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This is BBC World News Today, with me, Zeinab Badawi.

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Justifying his veto, David Cameron tells Parliament why he refused to

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sign a pact to salvage the euro. He insists Britain is still committed

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member of the EU. I am a apps but it clear that it is possible to be

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both a full, commission -- committed member of the EU, but to

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stay at the range is when they do not protect our interests.

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Local elections in Syria - turnout is low as clashes continued between

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the army and opposition forces. Another demonstration in Russia,

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but this time apparently in support of Vladimir Putin. The excerpts

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voting irregularities but will not call fresh elections.

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Also coming up, the voice of the young and unemployed.

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We will report from Italy where unemployment is leaving young

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people facing a very uncertain Hello and welcome. David Cameron is

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continuing to face huge criticism that he has given up a seat at the

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EU top table and got nothing in return. Today he told MPs that he

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had acted in the UK's best interests last week by opting out

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of any potential treaty changes, to establish a new agreement to help

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save the UK law. But he insisted that Britain was still a fully

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committed member of the EU. David Cameron must be counting down

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the days until the Christmas break. His decision to veto an EU treaty

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last week has left him with a painful reminder of the tensions

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within his own coalition. As he took his place in the House

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of Commons, there were taunts of, where his clay it? A reference to

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the very notable absence of the Deputy Prime Minister. But Cameron

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was adamant he had had no choice in Brussels, because his calls for

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extra safeguards for the financial sector were not heeded by other

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countries. I wish those safeguards had been accepted, but frankly the

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choice was a treaty without proper safeguards, or no treaty. And the

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right answer was no treaty. Nevertheless the Prime Minister

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went on to argue that Britain was still very much part of Europe.

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am asked to be clear that it is possible to be bought a four,

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committed an influential member of the EU, but to stay out of

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arrangements with the do not affect our interests.

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The opposition leader argued that Britain had been dangerous the

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isolated. We will no rue the day Britain -- This Prime Minister has

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left Britain alone, without influence. He it is bad for Britain.

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Last time David Cameron appeared in the House of Commons, Euro-sceptics

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in his own party and told him to show some bulldog spirit. Since the

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summit may have been praising him for his stance, and there was

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plenty more of that today. He has stood up for democracy, and for

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free markets. This is to be wonderfully commended.

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But as the Prime Minister fielded questions from friend and foe alike,

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the fall-out from last week continued across the Channel. And

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there was still shaking of heads at Britain's decision to go it alone.

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I regret that the United Kingdom was not willing to join the new

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fiscal compact. I regret it as much for the sake of Europe and its

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crisis response, and -- as much as for British citizens.

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The bigger question remains whether enough was done in Brussels to say

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the euro. If the answer is No, the row over Britain's relationship

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with the EU may seem a bit of a sideshow.

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As we have been reporting, David Cameron justified his veto by

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saying he was acting to protect Britain's financial sector, but

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business opinion in the City is divided.

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Whether it is UK banking, insurance or other financial services, the

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outcome of the summit could redefine the landscape. So has the

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clash with the eurozone's leadership generated short term

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gains because of David Cameron's stands, or other long-term losses

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because UK influence is reduced. The Prime Minister said he wanted

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to safeguard the City of London from further European regulations.

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He could not get firm commitments so he would not sign the treaty.

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Some say he was right. He played his hand as well as he could. The

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UK was never going to be part of a fiscal compact of 26 countries all

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tying together their budgetary discipline. Given that, he had to

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do his best to try to protect British financial interests from a

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slew of regulations. But there was a warning from a

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senior European official that the city was not immune from further

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restrictions even under the existing rule book. If this move

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was intended to protect bankers and financial corporations in the city

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from being regulated, that will not happen.

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It is a crucial issue because financial services makes up 9% of

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the UK's annual economic output. Manufacturing makes up just over

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10%. When it comes to employment, financial services with just over

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one million people lags well behind manufacturing with 2.3 million.

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There is no doubting the importance of financial services, but there

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are many other sectors across the UK economy, some with very

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different perspectives, including longer term views on whether their

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best interests have been served by the outcome of last week's summit.

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The Japanese carmaker Honda is a major investor in the UK. The

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company says its operations were not affected by Britain's political

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relationships in Europe, but other industry leaders are more concerned.

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It is better to be inside, working... A Sir Martin Sorrell,

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told the BBC that the UK's image had suffered.

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A I was talking to an Indian businessman this morning about

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where he would placate his plant given the last 72 hours. The

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perception would be that the UK is outside Western Europe...

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Looking into the future, the big concern is the possible break-up on

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the euro, and fears about that cent share price -- share prices lower.

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Do get a clearer idea of whether the veto wielded by David Cameron

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will help protect the financial sector here, we are joined by

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Damian Chalmers, professor of EU law at the London School of

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Economics. This Beatle, or will it jeopardise the City or help it? -

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Mac this veto. The City is already subject to financial services law.

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There is a large amount of EU regulation that applies to

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financial services, most of us decided by a qualified majority of

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voting. So nothing in the last week has changed that. But surely if

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there are moves to, for instance, introduce a tax on financial

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transactions, Britain would be protected from that? No, that is

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already being proposed under the existing treaty. The commission has

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already made a proposal for the financial transactions tax, and

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nothing in relation to changing the treaty, any amendments, will affect

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whether that gets adopted or not. Would it cost the UK billions of

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pounds, as George Osborne says it would? A tax on financial

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transactions, which Britain says would cost it billions and would be

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a waste of time if only introduced by the European Union, it has got

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to be global? There are many arguments for or against it, many

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estimates are a bit speculative, and at the moment it is just a

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proposal so we would have to wait and see the eventual form. There is

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of course a particular problem with that tax, which is that financial

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services are concentrated in the United Kingdom and this would be

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decided by a body where the United Kingdom accounts for about eight to

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9% of the votes. But by and David Cameron's concerns legitimate, when

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he says our financial sector accounts for a bigger chunk of GDP

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than other countries, and he wants to make sure it is not jeopardised?

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I agree they are completely ginger tonight, -- completely legitimate,

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but there are no new safeguards added in the last week to protect

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them. Whether there will be in the negotiations around the tax

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regarding financial services regulation, we will wait to see.

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Some of the Day's other main news. And President Barack Obama has said

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that US troops are leaving Iraq with their heads held high. After

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talks with the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, Mr Obama said the

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US would remain an enduring part the two mack even after the troops

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have pulled out at the end of this month.

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Panama's former strongman Manuel Noriega has returned home more than

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two decades after United States forced him from power. He has

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served sentences for drug offences in the UK -- US and money

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laundering in France. He returns to Panama to serve 328 year terms for

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the murder of political opponents in the 1980s.

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Jonny Wilkinson has announced his retirement from international rugby.

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He won 91 caps in a 30 year career, and memorably clinched a 2003 World

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Cup for England with a drop goal in extra time. He leaves the

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international stage second on the all-time scoring list.

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It is almost 100 years since Roald Amundsen became the first person to

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reach the South Pole. Today in Norway's Prime Minister Jens

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Stoltenberg made the same journey by a rather easier means, an

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American Hercules plane. He schedule to welcome around one

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dozen expeditions marking the event. Opposition activists in Syria have

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been boycotting the local elections in the country, saying they are

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just irrelevant. The Government claims that large numbers of people

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are going to the polls, but the boycott is especially in opposition

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strongholds like Homs is believed to be high, suggesting that civil

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disobedience is taking hold in Syria. As voting began, security

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forces battled pro-opposition army defectors in clashes. Jonathan

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Haynes reports from neighbouring Turkey.

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Syria is a country divided. Today, between those who voted, and those

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who are still fighting. And then there were those who chose to

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protest. These opponents of President Assad mocked his

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elections by holding one of their own. In Hammer, they protested in a

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more conventional way. The general strike is in force in many

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opposition strongholds. Here, almost everything is shot. The

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likelihood of any voting taking place in neighbourhoods like this

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is not high. These pictures are said to be from the contested city

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of Homs. Ten people are reported to have been killed in the last 24

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hours. A local election has little

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relevance here. But in Government strongholds like Damascus, people

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did come out of court. These elections are, says the Government,

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the first step in its own reform programme. It says they are freer

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than before and will give more power to local administrations, but

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insists President Assad is the only figure who can do never bought

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reform and stability. But, with perhaps half the country racked by

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violence and no independent monitors, the value of this

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exercise, if any, is impossible to judge.

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For the millions who have turned against President Assad, reform

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under his leadership is now an impossibility. Their protests have

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cost perhaps 5,000 lives, but they will not stop. Once the voting is

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over, the struggle for power in this country will resume.

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Staying in the Middle East, the situation in Bahrain. David Cameron

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has been meeting King Hamad and he urged him to bring in concrete

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reforms after his Government suppression of pro-democracy

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protests. After their meeting, King Hamad told the BBC he was looking

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to Britain to help reform by rain's police and judiciary. Frank Gardner

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reports. A controversial visit by the king

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of a country racked this year by violence. By rain. -- King Hamad is

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seeking Britain's help in implementing reforms. David Cameron

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has urged him to act swiftly to prevent abuses.

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What we are looking for to move from dictatorship to democracy, to

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move forwards from a Prime Minister being in power for 40 years, to a

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Prime Minister to being elected. That is what we are really willing

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now to, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to discuss this

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issue with that the king. In Bahrain, the protests and the

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clashes with police and villages continue. Many protesters want an

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end to the Sunni monarchy, but large parts of the population do

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not. Ahead of the main opposition party -- the head of the main

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opposition party, says he is ready for dialogue with the king.

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King Hamad, seen here receiving a damning report into human rights

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abuses, tells the BBC he plans to invite in personal advisers from

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all political parties, but most remain sceptical. Bahrain's

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Government was hoping that report would draw a line under the

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violence that has claimed around 40 lives, but political grievances

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remain. This gulf state is now deeply divided between the Shia

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opposition and those who support Thousands of Russians have taken to

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the streets of Moscow in support of Vladimir Putin, facing calls to go.

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The President, Dmitri Medvedev, announced on Facebook an

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investigation into fraud allegations in the vote. But a

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spokesman for Vladimir Putin said the allegations about the elections

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eight days ago do not undermine the legitimacy of the vote or the

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result. Over the weekend, huge demonstrations were held in demand

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or fresh elections and the opposition was planning another big

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protest on 24th December. Meanwhile, one of Russia's richest businessmen,

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Mikhail Prokhorov, has said he will challenge Mr Putin next March. We

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are joined by G blogger -- a blogger who was in protest last

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week. Fair to say that the protests are an urban phenomenon. Yes, it is

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a natural phenomenon. People go to the streets, naturally. The point I

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was making is that these are young people, for the large part, who are

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on the internet, and not perhaps typical representative of the

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Russian population at large. Yes, of course, because in Russian

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protests, usually, they consist of pensioners. Young people do not

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like politics. That is the common thing for the Russian population.

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But now, when big things happen, old people have friends in the

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social networks, or they subscribe to the main leaders' opinions. They

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can read that something is happening and something is wrong.

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And they are interested in politics, and involved. Vladimir Putin has

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said there may have been some fraud, some irregularities, but he will

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not accept calls for a fresh election. What happens from here?

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To protests continued? Yes, I think protests will continue. -- do

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protests continue. We're waiting for her the Communist Party, to see

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if they will use the amendments, and then we can have free elections.

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But I do not believe that they will refuse their deputy in the States

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demands. Thank you for joining us. Unemployment has joined corruption

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and poverty as the most talked- about topics across the world. In a

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new BBC opinion poll, almost a 5th of the 11,000 respondents said that

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they had discussed job losses with friends and family over the

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previous month. This week on BBC World used, we are looking at how

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on employment has affected young people around the world, starting

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in Italy where Ben Thomson has travelled from Tuscany in the north

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to Naples in the South meeting young people facing a pretty

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uncertain future. The city of Prato in northern Italy

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is dominated by factories making textiles. They once employed

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thousands of people. But the recession has not been kind. In

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recent months, many factories like this one had been forced to close.

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Italy, like Greece, Spain and Portugal, is in serious financial

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difficulty. During the boom years of the 1980s, the government here

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spent too much money, and now it has to pay that money back. For

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students at the local college, that means jobs are hard to come by.

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think that when I finish my studies, I will have problems in finding

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jobs because for young people, it is more difficult to find a job.

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am going to go abroad because in Italy, there are not many jobs for

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young people like us. The school's Head Teachers says the future looks

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bleak. TRANSLATION: I am not worried only for my students, I

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worried for the whole generation. I am a father, so why am very worried.

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Travel south to the rural areas and the problem is much worse. This is

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Pompeii, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, an area traditionally

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known for farming and agriculture. Unemployment here has always been

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high but over the last few years, it has jumped, particularly among

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young people between 16 and 24. The rate of employment is now the

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lowest in Italy. Here, instead of protesting about the problems, they

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are making music. They say it gives them a voice. TRANSLATION: I think

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the economic crisis is really huge. But we have a weapon against the

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economic crisis. It is music. Sometimes I do cash-in-hand jobs to

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get money, but it is so difficult. It is all about who you know.

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want to leave Italy, but the crisis now engulfing Europe means that

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finding a golf -- finding a job elsewhere could be as difficult as

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finding one here. In our Paris studio, is a

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representative from the European Youth Forum. His youth unemployment

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any different from my general unemployment. -- his youth

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unemployment any different from a general unemployment? Good evening.

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Youth unemployment has always been higher than regular unemployment.

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We have seen that since 1945. Since to designate, youth unemployment

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has been accelerating at an alarming scale. -- since 2008. The

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differences in be access to the labour market. The market is more

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volatile and insecure in comparison to the previous times. Young people

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today are much more mobile. They are better educated, they are more

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driven and have more ideas that they want to put into new jobs, but

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there are simply no jobs available, so there is a big difference

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between winning young person wants to enter the labour market and

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another regular person who is already in the market or has had

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experience. It is the first job that is the main cause of problems.

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It is a difficult problem. It is a hard one to Salford. All the

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talking Europe is of extending the retirement age, and so on, so

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people are obviously hanging on to their jobs. What does that mean for

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young people? It is a major problem. As representatives of youth

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organisations in Europe, we are more concerned about only focusing

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on austerity measures. And not focusing on investing. You might

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call me delusional, to call for investment in a time of crisis but

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it is important for us that we do not focus on cutting in the wrong

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places. If you invest in youth organisations and young people,

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offering possibilities for young people to develop their talents, to

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improve skills and capabilities, that will serve them on the labour

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market, providing for them a quality internship, for them to

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guarantee that within four months of leaving school they have the

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possibility of training or a first job. That would very much of young

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people on the path of becoming part of the labour market. We do not

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believe that just because some people are going to have to work

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more and harder in their late years, that that means that this means

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that there will be no jobs for young people. There is not this

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dichotomy. We are in favour of inter-generational solidarity.

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How is this for parental pressure? Especially for those of you with

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the challenge of getting children to school in the mornings, prepared

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with a healthy packed lunch. Imagine if you tried to achieve the

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very high standards of cuisine, but you also have to make it look good.

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In Japan, it is not just about being healthy. The ancient Japanese

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skills of food presentation had been brought to the humble school

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lunchbox. It is lunchtime at this

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kindergarten in Japan. The children are eager to see what their parents

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have made for them. In this country, a sandwich wrapped in tinfoil just

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will not do. The packed lunch has been elevated to something nearer

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an art form. At his table, there is some great ones. This is a teddy

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bear and hollow Kitty. Next to this, there is a piano. This woman is an

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acknowledged master of making character into boxes. -- dental

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boxes. She gives lessons to other mothers. Is the competition among

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others? -- is their competition among mothers. I feel that it is

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Sportsday, and the expectations are getting high. You know, you have to

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sit next to other mothers, so I feel pressured. What else have you

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done? The teacher has kept photographs of her best designs.

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Who are these portraits? Michael Jackson. Harrison Ford. As Indiana

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Jones, with the hat and stubble. How did you draw the stubble?

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Little seaweed. And do you do this kind of character box every day

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queue meant yes. That is very devoted. -- every day? Yes. I enjoy

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doing it and the children enjoy it. Back in the kindergarten, lunch is

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coming to a noisy end. It did not last very long, the colourful

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characters, that took eight hours to make have been gobbled in a

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matter of minutes. -- that took hours to make.

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More a work of art than a lunchbox. Yes, you have been hearing it, the

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rumours are true. We are in for a stormy week of weather. Stormy

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conditions starting tonight with heavy rain and strong winds. Later

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this week, torrential Wayne -- torrential rain is forecast. This

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weather front is moving through tonight, bringing heavy rain to

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most places. It will be a wet start for the south-east. Windy for all

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of us. Tomorrow, some of the strongest gusts are around exposed

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coasts. Across the Pennines, we could see up to five centimetres of

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snow. Further south, it is a windy afternoon with frequent showers.

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There could be slush and sleet across the moors. Gusty winds in

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exposed areas. Snow falling across the tops of Snowdonia and maybe the

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Brecon Beacons. Across Northern Ireland, we are in the firing line

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for strong winds. Blustery conditions starting to develop

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