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one hundred twenty three days. through. the cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand. in a record setting trip. a live torch relay. on r t r t. the ukrainian capital keep growing. opposition. meanwhile divisions in the country become more visible as people in the east make it clear they share the view. also british.
national security by exposing the government spying program. to its people. on the artistic director of the. international is coming to you live from moscow with. the news team here thanks for joining us. government protests in the ukrainian capital a keeping the situation on edge the main. square is being barricaded the official buildings are being
blockaded to be authorities though are not budging the country's prime minister has accused the opposition of trying to stage a coup not just trying to lead peaceful protests are in english goes following the latest in kenya well at this point we have had several hundred people actually staying overnight at the independence square in the center of kiev and i've just seen quite a large for session coming from one end of the square that's behind me all the way to the opposite we are being told that there are several hundred people that's what it looks like who are heading towards the country's parliament the rod garren is saying that they in turn have heard rumors that there could be a possible tempts to essentially take over as the protesters have been taking over the government buildings and in fact that is the goal of the opposition they want to take full control of all the government buildings and all the government offices in the country's capital what is important to keep in mind however is that until now the focus has been largely on the country's capital. whereas in fact the
country as of now seems to be rather divided various regions of course in ukraine carry different allegiances and this is what this report is about the european union flags burning trash bins give to teenagers and the world revolution passed around like a football this is kiev but what about other parts of ukraine where people have a different opinion about what's good for the country and what isn't. how many revolutions did we have in ukraine seven. bring us. together old people and students and use them so unpleasant i don't even want to talk about it right now the opposition is trying to sell the drive for e.u. integration as the choice of all the trees and polls show that there's an equal split between the pro european west of the country and the east and south which are historically much more pro russian if people want to live like they do in europe
they must work like they do in europe they should not be just school and work for the sake of being out on the street. in the e.u. we must meet certain criteria and that the moment we are simply not up to parts of the european standards in the way we produce things. so far do you claim the leadership has shown no sign of giving in quite the opposite the president the parliament and the cabinet remain firmly in place so perhaps the forecasts of an impending doom could be premature it is a god r t. and as i read it was mentioning that the demands of the demonstrators in kiev are not exactly shared by people in the east of the country and now thousands of taken into the streets that avoids support for the authorities and the decision to suspend the trade deal with the e.u. a recent polls show the country is sharply divided on the issue now more than seventy percent of those living in the west of ukraine favoring the deal with the
european union while those same pro e.u. moves are now shared by less than thirty percent in the east earlier i discussed this and other issues affecting the events in ukraine with political analyst dmitri baggage. the majority of ukrainians want to retain good relations with russia and the problem is that no one has read almost no one has read in ukraine the so-called agreement with the us because it is more than von thousand pages long and it is north accessible even on the internet dimitri there are some senior politicians that gave extra impetus to the protests by addressing the crowds in independence square i know it's very noisy where you are right now but let's have a quick listen to what they had to say. is this to tell you who are part of europe and we will sue poor over the years they still are the european union needs you and you need the european union and if you needed you would be with your.
dimitri what so what's your take on this there are already some analysts that are saying that is direct interference in the country's internal affairs. there is no doubt that this is direct interference you know when the form of polish prime minister yes left the team steve comes and speaks at the independence square i think this is directed to feel rich into the internal affairs of your green imagine a russian official coming to kiev and doing the see that will be a scandal i'm sure there will be a war some statements from brussels sunday one from washington so we have a clear double standard there you know the european union of the united states they're very sensitive about ukrainian independence and so very clear when they need to protect it from russia but they don't respect ukrainian independence and sovereignty and. how when there is some e.u. or american influence. now the current unrest in ukraine is far from spontaneous
and is no longer inspired by the failure of the trade deal with the e.u. russia's president commenting on that in common on the ongoing protests in the neighboring country stressing the events look like they were masterminded for the next presidential election numbers really are. going on in kiev has little to do with ukraine's relations with the e.u. moreover it doesn't look like a revolution but a well planned action we can see well prepared and organized militant groups the opposition is either not always in control of what's going on or it's a political shroud for extremist actions and a both the government and the opposition agree the violent riots were deliberately instigated when they differ on who's behind them a prominent foreign affairs analyst dr service critic of which he says the authorities had nothing to gain from such tactics we need the question.
who gains and it is obvious that the government has nothing to gain by escalating violence the government is actually hoping that it will gradually die down the only people who have a vested interest in provoking violence are the protesters themselves or to put it more precisely those who are behind the organized aspect of the protests because it would work wonders both in the western media and in the end of the cove each segment of the ukrainian population who have the marches of the so-called peaceful protests who are being suddenly be savaged by the police no that scenario simply does not sound convincing in my opinion the violence this being instigated is perhaps by the fringe elements of the protesters but certainly not by the government because they have nothing to gain. and we will of course be bringing
you more updates from ukraine and expert opinion on the situation throughout the day bear in mind though you can always keep an eye on the developments by logging onto r.t. dot com where you can find some of the most startling photos and videos of the protests. it's r.t. international to the u.k. we go where the editor of the guardian newspaper is due to appear before the house of commons over publishing edward snowden's revelations on global surveillance of the country's security services claimed public access to the documents has eroded national security but investigative journalist tony gosling told us the secret service agency itself that should be facing a growing but they're doing is they're informing the public on criminal activity by our own intelligence services g c h q particularly because other newspapers and people have been doing it over the last few years this is absolute rubbish i'm
afraid when in front of the intelligence and security committee the bosses of m i five m i six and q were giving their evidence we hard we were asking them for evidence that there's been any kind of threat to national security and you know what they said oh we could tell you in secret this is no real evidence they don't have any evidence they've been caught out acting criminally and we've got no proper oversight whatsoever of our intelligence services right now our intelligence services even though they completely failed us on iraq in other ways have risen in power their their budgets after the cold war doubling and it's absolutely ridiculous to see the. parliamentarian starting to interview the messenger shooting the messenger is what they're trying to do today and they're not going to succeed or let's walk through the story now here on r.t. international the guardian made its first public revelations based on snowden's materials at the beginning of the summer it was. then soon after that in july the
police knocked on the door demanding all the league data be handed over and what would become a common occurrence followed the paper was then warned of legal action against it then in august david miranda a partner to one of the guardian's colonists was arrested accused of trying to bring in fresh material on the n.s.a. n.g.c. h.q. in a symbolic move the newspaper destroyed the computer hard drives which contain some of the secret data so here we are now waiting for the editor of the guardian to go before pays well it's good to have you with us here on r.t. international today plenty more for you to come just a bit later in the program. david cameron visits beijing tweets in mandarin in promotes closer trade links between the u.k. and china many of the british chinese working in these shops and restaurants say that the immigration crackdown in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very well the. president accuses nato of applying pressure to allow
to have you with us here on t.v. today. if you are just joining us welcome to the program here on r.t. international the acid. the bolshoi has reached its conclusion a russian courts found a leading ballet soloist in his two a couple is guilty of the attack on the company's artistic director but in a culture about our life here on the program to give us the details on this subject you know the verdicts are in on a case that well just about everybody found utterly horrifying.
right well rory as you just saw the bolshoi theatre leading soloist private has been found guilty and i must remind you the acid attack on the theatres artistic director research the fill in now the prosecutors earlier asked for a nine year sentence but such is the gravity of these charges that miter janko may face up to twelve years in jail and now the actual chances of being delivered as we speak as well as to the two other fellow defendants were also found guilty and taking part in this attack of course this case has tarnished the reputation of russia's bolshoi theater that last year reopened after a spectacular refurbishment but some of the shine has been taking up to the theater by these scans so now i've been looking back at this opposition rushes bally history let's have a look. at the final act in a case as dark as anything to grace the famous stage an acid attack that exposed to
the world that russia stop theater in reality as a battle of filled where the struggle for glory when the curtains for the all songs in the theatres artistic director sid gay fill in that almost made him blind shocked the world leaving the question who was the mastermind behind it so the selling was returning home after an evening at the theatre world gala to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with a scoff called out filling his name and right after that through some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him ever later a court appearance for len described the. as unbearable and terrifying he was the last suffering in agony and the snow right outside this building it was late at night and it took him some time to get help and more than twenty operations before he showed his face in public again from the start of our show officials and investigators believe they are solid had come from inside the bali community two
months later the rest of leading soloist by the make the change go often in his career the onstage villain playing everything from von rothbart and swan lake to even the terrible he was accused of planning the attack in court need to change the admitted he didn't want to rough up felon but said he did not in town for acid to be thrown into his face i organized the state of crime but not on the scale that it turned out. in georgia vanity rumors incineration even violence the dark underbelly of the bolshoi place and the spotlight. it will take a while to reste or the last or this famous and situation i don't wish no artsy muska. and a quick reminder that of course r.t. daughter called always has plenty more stories for you among them we tell you of the grave revelations about the preparations for the football world cup in qatar
that's as an international committee sounds the alarm over the conditions for migrant workers saying the lives of four thousand of them are in danger if no changes are made. plus when the purchasing something online make sure you read the small print and think twice before posting a negative review could now land you away for free falling. in. the meantime here on the program going soft on human rights in tibet and tweeting in mandarin just some of david cameron's latest moves to win the good graces of the chinese the british prime minister is in beijing on the largest ever trade mission to the country whispering sweet words into the is over officials there. some in europe and elsewhere see the world changing and want to shut china off behind the bamboo curtain of trade barriers britain wants to trade barriers and open britain
is the ideal for an opening china but back home in the united kingdom the chinese residents say they don't feel quite as welcome london's chinatown is frequently raided by the u.k. border agency so we dispatched. to go check it out. according to the local association here in london's chinatown immigration officials would visit the eateries here once or twice a week but it wasn't for the food i did but that is just one of the restaurants raided by the u.k. border agent same if you imagine. enjoying you know your meal with your friends your family some uniformed people. we don't know so we know what's going on and on the one hand the stuff we have to deal with a customer and they don't know what's happening in the near that they're being questioned by these guys who may not have a tent for themselves in the u.k.
border agency insists that any immigration checks that carries out looking for illegal workers are always intelligence led but this is up and down this street say that legal procedure is one followed cheering the raids in fact some of them didn't result in any arrests whatsoever but the frequency and the reports it's heavy handedness of the immigration officials led to precedented to action all of the businesses here shut down in protest against what they said was discrimination from the u.k. border agents same consensus the genuine frustration and the level of the threat of. the level of. was reflected in the number of people who decided to close the business to support the action since the protests to take place community leaders have met with the
u.k. border agency to discuss the way in which the raids i'm told while david cameron visits beijing sweets in mandarin and promotes closer trade links between the u.k. and china many of the british chinese working in these shops and restaurants many of whom of work to for generations say that the immigration clamp down in london this chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome. azzi. your slower than hoped for recovery from recession is one of the factors making course chinese money but another european country is quickly bouncing back from the crisis iceland has announced a major mortgages write down scheme to speed up its growth even further. we had a big chat about it. the icelandic government they're going to inject one and a quarter billion u.s. dollars to help people who are really struggling with higher costs of living so what they're going to do is they're going to get this money it's going to be in
more good pay downs another half in tax exemptions it's going to help one hundred thousand people which probably doesn't sound a great deal but that's actually a third of the population of iceland some people say that since two thousand and eight iceland has actually come rather a long way it has done very much so we rewind the clock it was pretty much a disaster the first domino to fall in the whole financial crash and we had international debt six times higher than the country's g.d.p. which is pretty startling stock market plunged ninety percent inflation surged eighteen percent we had unemployment rising nine fall that's just to give you an idea of what happened so the government they stepped up and this is what they did so they decided to go against what the rest of europe was doing so they paid off consumer loans first of all that's a person they desired to do they forgave mortgages as well so again they helped out the people that were struggling they burned bondholders instead of using taxpayers'
money again the opposite of a lot of what the european union decide is they aren't interested in some of the bankers in prison. they did indeed so they did go against it and also want to remind you that they've paid their i.m.f. loans back ok they're still in germany session there's a long way to go but if we consider the situation they were in in two thousand and eight it's quite a comeback. i let's get some global have headlines for you in brief. time the thai government and opposition have agreed on a truce for the next days protesters are now leaving the prime minister's office which they turned off the police removed barricades and allowed the crowds in the nine days of confrontation to have left four people dead respond by the proposed i'm going to steve bill for a former prime minister who was ousted in two thousand and six over the abuse of power. alleged boko haram militants have attacked an air force base in nigeria
at least twenty four gunmen in two gods have been killed during the battles but more casualties among personnel on the base feared authorities have imposed a twenty four hour curfew around the site and in nearby city the attack comes a week after the nigerian military bombarded boko haram hideouts right along the border with cameroon. now afghanistan's accuse the united states so forcing it into an unfair contract with nato by cutting off fuel supplies to the country's security forces president karzai recently rejected washington's deal to let the alliance's troops stay after twenty fourteen and now says pressure is being applied to drag him back in. reporting now on why kabul refused to sign the deal in the first place . in the war getting out as often harder than going in and nowhere does that hold more true than in afghanistan president obama promised to withdraw combat forces by the end of
twenty fourteen. full responsibility for their security in this war to a responsible. but the two countries have been at all odds over a deal that would keep some u.s. troops past that deadline washington wants the pact signed before the end of the year it's imperative that we conclude the bilateral security agreement as soon as possible but afghan president hamid karzai says not until the u.s. cleans up its act so the issue of. sovereignty and detentions and the continued presence of international forces and afghan villages and the very conduct of the war itself. the simmering tensions have erupted into a war of words on sunday karzai accuse the u.s. of deliberately withholding fuel supplies to pressure him into signing the deal the nato led force in afghanistan says that's simply not true and it's not the only
spat a u.s. drone strike last week killed a toddler and injured two women the top u.s. commander formally apologized but karzai wants a different apology one from president obama himself for harm done to afghan civilians during the war the u.s. response don't hold your breath there is not a need for the united states to apologize to afghanistan quite the contrary we have sacrificed and supported them in their democratic progress and in tackling the insurgency and al qaeda but the insurgency isn't over and in parts of afghanistan residents are caught between hatred of international forces and fear of the taliban this man says he lost two sons in an errant nato attack. my children feel fear when they see a helicopter and run away to the rooms there is a lot of fear. but once the sun goes down another threat emerges on that any what night the taliban run there is the district government is just there in maine but
there is no real security. and afghan forces are still heavily dependent on the last. of the us troops stop helping us as there are a lot of threats against us in the region will be facing big problems although afghan tribal leaders endorse the pact karzai says he won't sign until after the spring elections and that's only if washington meets his demands among them ending u.s. troop raids on afghan homes and agreeing to peace talks with the taliban if the deal is torpedoed that could mean no more u.s. soldiers but it could also jeopardize billions of dollars in aid leading some to accuse karzai of putting the country's security at risk in order to score political points at home lucy catherine of r.t.e. moscow it's been a pleasure having you with us here on r.t. international today i'm rover sushi and half an hour you'll be asked about all of us here but between then and it's going to be mad max the car is
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chairman of the federal reserve bank of course and his fellow financial parasites have replaced the origins of capital allocation and price discovery with their own slow the report parasitic throw but if you remove that zone here guys apart from the fish the hose does florida's know it's own. but what happens when you remove the burnt embarrass from the system. those are all to do we're going to have to ask this question max but first i want to look at the actual headline about this tongue eating pod absurd creature of the week this parasite eats officious tongue and takes its place here is the image of it and you see this is called the same oath the exude you are a tongue eating ice a pod and it targets a fish by infiltrating his gills getting into his tongue and replacing it and of course you can see that as an analogy for many systems around our world whether it's the food system the political system we have.