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russia is stepping up efforts to help nato struggling campaign in afghanistan it's agreed to allow the alliance's armored vehicles through its territory to afghanistan reducing reliance on volatile pakistan confirmation came from the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov during talks with his afghan counterpart here in moscow the rover also pledged to keep up the battle against the drugs flow as alexia's cesky now reports. the two foreign ministers meeting today in moscow or c. seem to be pretty happy about the way the corporation is going this cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking has been very strong of late we know that russia has donated twenty thousand kalashnikov rifles to afghanistan to the interior troops in afghanistan to fight the spread of drugs as well as the recent joint u. s. russian operation in afghanistan after which almost one ton of herion was destroyed and several drug labs were shut down in the country so obviously the two ministers sad that the cooperation is going well and it will expand in the future according
to mr lavrov so that we just learned that the cooperation between russia afghanistan and the united states in combat in drug trafficking will continue and the creation of relevant international laws is of crucial importance as the u.n. security council resolution adopted this october has already qualified drugs coming in from afghanistan as a threat to international safety and stability the war against narcotics remains one of the biggest problems in the ties between the two countries that's why that was something underlined by president veda and president karzai during their last meeting at the summit of nate in lisbon where the president has said that as long as the drugs are being transported through the russian territory from afghanistan into europe this problem has to be dealt with and has to be dealt with now well we heard from mr lavrov that there's been a certain problem coming from the nato side on the transportation of russian helicopters the ones which russia is donating to afghanistan and this problem has
to be dealt with and obviously it will be dealt with in the nearest future other than that we know that this cooperation will also expand we know that russia is allowing nato to transport its war toys so its territory into afghanistan russia will supply the nato troops stationed in afghanistan with electricity and mr lavrov also spoke about further steps in that direction the mission russia and nato agreed continued cooperation towards a. afghan settlement program to train pilots and other security forces will be expanded with the aim of boosting security in the country and finding the drug flow easier conditions for transit across the border will be extended to armored vehicles clearly all that issues will be discussed between the russian president dmitry medvedev and he's afghan counterpart mr karzai when he comes to moscow in january twenty seventh and this visit of the afghan foreign ministry in moscow is preparing that president's visit in the upcoming january. alexy reporting there well in an interview to r.t.
afghan foreign minister dr zalmai rassoul says that western countries should increase their efforts to tackle drug production and trafficking in afghanistan first of all the poppy production in afghanistan after result of thirty years of war and lawlessness and disappeared off the afghan people who do new tomorrow he's going to be a life or not you know security for their future this right cannot be done by afghanistan alone we need support of international community by the precursor which are not produced in afghanistan is proved outside afghanistan and came inside afghanistan we will do our things our job to deduce an element it poppy cultivation afghanistan but also day was indonesian should do did it forced to reduce the demand because because because there is a demand the production of poppies there so it's a common effort of reducing the cultivation giving too far out of afghanistan the alternative which they would accept to to grow something poppy but also working give everybody to reduce the consumption and to demand for the trucks. and you can
watch the full interview with the afghan foreign minister on sunday here on t. meanwhile the violence in afghanistan has reached an all time high during the nine year u.s. led war that's according to the latest pentagon report american military chiefs admit the progress across the country is on even with just modest gains against the taliban and al to fall asleep and alex at the mass relocation of american forces the latest attempt to break the deadlock. will kill what she's trying to do is coming to an end he's part of the american forces who stayed behind to train assist and he quipped iraqi security forces made sure there was a bomb that's for sure no one knows where they want to stay here until it's not just movement of troops and equipment since world war two the u.s. army is moving its supplies from iraq to afghanistan certain equipment such as are en route. mine resistant vehicles our humvees are
those types of equipment a lot of our rolling vehicles rolling stock of vehicles and some generation that equipment yes will be dedicated towards. the mission in afghanistan but critics warn that moving troops won't help much that. it is rewarded little when i've gone people see u.s. forces inside their country it brings in paganism and makes them turn to terrorism and al qaeda so as more american troops come here from iraq it will just make things worse i don't believe the americans will leave for another fifty years they have two of the main military bases here and they're now building the americans leaving iraq also sends the wrong message to insurgents the afghans seen the americans are drawing from iraq and they think themselves ok they're going to withdraw in a year or two we have a hold on things we'll take control in
a year or two it doesn't matter. i will to quote she's already been told he'll be going from iraq back to afghanistan it will be his second time there and he's not looking forward to it i would definitely say that afghanistan is a lot more difficult so the terrain is a lot more heavy the mountainous region so we have to do a lot more walking and whether the beefed up presence in afghanistan will help troops meet mixtures did line to pull out or make it more difficult is still unclear the guys didn't just come back from a patrol everything went ok because the next one. to baghdad. or coming up in the next few minutes here in r.t. american celebrities away you know on the security debate. it's not the way that i would like to live but if it's going to keep me from getting blown out of the sky you can check anything you want and if you feel something you like and squeeze it one of my one. but not all americans are taking your thanksgiving down
with such good humor with something they'd rather stay home and submit to such an invasion of privacy. that story still to come but first thousands of people have gathered in front of the georgian parliament demanding elts with the old and in with the new the opposition's also joined the rally calling for the resignation of president mikhail saakashvili. this report. we're here at a gathering today outside the parliament building until a day and its amazement has been organized by greek known as the people's gathering now this is a great first headed by public figures and though they've been joined by a number of opposition parties are best saying that the main aims of calling for democratic elections and eventually the resignation of president saakashvili and his government the main goal of this. joint g. and international community. for the government
really democracy. which will relieve the georgian. police rallies today really anger showing the extreme dissatisfaction based amongst the opposition parties and amongst the children public with turkish billie's regime and they said his government damaging the country and they've actually said today they called it the verdict of distrust he has monopolized power creating an authoritarian and corrupt regime that he's put huge at the edge of economical and social collapse and that he got george involved in the war with russia by his irresponsible and unwise actions causing him on a tear in disaster november is traditionally a month for these types of rallies and some people who remember november two thousand and seven when a peaceful protest they're calling for saakashvili is resignation violently dispersed now in that situation the protesters at the scene so the suburban bullets
and water cannons it was a very very violent reaction to their protest and say today they're standing their ground saying these concerns need to be heard billy and his parliament and government the rights of the people of georgia that they're no longer representing the population of georgia and they're full today they're calling for his resignation. surface reporting their economic recovery in europe is the topic for an annual business forum in germany which opened on thursday efforts to save the single currency a vital in the eurozone as nation succumbed to the crisis one by one people in debt ridden greece have taken to the streets once again to protest against tough austerity measures workers organize a three hour strike which disrupted public transport and some state sector services it comes hot on the heels of ireland's monumental aid package and a mass strike in portugal where the country's really spain and belgium could also join the ranks of countries on the edge of economic collapse with as spain's
economy is too big to effectively bail out whatever adam from the era for end of the campaign believes it's all signaling an end to the euro. a lot of economists there's an article in reuters today the sound that portugal is almost certainly going to meet bailing out and the big problem of course is spain because it's a huge country and it's not really as easy to bail out to somewhere like ireland or portugal you know this is a huge country in the structure slightly different there so we could seriously be seen a collapse of the of the euro and a lot of people would say that not before time but if you look at at our campaign the e.u. referendum campaign we've got thousands and thousands of people who have now signed up pledge said he you referendum campaign dot com you signed up pledge demand in the government give us an in out referendum on our membership of the e.u. and that is growing and so it's things like that you know anyone can go in
a home and sign up and they're on facebook crew example it's things like that that people are starting to say actually we're not happy with what's going on we want change and we want to have our say we're not going to listen to the government anymore with their sort of we know better than you attitude. well british conservative m.e.p. nervous diva says it's the political elite that wants to maintain the european union what ordinary people have no use for it. they're trying to create a country where the people who create in the country for have no more particular desire to have a country called europe created so the elites want a country called europe created and they're steamy on ahead with it but the people not carrying the people and one day there could be such a train wreck. over this whole issue and when you say turn at what you mean. it will stop functioning and then there will be slow realisation but it's not
working. really start working the crisis comes like we have recently had the financial crisis we saw there was no european response it was the german the greeks all of somebody else coming in to bail out tomatillos but the e.u. . and now we are told if the chinese coming to bail out the greeks and save the euro zone where europe in all this. and you can watch the whole interview with nervous dever in just over an hour from now here on r.t. i'll just remind you we've got plenty more stories to be discovered on our website that's our t. top com here's a quick taste of what you can find online there right now to the us about to see how come back sarah palin may have lost out in a bid to be vice president but is she now setting our sights on the top job in two
thousand and twelve. and telling tales in a bid to improve moscow's shocking gridlock officials want drivers to text them for reward when the bad habits of other car users driving them around the bend. tackling terrorism extremism of the main issues on the plate for the members of the shanghai cooperation organization they've come together in the capital for the c.e.o.'s annual summit the group unites russia china and four central asian nations representing over one of the half billion people iran india pakistan among the associate members russia's prime minister vladimir putin came to the shelby to discuss ways to smooth economic relations and keep the massive borders of its members secure the participants in the summit also focus on developing agricultural trade and humanitarian corporation as well as fighting the consequences of the global financial crisis here c.e.o. is not a military alliance but his top priority is the regional security of its member
states. when our top they chew on a few other. headlines that of the day south korea's defense minister has resigned in the aftermath of a firefight with north korea on tuesday. south koreans killed during the exchange of fire have been returned to the mainland china has publicly called for calm from both sides when the u.s. condemn the actions sending their craft carrier to the region tensions are still high on the peninsula with sold beefing up its defenses and pyongyang threatening to retaliate against any provocation. at least forty three people been killed in five days of clashes between gang members and brazilian police in rio de janeiro thousands of officers backed by military tanks and helicopters have been dispatched to deal with gunman who've been robbing motorists and burning cars since sunday night officials say drug traffickers are fighting back against police operations aimed at tackling violence in the city slums authorities in the country are trying to improve security in the lead up to the twenty fourteen world cup.
cambodia held a national day of mourning on thursday for the more than three hundred fifty victims killed in a stampede in the capital government officials were among those who lined up to offer flowers and sticks of the day the tragedy happened one day scraped together the bridge to celebrate the end of the annual water festival a mass panic broke out when the bridge began to sway and many were crushed or suffocating. the iraqi president jalal talabani has given the country's prime minister the green light to form a new government official request will pave the way to end an eight month deadlock following inconclusive march elections which led to a power vacuum and an upsurge in sectarian violence prime minister nuri al maliki now has the task of forming a cabinet within the next thirty days that is expected to all iraq's rival actions . everyone from politicians to celebrities have been giving their two cents worth over
a new airport security measures in the us some think so-called naked scanners and pat downs infringe personal space but in the lead up to america's busiest holiday. find out whether everyone is opposed to the tighter checks. here's another case of outrage over t.s.a. pat downs the fury over the pat downs not exactly dying down it's the t.s.a. versus t.n.a. skaters are turning the tables now men can be judged by their package according to the media the american people don't appreciate being scanned or patted down their test my job here rest of it since nine eleven air travel in the united states has undergone quite the security changes on last year's christmas day bomber didn't help matters much either so as americans usually fear for their safety and welcome heightened security measures when it comes to nudity or even being patted down many folks don't seem to be too aroused i think it would discourage me from flying even more so really what they had before this is too invasive it just appears to be too
invasive but most people didn't share that sentiment. and i think to skim the fine i walk through and that was it i mean there was no skimming there was no pat down there was nothing you have to go through a scanner i didn't know kind of the point of the afford to buy one on those sites so it's a big drama about it for nothing the drama as collated with a loosely organized internet boycott national opt out day for those bashful of their lady or man parts they could choose a pat down instead of a scanner the story became media frenzy as far as creating a frenzy at the airport not so much it is inconvenient it is uncomfortable but when you go to the doctor and he examines you they put their hand all over the place and you don't like it. but you put up with putting up with or even enjoying it does it matter who's patting you down i'd rather have a choice between a male or female who would you choose a female so you'd like to be patted down as long as it's a female yes while others actually opted for the scanner i'd much rather be scanned
and patted down and read as my feelings about touching or looking even our favorite celebrity is don't see the big deal it's not the way that i would like to live but if it's going to keep me from getting blown out of the sky you can check anything you want and if you feel some you like a squeeze a one of my want to. but to some americans it's no laughing matter it's difficult that we live in a society where we are so afraid of what's going to happen that we have to have these invasive search for seizures i think it shows a real weakness in our foreign policy and wherever there is frustration with the government or media hysteria there's money to be made a case in point fig leaf underwear brought to you by a las vegas businessman who says this strategically placed leaf along with some powdered metal will ease the embarrassment of having to go through the scanners would you have a rock rock underwear no not personally i think it's
a little out of proportion in our world and not a fan of figleaves not another fan of figleaves hiding private parts to protect privacy rights that most of these travelers could care less about due to go soft ski r.t. washington d.c. . happens upstate for the moment but with a look at the headlines about ten minutes from now in the meantime all the latest from the world of business is next with sharon. hello welcome to our business program russia's leading travel company interest and europe second largest tour operator thomas cook has announced a new joint venture our chief correspondent medina coach of us has the details of the deal. one of the global tourist company thomas cook assigned a deal to form a joint venture with a one of the russia's biggest tour operator interests as we were told today after the press conferences by company's representatives thomas cook will go fifty point
one percent of the future form company however if the company do have some kind of a very clear strategy for the nearest future how to acquire the remaining shares thomas cook told us today that they paid forty five million dollars for thirty point one shares but do hope in the nearest future maximum till twenty thirty to acquire the rest of this year as we were told today of by of the general director of thomas cook at the been chasing for this deal for the last three years and it was a fantastic deal for this company to befall bruce going to as you do through to borrow the whole organization one hundred percent of the company in the meantime in those intervening three years going for shareholders more to continue to grow the business to grow profitably grow in the us in terms. of time however
as the future of form to companies still hasn't hasn't got its own name they might work under the brand of interest all mine in the future work out their own brand meanwhile of the role of interest here is to give some sort of a market knowledge and brand recognition for thomas cook as interest has quite a strong brand recognition within the russian tourists a market meanwhile the russian tourists market is growing quite tremendously and some analysts see a prospective for some significant growth in the nearest future however there are some challenges like a lack of proper infrastructure and services that many russian two operators are facing and trying to overcome. the u.s. markets are of course closed for the holidays but let's take a look at europe the footsie closed up three quarter percent boosted by gains for the mining sector shares an extravagant over two percent newspaper publishers daily
mail and general trust dropped two point four percent after reporting its annual results thomas cook group rose over one point five percent after agreeing to a bad joint venture in russia. and here in russia both the r.t.s. and my sex closed up on the day a closing boosted by energy majors most of the blue chips gained with gazprom and also nickel up just under two percent on the r.t.s. bucking the trend b t v lost more than a half percent on the my sex despite upgrading its profit forecast. and you have small kids may have gained on thursday but the fear about debt is still dominating sentiment arlin now looks set to receive a bailout package after it announced the harshest austerity budget is history the big concern is this will not be the end of it and that portugal and spain will need help i spoke earlier to angus campbell head of sales at london capital group who says there are reasons to believe the contagion will spread. we've seen just a few things that really have started to shift the balance now and the first was
yesterday when the spanish ten year government bond yield. five percent in the cost has been a sort of point of no return with greece we saw it for ireland and it's happening to spain spain is one of the biggest economies in europe so that's a serious concern would you say the crisis is increasing the attractiveness of emerging markets while emerging markets have been attractive for some time now and of course they are very much the driving force behind global growth but certainly western investors are looking more to the bric countries and as they've been classified in brazil is certainly a very popular emerging market amongst western versus russia not so much interesting me but there's a lot of talk. russia is getting
a little bit of attention even seen relatively on the valley market when you compare it to the likes of brazil which has been so poor so this should shift the focus but of course there will be has been a great deal of focus on emerging markets already and russia has added the canadian dollar to its international reserve to diversify about and reduce risks posed by the us dollar for the change the reserves comprise forty seven percent us dollars forty one percent euro's ten percent british pound two percent japanese yen and a small amount in swiss francs the deputy chairman of the central bank says the initial holding in canadian dollars is small but russia may increase it within a few months international reserve currently totals four hundred ninety billion u.s. dollars. and that's all the business news for now but you can always find more stories on a website that's r t dot com slash business. wealthy
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