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european and u.s. diplomats stand side by side with ukraine's opposition while russia's foreign minister calls a reaction to the protest histeria. to guantanamo prisoners repatriated till jury against their will fear of persecution and further in prison and after being refused permission to reunite with their families that now live in different countries. gambling reforms fall flat in the u.k. despite deep concerns about addiction to that machines in high street bookmaker shops and those just growing and. that's when i lost the war probably. we hear the story of a man who lost his home job and family to the six odd machines.
which an r.v. international coming to you live from the russian capital armory in josh welcome to the program for european and u.s. officials are voicing their strong support for ukraine's opposition some were even spotted attending the anti-government rallies in kenya the top diplomats are in the ukrainian capital for security summit now related to the ongoing protests takes a closer look at how western politicians are growing increasingly involved. secular liberal russia's foreign minister said that the european reaction to the events in the ukrainian capital could be described as nothing short of a syria. the statements that has been forced today on ukraine i consider unfit for the meeting especially the old and all hysterics that some european countries have
gone into after ukraine used its sovereign right and decided this moment in time not to sign an agreement the agreement that the experts i'm a government it found not profitable for you kristi's foreign minister is solved by this weekend and germany as well as all and have all paid a visit to the independence square where the protests are stopped by the set up tents of these western leaders told cops showed up to the ukrainian capital to participate in the o.s.c. meeting with life here but no with their representatives albeit creating an opposition and this incredibly bizarre to see foreign officials essentially participating or meddling in that ukraine's domestic event there was also a rally basically around the corner in support of ukrainian president viktor unocal this but not a single four and i fish so that showed up there there are people who are saying that at the beginning of the protest there were some representatives from poland
the world essentially openly paying people to participate in this protest and there were others who were encouraging people to come out so we're looking at ukraine where it's investigation seems to be evolving more and more foreign nationals. a court has given protesters in kiev five days to stop walking government buildings and to leave those they have seized meanwhile opposition leaders have disrupted the work of the country's parliament demanding a snap presidential election the violent dispersal of protesters last weekend has sparked more distant down in kiev were activists are rallying against a special police unit that's been accused of using excessive force for less now across live t.v. lot of some damage he's an expert on is sure in europe for the international affairs magazine thank you so much for joining us here in r.t. to discuss the situation in kiev so you know top u.s. and european officials have met with ukraine's opposition anna tanner rallies in kiev why do you think are they taking sides against the government. i guess that
they do that because of them is probably important to keep your brain at more distance from russia because uniting of russia and ukraine or at least the good sides can raise an economic sphere has also jellied to go on in fact for the last and gone through this is why they tried to keep ukraine more reason from russia. well you mention the word geopolitics here so europe is still trying to persuade ukraine to sign a deal how likely in your opinion is this to happen in the near future i think they go for a little because the marches and he do march resources financial police are going forces economic along and the ukrainian opposition is not and abandon all non grand position of these lads like the russian consulate that was this project. which i would call it project project independent ukraine a solution it will be there for all the as you can see europe will not come back
because it should be she doing for the move if you know if you european union fans not that's russia use its resources to keep. the interest in ukraine well economically speaking europe is not going through the best of times so what does europe stand to gain from this deal with ukraine i think that through europe. besides digital natives for a free europe ukraine is also important markets i mean we're in mark employer european views it doesn't mean that you're europe will lead to creating. to be a member of european union but the european union may use. broad market and use. for you three millions. for european goods and on that gone through the ukrainian goods they're not competitive with the european wants so the ukraine is just a market for european and ukraine has some branches industry which may be
competitive with the european wants or maybe at the low scale but to first of all it's of asian industry and you know rivals you are going to have no rivals of these brands you're going to through ukraine you just played for europe you do it's important here and i mean. i understand well let's now our briefly talk about the opposition demands here given that they are now not only calling for with the e.u. but also for the president to step down why has the message changed in your opinion from the opposition they want to use this very. moment as they want to use. because. of the having to watch from the rest of media and the rest and politicians . expert on eastern europe for the international affairs magazine thanks so much for your views on the situation in ukraine. and online we've got more on the
situation in kiev including how extremist movements may be using the ongoing unrest for their own benefit so had to r.t. dot com for the full story. two detainees from the tour is going tunnel bay detention center have been sent home till jury against their will one of them was hoping to be reunited with his family living in bosnia while the other wanted to return to canada or luxembourg where he once lived and work they both fear of prosecution and further imprisonment in their home country. now reports. at a glacial pace u.s. officials attempt to move forward with the limbo known as guantanamo with endless excuses and a web of bureaucracy allegedly getting in the way of just closing the place down in the latest attempt to take baby steps to figure out what to do with its detainees
the u.s. has transferred two prisoners to their home country of algeria out of one hundred sixty four the majority of whom have long been cleared for transfer or release this sort of a petri you should was involuntary and took place despite the detainees pleas to not have this happen is they feared mistreatment or torture upon their return home the lawyers of the two men. and some have described the move as political expedience callous since the prisoners had made it clear the fear of persecution back at home while countries in europe have been willing to accept them at the pentagon has stated however that humane treatment assurances had been made prior to this move this is the first transfer since two other men were sent to algeria willingly in august this year notoriously standard guantanamo neither of the men transferred were ever charged with any crime during the entire decade be spent behind bars at the scandalous detention camp the algerian natives were brought there back in two thousand and two and taken to camp x.-ray which we've actually
visited when reporting from guantanamo it's an area where some prisoners had been once controversially interrogated with no one actually held there today the number of detainees at guantanamo is now at one hundred sixty two fifteen prisoners continue to be on a hunger strike years since obama had promised to shut the prison down on day one of his presidency and efficient and clear plan to close guantanamo yet to be put in place and they said you're going to new york. now the release of the detainees brings the number of prisoners in guantanamo to one hundred sixty to eighty four of those have also been cleared for release robert kurson a lawyer of one of the going tunnel prisoners sent back to a jury a says he urged the u.s. to resettle his client in another country he was opposed to going to algeria he wanted to go to a european country so that he could be reunited with his family he's been separated from his wife and daughters for twelve years now we're concerned that he's
essentially going to be dumped on the street as other prisoners have been who had no connection with algeria the second issue for mr ben sayah is the fact that he lives he grew up in a very rural part of algeria part in the south southwestern area of the country and he is genuinely concerned that there will be fundamentalist islam assist interests there who will assume that he supports them because he was sent to guantanamo and that they'll target him for some kind of violence when they learn that he actually does not have any sympathy with them it's our understanding the white house wants to be able to say look we've released all the algerians that we can it's the only country that's been certified we can't get anyone else out of guantanamo unless you loosen the statute for us so unfortunately these men were detained by mistake held because we wouldn't acknowledge our mistakes and now they're being sent to a place that they don't want to go in order to serve domestic political purposes. the world's grieving the death of south african anti-apartheid icon nelson mandela
we take a closer look at his legacy and he overturned world opinion making the transition from being branded a terrorist to becoming one of the greatest freedom fighters in history. thousands of fast food and retail workers in the u.s. staged a national strike on thursday calling for an increase to the minimum wage president obama pledged to push for higher salaries in the industry back in february but critics say little has been done ever since argues marina ford i was at the protest in new york. what began here in new york city one year ago with just two hundred employees has exploded into arguably the biggest wave of protest in the history of america's fast food industry thousands of fast food employees in more than one hundred cities throughout this country have walked off the job thursday demanding an increase in minimum wage and the right to unionize now this movement is being
spearheaded by an organization called fast food forward and the fast food workers that have joined the strike work at major restaurants like wendy's mcdonald's burger king and k.f.c. now while fast food remains a two hundred billion dollar industry the median wage for the service workers like the cooks and the cashiers in the group nationwide is just eight dollars and ninety four cents an hour here in new york city it's even worse with the minimum wage being seven dollars and twenty five cents an hour now because of the low wages and many of the employees if not most employed at fast food restaurants are living in poverty i don't know why by the grace of god i am. i am in a shelter trying to get out of there and i can do it because i don't get paid that much some struggling you know and that's why i'm here as one of these we will four
million dollars they're asking for right to take it a family who have the single people when asked america with and i believe all fall there's invision a country not full cooperation before the working man and by now they're making way too much money for us to be treated like this where the one will give them the money back within one earns and then if they are not earning that because they're the one who takes the money home to make matters worse this problem is only growing low wage jobs have accounted for the bulk of new jobs added during the so-called u.s. . harbury in addition to retail at fast food are among the fastest growing sectors in the u.s. economy and what these protesters are demanding is that minimum wage be raised to fifteen dollars an hour so far only one city in washington state has met those demands this crowd around me they're doing so to fight for our basic decent
living wage an opportunity to just stop one foot into the worlds of the so called american dream reporting from new york marina r.t. . still to come in the program easy money comes at a high price. if this person is quite gamble with the number of high speed betting shops having exploded in recent years we're taking a look at one machine the cool thing he's concerned among campaign is and whether or not hifi still living up to the promise is the socially responsible behavior and more and how betting machines are proving irresistible to both gamblers and bookmakers in just a few minutes. from countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a calling of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big
corporations so they have to beg from the world bank development of social programs goes to pay back debts whole country is drowning under the amount of debt that they had and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back o. their. money. the wages of debt. economic downturn the find. the love the new york shanghai and the rest live joining me believe every day we.
welcome back you were nineteen or national coming to live from moscow labor m.p.'s in the u.k. have failed to convince the ministers to restrict stakes and prizes in batting machines installed and bookmakers shops the fake sods terminals and which britons pump billions of pounds have been dubbed crack cocaine on high street artists are first reports of the high stakes diction. there are high risk high stakes gaming machines this in the u.k. betting industry more than a billion pounds each year for. the short fix of. a machine. and to comply. to one hundred every twenty seconds this is a twenty second repeat cycle every twenty seconds.
three hundred power my children my wife my job my self-esteem. ok. the government's two thousand and five gambling act limited the number of high street betting shops are allowed to have to four machines now more recently in response to both public and political concern. has released a voluntary code of conduct aimed at encouraging socially responsible behavior but we've seen evidence of among some leading high street bookmaker everyone seems to be playing strictly by the rules inside this labrat says a glass petition it enables the store to carry not full but eight for the machines which are the ones. that you.
are. in a statement about the store. this shop was a concept shop and there are no plans to open any further shops of this kind. in terms of. a complete. just in ase well how devastating the effects of a gambling addiction can be a last point was the day when. my mom my dad and my little brother who's actually taller than me came and just said that we've got to get you out of here. and those just crying in. that's when i lost all my pride and i was completely humiliated but it's great because that was the day. well i realized my recovery justin's written
a book about his experience and is helping others on their raids to recovery but with scant research into the effects of these machines and if the industry seeks to maximize profit campaign is warning that not taking action eva full tease is one gamble person come to food to take. the london one hour to dot com adoption swap allegations prompts russian authorities to take action they intend to look at evidence that russian children have been trafficked online in america the full story is on our website. plus the future is almost here don't be surprised if you come across a robot instead of a sales man in a shop it's just google's latest high tech idea all these stories are just a click away on our to dot com. the world's mourning the death of nelson mandela south africa's first black president who will lead the country out of
decades of apartheid mandela died at the age of ninety five at his home in johannesburg following a long illness reacting to the news of his death the world leaders have praised him as a giant for justice and a hero of our time crowds took to the streets in john his birth to grieve lindau's death and celebrate his legacy announcing the news that country's president jacob zuma said his nation has lost its bring their son after a memorial service expected to draw tens of thousands of mourners mandela's body will be flown to his home village and he will be interred on his family estate according to his wishes are just fall asleep euro looks at the legacy of the iconic leader. he's the man who pulled a troubled and divided land back from the brink of civil war the man who after twenty seven tough years behind bars walks free from prison in his heart was not to avenge or i think. but his greatest legacy to this country is reconciliation but in
the last three decades the world to tie loosely polished the image of nelson mandela and image recognized around the world only coca-cola is based on known better men who struggle for racial equality again south africa's ruling white minority had a dark side the world has conveniently forgotten about nelson mandela a ventilator a struggle. a radical. someone. in braced violence and as a necessary political instrument at a particular juncture in our history this house was the secret headquarters of the african national congress it was here in the early sixty's that mandela and his comrades launched the armed struggle it was also here that most of them were wasted put on trial and sentenced to life in prison at what was known as the rivonia trial in one thousand nine hundred sixty four mandela and ten of his colleagues faced the
death penalty for sabotage nelson mandela was called a terrorist because he took up arms against the apartheid government. governments lie to support the government they claim legitimacy the west had big investments gold mines industry the sea transport links to the east the cape route was very important they supported the apartheid government any opponent was there for a terrorist it's don't fall apart it would have lasted as long as it did if the world community hadn't closed ranks behind the white government but its prime minister margaret thatcher denounced mandela as a terrorist and years later she welcomed mandela to downing street. washington also did a one hundred eighty degree turn although it was only in two thousand and eight that if we moved all references to mandela and his colleagues as terrorists from its database mandela was not alone in world leaders who endured a love hate relationship at the hands of the west darlings of the west one moment
villains the next libya's moammar gadhafi egypt's hosni mubarak to name but a few south african journalist chris bishop believes the one nine hundred sixty four trial that saw mandela and his comrades sentenced to life helped turn the world in their favor during the trial. the gentleman who are on trial the rivonia trial as they went from being the accused of being people on in the dark as slowly transformed they became the benjamin franklin's of africa they became the freedom fighters they began the men of principle who were standing up merely for the rights of others and it's turned world opinion around from reviled terrorist to one of the greatest freedom fighters to have ever walked the earth the story of nelson mandela is remarkable a man who stood up for the rights of people everywhere but also a familiar tale of government putting a garland of flowers around your neck one day and evoke the next. r.t.
johannesburg south africa. for reaction to the death of nelson mandela opinions. an analysis of his legacy had to our website r.t. dot com. french president francois hollande says paris will take immediate military action against the escalation of sectarian violence in the central african republic earlier a un security council resolution authorized french troops to join an african peacekeeping force fresh clashes between local militias in the capital but who we have killed over one hundred people muslim rebels seized power in march are fighting with christians who support the ousted president this has sparked fears that the conflict could expand into a full blown six tearing war hundreds of french troops are already deployed in the republic and neighboring states are you as a q ataturk pan-african news wire says that improving the security situation in the country is now france's main goal there. i do not believe that france has the
capability of normalizing the central situation inside the central african republic . is only pursuing its own national interests it's also competing with the role of the united states on the african continent the u.s. has intervened extensively over the last several years in africa and numerous countries there's the united states africa command in africa so for us as well does not want to be left out of this new scramble for africa people have to keep in mind that the central african republic has a very important strategic resources such as goal diamonds in your radium which are essential to the overall international economic system so this is part of the ongoing imperialist rivalry between fourth and nine states for control of post-colonial africa. and asked for stories making global headlines this hour in
northern somalia a suicide bomber has killed at least nine people in an attack on to pick up. trucks carrying members of a maritime police unit thirty seven officers were also injured in the attack no group has said they carried out the assault but al-shabaab is thought to be the number one suspect after being pushed from their strongholds the al qaida linked insurgents have been trying to gain control of the north of the country. northwestern europe is being battered by severe weather two people have been killed and south moved to safety as the worst title surge in sixty years sweeps down the british coast around one hundred thousand homes are left without power in scotland and environment agency spokesman says that six thousand properties in england and wales could be flooded. hundreds have protested in islamabad against american drone strikes in pakistan the rally was
staged by a. party led by a former cricket star imran khan and his freighters chant and tell us logan and demand an immediate end to all drone attacks the strikes are deeply unpopular in pakistan but american officials say they are crucial in the fight against terror. that next here on our team why social programs in africa are fueling debts you know documentary. we often see the middle east as a place of constant turmoil and revolution but people in thailand 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 time equivalent of 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 protesters 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 off the rights of others well it smells a bit fishy to me but that's just my opinion.