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you can away with little socialism it's a duty to go and try and understand the colonel was totally to retreat. tonight's norway suffers doubled terror attacks several buildings including the prime minister's headquarters a hit in the bomb ravaged center of there are reports of seven killed and several people injured with police saying that a lot more dead people inside the shattered offices meantime in a separate attack four people have reportedly been shot dead at a youth rally outside the capital we have the latest just ahead for you. leaders agreeing on a second bailout for greece sparked fears over the unity of delving deeper into debt with experts predicting it's now up to growing economies to dominate global
finance it's. welcome it's ten pm you're watching r.t. with me kevin owen here in moscow with our top story this hour norway's been shaken by double terror attacks this evening first a huge bomb exploded in the center of all slow damaging parliamentary buildings including the prime minister's office where at least seven were killed then a gunman went on a shooting spree at a youth camp and several deaths are reported police say they fear there may also be explosives in the grounds there houses daniel logan is in oslo for us she joins us now live with the latest details good evening no problem against stauffenberg we're hearing is confirmed to be safe tonight that is some good news out of because it was his office of course that was targeted previous up today with what you know. it
would start when to call the care that's in the center of that center of hospital the capitol trying to reach sworn explosion late this afternoon basically at the close of the park on the nearest parliamentary building and where the prime minister's office right now there is someone from equal could it big. and. those. who are. not going to get. that base probably are seeing out. here or else they are is an increased police presence. all the precautions they possibly can speaking with the series that i've seen around there are automatic weapons and just right here there don't really talk to situation and securing it in the spectrum usually there are also army police that are wondering the situation in other incidents
which now. is related to the place in the center evolving in the center which shattered windows around the city. ok don't you know you had slightly bottling there with the public address system. is rather loud you got the gist of what you're saying. what is the mood at the airport the people you see the people you've spoken to. right the people at the airport being it's people who really aren't aware of what's going on there is no sort of. thing so you believe it is because this is worth using the nation or know. it was. god and. all eyes are going to his me above the din the what is happening the papal the arriving flights. where are they going to go because we're the.
station is being closed. people are able to leave the airport and train they are able to take the train and then the latest news that you've heard is that the central station actually closed because this is basically at the epicenter of where it's all taking place so that it's no longer really an option people are aware of that are not already transport authorities got to be telling you about that but we also know that this other which is that you know it's a shooting incident where four people have allegedly been shot dead. one person has been team there by police this person is textbook norwegian whereas police also didn't think responsible for the bombing i'd like to order here is a report saying the police are linking those to that so late as we're hearing these two reports of course details still coming out if they can first or don't have a logo thank you for bringing us what you know there from those lows airport. to
discuss events in norway further let's talk to joe european m.p. for the u.k. independence party just about even all four balls coming through for loads and i'm already some a link with good duffy's promise that we all recall to strike back against europe could that be what's happening here do you think. the last news report i had was in the car on the way here about an hour ago before i got on public transport and all i knew was that it was in the prime minister the prime minister's office that time with a couple of people being killed people not entirely in wreckage and someone had gone on a shooting spree. with a gun so that's about all i know i don't nothing about the origins of this and who might have carried it out so i mean i don't know and i couldn't hear your last report on the friday before i came on so i don't know whether you were able to. say well enough of anyone's claim responsibility you know they haven't and it is early days and i say you know first and foremost our thoughts are with the families and friends of the people that are killed and the people that are injured and not a lot of calling absolutely appalling put of course you do start thinking about
what could be behind this it looks like it could be a coordinated attack the prime minister saying it's a very serious incident norway heavily involved with libya in nato the thought is maybe some connection there. well. he did make this threat that he might actually bring the war back onto our soil if you know if it continued in libya so that's a possibility and of course with all the all the recent terrorist attacks around the world when i say recent i mean going back many years now have actually been the result of the activities of islamic fundamentalists that we've seen it's not long eleven but you know in the in the philippines in the far east and in bali and places like that madrid london it's creamy activities of fundamentalist islamic. terrorists so i suppose that has to be the first thing that jumps into people's minds where we can't jump to conclusions about this about who might be responsible
and i suppose if there is a link to colonel gadhafi he would certainly be able to communicate with people like. facilitate such a thing possible what do we know about the security threat said to norway previously it's been a very peaceful place until of course you think you're back at that. in sweden late late last year but. jihadist terrorists if they were behind the how active are they in northern europe what do we know about them. because we know that quote i think quite a few of possible attacks have been foiled by the security services in the u.k. we only hear about the failures we don't hear too much about the successes for obvious reasons and of course countries like. like norway or possibly you know sweden or denmark they're fairly soft targets i would think if you're if you're coming under pressure and heat in places like london or paris madrid where these things have happened before then i suppose from the terrorists distorted and sick point of view it makes sense to kind of move to an easier target base price is a small countries they are very. tolerant societies so if you want to do
something like that i'm sure they've done has a higher level of security is the biggest cities around europe and so maybe that's the reason why we're seeing this carried out in of course the n.c. immigration critics of the immigration critics really coming out in force saying you know europe maybe is encourage some of this the ideas of multiculturalism not really working bringing extremists to european streets. i mean that's something i can't speak about because i know something about is not. totally agree i think that in many ways we invited this problem because it hand in hand with mass unlimited immigration enterprises like britain and also in into places like. freedom in norway not quite close asked but. a large amount of immigration we've actually also had this policy of multiculturalism and i'd like to draw a distinction if i can between what are called private multiculturalism and public
multiculturalism private money of younger people who are their religious and cultural customs in private that's for i don't have a problem there and i think you know i went to a hindu waiting recently and i really enjoyed it and i really made me work my lovely time problem that we've got is with the public states wants of multiculturalism and even cameron mrs merkel president sarkozy they're all now admitting this is a problem is where we have important cultural customs into our country which are not appropriate in a western liberal advance democracy and instead of being very strong about this and that's not how we do things we were pleased and let these people carry on with things like you know arranged marriages polygamist marriages all of these kind of things and introduce their control through christ and in fact in britain i don't know about you know also i believe in britain we actually have recognition of sharia law for some tribunals so it's got to be a legal system has already taken a four hour hours and of course this is a road to ruin well let's focus on what's happening now tonight with these outside
damage the fairly wide perception of northern europe is being a safe place to be. well i think so and whoever carried out that's precisely their intention because the whole point of terrorism is to terrorize you know the reason why we are all the security now in airports and it's inconvenient to go anywhere because of all the security checks that everybody has to go for it is precisely the terrorist purpose it wants you to make you know i want to make us aware that i can strike where we least expect in crisis that you know what we do expect and i want to inconvenience all our lives they want to frighten us i may want to change our societies instead of being this society that we were twenty or thirty years ago where we were we were much freer we were much less more laid back and relaxed we now have to be on alert all the time our personal freedoms are restricted we're inconvenienced all the time and that's precisely the purpose and precisely what i want to right now and of course our it's very difficult to understand their
rationale caught in some of the time because apart from apart from going in there seventy two virgins in paradise if i go in the attempt very difficult to see what they actually get out of this which isn't totally nicholas to. care about the european m.p. for the u.k. independence probably the program. i spoke to mark of me just last hour is history lecturer from oriel college of oxford university says norway's involvement in nato military campaigns could be a reason behind the attack. plus the most likely explanation is always important as a nato member. armed actions nato from libya to afghanistan are. the basis for some backlash and whether that by fresh comes from a libyan group or more generally from an islamic group that's his whole star. is the same and i have to say we should remember that back in oklahoma city in one thousand five hundred. us there were. there we left. we were islamic terrorists and
it turned out to work out very fast and i'm going to. start with the u.s. so with the proviso that we should go to our local celebrities the most likely explanation is obviously they're always going to come in. and attack and i think really for two reasons one is the boldness and the other is perhaps. this trash economic power of an islamic group but i see no way as a source. if you think about it places like london or paris. targets of terrorist attacks over the years and even raid quite dramatic attack on a promise. to her. members is going to. really have such an effect and little carrousel perhaps in a way that's a very peaceful very quiet for a long time. any more important in the regions and violence of the world in one thousand miles of gray armor and country. robbing simcox is from
a geo political research group then we jackson society expects him to he says the developments in norway go only to show that terrorism can strike any place any time . all european countries are on a level of awareness for al qaeda inspired attacks but norway isn't some that you've regarded has been especially. the arrest it's a place in two thousand and nine were very significant for the fact that norway was almost not on the radar before before two thousand and nine so i don't think and the fact that lead the minister said this is the most the damaging thing that's happened in norway says it all this wasn't a country that people regarded as being especially likely to be hits which also just reconfirms that this type of terrorism is indiscriminate and who it targets and and it goes to show that really anywhere is a game target for the likes of al qaida if it is proved. it's time we know there are extremist elements within european countries in those who sympathize with the
criteria ideology even if not the full members of the al qaeda group the city i live in london has been a huge problem for us in the past so i think you have to do is that all european countries have to. treat this problem with the extreme seriousness it deserves because prince or ethic the police the security services and law enforcement agencies generally track in this kind of terrorism every takes one group one individual to be lucky once and you have a kind of scenes that we're seeing in oslo at the moment so overall we can do is really talk about the most vigilant approach we possibly can this kind of terrorist threat because it is so serious. or if you joined us from a new so huge bombs exploded in the very center of norway's capital oslo let's go now straight live to oslo and talk to editor in chief of independent news magazine there. thanks for being with us tags appreciate it we know your mother in law we
gather was near the site of the explosion you've obviously talked to her thankfully she was but what did she have to tell you about what she witnessed this afternoon oh. well basically it was like our war. she was thinking he was under. you know all of the song it was this big blast. people were screaming running around scared. it was just like. what we have seen for. citizen around the world which has earlier. how shocked are you and your fellow countrymen and women tonight about the events unfolding in the in the center of the capital tonight. well as your colleagues have reported listen to. we have ourselves
peaceful nation. you can go to or. people are rather surprised shocked. but those people are mostly on twitter social. coleman trying to not jump to conclusions too early. if this is a terror attack and it is early days in the so first and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the dead and injured tonight but the speculation is obviously happening about who could be behind this who do you think might be behind it well a little bit early i have to say the lead is breaking news. especially the police officer he was going to visit can and has been should he give. politicians he is actually tall and blonde and that he
has according to newspapers and all region worked. so this is this is rather or might be more complicated than we think god. tell there there are some reports that are already of the news agencies saying that the police are linking these to. the guy making the shoot of that was shooting at this youth camp is reported to have been dressed in police clothing always think doesn't necessarily mean it is a policeman no does it. no. and it's of course very terrifying because this is not arlen so. they had to run away and swim away actually to get back to the mainland and we know that at least seven people are killed in oslo you know there are a couple are reported unconfirmed that this can read again this is the reason why this police officer he had to cross the river with the book and
actually you can be allowed him to go into the boat and go into the army because they thought he was just an ordinary norwegian police officer. yes viewers are just joined this is a year later you've come to we're hearing tonight were it was a year labor rally we're hearing there were seven hundred youngsters their age between fourteen and seventeen i mean the issue of immigration has been troubling northern europe for some time now critics lax regulation this could be giving a safe haven to tourists what are your thoughts about that. well personally i think it's a little bit too early to tell we should know. especially thinking this is a police officer is more norwegian. what's happening here are.
all for being reported but of course. in norway. discussions are going of course. still in war on war and islamic extremism and. as you speaking there is a news wires coming through thick and fast we are hearing it is unconfirmed that a group has claimed responsibility for at least one of those events that has unfolded in your capital tonight we're hearing it's from a group called helpers of global jihad that's the latest that we've got through as i say it is unconfirmed sometimes groups claim responsibility for things that they haven't always necessarily done to get publicity from it you know it still has to be confirmed it is very early days and we take in absolutely everything that you say there as well for now we wish you well thank you for being on the program.
strewed editor in chief of independent news magazine based in oslo thank you for bringing us up to date with what you know there thank you and let me tell you what we know there are always been shaken by double terror attacks the first a huge bomb exploded in the center of also. damaging parliamentary buildings including the prime minister's office where at least seven people were killed the prime minister was unharmed next a gunman went on a shooting spree at a youth camp and several deaths are reported police say they fear there may also be explosives in the ground as i said prime minister again sultan burke is confirmed to be safe tonight state secretary christian amundsen earlier went on the record to word that the situation quote is the worst his country has ever seen preliminary reports suggest a car bomb was responsible for the blast in the center a blast so powerful that it blew out windows over a one kilometer radius witnesses say they saw thick smoke rising from the nearby
oil ministry building after it caught fire police are evacuating people from the city center and central railway station unconfirmed reports of just mentioned just coming through the last few minutes say helpers of the global jihad terror group has claimed responsibility for at least one of the events syrian response to norway's involvement in afghanistan. meantime in a separate attack a gunman reportedly dressed as a policeman opened fire at a youth rally outside oslo just an hour or two after the bomb went off he's believed to have been arrested now after killing at least four. police have reportedly been sent to the camp where some seven hundred teenagers had gathered for a labor rally police say they believe there to be a connection tonight between the two attacks. well our own correspondent is there at the heart of glass stricken oslo bringing us the very latest as it happens a first time thoughts are there for you on twitter if you want to follow
a twitter feed to keep abreast of the latest as she's seeing it i witness reports she tweets that people are being deprived of information passengers arriving at the airport where she is aren't being told of events there in all slow communications she says is failing as a virgin sea service has struggled to bring the prices under control latest on twitter at r.t. underscore com we'll bring you more as we get it is our top story tonight. let's take a look at the other major news of the day a major u.s. credit agency says it will downgrade the greek debt to default status as a result of the second bailout of the country the plan agreed by e.u. leaders includes both government and private loans totaling around one hundred fifty billion euro the move boosted the single currency for now but critics say it's only plunging the struggling euro zone into even deeper death toll as more insight in the story cross to simon young he's a journalist from. simon thanks being with us the second than for greece now a done deal but there are no guarantees other it will bring about the desired
effect do you think it was a wise move. well this was certainly a step in the right direction and i think this is sense now that the europeans get it they get what they need to do to solve the problems with the euro and i think most commentators believe that these measures will keep greece going at least for a few years and will probably stay eve off the immediate debt problems for oil and portugal but of course there's still the concern that the fundamentals haven't really been addressed you know what europe needs sustained growth over several years and you know major reform and that's remains to be seen if that can be delivered to greece breathing a slight sigh of relief temporarily at least the lies they are telling about the struggling nations too like italy previously considered too big to fail what it really does fall into the abyss. but i think that is that is the question
president sarkozy has been saying in brussels you know greece is a special case it's received the special support from the europeans it was agreed last nights and other countries won't receive that but of course it's do we believe that i'm not sure that we do because there is inconceivable that the europeans wouldn't step in. and it is also i think inconceivable that even the resources now available to the financial stability fund the sort of nascent european monetary fund i think they wouldn't really be sufficient in the end if it was a sort of battle between the bond markets and the italian government so those sort of without wanting to paint nightmare scenario i don't think we're out of the woods yet and it was all all hands on the mill and. grace now but this gets deeper and
deeper bailouts haven't really proved be ready to sell a pair of they would have the euro zone need to try something different maybe to bring about a reversal of its fortunes and so desperately wants. well it's hard to know as i say i think what europe really needs to ease is growth across the board not just in there's a half of the eurozone. or convergence that of course was the watchword when the euro was introduced it needs to have that growth sustained over several years and also governments need to get really tough about reforming their economy tightening up public spending all of that is a huge agenda if you like to take on and governments have been putting it off for too long i mean those are that's the sort of responsible shopping list if you like of things to do and amazingly just in a few days in the run up to this emergency summit on the euro we still had
politicians here in berlin for instance talking about constraining what the ratings agencies are allowed to say which seems to me entirely the wrong approach it suggests that some people still don't get it so an ever so briefly could make it a yes or no answer if you like do you believe one day the euro's troubles will be a thing of the parts. well i think i think so i think i'm i'm positive about the euro because as chancellor merkel said today europe without the euro is unthinkable the germans for one are totally committed to it so i'm a young journalist and dodge develop thank you for your thoughts on the program being on r.t. . all right well i will be bringing you the very latest situation of those details coming through from norway over the coming hours here on r.t. and on the headlines and fired briefly shortly my name is kevin irwin of headlines just a few minutes away next but it's business around the corner. welcome
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a percent the dow is this appointed by caterpillar second quarter results the stock is five and a half percent lower this hour european stocks were trading in positive territory all day long supported by the greek deal the new bailout should help cut the country's debt by six leaders of the e.u. empowered their four hundred billion euro rescue fund to pipe out of stress nations that's intended to prevent the crisis from spreading to other numbers here in moscow this is a closing picture friday flat and mixes a picture of the artist as up point two percent on the night six is down a notch most folks are seeing profit taking as trading came to an end trading of the week came to an end as take a look at the individual movers on the my search was near managed to secure a one point nine percent in growth on high oil prices be as other financials was down two percent up and close an interesting stock here is no good tag it's up one point eight percent of a close on rick. it's in talks of the pleasures of the twenty five cents they can
germany's largest gas and groovin sign for magical i see says investors are now shifting their attention to the u.s. more than three or. four story of positive opens today basically on the back of their. euro zone package fresh a package for greece approved yesterday and today we see in the range bound trading with an up or tran but now in the last the market currently is looking at the resolution of their yes debt limit crisis situation which could come as early as this weekend and that will certainly give the markets more reason to rally so for me for now i will be back next hour with more back to heaven kevin now for the headlights. for the full story we've got it from. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers.