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look. what you've. just turned over discussion the ukrainian prime minister's attempts to reason with the parliamentary opposition drowned out by chance for the cabinets resignation. this is visions of ukraine become more visible with people in these to 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 saudi editor told the british newspaper expose the world wide surveillance is called in for terror hearing after some rants and raves and pleas fail to stop the paper's exposé. guilty as charged a lead dancer with russia's bolshoi ballet will spend the next six years behind
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bars for masterminding a brutal acid up time on the company's director. and while some e.u. states travel under the burden of a stairs he will look at how iceland decision to forgive people's death has paid off. live from moscow this is our chief international with me our hello and welcome to the program ukraine's parliament has voted against issuing a no confidence motion against the country's confidence in an emotional emergency session cold in the midst of widespread protests against the government the prime minister and opposition leaders met face to face also as a rino going to for us. well true to form a new critic probably has started off essential with the brawl albeit this time
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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 are of the stage to speak you could hardly hear him from behind all the all the yelling and the screaming coming from resignation the office the government coming from the rada and get to the prime minister has tried to appeal to the protestors and to the opposition's logical you will lose you incite you to blockade the cabinet the ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to of ukraine stop and think salaries doctors pay margins the service is the rule depend 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 switching off the course towards a getting closer towards the european union and he's also called on the protesters
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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 the discontent from the opposition who still insist on calling them traitors those words were voiced by one of those problems ukrainian politicians as well as you can say media persons with alec each core and these 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 here for well for the integration or closer association to the european union however this is not the case in the entire country and this is what my report is about european union flag. ags burning trash bins get it 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 and more good did that 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 forecasts of an impending doom could be premature if you go to school r t. and irina just mentioned the demands of demonstrators are not exactly shared by people in these star ukraine thousands have taken to the streets that voiced support for the authorities and their decision to suspend the trade deal with the recent polls show the country sharply divided on the share more than seventy percent of those living in the west of ukraine favor the deal with the european union compared to less than thirty percent in the east and let's now get more on the situation in ukraine from a lottery and. then no path to challenge the local welcome to r.t. it's great to see you here with us so ukraine's you say the deal with the e.u.
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is back on the table again is there any chance they will sign it anytime soon that . you say it's not it's not the game to sign or not the sign or to postpone for one month you can be as a floor girl reaches still running. hundred eighty degrees in you know ninety degree angle it's not serious it's is some political. you. seriously think what is classes and war minuses of ukraine's association agreement and asked. letterman's for example we can give our examples for ten years of this period the first session the. production on the totally ukraine's prime minister has said e.u. officials are promising some kind of financial support for ukraine to get it to
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sign a deal can tell us more about that can they offer enough. how can you can call a disease. money which can compensate this enormous loses. already during last month's is by. of expert to its traditional partner a z's billions and billions and the who knows how to calculate first the losses. we know that the cranial cranium production is material in energy intensive as it was in let well and z's production cannot be competitive fins a vest so in cranes we'll lose its own production and open its markets
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for invest in good stead for has happened in letter and the u. it's a very difficult to calculate even not speaking about compensation of all losses we all understand that ukraine's association deal with the huey's in the center of a confrontation between the e.u. and russia so what does the e.u. what does the you want to gain here. unfortunately. the biggest loser of all this confrontation is that russia will be south of course european union member states have different interests and they be all this job illegal game is targeted against this so called meet the europa so called the interests of of for colonel. major states in the continent such as germany and france since by my opinion not only mind.
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you european union can be self the strong player in the jubilee because game alongside these united states china india and japan on li by uniting its possibilities its capacities to be russia's and seeks so-called eastern neighbors six states who becomes skid golds in. a game that agitate against european union and russia in the european continent as they call. latvian and. mr naca thank you very much indeed for your time webber shed. one thing both the government and opposition agree on is that the violent riots were deliberately instigated although each side blames the other problem and foreign affairs analyst dr subject trip cabbage believes they are forces have nothing to gain from such
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tactics. it is obvious that the government has nothing to gain by scully to 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 tell you look over each segment of the ukrainian population to 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 and that will of course live bringing more days from ukraine and expert opinion on the situation throughout
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the day plus you can always keep an eye on developments by logging on to our website 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 will be grilled today by a special commission over 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 agencies should be questioned that. what we'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
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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. unless now have a look at how much pressure the guardian has phrase these latest months the paper began publishing revelations of surveillance this summer soon after police came
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knocking on the door demanding the paper hand over hand over all the information 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 paper the partner of the guardian columnist was detained under and to terrorist laws allegedly for carrying more incriminating data later that month the paper was forced to destroy hard drives containing sensitive data although that too failed to stop more revelations and here we are now waiting for the editor of the guardian to go before and. during at this hour britain's switch a charge with china faces a great wall of skepticism. while david cameron visits beijing tweets in mandarin him for. 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 problem down in london is chinatown isn't making them feel
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very welcome. on dell's home to the baker washington deflects cobbles accuse asians that it's menu creating up got a standing to signing a deal to let its troops stay at a time security. they all told me my language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports i'm likely to push the know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to save lives or carry out a car is on the job here no god. no job no more weasel words. when you made a direct question be prepared for a change when you draw a plunge be ready for a battle freedom of speech and little down to freedom to question.
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do we speak your language anything about the will or not a day of. school music programs and documentaries in spanish more matters to you breaking news a little turn to angles kids stories. for you here. in troy all teach spanish find out more visit. this is all c international coming to live from moscow welcome back. a lead down said the bolshoi and two other defendants have been found guilty of a brutal acid attack on the russian companies theater director the court handed down prison sentences for all three are seizing the reports now from moscow's bolshoi theater. a four hour sentence reading brought the curtain down on
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a month long trial and it has lost the ball so you feel better leaving salo who is behind bars. reaching who has been given six years in prison and today is followed defendants four and ten years accordingly now the judge has also given be relied to surrogate villains to lawsuit miter change to house to three three point five million roubles in compensation now this case has tarnished the reputation of russia's balsa we feel or that last year we opened up three spectacular refurbishment but some of the light has been taking off to see it or why the scandal and i've been looking back so this happened in russia's valley history let's have a look. 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
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a battlefield where the struggle for glory when the curtains for the all songs in the theatres artistic director is to give 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 gala to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with a scoff called out phil is name and right after that through some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him and their leader a court appearance filling 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 on investigators who believe the solid had come from inside the bali community two months later. in the
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arrest of leading soloist bible dmitrichenko 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 and 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 injured 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 of this famous and situation i didn't question the artsy moscow. beliefs of smiles and sweet talk from david cameron who is going to who is doing rather his best earlier china into investing more into britain's economy the prime minister's resorting to political
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charm in beijing and they had over the u.k.'s largest ever trade delegation. some in europe and elsewhere see the world changing and want to shut china off behind a band of trade barriers britain wants to trade barriers and britain is the ideal for an opening china. but beyond the wall the big part of take some chinese people of resonating embrace who feel the country is less they hate it open our london correspondent on a point of course now on why many don't feel welcome in the country positioning itself as a close ally of beijing. according to the local association here in london's chinatown immigration officials would visit the eat series here once or twice a week but it wasn't for the food even that is just one of the restaurants raided by the u.k. border agency if you imagine we are in
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a rush for and enjoying you your meal with your friends your family some uniformed people. who we don't know so we know what's going on and on the one hand the staff will 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 thought then for them so 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 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 quest attentive to action all of the businesses here shut down in protest against what they said was discrimination from the u.k. border agency or consensus the genuine frustration and the level of
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that of anger. in the level of. discontent. flick to. people. to close that the steps 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 harmed 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 climbdown in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome. azzi london. and other towns to boost economic recovery is one of the reasons behind britain's turn eastwards but for a role model in europe iceland is leading the way having successfully got its
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finances back on track and the latest move announced a major ride down of mortgages ok should be a way of explaining to my colleague why are we so shy about meetings. 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
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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 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 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 washington has strongly denied accusations that its counting by military aged to afghanistan as a form of blackmail they are going to president says america is trying to force him
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to sign a security deal which would let u.s. troops stay after twenty fourteen is this a comfort for experience now why kabul is so reluctant. in a war getting out is 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 afghans will therefore responsibility for their security in this war will come to a responsible end. 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
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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 the one that any white knight the taliban run there in the district government is just there in maine but there is no real security went. and afghan forces are still heavily dependent on the west. if 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 endorsed 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.
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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. is coming up next a look at bin lives of military families who have lost their loved one. ukraine is in a tough spot right now trying to figure out whether to join the e.u. or the regime's 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 want to look east but owners did what so called. certainly to join the e.u.
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first off any nationalist groups in the e.u. are automatically demonised as right wing extremists and in the politically correct west patriotism is pretty much a dirty word generally nationalist like their culture and the people who are part of it but if you look at migration trends within the e.u. we see that the slavic part of it is flooding western europe looking for work i have many relatives from the slavic part of the e.u. and almost all of them have to work abroad and might sound nice to be able to work in europe but the reality is that ukrainians will probably be paid even less than bulgarians rumanians to clean toilets in london ukrainian nationalists don't have to like russia or join the customs union or join any bloc of countries but advocating a future for themselves the e.u. seems absolutely backwards at least to me but that's just my opinion. dramas that can't be ignored. to. stories others the few
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still notice. the faces change rights never. to picture the six days. from around the globe. look to. me. grieve the loss of every soldier. his mother father brothers and wife will forever grieve as was. grief that was compound about the failing of his army. we have a duty to all families of our fallen.


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