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the. dissent over discussion the ukrainian prime minister's attempts to reason with a parliamentary opposition drowned out by chance for the cabinets resignation. the divisions in ukraine become more visible with people in the east making it clear they are not as eager to move closer to the e.u. as the crowds on the streets of kiev. the editor of the british newspaper that exposed world wide surveillance. hearing threats raids and pleas fail to stop the papers exposing. state struggling to the burden of a look at how iceland's decision to forgive people's debts has paid off.
now from a studio center in moscow was just ten ten pm this is international thousands of protesters in the ukrainian capital are demanding the president dishpans the country's cabinet that's after a motion of no confidence was rejected by parliament in a fiery session. is in kiev for us. the system itself was a rather rowdy affair few know anything about the ukrainian fraud or the parliament it's been known to come to blows by during a particularly she did discussions this time around you can say that the session has started off for the skirmish right away when the main speaker and the prime minister are sorry to cut to the stage well he has had hard quite a hard time trying to speak over the noise that the parliamentary is were making although he did try to appeal to people's logic you're the ones who would cite you
to locate the cabinet ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to all of ukraine to stop and think she just took this big merge and she said oh this is the move the payment on the continued functioning of this government. the words of friend mr azhar of seem to have gone on cheated by the opposition who have proceeded to call him which traitor and to continue following up for the ausman to off the government and the president and they have him in all the opposition leaders seems to be shared by on the street who are put to spitting and they rally which seems to me i'll go on for more than forty eight hours at this point in the very center of kiev on the independence square it's important to note that ukraine seems to be split almost precisely in half at this point while the western part of it is looking towards thinking you have the beacon of all good things that ukraine
wants to aspire to but there are some who do not share that opinion and that's what this report is about european union flags burning trash bins get to teenagers and the world revolution pastor vows 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 good did that bring us. they gathered old 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 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 party. as arena mentioned the demands of demonstrators aren't exactly shared by people in the east of ukraine five thousand have taken to the streets there to voice support for the authorities in their decision to suspend the trade deal with the e.u. recent polls show the country sharply divided on this issue more than seventy percent of those living in the west of ukraine favor the deal with the european union and that's compared to less than thirty percent as you can see here in the east it's door and the boys have managed told r.t.
that few of those on the streets really understand the costs of signing a deal with the european union. from a purely mathematical standpoint the deal with the e.u. would have completely bankrupted ukraine the e.u. demanded basically an unconditional surrender demanded a unilateral. dismantling of ukraine's rail networks full compliance with european regulations which there are hundreds of thousands of pages now the protesters they might say oh this is civilization this is europe this is our destiny. but the e.u. right now is greece it's spain it's violent it's italy it's corruption it's poverty it's all. banks toure's running out of control it's cyprus it's confiscation of private bank deposits i mean that's the e.u. right now that's a new reality so i'm not really sure that the people that are on the street demanding to join the e.u. know this or are quite sure what that entails. several polish politicians including the former prime minister and vice president of the european parliament went to
kiev to support the protesters john laughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris says this mirrors the events of the orange revolution back in two thousand and four 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 is 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 will of course be bringing you more updates from ukraine and expert opinion on the situation throughout the day here on screen plus you can always keep an eye on developments by logging on to r.t. dot com where you'll also find the most striking videos and photos from the protests. the editor of britain's guardian newspaper is staying to find a flat out denying his paper was aiding terrorists by publishing revelations on the scale of global surveillance he was being grilled by a parliamentary committee which questioned whether the paper is encouraging
terrorism to r.t. so for now the government be here in force in london so it wasn't easy but somehow managed to stay calm and cool through certain parts of that hearing didn't. well was the hearing it was it was lively at times it got quite heavy handed i think it's fair to say as he said the editor of the guardian newspaper managing to answer all these questions but some of the questions i think will of raised some eyebrows certainly we heard at one point and then p. i asked alan rusbridger do you love your country now that wasn't the only question that is going to be raising eyebrows we also heard one m.p. seemingly compare some of the guardian disclosures of the edward snowden files to the leaking of secrets to the nazis let's take a listen to that. if you bought the book though during world war two would you want from some bit of dancing for a sheet of the knots. now the question session
all the more interesting if you compare it to what sixth place at the beginning of last month and there we saw the heads of the u.k. intelligence agencies and my five m i six g c h q and they'd come before another parliamentary committee and they're questioning much calmer much more coordinated and so i think this is something that the editor of the guardian also made note of in his questioning today let's take a listen to that. catastrophic that did happen was dealt with by the i.o.c. with the following. can we assume you are having discussions with your colleagues the hundreds of thousands of people who appear to have. all three of us through the discussions. thank you very much for. coming towards the end of that session we heard alan rusbridger asked if the
guardian would continue to publish revelations and he said that they wouldn't be intimidated but they wouldn't behave recklessly and that was quite important i think in today's session he really made note of the level of scrutiny that the journalists involved in publishing these stories undertook and saying that they have behaved responsibly and has sparked this debate now about the scope of the surveillance that intelligence agencies in this country have undertaken so certainly i think this debate not going away any time soon so thanks very much indeed for that sort of flight from our london studio writer journalist and a blogger glyn moody says that he believes this hearing is all show and no substance. it's theater because it's actually for internal consumption it's really for the united kingdom and david cameron is trying to demonstrate that he's the strong man that he's tough one terrorism that he's not going to let journalists you know tell him what to do and therefore he's coming out with these statements which
for the rest of the world thinks pretty crazy because everyone is saying from president obama downwards that we should have this debate about what are the limits of surveillance and what kind of oversight should we have and it's really only david cameron and the u.k. government that's saying we shouldn't do that. well let's look at how much pressure the guardian has faced these last months the paper began publishing revelations surveillance this summer. police came knocking on the door demanding it hand over all the information it had now 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 on the antiterrorist laws allegedly for carrying more incriminating data and later that month the paper was forced to destroy hard drives containing sensitive information all that to fail to stop more revelations and here we are now with the editor of the guardian being grilled by m.p.'s about
aiding terrorists. this is our international live in moscow coming up this hour britain's sweet chat with china faces a great wall of skepticism. while david cameron visits beijing tweets in mandarin him from 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 chinatown is making them feel very welcome. guilty as charged with russia's bolshoi spend the next six years behind bars. a brutal acid attack on the company's director. react to situations i have read the reports for. the pollution and no i will leave
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it's a small sweet talk from david cameron who's doing his best to lure a china into investing more into britain's economy the prime minister's resorting to political beijing at the head of 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 done and open britain is the ideal for an opening china for the world of politics some chinese people already living in britain feel the country is less than completely open and on the cards from the pony boy to reports on why many don't feel welcome in the country positioning itself as a close on our own nation. 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 where you set in or in a restaurant 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 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 identified him 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 say that legal procedure is one followed jury in 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 anger. in the level of. discontent. flecked its. people. 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 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 clampdown in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome. artsy.
and attempt to boost economic recovery is one of the reasons britain is looking eastwards iceland took a similar route when its economy turned out a number of other reasons why it's not doing much better than european countries you looked into the financial abyss back in two thousand and eight. explains. iceland's government has decided to help out home owners with their mortgage payments by injecting billions into the economy to write them more which is linked to inflation which will help out around a third of the population's let's rewind to two thousand and eight because the economy has staged quite a comeback and it did so without bailing out the banks yes there's still a long way to go until the country cheese pre-crisis debility but considering the stock market crashed ninety percent and unemployment surged. fold the economy is in better shape so this is what the government did this in the country let the insolvent non-domestic banks go bankrupt which led to the collapse of the big three and after protests on the streets for a referendum or whether or not the u.k.
and the neverland's iceland's president to the proposed which its citizens felt were just. a quarter of the population by forgiving debt to ease the people's pain and punish the banking executives that were guilty of causing the financial crash in the first place now many are actually indicted for their economic crimes comparisons are often drawn between iceland and another country that we're talking about greece both have dealt with insolvency in cooee different ways greece save the banks with the assistance of the e.u. and the i.m.f. is spending cuts to deal with their ailing economy there's no recovery in sight nor will there be for quite some time to protest too but assign it to stick with brussels assist with austerity ice and cannot be directly compared because of course of the size of the economies and indeed the population as well go i said with three hundred twenty thousand greece with eleven point three million people
plus although foreign debt in iceland was six times higher than g.d.p. during the crash greece however after four years of austerity measures designed to reduce greece's public debt has instead continued to grow to one hundred seventy five percent of g.d.p. and the biggest difference of all of course greece has the euro iceland has the freedom of their own currency. let's get more perspective now from rodney shakespeare he's a professor of binary economics joining us from our london studios so do you share this optimism that iceland really is enjoying a financial recovery now. iceland is quite right to make an upfront challenge to the global financial system. unless you say that you're going to throw it out the window they will always
succeed in creating money out of nothing let me tell you with administration costs and interest lending it for anything except the real economy then to get for the anything except the spreading of the real economy and putting you into debt and the debt becomes an repayable you must rely on your own national bank for your own uses for your own real economy and for the spreading and if you don't do that you'll be trapped into debt in the same way that what you got greece you've got iceland but you've got every country in the world is being tracked into increasing debt and all that happens is that they increase the levels of the debt and smash the populations down we need a revolt against this global financial system and in its own way iceland is setting a reasonable example but at a cost though isn't it it's not all as good as it sounds high inflation the
currencies becoming weaker is it really as good as it sounds. the the bottom line is what to do with the financial system which acts on the real economy we actually creates things and services finance capitalism does nothing of the sort it's essentially a theory and a device which succeeds in putting debt on the population and sucking the debt up to that one percent elite what really matters is whether in fact an economy is got to work efficiently and which in fact in fact involves everybody in the society global finance capulets isn't does not do that it is kept saying it is collecting on the ever increasing weight of debt which is made worse of course by the enforced austerity global fire that skepticism is a fraud and its time is up and it's also time that we recognize that and start to go for a new system interesting isn't it though that back in april the iceland is voted
out the government responsible for the post crisis recovery actually returning the parties responsible for the pre crisis boom it's almost as if they didn't ignore those and thank those who got them out of trouble as it appears. that is because people do not yet have a clear understanding of what is up faults what is that the center of all this and what is the way forward the thing you have to understand is that countries have to go back to their own national bank and have nothing to do with the i.m.f. or the world bank and certainly do not borrow from foreign creditors who are only out to put into debt so they go on repaying the principle of a load for evermore over and over and over again people have to go for a new paradigm of thinking and if they don't they were end up being crushed for ever more and just finally what do you predict for iceland's future clearly investment foreign investment is very important it seems that not many people are
investing in it is a very small economy but not many people invest in their own eyes and the moment. i have to i have to disagree that foreign investment is important you use your own national bank for your own investment if you have to buy in technical. information and expertise that's another matter but you must never keep borrowing from abroad because ultimately that is going to be the source of your. rodney shakespeare great to hear thoughts on this very interesting perspective professor of binary economics live in london here in r.t. thanks. dancer at the bolshoi in two other defendants have been found guilty of a brutal acid attack on the russian companies theatre director the court handed down prison sentences for all three parties but democrats never reports now from moscow's bolshoi theater. a four hour sentence reading brought the curtain down on a month long trial and it has lost the ball so you feel you are leaving so who is
behind bars reaching who has been given six years in prison and to dispel the defendant's will and ten years accordingly now the judge has also given be relied to certain villains to the last few weeks the miter change to house to be three point five million roubles in compensation now this case has tarnished the reputation of russia's ball so we feel 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 a battle of filled where the struggle for glory when the curtains for the all songs in the theatres artistic director is to give fillin that almost made him blind
shocked the world leaving the question who was the mastermind behind it so give filling was returning home after an evening at the theater world gallo to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with this golf called out phil is name on right after that through some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him another 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 on stage villain playing average thing from von rothbart and swan lake to iran the terrible
he was accused of planning that 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 of the turned out. and your vanity rumors and scenery even violence the dark underbelly of the joint place and the spotlight. and will take a while to the story of the loss of this famous and. wish not artsy it must. be but with the news to move in just over half an hour from now in the meantime breaking the set is up next stay with us.
ukraine is in a tough spot right now trying to figure out whether to join the e.u. or the arrangements custom union it would be nice if they would you know maybe allow the populace to vote for their future via referendum but sadly it looks like the politicians will be making a historic decision i can see why some people want to look west and some people want to look east but i don't understand why so-called ukrainian nationalists want so desperately to join the e.u. first off any nationalist groups in the e.u. are automatically demonised as right wing extremists and the politically correct west patriotism is pretty much a dirty word generally nationalist like their culture and the people who are part of it but if you look at migration trends within the e.u. we see that the slavic part of it is flooding western europe looking for work i have many relatives from the slavic part of the e.u. and almost all of them have to work abroad and might so nice to be able to work in europe but the reality is that ukrainians will probably be paid even less than
bulgarians romanians 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. please. what's up everyone martin this is breaking this set so did 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 in the 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 guided by g.p.s. alone in 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 how can these things be insured as 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 and we may never get them because once surveillance from above is as commonplace as pizza delivery no one is going to get government surveillance drones.