tv [untitled] August 31, 2012 1:00pm-1:30pm EDT
the. the winner takes it all the loser standing small the russian tycoon is left empty handed after a london court dismisses hefty lawsuit against. turkey's pitch for a syrian intervention hits a dead end at the u.n. nato countries warning they might simply pass the security council. plus republican mitt romney except he's a nomination presidential candidate with
a promise to show russia back but critics like that is not his greatest. online on screen international news and comment live from our new center here in moscow russian billionaire a man of. top of a high profile jewel with a london based compatriot in one of the most expensive cases in british legal history the judge dismissed the multibillion dollar challenge from controversial tycoon boris berezovsky and the trial which offered a rare glimpse into the lives of the super rich more in the case from smith and london the final verdict in this case found against a body so good results which means that he won't receive then all the more than five point six billion dollars that he was asking for. but i want to promote
himself in court this morning. was he a relieved looking very upbeat saying that he had full confidence in the british legal system what was the verdict was being read he held his head in his hands and as he was leaving he appeared to be confident in the british legal system now this is a case that has opened up all the viewing of the general public the murky world of russia. the mega rich and what they go to up to back in the nineteen nineties the wild east as we called it back that we're talking about stiff sums of money off shore bank accounts elicit payments made between people often in massive sums of cash. or of course five star hotels ski resorts and enormous business deals done only on the strength of a handshake with no documentation which of course has made this case a very difficult one to judge it's cruel to london to school building
a billion eggs along with their own megger expensive lawyers and walked around this area in that shades in a menacing way but he's got his old ski says that he was done out of billions of dollars when he says that promote it intimidates him into selling shares in russian metals and oil companies for a fraction of what they will but abramovich says that in fact him but he's also whenever business partners that he was making payments to bet as they were only for political protection. roof in russian which has become a common hollins in the legal circles here in london as a result of this case is that he did make regular payments to put his old ski up full of political protection but he says that they weren't anything to do with the partnership they were often made in huge cash sums up to five million dollars hundred for in cash and totaling several hundred million dollars he says that he
paid for but is a key to travel in a private jet that he bought him a friend chateau and he also bought him jewelry for his girlfriend but as he wanted five point six billion dollars on top of the one point two billion that he received back in two thousand and two from this is being one of the biggest civil trials ever held in british legal history it's been hundreds of hours and resulted in millions of dollars worth of legal fees. we've had the results of this case no win this time around but we may see more cases of this nature here in london. and you can check out hearty dot com for the timeline and all the claims and counterclaims in this multibillion dollar wrangle and the details from right inside the courtroom and lined up at our london bureau twitter feed at the moment the latest tweets say that the verdicts called police but exhausted by surprise and he's considering an appeal was described by the judge is deluded in some of his testimony and his evidence was deemed weak.
britain and france are warning they might bypass the u.n. altogether after turkey's push for a no fly zone over syria but some strong criticism of the security council demanding sweeping powers to protect refugees fleeing war and a move that would amount to military intervention but international reaction is being called with strong reservations about militarizing a humanitarian effort report now reports from new york. well the security council remains very much divided over how to deal with the syrian crisis the high level meeting that was taking place in new york focused on the humanitarian circumstances in syria right now and how they continue to exacerbate according to u.n.
officials at least two hundred twenty nine thousand syrians have fled the country in the past eighteen months spilling over to neighboring countries turkey has the security council to consider setting up refugee camps inside of syria outside countries would safeguard this is a suggestion that the syrian government say they are very much against russia and china also opposed it saying that it could only create more conflict and violence but we did hear all western countries address the security council their representatives calling once again for syrian president bashar al assad to step down britain and france the foreign ministers of those countries today made a new call encouraging for more defections within the syrian government and the syrian military the russian ambassador to the united nations vitaly churkin i did address the security council and raised the issue of the fact that the unilateral sanctions that western countries including the us britain and france those
sanctions that they've placed on syria are only hurting the syrians that that is opposed to the sanctions imposed bypassing the u.n. security council have nothing to do with actual efforts to settle the syrian crisis we complicate the lives of average citizens and do not allow them to meet their elementary needs or fully enjoy basic human rights this is not only our conclusion but also that of an independent commission in syria we call upon nations who impose sanctions against syria to immediately lift them you see the efforts of certain states to use humanitarian reasons to justify financial technical and logistical support to illegally armed groups as an acceptable. but the us. its western allies have underscored as late as this eat this meeting taking place security council that they will continue supporting the syrian opposition and continue providing them with a quit meant. well more perspective now on the situation at the u.n.
security council and turkey's no fly zone big with political analyst and freelance writer keyboard on the c m well turkey must have known that the un security council would be less than enthusiastic about the idea of setting up buffer zones for refugee camps that involves a no fly zone over syria why then do you think they actually made that big. thanks for having me. i don't know what's the what are the kind of conditions are there go on and i will go look. for more flowers on in syria i think this is a situation i know nobody really solution in syria so the scientists have a team around him editions for any foreign intervention in syria i think this will save. lives on equal to war and you have also to be more limitations to intervene in syria for example that the first edition is there if the cancer carry on structure in the society so i mean if foreign intervention in syria would have
ensue flexions inside this turkish society the second reaction is that turkey don't want to spend alone against iran and syria it is thought that the gulf states have the will and desire to finance. such. a step in syria as such or an intervention that they don't have the means the military means to intervene so turkey would just stand along with the nato in syria and the limitation is that the relationship between their dog on. the army is not good. for example. his general stance of germs. into turkey sure presents under the pretext of the so-called mark against him but also i think kind of i think there is no option but there is no possibility for you to intervene in syria militarily in the future it's not just turkey talking about military intervention now britain france have
made it very clear that they could well go ahead without any sanction from the security council with some form of intervention do you think perhaps we are getting closer now to seeing some foreign involvement now in syria i think every time there is a major battle it was inside the major cities are syria not of the major battles are happening. over here excited just a. there western leaders to raise the girls are the favorites i live for so that we are coming to help you about at the end they don't have the means they have the military means to intervene but in the future if the syrian society is collapsing three hundred sixty actions on iraq and iran are in jordan in turkey so can they afford such an option in the future good they want to wean society is our goal middle east i don't think so what would be the implications if we saw countries acting beyond the u.n. security council what would that do not just for international relations because of course we know what russia and china think about that but also the un's credibility
yes for sure i think the safe zones don't legally be safe zones or such kind of foreign intervention is on the charter. charter viewer and security council is the chapter seven so russia and china will block such a decision but if they passed. a intervene in syria like in iraq and in other places but you haven't read it already does it's pretty pretty but we have now got lucky but here we are going to the last i mean by me so the western states also didn't believe the political solution here but the only way this. turned syria for foreign intervention for as and stick well they have also got their negotiations under the table as a carrot but the reason for these no fly zones of buffer zones is really a humanitarian basis although many are not suspicious of course as a pretext for military intervention but people are dying in syria so what should be
done. this is not going to marry terry curious what should be done is to push for a negotiation for a dialogue between the syrian leadership and with the opposition for example next month we have the internal opposition meeting inside damascus. syria so why the western states are not helping the syrians for a political solution where are we going to try to see. how the u.s. . and the fundamentalists in syria i mean we're going to have never been a solution for such kind of such kind of crisis they are on my side that by and by the carried out. against their circular states like syria i'm going to work well kind of studio expecting him to syria falls in behind this experience of cohesion of the syrian society will be totally collapsed and you could have. the whole of the middle east give or take you very much for your perspective on this
very interesting to hear your comments and political analyst a writer joining me live there from beirut and this is all she can be live from the russian capital still ahead this hour we could leaks weighs in on syria given the silence from this is war revelations of western motivations in the crisis and blast u.s. harassment of his whistle blowing web site that's later in the program. but first mitt romney has been outlining more of his policy plans as he accepted his nomination as the republican candidate for the u.s. presidency he wants more stressed his aggressive views toward some nations including russia but with a reputation for changing his stance it can be hard to tell how trustworthy he is that is going to explains. mitt romney is now officially barack obama's opponent for the white house and he's talking tough throwing rocks well verbal rocks not only at the president but also at nations at the republican convention where he accepted his nomination mr romney did not fail to once again highlight his any
masorti towards russia he criticized the president for not being hard enough in his view on russia when it comes to missile defense mitt romney says under his administration quote mr gleason will see less flexibility and more backbone and of quote and of course that adds up to his earlier statements that russia is america's number one job political enemy and that they need to reset the reset that's actually what he says on his website as part of mitt romney's foreign policy agenda so yes a lot of tough talk i heard experts say that's how mitt romney makes up for a lack of charisma what's interesting about the backbone comment is that mitt romney himself is often characterized as lacking the backbone as he has flip flopped on so many issues like abortion he was for abortion before he was against it or illegal immigration he was for giving them legal status that he was for deporting them mitt romney is flip flops have been widely discussed they've become
an endless source of inspiration for comedians this is. from the tonight show with jay leno it says actually mitt romney and hurricane isaac have something in common they can both change directions at any moment and another comedian goes obama is like you can be whatever you want to be while romney is like i can be whatever you want me to be there are tons of jokes about mitt romney and his backbone issues apparently one way of showing some backbone for him is this kind of tough talk full of threats we'll see how far it will take him in this november election. well stay with us here in artist and ahead for you this hour politically motivated the verdict from iran on a new u.n. report claiming to have evidence that the country has doubled its nuclear capacity . sort of in the sciences promise to keep publishing millions of emails to cast new light on the syrian crisis in a rare interview given to a south american t.v.
network their promise to show just how comfortable the west used to be with president assad and how the media is currently being manipulated to vilify him and soldiers also criticize washington's harassment of wiki leaks saying speaking the truth should never be considered a crime you mention how the west is turning into a surveillance mega-state which he believes makes a mockery of human rights the whistleblower voiced his belief that the case against him is really a case against we killings but he remains hopeful that swedish prosecutors will eventually drop the investigation or for more on this i can now hear from the leader of the u.k. pirate party joining me live from manchester in the u.k. well these so-called syria files that are currently being published on wiki leaks consist of something something like two and a half million e-mails from syrian political insiders touch on the sort of subject matter but what do you think this information could reveal them and will this leak have any real and timely impact well
a story really useful to see which really get back and focus on it's three or mission and that's about opening up governments and actually really really useful information that's so i guess we'll have to see what this bring unfortunately the ongoing. and the embassy stone doc is continuing to actually take focus on. the whistle blowing organization and actually a moment of making. this talk about the embassy standoff very goes to quito a call for help from the latin american country he says. that of course he is asking for help from a country that is actually now under question about its own media freedom do you think in some ways he's compromising his position there by going to quito ecuador. this is very much. a concern. it's interesting to see that we are
still very much coming back to kind of square one in this embassy standoff now because there has been the ongoing diplomatic spat between ecuador and. particularly about the message. about you know one thousand nine hundred. which actually gives gives the u.k. authority powers to end embassy so it's. very much interpreted as a threat. but now they think. it's situational now william hague our minister has been saying. that there is no plan to storm the embassy but he quickly the u.k. has. been to a rescue. so we're still seeing this and two things that are clear and other
outright you were saying at the very start of this standoff is all a distraction and that this latest revelation is going to reveal wiki leaks revealed something like two and a half million e-mails concerning syria gets back to the roots of what wiki leaks is all about now he also said in his in his interview that the organization is resisting the transformation of the developed world into a trans national surveillance state is there any truth to this and if so what can wiki leaks do to stop it. one of the recent was some of the recent revelations coming through which had been about the traffic while the traffic was the way in. which is actually very very. very significant implications also here in the united kingdom and the trouble is that the moment it's very difficult to get this message out while the current standoff continues. yes there are wind bred concerns which we in the pirate party have been or so. articulate some time now here in the united
kingdom around a threat of a major new bill which actually threatening to track how how we said it e-mails where contacts and messages to one another if i could just ask you you're doing it what we could leaks has been doing with the power part in some ways taking on that role do you think we can survive without ascension now or will we see organizations like yourself taking its place well look what we've been very much saying all along that it's actually going to or that we separate our to the personalities from the actual mission. and i think it'll be really helpful if for example the. social media wrap but has been running some recent quite personal attacks right now which which are very unhelpful and undermine its credibility as a news organization she's always said that it is about to say that must not
distract from the ongoing. to have a greater transparency and a greater powers of freedom of information that's necessary here in the u.k. but right across the world lost a leader of the u.k. thank you very much indeed for talking to me live from manchester. iran is rejected as a political move the latest report by the u.n. nuclear watchdog which claims the countries doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges to iran believes the findings are aimed overshadowing the nonaligned movement summit taking place there mohammad marandi a professor at the university of tehran thinks the release of the report at this time is highly suspicious the iranians are saying that this report came at a sensitive time to sort of distract attention away from this iranian success the nonaligned movement. conference in tehran has been highly successful.
iran being isolated the united states has become isolated scented opposed senior figures going to tehran and many major world leaders have come to the country in addition the president of egypt into iran which is a political earthquake the iranians are producing uranium. enriched uranium at twenty percent for facilities in iran which then produce medical isotopes the fact that the united states and the europeans tried to prevent iran from obtaining that fuel in the past that meant that they were taking the running cancer patients hostage the irony here is that the iranians at the beginning had no intention whatsoever to produce twenty percent and then produce nuclear fuel but the americans and the europeans by taking iranian citizen. people hostage forced the iranians to take that step the politicians senior politicians really
know that an attack on iran would be devastating for the united states and not only for its economy but for its global position and its credibility. don't forget to log on to our website for the latest news comment and video here's a taste of what else might catch your right plans for new which gets the latest updates on the u.s. military drone attacks including it. hasn't been approved. vision of the future a woman who has got it back again surgeons are in for the first ever successful. german chancellor angela merkel is on
a visit to china at the moment hoping to tap into the country's military muscle to help pull europe out of its downward spiral she's seeking to boost the flow of investment from beijing into the european stability fund. financial trouble to. work hard to create however hand the money from the european council on foreign relations says the chinese are in no hurry to lend a hand to belin. the big hope in europe is that the chinese would invest in some of the new vehicles that have been crazy like the european stability mechanism . the chinese. offering lots of words of support today and yesterday but not much in the way of concrete promises to buy bonds in any case the chinese don't tend to make their bond purchases public so we don't know for example how much the chinese invested in europe being bones in the last two years since the euro crisis began anyway and we probably won't know so there's a lot of there's
a lot of uncertainty about in the case of a boss obviously this is a european company and so it would benefit not just germany but also france and other countries in europe but lots of the deals that have been signed. off companies rolled into european companies and so to do in that sense there is a competition going on between germany and other european countries and mostly generally seems to be winning that competition. coming up to twenty five minutes past the hour now dimitri's next with the business and me to the markets have been anticipating the jackson hole summit in wyoming all week well now that it's all a happy well i'd say rather yes the no because you know waiting is always such a bird and now that it's on and of course we've had the keynote address from ben bernanke which provided a lot of information as to his views on stimulus policies he has talked a lot about quantity of easing which the markets are happy about but he has not provided any concrete calls for action and that's
a bit disappointing so this is what we've got right now chairman ben bernanke he made it clear that the federal reserve will do more to boost the economy because of high u.s. unemployment and he has argued that the fed's moves so far to keep interest rates at record lows and encourage borrowing and spending have helped both of the economy so there will be more stay. but when how volumes none of that is clear first take a look at the direct reaction that we're seeing right now and this is the most moderate probably reaction that we've seen so far this day we have seen the dow climb more than one percent right now it's just up twenty four percent now this week now was manufacturing which came out in july up two point eight percent and that's another signal that the economy is moving forward still over in europe this is also coupled with the hopes that the e.c. b. will keep on buying the spanish and italian debt nobody bourne's and therefore that
sends up more than one percent but the forty slipped into the red at the end of the session on profit. now in the russia the picture is kind of undecided at the close with my six down point five percent of the r.t.s. up on our strong ruble to my six was pressured by the new poil shares which were down as the company announced its stop buying its own shares after buying around two and a half billion dollars worth of its own stock from the market so basically investors are securing profits. and on the commodities market we are seeing a rally indeed with light sweet and brant up almost two dollars now this is not only based on the fact that additional stimulus would. demand for energy but also of course in the assessment of the damage that hurricane isaac has wreaked in louisiana and on the currency markets the euro is losing a bit of a steam against the dollar but still up fifty five points which is around half
a percent and that's that's a pretty strong result with the russian ruble also stronger against poker at the close of the session. all right now china is pushing its you won in to international trade so far it's trading with hong kong and with singapore in its national currency but now it's also latin american and the. the middle east markets russia has also been pushing to do the same and hong kong's financial secretary john tsang has told r.t. that the two countries can help each other. what is happening now is a great deal of trace. in the national currency so in terms of for example between russia and china they would be doing a lot of settlement in un or in ruble this way you can weigh reduce the currency risk that may incur and that is already happening i think we should expect to see a lie.
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