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which. descend to discount the ukrainian prime minister attempts to reason with the parliamentary opposition are drowned out by chance for the confidence resignation. the divisions in ukraine become more visible with people in the east making it clear they're not as eager to move closer to the e.u. as the crowds on the streets of kiev. also the sound of the episode the british newspaper that exposed world wide surveillance is called in for terry hearing after us rats and raids and pleas failed to stop the paper's exposé. guilty traunch the lead dancer with russia's bolshoi ballet will spend the next six days behind bars for months to minding a brutal acid that's hard on the company's director. and while some ease
stays struggle under the burden of austerity we'll look at how iceland's decision to forgive people's debts. international news live from moscow you're watching our team to national with me years for probably one hello and welcome to the program ukraine's parliament has voted against a showing a no confidence motion against the country's continent in an emotional emergency session called in the midst of widespread protests against the government the prime minister and opposition leaders not face to face oh she's really not going to. well true to form a new creative problem has started off essential with the brawl albeit this time there were no blows thrown around which they're actually known for it was merely
the verbal skirmish and when when the prime minister as arsed to get the stage to speak you could hardly hear him from behind all that all the yelling and the screaming coming from resignation of the government coming from the rada and gets to the prime minister has tried to appeal to the protesters and to the opposition's logical you will lose you insight you could locate the cabinet ministers are absolutely right calista responsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to the ukraine stop and think she just took this big merge and she says this is the rule depends on the continued functioning of this government. the prime minister has also added that the government as well as ukraine itself are not thinking about swaying off the course towards getting closer towards the european union and he's also called on the protesters who are still out on the streets in huge numbers to keep it civil and to
abstain from violence but his words were met with discontent from the opposition who is still a system calling them traitors those words were voiced by one of those problems ukrainian politicians as well as you can say media persons with each course and the sentiments expressed by the opposition leaders are actually supported by those who are out on the streets we have tens of thousands of people pouring in to the central independence square throughout the day but the problem with the ukrainian situation at this point is that what we've been hearing and seeing largely is the reaction of people in key of or well for the integration or closer so situation to the european union however this is not the case in the entire country and this is what my report is about european union. flags burning trash bins get to teenagers and the world revolution passed around like a football this is key 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 and what did that 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 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 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. 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 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 in the gulf r t. and as a rena mentioned the demands of demonstrators and care and not exactly shared by people in days till the country thousands have taken to the streets that the voice support for the authorities and their decision to suspend the trade deal with the e.u. and recent polls show the country sharply divided on the issue more than seventy percent of those living in the west of ukraine favored the deal with the european union compared to less than thirty percent in the east and earlier we discussed this with political analyst mitra babbage who believes pro-west some activists are simply more active. historically the majority of ukrainians is pro russian and usually the pro russian candidates or at least the canadians who said they were barraging won the elections in ukraine the only exception was the so-called orange
revolution when pro western demonstrators in fact walked to the government buildings and took control of the electro commission the pro western radios are much more active they travel to kiev at every occasion that i've been in there they have some financial support from some shady circles so indeed i think that there will be more action from their pro western part of the country if. the government and opposition agree on is that the violent riots were deliberately instigated although each side blames the other and prom and foreign affairs analyst and analyst adopt a subjective cottage believes the authorities have nothing to gain from such tactics. it is obvious that the government has nothing to gain by school eaten by its 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 specter of the protests because it would work wonders both in the western media and in the end tell you the cove each segment of the ukrainian population who have the marches of the so-called peaceful protests who are being suddenly beat savagely by the police the violence instigated perhaps by the fringe elements of the protesters but certainly not by the government because they have nothing to gain. several polish politicians including the former prime minister and the vice president of the european parliament went to kiev to support the person john locke and from the institute of democracy and cooperation of paris says this mirror is the bones of the orange revolution that. 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 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 professed euro skepticism and his deep desire to effect this radical geopolitical change and we'll of course we'll bring you more updates from ukraine and expert opinion on the situation throughout the day plus you can always keep an eye on developments by logging on to r.t. dot com where you will also find the most striking videos and photos from the protests. the editor of britain's guardian newspaper or the grilled today by a special commission with the publishing of stories exposing the scale of global surveillance which britain is no small part of the government says the paper is encouraging terrorism but others say that accusation is just an attempt to intimidate the media and investigative journalist tony gosling says if the secret agent says there should be a question. 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 the 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 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 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.
earned less now located how much pressure the guardian has faced the last months the paper began publishing revelations of surveillance this summer soon after police came knocking on the door demanding the paper handover all the information it had that didn't work so the paper was threatened with legal action reportedly by figures close to david cameron the paper refused to yield in august the partner of a guardian columnist was detained under and to terror laws allegedly for carrying more incriminating data later that month the paper was forced to destroy the hard drives containing sensitive data although that too failed to stop more revelations and here we go now waiting for the edge of the guardian to go before and. and coming up this hour britain's sweet trick child with china faces a great wall of skepticism. while david cameron visits beijing tweets in mind. and implemented some closer trade links between the u.k.
and china many of the british chinese working in these shops and restaurants say that the immigration crime down in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome. and also offer the break that washington deflects kabul's accusations that its many praising afghanistan into signing a deal to let his troops stay at a time security is as bad as i have. the. economic down to find out. the long. and the rest because i. believe it's really.
going to. be. a. pleasure to have you with us here on our t.v. today on researchers. here will showing all seem to national life from moscow is good to have you with us . the bolshoi and to the defendants have been found guilty of a brutal acid attack on the russian companies they had to direct the court handed
down prison sentences for all three. reports now from moscow as bolshoi theater. a four hour sentence reading brought the curtain down on a month long trial and it has lofty basri feeder leading salo who is behind bars now probably preaching to has been given six years in prison and to his fellow defendants four and ten years accordingly now the judge has also given be relied to surrogate bilin so the lawsuit miter change to house to be three point five million roubles in compensation now this case has tarnished the reputation of russia's balsa the theatre that last year really opened up to the spectacular refurbishment but some of the light has been taking off to see it or why the scoundrel and i've been looking back so this happened in the rushes valley 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 stopped theatre in reality as a battlefield where the struggle for glory when the curtains for the all songs in the theatres artistic director fill in that almost made him blind shocked the world leaving the question who was the monster mind behind it so i guess elaine was returning home after an evening at the theatre world gala to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with this golf called out filling his name in right after that through some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him ever leader a court appearance for len described 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
believe the solid had come from inside the bali community two months later. in the arrest of leading soloist bible dmitrichenko often in his career the villain playing average thing from von rothbart and swan lake to iran the terrible he was accused of planning the attack in chord need to change the admitted he didn't want to rough up felon but sad he did not intend for acid to be thrown into his face i organized the state of crime but not on the scale that it turned out. enjoyed vanity rumors and sooner ations 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 didn't question the arts moscow. we've coined
hackers shut down a major online black market on a website read about the bustle between robbers and drug deal is a cyber criminal still millions of dollars worth of bitcoins from another course takes marketplace. a poll shows an absolute majority of americans want products containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled by the government isn't listening to all that i talk to. a blitz of smiles on sweet talk from david comer who's doing his best to mirror china into investing more into britain's economy the prime minister's resorting to political charm in beijing and they had all the u.k.'s largest ever trade delegation. 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 down and open britain is the ideal for an opening china.
but beyond the world of politics some chinese people already moving in britain feel the country is less than completely open our london correspondent reports now on why many don't feel welcome in a country positioning itself as a close ally of beijing. 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 or even that is just one of the restaurants raided by the u.k. border agency if you imagine where you set in or in a rush for enjoying you know your meal with your friends your family some uniformed people. who don't are so we know what's going on and on the one hand the staff will have to deal with the customers and they don't know what's happening in the near that they're being questioned by these guys who may know her for i think 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 business is up and down this street say that legal procedures weren't followed cheering 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 on precedented action all of the businesses here shut down in protest against what they said was discrimination from the u.k. border agents same a consensus the genuine frustration and the level though that if i can go. on the level of. discourse. wish to. try to close that this this 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 work to for generations say that the immigration crime down in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome polly boy artsy london. to boost economic recovery is one of the reasons behind britain's turn eastwards but for a role model new europe iceland is leading the way having successfully got its finances back on track and the latest move on now as the major ride on those mortgages ok to peel them explain to my colleagues what that means. 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 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 they 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 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. and for some more news making headlines around the world in sewer is in the fighters have retaken the christian town of milou no from government forces according to state media twelve nuns taken captive by armed groups have reportedly been moved to a neighboring city and in damascus a suicide bomber has struck in the center of the city killing at least four people since fighting began in syria more than one hundred twenty five thousand people have died according to the u.k. based syrian observatory for human rights. police in thailand's capital have
allowed hundreds of protesters to enter the grounds of government house really bringing a halt to violence that has gripped bangkok for several days demonstrators have been trying to break into the area since saturday protest leaders have vowed to fight on to force the prime minister to step down is thought police are trying to ease tensions before the king or is revered in thailand cinna raise his day on thursday. washington has strongly denied accusations that it's causing bank military aid to afghanistan as a form of blackmail they are going president says america is trying to force him to sign a security deal which would lead to u.s. troops today after twenty fourteen this account from the for explains now why kabul is so reluctant. or getting out as often harder than going in and nowhere does that hold more true
than in afghanistan president obama promised he would draw combat forces by the end of twenty fourteen. responsibility for their security. sponsor. 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 ended 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 a ghana stand 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 just out of 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
anyone at night the taliban run there in the district government is just their name but there is no real security. and afghan forces are still heavily dependent on the west. 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 caffein of r.t. moscow and coming up a look of be lives of military families who have lost their loved ones.
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a retired lieutenant colonel at the harvard business school highlights the difficulties in determining both the cause of and criminal culpability in friendly fire incidents so friendly fire have a perverse relationship with friendly fire paratrooper and eighty second airborne division was a victim of friendly fire in operation urgent fury in grenada and so for years this was ninety three i had a perverse sense of curiosity how could sometimes some of the best trained best equipped people in the world sometimes fall short of the mark in his book friendly fire dr silk investigates an encounter in a no fly zone in which two u.s. f. fifteen fighters shot down two u.s. army black hawk helicopters instantly killing twenty six un peacekeepers this happened in one thousand nine hundred four full three years after the end of the first gulf war it was a hot shooting war going around there's not a lot of bad guys running around on the ground there aren't a lot of enemy planes flying around near broad daylight unlimited visibility relatively benign.