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the big. big
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. for the week's top stories this is a costly rescue the e.u. approves a twelve billion euro bailout package to tackle the greek debt crisis as violent demonstrations rocked the country in protest of the. hundreds of thousands of public sector workers in the u.k. take part in a national day of strikes in an attempt to defy the government's plans to change their pensions. give. it to libya. this is the target. and the libyans will not allow them to do that. so the fight will continue as nato steps up its air assault on libya ortiz speaks exclusively with the sun about why his country is. an activist from humanitarian flotilla destined for gaza demanding authorities explain why their convoy has been banned from leaving greek ports in the palestinian leader except
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athens offered to deliver the aid to the enclave on behalf of the campaign. back at the top stories from the past seven days and the latest developments this is the weekly. the latest payout of e.u. bailout funds for the greek economy will be released in the next two weeks that's according to euro zone finance ministers without the money athens will default on its loans within days but the rescue patch comes at a price which has the public outrage this week the greek parliament passed radical austerity measures demanded by the european union and international monetary fund. is back the plan despite protests on the streets of athens three days of demonstrations left hundreds injured as angry crowds clashed with police who responded with tear gas and stun grenades financial journalist dimitri confidence
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has been with protesters at syntagma square on the phone. point of the unrest. 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 for a movement develops out of a society out of the ranks of ordinary people who are intelligent or capable who come from 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 complete unconstitutional the first place because you need one hundred eighty members of parliament to pass this 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 you're going to see a fall of this governor at some point i've said if things go 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 that's going to lead to a collapse of this government will that mean that the next government will come in and actually do something productive maybe maybe not but then that governments have
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to fall too i don't see the people in this country lying down there's a report that the head of the pharmaceutical national pharmaceutical station here in greece is going to be filing a lawsuit along with other people against the government for use of illegal substances because these weren't just it was just tear gas there were other chemicals and including us fixating agents and that's why you see a lot of people here i saw them 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 a hospital for that reason people are very angry here and they're very upset and they understand what's going on and understand these measures are not going to help them and their future. and the fear that the e.u. cash won't help is backed up by critics in the bay not who argue that the money will be used to pay off banks and not help the people of greece explains. on the streets of our. tents and. it's a war we did not create this so i was going to pay for this that we. it's
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greece continues to fight against economic ruin the second bailout is an attempt to prevent greece from defaulting on its previous laman payments that the greek people will be seeing a penny. of this buyout money actually comes into the greek economy it all goes out interest payments repayments also battles on save the banks and prevent a large scale financial crisis for the people the price is simply too high they see their income going down they see taxes taxes taxes and nothing else their money does not go to the real economy here is struggling against harsher sterett he measures has meant the government now faces an electorate opposed to another bailout that's been lost and people are asking when the troika the i.m.f. european central bank and the e.u. that provided that initial to the tune of one hundred ten billion euro is going to
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look past the bear and move on to plan b. because the thought the quest to manage another bailout package and pay back that loan for a lot of people they are realistic is that when it comes to the troika many people now in greece simply don't want to help their actions as being born as a self-interest. to get. out. are going to get all the state. property. they are going to get almost everything. below it certainly can it's a high cost for the cuts in public spending and raising taxes and an aggressive privatization program that would mean the sales many greek 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
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a serious hit all their faults we lend. policies it's almost as if there's a little of the holy alliance of politicians and bankers versus ordinary people it's a fight that the people say they're not prepared to. see athens. coming up soon here and neglected by the state you need to young woman who grew up an orphan and is now fighting local authorities for a life she and her two young children deserve. that story still to come but first greece was not the only country to be hit by protests this week as u.k. public sector workers took part in a national day of strikes on thursday hundreds of thousands of teachers and civil servants voiced their discontent with government plans to change their pensions half of the country's state schools were closed and disruption was caused to traffic during the biggest industrial action in decades what is your emmett's as a story. down tools up with industrial action an autumn of discontent
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starts here this time it's the public sector workers walking out on happy with the planned reform of their pensions which they say will see them paying a lot more and getting a lot less but i kept saying it was meant to get if. i work for me it didn't take me back to think tank it would take the changes that i may consider pensions or very necessary to fix a way to address it so i think we do need to make cutbacks in sad things i think. tried and tried to teach extensions by so much as it is to these people do a huge variety of key work from teaches and lecturers to air traffic controllers and coast guards unisons the u.k.'s biggest public sector trade union deputy chief ball babble a says his one point three million members already a prolonged industrial action and we're almost
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a war footing we've got thirty million pain 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 their proposal at 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 earnings rather than final salary the unions admit 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 a short public sector workers do already get very generous pensions and the cost of those pensions is very much under the carpets and the burden falls on to the next generation a great is absolutely essential that public sector pain. reform don't even after they are reformed public sector workers will get far better pensions and less
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private sector workers the unions want to apply enough pressure to force 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 is doing this to reduce the current fifty billion dollar pension bill but it may be cutting off its nose to spite its face the wider issue here according to the new u.k. pension fund fugitive a law that made public sector work if no don't effect the pensions of what while they may stop contributing to that if there was a widespread withdrawal pension funds would collapse and that would leave u.k.p. out of the very short of investments just what it means that more than ever your avatar to be. a political activist chris knight says the industrial action was in response to the government's mishandling of the financial crisis. what's happening
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here is that a crisis caused by bankers and who the politicians in their pocket is what they're those politicians are making us as if. hardworking teachers hardworking civil servants hardworking lecturers and others are responsible for this crisis we all know that's not true so let's deal with the let's deal with the with the problem at its roots let's crack down on what i regard as actually electoral fraud and and criminal activity we have already seen that discovered is actually very weak i mean nobody voted for it that's from the start with and it has already made a couple u. turn so we definitely think we can force a u. turn on this one and what's going to happen of course is that it's not going to be just white collar workers we're building tool it looks as if the government doesn't back down but building for something it was something an absolutely enormous we're building towards something we haven't seen in this country since ninety twenty six a general strike and that's going to be very powerful and the government will will will will fall if it comes to that. still to come here on r.t.
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cross clash and find out why the demolition of a religious monument in ukraine has led to blood and. the first nato says it's stepping up air strikes on libya to turn the course of its campaign against colonel gadhafi forces leaflets dropped from coalition planes a bombing run can happen any place any time they launch claims to be hitting only military targets but a growing number of innocent libyans say they fear death from the skies russell's already apologized for killing civilians by mistake although tripoli claims the number of reported deaths is said to be much higher than nato is willing to admit he's now threatening to retaliate against europe lest the strikes dog parties more fellowship is on the front line. the road from the capital tripoli to brag is lined with the aftermath of war towns of band and as the population fled the bombardment . this is what's left of the civilian airport in the. home to one of the country's
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key oil refineries the last plane took off from this runway just hours before it was hate. to say so it's only heating the targets of military value well call say these telecommunications towers so to stop the. destroyed. this is a safe bet to strike they've also accidentally. two cars and killed two civilians since there is no t.v. in this area and as we can see. it has also been disrupted. there is no water and no electricity what used to be heaven this man says has become hell what was home now feels and familiar. i have nine children and i send them all to my relatives abroad i don't want them to see their mother in such a condition. from the small poor not far from drug gas used to to flow.
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i mean. we used to produce fuel to send to them and you know see they destroy it all this is 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. jobs just before the bombs arrive. this one says if you can see there is a sign here in arabic name terror is here in libya to enforce 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 parties where the frontline is dividing the country into two parts into two. sides is going to put one flashpoint within the rebels and gadhafi forces it's a very important point to quote the case gets in
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a firm hand on this town would mean taking control over the country's economy all facilities seem to be a rare target that nato bombs never land on while it looks like the civilian population can hardly. they were like my family not just going to the shop to buy some food and this happened six of them died i couldn't believe it. this used to be a restaurant or old company staff where friends gathered after work. we were eating with my colleagues then there was a blast we knew what it was we tried to help those who were trapped but then the helicopters came and started to shoot at us. so one street to another the stories are repeated. by our problem i don't. really know to every man every day every day did them bring a big killed our civilians but. this country this is from libya well those voices
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became more and more frequent is the sound of exploding bombs and warplanes drowns them out. r t tripoli. the african union is calling on member states to refute the arrest warrant issued by the hague this week against colonel gadhafi if you're going to zation doesn't back the criminal courts request the libyan leader will be able to travel freely across africa. has gained exclusive access to colonel gadhafi son who is also wanted for war crimes so if islam says the world is a sham after nato is attempts to kill him and his family. you score it is it is it is a mickey mouse court come on the accuse me of killing people. the sentence against it or the capital punishment so they decided to kill and and did kill my brother and destroy my house so this is me to execute you so now you are talking while i
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rest me the demands are going to kill me and you are after me every day you are trying to find me and to give me everything and my brother so does the world number two just to tell you that it's a fake or a little one they are trying to negotiate with us a deal to have this deal with ticket of the court what does it mean that means is the court is controlled by those countries. which attack us every day it's just to put. political pressure put us better. and you can see our full. exclusive interview with the sun in around fifteen minutes from now but if you want to see it before then simply log on to our website it's our dot com where you can catch it right now. the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas has accepted the greek offer to deliver humanitarian aid to gaza in place of the so-called freedom flotilla to athens and earlier suggested the transfer but
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refused to allow the campaign is to set sail earlier this week the boats were banned from leaving greek ports and one of its captains was arrested activists have suggested the greek government gave in to pressure from the u.s. and israel they accuse of trying to sabotage their mission meanwhile the activists are governing the center of athens to protest what they call the full treatment and demand the release of their vessels parties correspondent is in athens with the latest from the demonstrations. activists from the so-called freedom flotilla to have gathered in athens to protest decision to ban their vessels from leaving greek ports a few delegates were chosen to engage in talks with authorities and try to release the captain in custody and let the ship sail to gaza greek lawyers understand a decision of authorities is unlawful as athens have not provided any explanation to why the flotilla has been detained in the first place members of european parliament who are part of the humanitarian mission are planning to pressure the
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e.u. and the u.n. to interfere and stop greece from unlawfully keeping the last was in port. well we have more exclusive coverage of the freedom flotilla story for you online you can just log on to dot com for that. reporting you've just seen remains one of the. providing regular updates from the scene. of the moment if you missed this year's international film festival to get a roundup of all the action. egypt's interim government has come under pressure is violent protests went through the country this week but he didn't gas to disperse a crowd of angry protesters herding stones and petrol bombs in the two thousand
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people joined pro-democracy activists to call for faster reforms at the moment just as for the fifty people killed during the spring uprising demonstrators are frustrated with the government for not meeting the demands of the revolution that toppled president. has been launched into clashes which left more than injured journalist option return she says the current leadership is ignoring people whose. the government such as it is has not responded to the concerns of the people there strikes at 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 tally the provisional head at the moment of the government and even the trial of the interior minister who is hated so much on the interior minister and also mubarak 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 also mubarak to go that's also the mubarak and his cronies so many of them are retaining power and it's
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a very dangerous situation and we mustn't forget what's crucial here for be international. outlook is this is canal that's where trade goes through and it is the most populous country arab country in the arab world and we're not hearing anything about it in the corporate news it's as if that revolutions done and dusted in the egyptian people have. let's check on other international news we're covering in brief today on our world update and bangladeshi police have arrested over one hundred people in the capital dhaka they were demonstrating against a gas exploration deal with the us which they say could rob the country of its natural resources officials claim the contract is needed to meet bangladeshis growing energy to move the strike force to local store schools and businesses in the capital to close for a day. in iraq five policemen were kidnapped and killed at a checkpoint in the western province of the sunny controlled area is a known al qaeda stronghold and the center of iraq's insurgency its place in
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a major road linking iraq with syria and jordan the gunmen were in uniform and driving a stolen police vehicle. italian police have again clash with demonstrators west of the city of cheer in protesting against the construction of a high speed roadway tunnel through the alps and petrol bombs and for the officers who responded with tear gas to disperse the crowd several arrests were made and at least thirty policemen were injured many residents who live between children and the french border say a rail link would ruin the magistrate and claim the drilling could damage the region's environment. to thailand where the results suggest the opposition leader has won the runoff and could become the first woman to take the country's top ranking position headed by the sister of the premier. the few type party gained over half of the five hundred parliamentary seats the results could mean the former leader may return home from self-imposed exile in the by the vote follows five years of political chaos marred by violent protests and a military coup. when orphans grow up and leave their childhood homes it can be
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hard to adjust to independent life while russian authorities are obliged to provide state health to those who need it all too often they fail to oversee the conditions of their accommodation peter all of a met one young person has been left to find a home for herself and her two small children. in dilapidated. this flop looks more like a prime candidate for demolition than a family home but twenty two year old mother of two lena has been told by social services that she's stuck here. perhaps they haven't seen this place inside they keep telling us true parents somehow believe here they showed me a paper on how to build a house i told them that i had no phones i have no job i have to take care of kids and i ended up renting a place they said it's the top problem lena grew up in an orphanage in the city of to be on the russian law she should have received state housing once she left the
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institution this flat was given to lena's mother by the state and despite having no money she's been told to fix it up but. this is today she is absolutely desperate they didn't give me work because i don't have a profession for them i don't exist perhaps hanging myself would be the best thing to do. without even the most basic of a mean ities there's no way that lena family can leave here however here is exactly where your thirties of told her that you should bring up children lena's case isn't unusual those who work with oftens in russia say that it's when they leave the care homes that they need the most help the problem is orphans are killed are of small or you know when they're little and everybody loves to help them with their small but presence that. whereas in actual fact they've got bigger than me but they get bigger and that's really where we need to be standing is that the
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housing is one of those big a need for all things leaving care it's also in short supply and which stored in it we made certain calculations for one region and found out that if a child is number ten thousand in the queue for housing it would take them some three and a half thousand years to actually get a flat open how can they live like this they're not pharaohs you know. we can't bring them back from the dead and give them an apartment what you're currently only administrative penalties can be imposed on anyone standing in the way of those leaving care getting housing alexander gears a lot as a campaigner for orphans rights he wants to see the courts more involved he will have the king live we need to change the law in a way to make sure that someone can be held responsible in court in this case the orphanage this will make sure that there is no way a graduating orphan would have to go and live in a rundown home rather than a change in the law might help people in the future but lena needs to find a solution right now. i'll ask them when all the mothers are given hames to raise
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their children why can't i have done it isn't because i don't know the answer because i'm not allowed to live because it's hidden for me to have family some people are trying to help me but since all their efforts have been in vain. peter all of us. today reaching. hundreds of ethnic cossacks have been involved in a massive brawl with ukrainian special forces over the removal of a religious monument in the crimean peninsula your thoughts christian cross was erected in the result city a few days here in may defying a local authority and the monument as a result it was demolished earlier this week despite opposition from local residents christian cossacks morsi to sit in a protest against the side of the cross dispersed by riot police not valid communications to me broke out resulting in fifteen people being seriously. while now our exclusive interview with colonel gadhafi son is coming up as i
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promised a little earlier that will be right after a recap of the top stories this hour in a few moments stay with us live here in moscow.
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