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and britain's gang culture in london say they know when to turn but the streets. internationally isn't comment twenty four hours a day this is a t. the u.s. says it was ships will continue their missions in the persian gulf in response to rounds of warning to keep carriers when away from its waters tensions rose the u.s.s. john stennis passed through an area where well it was holding ten days of naval war games when the drill began their ground threatened to block a key oil supply route if new u.s. sanctions hit its export led to back down drill through a number of missiles which are said to be long range to the russian military sense iran g.c. the continental ballistic missiles iran is under increasing pressure from western
countries which believe it might be developing a nuclear weapon asia times correspondent. new sanctions have talked about this over the top. can you imagine if it was the other way around if this sanctions or against american exports of oil or if this sinks us or against china for its assuming china you know means source of. foreign exchange for china will be to export energy it is an act of war in this ng is how are you going to implemented and who's going to respect that maybe do europeans like you know the french foreign ministry pathetically is saying look we have to curb our imports of iranian oil what's going to happen to the european economy if that happens you know now it's one hundred eight the barrel so it's going to be one hundred trainee any one month's could be one hundred forty one hundred fifty and you want to recover the economies of the u.s. and europe as well with oil at one hundred fifty it's not going to happen. and it's
totally counterproductive. law and amendments and the way it's going to be interpreted by the obama administration i'm not sure they're going to try to provoke a confrontation against south korea for instance an ally with russia china or with countries in south america or centuries or for that matter what the editor of the colbert report current affairs website says further pressure the u.s. and its allies on iran could push the region to the edge. i think it's quite remarkable to think that france and the us and other countries would be willing to step up sanctions that have already had such a profound effect on the iranian people on the basis of their hunch that era to run is developing nuclear weapons as as france has basically put it is quite remarkable because that really does is tantamount to an act of war the idea that iran would really close off the straits of hormuz or attempt to do so would only be an absolute last measure resort for a country that relies on the importation of refined gasoline and other things
through the very straits that they would be a sensible sabotaging and planting mines in so it's it's quite remarkable to think that that iran would do that in any other situation other than they felt that the entire existence of their country was under threat so adding more sanctions to to the mix is is really just a recipe for military disaster i think but we're always came to know your take on the story today we're asking what do you believe new sanctions on iran will bring so far the sanctions will bring the changes about twenty seven percent of the oil prices will soar as a result of tracking of those really shaky financial situation the rest are fairly evenly split between whether the new measures will punish the very people that have been doing this that iran will be pushed to desperation or sanctions regarded as a matter. to put on their team dot com. the presidential campaign is now underway in earnest in the u.s.
for the first contest of the term a single republican nominee taking place in the state of iowa social conservative rick santorum will advocate one paul and former massachusetts governor mitt romney the front runner is going to early results why was polls on largely seen as setting the tone for the nation address by going out to its potential republican a little face off and then a distant welcome home and then there's a presidential election a former congressional. diplomat we've been in the news it's one paul who stands out from the rest but is unlikely to get enough support from his own republicans. in his foreign policy is very distinct from the other candidates in that he has a more isolationist viewpoint he wants the united states to retreat from international conflicts international affairs in some areas that can be good he's opposed to military action with the ron he was opposed to the iraq war but the other candidates are all extremely hawkish on foreign policy very neo conservative
and ron paul does stand out amongst them he makes voters want to support him but insofar as leading the party and getting other republicans on board to really change the agenda no he hasn't done that someone who says i am a free american and i can make it on my own and that's what ron paul really embodies but republicans also understand that kind of positioning will not win the general election against president obama. meanwhile things are not looking too good for president obama really that having been elected on a wave of hope four years ago he now faces a drop in popularity among disillusioned democrats as marina point nine it's been finding out. three years ago one historic campaign turned u.s. politics into a pop culture phenomenon. playing for the democratic candidate achieved unprecedented support international fame and
a record breaking six hundred fifty million dollars in donations. thousands of new yorkers celebrated the victory clutching an enormous american flag hand sewn by obama supporters but the winds have changed and the very same democratic symbol waved in honor of the president elect in a way each straight from a straight has been donated to a movement that became a phenomenon in two thousand and eleven or thereabouts when people holding out david moved organize the flag project after being inspired by obama rhetoric a dream shattered by the subsequent years of politics as usual curly what's inspiring me as much as a lot of us like that that's the thing that's inspiring you know like that's why i brought the fight so ws and the thing that inspired me about it is the fact that it's a grassroots movement that that had a like a very clear and transparent process artist shepard fairey seems similarly just and
chanted releasing an updated version of his iconic hope poster replacing obama with his now clear support for occupy wall street with an economy still in crisis wall street largely unregulated social programs slashed and over forty five million citizens on food stamps it all starts with you making a decision to get involved obama's familiar prose may not be enough to win back his familiar fan base he didn't produce what people wanted him to produce in two thousand and eight professor and author dr cornel west was one of obama's biggest supporters i think you've got the beers you've got the new mrs. at the freshness taking part in more than one hundred campaign events but last april the prominent intellectual told r.t. that obama has failed he's the friendly face of the american empire abroad he's in the process actually of becoming very sadly a pawn of big finance and
a puppet of big business and any politician here knows they are in trouble when the hollywood a listers start turning their backs are you happy with the way that obama has been running the country. you know. and i think i really think he misinterpreted his. yes the approval ratings show voters are even more turned off with the alternatives leaving obama seemingly the lesser of two evils america's president clearly enters the twenty twelve race amid a growing band of disillusioned democrats most will still back barack obama over his republican rivals arguably with heavy hearts in two thousand and eight he was the unassailable candidate of choice this time mr obama is likely to stay in my default. artsy me or. so i had for you this hour the secret recipe for
success in making it big in business in russia. to expand entrepreneurs serving up delicious treats and profits just make me sick. to families two children one makes up this story is one of confusion heartache and the most amazing friendship that's ahead on. the third and final stage of egypt's parliamentary election resumes on wednesday the country's leading is the most part is expected to dominate with the results in a few days the vote comes amid continuing political tensions but it really is in charge since president was toppled nearly a year ago being accused of clinging to power. the previous round two was overshadowed by violent clashes between protesters and you know me on the raids on the western sponsored n.g.o.s last week also the sense of instability the stakes for
a sense that to stabilize egypt the military has to give its people what they want and step down. large majority of egyptians want the military to be a defense outfit defending the country against. mention and not play a political role at all because for the last thirty to forty years egypt has essentially whether under mubarak or under saddam had been a multi to indicate to ship run by the middle or korean people want an end to that so when the military wants. more barack on trial again it's an attempt to divert attention from its own rule in the concrete that is what is really worrying people and that is all should be discussed and checking the. jim carrey is is so i think to show that foreign buyers are manipulating. create so which is again nonsense i think washington has a great deal of influence within the military after all it billions of dollars
i mean to get a billion dollars a year that's a huge amount of money. coming in while the arab league wants an emergency meeting on whether to with joy it's observers from syria where violence between the army and antigovernment protesters continues well next our middle eastern politics expert dr jeremy salt says there's tunnelvision come to deciding just who is doing the killing and what's ahead. in the report. the human rights council report here four thousand but there is no information on that where they go now if you know it's late or nothing pillai who's the u.n. human rights commissioner he thought up a few security council and if i thought. well and could the figure echoes around the world and i think it lodges in the popular imagination this is five thousand people being killed by the syrian government security forces by the neutral
whatever whereas in fact i don't think it's any doubt at all that a large number of military of civilians have been killed by armed gangs about it but by this so what we actually need to do is to aggregate these figures. curbing gang violence is now one of the top priorities for britain's leaders but for some of the efforts will be in vain and best the government tackles an underlying culture of fear as laura smith reports now from london. the dark underbelly of life in britain is in a city's gang culture dramatized here for a television series for gavin it was real life he got into a gang to escape a feeling of powerlessness an abusive home life where money was
a constant struggle see in the stores a young. so . angry over the top. name for the crazy. people. at his lowest ebb gavin admits to having stabbed a girl and his story isn't unusual in deprived areas nowhere is the question of how to solve the gang problem in london more relevant than here in new it lies in the shadow of london's two thousand and twelve olympic park but it's also got more gangs than almost anywhere else in london around here young people say you start just by hanging out with your friends on the streets and you end up in a spiral of gang violence and fear. in you are more than half of the kids are
living below the poverty line and they don't feel the government's doing anything to help them how can you hold me if you don't understand. you have to have a. i don't. know in a bar. in london and the neighbor. and the neighbor. in london. the government really knew and understood would be happenin. when gavin met sheldon thomas an x gangster himself he turned a corner and they're now working in a team to get young people out of gangs the government claims it wants the same thing and having laid the blame for august's riots firmly at the door of gangs their solution the carrot and stick method are if you found some excellent police work to identify and manage the highest risk going members through
a combination of targeted surveillance enforcement and arrest for any offense however minor and positive offers of training employment and drugs treatment for those who want a different life but for those not prepared to break away from violence they will face harsher and tougher punishments but this isn't going to work according to sheldon thomas who feels the government is supporting him it every turn what they do. the manifestation of gangs. gang rape. family breakdown moles the window. while the government rhetoric sounds encouraging other policies will undermine both carrot and stick economic austerity cuts will mean sixteen thousand fewer police officers on the streets and services that deal directly with gangs now will have their funding cut by between
twenty and ninety percent in some areas that means young people like gavin in the future will have nowhere to go but the street nora smith r.t. london where more news comments and analysis is available few around the clock on our website. we pick tell a bent that shape twenty eleven correspondents and the. world's. also online the night the planet party picture galleries bringing you the best around the world. it's all that. today. these are the images the world has been seeing from the
streets of canada. wealthy british style. that's what i'd like. to. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with much stronger or no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into a report on our. next the latest in our pathfinder series where ex-pat entrepreneurs share the secrets of business success in russia.
just. one such example is the story in and go who are earning more than a decent crust from russia's premium bakery sector they've been running the biggest operation of its kind of moscow for over four years thanks they give us a taste of what it takes. i have twice a week in the production sector and the rest of the time i mean the restaurant genya. here that just to make sure everything is ok definitely in the way when you are starting something new everything is more subtle the industry has existed here we had to do everything from scratch. when we started the business we realized that we had to. really difficult objectives one was that we had to create our own brand and we decided to license at least initially in the nation's national brand for us and the whole point of our project the whole
point of the business was that these products high quality bakeries hardly exist in russia today you don't get many customers here you can help in only to this and that customer should be greeted every time every time you are developing a company culture you know one of the most difficult things in russia a few years ago was to make sure your lines that smile is just smile if it's not the culture at the beginning i would say if i come to the restaurant and if you're smiling i will give you one hundred. if you're not. really ever my desire your resume so it could give me a game but it's still a challenge the first was that we spent in two thousand and six we spent nine months developing a very small factory we basically had a thirty square meter room where we were trying to make something like fifty products fresh every day and the biggest challenge was the local ingredients it would be insane to import let's say flour to russia when russia is one of the
biggest low exports in the world we were very very lucky that we did this because by the end of two thousand and eight when the recession started the first thing that happened in the recession in russia was a collapse of the ruble exchange rate compared to the euro so suddenly overnight imported prices were up thirty forty percent and that is deadly for any kind of business like ours but for us at least the cost of our products was relatively stable because for the main ingredients like sugar like flour we were using locally made products. it's still a lot of things happens in russia mechanically in the service industry we have a hard time the idea they followed the rules for did they have a problem so this is the difficulty in russia united states or in europe it's a little bit easier because they have a use to it. you need to empty the garbage cans you need to clean up
that place what is that car from there however on the other hand if we see that you are working hard to take it to heart. in other cultures that may be a little bit more difficult the idea to build a bakery business in russia was exactly right and the idea that the competition wasn't so high in the sector i would do again but i think i would make sure that we raise a bit more capital upfront than we did i would also make sure i think that we invest at the beginning far more in training of production people than we did we should have outsourced much less than we did four years ago we should have made much many more products ourselves and then we would be even more successful than we are today i think but yes i would absolutely do. yes and there will have more ports on foreign entrant. even getting big business in russia in our part find the serious threat that week.
now more of the world's news this hour first to south sudan where thousands of youths from an ethnic group who attacked a rival community have been repelled by government troops their attack on the town of people reportedly left at least one hundred fifty dead scores of others forced to leave the violence despite troops the security in the area they couldn't prevent the deadly fighting it was sparked by cattle raids. chile is battling a several massive wildfires with at least one person killed in the blazes efforts to cope with a disaster are being hunted by intense heat and strong winds hundreds of people have been evacuated from the area many homes destroyed chilean or thirty's recently arrested and later bailed an israeli tourist on suspicion of starting a huge forest fire a national park. next a terrible tangle two girls born at the same time and in the same ward in the
russian urals who were accidentally swapped ending up with the wrong parents parties. as the story of maternity mistake that took years to be discover it. meet anya she's thirteen years own muslim and lives with her father nine month in the chalabi town of kut based on the other side of town also thirteen lives with her russian orthodox mother yulia despite their differences in religion and culture they are recent friends sharing the same birthdays and ties that bind them deeper than what laws on the surface but long and simple in that moment i was in such a state of shock that i thought it was all a joke sleep in one thousand nine hundred eight anya an arena born only fifteen minutes apart in the same hospital were accidentally switched at birth the discovery happened with us ex-husband who claimed arena his daughter looked nothing like him he refused to pay alimony but yulia insisted upon her innocence had the family take not one but two d.n.a.
tests the results show that in fact the ex was not the father and both results showed that yulia was not arenas mother but that a good one was my first thought was that irina doesn't find out and the second was where is my biological child to bring the with her lawyer and investigators by her side yulia discovered her biological child anya was living on the other side of town with ny much. told me they switch my child with another at the hospital they said your biological child is with another family they gave me a picture of her and i was in shock for about forty minutes my hands and legs were shaking. two days later nine reluctantly phoned yulia they met and decided to first introduce the girls to each other after they became friends the truth would be revealed to each of them separately about us and we used to be the first time i got used to girls to each other we came to his we took pictures walked around and ate ice cream role models later she told me that when i went was my biological father
in the beginning i didn't believe it but my mother said it's true i'm not flying. irina ananya now close friends decided to remain with the parents who raised them but the inconvenience of living in different suburbs. it makes it much harder for the families to meet often so it's a problem it breaks your heart one day back and forth i don't think that's the way to live it isn't adds to the suffering it's the teenage girls that now face social hardships their separate cultures beliefs and habits make understanding each other difficult very different they pray they don't speak when they speak i don't understand what they're saying a lot of those saying something about me will go wrong regardless of their differences irina and anya are happy to have each other as friends no matter the reasons that brought them together karen tara moscow. i'll be back with the headlines shortly stated.
welcome back a look now at the headlines the u.s. . demands not to bring its aircraft carrier back to the persian gulf saying it will continue its military presence off iranian post the standoff between the two sides sparking fears of the military conflict. u.s. republicans have cost their vote in the first caucus to pick a single presidential nominee hopefuls leaving the home team or advocate ron paul is and with his he's being blamed for more than enough support from the members.