tv [untitled] December 5, 2011 1:00am-1:30am EST
russia holds its breath for the following results of the parliamentary election for the ruling united russia party losing its overall majority still emerging one on top with a to speak is an in-depth analysis coming right up. there ron says it shot down a u.s. spy dragged along its eastern border with the use of american on monday crossed over the country being seen as the latest evidence of washington's efforts to destabilize countries beyond its influence. and cross the atlantic tempers flare again as british m.p.'s you know over a one sided extradition policy has left its citizens at the mercy of a politically american justice system.
this is the latest world news twenty four hours a day. yes a moment of truth for russia's ruling party with almost all the votes counted in the parliamentary election united russia is to lose that not a majority held in the previous doing that but will still stay the biggest party by far well for more let's cross now if now to a sarah ferguson central moscow with more on this sarah votes are still being counted but how's the overall balance looking so far. for ninety five percent of the vase now counted in the figures that the maybe united russia just under fifty
percent still the communist party just under twenty percent fair russia at thirteen percent and the liberal democratic party at eleven percent now they say it is changing all the time as the final counting continues we can see though of course that was united russia is leading has lost a full majority compare the figures now with four years ago when they'd enjoyed a sixty four percent of the values i know a lot of speculation of course as to the reasons behind the loss of public support but some people who are into the criticisms that the party have come under in recent times that failure to curb corruption and the economic and political stagnation the president medvedev still say said that the economic situation could be affecting his mate but he still feels that united russia against be able to provide stable development for the country. to see has
a full fairly well the policy represents almost fifty percent of the population and this is the result of a democratic process but taking into account the more complex making the parliament have to form coalitions with other parties of the various issues and this is what power limits and democracy is all about. and the leaders of other parties said that they're ready for that which is. that we can see the change in the figures that could have an effect in the stadium another the mention of coalitions of the communist party leaders already dismissed the child says and forming a coalition with united russia the other party says that perhaps so be a possibility if you know actually russia willing to make some concessions but of course the biggest of the center just so important because it's proportional representation in the lower house of parliament say oh these two parties appalls the seven decide the number of seats at the hold in the stadium the correspond
directly to the percentage of the vase and of course you know i should rush of a the ruling party has it seems lost this maturity level effect at the low making processes and their ability to make the decisions a lot of people saying that actually it is better that there's a more of a balance in the stadium or in this election itself we've actually seen another concession be made to parties the five to seven percent of the very poor steve one o.t.c. in the team or as well of course is going to be the first time in russia's modern history the lawmakers the going to be taking that position five years agreed to five years previously it was for that as he said preliminary figures the official preliminary figures expected later on today. hundreds of international observers descended on russia to more to the election what we know about their findings. they were monitoring the whole process very very closely throughout the day yesterday
around the country there around seven hundred international observers and about half a million observers from competing policies and now we have heard some complaints of violations in the election campaign from if service of the competing parties the safe for the international observers has said. the election process seems to go quite smoothly. the organizational election could hardly be better this corresponds to my experience as an observer in russia and in other post soviet republics in organizational terms that are absolutely excellent the ladies it's very often ladies who run the election commissions are extremely competent there's a very tranquil atmosphere that's rather a festive atmosphere in fact in most polling stations. that we saw in the capital yesterday and rallies by supporters to the various political greats there were a number of arrests made it still more than a hundred people arrested and we saw some of the tensions between the police.
supporters turning out yesterday they're all cool so more rallies today. as they continue that process continues as the votes continue to be counted we're of course going to be following everything for you and bringing you all the latest information as that happens as we expect the preliminary results later on today. ok for now sara for frank you for that update. but we also spoke to prime minister and i think they're putin spokesman here to me to scoff about his views of election results so far he told us that while the financial crisis has taken its toll united russia still remains the country's foremost political force. this resolve deported to continue its politics to continue its line for the whole country to take a significant portion in the creation of the new government and so on and so forth here has to be considered as a victory of the party we have to remember that this party was
a ruling party in the country during a very harsh and very tough period during the last four years there was a period with. the climate crisis on the part of managed to minimize the consequences of this crisis for the population well certainly we parted could not satisfy everyone in this country and its way obviously it has lost some percentage some percentage but again i repeat it proved to be the leading political power in the country but it's become clear as the results build a fuller picture that opposition parties have made some of the biggest gains in years and that according to political science professor got is about influence how the conduct of elections in russia is viewed internationally but the election is. to reshape some of the russian elections is an electoral process is simply manipulated. the ruling party has lost. the only
does she looks great then it has been expected right western palace of image so. it's very. international relations and. russia. now this year's election in russia follows the introduction of new laws designed to allow smaller parties to have a voice in parliament even though they may not reach the seven percent vote threshold martin callie a specialist on russia from the university of london believes this is the right step for the country. it would be a big good thing if there were some of the smaller parties more independent minded people because they could had to create a different view for. the united russia because it's the ruling party it will contain the people who are in power the people who want to be in power. and the people who work for the government and so on and those in the economy who depend on government contracts and so on outside that you need the others who are not
dependent of the government. and all of this can be put into the mix to develop a russia which is going forward by all accounts elections have shattered russia's old one party one power set up and that's something that's left me breathing a sigh of relief but it also presents new challenges such as sustaining the country's one in isolation dr which international experts involved in science and technology projects in russia say is vital to the country's future modernization is really key for the russian economy is now as we go forward over the next ten or fifteen years all on gas revenues tick line you have to ask yourself what what is going to move in to plug the gap so building an economy that's able to capitalize on the intellectual strengths of russia which is where i see the important changes taking place is really key and my questions are really about
things like the skulker innovation project and so on is that which was mr project is that going to continue to prosper if we see. the decline in the one russia ruling party this is a really crucial issue i think for russia to grapple with together with perhaps some kind of feeling of stagnation in russian politics and a feeling that some kind of change is necessary. well there were helping you to keep your finger on the pulse of developments as counting continues in the russian parliament to election day to end the day we expect the announcement of official printing results and comments from international observers whether you can also track the latest figures on our web site at r.t. dot com.
other news now and iran says its forces have shot down an unmanned american spy drone in the east of the country the aircraft was recovered on the ground largely undamaged well there it is a promise that operations against intruding drones will continue may not be limited to iranian borders american radio host an independent blogger stephen then says the highly volatile situation in the region has brought the world to the edge of global war fare. rare is not libya iran is a big country powerful military could affect get weapons is going to weapons they can reach us in the region they can reach israel iran has been very blunt saying if the carrots but israel. if we were for it will fire a very good tear gas released if it can you were speechless and i'm sure you'll do it we're talking about something very serious we're talking about the possibility of a general war derail given
a name we're all three. an author and journalist afshin rattansi believes that the incident is a clear breach of international law. there's narky one seventy advanced stealth reconnaissance drone which what i'm hearing is said they lost it over afghanistan last week others are saying must be busily looking at this drone and what a great way of. creating technology transfer this is an incredibly serious event and it's of course against international law the united states yet again breaking international law with these drones it's interesting that even some neo conservatives criticizing obama saying well we're talking about nuclear facilities iran is thinking about a much bigger game and this is really about influence within me and region egypt is a big loss to the united states after the fall of the u.s.
back to barak from the atlantic to the indian oceans and of course even greece backing some oil sanctions against syria against iran this is a case of the western media feeding loads of people the idea that these countries are isolated when in fact the world is now changing. syria has reportedly agreed to the arab league's plan to open the country's doors to foreign observers it comes amid heavy pressure on the men's. rights and international sanctions the body claims that thousands of civilians have been killed ten months of rest a serious ambassador has. been deep in the crisis. says the arab league's position is a home waiting for me peace. the arab league has basically said that if syria doesn't accept this plan then this would pave the way for an international
intervention the way that the arab league paved the way for an international intervention and libya and we know what happened about so i think syria has grudgingly accept the terms but that does not necessarily mean that the crisis in syria will be resolved i think the recipe for the solution is going to create a bigger problem because it's going to encourage more and more attacks on the regime and it's going to cause more violence within syria it's going to give the impression that the syrian regime has caved. under the pressure of the arab league which is in fact pressure from nato the arab league it's not about peaceful resolutions it's simply wants to topple the syrian regime and replace it with a pro-american regime. well that's still to come the program transition of opportunity the loss of pakistan's trust threatens to choke supplies for u.s. troops in afghanistan leaving russia next best plan experts say that could be the
perfect diplomatic bargaining chip for moscow. dozens of british m.p.'s across the political divide have united in london calling for a review of what they see as a one sided extradition policy with the u.s. drawn up in the chaotic aftermath of nine eleven he decrees that washington can demand anyone's extradition without proof and britain is obliged to a bay with all its he's out of it reports patience is wearing thin. all take and no give that's the growing feeling in britain's parliament against america's controversial extradition treaty it was signed in two thousand and three in the post nine eleven panic and makes it far easier for the us to take people from the u.k. than the other way around now forty five m.p.'s from the three main parties have crossed the political divide and joined forces they finally forced
a debate and parliamentary vote on what they called an injustice was a mistake in the first place despite history i think it was a mistake it's not a level playing field even with a partner like america we need to make sure that we of being equal and we are being fair to our citizens and that is not the case of the moment britain must present evidence for any extradition but america doesn't need to a long awaited independent inquiry recently ruled this relationship was balanced but the numbers suggest otherwise one hundred twenty three people have been surrendered to america under the treaty since two thousand and four only fifty four have gone the other way america's ambassador to the u.k. has branded these figures myths and in accuracies they were figures he's embassy refused to reveal he's even accused m.p.'s of willfully distorting the facts in the run up to this crunch vote in parliament that could shift the balance but m.p.'s
aren't backing down joining a battle some of fought since the treaty was signed i think the scene how many injustices have been caused because of it it was meant to be for terrorism fences it wasn't meant to be for the ken things they're using no janice's is gary mckinnon a mainstay on america's extradition wish list he was arrested ten years ago after hacking into pentagon files he says he was merely searching for u.f.o.'s gary has asperger's syndrome and according to his. the mother should be tried in the u.k. on medical grounds but america's not giving up on one of their most wanted is some vengeful. you think uses some of the arjun is so over the top they left him one is internet three and a half years after the arrest if danny was the slightest threat that wouldn't have been done but it's very much i think he embarrassed them and because of that they're very angry at him there are nine cases currently fighting extradition to
america richard o'dwyer is the latest he's wanted on copyright charges for creating a search engine for pirated content it's not even considered a crime in the u.k. but at the moment that doesn't matter the us can still get their man the coalition government promised to change this while in opposition now's the chance to deliver either bennett r.t. london. fresh updates videos and comments are always just a click away on our website r.t. dot com let's take a look at what you can check out there right now celebration madness goal posts torn down and crowds trampled the stands of fans first onto a plane into the stadium oklahoma time the joy of victory into violence. on the world war two alert more than six decades after it ended forty five thousand residents are evacuated from a german city as experts work to defuse two world war two bombs
a massive one point eight ton area explosive and a smaller american one. nato the recent a deadly air attack on pakistan is put the u.s. mission in afghanistan in danger with supplies cut off washington may soon have to turn to other transit states to keep its military effort going among them is russia as r.t. is going to take on reports this could mean some well timed diplomatic leverage for moscow. on the. supplies are would keep the war running nato actions have put all operations in afghanistan in danger after attacks that killed twenty four pakistani soldiers islamic art cut off one of the alliances major supply routes to again his stance. i would like to extend my most sincere
condolences. to pakistan washington's condolences were not enough the repeated incursions by the u.s. military in pakistan really left no choice and also the humiliation that the pakistani military faced in front of its own soldiers and the pakistani people left no choice before the government this time but you cut off the supply line good relations between the u.s. and pakistan as unstable as ever in order to keep the war in afghanistan running mate who relies more on its other major supply route coming from the north. here it is the northern distribution network you see all these blue lines and here is the route that pakistan shut down now the northern supply network was started when russia agreed to provide this territory and air space for transit of not only thought supplies to nato troops in afghanistan it proved to be a very reliable route more reliable than pakistan now it accounts for half of nato
as non-lethal supplies on trucks railroads and by air supplies travel through russian territory from europe and from russia's far east all the way to afghanistan and the lions on this route is set to expand in the last three years russia's cooperation on of ganesan is being key to nato operations. i sat down with professor michael lee hans who stress he was speaking in a personal capacity the u.s. has a very tenuous kind of placement. afghanistan and it is highly vulnerable it's highly vulnerable. pakistanis but it's more vulnerable to russia i mean if russia were to withdraw its permission for us for use of surveillance we would be a very difficult position in afghanistan the northern supply now work could now be in danger because of a failure in diplomacy moscow says because washington turned down all of its
proposals on the missile defense issue russia might have to resort to other arguments including its cooperation with nato on afghanistan that. there are processes which are critically important for russia which are about russia's national security one of them is nato expansion into russian borders and the fact that washington goes ahead with a robust missile shield program in europe without taking into consideration russia's concerns gives moscow the right to use any leverage it has to be heard by its partner but even the mere possibility that russia could cut off the northern supply route threatens the viability of all western operations in afghanistan nato risks leaving almost one hundred forty thousand of its troops in afghanistan without vital supplies if diplomacy doesn't win the day with pakistan it's about people there being fed up with russia its about their national security if washington does not seriously address the concerns of its partners even the best partnerships can fade i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t.
. but in cross talk coming up at seven thirty g.m.t. people of eleanor's guests discuss what to ten years of foreign occupation brought to afghanistan now that withdrawal is in sight here's a preview for you. the us leaves an environment that's more secure than it was say a year ago two years ago that the afghan army and the afghan central government is able to exert more control than they are now which is to say that there is not a hasty withdrawal and that the gains that we just discussed have been. chris you want to jump in there go ahead but on real art i don't know where you get your facts and statistics from i mean the i r i i base my opinions on the united nations and according to the united nations afghanistan they still virtually on the bottom of the human development index on almost any. parameter you want to charge it things have got worse for the afghan people over the last ten years the
infrastructure is on the differences and so of course they're justified if you're if you're metrics have to do what you're going to nation is what increasing to your knowledge according to the reuters poll which shows that afghanistan is the most dangerous country in the world for women in. it. that's across to our business desk with natasha. it's twenty four minutes past ten am here watching business on r.t. if the euro were based on the strength of the greek economy it would be worth less than one dollar according to the single currency is more than thirty percent overvalued when measured against greece's financial health and contrast burbank's
says the euro is undervalued by about five percent for germany and france and given them a competitive advantage analysts say to resolve the situation and the level the playing field it would be easier to allow inflation of france and germany rather than a deflationary groups. ellice now have a look at the market oil is trading higher and speculation is that the tensions in the middle east will curb supplies iran says all could reach two hundred fifty dollars a barrel if it sees more pressure on snoo clear program another boost is coming from europe where they knew italian prime minister mario monti could spend thirty billion euros on a sweeping austerity package. asian shares are higher japan's nikkei he's adding less than half a percent building on last week's have to gains the index is now trading above its twenty five day moving average which many see as a good technical sign and hong kong the hang seng is shedding some of its earlier
games at this point putting on no less than a quarter percent of. the russian market started the week with the losses after ending last week pretty much slot in the first hour of trade the r.t.s. is losing less than a quarter percent the my sex is down roughly the same. russia is the largest country in the world and is home to the biggest a railway system but the lack of high speed trains means the railways no alternative to flying speaking in france the head of russian railways like him or you couldn't has invited foreign railway giants to help change the situation. we're going to hold the tender in building the country's first high speed rail road next year it's an absolutely new project for russia we foresee a lot of problems and that's why we're interested in cooperating with companies who know how to build and manage high speed rail ways but if we offer opportunities which are not found anywhere in the world we plan to build thousands of kilometers
of high speed routes. russian tycoon the victor a vessel burgas the richest resident of switzerland the seer according to business magazine bill on his fortune is estimated at around twelve billion dollars that controls the world's largest oil many a producer will solve and as the president of skolkovo foundation he also owns a number of assets in here including a fifty six percent stake in one of the world's leading industrial groups or with the company's market capitalization totaled around one point seven billion dollars back so berger is positive about europe's economic outlook. the real economy people fear of him it's stronger now and what we see today my interpretation it's more a political problem is that the comical problem and i believe said politically that it should be play a more active for older people define what is this problem and to find
a solution or some integration process does a cafe you go to nigeria i believe you will be still alive because a strong card saying it's political with just money for right to go away shows that process. and that's all we have time for for now but you can always find a lot more business stories online there for you any time at r.t. dot com slash business.