RT News - December 02, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Student protest leaders in Hong Kong urge the crowds to retreat, announcing their surrender to police, in the wake of one of the worst nights of violence since demonstrations began. In a few hours lawmakers in France will vote on the recognition of Palestine - joining other major EU states in the symbolic move - we bring you expert opinion on whether it makes a difference. Plus, with the rouble on a rocky ride and oil prices tumbling - the Russian economy is predicted to slide into recession next year, according to the country's Economy Ministry.