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barca's indecision l.b. ukrainian wowing the government's lines the opposition for its methods and accuses it of attempting a coup. meanwhile divisions in the country become more visible as people in the in the east make it clear they don't share the views being voiced in kiev central square. also the south british and peas are said to be real the guardians of the secret service allegations the paper damaged national security by exposing the government spying program. also while true europe's trying to concepts way out of a recession with crippling austerity iceland's going down a different path i'm getting money to its people to speed recovery.
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and guilty as charged of course and mosco convicts the bolshoi ballet's leading soloist over the answers outside of the artistic director of the fields. international news live from moscow you're watching also international with me as you national thanks for joining us. government protests in the ukrainian capital are keeping this iteration on edge with the main square barricaded and official buildings blockaded as the country's parliament is debating a no confidence vote in the government the prime minister in turn has accused the opposition of trying to stage a coup. i'm going to follow the developments in kiev well at this point we have had several hundred people actually staying overnight at the independence square in the
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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 rada it aren't just saying that they in turn have heard rumors that there could be a possible temps 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 kerry different allegiances and this what this report is about european union flags burning trash bins get to teenagers and the world revolution passed around like
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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. we gathered people and students and used 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 but recent 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 to school and work for the sake of being out on the street. to be in the e.u. we must meet certain criteria and that the moment we are simply not up to par to the european standards in the way we produce things. so far do you claim your
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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 forecast of an impending doom could be premature it is r t t of. a mention the demands of the demonstrators in care are not exactly shared by people in these two the country thousands have taken to the streets that savoy support for the authorities and their decision to suspend the trade deal with the e.u. recent polls show the country is sharply divided on the shirt was 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 action by less than thirty percent in the east so many come pad the current events in ukraine to the mass parsers that almost a decade ago that ended in the so-called orange revolution but john locke and director of studies at the institute of democracy and corporation in paris says
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that despite similar signals the same outcome is unlikely. the rumors of a coup are to be taken with some seriousness but i would be surprised if the events of two thousand and four the orange revolution could be repeated i think it would be difficult for the pro western forces in ukraine to pull off the same trick twice some seen a e.u. politicians rushed to kiev as when to express their support for the opposition and let's now have a listen together that what's been said in independence square that. used to do you are born to europe and we will support huge over the years the european union needs you and you need the european union and if you needed you would be able to go around i so see your take on this deal saying such interference in the country's internal affairs is justified that absolutely not
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it's absolutely disgraceful for european politicians to travel this way as they did ten years ago when members of the european parliament and other people from the e.u. including of course particularly polish representatives played a very important role in disrupting the electoral process back at the time of the orange revolution it's very important to emphasize the role of poles specifically in this process with ukraine poland has always regarded ukraine as its backyard it has i would say neo imperialist designs on ukraine it wants ukraine to come into its orbit into the european orbit but mainly into its orbit so there's no incompatibilities between kaczynski has professed euro skepticism and his deep desire to effect this radical geopolitical change. but the government and their position agree violent riots were deliberately instigated but they differ on who's
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been behind them and this is the footage from the brutal storm of kiev city council at p. days ago the building was later proclaimed the headquarters of the revolution and a prominent foreign affairs analyst dr subject trip coverage says there so it has 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 enter your new code which segment of the ukrainian population who have the marches of the
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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 of course we'll bring you more on dave's from ukraine after but opinion on this situation there throughout the day plans you can always keep an eye on developments there by logging on to our website r.t. dot com where you will also find the most striking videos and photos from the project. the acid ballet drama at the bolshoi has reached its conclusion a russian court has found a leading ballet soloist and his two accomplices guilty of the outside on the
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company's artistic director. has the details. the bolshoi theater a leading soloist private has been found guilty and must remind you the acid attack on the theaters 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 may face up to twelve years in jail and now the actual johnson says are 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 theatre that last year reopened after a spectacular refurbishment but some of the shine has been taking up to the theater by the sky and 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
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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 is to fill in that almost made him blind shocked the world leaving the question who was the monster mind behind it sort of filling was returning home after an evening at the theatre world gallow to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with a scoff called out for liz name and right after that through some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him ever later a court appearance fell in describe the pain as unbearable and terrifying he was left 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 officials and investigators
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believe the assault had come from inside the bali community to muncie. later the arrest of leading soloist bible dmitrichenko often in his career the onstage villain playing average thing from vaughn rothbart and swan lake to yvonne the terrible he was accused of planning that attack in chord need to change to admit it he didn't want to rough up felon but sad 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. and george vanity rumors and scenery even violence the dark underbelly of the bolshoi placed and the spotlight. it will take a while to reste or the law of this famous and situation i do not question the arts moscow. here watching all scenes and rational the news continues after a very short break and go more for you in clear it's
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a. david cameron visits beijing tweets in mandarin and in from oh it's 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 welcome. gonna sell the president accuses nato of applying pressure to allow international forces to stay on its soil after that to pull out more and that's a place in the well. there's a legal shall we leave that maybe. by the sea motions she threw in the play you
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call it the musical. shoes that no one is there with the guests they deserve answers from. politics. dramas the truth being the worst. story others. think since changing the world. to pictures. from around the. globe. you're watching aussie international live from moscow welcome back. in the u.k.
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the ads so the guardian newspaper is due to appear before the house of commons of a publishing edward snowden's revelations on global surveillance the country's security services claim public access to the documents has a road of national security but investigative journalist tony gosling told us is this secret service agency itself that should be facing a growing. what they're doing is they're informing the public 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 q were giving their evidence we heard 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
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oversight whatsoever of intelligence services right now our intelligence services even though they completely failed us on iraq and 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. and let's walk through this story right now the guardian made its first public revelations based on snowden's materials at the beginning of this 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 warned of legal action against it that in organised david miranda a partner to one of the guardian's columnist was arrested accused of trying to bring in fresh materials on the n.s.a. and. in
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a symbolic move the newspaper destroyed the computer hard drives which contained some of the secret data and here we are now waiting for the editor of the guardian to go before. and we remind and. always has plenty more stories for you and among them will tell you all the grave revelations about the preparation of the football world cup in qatar that as the international community is sounds the alarm over the conditions for my. saying the lives of thousands are in danger if no changes m eight. the one purchasing something online to read this small print and think twice before posting a negative review is good now and you have to fight. going on on human rights in tibet and tweeting in monterrey and interest some of david cameron's latest moves to win the good graces of the chinese the british
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prime minister is in beijing on the largest ever trade mission to the country whispering sweet words into the ears of officials that. 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 idea for an opening china upon a time when the u.k. chinese residents say they don't feel as welcome london's chinatown is rated by the he border agency visit of the district. 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 aid but that is just one of the restaurants raided by the u.k. border agents say if you imagine. enjoying you know your meal with your friends
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your family uniformed people. who 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 or near that they're being questioned by these guys who may not have a tent for them so 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. is one followed jury in the raids in fact some of them didn't result in any arrests whatsoever but the frequency and the reported heavy handedness of the immigration officials led to precedented to action. shot down in protest against what they said was discrimination from the u.k. border agency or consensus the genuine frustration and the level of the threat of
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a fine go. on the level of. discontent the lord. flicked to in a number of people who decided to try 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 were handled but while david cameron visits beijing tweets 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 what different generations say that the immigration clampdown in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome. artsy london. a slower than hope to recovery from recession is one of the funks is making some course chinese money and while the u.k. and much of europe trying to bounce back would be helpful for playing cards
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a small nordic country has proven their reason other way iceland is writing off yet nor mortgage those for its people. john my colleague to discuss this. the icelandic government they're going to inject one and a quarter billion u.s. dollars to help people that 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 mortgage 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
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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 the person they decided 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 a aren't interested in me enough they put 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 germ recession 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. under some other world news in brief right now the thai government and opposition have agreed to freeze for the next few days the leader of the protest movement promised further rallies until the country's prime minister steps down
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police removed barricades and left demonstrators in sign the government headquarters there nine days of confrontation that have led five people dead or sponsored by the proposed honest a bill both for what pm who was ousted in two thousand and six abuse of power. and they. sort of have a tux an air force base in liberia at least twenty four gunmen and three guards have been killed during the bottles but no but more casualties among personnel on the base of the it authorities have imposed a twenty four hour curfew around the site and in nearby city time comes a week after the military bombarded. hideouts on the border with cameroon. afghanistan has accused the u.s. of forcing it into an unfair contract with nato by cutting all fuel supplies to the country's security forces present recently rejected washington's dual to lead
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alliances troops stay out to twenty fourteen and now says pressure is being applied to drag him back in this account from the false now on why i cobbled 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 would draw combat forces by the end of twenty fourteen. responsibility for their security. come to a response. 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
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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 in 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
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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 be the one that any white knight tell about the run there in the district government is just their name but there is no real security when. 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
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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 caffein of r.t. moscow and some news just stay in the bolshoi ballet's solo is convicted of masterminding the acid attack on the company's director has been sentenced to six years in jail his accomplices have received ten and four years behind bars and of course will return in the next hour with a live report of that for details and up ahead it's breaking this hour with a loss. this is the place that has been consecrated to god for almost a thousand years people came here twenty some years ago to reestablish mastic
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life on the silence. and people feel the love of christ working. people say you can. come and something happens on this island that makes them return to it again and again they say the below saves them. join me james brown on a journey for the soul. only on o.t. . philip the torch is on it's a big journey to such. one hundred and twenty three days. through to the mine the cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people. or sixty thousand kilometer. you know record setting trip by land air and sea and others think. let's take a large really. are. the
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. what's up everyone martin and this is breaking the set so you guys hear the weird news drone delivery is only five years away from being a reality yes online retail giant amazon just announced its plan for a futurist delivery system that could get packages from the store to your doorstep and less than thirty minutes the new unmanned door to door service is called primary and according to amazon c.e.o. jeff bays those the future is now out of my g.p.s. alone and this future will consist of thousands if not millions of flying robots darting to the skies to deliver goods now look i'm not knocking the technology it's obviously going to be an incredible convenience for customers and it is a greener alternative to giant delivery trucks however does anyone else find this just slightly creepy other than the minority report turn this technology could take
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how can these things be ensured a safe and be prevented from crashing into each other let alone the people below and then there's the question of privacy if safeguards aren't legislated now or before the attack of the drones then we may never get them because once surveillance above is as commonplace as pizza delivery no one is going to get government surveillance drones a second thought. the possibility it was a problem very hard to take the plunge again to plug a plug that you never had sex with that make their lives let's call it was. just so.

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