tv Headline News RT December 2, 2013 6:00am-6:30am EST
ukraine sees the largest protests in almost a decade with government buildings seized and hundreds of policemen and demonstrators injured in violence. flirting with big business and selling out the u.k.'s working class ideals and spies a new political force to take matters into its own hands what the u.k. and the puppets party have done all the right by creating a party that seriously challenged conservatives who want to do on the left. for me at least life was like every day going to war. no longer the promised land and the israelis become disillusioned with bad economics said i look for money and prospects abroad.
under a very warm welcome to our senior national my name is you know let's now turn to our main story the ukrainian capital is headed for another tabulation day as thousands have moved from the central square to surround the prime minister's office and earlier the protests turned violent with government buildings stormed and hundreds left injured most of them police demonstrators and demanding the president's resignation following his snubbing over an e.u. trade integration deal. has been following the turmoil in care for the number of people out here on the independence square in the center of give has actually grown in just over the past hour and we are getting reports from local people global residents who are staying in the g o p. that actually there are more people coming
in from various a green region so we're bound to see these numbers these crowds grow of course is at this point it's hard to compare them to the hundreds of thousands that were here over the weekend but there are very large numbers over by the government buildings and this is what the opposition leaders have been calling on people to do to take over all the government buildings in kiev and that is also the places that have and buildings are also the places where mass confrontations between the police and the protesters have taken place over the weekend with some of the most severe brutality that has ever been witnessed that has been witnessed in ukraine over the past you can say several decades and my colleague alex here says he was there and he has at this a story to tell us several hundred people have gathered in front of the government building there now blocking it obviously the book in the road as well so that no government official can get inside this is their way of telling that this government needs to go and we saw the protesters bringing in steel fences to cordon
off some central streets of the city there were some warnings coming from the police at some point that they will try to get back the city the ministration building which the protesters took over last night during the protests the tension trees pretty much tangible in the same protest is happening in front of the presidential ministration building i went there last night and i saw that the cord on between the protesters and the police there still remaining there's a very thin line separating those protesting and those defending the presidential administration the ministration of the president building became the scene of a battlefield yesterday when several hundred supporters clashed with the police in a very a group of amana for ukraine with rocks flying towards the police do you gas use flash bangs it was pretty much hell breaking loose we are certainly watching the situation how it unravels here and give but for now these people are here they're not letting one inside the ride police are inside they've blocked the entrance with . these buses as you can see. the standoff continues in the ukrainian capital.
some opposition figures in ukraine are openly calling for a revolution to overthrow the current government but professor mark almond historian at oxford university says the passionate speeches heard in kiev's independence square don't resonate well with all ukrainians i think we should because of attributing what's going on to the majority of people i suspect that the tragedy of the greatest great majority of people around the passive and certainly around the dissolution about politics when both equation the risk now is that we have a politics and to minorities it may be that the group on the streets with kind of paramilitary nationalist support from the west not just western plane but also from some of your community countries they feel they've got the strobe stage kind of who were seen one time a same time and this could change go but it could lead to a very violent situation and it could be
a question of whether ukraine is five or six states. the revolution machinery is cranking into gear however was a huge problem in terry and senior polish political figures traveling to kiev to address the protesters and pledge their support to the opposition. to change your part of europe and we will support you. the european union needs you and you need the european union and if you need it you will be simple you. know all that while many politicians in the e.u. blame rush out for interference in ukraine's internal affairs international relations professor mark bowden takes issue with the e.u. stones. the fact that they are essentially on the ground in kiev cheerleading the protesters are calling for a revolution in the country this is
a tantamount to the regime change that has been called for in german newspapers earlier today this is a most agree just violation of the united nations charter and international law violation of sovereignty and the non interference in the domestic affairs of other states and i think russia cannot take the whole world community cannot take this agree just like that. and with a little less piggy bank crane wanted time to sort out the problem of with ever growing foreign debt and a range compensation form and an modernization program kiev said this could have helped to save jobs before it entered into any deal with the easy and robert oulds child the bridge group or a u.k. independent or party think tank says ukraine has to look east to save its faltering economy. the way forward is to look at the cold hard economic facts such as ask the question where does most of the ukraine's exports go to the
answer is the vast majority of ukrainian exports go towards watches in the c.i.s. states therefore ukraine should really see that a trade deal with a customs you need everybody to be on the same terms you have to go but they have the european union's fault that's one aspect another aspect is if they were to sign a deal with the you in union what would be the effect on the economy it would mean adopting new opinion regulations with very little influence over them what would be the effect of that the effect would be to make the economy far more on the had to do it would mean factories closing down it would mean unemployment you've been unit has dange this week high levels of unemployment because of its economic policies particularly to excessive regulation just look at the economic facts leave the motion to one side and on series clear that a deal between the ukraine and the european union is not in ukraine's interest.
and of course what i keeping an eye on the situation in kiev plants dot com for on dates as well as the latest of these years and flows has also got a detail timeline of events that in case you missed anything. was opinion poll after opinion poll saying british voters no longer see any difference between parties on alpha a new kid on the block is ready to step in and fill the void turn some senior finds out whether the time is right for change. this area right here in front of the house of parliament the house of commons the scene of numerous protests from those who are gets the bedroom it's a sturdy ventures or the very high cost of living that's simply unsustainable for many in this country the two thousand and thirteen to the social attitudes survey
found that about seventy five percent of people view the political system is not working for them so they're disenchanted dissolution and looking for another solutions that are gathered here to found in the office of the left unity party hoping the creation of this new party will give a voice to those who feel like resented by the current government we conservatives and stooges are launching an all out class war on the poorest people in this country and labor is doing nothing about it britain is different to the rest of europe in that most of the european countries never call to the left people in poverty if that's the best they can do with their economy we can think of it better where would it be ok loaches the court of the say the u.k. and the puppets party have done all the right by creating a party that seriously challenged conservatives who want to do on the left now they acknowledge that change will not combover night but if anything what movements like this highlight is that a recent thread of citizens reaching a point where they are looking for the truth of which they feel simply do not exist
within the walls of these institutions. reporting from london. and while a rising number of brits are disappointed with the government their frustration with the rest of europe is also gaining pace and don't like the report on the why it's mean between the u.k. and and one of people's attitudes towards the union a turning increasingly hostile. as a vital part of our everyday lives but for some it's turning into a luxury a very short break we'll look at how people make it through the day in yemen a country running dry due to a very unusual reason. meanwhile the bahrain critics say the case saying missing data is freedom of expression or report on how the country's drew was dealing with dissent by locking up acts of its.
wealthy british study i think it's time to explain the context. of the. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy because a report on a. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to such. a one hundred and twenty three days. through to some other town two cities of russia . relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand kilometers. in a record setting trip by land air and sea and others face. olympic torch relay. on march the. cuckoo. live.
here watching all see international live from moscow let's move on now drug addictions are well known for ruining their lives but in yemen is growing a whole step for the male populations love of cheering one particular leave is leaving the country facing a life threatening water shortage. in our courts. it's midday in the sun not like clockwork each afternoon these now means fill up with people buying cut the wild cards is the essence of nature to see if we don't cheer
we're not. banned in many countries but legal in yemen the leaves contain a mild narcotic and almost everyone shoes more than ninety percent of men according to the world health organization at this market are countless realities and plenty of customers. so when so this is about five dollars worth of pots chewing this substance on the national past time somebody will say i'm national a deficit without knowing anything about it but the action comes out of a whole one at the country as a whole is that it's not a war that it logically but that yemen has no shortage of problems but a shortage of water could make some not the first world cup at all to run dry current as one of the main culprits. yemen is chewing itself to death the country is limited water resources and its population rate has exploded that's a huge factor in the shortage but then ninety three percent of the extract of water goes to agriculture and that's mostly to grow cotton amid the rugged landscape on
the outskirts of the capital got trees as far as the eye can see they can be harvested all year round and the farmers here say they earn more cash from drugs than food. we used to grow grapes peaches pomegranates another fruits but it simply wasn't as profitable as caught so we rooted out the other crops and left only the caught trees. it takes an incredible amount of water to irrigate these got fields the more you pump in the faster these trees grow but even here it's taking its toll of the thirty wells that serve at this village ten have already gone dry and to morrow. are on the verge. by law only the government is allowed to dig and maintain wells in reality it's a free for all pumping water out is dirt cheap thanks to government fuel subsidies which has led to thousands of illegal wells and that's meant farmers can irrigate
the traditional way completely flooding the field while draining the supply much faster than it can be replenished in sun no the consequences are already visible those who can afford it buy their water from these trucks the rest struggle to get by however they can there are public taps but the water is often dirty and shortages are common in the city's groundwater could be depleted in less than a decade but for the poorest residents it's as good as gone should be talking about . what went on as it has actually run up the water it's a matter of definition is not. and that's not just some countries who have the most serious what the problem in the world the dwindling supply has already sparked instability many conflicts in the rural areas are water related and the interior ministry says that water and land disputes killed four thousand people each year
that we were they were not. being ordered to leave they will be able. to do a lot of. it's a race against time and one that young man is losing but here the evenings belong to cart men gathered together to talk smoke and chew though their chosen a spade for a country that has precious few of them are now escaping the water crisis will simply have to wait another day. to see capital r t sanaa yemen. and on our website iran's nuclear program is in the cross has all the intelligence services of saudi arabia and israel. states planned to develop a super computer virus to scupper terrorize atomic ambitions. and also that now inventions section you can always find startling pictures including those from greece as far right protests in athens.
the u.k. prime minister is on a challenge fences in china leading britain's largest ever business delegation to the country david cameron has been a lot of praise on beijing recently talking about how important economic ties with china are and how they provide a real opportunity for london britons looking for ways to bolster business links and pushing for a free trade deal between the country and the z but brussels has been irritated by the idea fuelling debate around the u.k.'s membership of the block of fire that cameron's already promised a referendum in twenty eight seventeen let's now talk more on this with former member of the european parliament a glimmer of forward mr glen ford thank you very much for joining us here on r.c.
so why is the u.k. founded in the. why is the u.k. suddenly so willing to trade more with china. time is clearly a very big and important power and the increasingly important if you want to any country in the world wants to see china as an opportunity in terms of david cameron taking a trade mission to try another suit up salute the sensible and i think everybody in britain will be fully behind it slightly peculiar is that david cameron is saying that there should be a e.u. china free trade agreement many of us would agree with that at least in principle but actually less than ten days ago there was an e.u. china summit one this is very firmly ruled out. trade competencies. at the moment to target with the european union so it's not nothing david cameron can do or unless he's actually saying to china that we're certain to leave but do you think
this china e.u. free trade agreement which has been discussed for years actually a possible. well i mean the trying to propose this summit twelve months ago that there should be a comprehensive partnership agreement between the european union and china. was politely rejected this time around the european union proposed that there should be if you want an agreement with china on political cooperation chinese said well let's talk about if you want the arms embargo first and we're trying to want to talk about trade agreement the european union didn't and now we have david cameron if you want coming up with something that you know literally was rejected less than ten days ago. really don't know where he's going in this is you can make any sense whatsoever unless he's actually signalling to the electorate in britain which you may well be doing that actually we've got other options for trade if even if we're not part of the european union also david cameron said his country doesn't support
the independence up to bed the u.k. it was accused of ignoring human rights to promote business interests that so do you think the prime minister will raise that issue during this visit. well i would certainly think it's going to be very much on the sidelines of the visit this is a trade visit and this is really if you're trying to do trade deals it's not a todd or a human rights though of course. as recently as about eighteen months ago the chinese stopped david cameron over the fact he met with the dalai lama so there's a delicate tightrope for david cameron fact for any politician to walk with respect to china and human rights rights and finally the free trade deal is stalled by the e.u. would have been another reason for the u.k. to. to leave the. well well. i guess the answer might be yes but of course we are currently in the european union discussing trade deals with the united states which and with
a series of other countries if we left the e.u. we wouldn't the u.k. wouldn't have the benefit of that so i just thought overall in terms of trade it's better to stay rather than leave even if you could get a deal with china and frankly china is looking to the european union for its future not to any member state the twenty eight together are important any of the member states on their own really are second class going forward former member of the european parliament mr going forward thank you very much indeed for your time. bahrain's most famous human rights defend the builder a job to stay behind bars for six more months authorities are in no rush to set him free despite being eligible for release was jailed in twenty twelve for taking part in antigovernment process daryn you routers are known for their intolerance of dissent just recently another rights campaign i was detained to say in jawad had gone to a police station to file a defamation complaint against
a government run newspaper but ended up arrested instead his wife told us the authorities know her husband is innocent but still won't let him go. grainy channels ignore that what has been is innocent and he is just defending human rights and he is exposing that my image of rightist by the government of rage i have tried to company it with a police station with. norris plant has been there to court it must be a budget and and he's an evil and human rights defender he always calls for peaceful movements amnesty international and other organizations as well as our has been pressuring the bahraini government to relieve him there is no cooperate from the site of the government to respond. to or these official letters being sent or calls or joint statements or whatsoever. until into
bangkok now where the country's prime minister has rejected a truce their deadline set by the opposition to step down amid fresh violence police used tear gas and rubber bullets against demonstrators as they try to access the heavy fringe of five government house and a police station an officer and dozens of protesters were injured the anger was sparked by a proposed amnesty bill for pm who was ousted during a military crewed two thousand and six of a corruption and abuse of power. thousands of people have marched on the streets of power. protesting against government tax reform is the latest in a string of demonstrations across the country the region of brittany has been hit by frequent whiners again the so-called eco tax on trucks which is feared will undermine the competitiveness of local industries the protests are seen as a sign of the growing frustration with the socialist government we can all be.
more protests this time in mexico city where people have marched against proposed energy reforms on the first anniversary of the president's inauguration they rally staged by the opposition leader was joined by schools of teachers union members and on a case people demonstrated against this scale of the national oil producer pre-mix two for sale rather to foreign investors the company generators more than a third of the government's budget saudi arabia is the focus in crosstalk coming up later this hour after the recent iran nuclear deal this saudi monarchy has caused doubts on the loyalty of its old allies and peace love l. and his guests bring the latest developments into perspective. the saudis are furious over western dealings with iran disappointed that obama didn't bomb syria and determined to export its radical form of islam can the house of saud afford what it calls an independent foreign policy saudi arabia a few years isolation they really cannot carry out independent foreign policy
because of their regimes limited strength and durability every government the middle east except turkey and israel because their democracies every single other government is fragile you look at a fairly stable country like jordan it is fragile as well i hope for side arabia's would become a constitutional monarchy more like jordan but saudi arabia has lots of work to do . low salaries and poor prospects are splintered among key reasons young israelis are increasingly leaving their native country poulos clear reports now on the new generation choosing the bright lights of europe the us and even latin america are the promised land. their ancestors may have called it the promised land but more and more young israelis are seeking the fortunes far from its golden shores a former israeli prime minister yitzhak rabin once branded those who immigrated
from israel cowards but these days most of the people who are leaving are young educated smart and successful many don't come back there's a word in hebrew for those israelis who believe your dream which means the same thing until recently it was attributed to misfits lower class and people who couldn't find their place in society but alone a is a straight a pupil she want to scholarship to study at the american university in washington d.c. the fact that that's the only jewish country praises certain role but it's not something that should limit ourselves. but the debate was read knighted after two of this year's nobel prize winners in chemistry were israelis who lived for the states and embarrassing reminder of the extent to which local talent has fled very viable has a computer technician who sitting up his own business in the german capital. for me at least life was like every day going to war your always fight with your customers
and fight with your clients i had my own business there and it was always a struggle and your life is more you can relax you can sit quiet you can sleep. like they're in many israelis land up here which is why the country's finance minister recently funded from his facebook page that he's a little impatient with people who are willing to throw the only country the jews have into the trash because bergen is more convenient actually pissed me off. to read this comment on why if i stay there it's because it's good for me financially it's good for me socially but bottom line it's still economics for many the most common complaint among those israelis living abroad is that back home salaries are low and prices high and it's almost impossible to make ends meet. it's a cliff his will two years ago with his ecuadorian wife after giving israel a try he decided to be for the country if israel was in such a complicated economically.
i wouldn't have left. tens of thousands of his way to live to tape rude to israel's founding fathers it's a sad thing to me and goodbye to the beloved country. tel aviv. and coming up as promised of al queda as his acts that on the political perspectives of saudi arabia. ukraine is in a tough spot right now trying to figure out whether to join the e.u. or the arrangements custom union it would be nice if they would you know maybe allow the populace to vote for their future via referendum but sadly it looks like
the politicians will be making a historic decision i can see why some people want to look west and some people want to look east but i don't understand why so-called ukrainian nationalists want so desperately to join the e.u. first off any nationalist groups in the e.u. are automatically demonised as right wing extremists and the politically correct west patriotism is pretty much a dirty word generally nationalist like their culture and the people who are part of it but if you look at migration trends within the e.u. we see that the slavic part of it is flooding western europe looking for work i have many relatives from the slavic part of the e.u. and almost all of them have to work abroad and might sound nice to be able to work in europe but the reality is that ukrainians will probably be paid even less than bulgarians rumanians to clean toilets in london ukrainian nationalists don't have to like russia or join the customs union or join any bloc of countries but advocating a future for themselves the e.u. seems absolutely backwards at least to me but that's just my point.