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voices of concern over civil violence scream out in bahrain as loud as a formula one cars get a race around strapped but you're still left heard by those quick to butt into the affairs of libya and syria. the i.m.f. moves to quarantine the flammable euro zone from the global economy as e.u. politicians come up some popular union sentiments. and we weigh up china's argue conditions as a country keeps knocking on the doors of the nations will already have access to the energy rich region. of the russian capital you're with josh the roar of formula one engines will be
heard in bahrain this weekend despite the gulf states still shaking under civil unrest anti regime activists have pledged to boycott the event and step up their protest while two members of the force india team have already fled the state after they were caught up in clashes on their way back from the track but is actually going to go now reports unlikely beyond syria this uprising surprisingly off the radar. it took a car fire ahead of a major sporting event for the world to notice the flames of discord engulfing a small island nation in the persian gulf but breena superheating in the smoke of an ongoing struggle between protesters and police the most recent have been happening in a hurry for more than a year now protesters say this is the longest lasting revolt in the arab spring but so far the only result has been an increase in violence on all sides scenes from the capital be a more than passing similarity to the pictures out of the embattled syrian city of
homs but at the city's enjoyed a very different level of attention. and the media stayed surprisingly silent considering their stance on other middle eastern revolutions they were all but silent when the bahraini revolution was crushed last year there are all but silent about the human rights abuses in bahrain itself and the formula one race has just focused attention on that society and when the media does turn to the hurricane they seem to do more harm than good foreign media coverage but it also has a big you always use the framework of the sheer force us because this is what they all understand that this actually helps the governments to see whether it was the whole story is very essential because the opposition says hundreds have been wounded and standoffs with police and many sacked from their jobs or arrested for taking part in mass protests but unlike in syria and libya no one has called for
foreign intervention. variance problems put before the international human rights council europeanization american countries were enthusiastic about exploring this issue but the us prefer to believe it to be independent commission created here by the government it did bring back several really human rights defenders who are in exile everyone speeds out of town much of the media and the world's attention is likely to follow in the rain in a go school. nato intervention in syria may be on the horizon with turkey planning to plead for the lines of support the country has seen clashes between us its army and the rebels recently spilling over the border into its territory i'm cursed bid was revealed by the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton who was speaking in paris after a ministerial gathering of the pro opposition countries. well she also called on the global aaronson bargo and tough for financial sanctions against the masters if
it fails to abide by a cease fire the pentagon has also said it's ready to carry out military action in syria if needed meanwhile the u.n. has signed a motion with the government on the terms of the international bodies monitoring group under the agreement observers have the freedom to go anywhere in the country they were based researcher sarah morris success the importance of their mission cannot be emphasized enough. this is incredibly significant especially when we consider a lot of the other regional neighbors of syria behaving very poorly and provoking violent conflict in syria and suggesting that they want to arm the rebels and continue and actually increase the level of violence that's happening in syria so we have this region that's actually instigating violence and we have the so-called friends of syria of western powers really who will have no influence over syria and have very little to say or do because they they don't have any relationships they
don't have any information that will provide any help to the people of syria to solve this crisis so with those two efforts happening you know between the arab league and the friends of syria it's actually very refreshing to have a u.n. observer mission because it's talking to everybody people are taking it seriously and so this is very promising indeed to see these developments and it's not a solution that's going to solve everything in one day for example and it will take many different compromises and steps but with patience i think that this is certainly the best and most promising development that we've seen in a long time. and still to come here on r t all hatred dies hard study and a fresh clean again and south sudan step back to the brink of war as the third while violent words use of rockets were fired by also. these tree trunks of one of the few successful parts of the four jets to try to bring
transport to the russian north the further down the line the project having cost sounds of lives lost eighteen for more discoveries in russia close up coming out. now protecting the world from europe that's the latest task set forth by the i.m.f. with plans to wreck the four hundred billion dollar financial wall round of the. it's intended to prevent the euro crisis from spreading further due to its serious threat to the global economic recovery but in you are those financial woes are reshaping the political landscape and we report in france where today is the last day of campaigning before presidential elections on sunday. it hasn't been the perfect marriage that they agreed where it mattered most of the time. a tandem seen as key an easy decision making. that france's relationships with berlin and brussels have hit a rough patch the french election if you look at the campaign in france i think
because on the right side there's mrs le pen this is a brand wants to reintroduce her for the french franc the french currency christmas all wants to renegotiate the the the treaty on the fiscal compact incumbent nicolas sarkozy is no exception pledging to freeze france's e.u. funding and bringing back border controls over in the left corner. a rally rejects europe's budget belt tightening pact people are uneasy with the fact that they or contributing to the failed policies in other parts of the u. then people don't really understand why is it that there's more and more legislation coming from the european level in member states have to adjust it for the mostly pro euro french public it's about jobs and social security just as brussels and berlin want tough cutbacks. and that doesn't rest easy with voters who gave a resounding no to giving the e.u.
machine even more power seven years ago even though it's been a perfect tool to offload questionable policies. criticising europe can be a convenient scapegoat because it appeals to people who do not like the functioning of europe and it can divert responsibility if something goes wrong it's not the fault of the government or nicolas sarkozy it's the fault of europe it's easy to lay into this place where e.u. problems are half a billion spent of finding the fault that's really gotten under the skin of french voters as part of another what's more these promises of all that heard before regardless of who gets. what everything really changed between paris and brussels. europe for europe for. europe for the brain curves europe for trade with europe for. business oh he's it europe of cities of europe of social rights and the rest of the continents watching to knowing that
whoever its next partner is a honeymoon phase is out of the question. sylvia archie brussels. the i.m.f. here is on plan however still needs eighty billion dollars more and the hope is that a fast growing countries known as the brics were up will make up the shortfall russia has pledged billion u.s. dollars bought a long way the rest of the emerging economies once a greater say in how it spanned meeting today in washington ministers from the group of twenty industrialized nations will focus on their funding brazil russia china india and south africa are expected to come up with the eighty billion but ask for a bigger sway over the international bank. president christine legarde was optimistic that a compromise would be reached but commenting on the plan of vestment advisor patrick young doesn't have much faith a move will help save the euro zone. this is absolutely a counter killer some for the euro zone there is no way no matter how hard large
the sea of guards are no matter how big it is that the i.m.f. is currently assembling nobody can afford to pay for entirely in government debt it is simply impossible we are pushing nations on the mediterranean fringe all of europe into if we expect that they're going to stay in the euro zone it's a tragic but i learned from government the option is quite clear they need to say we cannot pay our debts we cannot survive in the euro zone and we need to leave them in the case of greece they need to establish a new product mark because otherwise the euro is not going to continue and frankly western europe is going to just become completely and utterly maneuver in the new dynamics of the global economy. across the euro zone are fanning the flames of protest quite literally in some cases parents here cause we record and want to tell you because even that has started burning its blood help now to piece this together governments to listen. plus one austrian village is seeking
a change of name saying they want something a little less in the city also like that all their roadside stella by so many are hunters. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations rule the day. now it seems time is becoming increasingly hungry for a slice of the arctic's energy pine on a tour of europe the country's premier wen jiabao is expected to try to strike a deal with iceland as part of china's effort to gain a foothold in the icy region discuss china's implications of vicious let's talk to dr again chan research fellow at the east asia it is their decision thanks very much indeed for being here with us in the program first off in your opinion how
does china stand to gain from the arctic. but actually china generally could benefit from the accelerated i saw gabrielle going in from the arctic region which we should or the provides and seasonally. routes connecting a europe north america north america and asia and otherwise out disk would also provide access to those on develop so resources in the arctic region which is also why they are for china's development right while china is seeking to join the arctic council which is the group coordinating communication between arctic hold forth do you see china making a kid out of what is a sion i do use a very possible you and your future there china could get in. permanent observer ship in the consul because no actually our lot of. members inside this. consul already show their support to china's position
is especially those not of congress. well you know as expanding both political and economic a a tremendous pace and out of horrific and third until a lot of western countries so in your opinion do you think i would be brave enough would he dare give beijing potentially more sway. this is a very interesting question actually i mean we have to see the two sides of this problem underway here and you are right chinese rising rising very quickly also politically and economically their source some of the western conference actually should have cautious their stores trying to survive you're right you're actually hesitant to give china this kind of status in the uk the council but on the other hand actually somewhat the western countries for example canada yeah they also want to take on the vondish of the rise of china and the result asia as a whole region sawdust why do you also want to use this as an opportunity to.
china of all more business opportunities in the region so i think we have to look at it of two sides of the problem. i doubt it is our conditions in more detail you know geographically china is no were near the arctic air and there have what i've great reversal and will find presence in the north self in this context could be should be overstretching it's our idea we cannot. estimate china's polar developments capability actually china has one up there was most advanced color research and development capabilities china has been investing a shooter amount of money and for a long time into this whole about among the courses i think china is actually said are very far away targets there no doubt this area is a very strategically important area and there are. a number of threats
inside china very good. future development in the region. we cannot underestimate that's all right brian if you can how much do you think in china hope to achieve what if arctic ambitions. i think first of china will use always diplomatic skills to try to gain more support from from the not a country which are more friendly towards trial in this region are not a problem are another uses or china were also us is an army our each should gain the support current city but worst is you know crisis specially if for example i sir and i think china will owe you are you small fees or wells to do to gain their support in the region. right now after a gang can thanks very much indeed had to research fellow at east asian institute thanks very much for it out here on r t o he is here well might. there watching are
you live from moscow let's now take a look at some other stories from around the world thousands of fishermen in chile have gathered to protest against new fishing gloried forms the government passed a bill in march to help sustain the country's salmon stocks and prevent overfishing the law has been criticized and it claims will have a negative impact on efforts to bring jobs back to the sector. more than a year after its last mission the space shuttle discovery has arrived at its final resting place this is studying air and space museum just outside washington in nearly thirty years of service the u.s. is most traveled a total of three hundred sixty five days in orbit circling the earth nearly six thousand times the decision to retire a discovery was made in two thousand and four so nasa could concentrate on building new space ships which are still said to be several years away. the region mass murderer anders breivik has arrived for the fifth day of his trial after boasting
of plans to be had the country's former prime minister and post of food online during his trial he's given fascist salute in court and shed tears at his own anti islam propaganda video it grants to carrying out the bomb and shooting massacre that killed seventy seven people in norway last year on cross-talk at eleven thirty g.m.t. in spital bell looks at the underlying message behind the attacks. to call those extremists so yes we accept that we were good to see minority of all i'm saying is that there is a minority if you want to show you the minority there is a minority of people who exist within the muslim community who are extremists who don't believe in the democratic values we do believe in cleve's for coexistence and cold rooms and what we do is tanisha whole faith system whole communities based on your actions over a small number of minority extremist that exist in all you're not really going to rachel and the reason i am going to france i am very sorry buddy rachel go ahead.
isn't that exactly what we're trying to do with breivik right now is to paint all the right wing people who have moderate points of view about immigration and cultural integration with the same brush saying that this kind of rhetoric is responsible for his actions the. u.n. secretary general ban ki moon has blasted south sudan for its military incursion and seizure of it while field from sudan and he called it a clearly illegal act and urged both sides to seize hostilities as the two nations and closer to outright war the blame for which some say could be put where only out of feet of those behind a separation opted to states the issue that everyone see is oil and the war to be more clear you should read my understanding there were many years or following this is that the ratio of the two countries was actually unnecessary and wrong and the obsessive nature of the united states led by the us ambassador susan
rice and the british and the europeans to have this separation without settling any of the issues has actually made the situation worse now you have south sudan which it believes has to full backing of the united states and they took over we aggressive as i was leaving the country last thursday and they invaded a town inside sudan. the oil production center and therefore that precipitated the whole escalation but they violated the saddam hussein down and they would not have done that if they didn't seem to have support from the united states and britain and others. right now and sit back and check out what do you are if you close a team has a story for us this time round. today
hallmark reports from the area where the crushing hold has for decades taught authorities that building a permanent transport infrastructure there is mission impossible by that imitation of enormous oil and gas reserves the socket plan has to offer in means no one is allowed to give up. making trips through the tundra part of this region's name. means in the local language the end of the earth and for centuries it's to fight all attempts at permanent access to wars here as in central parts of russia if you want to go somewhere you just get in a car and go at it here it's impossible you have to wait for the river and for all to take a plane but it's very difficult when you are separated from the rest of the country the surface is blasted by blizzards in winter and melts into swamps in summer supports for bridges have to be driven dozens of meters deep and the roof foundations packed down repeatedly to stop it collapsing back into the this joint
project is an attempt to bring transport to the land but the end of the earth but it's not the first time and previous attempts of left a shadow over the whole region started in one nine hundred forty nine tens of thousands of prisoners toiled in summer heat and cold and stalin's dream of a trans polar railway line conditions were brutal and thousands who worked and starved to death or shot by their captors that's not what. people away for refusing to work seeing even a couple of words about stalin they gave us our prisoners and sent us here to watch over them building this railway had we refused he would have shot us as well in one hundred fifty three the pro. it was abandoned built without any proper heavy equipment the unfinished track and embankments quickly subsided back into the all that's left over a few bridges buildings and the long shadow of this corner of. this
bridge is part of stalin's infamous road of death but since this project so many others have failed to put permanent roads here in the russian arctic some of the only people to see these historical monuments are teams of road drivers who have given his companions trying to penetrate some of the furthest reaches of its vast. they've seen abandoned villages in the mountain peaks and even a settlement that had never been reached by wheeled vehicles before you know to give. you a ride in this area you begin to see the world in a very different way these places are. with enormous care small reserves discovered in the far north the commitment has been made to put shoot money and resources towards road and rail building this time but there's a lot of work ahead for russia's arctic use any of its vast isolation.
why it's time now to get away with crimes on the ground running under these are expected to bring more cash into the i.m.f. so market reaction to that quite dry and they've been following itself hurried every ten billion that's expected to come from russia out of the four hundred billion dollars bond markets are concerned about she responded to see that. the pin day trading typically on friday afternoon here in moscow i've got the answer yes i am i said it sounds half a percent down the perhaps the investors will respond to the remarks our see that me let's have a look at the stocks and see who is losing and who was gaining we've got lots of red flags on the screen for you just around her. five percent down the biggest loans a hairbrush a new coal and now it's really going into it best second percentage point. down deepening at the losses will be paid to the hall percent down and not quite as
bad as yesterday as they were five percent down on say that it's off to the news that they're being sued because of hundreds of oil spills in westside paris that new story taking its toll now russia is still likely behind its fellow economies in terms of investment attractiveness. or asset management police companies will have back in to the russian economy though once the government is in full swing once it's announced. if you look at the current location or how the brick allocation works for many investors it's predominantly china now with thirty percent in them the rest is divided into brazil which has almost thirty percent of our case and while india and russia make up fourteen each however this fourteen percent of the russian allocation is by no means allocated to the portfolio of an
emerging market before yet as investors have been holding off in view of the elections in view of hoping to learn more of the following reform program so there is much catching up to do as we've learned from the investors and we believe that after we will see the reform program of which we are very confident of being able to ration we will see the return of many of the long term investors also to the russian market. business by russia second biggest mobile operator megaphone could list up to pull in london as early as july according to media reports the company plans to raise up to four billion dollars it would be the biggest missing all the london stock exchange in a year. sticking with russia let's check out the ruble performance for this hour it is indeed gainey gets the u.s. dollar and it's losing against the common currency this hour the year is just just
pull them back from the highs it was last hour is one person one at fifty five lows of news events going on in europe today we have the spanish bond auction this week it went rather well we've got the french presidential election happening. as well as we check out leaflets in the next hour we'll be able to see that they are gaining it now i said earlier that german business confidence was expected to fall short well it's actually been a surprise and it's come out rolled up positive it's called the so investors a really well not quite as positive as i would call. more to scare you so to speak at this hour let's check out the oil prices they are indeed gaining with the light sweet tools one hundred three dollars per barrel of grants one hundred eighteen and a half dollars per barrel for uk obama the us president was saying he's going to intervene in the market supply the twenty third if i were going to see a new laws restricting investors for all manipulating the markets i pray that is
the markets are now mareena i'll be back in about fifteen minutes with already sounds great many things for much indeed for bringing us the very latest also coming up in the program here in our tease our special report as promised on u.s. energy companies ignoring health concerns and civil rights to drill for gas riot under people's homes and after a brief recap of our top stories in just a few moments stay with us.
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