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it has absolutely no place. ukraine witnesses its largest protests in almost a decade hundreds are injured and government buildings are assaulted and bad signs accuse each other provocations also. hear the sound of the bulk of the left unity party hoping that the creation of this one party will get one voice to those who feel like isn't and by the current government. british leftists return to the grassroots in a challenge to what they call a wanton establishment that has sold out on the country's working class ideals. and sassed wild problem a direction to a single drug in yemen is being blamed for a nationwide shortage of drinking water.
international news live from moscow you will see international with me hello and welcome to the program. another day of tension in the ukrainian capital thousands remain in k. of central square while others have moved to the prime minister's office cross has turned violent during the night government buildings was stormed and hundreds of people were injured including police protesters and journalists demonstrators on demanding the president's resignation following his rejection of an eight year trade integration deal and. joins me now live from kiev they are ina other any signs of crowds growing home yet. actually no i would say it's quite the opposite there is more and more people coming despite the fact that the weather has
been playing tricks on us all day long but the crowd that you will be you that you're probably able to see behind me it's been getting larger there in passing hour and these a lot of these people have been out here for the better part of the day and we're hearing more about more people coming in and in fact there's talk of just from people that we are talking to on the street even taxi drivers are saying there's talk of people coming by bosses from other regions of ukraine so it's so we're probably bound to see the increasing in numbers but of course the protests have been going on for quite some time and they haven't been of this the slightest bit of a scale this large ever since the orange revolution about almost a decade ago and facts some of the protests happening in mazing really violent in fact my colleague alex you know just who has been covering the events was there and brings us this story. 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 the night has been more or less peaceful that we know clashes reported even though there were some warnings coming from the police at some point that they will try to get back the city administration building which the protesters stooped over last night. during the protests the tension pretty much tangible and the same protest is happening in front of the presidential but a stray should building i went there last night and i saw that the chord tones between the protesters and the police they're still remaining there's a very thin line separating those protesting in those defending the presidential administration 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 to matter for ukraine with rocks flying towards the police tear 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 and the standoff continues in the korean capital. but throngs the whole protest opposition leaders have been calling for calm. yes absolutely but when we're talking about crowds as large as about a million people and that's how many people were out here on the streets according to the ministry of interior affairs on sunday and on saturday if we're talking about these large crowds it's really hard to say who exactly threw the first stone and we can talk about ukraine being divided between the east and the west the west is largely built with nationals and they are very much supporting the european integration the east however are more supportive are looking towards russian are supporting ukraine's that closer cooperation with russia and of course depending on which side you ask they will tell you that the publications came from the opposite
side there is some saying or that there were talking about people who are coming in from the western side and they are the ones who are for essentially. provoking who have provided they are the ones who have provoked the police and then there's others who are saying there are some activists among the opposition for saying that . it's that these special prosecutors who are in fact paid by the government who have started the rest and the violence and gets there are some third parties who believe that this actually the events of the violence could this spurred on by other powers and in fact if you look at the reaction in the west to you i'm sorry if you look at the reaction coming in from some of the european politicians particularly from those in poland they have been rather encouraging off the upheaval in ukraine. you know. here to support your dream your striving towards the european union to support your march most but i know that
there are forces in ukraine who think different. as course there is also that what we should be keeping in mind is the fact that just really hard to say where exactly all of this is going to head at this point people are putting up tents and a central independence square even though they're actually banned from being there all together but you have the tents are up the barricades are also up at this point even seem to be rather peaceful but who knows what the day will bring all we have to do is just wait and see absolutely. from kiev irina thank you very much. and let's discuss the situation in ukraine with school ski the rector of the european center of jew political analysis mr welcome to our she is good to talk to you now so looks like ukraine is pretty much divided country now with the with the west traditionally more pro european more pro european integration with the the
europe and these to historically more production do thing but opposition leaders are trying to to have some sort of a dialogue with the eastern. i guess. first and foremost all the protests which we can now see in the central square are sun and the streets of kiev let's say the protests which have been a race are. by some external factors by some external actors of ukrainian political sign first and foremost we see professionalism of those who have organized the protests before the protests we have heard about the activities of as several seasoned n.g.o.s financed and supported by different countries by foreign countries so we see that this is the
kind of president exerted by external forces for the ukrainian government for ukraine and i'll three days to think once again that box. toys which ties these geopolitical choice which geo economical choice would be right and better for ukraine of course as you have told we can of course see also the protests by the other side by had a ukrainian communist party by. members of the party over regions which are in the east and salt on balance of ukraine not only here in europe and united states as well we see only what's happening now we may have but we cannot see their reaction of other part of ukraine of the. eastern part of ukraine but it would seem that polish politicians were cheering protests is that and let's not listen to gather together would be to what was said just one quote. used to you
or europe or huge. so european politicians taking part in antigovernment protests in another country will take on this. first and foremost i don't know if those politicians for of from poland the right to speak on behalf of poland and on behalf of the polish authorities because as far as i know no one neither the president neither the prime minister have entitled them to speak and voice the polish. polish of the sole opinion about the events in kiev second i don't know if mr prout i shave each had the right to speak on behalf of european parliament because i asked for as i know european parliament has also not voted for any let's say one sided resolution which would be in support of excuse me of those protesting now on the square of independence so i think this is
rather a kind of private or individual initiative of some of the polish politicians we also know that the leader of the biggest opposition party from poland kaczynski the leader of law and justice party also visited kiev those days so i think they're trying to get some more political out the other here in poland for the polish public opinion done to earn some points on the international arena so i wouldn't really seriously worry about they are speeches but of course their speeches are let's say at least intolerable if we look at that point of view of the diplomatic relations between the two countries if we look at it from the point of view that means that i share with you the deputy speaker of european parliament and he hasn't had the right to voice the opinion of the whole european parliament i guess i'm not
so sure should the opposition succeed in overthrowing big government that in ukraine do you think that the e.u. well wants to associate with such a turbulent nation as ukraine. i guess that for the moment being any kind of association and first and foremost signing of the deep and comprehensive free trade agreement with between us and ukraine to be kind of suicide economic suicide for the ukrainian side first and foremost because if we look at. the things which have happened during the last few months i mean during the conflict i mean that the economic conflict between russia and ukraine it was a clear proof that the ukraine's economy is very closely connected to russia these are the ties. have remained from the soviet times with perfectly know that ukraine is part of the post solve it economic area which is now integrating in the into
eurasia integrating block so we can tell only that the european union is not capable to compensate all the losses economic losses financial losses and we say ukraine and ukrainian government but also ukrainian industry would encounter in case of. cooperation with the european union so i guess that first and foremost even the opposition. if you don't come to power in the coming months wouldn't be ready to sign the their deep and come free comprehensive trade agreement with the european union if it would study possible results of such an agreement as well as of the association agreement so i just guess that they use this rhetoric these let's say so-called pro european rhetorics and therefore they are internal causes to cause the internal crises and of course calls early elections
perhaps next year and this course k. would have to leave a bad fortune to direct the european center of your brain analysis thank you very much indeed. some opposition figures in ukraine are labeling the unrest a new revolution to overthrow the current government but professor mark armand a historian at oxford university says the passionate rhetoric heard in kids independence square doesn't resonate well always with all ukrainians we should be careful of attributing what's going on to the majority of people i suspect that the tragedy of the greatest great majority of people rather passive and certainly rather dissolution about politics with both son equation the risk now is that we have a politics of two minorities and it may be that the group on the streets with kind of paramilitary nationalist support from the west not just western men but also from some of the european union countries they feel they've got the strobes stage
of kind of who the source was in the one time or the 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 viable state. ukraine side it needed time to sort out its ever growing foreign debt and work out how to fund a modernization program kiev said this would have helped save jobs before it entered into any deal with the easy but foreign policy analyst veronica question in cover things the e.u. won't let you crane profit from europe's economy. as european union officials and has a few rypien states try to explain the advantage yourself european membership to. the police from the cold and even a few ukrainian products there would be able to penetrate the european market and
there is only one explanation for that is that there would be none indeed the european market is it's a very protected market and it is actually the ukrainian market that europe needs particularly in this time of in economic crisis so it is ukraine is viewed as an extension of the european market and of course we're keeping an eye on the situation in kiev on r.c. dot com where you can find updates as well as the latest these ears and photos and also got a detail timeline of events there in case you missed anything. weary of what they see as the broken promises of britain's ruling functions x. rays so laying the foundation of a new term that's left us a party it's
a ways to revive the working class ideals to the labor party which they say now only caters to big business to us our senior finds out whether the time is right for change there. so this area right here in front of the house of parliament the house of commons will see the numerous protests from those who are gets the bedroom a sturdy measures or the very high cost of living that's simply unsustainable for many of this country the two thousand and thirteen little social attitudes survey that found that about seventy five percent of people here the political system is not working for them so they're disenchanted dissolution and i'm looking for another solution to gather here the sound of the office of the left unity party hoping the creation of this party will give a voice to those who feel like resented by the current government we conservatives and stooges launch 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 have a project to lift people in poverty if that's the best they can do with their
economy then we can think of it better where would it be ok although she's been quoted the say the u.k. and the campus party have done all the right by creating a party the seriously challenged conservatives who want to do on the left now they acknowledge that change will not come overnight 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 that which they feel simply do not exist within the walls of these institutions. reporting from london are still. now dogs they left us a policy will be eager to point time as the day would come around has gathered some of britain's richest businessmen and industrialists around for a trip to china and after the break we're poor from the visit where the prime minister is going into overdrive to secure beijing's favor on account.
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find out more visit actuality. this is also international welcome back a year after amazing the dalai lama said piers human rights concerns have taken a backseat as david cameron works to secure investment from china the british prime minister is in a state visit with more than a hundred businessmen in tow bed desperate for beijing's favor david cameron lavished praise on china stressing at every ten that britain was its best friend in europe the pm even promised surpassingly champion beijing's interests in europe that's off the china pledged millions to buy a share in the u.k.'s nuclear industry europeans are more guarded fearing that
a restrictive trade would give china too much power european parliament member questions david cameron's motives that. trying is clearly a very big and important power in the increasingly important if you want any country in the world to secure there's an opportunity. because if it cameron is saying that there should be an 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 line tare with the european union there's absolutely nothing david cameron can do for a less he's actually saying to china that we're certain to leave. and still ahead figure this out leaving the promised land for good. in israel for me at least life was like every day going towards. ambitious israelis a line up the head of the seas the struggling economy at home pushing them to seek
money and prospects abroad. and then controllable for one corsica again is threatening to leave the whole nation short of water and the country's capital has almost chewed itself dry already as art has less account for half an hour reports. it's midday in sun not like clockwork each afternoon these now means fill up with people behind cut oh my god is the essence of nature if we don't chew 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 countless realities and plenty of customers of
a second so this is about five dollars worth of caught stealing the substance moving around the national past time somebody will say i'm national a dataset i know already having a lot of addiction comes out of a hole one that the country as a whole is that is it ok for the idea to logically yemen has no shortage of problems but a shortage of water could make some not the first world capital to run dry current is one of the main culprits. yemen is chewing itself to death and the country has limited water resources ninety three percent of the extract of water goes to agriculture and that's mostly to grow pot 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 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 two more are on the verge. in some know 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 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 saddam out of what went in this his actions on the water it's a matter of definitions now. and that's not just some countries that have the most serious what the problem in the world. it's a race against time and one that yemen is losing but here the evenings belong to cart men gathered together to talk smoke any true those are chosen the speak for
a country that has precious few of them and for now escaping the water places they simply have to wait another day. to seek our front of our t.v. sanaa yemen. for some more global headlines for you this hour protesters have been involved in a violent clashes with things in the thai capital running battles erupted as demonstrators continued to demand the prime minister's resignation but to unglue question a lot is refusing to step down saying it would be a cost few tional over the weekend large protests brought parceled by incompetence standstill. sounds of opposition activists have marched in hunter is to return there for sure results of this week's national election they say the vote was rigged on the back candidate c m r castro is the rightful winner should lead the procession following the coffin of a party supporter who was killed by security forces hours before the demonstration
began. young israelis are streaming out of their home country to start a life in green economic pastures and as paul is clear reports now this is ratcheting up the tension between those who stay and those who go. their ancestors may have courted the promised land but more and more young israelis are seeking their fortunes far from its golden shaws 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 crazy
a certain role but it's not something that should limit ourselves that should limit but the debate was read knighted after two of this year's nobel prize winners in chemistry were israelis who left for the states and embarrassing reminder of the extent to which local talent has fled very bible 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 calm you can relax you can sit quiet you can sleep. like that or you 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 vernon is more convenient actually it pissed me off. to read this comment on line 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 does well two years ago with his ecuadorian wife after giving israel a try he decided to leave for her country if israel was in such a complicated economically. i wouldn't have left. tens of thousands of israelis live today abroad to israel's finding fathers it's a sad lament goodbye to the beloved country. r.t.e. tel aviv. a look at the lives of military families who lost their loved ones coming up next.
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 the 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 in 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 opinion. talking about language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports. like what is the new i will leave the state to comment on your latter point i'm. sick yet a car is on the dock you know. no more weasel. when you need a direct question the proof for a change when you know you should be ready for a. pretty speech little had to fit into my.