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syrian rebels kidnap a group of nuns from a christian monastery allegedly moving them to a nearby rebel controlled town as a christian community is increasingly caught up in the raging violence. i'm ready to pick company forty seven and start shooting we look out the radical right wing groups that have hijacked the demonstrations in kiev as more european leaders throw their weight behind you protests in ukraine. this is humanitarian aid from the european union and altogether these products make up around a third of all the stuff here. aid for the plagued by unemployment and hysteria recent study shows over twenty percent of europe is at risk of poverty.
and ten am in the russian capital you're watching our teen or national with me marina josh welcome to the program is a misfires in syria are believed to be holding a group of nuns hostage abducted from an orthodox monastery near damascus have reportedly been moved to the rebel controlled town of your brood the pope has called for prayers for the kidnapped women amid demands from clerics and religious organizations to release them our middle east correspondent policy here is following the story. twelve nuns and three of their hopers belonging to the orthodox monastery in maluco are believed to have been moved but now according to syrian opposition activists this is for their own safety however we have heard from religious officials who said that the women were abducted by members of the front
which is affiliated to al qaida now we're hearing from the syrian observatory for human rights that the fighters affiliated with captured after several days of intensive fighting in the old quarter of my lawyer and several reports suggest and point to the fact that the fighters then entered this orthodox i'm on a street in the center of the pope was praying for the safety of the abducted nuns at the same time we had our tea have been speaking with the international christian come soon who told us that they were very troubled by this incident and they were urging rebel groups to ensure the safety of these women at the same time they said that they put the responsibility on them to provide free communication with these women who have been abducted now muslim clerics have also condemned the abductions in the strongest possible terms we denounce their deeds and confirm that terrorism
is a savage monster which wants to devour all religious and humanitarian values they came to cuba and kidnap your muslim moms and christian priests unargued bishops like they kidnapped priests and priestesses be events in militia were dangerous conspiracy which seems that putin announced to the role of the church in syria which they want to take back to the stone age with continued securing fight over the country i spent some time in the christian quarter of homes in syria where both the syrian army that had recaptured the town as well as residents who are now returning spoke to me about what they feel is the targeting of the christian communities inside syria and this is. and that is of great concern to the international community and here's a photo that allegedly shows another attack on a christian monastery in syria well this is an orthodox a monastery north of damascus and you can see here that rebel fighters targeting
the buildings which then catch fire while the opposition justified the attack saying asa troops were using the monastery as an until reposition my colleague kevin allen spoke to reverend documents are an anglican priest in syria about the fate of christians in a war torn country thousands and thousands hundreds of thousands of christians where this place from their homes and a lot of christians were killed we still have two bishops missing from from my left paul we don't know anything about them and now i know that attack on the of the christian community in syria i'm still worried is watching rivard is it because the christians in syria big specifically targeted just getting caught up in the wider conflict what's the picture i think they are being used by both sides. as a political card because the regime wants also to free to to show
that they are protecting the minorities specially the christians and they are begging for for the international community to interfere to release the nuns where the the rebels they are turning the blind eyes to the al qaida and the islamists to target specifically christians that is a systematic attack on the christian community in syria and hundreds of thousands of christians were displaced. for more on the christians targeted by rebels in syria as well as other developments in the conflict you can have to our website r t v dot com. meantime the opposition in the ukraine has delivered an ultimatum to the president calling for early presidential elections are threatening to set up a round the clock blockade of government buildings if their demands aren't met as are reports protests that started out as pro e.u.
demonstrations have now become fertile ground for extremist groups. glory to crane glory to the heroes if they fishel slogan of the hard line nationalist movement known as the ukrainian insurgent army and the chant heard among the crowds in key of these days here is just a couple of these protesters cheerleaders mr elect bork founder of the nationalist party and the man inspired by the actions of the u.i. a's wartime militias they took up machine guns and fought the russians the germans and the jews those who quote wanted to take away our ukrainian land and this is. another far right activist for the radical nationalist but movement so we needs war that's the main thing an organization like cause can't exist without war. is one of those suspected of a range of the bulldozing the actual killing of over the weekend both men represent the ultra nationalist sentiment that is popular in western ukraine that has
traditionally gravitated towards europe and rather than moscow. we will fight for the european union until the end and even if they bring your tanks we will win which must go i'm ready to pick up an a k forty seven and start shooting up to a thousand people go to kiev every day and our motto is together to the end our resistance forces consist of afghanistan war veterans and former security service officials of recent polls show the country is a sharply divided on the issue with more than seventy percent of those living in western ukraine they bring the deal with the european us but that drops to less than thirty percent in the east in kiev what began as a campaign over trade ties with europe is now descending into a rallying cry for ukraine nationalism good enough when these people are being passed off as innocent kids who suffered during the peaceful protests i'm sorry i've seen others there who clearly were nonmilitary and then there were others
would not have in their pockets why would anyone do that when. going to a peaceful approach. yet it seems to be escaping some of europe and america's political heavyweights if there is a ready right wing driving force taking root in a ghost r.t. kiev. and european politicians are not missing the opportunity to send a message of support to the protesters in kiev germany's foreign minister has met with ukraine's opposition leaders and was seen walking through crowds in kiev's independence square key opposition figure of atomically each call served as his guide the dutch foreign minister has also paid a visit to the protest camps top e.u. officials are in kiev now for a pre-planned security summit gary sussman professor app or state university believes their actions are sending the wrong kind of signal. and one message of support for those people who are trying to bring down the government on the one hand and it shows to others it shows
a message of intervention during the color revolution was the work of a number of different agencies present in the region that were encouraging students and other movements local and american n.g.o.s who are very much involved but now they have now a more sophisticated technology but they also have social networking they can help to organize protests they can use electronic means of spreading information and this information you know that reese questions about the respect for the sovereignty of the country when you have a when foreign countries intervene. coming out were seeds of doubt grow health problems that usually caused by g.m.o. products sparked food hysteria cross the us the full story is coming up shortly. while the e.u. trade deal continues to divide public opinion and you crane and the e.u. european politicians are sounding the alarm over whether the bloc will be able to cope should an agreement eventually be signed let's take
a look at why over twenty percent of europe's population at this point is a risk of poverty belgariad is one of the most impoverished countries with nearly half its population living close to the bread line romania is not far behind with almost one in three find hard to make ends meet in the bailed out greenies slightly over thirty percent of the population is struggling with financial burdens and about the same percentage of people in italy and spain are experiencing financial distress due to harsh austerity measures are going off went to a food bank in rome where essential provisions are handed out to the city's poorest . marco used to work as a pizza your many talents used to call it the golden skill which would always get you work in rome but it didn't hold true for marco one day he was sacked and has not been fired since he's been living on the street for about four years now and
says at forty six he sees little chance of fixing his life he asked us not to reveal his identity. when you live on the street survival is what takes up most of your time simply getting a shower alone is a challenge it takes so much time to take care of yourself as a normal person you reach the end of the day and you're exhausted and depressed with the talian economy going through its longest recession since the second world war over twelve percent of adults are unemployed while four out of ten young people don't have a job there are no official figures on the homeless we have any type of food that we can get for free from somewhere more italians are beginning to turn to charity and humanitarian aid for help two years ago we had about fifty five percent were foreign minister and the forty five percent then we have about sixty five percent thirty five percent for us complete theory of. everything on the shelves
is free given in exchange for points allocated to low income families by the global charity network. most of the food is near its expiration date except for specially labeled eight it's really similar to an ordinary supermarket you've got bread pasta dairy products vegetables and sort of the one thing which really stands out are these packages with signs saying not for sale this is humanitarian aid from the european union and altogether these products make up around a third of all the stuff here. caritas is now raising the alarm saying around one third of all italian children are at risk of poverty and are lacking basic essentials such as protein rich foods heating and cloves is going off our t.v. role. arab is experiencing its worst humanitarian crisis for decades according to a survey by the international red cross millions of europeans are unable to afford
food or a roof over their hands the organisation's european director told us the number of people having to turn to charity is beyond their worst expectations. what we have seen since we did our first survey in two thousand and nine and on to two thousand and thirteen is that the crises are really taking root at community level at individual level and that household level to a different degree because people today has so used all their savings there is nothing left and rapid decrease in what we call the middle class people the british red cross what they are doing right now and what they loans to more than a month is is that because food distribution campaign seems to say concluded or it is serious and even for the one so for us working in the space there is on the databases we were shocked when we sold the cumulated data across europe the tearing
situation hasn't driven manny away from the idea of euro and gratian later in the program now we examine how european parties may be leaning further right than ever before. please please take me very hard to take that leap to hear. that you never had sex with that hurt that there are no such. please.
please please please please please please. please please please. please. please the the. plague welcome back here with r t international liberals have often played the role of k. maker in the european parliament especially in recent governments but analysts are warning that could be about to change with the euro skeptics taking a lead role six months before european elections are due to laura smith ways the precarious balance between right and left. there won't have been many meetings
in london this year where british membership of the european union was met with a huge round of applause but that's what happened here at the congress of the alliance of liberals and democrats for europe they reckon best still in demand but opinion polls and elections throughout the e.u. tell a different story in fact the continent appears to have made a significant lurch to the right with new policies emerging all over the place populists this new low it's make me but their hostility towards immigration austerity and the very idea of the e.u. has rattled the mainstream parties enough to cause them to step to the right to even you got to look to david cameron's conservatives for an example of that so are the liberals dying a slow death i asked said graham watson and the pain president of the algea lawyer
says important there is a party prepared to stand up to the far right when so many are simply moving on to their ground in the hope of recovering lost will discuss this is an existence we saw in the premium polls we see it in people's right to choose what we have to convince people is the european union brings us a lot of benefits but needs reform if it is to continue to bring us those benefits and committed to the race then but certainly swimming against the tide europe why the liberals have just six months before the european elections to convince a skeptical public that further the e.u. integration is a good thing meanwhile the rights will be working just as hard here in britain separatists you kipps nigel farage is talking about a landslide victory as if it's practically in the bag. don't be surprised if you find unknown messages posted in your name on facebook or twitter millions of words
for the popular social networking sites have been stolen and posted online so i had to r.t. dot com for the full story. plus the was nuclear watchdog has come up with another solution to tackle radioactive waste at the crippled fukushima plant while gone to our web site to find out what their answer is and whether you think it makes sense . right from the sea. first rate. and i think the jury. on our reporters twitter. and instagram. are below. eighteen million of americans suffer from gluten related illnesses and that's
thanks to the genetically modified so and corn day eat a survey reveals medical experts say it may become an epidemic for the next generation prompting more and more americans to choose a gluten free diet or his marina fortnight investigates the seeds of g.m.o. phobia. in a city with thousands of restaurants yoko kind of maury has lunch at the same place nearly every day oh right yeah yeah every day everybody knows me i love it. here at four foods the ingredients are natural g m o's are limited as much as possible and the menu caters to an exploding dietary necessity in the u.s. we probably in the past year if we see more people coming directly for us because we do have gluten free options listed among the top food trends by time magazine the gluten free lifestyle has boomed into a billion dollar american industry foods books and even boot camps cater to a g.
free clientele doctors are now paying attention to a new phenomenon called sensitivity and what about this gluten free diet how it's great is great if you know gluten high protein on natural bar the blue is a protein found in wheat and other grain products eighteen million americans reportedly suffer from gluten related disorders while medical experts have dubbed it the next big u.s. epidemic a new report finds genetically modified foods such as soil and corn may be an environmental trigger for the growing health crisis the sharpest increase has been the last couple decades in these correspond with the introduction of genetically engineered foods now if you look at the nature of the primary toxins found in most. you can predispose physiology. to symptoms related to sensitivity. beason.
disorders immune system problems that includes problems who got bacteria did damage to the walls of the intestines of the multinational billion dollar company monsanto happens to be a leading producer of g.m. of the seeds r t reached out to the company a spokesperson said that monsanto is not aware of credible evidence that supports allegations of their products being harmful but the report released by the institute for responsible technology finds that the weed killer known as roundup used on g m o's also has a negative effect on gut bacteria cicely's insidious because you don't have an immediate acute reaction but it evokes your health slowly over time are chosen outside of. kidney failure cancer these have all been shown to be very strongly correlated with the use around our corn and so on in the meantime monsanto has
reportedly spent billions on lobbying to keep g.m.o. foods from being labeled in the u.s. sales in the gluten free food market have reached new heights due to a dangerous health epidemic this comes as monsanto grossed more than thirteen billion dollars in revenue last year selling products many believe to be responsible for that epidemic in the first place marina r.t. new york afghan president hamid karzai says he won't let his ministers sign an elusive security agreement with the u.s. unless washington meets his conditions of the spy the u.s. secretary of state insisting other officials could approve the deal mr karzai is demanding a halt to all american military operations after the u.s. combat mission in the country and in two thousand and fourteen washington wants to leave up to sixteen thousand soldiers in afghanistan and as pushing for permission to raid afghan homes as well as legal immunity for u.s.
troop. the secretary of state john kerry tried to work around karzai and passed saying the afghan minister of defense or the government could sign the security deal instead however his own deputy spokesperson tried to play down this claim. simple statement of fact it wasn't meant to indicate any policy decision or shift or change at all in any way it was just a statement of fact that technically it's possible for international agreements for . an official other than a president to sign then this is we weren't indicating this is our preference and anyway we've said very publicly that we'd like president karzai to as soon as possible sign this agreement so it was very much just a statement of fact and david thompson is a foreign affairs analyst and author of the book war is a lie he thinks that john kerry sports choice of words only gives away the real intentions of u.s. policy makers to words of ghana's down. here he blurts out that one of cars eyes on darlene's could sign his country away for another decade and beyond as they put it
and perhaps in the back of his head he imagined that one of those underlings would step forth and make himself or herself a martyr and sign the country away which of course was not about to happen and again the folks back at the state department rush out with the correction john kerry doesn't know what he's talking about i mean thank goodness for john kerry who is the worst salesman of nasty programs that this government has come up with in decades. now take a look at some other stories from around the world in argentina at least one man has been killed and over one people injured during a mass looting in the country's second largest city of cordoba gangs raided shops in the area after the police refused to perform their duties a lower pay dispute the man who died was caught by a stray bullet and was in a looter himself over a dozen supermarkets were raided and vandalized. six people have been killed and dozens injured in a militant attack on
a police intelligence headquarters in the north of iraq both suicide bombers and gunmen were part of the assault that added with a two hour shootout with security forces no group has admitted yet to carrying out the attack and in recent months iraq has been experiencing insurgents of terror in violence with almost one thousand people killed in november. brazil hundreds of indigenous people have attempted to storm government buildings in the capital brasilia this comes after the justice ministry laid out new rules for the demonstration of the native lands for the world cup security guards at the presidential palace pepper sprayed protesters who had pushed over metal barriers some activist in national dress also tried to storm the ministry of justice saying the new rules undermine their rights to own ancestral lands so while bringing the south would host abby martin is coming your way in just a few minutes. we
often see the middle east as a place of constant turmoil and revolution but people entirely and seem to be very fired up as well masses of protesters are force a government ministries to shut down by storming them with human waves one such ministry is the touch equivocal. the american f.b.i. which has been accused of killing around ninety people in a crackdown on those who support ousted prime minister taksin shinawatra who is the brother of the current leader while people are crying out for democracy with accusations of violence against protesters so where is barack obama john kerry the mainstream media i mean whatever some group of rebels protestors are i mean freedom fighters rise up for democracy are we supposed to arm them like in syria and or bomb their country back into the stone age like in libya serbia iraq some protests
explode across the mainstream media with calls for intervention and others are almost totally silent like thailand and bulgaria where there have also been strong winds of buildings less than a month ago i might be a conspiracy theorist but the selective coverage and selective concern for some humans rights and not for the rights of others well it smells a bit fishy to me but that's just my opinion. of the new book the market like you see if you. leave the set. will. lead. you to have you with us here on t.v. today i roll researcher lead.
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