tv [untitled] April 20, 2012 1:00pm-1:30pm EDT
egypt's tahrir square is once again filled with voices of discontent as thousands disillusioned with the outcome of the revolution protest against the current. clashes between anti regime protesters and police in bahrain finally get the attention of the international community as demonstrators threaten days of rage to coincide with the formula one grand prix. french candidates embrace euro skepticism to win hearts and minds the head of a presidential poll which could reshape the political landscape. also reporting this china turns its growing light towards the arctic because beijing's bid for the vast untapped resources and nations bordering the region the top stories this hour .
on the screen online around the world this is r.t. life here in moscow in egypt up to one hundred thousand demonstrators have again engulfed caro's town here square to protest against the ruling military council and rally involved supporters from opposite ends of the political spectrum with secular activists rubbing shoulders with islamists and joined in a common cause jacob kohlberg the president of the future of freedom foundation told me a little earlier that he had hoped for democracy following hosni mubarak's fall is still some way off. obviously things are moving toward trying to collusion here the military doesn't want to give up its privileged position in society but protesters want a genuine democratic system where this thing is headed to impossible to know you've got this complex force taking place there you've got the military dictatorship funded by the us doesn't want to relinquish power you've got
a whole range of protesters out there we go over centers to do you know i mean say we want a genuine democracy in this country the question is who is ultimately going to control the rate then reign of power here and the military is making it very clear that this isn't just a temporary transition to civilian rule they've made it very clear we're here to stay we're the ultimate power we will permit elections to be to be had but under our ultimate control we maintain the ultimate power in this society how is that a genuine there are received the protesters are realizing it's not. the ruler of formula one engines in bahrain this weekend will be mixed with the angry voices of the regime activists there promising days of rage after a year of arab spring protests police of fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators in clashes ahead of sunday's grand prix as artie's are going to reports unlike libya and syria this uprising has been off the radar it took
a car fire ahead of a major sporting event for the world to notice the flames of discord and golfing a small island nation in the persian gulf but green is suffocating in the smoke of an ongoing struggle between protesters and police there are three cities have been happening behind for more than a year now protests there say this is the longest lasting revolt in the arab spring but so far the only result from them has been an increase in violence on all sides . scenes from the capital barely more than a passing similarity to the pictures out of the embattled syrian city of homs but the two cities enjoyed a very different level of attention simple editions 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 formula one
races just focus the attention that society in the media does turn to her they seem to do more harm than good foreign media coverage but the law says you they always use the framework of birth here ford says because. they don't understand that this actually helps the government the city was there when the whole phrase experience such as the opposition says hundreds have been wounded in standoff 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. at the variance problems put before the international human rights council europeanization american countries were enthusiastic about exploring this issue but the us prefer to leave it to the independent commission created here where the government did bring about several needle bahraini human rights defenders who were next or formula
one speed out of town much of the media and the world's attention is likely to follow in bahrain it goes i t. well the website of you got com rocking for your opinion on why protests in bahrain aren't seen by the mainstream media as part of the arab spring let's have a look and see how the votes spread out so far but we can see no exposes that regime change in bahrain is not in western interest about intensity it's due to a lack of media coverage five percent you can see that i think that clashes in the country are considered religiously motivated and a tiny minority say it's because the protests are comparatively bloodless and your saying r.t. dot com it is probably. the leadership of the rebel free syrian army is calling for a foreign military intervention in their country even without u.n. backing that says the us pentagon said it's reviewing and planning additional measures that may be necessary to protect the syrian people and secretary of state
hillary clinton claimed turkey may seek nato support in dealing with damascus after gunfire and fighting spilled across the border last week artie's orks on the border went to the syrian city of daraa where the unrest is thought to started people there if they have any regrets. they call it the cradle of the syrian revolution when a group of schoolkids was arrested in that last spring for painting and they're feeding protesters took to the streets for days on and. the syrian military responded by rolling mean it's times even a year later the chief security officer in daraa is unapologetic demonstrators. shooting at civilians and of course their intention was to put the blame on the government and those kids give them a few food. things. but even among supporters it's not a view shared by everyone to protest in daraa and being seen crackdown by the
military to the turning point for syria and in hindsight some syrian officials now wish they handled it differently. we made a mistake when back in the days we didn't give a chance to syria based peaceful opposition to express itself more freely some of them truly care about the nation now we have to deal with the armed rebels the council in this stand ball and then you have religious sects like the selfies or the muslim brothers. which nellie's no longer bound to be here and merchants along lifted the syrian authorities and now trying to give the media on their side even though it's more foreign journalists into the country stipulated by the annan plan and. what they call the real picture. but the goal of tell the realities on the ground put their own spin on any p.r. effort. i think use of u.n.
monitors and foreign journalists rather on that are weapons intensify their attacks on the army units forcing syrian officials to abandon this we talked to her journal is back onto the bus is the government. the terrorist groups. any occasion any visit beach international or glorious to force the army to respond. while the subs government in the ability to find the right balance between freedom and security may have allowed this conflict to take off many analysts believe that learning how to do it is also crucial for its resolution president assad has long spoken about reforms he's been a popular president for most syrians for a long time because of his so-called reform i think this protest in syria actually . happened because you know there are people within the syrian regime who don't really want to bear the hardliners so so this actually helped sort of you know the
reform minded members of the regime in government. you know their reforms a lot more quickly if you're into the uprising is still one of the most turbulent cities in syria despite checkpoints all around it's part is reached on an almost daily basis and here people are just as afraid to talk as their freight. protest in daraa had been called the spark that ignited the syrian flame it's over the past year or scourged a sizable part of this country and while some syrian officials may now have regrets what their way point was handled it's not nearly enough to extinguish the fire it's not going to artsy syria. you're with r.t. we're live here in moscow with twenty four hours a day still ahead in the program this hour. these train tracks are one of the few successful parts of a project to try to bring transport to the russian far north of further down the
line the project having cost thousands of lives. we explored the grim parts of the past in one of the farthest reaches of russia in the close up series also. rounding off the week on a high we expect strong company result to push world markets into the black of the many different stalls business news in ten minutes. but first france heads to the polls on sunday and investors are hanging on the result desperate to know how the outcome will affect the e.u. from challenging its project discipline to leaving the e.u. altogether criticizing the union has been a trunk card for all the candidates but. it hasn't been the perfect marriage but they agreed where it mattered most of the time. tandem seen as key in e.u. decision making. and yet the 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 is mrs le pen this is the plan once we reintroduce her for the french franc the french currency christmas all along 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. roundly rejects europe's budget belt tightening pact people are an easy with the fact that they or contributing to the failed policies in other parts of the union then people don't really understand why is it that there's more and more legislation coming from the european level and member states have to adjust it for the mostly pro europe 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. to be criticizing 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. plans are hostile billions spent a fighting before that's really gotten on the skin of french voters is part of another what's more these promises of all the heard before regardless of who gets. ready thing really change paris and brussels. europe for. europe for the bankers. europe trade europe for. business oh he isn't a europe of citizens of europe of social rights and the rest of the continents
watching too knowing that whoever its next partner is a honeymoon phase is out of the question. cilia r t brussels. with the future shrouded in uncertainty the i.m.f. chief has set a goal to protect the world from europe christine legarde wants to erect a four hundred billion dollar financial wall around the block a planner is eighty billion dollars short with hopes that the fast growing countries known as the brics group will clog the whole result russia china in the and south africa ready to lend a helping hand but only for a bigger say over the international bank meeting today in washington and the says when the group of twenty industrialized nations will focus on that funding political analyst christophe hostiles says the i.m.f. won't be able to help europe without the brics which shows global power is shifting . not really to pay money so there is a very bad situation or
a blow up of the i.m.f. it's not only a good negotiation position and it's a number one chance in fact the brics one thing is very clear without it being a say here in this institution very clearly there is no incentive for the brics nations to you know give their good money and kick it out the window as europe has done in the past we are here in geale politics there's a trend up of change and parameters try to mental changes and that is very clear in that it means in effect the euro dollar zone or is going down other countries other systems like bricks are going up and bricks was a very well it is to start building their own system to be independent of these countries who in fact are obviously not easily come back to serious policies to a solid sustainable work. just remind you right now if you don't call not
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dot com. seventeen minutes past the hour in the russian capital china's geo political ambitions are seeing it enter the fight for the vast energy resources of the arctic on a visit to europe the country's prime minister is expected to look for backing from nordic states for beijing's bid to gain a foothold in the icy region as a first step the world's biggest energy consumer is seeking permanent observer status on the arctic council currently consists of eight countries with stakes in the arctic the shrinking of the polar ice cap which makes the region's vast mineral resources more accessible have stirred up the territorial disputes and talk to getting chand research fellow at the east asia institute says beijing has a real chance of getting a slice by using its economic money. chinese rising rising very quickly also politically and economically or some of the western countries actually sure they're
cautious they're still was trying to survive actually hasn't to give china this time of status in the uk because i didn't for us to china were us always diplomatic skills to try to gain more support from from the not it countries which are more friendly towards china in this region another problem another uses are china were also us is economic pearl our each other again the support current to be the worst is you know prices specially for example i certainly think china will use more of its oil wells true true true again they're supporting the region. time now for some other news from around the world this hour a bush or airline flight has crashed just before touchdown it is done about in pakistan a boeing seven three seven traveling from caracas she was carrying one hundred twenty seven people all of whom are believed to be dead rescue crews are currently at the crash site where witnesses say the aircraft caught fire in mid-air poor
weather conditions are being blamed for the crash with what experts believe in the plane was struck by lightning. sources have decided to keep materials relating to the trial of the norwegian mass murderer and as brave in private for sixty years until twenty eight seventy two charges believe the documents and video hearings could be harmful to the public because admitted killing seventy seven people in a bomb and gun attack last year but a little later today part of our lives that the rhetoric surrounding brave it's killing spree. was extremist so yes we accept the. minority of all i'm saying is that there is a minority if you will what i'm saying is a minority there's a minority of people who exist within the muslim community who are extremists who don't believe in the democratic values and if you'll believe in previous full coexistence and tolerance you know we must not do is tanisha whole faith system all the communities based on your actions over a small number of minority extremist there exist in all of your you know i'm really
what is it rachel here is where all fairness i am character i'm sorry buddy rachel go ahead. isn't that exactly what we're trying to do with breivik right now is to pay all the right wing people who have moderate points of view about immigration and and cultural integration with the same brush saying that this kind of rhetoric is responsible for his actions. cross talk a little later here on r.t. now it's time to head off to one of russia's remotest corners in the arctic. efforts have continued for decades to introduce an efficient transport system in the harsh conditions and crushing cold their abilities to travel to areas where those attempts left behind the shadow of death and destruction.
part of this region's name means in the local language the end of the earth. in central parts of russia if you want to go somewhere you just get in a car and go somewhere but here it's impossible you have to wait to the river door or take a plane supports for bridges have to be driven dozens of meters deep and the roads foundations down repeatedly to stop it collapsing back into the two hundred this joint project is an attempt to bring transport to the lands but the ends 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 black prisoners toiled in summer heat and cold on stalin's dream of the trams. conditions were brutal and thousands were worked and starved to death
or shot by their captors that. they keep people away for refusing to work or even. a couple of words about stalin there goes our prisoners and changes here to watch over them building this railway and we refuse it would have shot us as well you know nine hundred fifty three the project was abandoned built without any proper heavy equipment the unfinished track and embankments quickly subsided back into the tundra all that's left now are a few bridges rotting barrett buildings and the long shadow of this corner of the gulag and this bridge is part of stalin's infamous road of death but since this project and so many others have failed permanent roads here in the russian arctic some of the only people to see the south historical monuments are teens of off road drivers if gainey and his companions try to penetrate some of the furthest reaches of this vast tundra landscape they've seen abandoned villages whole mountain peaks
and even a settlement that had never been reached by wheeled vehicles before in their get to go to commune well if you arrive in this area you begin to see the world in a very different way these places are there. with enormous gas and oil reserves discovered in the far north the commitment has been made to put huge money and resources towards road and rail building this time but there's a lot of work ahead of all russia's arctic fields any it's a vast isolation. like the top story now here in r.t. you're looking at live pictures in just a moment coming from currys tahrir square there they are where tensions are flaring as over one hundred thousand protesters are rallying against the new rulers this square has been the focal point of demonstrations for over a year since egypt's uprising began today's rally involve supporters from opposite ends of the political spectrum with secular activists rubbing shoulders with islam
it's joined in a common cause live pictures there from current and we'll cover that as the day continues you. can us here next with the business update on your wall street back on the rise yes bill is recovering yesterday's drop thanks to some nifty corporate results microsoft chip maker the betakes picked nations ahead of world finance officials meeting in washington finance minister and one of your most who has pledged to cut boring costs and that's pushed the my six to close the week over fifteen hundred rising oil prices mean russia can be less crude sawed off the german business confidence unexpectedly rose brainstormed one mind team. biggest goal from rules nerve to it's closed for a month russia's top. boy as its privatization will happen this year called joint response goes reportedly selling a four hundred million dollar bond at seven and three quarter percent longer listed
all for may become the first. to list all the most go exchange part of the most exchanges rules to allow that russia is a safer investment than rolled. over two percent to ensure traders don't like the front runner for sunday's election the socialist candidate who splits the seventy five percent top rate of tax in russia is thirteen percent whoever wins the presidency faces a poisoned chalice those say experts with france's voles course russia by contrast has very little bit. and francisco current is by far the worst performing of the big three in the seas with the ducks and foot sea for the whole you had a wobbly week over chocolate in italy spain and france the euro's clawing back some of this week's losses but the mixed messages on the single currency and europe today bill more stories as always on our website all these are complex business daniel thanks a lot this is r.t. live here most going to few minutes from now more insight into the world of finance for you from our washington studio in the capital account that's right after the
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