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context is absolute. protesters and police in ukraine brace themselves for another night with the government building under siege there are fears sunday's massacre could be repeated . russia's president putin says ukrainian opposition is able to control the protests which has now become a breeding ground for extremism plus. battles here in the. part of the equation this party will give a voice to those who feel. the current. british leftists return to grass roots in a challenge to what they called a rotten establishment that is sold out from the country's working class ideals. and afghanistan's president says the u.s. is holding back aid to pressure him into signing a deal which would let american troops stay in the country beyond twenty forty.
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from a studio central moscow was just this is international ukraine's prime minister says the mass protests in the country's capital have gone be legitimate demonstrations he says opposition politicians have radicalized them and driving them forward the crowds in kiev a swelling again following violence last night there now reports rioters are preparing to storm the parliament building. as this report. well this may be a fraction of what we saw on sunday now in the streets of kiev on sunday there were literally more than a hundred thousand people at the very least and some estimates even reached a million people it's just a few but the situation is still pretty tense with protesters barricading themselves in central city unwilling to go anywhere and recent statements by the
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prime minister are adding more fuel to the fire he said i quote that the fact that the protesters overtook some governmental buildings is a clear sign of an attempted coup d'etat in the country and he also said that's another quote that don't think we don't have the means to restore order in the city it would take us only ten minutes to again access to the government building again and of quote but on the other hand he also said that the government was ready to sit at the same table with the opposition to negotiate a plan how to work this political crisis out and he also promised that a peaceful protesters will not be touched by the special forces by the police and also warning statements coming from the other side of political landscape in ukraine from the opposition one of their leaders said that he expected the police to storm the city administration building the one which the protesters captured yesterday certainly the hell which broke loose on a sunday it's changed the whole protest dramatically the protests which started essentially about the refusal of the government to sign the euro so see
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a sion deal and lot of talk right now is who actually stood behind the violence the unprecedented violence which we saw at the president's office building on sunday let's take a look at my report last week it was all about the willingness to be in europe this time ukrainians are suggesting their president should burn in hell the language of the protest changed dramatically after last friday's dispersal of a peaceful protest. it's still not completely clear who incited the violent attacks on city hall and the president's office some accuse all true right wing supporters of the say it was provoked it says whoever it was the group was prepared and very well organized. from us with. those who have organized the protests before the protests we have heard about the activity south. and buses and geos financed and supported by different countries by foreign countries so we see that this is the kind of president exerted by external sources for the ukrainian
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government for ukraine and how far it is to think once again have about. toys which ties is geopolitical choice which geo economical ties would be right and better for ukraine adding fuel to the debate around who masterminded the clash is the continuous a period so if you are a peon politicians. the vice president of the european parliament a prominent politician from and the leader of the polish opposition all made their mark at the rallies. these people on the streets are a great asset to the opposition there are huge arguments in the discussions with president. for now he doesn't want to begin to accept the fact that they are essentially on the ground in kiev cheerleading the protesters on calling for a revolution in the country this is a tantamount to the regime change that has been called for in german newspapers this is
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a most agree just violation of the united nations charter and international law violation of sovereignty and the not interference in the domestic affairs of other states and i think russia cannot take the whole world community cannot take this. act lightly. some in ukraine believe that these protests could go well beyond just words and disturbances on the streets the people in the street very often are not rational because you are very difficult to control the crowd once you get to one hundred thousand two hundred fifty thousand two hundred thousand it takes all really a mind of its own and becomes text it can become extremely violent protests. since have firmly barricaded themselves in central kiev saying they would not leave until both the president and the government step down with that scenario being highly unlikely the fate of the country is once again hanging by a thread. the r.t. reporting from ukraine russia's president putin said he believes ukraine's
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opposition is no longer able to control the situation and says the e.u. deal is only being used as an excuse to overthrow the leadership. number was really as i see it was going on in kiev has little to do with ukraine's relations with the e.u. it's an internal political process the opposition destabilizing the legitimately elected leadership which moreover was going on doesn't look like a revolution but a well planned action but i think they were prepared for the presidential elections in spring twenty fifteen had to start early we can see well prepared and organized militant groups the opposition is either not always in control of what's going on or is of political shroud for extremist actions and legal expert alexander mccurry suspect him earlier he says the opposition jumped very quickly from demanding an e.u. trade deal to trying to overthrow the government. it's quite clear now that what what is being demanded is the overthrow of the government the overthrow of
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a democratically elected legitimate government and president the president made a decision and the government made a decision about twelve days ago that they were not going to go ahead with a trade agreement with the european union now they're forty entitle to do that if people don't agree don't agree with that decision then the right way to deal with that is to campaign it in in an election which is only about fourteen months away for the government to be changed democratically according to the law and the constitution and for the new president whoever he is to then go ahead with this proposed with this agreement but what he's looking at now is only completely different we're looking at a demand for the president and the prime minister and the government to be removed from power by people in the streets ukraine said it needed time to sort out its ever growing forand and work out how to fund the modernization program he have said this would have helped safeguard jobs before it entered into any deal with the e.u.
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but foreign policy analysts from a question of a thinks the e.u. won't let you crane profit from europe's economy. there's some european union as he shoals and heads of humor paean states try to explain the and then teach yourself european membership to the ukrainians the solution they couldn't even if you ukrainian president there would be able to penetrate the european market and there is only one explanation for that there would be none indeed the european market is very protected market and it is actually the ukrainian market that europe needs particularly in the time of an economic crisis so it is ukraine is viewed as an extension of the european market the protesters weren't impressed by the ukrainians president's promise to restart
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discussions on the e.u. trade deal which lies at the root of the unrest let's take a look at how the situation has unfolded over the past couple of weeks it all began in kiev be on november the twenty first that soon after the government said it was suspending that major trade deal with the e.u. rallies on the capital's independence square lasted another week with several thousand demonstrators and police occasionally engaging in scuffles well on friday night however security forces ran out of patience and raided the camp using sheer force to disperse the crowds authorities were quick to ban any protests in the city center but this is only serve to encourage activists your position to the day to regroup and left the square only to return in the hundreds of thousands to retake the heart of the capital and call for a revolution when other protesters control the mayor's office they've tried to and are demanding he resigns along with the entire government we're keeping an eye on the situation there in kiev an r.t.
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dot com there you can find all the news updates as well as the most striking videos and photos from the protests and rioting. well protests continue unabated in ukraine spain is making sure it never happens there insulting the spanish state burning its flag or even filming police officers could soon land you with fines as heavy as thirty thousand euros draft laws passed by parliament being described as perhaps the most draconian anti protest bills in europe and you could analysts we go and hear what other told me how people are reacting to this certain political groups are already talking of protesting against the horse so it could cause it could go exactly the other way around it will cause more demonstrations what is causing controversy among other things of this law the fact that spain does not have really a problem of violence in the streets this is different from our country and even
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the other aspects of the law which deals with security in general spain has one of the lowest crime rates in europe so obviously many people are thinking that the government simply wants to stifle dissent the time in of these two law actually criticized with a series of scandals involving police officers who had acted brutally even of course into this recently that was filmed by someone where passer by with his mobile phone and i've filled me in has become the main proof in the trial for these policemen so again people clearly feel the temptation to see a connection between the two things. weary of what they see is the broken promises of britain's ruling factions activists are laying the foundation of a new alternative left unity party same as to revive the working class ideals of the labor party which they say now only caters to big business to find out whether the time is right for change this area right here in front of the house of
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parliament the house of commons the scene of protest from those who are against the bedroom. or the very high cost of living that's simply unsustainable for many in this country the two thousand and thirteen british social attitudes survey found that about seventy five percent of people here the political system is not working for them so they're disenchanted disillusioned looking for another solution to hear the sound of the office of the left unity party hoping that the creation of this party will give a voice to those who feel unsafe presented 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 most of the european countries have a car to the left people in poverty if that's the best they can with the economy we can think of it but it has been quoted as saying that what the u.k.
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independence party had done all the right by creating a party that seriously challenged conservatives they want to do on the left the change will not come overnight but if anything what movements like this highlight is that increasing trend of citizens reaching a point where they are looking for an alternative which they feel simply do not exist within the walls of the. reporting from london. the left unity party will be eager to point out that david cameron has gathered some of britain's richest businessmen and industrialists around him for a trip to china after the break reporter on a visit where the prime minister is going into overdrive to secure beijing's favor and cash. and a drinking problem and that's addiction to a single drug in yemen is being blamed for a nationwide shortage of water. this
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to find out more visit our big. afghan president has accused washington of holding back deliveries of fuel and. says the u.s. is trying to pressure him into signing a security deal which would allow american troops to stay in afghanistan after twenty fourteen. has the details. washington is very determined to sign the pact by the end of this year in order for u.s. troops not to withdraw completely from of ghana stand by the end of twenty fourteen the deal that the u.s. is pushing forward would leave fifteen thousand troops behind when the assembly of afghan elders afghan tribal leaders most recently endorsed the security deal with the u.s. president karzai indicated that he was not in a hurry to sign it and now he accuses the u.s.
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of quote applying pressure and creating dependency by cutting off fuel supplies to several army and police units the afghan military now heavily relies on the coalition read the u.s. food fuel vehicles logistics and other supplies karzai has hardly been an independent leader after all he owes his power to the us and now he faces the challenge of showing his people that he can stand up for them despite this dependency washington makes it very difficult for him every week or so sometimes more often we hear president karzai demand the u.s. stop killing civilians last week he condemned a u.s. drone strike that reportedly killed a toddler he said american forces are not respecting the life and safety of afghan people's houses now the immunity of u.s. forces from prosecution is the key part of this deal afghans demand justice and when civilians get killed what they get is apologies sometimes not even that and homemade karzai as well as the majority of afghans are now saying apologies are not
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enough for him relations and others using per year member of the on zip code and i spoke to him earlier he said the one thing you know to afghans is their hatred of the u.s. occupation. because i government is ultimately a puppet government of the united states and well have a hard time surviving without american and other aid from other nato countries but obviously the occupation is so hated karzai has to continually posture and show that he is an independent figure which makes it difficult so you know it's hard to tell because that said that's a fine line for him to walk in the general sense afghan people oppose the occupation but the taliban has not been able to emerge as the single force of the afghan people so i think it's a divided country on a number of different issues but i think certainly the occupation the continuation of the occupation does not favor any government that allows that to go forward in terms of the drone strikes the night raids and so on scrutiny from fefe rights groups and even governments may not be enough to help catalyze abused workers
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international want to say nothing's been done about the terrible labor conditions facing migrant workers building stadiums the twenty twenty two football will come we hear from one of the inspectors in just a few minutes from now. first an uncontrollable first for one narcotic in yemen is threatening to leave the whole nation short of water and the country's capital is almost dry already as artie's lucy coming off reports. it's midday in sun up like clockwork each afternoon these now means fill up with people behind cut down while 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 choose what than ninety percent of men according to the world health organization at this market countless realities and
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plenty of customers. have a second so this is about five dollars worth of thoughts showing the substance moving around the national past time somebody will say and national identity that i know already having a lot of addiction comes out of a hole one that the country as a whole but most of 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 the country is limited water resources and ninety three percent of the extract of water goes to agriculture and that's mostly to grow proud 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
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in the faster these trees grow but even here it's taking its toll of the thirty wells that serve in this village ten have already gone dry and two more are on the verge. in some 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 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 . out of water and tennis has actually run out of water it's a matter of definitions now. and that's not just some it's the country we have the most serious what's the problem in the world. it's a race against time and one that young men is losing but here the evenings belong to cart men gathered together to talk smoke and chew their chosen a scapes for
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a country that has precious few of them and for now escaping the water crisis will simply have to wait another day. to seek our final r t sonar yemen. qatar has reported done nothing about the horrendous conditions migrant workers are forced to toil under despite global outrage a team from the international trade union confederation visited the country which is set to host the twenty twenty two football world cup and described how they were shocked by tales of terror you see general secretary sharon borrow told us just how bad the situation is. good time is a modern day slave states workers. are encouraged to go there they're invited him to come and work to help build this incredibly wealthy guitar they arrive to find the contractor torn out could be paid half of the wages they were
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promised we make with workers who of course. paid it all they haven't been paid for some seven months and when they actually being the work of the employer for money for themselves or their families back home he'll take out his wallet near give them you know a few dollars this is just an acceptable then of course then at the end of the contract or if they are under abuse or they can't work anymore for this employer trapped in the country because you need the same person who are on to the employer to actually sign your exit and give back your passport. it's well you can read more on the human price of victory football world cup at r.t. dot com right now we spoke exclusively to a german filmmaker who spent time in a qatari jail because of the uncomfortable questions he asked about workers' conditions at online to see what he had to say. seeing eyes of australia freshly suggest the fully signed up member of the anglo spears global spy network
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was eating its own citizens under close watch on the details. here after meeting the dalai lama it appears human rights concerns are taking a back seat for david cameron who is working to secure investment from china the british prime minister is on a state visit there with more than one hundred businessmen in tow and they are desperate for beijing's favor or david cameron lavish praise on china stressing at every turn that britain was its best friend in europe the pm even promised to personally champion beijing interests in europe and after china pledged millions to buy shares in the u.k.'s nuclear industry where europeans there were more guarded fearing that unrestricted trade would give china too much power european parliament member glyn ford questions david cameron's motives time is clearly a very big and important power in the increasingly important if you want any country in the world wants to see china as an opportunity. cue years that david
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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 was very firmly ruled out. trade competencies. at the moment like entirely with the european union the assumption nothing david cameron can do or unless he's actually saying to china that were certain to leave. young israelis are streaming out of their home country to start a life in greener economic pastures and as paula slim reports this is ratcheting up the tension between those who stay and those yugo. their ancestors may have called it the promise 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
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a word in hebrew for those israelis who leave your dream which means descending 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 plays a 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 left for the states an embarrassing reminder of the extent to which local talent has flowed 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 calm you can relax you can sit quiet you can
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sleep. like diary mini is rabies 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 burnin 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 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
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founding fathers it's a sad lament good bye to the beloved country policy r t tel aviv more news from unity in just over half an hour from now in the meantime putin of eloquence is his expert panel 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
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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 opinion.
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dramas that can't be ignored. stories others of the few still know six. places change rights not. to picture folks days. from or goes to. look. don't get me. hello and welcome to crossfire for all things considered on people about what is the fate of the house of saud its list of complaints against washington riyadh's well known protector is long and getting longer the saudis are furious over western
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dealings with iran disappointed that obama didn't bomb syria and determined to export its radical form of islam and one of its only real friends in the region is israel and given all of this can the house of saud afford what it calls an independent foreign policy. crosstalk saudi arabia i'm joined by my guest brian becker in washington he is the national coordinator of the answer coalition and in nashville we cross to mark levine he is a senior fellow with the truman national security project and a radio show host or a gentleman cross-talk rules in fact that means you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encourage you brian is it time for washington to tell saudi arabia to pound sand well i think it's been long established that the u.s. government considers the saudi government to be an indispensable ally not its only ally and perhaps now not its principal ally but certainly an important one.

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