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today's top stories in review of the week twelve billion euros in aid are coming to the rescue of greece's economy while violent protests against a group harsh new cards shook the country. wanted for crimes against humanity as the international criminal court issues and arrest warrant for the cut off he's the son of the libyan leader lashes out of the decision exclusively telling our t. the court is corrupt. a u.s. captain of a gaza flotilla ship is rested by greek authorities as there are several vessels worst season for following what activists believe is
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a proud from israel and the u.s. . a mass walk out of public sector workers hit schools airports and job centers across the u.k. people protested against their pensions being slashed. welcome to our tea with new arena josh if they would take a look at the top stories of the week our greece has a rapid into some of the worst civil unrest it's seen this week as thousands of angry protesters flooded the streets of athens the eurozone has agreed to stay in a lifeline to the economically crippled country but people raged against tough new cuts and tax hikes which were needed to secure the second handout faced with twenty eight billion euros worth of the staring measures protesters gathered in front of the parliament building. threw stones at police smashed windows and sent fire to
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property responded with tear gas and stun grenades thousands from both sides were injured while manning demonstrators were a good team but a new and the international monetary fund preparing to release an extra twelve billion euros in the next two weeks without the money greece will default on its loans within days a financial journalist american casino says the greek government has simply bought itself as a as execution. i think the people here pretty much given up on the three hundred members of parliament that reside in the in the apartment 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 the society out of the ranks of ordinary people who are intelligent or cable company universities who have some idea of what the country needs according to scholars here in greece for constitutional scholars and former members of the government they claim that the measure simply unconstitutional the
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first place because you need one hundred eighty members of parliament to pass a sort of legislation first of all second of all they can pass whatever they like but if the people don't agree to it and the people are not willing to sit down and take it it doesn't really matter what they pass and that's what we're seeing here right now what you're looking to have happen is you're going to see a fall discovered at some point i said if things it really of the violence is a really big issue because if if the violence if this results in casualties not just massive injuries then that's going to it's from the lethal collapse of this government will that mean that the next government will come in and actually do something productive maybe maybe not but then they have to fall to i don't see the people in this country lying down one of the things that is circulating here is a video that shows police not just police brutality but there's a lot of that but also police working with provocateurs agent provocateur which would be escorted into a safe location that they were communicating with and relaying information from there's a report that the head of the pharmaceutical national pharmaceutical station here in greece. going to be filing
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a lawsuit along with other people against the government for use of illegal substances because these weren't just this was just tear gas there were other chemicals including a street scene agents and that's why you see a lot of people here myself 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 the hospital for that reason people are very angry here and a very upset and they understand what's going on and understand these measure not to help them and their future. despite a violent protests e.u. officials have welcomed the greek assyria measure saying the move will help the country get back into pass a recovery and answer to sarah ferguson has been finding out many greeks believe the plans are to rescue the banks not the people. on the streets about the voices of discontent growing louder. it's a war we did not create this tour we're going to play for this day we want to be like above the streets continues to fight against economic ruin second day in. an
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attempt to prevent greece from defaulting on its previous lehmann payments i think we people will be feeling any. of this money actually of the greek economy you know. the battles on save the banks and prevent a large scale financial crisis for the people the price is simply still high they see their income going down they see taxes taxes taxes and nothing else their money does not go through. a year a struggling against hostile stares he measures that many government now faces an electorate. that bailout or people here have been saying is that. the european central bank. financed the initial bailout of the tune of one hundred ten billion you. when bells start looking at ways of continuing to play
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money we come to a plan. that when it comes to the troika many people now in greece think we don't want to help. being born as a self interest. as much as. if they are going to get all this the. property and they are going to get almost everything. that would certainly come as a high cost for the cuts in public spending and raising taxes and then of course of privatization program it would mean so many quick public assets one of the reasons that everybody is so determined to keep greece in the euro is so that the banks don't have to take a serious hit of their fancy lending policies there's almost as if there's a holy alarms of politicians and bankers versus ordinary people it's
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a fight that the people say they're not prepared to live. on see athens. well as greeks cry out against the tough assyria measures it's the germans going to bear the brunt of bailing them out lawyer marcus curry the greek rescue package is a result of the fear of contagion and its athens creditors at risk people believe the greek crisis create a contagion to other. economies politicians are afraid of people who are for a pig very very on the eve of the dissolution of the first to allow greece to have a very generous credit you requoted to a sovereign country means that there is an owner of some country who has a paycheck because all people have been creditors will remain at risk through we are in
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a very very dangerous phase of the policy. institutional policy because we have strayed away straight away from the institutional. which is laid out in the treaty overnight on the ninth and tenth of may under french influence. you cannot make your. community. has been redesigned without. the operations who have consented to giving up the money. and that was lawyer marcus kerber talking about what the greek bailout means for the wider euro zone. on monday the international criminal court issued an arrest warrant for illegals colonel qadhafi excusing him of crimes against humanity the hague has grounds to believe you ordered attacks on civilians during the beginning of libya's unrest with scores thought to have been killed the african union said it will not cooperate with the tribunals demand an exclusive interview with r.t.
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colonel gadhafi son saif islam and is also under the court's arrest warrant says international justice is nothing more than a sham. the score as it is it is it is a mickey mouse court come on the accuse me of killing people over it with you know the sentence against the will of you come a little bit of punishment so they decided to kill me and for me and they've killed my brother and it is to my house so there's you and me to execute you so now i know why i rest me demands are going to kill me and you are after me every day you are trying to confine me under community and with other so you simple number two just to tell you that the supreme court under the table they are trying to negotiate with us a deal if you accept this the we will stick it to the court what does that mean it means is it is is controlled by those countries. which attack us every
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day this is just reported psychological and political pressure that it. i can see the full interview will save i-slam about twenty minutes time here in r.t. or even find it on our website r.t.e. dot com. many libyans feel the criminal court is just a cover for nader's attempts to kill colonel gadhafi saying if the alliance is members who should be held there accounts for the bombing campaign and arson investigator the consequences of the continuing airstrikes which are said to be the record only at military targets. the road from the capital tripoli to brag is lined with the aftermath of war towns abandoned as the population fled the bombardment. this is what's left of the civilian airport in the siege of. home to one of the country's key oil refineries the last plane took off from this runway just hours
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before it was hit places they said it's only heating the targets of military value when you call say these telecommunications towers so depicting the midwest. has been destroyed in a time that would this is say they've been two strikes and they've also accidentally burned two cars i've killed two civilians since brand there is no t.v. in this area and as we can see the phone lot has also been disrupted. there is no water and no. what used to be have been this man says has become hell is home now susan familiar. i have nine children and i send them all to my relatives abroad i don't want them to see their motherland in such a condition but from least small paul on bread even gas used to flow to europe. we used to produce fuel to send it to them and now see they destroy it all this is
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terrible and ridiculous at the same time the closer you get to the front line the more you feel it you can hear the war and you can even read it on a tuesday for jobs just before the bombs arrive. this runs as you can see there is a sign here in arabic but maybe terror is here leave it to inforce and i'll fly zone over the country to protect civilians on the other side there is another sign also in arabic saying that nato can attack any place at any time. any time happened three times over several hours while we were filming regulators major is where the frontline lies dividing the country the two parts into two swear one side is going to put one flashpoint between the rebels and gadhafi forces it's a very important point a strategic location that's in a firm hand on this town mean taking control over the country's economy all
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facilities seem to be a rare target nato bombs never land on while the. population can hardly skate. they were like my family not just going to the shop to buy some foods and this happened six of them died i couldn't believe it and this used to be a restaurant. where friends gathered after work. we were eating with my colleagues then there was a we knew what that was we trying to help those troops helicopters came in and started to shoot us from one street to another the stories are repeated. are probably more than. the food. there's a man every day every day ben being a good kid our civilians. from this country this is probably libya well those voices become more and more frequent as the sound of exploding bombs and warplanes
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. tripoli. moscow has raised concern over france supplying weapons to libyan rebels and over ambiguous depredations of the un security council resolution on libya france's admission is the first time a nato member has owned up to air lifting arms to the country since the beginning of a campaign russia has also criticized what it calls the double standards being applied to the situations unfolding in syria and yemen moscow's opposed to adopting a un resolution condemning crackdowns on protesters in syria fearing such a mandate could escalate even more violence foreign minister sergei lavrov said the continuing turmoil in the two countries is being treated in completely different ways. then you have been criticizing russia and china's position on the un security council's resolution on syria for the first that we consider such a resolution inappropriate i'll give you a simple example the situation in yemen is no easier than in syria there's
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a typical civil war going on there but nobody's going to the u.n. security council to try and stop it. so i have here in our t.v. no man's land french finance minister christine legarde steps into the global economies tampa was the first woman ever to have the international monetary fund. and we find out whether it could yet again become a boiling pot in the middle east as thousands take to the streets accusing the interim government of a lack of change. the captain of a gaza aid ship has been arrested by greek authorities after trying to leave port without permission several ships with activist and humanitarian aid for the blockade of palestinian territory were stopped in the port of parana near athens on friday campaigners claim greece is working under the orders of israel and the u.s. for to was drawing parallels to the gaza bound convoy that was stormed by israeli
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marines last year and resulted in the deaths of nine people and our team correspondent is on board one of the ships that's been scenes and she says people are still determined to carry on with their mission despite this action. he knew not what did or did not tell you will not give up there are twelve members of european and other national carloman among the free gaza activists and they're trying to pull strings to force their governments to try and influence greece's decision to block their ships in their harbors are lawyers for the freedom flotilla are saying the greek government's actions are unlawful because the ships cannot be perhaps a third from going to gaza and they should not be restrained from freely leaving the arbors i have seen every part of the ship i'm on and there are no weapons or anything that could be used as weapons the people who participate in the free gaza flotilla are harmless most are elderly many over sixty and even seventy. well there was our t. correspondent a cable worker who's on board one of the ships stopped by greek authorities from
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sailing to gaza. downstairs a v.u.k. partly came to hold it was more than half of all state schools forced to close and disruption broad to air and ground transport hundreds of thousands of civil servants took to the streets against the government's plans to slash their pensions and increase the retirement age or am it called the action down tools up with industrial action and all some of discontent starts here this time it's the public sector workers walking out unhappy with the planned reform of their pensions which they say will see them paying a lot more and getting a lot less they gave me a more rapid. let's make it work for me it will be back in fifty eight when they fix the changes that i make it apparently is already necessary to his way to address it so i think we do need to make cutbacks in things
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like being. right in don't try to teach bridge by so much as it is to 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 ball badly says his one point three million members already for prolonged industrial action we're almost a war footing we've got thirty million planes set aside and we've got a strategy work but i must stress 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 the approach of 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
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earnings rather than final fowler eight the unions admits public support is fundamental 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 assured public church workers do already get very generous pensions and the cost of those pensions is very much under the culprits and the burden falls on for the next generation with really is absolutely essential that public sector pensions reform don't even after they are reformed public sector workers will get far better pensions and less pleasant sorts of workers the unions want to apply enough pressure to fool 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's doing this to reduce the current fifty billion dollars pension bill but it may be cutting off its nose to spite its face at the wider issue here according to the u.k.
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pension fund if you did it in a part of me public sector work it's no good thing that helps is worthwhile it made me stop contributing to that if there was a widespread withdrawal pension funds would collapse and that would leave you k. p.l.o. the very source of investments just what it needs it more than ever your average party loved it. well she's the first woman at the helm of one of the world's most powerful financial organizations called the new i.m.f. chief christine lagarde isn't shying away from putting the heavy burden of the earth's problems on her shoulders to count as more on the implications of the appointments for the global economy. christine lagarde appointment keeps the european at the head of the world's top lender keeping a long held tradition intact and in a debt crisis having one of its own chairing the international monetary fund could be more important than ever for europe i think. intimate knowledge
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of those mechanisms. of the european community and the eurozone of its many leaders can help the guard's main competitor was i will stay in carstens from mexico who argued her appointment would only adds to the perception of i.m.f. bias there could be some conflict of interest i mean up in those they know their main borel's institution will be europe and all so will have its inflation were they war or stormin eight you know the critical institutional emerging economies the engine of global growth in recent years are vastly under-represented in the organization with the u.s. and europe holding half of the votes and veto power analysts suggest i.m.f. bias has had a negative effect on the world economy and they would use their monopoly over. force certain policies. on countries in policies there were
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no national interest the i.m.f. lends money monitors the global economy and in theory at least prevents crises its credibility has been shattered by the financial collapse in the advanced economies which it definitely did not spot then wrists it to bigger biggest asset bubbles in the history of the world i think they didn't want to go again so their friends on wall street and others there were making a fortune at the time some experts say the intimacy between the i.m.f. and us corporations is a matter of concern all of a big decisions that the i.m.f. are made by the u.s. treasury department then you had of the i.m.f. is more than familiar with the u.s. corporate world for years she worked at a major american law firm representing the interests of big business and is a member of the u.s. poland defense industry working group advanced the interests of aviation giants like boeing and lockheed martin helping them to seal multi-billion dollar deals the
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u.s. and europe. found christine lagarde the best fit for the job so did several emerging markets including russia and china but she faces the difficult task of appearing in and despite her past and will stumble not to cement even further the perception that the i.m.f. exists only for the benefit of its creditors i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t. . it fragile interim leadership is facing the strain with a renewed violence in the streets this week officials have ordered the probe into clashes in cairo which left more than a thousand people injured after recent protests riot police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators who pelted officers with stones and firebombs and arrest began over the slow pace of prosecution for senior officials and police officers accused of brutality during a mass uprising in february activists are also calling for the speedy evolving taishan after forms they managed to ring the revolt that toppled president mubarak
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journalist option returns he says the current leadership is ignoring people's demands. the government such as it is hasn't responded to the concerns of the people there strikes of the suez canal transportation workers people being killed again on the streets of cairo not a peep out of the corporate media and meanwhile we have william burns in cairo talking with mr time shall we the provisional head at the moment of the government and even the trial of the interior minister who is hated so much on the minister and also has been adjourned people are not getting what they thought they were getting when they toppled hosni mubarak we must remember that joe biden and hillary clinton didn't want to go that's also barak and his cronies so many of them are retaining power and he's a very dangerous situation and doesn't forget what's crucial here for the international. outlook is this is going to that's where trade goes through and it is the most populous country arab country in the arab world and we're not hearing
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anything about this in the corporate news it's as if that revolutions done and dusted in the egyptian people are feeling. if you missed something we're covering on the air. and online here's a taste of what's the every year right now. a man in this trailer he gets live behind bars after murdering his two year old daughter to get back on his ex partner pled before stabbing the child to death he's intension on facebook. and get all the latest from moscow star studded international film festival where a spanish movie snatches the top prize for more glitz and glamour. at america's military got a new boss this week as a former cia chief leon panetta was sworn in as a secretary of the fans after almost five years in the pentagon robert gates has retired leaving his successor with three wars and an ever expanding military budget retired u.s. army general steven anderson believes the new person in charge couldn't do any
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worse managing finances i don't think we're going to see any major changes in pentagon policies i'm hoping though that they will do something about the tremendous energy expenditure is that the united states army is expanding in iraq and afghanistan we have a tremendously inefficient base over there and we need to do something about it i'm hoping that it will bring about some of the money should be using united states to to work to best programs i mean we're essentially paying for the elements of our nation in order to win this war record in afghanistan from what my point is we can be expending energy there but for the short and we are if you understand the relationship between the and the efficiency and military effectiveness then you can see we can win the war and we can actually actually save a lot of money and i'm hoping that secretary panetta will do something about that my point is that there is a very simple easy pragmatic approach and that is essentially insulating our structures in iraq and afghanistan and we can see really we're presently spending
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about twenty billion dollars a year simply dirty dish thing inefficient structures. in our combat zone i think americans should be outraged that we're not doing more better energy security missions. oh sir now to some of today's world news in brief thailand's holding a general election that sold well and the country's long running political crisis the incumbent prime minister faces a tough struggle against the opposition whose victory would bring the country's first ever female premier violent political protests have repeatedly shaken silent since the former government was toppled in a military coup in two thousand and six. hezbollah's chief has ruled out the arrest of four senior members of his group suspected of the assassination of former lebanese premier rethink her status on this ross said a special tribunal investigating the death should be asking questions of israel he also rejected each and every accusation by the un based court saying the charges
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were an attack on his movement he was killed along with twenty two others and their theory two thousand and five in beirut on a huge bomb exploded as his motorcade passed by. eleven people including young children have been killed in mexico after tropical storm arlene drenched the country with heavy rains most of the victims died after being buried alive in their homes by mudslides or drowning in powerful streams it landed season's first tropical storm came ashore over mexico central gulf coast early on thursday almost three hundred thousand have been left homeless or otherwise affected by the storm. i'm back with a recap of our top stories in just a few moments state with r.t. .
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