Ferrari Catches on Fire at Gas Station
/ surveillance video of a man filling up his Ferrari with gas when suddenly it catches on fire / man puts out fire with fire hose. Ferrari Catches on Fire at Gas Station on July 05, 2005 in Bellevue, Washington (Footage by Getty Images)
UK G8 3 - Preps for summit, security, police comment, protest
NAME: UK G8 3 030705N TAPE: EF05/0587 IN_TIME: 10:55:07:11 DURATION: 00:03:50:02 SOURCES: APTN DATELINE: Various, 3 July 2005 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST Gleneagles area, 3 July 2005 1. Pan down from helicopter flying over summit area to entrance of Gleneagles hotel 2. Sign reading "Gleneagles" 3. Policemen patrolling in front of hotel entrance 4. Road to Gleneagles closed with policemen checking vehicles 5. Mid shot of police at road block 6. Man adjusting fence around summit venue Dundee, 1 July 2005 7. Cutaway of Tayside Police Chief Constable John Vine 8. SOUNDBITE (English) John Vine, Tayside Police Chief Constable: "We do need to secure the site. It is a potential terrorist target and all our planning has been based on it both being a terrorist target and of course a target for public protest, so there is a necessity for us to have an exclusion zone in order to secure it." Gleneagles area, 3 July 2005 9. Police on horses patrolling between Gleneagles and Auchterarder 10. Police on horses at road block 11. Police talk to driver in a car and explain the road is closed because of the summit 12. Various police observation tower Dundee, 1 July 2005 13. SOUNDBITE (English) John Vine, Tayside Police Chief Constable: "So it is complex. It's not just at Gleaneagles although that's the centre of events. Something could happen anywhere across Scotland and we have to be prepared to be flexible and have the people available to deal with that.'' Gleneagles area, 3 July 2005 14. Pan from fence in countryside to checkpoint set up near Gleaneagles 15. Close up CCTV surveillance camera at checkpoint 16. Car being stopped by police at checkpoint 17. Police checking ID of car passenger 18. Car driving through checkpoint 19. Various shots of police patrolling in the Orchil Hills, from where protesters could potentially try to reach the summit venue Edinburgh, 3 July 2005 20. Various of demonstrators walking with signs reading: "Fight Poverty. Not War" 21. Wide shot of hill where protesters have gathered to read the names of the Iraqi war dead 22. Man reading names 23. People gathered on the grass applauding STORYLINE The site of the G8 Summit at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland was locked down on Sunday as a sophisticated security operation to protect the world's most powerful men came into force. Operation Sorbus - named after the berry of the rowan tree, which according to folklore wards off evil spirits - includes a two metre (six foot) high steel mesh fence around the perimeter of the exclusive Gleneagles hotel and country club, in the Perthshire countryside. It is guarded by a five-mile (eight-kilometre) ring of steel, a series of watchtowers and a network of surveillance cameras. Chief Constable John Vine of Tayside Police has spent the past 18 months planning for the arrival on Wednesday of leaders of the Group of Eight industrialised nations in this picturesque corner of rural Scotland. Vine's team is braced for the thousands of anti-globalisation protesters who intend to disrupt the three-day summit - and even the possibility of a terrorist strike. "All our planning has been based on it both being a terrorist target and of course a target for public protest, so there is a necessity for us to have an exclusion zone," Vine said. As well as a formidable obstacle, the fence is also a clear demarcation line; protesters who attempt to cross it face immediate arrest, according to Tayside police. Inside the perimeter, where the leaders of Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, Japan and Italy will meet from Wednesday to Friday, are further extensive security measures. About 10,000 officers have been drafted in from across the United Kingdom to deal with G8 protesters. Three thousand police have been assigned to Gleneagles itself, including a specialist firearms team, officers mounted on horseback and a guard-dog unit. An airship will act as a spy in the sky to spot troublemakers and beam back video footage to officers on the ground. Two helicopters also will patrol the skies. Police have set up four checkpoints on rural roads that pass close to the hotel's grounds and only delegates, media and local residents issued with accreditation will be allowed to pass. In a further security measure, petrol stations across central Scotland have been banned from selling fuel in portable containers until the summit ends. Vine, who has 22 years of policing experience, said an extensive intelligence operation had been underway for months, involving Britain's domestic intelligence service MI5, Special Branch and London's Metropolitan Police, gathering details on anarchist groups. Meanwhile, demonstrators marched through the streets of Scotland's main cities on Sunday. Protesters have streamed into Scotland in the days before the Group of Eight industrialised nations begin their summit. Hundreds of anarchists and anti-globalisation protesters have expressed their intent to disrupt the three-day summit and on Sunday they attempted to join a group marching in a protest aimed at hardline European Union policies towards asylum seekers. The anarchists were held back by police, however. In Edinburgh, a second march was organised by anti-war activists. Demonstrators staged a peaceful protest through the main streets and into the countryside where they read a list of the Iraqi war dead - both soldiers and civilians.
BORREL case: assassination and not suicide according to a French soldier
Midi Atlantique
US Oil 2 - US energy prices surge to new highs; NYSE, analyst
NAME: US OIL2 300805N TAPE: EF05/0774 IN_TIME: 10:00:09:00 DURATION: 00:02:50:08 SOURCES: APTN/NYSE DATELINE: Various - 30 Aug 2005/File RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: APTN New York - August 30, 2005 1. Various of oil traders 2. SOUNDBITE (English): Ira Eckstein, Area International Trading Corp.: "The atmosphere, as you know, we don''t like unknown, so, you know, when we hear about workers abandoning platforms and damage out in the Gulf (of Mexico), first of all we can''t get oil coming in from shipments, and we can''t refine any oil, and we don''t know the damage. So, yeah, I''ve never seen anything like this. And especially the gasoline, it opened up trading two-forty, we gapped almost forty cents higher, I''ve never seen that in my whole career. You know, crude oil, seventy dollars and eighty-five cents, these are all fresh, new highs. Very, very active." 3. Various of petrol station showing high prices 4. SOUNDBITE (English): Ira Eckstein, Area International Trading Corp.: "Well, twenty-five cent limit is a very big limit in spot month, and to over that limit and lock limit is a very big move, and then to trade fifteen cents higher after it was lock limit up, it''s huge." FILE - dates and location unknown 5. Various oil facilities August 30, 2005 - New York 6. Wide shot press conference 7. SOUNDBITE (English): US Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat, New York: "So it''s putting a creal crimp on people''s lives, putting a real crimp on the economy, if there was ever a time to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, it is now." FILE - date and location unknown 8. Wide shot pan oil facility Slidell, Louisiana - August 30, 2005 9. Close-up Chevron logo, zoom out to show oil tank which had floated onto a highway NYSE New York - August 30, 2005 10. Mid shot of ringing of the NYSE closing bell 11. Wide shot pan floor of NYSE STORYLINE: The shutdown of oil platforms, refineries and pipelines along the Gulf of Mexico coast drove energy prices to new highs Tuesday. Oil prices briefly jumped above 70 dollars (US) a barrel. The trading frenzy on futures markets reflected uncertainty and fear about the full extent of the damage Hurricane Katrina inflicted on key energy infrastructure, as well as the constraints being felt where actual shipments of gasoline (petrol), heating oil and jet fuel are bought and sold. Analysts said that even if Katrina did less harm than feared its effects would nevertheless tighten the availability of already scarce refined products, such as heating oil and gasoline. In wholesale markets on the Gulf Coast, some gasoline was being priced as high as 2.85 US dollars a gallon and in the Midwest, prices were as high as 2.65 US dollars a gallon. Retail costs are typically 60 cents higher, meaning motorists in these regions could very well see pump prices in some markets exceed 3 US dollars a gallon (78 cents a litre). Light sweet crude for October delivery rose $2.15 to $69.35 a barrel by afternoon on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices had reached as high as $70.85, a new high on Nymex, although still below the inflation-adjusted high of about $90 a barrel that was set in 1980. September gasoline futures rose 29.94 cents, or 14.5 percent, to $2.36 a gallon on Nymex, where trading was halted briefly after the exchange''s 25-cent trading limit was reached. Heating oil futures climbed by 12.12 cents to $2.03 a gallon. Natural gas futures raced higher as well. Natural gas for October delivery traded at $11.75 per 1,000 cubic feet, an increase of 61.1 cents. Analysts believe that the operations of natural gas processors and chemical manufacturers, who depend heavily on the natural gas as a feedstock, could be disrupted for days, if not weeks. The run-up in natural gas and heating oil futures may mean sharply higher home-heating bills lie ahead this winter. In addition to refineries and oil platforms, critical infrastructure that remained out of service included: - the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the largest oil import terminal in the United States. - the Colonial Pipeline, which transports refined products such as gasoline, heating oil and jet fuel from Houston to markets as far away as the Northeast. - the Plantation Pipe Line, which transports fuel from refineries in Mississippi and Louisiana to consuming markets as far away as northern Virginia. - the Capline pipeline system, which transports crude oil from the Gulf to the Midwest. Companies are scrambling to assess damage to their platforms, pipelines and refineries - a task easier said than done in some cases because, in addition to flooding, the Gulf Coast has been plagued by power outages. Most energy companies still have not been able to visit their facilities and are relying on aerial surveillance for preliminary examinations. Nymex oil futures settled at $67.20 a barrel Monday, easing from highs above $70 a barrel amid speculation that the Bush administration might loan crude from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to refiners that request it. But some analysts on Tuesday said the impact of such a move would be minimal. At least eight Gulf Coast refineries in the path of Hurricane Katrina shut down or reduced operations, taking out anywhere from 8-10 percent of production capacity, according to company and federal reports. Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm, was blamed for up to 80 deaths and the evacuation of more than 700 offshore platforms and rigs. It slammed into a major oil production hub at a time when producers worldwide were already struggling to cope. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary-General Adnan Shihab-Eldin reiterated Tuesday that the group will supply extra barrels of crude oil to refiners if they want them. Previous OPEC pledges have done little to ease market fears over supply. The US Minerals Management Service said Monday that 92 percent of the region''s oil output was out of service, with more than three million barrels of production lost since Friday. The agency said 83 percent of natural gas output was shut down, resulting in a loss of 15.5 (b) billion cubic feet of lost production since Friday. The Gulf of Mexico normally produces two (m) million barrels of crude oil a day and about 10 (b) billion cubic feet a day of natural gas. The crisis draws attention to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the nation''s emergency supply of 700 (m) million barrels of crude oil buried in salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana. US President Bush is expected to authorize the release of just enough oil from the reserve to help make up for production losses directly related to the powerful storm - with a stipulation that the oil later be replaced by oil companies with an even larger quantity. With gasoline prices nearing or surpassing $3 a gallon in many areas, some lawmakers want the president to go further and open the stockpile''s spigots to help drive down prices. The administration contends that would defeat the purpose of the reserve, which is to protect the nation against supply disruptions like the Arab oil embargoes of the 1970s. Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat and leading advocate of aggressively tapping the reserve, disagrees. KEYWORD - HURRICANE KATRINA
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APTN 1830 PRIME NEWS NORTH AMERICA
AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Thursday, 11 March 2010 North America Prime News Mideast US 3 04:30 AP Clients Only REPLAY US VP Biden on peace talks, Iran; Erekat reax, rocket Chile Inauguration 2 03:35 Part No Access Chile/CNN/Internet REPLAY Sebastian Pinera sworn in as president, aftershock hits Chile Quake 03:02 Pt No Access Chile/CNN/Internet REPLAY Scene at epicentre and around country following aftershocks ++US Clinton 03:06 AP Clients Only NEW US Sec of State on human rights issue in China, Iran Pakistan Blast 02:30 AP Clients Only REPLAY Death toll rises to 4 after bomb blast outside movie shop; 21 wounded Iraq Results 00:53 AP Clients Only REPLAY Partial results from Iraqi vote show tight contest Greece Clashes 2 04:41 AP Clients Only REPLAY Scuffles during demo over austerity measures; damage B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 03-11-10 1358EST -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: Mideast US 3 Thursday, 11 March 2010 STORY:Mideast US 3- REPLAY US VP Biden on peace talks, Iran; Erekat reax, rocket LENGTH: 04:30 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/AGENCY POOL STORY NUMBER: 639845 DATELINE: Various - 11 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 04:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY AGENCY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 11 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tel Aviv 1. US Vice President Joseph Biden walking to podium 2. Wide of attendees with camera in foreground 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Biden, US Vice President: "Two days ago the Israeli government announced that it would advance planning for new housing unites in east Jerusalem. I realise this is a very touchy subject in Israel as well as in my own country but because that decision in my view undermined the trust required for productive negotiations, I, at the request of President Obama, condemned it immediately and unequivocally." 4. Wide of Biden during speech 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Biden, US Vice President: "Building peace and security between a Jewish democratic state of Israel and a viable independent Palestinian state is profoundly in Israel's interest, if you will forgive me for suggesting that (applause). I have learned never to tell another man or another country what is in their own interest but is seems self evident, it is also profoundly in the interest of Palestinians." 6. Cutaway of Biden listening to student question (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 11 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tel Aviv 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Biden, US Vice President: "For Palestinians, statehood will not just fulfil a legitimate and long-sought aspiration common to all peoples, it will restore the fundamental dignity and self-respect that their current predicament denies them." (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 11 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tel Aviv 8. Wide of Biden during speech ++REPEAT SHOT++ 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Biden, US Vice President: "The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, period. I know, I know that for Israel (applause) there is no greater existentialist and strategic threat, trust me, we get that. It is also a threat, the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran, it's also a threat, to the security short term, mid term and long term to the United States of America." 10. Wide pan from Biden on stage to students applauding (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 11 MARCH 2010) AGENCY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tel Aviv 11. Various of Biden meeting Israeli high tech businessmen (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 11 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Ramallah, West Bank 12. Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat talking to reporter 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Saeb Erekat, Palestinian Chief Negotiator: "We have told Vice President Biden we need to revoke the Israeli order to build 1,600 housing units in east Jerusalem. This Israeli decision is not only an obstacle to peace, this is an attempt to undermine the American efforts to revive the peace process, and President Abbas conveyed also that it's very difficult for him to engage in any negotiations without revoking this decision." 14. Wide of Erekat working at desk (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 11 MARCH 2010) AGENCY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tel Aviv 15. Biden and Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak walking along red carpet at airport 16. Barak and Biden shaking hands, posing for photographs 17. Wide of helicopter 18. Biden and Barak inside helicopter for tour 19. Wide of helicopter taking off (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 11 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Nirim, southern Israel 20. Wide of damaged building with local residents and Israeli troops outside 21. Mid of damaged roof 22. Tilt down from roof to damage inside building 23. Close-up of remains of missile 24. Police investigators collecting remains of missile 25. Policeman taking remains of missile away 26. Wide of damaged building STORYLINE US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday urged Israelis and Palestinians to resume peace talks, despite a row over Israel's plans to build 1,600 new homes in disputed east Jerusalem. The Israeli announcement has drawn a Palestinian threat to withdraw from US-mediated peace talks before they even begin. In a speech at Tel Aviv University, Biden repeated the US condemnation of Israel's plan and said it "undermines the trust required for productive negotiations." The vice president also used conciliatory language in an apparent attempt to persuade the sides not to give up on the peace process. He said a peace agreement that included a "viable independent Palestinian state" is "profoundly" in the interest of both Israelis and Palestinians. Biden described Palestinian statehood as "a legitimate and long-sought aspiration common to all peoples" and said it would "restore the fundamental dignity and self-respect that their current predicament denies them." He also repeated assurances that the US was committed to Israel's security, saying Washington was "determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons." Israel and the US are concerned that Iran is using its uranium enrichment programme to secretly develop nuclear weapons, but Tehran insists its nuclear programme is only for peaceful purposes, such as generating electricity. Biden's three-day trip to the region had been meant to repair strained ties between Israel and the Obama administration. However, the Israeli plan to build new homes in east Jerusalem - the section of the city claimed by the Palestinians for a future state - quickly overshadowed the visit. The 22-nation Arab League, which gave Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the backing to resume talks with Israel, has recommended withdrawing support for indirect talks in the wake of the settlement plan. In Ramallah on Thursday, the Palestinian Authority's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, said he had told Biden that the Israeli decision must be revoked, otherwise Abbas would find it "very difficult" to go back to negotiations. He said the announcement was "an attempt to undermine the American efforts to revive the peace process." Traditionally strong US relations with Israel have been strained recently precisely because of Israeli settlements. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologised for the announcement's timing, saying he had no intention of embarrassing Biden, though he has refused to scrap the plan. He said the project must clear additional bureaucratic hurdles and construction would not begin for years. Netanyahu has also said he is eager to start negotiations with the Palestinians. But the Israeli leader has given few indications that he is prepared to make the sweeping concessions widely believed to be necessary to reach a deal. The planned east Jerusalem construction has only deepened Palestinian suspicions. The Israelis and Palestinians agreed this week to resume indirect peace talks through US mediation, ending a 14-month breakdown in negotiations. The Palestinians seek the West Bank and east Jerusalem - areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war - as parts of a future state, along with the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu has signalled he wants to keep parts of the West Bank along with east Jerusalem under Israeli control. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, and the territory subsequently fell under the control of Hamas. In his speech, Biden outlined the contours of what the US believes should be a final settlement. He said a Palestinian state must be based on the pre-1967 borders, with some modifications and strong guarantees for Israel's security. Later on Thursday, Biden met Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak in Tel Aviv for a tour in a military helicopter. As Biden wrapped up his visit, Palestinian militants fired a rocket from the Gaza Strip that landed in an abandoned warehouse in southern Israel. No one was injured in the attack. 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APTN APEX 03-11-10 1331EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Chile Inauguration 2 Thursday, 11 March 2010 STORY:Chile Inauguration 2- REPLAY Sebastian Pinera sworn in as president, aftershock hits LENGTH: 03:35 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Chile/CNN/Internet TYPE: Natsound/Comm SOURCE: GOVT POOL/TVN STORY NUMBER: 639859 DATELINE: Valparaiso - 11 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 03:35 TVN - NO ACCESS CHILE/CNN/INTERNET GOVERNMENT POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) GOVERNMENT POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY 1. Chilean President elect Sebastian Pinera arriving with his wife, greeting guests (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 11 MARCH 2010) GOVERNMENT POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY 2. Spanish Prince Felipe standing at top of steps, is greeted, walks into building, moves off camera just as aftershock is said to have occurred, pan to wide of scene, officials walking up staircase, man looks up towards building 3. Wide of entrance showing electrical wires overhead swinging in aftershock (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) TVN - NO ACCESS CHILE/CNN/INTERNET 4. Wide of entrance to parliament with red carpet at time when aftershock is said to have occurred 5. Various of interior of parliament with guests mingling at time when aftershock is said to have occurred 6. Journalists running down stairs at time when aftershock is said to have occurred (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) GOVERNMENT POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY 7. Bolivian president Evo Morales arriving and climbing stairs 8. Peruvian president Alan Garcia arriving 9. Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez arriving 10. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet arriving, standing in open top vehicle 11. Wide interior parliament 12. Bachelet walking in, AUDIO: applause 13. Wide audience slow clapping, chanting "Michelle" 14. Pinera's wife clapping 15. Wide of audience clapping, cheering 16. Pinera walks to his wife, kisses her 17. Wide of audience 18. Bachelet and Pinera standing on stage, Bachelet removes presidential band and hands it to the Senate President, then turns and congratulates Pinera 19. Various of Senate President putting another presidential band on Pinera, shaking hands and embracing 20. Wide of audience 21. Close-up Bachelet 22. Wide of Pinera waving from stage STORYLINE: Chile's new president was inaugurated in the Chilean city of Valparaiso on Thursday, as a series of strong aftershocks from last month's devastating quake rocked the country, and he immediately urged coastal residents to move to higher ground in case of a tsunami. One strong aftershock caused VIPs arriving for the inauguration to pause and look up anxiously at the imposing government building where the ceremony was held. The strongest aftershock, with a magnitude of 6.9, was nearly as strong as the quake that devastated Haiti's capital on January 12. There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. The epicentre was about 71 miles (114 kilometres) from Valparaiso. The Chilean Navy issued a tsunami warning while the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the aftershocks were too small to cause dangerous waves beyond Chile's central coast. President Sebastian Pinera was inaugurated at a congressional building in coastal Valparaiso before the building was evacuated as a precaution. The seven aftershocks strongly swayed buildings, shook windows and sent frightened Chileans streaming into the street. The magnitude-6.9 aftershock is the strongest since the day of the February 27, magnitude-8.8 quake. It occurred along the same fault line, said geophysicist Don Blakeman at the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado. The USGS initially estimated the aftershock's magnitude at 7.2. Chile's navy issued a tsunami warning. The government's emergency office - much criticised for failing to issue a tsunami alert that might have saved hundreds of lives from the towering waves that followed the initial quake - urged Chileans to seek higher ground even though the epicentre of Thursday's biggest shock was inland. At the inauguration, Bolivian President Evo Morales seemed briefly disorientated and Peru's Alan Garcia joked that it gave them "a moment to dance." Outgoing President Michelle Bachelet says she's leaving Chile in good shape in the wake of the February quake, handing off the government to the first right-wing president to be elected in 52 years. Pinera said he would go straight to work. The billionaire investor, Harvard-trained economist and airline executive with little patience for bureaucracy planned a working visit on Thursday to the coastal city of Constitution, where the tsunami destroyed the scenic downtown area, and a late-night Cabinet session. On election night, he had vowed to make Chile "the best country in the world," spending billions to accelerate economic growth, create a million jobs in four years and combat crime, among other things. Now, reconstruction is his top priority. Last month's earthquake - the fifth-strongest since 1900 - killed 500 identified victims and potentially hundreds of others, destroyed or heavily damaged at least 500,000 homes and broke apart highways and hospitals. Repairing infrastructure alone will cost 5 billion US dollars, and overall recovery costs could soar above 15 billion US dollars. 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APTN APEX 03-11-10 1333EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Chile Quake Thursday, 11 March 2010 STORY:Chile Quake- REPLAY Scene at epicentre and around country following aftershocks LENGTH: 03:02 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access Chile/CNN/Internet TYPE: Spanish/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/TVN STORY NUMBER: 639858 DATELINE: Various - 11 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 03:02 TVN - NO ACCESS CHILE/CNN/INTERNET GOVERNMENT POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) AP Television - AP Clients Only Valparaiso 1. Various of panicked residents running in streets after quake, heading for higher ground 2. Vendors moving goods inside so they can shut up shop and leave (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) TVN - No Access Chile/CNN/Internet Rancagua 3. Various tracking shots past damaged buildings, people fleeing and clouds of dust 4. Wires moving on street light 5. Tracking shot of people running and clouds of dust 6. Dust clouds by hillside and buildings 7. Wide of office building with people gathered outside 8. Various of anxious people outside building (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) TVN - No Access Chile/CNN/Internet Concepcion 9. Various of supermarket being evacuated 10. Official urging calm (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 11 MARCH 2010) GOVERNMENT POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Valparaiso 11. Spanish Prince Felipe standing and walking into parliament building, moves off camera just as aftershock is said to have occurred, camera pans to wide of scene, officials walking up staircase, man looks up towards building 12. Wide of entrance showing electrical wires overhead swinging (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) TVN - No Access Chile/CNN/Internet Constitucion 13. Residents heading to hills to escape possible tsunami 14. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Unidentified Spokesman for National Office of Emergencies of Chile (ONEMI) "After the two quakes, we received from SHOA (Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy) a tsunami warning between the fourth and tenth regions." (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) TVN - No Access Chile/CNN/Internet Talca 15. Anxious residents in street after quake, UPSOUND: crying (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) TVN - No Access Chile/CNN/Internet Constitucion 16. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Marcelo Pooley, Chilean Military Chief of Constitucion "Here in Constitucion, what's happening is that people know automatically to get to a secure place, to higher ground, so as to avoid any greater risks and remain calm." (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) TVN - No Access Chile/CNN/Internet Talca 17. Various of people out on the streets alongside piles of rubble from original quake STORYLINE A series of strong aftershocks from last month's devastating quake rocked Chile on Thursday, just as the country's new president was being sworn into office. President Sebastian Pinera was inaugurated at a congressional building in coastal Valparaiso before the building was evacuated as a precaution. He immediately urged coastal residents to move to higher ground in case of a tsunami. The strongest aftershock, with a magnitude of 6.9, was nearly as strong as the quake that devastated Haiti's capital on January 12. There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. The Chilean Navy issued a tsunami warning while the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the aftershocks were too small to cause dangerous waves beyond Chile's central coast. The seven aftershocks swayed buildings, shook windows and sent frightened Chileans streaming into the street. The magnitude-6.9 aftershock is the strongest since the day of the February 27, magnitude-8.8 quake. It occurred along the same fault line, according to a US Geological Survey spokesperson in Golden, Colorado. The USGS initially estimated the aftershock's magnitude at 7.2. He said Chile could now expect to feel a series of further aftershocks Chile's navy issued a tsunami warning. The government's emergency office - much criticised for failing to issue a tsunami alert that might have saved hundreds of lives from the towering waves that followed the initial quake - urged Chileans to seek higher ground even though the epicentre of Thursday's biggest shock was inland. Outgoing President Michelle Bachelet said she was leaving Chile in good shape in the wake of the February quake, handing over to the first right-wing president to be elected in 52 years. Pinera said he would go right to work. The billionaire investor, Harvard-trained economist and airline executive with little patience for bureaucracy planned a working visit on Thursday to the coastal city of Constitution, where the tsunami destroyed the scenic downtown, as well as a late-night Cabinet session. On election night, he had vowed to make Chile "the best country in the world," spending (b) billions to accelerate economic growth, create a (m) million jobs in four years and combat crime, among other things. Now, reconstruction is his top priority. Last month's earthquake - the fifth-strongest since 1900 - killed 500 identified victims and potentially hundreds of others, destroyed or heavily damaged at least 500-thousand homes and broke apart highways and hospitals. Repairing infrastructure alone will cost 5 (b) billion US dollars, and overall recovery costs could soar above 15 (b) billion US dollars. Pinera's victory ended a 20-year run for the leftist coalition that led Chile back to democracy after the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, and puts the country's relatively small business elite directly in power. But Pinera has promised to maintain social programmes created by Bachelet, who leaves office with 84 percent approval ratings. The new president lacks a legislative majority, so compromises with leftists will be a must, and restive unions have threatened crippling strikes if Pinera insists on his promise to privatise part of the state-run Codelco mining company, which provides much of the government's revenues. Leaders of the centre-left coalition, which earlier rejected the idea of a national unity government, have moderated their tone and promised legislative support for Pinera's reconstruction plans. 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APTN APEX 03-11-10 1353EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++US Clinton Thursday, 11 March 2010 STORY:++US Clinton- NEW US Sec of State on human rights issues in China, Iran LENGTH: 03:06 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound/English SOURCE: DoS TV STORY NUMBER: 639869 DATELINE: Washington DC - 10 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 03:06 US DEPARTMENT OF STATE - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walking into briefing room 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State: "Human rights may be timeless, but our efforts to protect them must be grounded in the here and now. We find ourselves in a moment when an increasing number of governments are imposing new and crippling restrictions on the non-governmental organisations working to protect rights and enhance accountability." 3. Push in to State Department logo 4. Wide of Clinton leaving and Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Michael Posner walking to podium 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights: "I want to just mention a couple of other places specifically. One is China, where the government's human rights record remained poor and worsening in some areas, including increased cultural and religious repression of ethnic minorities in Xinjing and increased detention, harassment of activists and public interest lawyers who are increasingly under surveillance and who are being repressed. There is continuing repression in the Tibetan areas, limits on free expression and control of the Internet." 6. Wide of briefing 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights: "I have mentioned China, but I want to make a point of mentioning two cases that are important to us. They are in the report but I want to highlight them. One is the case of Liu Xiaobao who was found guilty in December of subverting state power, sentenced to 11 years. His crime is that he helped write a petition called 'Charter 08', which is basically a petition calling for an expansion of human rights and democracy. This is a case of particular concern to us. The second is a case of a human rights lawyer called Gao Xing, who was picked up by the police, is thought to be in detention although his family doesn't know where he is. And again, I mentioned it earlier, but it is for us one of the trends that we see in China that we are paying a lot of attention to. In the last several years more public interest, human rights, environmental lawyers have been taking cases, law clinics and elsewhere are springing up. There seems to be a real crackdown." 8. Cutaway of media 9. Zoom into detail of the report 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights: "Iran, an already poor human rights situation rapidly deteriorated after the June elections. At least 45 people were killed in clashes, thousands were arrested. Another thousand were arrested in demonstrations in December. It is a place where we are continuing to see severe repression of dissent and are continuing to pay great attention." 6. Wide of Posner leaving podium STORYLINE: The United States released its annual human rights report on Thursday, in which it highlighted human rights abuses in China and Iran, amongst other countries. The report on the state of human rights in 194 countries around the world also described abuse in the Middle East, Africa and Europe as well as Asia. "Human rights may be timeless, but our efforts to protect them must be grounded in the here and now," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said as she introduced the report's release. "We find ourselves in a moment when an increasing number of governments are imposing new and crippling restrictions on the non-governmental organisations working to protect rights and enhance accountability," she said. Michael Posner, an Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, detailed China's harassment of lawyers and activists seen by the government as threats to the Chinese Communist Party. He said there had been increasing repression of Tibetan and Uighur minorities along with tighter controls and monitoring of the Internet. Specifically, Posner called attention to fates of two human right activists in China, Liu Xiaobao and Gao Xing. "Gao Xing, who was picked up by the police, is thought to be in detention although his family doesn't know where he is," Posner said. "It is for us one of the trends that we see in China that we are paying a lot of attention to. In the last several years more public interest, human rights, environmental lawyers have been taking cases, law clinics and elsewhere are springing up. There seems to be a real crackdown," he added. On Iran, Posner said there was "an already poor human rights situation" which rapidly deteriorated after the June elections. "It is a place where we are continuing to see severe repression of dissent and are continuing to pay great attention." The report also highlighted human rights abuses in the two countries where American troops are fighting insurgencies. It described a sharp drop in Afghanistan's security last year, with civilians suffering the most from the spike in violence. The report blamed insurgents and said that almost one-third of Afghanistan was plunged into armed conflict, hurting the government's ability to protect its citizens and extend its influence. In Iraq, however, where the U.S. military is preparing to leave, the government was blamed for reportedly committing arbitrary killings in 2009. Rights abuse continued despite an improvement in general security in Iraq, the report said. The report is often dismissed by foreign governments that say the United States should focus on its own rights abuses, including complaints about President Barack Obama not following through on a pledge to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; US missile attacks meant to kill insurgents in the Pakistan-Afghan border area; and the continued use of the death penalty. US officials addressed that criticism Thursday, saying that a number of other government reports exist to examine the U.S. rights record. Posner said that later this year, the US Trafficking in Persons report will for the first time rank the United States as it does foreign governments. 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APTN APEX 03-11-10 1506EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Pakistan Blast Thursday, 11 March 2010 STORY:Pakistan Blast- REPLAY Death toll rises to 4 after bomb blast outside movie shop; 21 wounded LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Pashto/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 639831 DATELINE: Barra Qadeem/Peshawar - 11 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: Barra Qadeem tribal area on the outskirts of Peshawar 1. Ambulance heading towards blast scene: AUDIO: siren 2. Various of scene of blast, emergency services in background, media in foreground 3. Blood and shoes on ground 4. Rescue teams searching through wreckage 5. Officials searching for evidence 6. Man shining a torch to show marks of ball bearings on wall of damaged building 7. Damaged chairs and tables 8. Close of hat on ground. 9. SOUNDBITE: (Pashto) Rahim Ullah, witness: "The blast took place this evening. When I reached the scene, I saw some kids and other wounded people along with the casualties lying here. We took them to the rescue teams and sent them to hospital. After that security forces arrived at the scene to help them." 10. Ullah talking to policeman. 11.SOUNDBITE: (Pashto) Rahim Ullah, witness: "Four people were killed, while four to five people are wounded in the incident." 12. Wide of the scene, police vehicle arriving Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), Peshawar 13. Exterior of hospital 14. Ambulance heading to emergency ward AUDIO: siren 15. Injured man being taken from ambulance 16. Crowded emergency ward 17. Doctors treating wounded from blast 18. Medics treating leg wound 19 Iniured man crying out 20. SOUNDBITE: (Pashto) Injured Ullah Khan, injured in blast "I was sitting in my shop, which was in front of where the blast happened, suddenly there was an explosion and I don't know what happened. After some time the military and police arrived. Soldiers started firing in the air and after that they put us (wounded) in a police van and sent us to the hospital." 21. Hospital staff hurrying past with injured boy on stretcher 22. Man on stretcher 23. Police outside hospital STORYLINE: Four people were killed, and a further 21 were wounded, in a bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday. A homemade bomb was placed outside a shop where locals watch films on a large television in the Barra Qadeem tribal area on the outskirts of Peshawar. Four people, including one child, were killed in the subsequent blast, according to officials. Earlier, officials had earlier suggested the explosion was caused by three suicide bombers attempting to attack a security convoy. It was unclear what prompted the erroneous report. Three other shops nearby were also damaged in the blast, according to a witness. Two men were killed instantly, while two others, including a child, succumbed to their injuries after arriving at a local hospital, a medical official said. The bomb appeared to contain some 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of explosives, according to a police explosives expert. Peshawar, which lies near the Afghan border, experienced a wave of bombings at the end of last year but has been fairly quiet in recent months. Pakistan has been plagued by a Taliban-led insurgency that has killed thousands of people over the past few years, many of them in the volatile northwest. The government has fought back with a series of military offensives to deny militants sanctuary along the Afghan border. The largest operation so far was launched in October in the South Waziristan tribal area, the major stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban. The ground invasion sparked a wave of attacks that killed over 600 people, many of them in Peshawar. it is thought the decline in attacks since the beginning of the year may indicate the military operations have had some success in disrupting the militants' activities. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 03-11-10 1334EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Iraq Results Thursday, 11 March 2010 STORY:Iraq Results- REPLAY Partial results from Iraqi vote show tight contest LENGTH: 00:53 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 639871 DATELINE: Baghdad - 11 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 00:53 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Reporters and journalists gathered in front of a screen showing the preliminary initial results of Sunday's election 2. Top shot of media looking at screen where results are shown 3. Reporters looking at screen 4. Screen showing results in the Shiite city of Najaf where the State of Law coalition headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki took the lead 5. Screen showing results in Babil province where the State of Law coalition headed by al-Maliki took the lead 6. Wide of journalists 7. Wide shot of screen 8. Screen showing the results in Diyala where the Iraqiya secular alliance led by Shiite former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi was ahead 9. Screen showing results in Salahuddin where the Iraqiya secular alliance led by Allawi was in the lead 10. Screen showing results in Irbil province where Kurdish Alliance was ahead 11. Wide shot of screen 12. Wide of reporters gathered by screen STORYLINE: Partial vote results in Iraq's historic election released on Thursday showed a tight contest between the nation's prime minister, who had the lead in two provinces in the mainly Shiite south, and a secular challenger who appeared to be drawing on Sunni support north of Baghdad. The partial results from the Independent High Electoral Commission were released in a chaotic monitoring room in Baghdad and tallies from the rest of the nation were likely to be released over the coming days. At the election headquarters in Baghdad, scores of journalists jostled for a view of the vote counts as they were posted on big-screen TVs. The preliminary tallies from five of Iraq's 18 provinces were a setback to hard-line religious Shiite political leaders who have close ties to Iran. But results for the big prize - Baghdad - have yet to be released. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's bloc was ahead with over a third of the votes counted in the mainly Shiite provinces of Babil and Najaf where his rival Shiite religious coalition had hoped to make gains. The Iraqiya list, which is led by former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, a secular Shiite, took the lead in the former Sunni insurgent strongholds of Diyala and Salahuddin. Results from a fifth province, Irbil, were also released showing the Kurdish Alliance, which joins the two main Kurdish parties, beating out the upstart Kurdish party, Gorran, in the self-rule territory. At stake is the right to guide Iraq's shaky stability as US troops prepare to go home. No bloc was expected to gain an outright majority, meaning that those who do well will have to negotiate to form alliances and choose a prime minister. In an effort to cast himself as an inclusive leader for all Iraqis, al-Maliki quit the main Shiite coalition last year to create the State of Law alliance, which includes some Sunni groups. In Babil province, al-Maliki's political bloc won about 42 percent of the estimated 160,870 votes that have been counted so far, according to the data released by the election commission. In neighbouring Najaf province, al-Maliki's win was even stronger - about 47 percent of the ballot count of 116,600 votes. But al-Maliki appeared to be lagging far behind Allawi's list in the central provinces of Salahuddin, which is mostly Sunni, and Diyala, which has a mixed population of Sunnis, Shiites and Turkomen. With only 17 percent of the ballots counted - far below the 30 percent threshold that election officials had said would be the standard for releasing results - Iraqiya had about 55 percent of the vote in Diyala and 60 percent in Salahuddin. Election officials appeared overwhelmed by the task of counting and reporting the vote, and seemed to have underestimated how long it would take. The election commission did not post the results on a Web site or make them otherwise accessible to the public, although the state-run TV channel reported the tallies on Thursday evening. Election officials said they had received about 1-thousand complaints about the election process so far, although gave no indication as to what the complaints were about. 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APTN APEX 03-11-10 1336EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Greece Clashes 2 Thursday, 11 March 2010 STORY:Greece Clashes 2- REPLAY Scuffles during demo over austerity measures; damage LENGTH: 04:41 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Greek/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 639853 DATELINE: Athens - 11 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 04:41 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1230 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) 1. High shot of demonstrators and police on street at Parliament 2. Pan along line of riot police 3. High shot of line of riot police with ambulance and two buses behind them 4. High shot of demonstrators throwing stones and petrol bombs, AUDIO: stun grenades and tear gas being fired 5. Smoke in streets amongst demonstrators, AUDIO: stun grenades and tear gas being fired 6. High shot of fires burning in front of police, zoom in on demonstrators, AUDIO: stun grenades and tear gas being fired 7. High shot as petrol bomb bounces off riot police officer, smashing and burning on ground 8. Police regrouping following attack with petrol bomb (FIRST RUN 1430 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 11 MARCH 2010) 9. Wide of people running in street, some covering faces from tear gas 10. Various of demonstrators throwing rocks at riot police, AUDIO tear gas going off near Athens University building 11. Demonstrators throwing rocks at police (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 11 MARCH 2010) 12. Various of riot police facing demonstrators in front of National Library 13. Riot police escorting detained demonstrator away 14. Riot police in front of National Library 15. Riot police escorting detained demonstrator away 16. Demonstrators dressed as pigs representing the Eurozone countries 17. Tilt up from banner showing European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in prisoners' uniforms and each carrying a ball and chain, to demonstrators dressed as pigs (FIRST RUN 1230 NEWS UPDATE, 11 MARCH 2010) 18. Various of demonstrators from Communist party-linked PAME labour union marching and chanting 19. Low shot of demonstrator carrying red flag 20. Demonstration by firefighters and police, as other demonstrators from Communist party-linked PAME labour union march past 21. Police officers applauding protesters marching past 22. Demonstrators holding banner, marching and chanting 23. Police talking to Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga 24. Demonstrators turn corner heading towards Parliament 25. Dog holding protest sign in its mouth (FIRST RUN 1430 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 11 MARCH 2010) 26. High pan of protest by police, firefighters and coast guards 27. Close-up of firefighters 28. Close-up patch reading: "POLICE", police officers in background 29. Police holding banner reading: (in Greek) "They're leading us to a dead-end" 30. SOUNDBITE (Greek) Giorgos Dirvakos, Coast guard lieutenant: "The reduction in our salaries has reached 30 percent. And if we figure into that the increase in taxes, every family of a coast guard, police officer and firefighter will see its income reduced to 8,000 euros annually." 31. Police, coast guards and firefighters walking past Parliament (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 11 MARCH 2010) 32. Various of burnt-out car with protest leaflets 33. Various of clothing shop with broken glass 34. Woman cleaning broken glass 35. Tilt up from broken glass on ground to damaged phone booth 36. Various of man repairing broken marble 37. Wide of damaged bus stop 38. Low shot of broken glass at bus stop STORYLINE: Serious street clashes erupted between rioting youths and police in central Athens on Thursday, as tens of thousands demonstrated during a nationwide strike against the cash-strapped government's austerity measures. Rioters used sledge hammers to smash the glass fronts of more than a dozen shops, banks, jewellers and a cinema. Youths also set fire to rubbish bins and a car, smashed bus stops, and chopped blocks off marble balustrades and building facades to use as projectiles. Organisers said some 60-thousand people took part in the protest, but an unofficial police estimate set the crowd at around 20-thousand - including those that took part in a separate, peaceful march earlier on Thursday. Police do not issue official crowd estimates for demonstrations. Thursday's strike - the second in a week - brought the country to a virtual standstill, grounding all flights and bringing public transport to a halt. State hospitals were left with emergency staff only and all news broadcasts were suspended as workers walked off the job for 24 hours to protest spending cuts and tax increases designed to tackle the country's debt crisis. Riot police made heavy use of tear gas during the start-and-stop clashes throughout the demonstration, including outside Parliament. Strikers and protesters banged drums and chanted slogans such as "real jobs, higher pay." People draped banners from apartment buildings reading: "No more sacrifices, war against war." Police, coast guards and fire fighters joined labour unions on the streets. "The reduction in our salaries has reached 30 percent. And if we figure into that the increase in taxes, every family of a coast guard, police officer and firefighter will see its income reduced to 8,000 euros annually," said one striking coast guard lieutenant in Athens. The demonstrators included hundreds of black-clad rioters in crash helmets and ski masks, who repeatedly taunted and attacked riot police with stones and petrol bombs, at one point spraying officers with brown paint. Police say at least 16 suspected rioters were detained, while two officers were injured. Minor clashes also broke out in the northern city of Thessaloniki, where about 14-thousand people marched through the centre. Debt-plagued Greece has faced a new wave of labour discontent since the Socialist government's harsh new austerity plan was introduced last week, in an effort to trim its ballooning deficit and shore up the support of sceptical financial markets. Fears of a Greek default have undermined the euro for all 16 countries that share it, putting the Greek government under intense European Union pressure to quickly show fiscal improvement. The government announced an additional 4.8 (b) billion euros - equivalent to 6.55 (b) billion US dollars - in savings, through public sector salary cuts, hiring and pension freezes, and consumer tax increases. The cutbacks, added to a previous 11.2 (b) billion euros (15.28 (b) billion US dollars) austerity plan, seek to reduce the country's budget deficit from 12.7 percent of annual output to 8.7 percent this year. The long-term target is to bring overspending below the EU ceiling of 3 percent of GDP (gross domestic product) in 2012. The plan sparked a wave of strikes and protests from labour unions whose reaction to the initial austerity measures announced earlier this year had been muted. Thursday's strike, which shut down all public services and schools, left ferries moored in port and suspended all news broadcasts for the day, was the second major walkout in a week. The government says the tough cuts are its only way to dig Greece out of a crisis that has damaged the common European currency and alarmed international markets - grossly inflating the loan-dependent country's borrowing costs. But unions say ordinary Greeks are being called to pay a disproportionate price for past fiscal mismanagement. A general strike last Friday was marred by violence during a large protest march, when riot police used tear gas and baton charges against rock-throwing protesters, who smashed banks and shop fronts. The labour unrest could spark fears that the government will have trouble in implementing its new measures and translating its projected savings into reality. 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