nearly six hundred billion dollars in its eleven year effort in afghanistan the insurgency the taliban insurgency has low. actually remained on the ballot by that we've also see in the u.s. actively shifting towards other policies for example trying to train afghan soldiers to to take over after twenty fourteen and that too has been marred by scandal with nearly fifty four americans being killed in the so-called green on blue attacks showing that the u.s. influence is really waning here in this country another concern is of course the implication on the morale of the troops here the american troops who are not
necessarily welcomed in this country they're not the scandal is not going to help them continue to operate on the ground and there's also the concern that the u.s. is really shifting from person based policy to a robotic policy what i'm referring to is the drone strikes afghanistan has seen three hundred and thirty three drone strikes in the past year alone that's more than pakistan somalia and yemen combined. of course but at least a couple of reporting there from kabul and dr charlie are from the gentile school of international affairs and india believes the general's main mistake was ultimately a failure in afghanistan you have to look at it in the perspective of long wars and the stress of come on or not feed you are enough cover up these definitely has implications for the war that's going on there as well as the incident in libya when the u.s. ambassador was killed recently all of these are connected and the timing there's also use additional rivalry quite a few angles to give the administration the stool turned over as obama city as we
treat our own free election day that you know we're going to end a decade our normal for our going to end unless you know some generals are smeared i don't know i mean this we need to explore how the public relations disaster that's happening right now in unraveling ease related to the larger political issue of all the resources of these wars and the recriminations that are bound to occur at the end of every major war make this we did not yield anything in the form of victory or a concrete outcome for the united states. of course you can always get much more news on line that r.t. dot com including a clamp down on criticism in the united arab emirates online we've got the story of how the government of the gulf state has responded to what it calls the insults against the nation and also other zero tolerance way of fighting internet piracy and one man in america is jailed for fifteen years for selling six counterfeit yes that's the same sentence as some murderers get.
or at a lie from moscow this is our team of the chinese leader who can tell has. stepped down as head of the communist party ultimately clearing the way for his successor not once in a decade transition the vice president is expected to take over as the party leader on thursday and the next president in macia the transfer took place of the party congress which is drawn to a close in the country's capital the big question is how the new leadership will affect china's relations with its top political and economic rival the u.s. list but says america is desperately trying to maintain its position in the face of the emerging. board who is going to.
receive the ball where you. are the. one. with the rise in the east you have a lot. of latin america and they have it in asia. let's get some other global news now and there are reports of up to twenty fatalities in a series of explosions across iraq in central baghdad a car bomb a targeting a senior general killed a god in his convoy in a multiethnic city of quetta cook nine were killed and for. ten more killed in a place in the in a village south of the capital there were more detonations and other villages
without fatalities and the attacks come on the eve of the islamic new year festival a special date for the shia muslims who are the prime target for al qaeda. now jordan has seen much protests after the country's prime minister announced fuel prices would rise at least two thousand people flooded the main square of the capital amman supported by demonstrators in other cities across the country they were calling for a popular revolution and criticizing king abdullah the second which is punishable by jail under jordan's law in some cities the protests turned violent and the police had to use tear gas. to rare tornadoes were witnessed on japan's a one shoe island and one swept the ocean off the southwestern coast for about ten minutes ultimately disintegrating before reaching land at the same time though another slightly smaller one struck a province across the island to the north accompanied by severe thunderstorms and
hail no damage or injuries reported forecasters are warning though that more freak weather is to come. now let's get back to our top story here on r.t. a continent wide strike across. the measures in europe in italy protesters have clashed with police battling it out in clouds form by tear gas and smoke grenades there are mass rallies underway in the capital rome to with tens of thousands gathering there as well and in madrid at least seventy have been arrested in a violent showdown with police a further thirty four at least injured here at sea we are continuing to covering the protests as the day continues in-depth analysis and exactly what's driving the anger. just in a couple of minutes here on our program our special report called business mom are
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