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the editor of the british newspaper that exposed world wide surveillance stays defiant to the parliamentary terror hearing after threats raids and pleas failed to stop the paper's exposing also. dissent over discussion ukrainian prime minister's attempts to reason with a parliamentary opposition drowned out by chance for the cabinets resignation. the visions 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. struggle under the burden of a stir he would look at how. to forgive people's debts paid off.
from a studio central moscow where it's just turned midnight this is international the editor of britain's guardian newspaper is remaining defined flat out denying his paper aided terrorists by publishing revolutions about the scale of global surveillance he was being grilled by parliamentary committee which questioned whether the paper is undermining national security as are sarah first reports it did get quite heated. well was the hearing it was it was lively at times it got quite heavy handed i think it's fair to say 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 this is if you. go during world war two would you are transmitted down to the british to the dogs 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 had 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 the catastrophic leak that did them was dealt with by the i.o.c. with the following. can we assume you are having discussions with your colleagues the hundreds of those who appeared in your village. all three of us rebuild or lose
discussions jim jim thank you very much i was 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. writer journalist and blogger glyn moody says he believes this hearing is all show and no substance it's theatre 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 on 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 let's look at how much pressure the guardian has faced these last months the paper began publishing revelations of surveillance this summer soon after 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 very close to david cameron the paper refused to yield in august the partner of a guardian columnist was detained under anti terror laws at legibly for carrying more incriminating data now later that month the paper was forced to destroy hard drives containing sensitive information although that too failed to stop more
revelations and so here we are now with the editor of the guardian being potentially threatened with legal action at this hearing but jeremy corbett member of parliament for the british labor party doesn't believe it will go that far. in the guardian obviously there is a danger of muslim. and other bits of media organization i don't think they will go that far because the great tradition of journalism in britain is that. without fear or favor and say what they believe. rather diminished a great journalistic tradition but the guardian has very proudly for it and should be supported for it i think it's extremely unlikely they would prosecute the editor of a newspaper and trying to close a newspaper it has never happened before in britain that i can remember and i don't think it's going to happen. well from national security to national interest
britain's david cameron sweet chit chat with china face is a great wall of skepticism. while david cameron visits. tweets. closer trade links between the u.k. and china many of the british chinese. restaurants say that the immigration crackdown in chinatown is making them feel very welcome. still to come but first we bring you live pictures from kiev as files of protesters in the ukrainian capital of demanding the president despite the country's cabinet that's after a motion of no confidence was rejected by parliament in a far recession. in kiev for us. the system itself was a rather rowdy affair you know anything about the ukrainian rada or the parliament it's been known to come to blows by during a particularly heated 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 us are asked to come 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 once those who would cite you could 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 stop and think teachers salaries doctors pay mergence the services the will depend on the continued functioning of this government. the words of prime minister azhar of seem to have gone cheated by the opposition who have proceeded to call him a traitor and to continue calling for the ausman to off the government and the president and they believe me and all the opposition leaders seems to be shared by people on the street who are participating in the rally which seems to 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 the hof at this point while the western part of it is looking towards the e.u. as the beacon of all good things that ukraine wants to aspire to there are some who do not share that opinion and that's what this report is about the european union flags burning trash bins get it teenagers and the world revolution passed around like a football this is key of what we talk to be about some of them very they're kind of down the middle we've been talking about it before i actually had the european integration and they're saying that they're here because they don't like the government they're not against russia they're not against. the leading with what they call the side of the ball they are against the current government they're not
happy with what their prime minister or the cabinet ministers are doing 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 the bring us. they gathered all 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 school and work for the sake of being out on the street. in the e.u. we must meet certain criteria and that the moment we are simply not up to parts of the european standards in the way we produce things. so far the ukrainian
leadership has shown no sign of giving in quite the opposite the president the parliament and the cabinet remain firmly in place so perhaps the forecasts of an impending doom could be premature it is a party of. mention the demands of demonstrators on exactly people in the east of the country thousands of taken to the streets there to voice their support for the authorities and the decision to suspend the trade deal with the e.u. and recent polls show that the country is sharply divided on this issue as you can see him more than seventy percent of those living in the west favor the deal with the european union that's compared to less than thirty percent in the east well for more on this i'm joined by daniel mcadams he's executive director of the ron paul institute daniel we know that there was a vote in parliament so it looks like that the government is there to stay does that vote in favor of the current government actually now undermine the protesters
demands. well i think in a way it does but you know we have this whole idea for the past ten years at least that a mob in the street a somehow has democratic legitimacy but on what basis the u.s. for example senator john mccain issued a statement yesterday urging the government to listen to the people but who are the people the people of the ones who voted for the current parliament that parliament was elected legitimately parliament held a vote of confidence today and they won the vote of confidence so it looks to me as if the democratic principles and practices are working quite well in ukraine does that undermine the protestors in a way it does but this is also following to a degree the protests and the so-called color revolutions that started in serbia in two thousand and have continued in georgia and ukraine throughout the two thousand so there is an element of that and there is a pattern of how these things can escalate so i think at this moment it could go
either way. but you make of the fact that we've seen a you politicians among the protesters. well i think it's absolutely outrageous by what right do they violate the sovereignty of ukraine by coming not only with the protesters but egging them on you know what's funny the u.s. and the e.u. talk a lot about european values and western values but is it a western value to allow a foreign country to come in and influence your electoral process to enforce influence politics on the streets of course it's not as a matter of fact in so doing these e.u. politicians are much like the old soviet politicians of old who would land in places like budapest in one nine hundred fifty six and tell the government on the ground there what it should do so they look a lot much more like the soviet union than these values that they're throwing around you said the situation there could go either way the protest is on giving up holiday and certainly revolution is on the agenda what would be the consequences if
the government did actually full of the result of this. well i think backing up just a little bit i think you see a pattern here of of escalation in provocation we've seen it before in these previous revolutions i think really the protesters on the ground they had a very large provocation a few nights ago they were using chains and tractors and of course the police as police do everywhere reacted with violence the question now i think is will the protesters ratchet up looking for a government overreaction so that they can get some new energy into their protests you know what's funny the u.s. has counseled. nonviolence but what would happen if i'm here in washington what would happen if someone drove a tractor and tried to drive it into the white house lawn you're going to tell me that there wouldn't be violence against the one hundred thousand people trying to break into the white house so everywhere governments would normally protect their
buildings really good to talk to down in the midst of the mcadams the executive director the ron paul institute in washington thank you. well one thing both the government and the opposition do agree on is that the violent riots which we've just been talking about word deliberately instigated although each side does blame the other prominent foreign affairs analyst dr subject of coverage believes the authorities have nothing to gain from such tactics. 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 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 n.t. in the cove each segments 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. because to be bringing more updates from ukraine an expert opinion on the situation plus you know we keep an eye on developments spot looking on to. wait you'll also find the most striking videos and photos from those protests. coming up after a short break here nazi international guilty as charged done so with russia's bolshoi ballet was but the next six years behind bars for moscow bonding a brutal acid attack on the company's director that and other stories after the break.
for probably the most complex difficult to. i. think the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the invention of gunpowder. to kill a bunch of people who don't think their families are really us people. are reading. this some shoots my brother in the leg not intentional because it is because it was night times four in the morning even the best given the mesh soldiers. are going to make mistakes this is this whole idea of
brotherhood and author. and camaraderie in this sense it was in this context that has absolutely no place. in. the pits of smiles and sweet talk from david cameron who's doing his best to look china into investing more into britain's economy the prime minister's resorting to political charm in 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 backgrounds they want to trade barriers and open britain is the ideal for an opening china. the old the world of big politics some chinese people already living in britain feel the country is less than completely
open on the course for political reporter my many 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 even that is just one of the restaurants raided by the u.k. border agent same if you imagine. enjoying you know your meal with your friends your family some uniformed people. who 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 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 businesses up and down this street
say that legal procedures weren't 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 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 of the threat. and the level of. discontent the. wish to. people. close to 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 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. and attempt to boost economic recovery is one of the reasons britain is looking eastwards iceland took a similar route when its economy tanked on a number of other reasons as why it's not doing much better than other european countries or 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 not fold the economy's in better shape so this is what the government did then so 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 on 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 out by forgiving debt to ease the people's pain 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 really 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 is no recovery in sight
nor will there be for quite some time greece and to protest too but assign it to stick with brussels persist with austerity price 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 process 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. well i spoke to professor of binary economics rodney shakespeare who believes in iceland is setting a remarkable example 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 recent example thank you iceland. has shut down a major online black market on the web site read about the battle between rebels and drug dealers or cyber criminals still millions of dollars worth of big coins from a narcotics market place. plus eat what you know a poll shows an absolute majority of americans want products containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled the government isn't listening more on r.t.
dot com. for 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 parties made in a question over reports now from bolshoi theatre. a four hour sentence reading brought the curtain down on a month long trial and it has lasted basri theater leading salo 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 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 we opened up three 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 russia's 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 siggy fill in that almost made him blind shocked the world leaving the question who was the monster mind behind it so gave feeling was returning home after an evening at the theatre world gala to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with a scoff called out filling his name in right after that through some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him and their leader a court appearance filling 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 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 tack in corde 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 scenery actions 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 do not question the artsy muska. lobby that with a team with more news for just enough now in the meantime off to a break we look at the minds of military families who've lost loved ones this is all t. international. or ukraine deeply divided kid sovereign decision to walk away from an association agreement with brussels has resulted in an explosion of street protests and violence some western pundits have even called for the overthrow of ukraine's current political order it would seem those who ultimately lost the orange revolution are bent on giving it a second shot. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred towns and cities of russia. really by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killing.
in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limp a torch relay. on r t r t dot com. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to pay back debts whole country is drowning under the amount of debt that they should and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same of the money to pay back o. debts. and all that money really held. the wages of debt.