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the giver international at the very heart of moscow. southern europe braces itself for more on till seventy projects as people direct that anger at the three international financial institutions accused of demanding cons but also point visible solutions to. the glass again increases the number of detainees it admits aren't hunger strike could gone ton about as the official figure edges closer to that claimed by lawyers since the beginning. and put in its trades the russian president holds his annual q. and a with the nation the economy and social issues are at the top of a long list of questions people want answers to.
international news live from moscow this is our c. with me here that we're joining its massive crowd in portugal later as people were volte against government cuts of around one billion euros is the latest public demonstration of a resentment towards the three international bodies known as the troika who decide which nation is deserving of financial help the protesters say they're simply making heavy demands and people but changing nothing out of a now reports. twenty fifth is the day that the portuguese celebrate. revolt of a different kind. on the streets of. thousands to demonstrate against the current government in the country and against the three. given to the. nation.
one of the main targets. their own politicians isn't the only nation. in spain around one thousand four hundred riot police. to try and make sure that demonstrations there. as we have seen in the past now it's not just the people of europe that have been voicing their displeasure. here in europe with senior members of the european parliament. against the way that. the seemingly. very same. way that the situation. has neo colonialism.
inquiry into just. about so much tension. for the e.u. markets the politicians say. again and they want to make sure that it again. another day another round of demonstrations in europe. with the way things that go in that they want change and they won't change to come quickly. known you are a skeptic the head of the u.k. independent sponsor nigel farage and he believes the days of the eurozone are numbered and that people should withdraw their money from its bonds before what happened to cyprus happens elsewhere. big investors should be worried all over the euro zone particular southern europe i mean i i have been pondering for years you
know what would happen when spain finally went back how would they possibly deal with the sheer scale of the bailout that would be needed which perhaps would be five or six hundred billion euros how could this happen without huge american support or global help because what cyprus has done is give us the template of the what they will do in future is they won't buy all countries out there. and they'll do it by stealing investors' money by taxing people on their properties and by forcing central banks into selling their holdings of gold i mean this is a truly dawlish situation what if this plan is giving the green light will the people who are affected will actually accepted what in a sense they may not have much choice because if their money is in bank accounts and literally that money is stolen from them without them having to give their consent then it's difficult to see what they can do so my advice to people is if you one property if you've got money in bank accounts in the eurozone get your
money out because it's perfectly clear that is their plan heading on for mr ferrars we've heard some harsh criticism coming from some european parliamentary members against the troika conglomerate some of them saying that this entity should be even disorder would in your opinion that fix the problem it's quite right that there should be criticism of the troika really it's quite extraordinary that into all these countries that have been troubled with it we give it up parliamentary democracy and handed it over to a very arrogant troika but it's all well and good but members of the european parliament to criticize the troika given that they make up a third of that troika and i would much rather see rather than their parliamentary colleagues i'd much rather see them supporting my plan which is to get the european commission next month in this building let's have a motion of confidence debate in the way they behave. as part of the troika mr ferrars my final question just briefly do you think this current economic crisis in
the euro zone could somehow lead to a hypothetical collapse of the whole european union there is absolutely no way that the your own can last forever they may keep it going for a few more years by invoking ever more extreme measures but ultimately the euro zone is going to break up the economics that break it up it may be civil disobedience or violence on a very large scale that eventually get some of those mediterranean countries out and after that i think the big question then is well what is the european union for and i think the alternative model that a growing number of people in the e.u. were talking about which is a europe based on cooperation europe based on trade a europe based on nation state democracy i think that vision is one that in any given support as the years go by. as a reporter very shortly the tough economic times are hurting even the most vulnerable that. you. feel like you're laying on a gay teen and the blade is going to drop or not thousands of disabled in the u.k.
could soon be forced to prove to the government they are does able do not get the money they need. the u.s. military to admit almost daily that the gone time a big hunger strikers are increasing in number but the official figure is to lower than that claimed by lawyers who say the majority of the one hundred sixty six detainees have been starving themselves for nearly three months now the fischel figures rose exponentially after prison guards trying to break up the prison as protest get more official say ninety two detainees are now refusing also he was seventeen being force fed and two in hospital so there have been several recent suicide attempts and the military's muslim adviser says he's worried the protest will lead to deaths detainees have grown desperate over the indefinite detention without charge with some believing they'll never leave the notorious facility as well he's going to recount reports. u.s. officials now acknowledge that ninety two detainees source starving themselves of
guantanamo the military has been updating the numbers since the middle of march saying at the beginning that there were fourteen people on strike the detainees the first lawyers have been saying all along there were many more around one hundred thirty they would say earlier this month the president tried to put an end to the strike by putting the inmates in solitary confinement authorities said they raided the communal living area and force the detainees into individual cells to prevent them from covering cameras didn't help the number has doubled since then according to the officials again the numbers that we've been getting from the first lawyers were different all along out of one hundred sixty six one tunnel prisoners eighty six have been clear. forwardly so the sole reason they're still held captive is their nationality i had a chance to ask the acting assistant secretary on human rights about this collective punishment based on nationality here's what she said the president has
made clear his commitment to closing guantanamo but this has to be done in accordance with u.s. law in consultation with the congress so it has to reassure you back to their statements by the white house and the spokesman that it's not just about those who have been cleared for release but many other inmates have never been formally accused of anything defense lawyers say it's been a dead end for them trying to get their clients out whenever asked about these issues the administration gives the same response it were first to congress what the lawyers say even with the transfer restrictions in place the current law still allows for the administration to use waivers to release some of these men but they for some reason don't use those it's really not clear what can change the status quo at this point an advisor for the pentagon who visited guantanamo last week came back and said that he predicted the ongoing strike would lead to death so a long time muslim advisor at guantanamo who goes by the name zack who goes only by
his first name for security reasons he said quote there will be more than one death and then he added that the detainees called wanted to die out of hunger and thirst behind covered camors end of quote and the question many now ask is what if someone really are is in this hunger strike will it change something in washington i'm going to. underscore so we're bringing you our in-depth coverage of the developing crisis gone tunnel going head to our web site for a full timeline of events. meantime coming up here on the scene just a couple of minutes we'll look at the brothers believed to be behind the boston bombings and the way that portrayed in the global media do stay with us for the back after the break.
this is also you coming to life for most welcome back millions of russians are now watching their leader face some tough questions posed by the public in his annual q. and a session president putin is talking issues such as pensions living conditions and the economy and. he's here with us joining us from central moscow hugo nice to see you again so it's a very big and actually i should say very popular event in this country so this is president persians fast q. and a session after he was again reelected last year as president so what can you say as brings up today after date. well you know even though this is why going to put one's first q. and a session since you return to office it's really become a tradition for him since he's been holding q. and a sessions with the public since two thousand and one both during his first presidency and when he was the prime minister it was only twice that we weren't
held but they were some do good by things like massive media conferences like last year and the other sort of traditional thing about these events is the time in which the president is known to be quite a long talker and his personal record for one of these q. and a sessions is war and a half hours so we'll see how long it's going to go this time but what's new this time is that everyone was asking the president a question somebody will be given opportunity to ask so it's not only about just asking something once but having actual an actual discussion with the leader of the country. you know we certainly mentioned pensions a living conditions economy of course but a lot of russians most concerned about that. well this. is being broadcast and organized by several states t.v.
and radio stations and to the organizers have already announced their human before the queuing session started just a few minutes ago we've already received up to two million requests with various questions and you're absolutely right these are issues related to pensions jobs salaries especially in the budget sector like those of teachers in the doctor's health and education the economy. the situation with all things in the country and adoption and of course many are quite interested in russia's foreign relations especially with countries like the states or of the united states the relations with which have been exactly have been on the up lately but again what. is going off is covering their. own a session right now for us in central and we'll be talking to you later of course. to watch the live footage from putin's q. and a you had to our website you know dot com and here are some other stories
waiting for you there right now taking greece results to a seventeen year old to run as a tool against recession declaring it will seek flash reparations from germany getting back to the nazi occupation during world war two for more details had to. we kill leaks trial against the company that once prevented donations being made to the whistle blowing web site or the course deciding that every month of the blockade we're trying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. the investigation into the boston marathon bombings continues with journalists hunting for every new detail offseasons the situation to look into the background of the two suspects and the way they are being portrayed by the global media. a terror act that shocked the u.s. the suspects a nineteen and a twenty six year old that's our naive brothers joe hart was a u.s. citizen to marlin on his way to becoming one but both of chechen origin the older
brother to milan is said to have traveled to dagestan in russia for several months . the older brother who was done just on the show did not make detonators put these things together we didn't rush and place nutrition despite the media rage these locations remain unknown to some lot of people are confusing it with chalk with a vacuum and. whatever it's called i know i did i can't assume that the majority of americans today even speak english young at the time of the bombings that star now i have spent the last decade living in the us in the. us you know and while the origin and yet again religion are over the largely gleaned as the root of all evil the investigation is only in its first stages somebody screwed up innocent family maybe then became religious that was the plan there are
those who knew the two brothers cd media is taking it over the top they can't always be trying to rush to be the first ones to break a new piece of information local blogger luis vasquez knew both brothers while he was here since he was little and if you didn't know joe hart is a name you would just assume that he was an american around here we have a very diverse community and it's normal to hear for someone to go back to their country he says over sensationalizing that's our knives background doesn't get any answers to the question why being answered temple and even from coaching with his brother they would never go around pounding their chest about their religion the most. conversation i've had about about their background is them telling me where they're from that's it that's it and then after that all this talk about boxing let's talk about lines that said samuel went to high school. joe hart who has now been charged with the use of weapons of mass destruction the media has a way of doing things of course and with regards to his nationality to me it doesn't matter. it shouldn't matter what his religion is either when i graduated
there were forty five languages spoken just in my graduating class alone it is not unusual in fact it is very common to hear a foreign language he reminds us that the only suspect alive after the bombings has lived in america since the age of eight i don't come here the younger age you know from everyone that knows and they will tell you and they have told me on certain occasions you know this person was part of the community the attack felt even more personal and devastating for samuel because he knew the brother is responsible but pointing fingers he says at places of birth or religion is far from crucial what is solving this case with injustice that takes time time and effort that would hopefully lead to innocent people feeling safe again security in this country seems like it's more for show than for anything a lot of times unfortunately. that needs to change while the media pick apart every single detail they can lay their hands and ears on it seems that what should matter
after the tragedy is tackling terrorism a global threat that has no feet upbringing or religion but has become the curse of the twenty first century not just here but all over the world and especially church in our party boston massachusetts. escalating sectarian violence in iraq has some locals fearing back on the same road as war torn neighbors syria more than one hundred iraqis have been killed in clashes on terror attacks in the past two days alone is the was spate of violence since u.s. forces pulled out of band of twenty eleven and it comes amid deepening political turmoil with the government struggling to get the power brokers to work together that middle east expert lawrence davidson blames washington for sparking the crisis by toppling the iraqi regime and failing to replace it with stable alternatives. you. i was in your work when saddam hussein was the darling of bad guys. nobody was there to see him go they do all their rights are. actual by words
or very very. we removed. yours from. what i said in no uncertain. terms there are no hard. to try to. choose sides together. it's this it's early and we're going to carry violence it should have never gotten we open rocks and we couldn't close even remove there. and the question is what can close some news in brief now and several explosions on two natural gas barges in the u.s. state of alabama critically injured three people the blasts were in the heart of the city of mobile on the east side of the riba firefighters and coast guard saying the situation is so unstable they will allow the flames to burn out the cells because it's not yet clear but it's thought the barges will be loaded with fuel
when the explosions happened this comes just a week after fourteen people were killed and some two hundred injured in a huge blast at a fertilizer plant in texas. at least eleven people have been killed and over one hundred eighty injured after an earthquake in north eastern afghanistan the quake measuring five point seven on the richter scale of course casualties in two provinces near the border with pakistan dozens of houses have been damaged according to the u.s. geological survey the tremor was felt in kabul and even in islamabad the capital of pakistan. life as a desirable person in britain could soon become a lot harder than now being asked to prove face to face that they deserve the help that until simply had been taken for granted point by car reports. lisa egan's bones break so easily she's already sustained sixty six fractures in her thirty three years chest to use a wheelchair and is one of three point two million brits claiming that disability
living allowance would delay which helps those who are unable to move around freely because of physical disability but it's being replaced by a new personal independence payment the looming change will see stricter assessments for determining whether or not to sable people deserve tax payers money he says she's terrified she could lose the monthly payments if i lost everything i'd basically condemned to a life of housebound that's my quote it would be virtually non-existent but at the moment it's really unclear d.l.a. currently comes in two parts a core payment of up to seventy seven pounds and forty five pence a week and i'm ability component worth up to fifty four pounds that mobility component means lisa is provided with a car which she says is the one thing that keeps her from being housebound whether or not she gets to keep what she calls her lifeline will become clear over the next year and a half as the new p.r.p. scheme is rolled out and d.l.a. is replaced it's scary. you know i feel
like a laying on a gate seen at the blades and i don't know if it's going to drop or not. that. is that. mental oh absolutely. i yeah. i don't think i'm going to elaborate on that one on camera and yet the government is on a mission to drastically reform the welfare state today almost one pound in every three spent by the government goes on welfare and the world is competitiveness a world where no one is owed a living we need to have a welfare system the country can properly afford in order to do that private companies are toss health care and. peter have been drafted in to run the assessments for the changeover from disability living allowance to. their reputation precedes them they've already carried out assessments for people
receiving incapacity benefits another type of welfare payment to those who are suffering an illness that renders them unable to go to work many people really do worry that the assessments for paper going to be very similar to the warmest currently held for employment support allowance of the work capability assessment we've heard of so many cases of abuses of people being treated badly medical people not being listened to. in so many cases where people have lost benefits as a consequence of one of these assessments they've appealed and the pill has been over to tribunal last month brain damaged amputee mark heavens who can't walk or talk was classified as fit for work after one such assessment the story isn't the worst the government's own figures show that one thousand three hundred people died after being told they should go back to work by itself health care and now are preparing to assess d.l.a. claimants
a recent survey found one in five doctors say disabled patients have committed or attempted to commit suicide as a result of undergoing for fear of undergoing the assessments capability when are you going about mobile some days i think. yes i am worth a human being and i you know. subsistence level benefits that keep me alive. now the days you're forced into questioning you know i am i really worth it. whether or not the government thinks leaser is worth it she'll find out in twenty fifteen when her assessment comes but to critics the changes are about saving money rather than making the system fairer my personal view. is not money first of all seeing these changes do not represent a compassionate society. london. and up next a hero and i'll see the untold stories of the niger delta militants to stay with us
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