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police in ukraine's capital pushed protesters back from government offices dismantling barricades that have paralyzed. the opposition continues to pledge it will stand its ground also. the arctic thirty and the rides along with thousands of other people me see charges dropped against them as a massive amnesty project is currently being prepared in russia. and plans for a multi-trillion dollar free trade zone across the asia pacific struggles to overcome fear is that some countries could fall prey to ravenous corporations looking to take advantage.
of the world's top headlines for this hour you're watching r.t. international live from moscow i'm real research welcome to the program it has been a nervous night in ukraine's capital where hundreds of troops and riot police have been deployed around the protest sites and they have been fears the presence was a signal that force was about to be unleashed so father the police moved in only to dismantle barricades blocking government buildings a ridiculous goes following developments joins us now live from central kiev good to see you every know we understand as i was saying there that many of the protesters have been cleared away from the government areas but you'll hold ring of all of independence square what's the scene now. it's pretty much the same as it has been for the last hour we can in half at this point it's calm rather peaceful nobody nobody's taking everybody's alive and well this is not to say that the mood. hasn't been quite on the edge last night actually all throughout the day
when people were hearing rumors and reports of a multitude of police riot police and internal military forces coming in to kiev in fact that was the case however the police have shown up here in order to clear out the streets from the barricades that the protesters have erected which were essentially blocking the arteries of the city or all of the administrative buildings are people who are working there had to walk to work and we're talking about even the government officials even the ministers had to take to work by foot so the police had to clear out the streets pushing the protesters back onto the sidewalks that was their objective and that is precisely what they have done acting quite carefully and that was that was being done throughout the night however there have been there has been some confront a shin between the police and the protesters and those were probably those clashes those minor minor clashes were perpetrated by the protesters who were actually quite well they were rather armed i would say with makeshift their weapons were
like wooden sticks and and some other stuff like. drugs as well they have also used pepper spray against the police we know of for police officers who have actually fainted because of that other than that however things remain quite quite agitated. not largely because of the multitude of rumors that have been pouring in from the internet to some of them quite ridiculous my colleague reporting that. he traveled around the world in an instant he gave hope in support to the protesters ensuring freezing conditions on kiev's independence square he represented unity and solidarity only he was a lawyer he was even reach we had on the official twitter page opposition party as real news with a common but the whole. world is supporting the ukrainian protesters done created
a hoax photo showing the united states and brazil had lit up their most famous monuments in the colors of the ukrainian flag as a show of support to kiev opposition movement people camping out are made and don't check this information hoaxes are spread to instigate people into more action to prevent protesters from running out of steam and to draw more support for a certain political power this is just one piece of false information that is either helped fuel the protests or given them an injection of support in recent days media reports that ukrainian president viktor yanukovych had agreed to join russia's customs union hard in the resolve of many on may down even though the story was immediately denied by moscow and kiev those who remember those so-called orange revolution in two thousand and four will remember we were told then that the russian suspects not special forces lurking in the woods and. they were and nothing happened so we're seeing
a kind of propaganda war psychological war taking place and using these rumors of both the crackdown domestically and even foreign interference rumors spread quickly on the internet and many a taken as fact one minute it's claimed russia's going to cross the border and help stamp out the protests the next special forces shipped in from all over ukraine and tanks are rumbling their way into central kiev all helping fear and agitation rumble their way into the minds of the protesters who right now you can see how tense the situation is where in a sort of no man's land outside the presidential palace and to my right hand side you can see a line of riot police who formed a blockade not allowing any protesters in but if you pan around to my left hand side you can see the protesters have set up their own blockade not allowing anyone in to carry out their official business and we're left with this rather tense standoff it's clear that when the situation is tense is there any misinformation whether deliberate or not has the potential for huge consequences both scots. altie
kiev ukraine. now divisions are growing beyond kiev demonstrators in crimea took to the streets to demand the government opposition protests in the capital a political analyst. explain what causes such a class of opinion when it comes to that issue of e.u. integration. this is a cultural clash more than an economic or political one this is a clash between people who believe in the perception of the west such as europe or the united states and the people who are trying to make their future based on actual numbers based on actual work based on actual laws that help people feed their families and live their lives every day i think there are serious historical and cultural and even religious rifts in the territory of present day ukraine and on one side are the people who are trying to join this globalist transnational union of governments where there will be no nationalism but there will be this
super nationalist bureaucracy regulating everything for the greater good of it all and then there are people who want their national states to run whichever way they decide by do they want a choice to remain theirs and it will be bringing you more expert opinion and analysis of the events in ukraine as well as live updates from the capital throughout the day and all the latest developments also available for you a click away on our website dot com. it's a key international tens of thousands of prisoners could sue to walk free in russia after a new amnesty bill with sense of parliament on monday some headline making cases may be dropped including the one against thirty members of greenpeace arrested in the arctic. going off as more on who's likely to be pardoned and who's likely to continue sitting behind bars. this may be quite
a large amnesty because up to twenty five thousand people could see charges dropped against them as soon as news about these plans came out it reads to lots of speculation around me benefit from it it could be members of the saw or the arctic thirty the group of greenpeace activists who were arrested in the russian arctic also pussy riot and some of the opposition activists of protesters were arrested during a large anti-government protests rally which ended in clashes between the pastors and the police now if that speculation what we do know is that this draft isn't planned to include those who were found guilty of serious crimes so it's very unlikely that for that of course he will be freed from jail but this draft is still set to be approved by the parliament while the president is planning to discuss its details with human rights groups or later on today and of course we'll be keeping
you updated. or let's have a closer look at who exactly falls under this new amnesty bill included are people who commit violent crimes and were given a sentence of up to five years some of the most vulnerable categories of people will be pardoned that includes pregnant women pensioners and the disabled military personnel and young offenders will walk free as well and the bill makes a special case for those charged with taking part in mass disorder or hooliganism regardless of their age or of their gender. we're watching r t international officials from twelve countries surrounding the pacific rim are in singapore the aim of striking a free trade mega deal which could form a twenty trillion dollar market essentially though the shared zone should make should make products i should say cheaper by cutting the costs of international supply chains and getting rid of a cross border tariffs however if signed as it is the treaty would also give corporations the ability to get around local laws in order to boost their profits
potentially leaving weaker economies at the mercy of foreign giants ati's guy nature can investigates. the transpacific partnership treaty if and when agreed upon would establish a free trade zone stretching from vietnam to truly in composting eight hundred million people producing about forty percent of global g.d.p. negotiations are happening behind closed doors in secrecy the treaty will be designed to remove all so-called barriers to trade including regulations such as those protecting agriculture safety and be their privacy i'm joined by lori wallach public citizens global trade watch thank you so much for coming my pleasure why this secrecy as i understand there are six hundred corporate advisors having access to these negotiations but for some reason not the public why well unfortunately we've actually heard directly from the u.s. trade representative he notes that the last time the u.s.
public actually got to see one of disagreements they couldn't sign it now it's new green with it so bad that they can't sign it if we see it and we're the ones are going to live with that they shouldn't sign it as i understand the treaty will establish a secret accord where corporations can bring their cases against governments when they don't get their way where does this leave the public what is the danger for the public basically two big sense laws that we rely on would be attacked in foreign tribunals in secret and undone if you want any of those basic rights that democracy normally would ensure that you can pass your laws in this is a direct threat to you now t p p is a much more expansive threat for instance that you're now after the north american free trade where it's three countries and largely and fortunately the u.s. has been the one who's companies are suing everyone else apart from the transpacific partnership agreement another giant agreement is now being negotiated between the e.u. and the q west and the u.s.
congress has already made it clear that any agreement must reduce e.u. restrictions on genetically modified crops for example coordinated chicken and hormone treated. what does this mean for your. this it would be a race to the bottom in their standards so there has been since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight an attempt by the biggest u.s. and european corporations to use that sort of negotiations to roll back the strongest food safety environmental financial regulations things they could not get undone at home and so now it is a green being launched they are just. thinking finally will get rid of those darn g.m.o. rules well maybe say these agreements will leave if the for greed upon believe people completely to the mercy of corporations lori wallach with me today and i'm going to check out the market. and the whistle blowing website wiki leaks has now published a chapter from the agreement outlining how corporations could simply abuse the
treaty and the director of an organization which lobbies for medicine to be freely available to old told us that he fears destructive monopolies will take control of the new market. it's called a trade agreement but really this is a secretive rule making against public health and it would lead to preventable suffering and death in asia and latin america while binding us consumers to high drug prices bad rules here at home there are a number of bad proposals that have been advanced by big pharma as clues it's incredibly patents on surgical methods only the methods that doctors are actually using on patients or their treatment practices anything that's not what the doctors bare hands potentially patentable monopolised there are only two countries in the world that did that recognize that recognize these patents one is the united states the other is australia which actually opposes the u.s. proposal in the text eighty countries have banned these procedures outright is an
outrageous violation of medical ethics are still to come for you in this hour and all of the international about a deadly division the u.s. defense secretary flies into pakistan to try and persuade their leaders that the drone war is not doing more harm than good also. living in this cage of a house returning to our old house is a dream which we know won't come true trapped in tiny makeshift camps fukushima refugees lose hope of returning to a life they saw washed away. the . economic down in the final. and the rest.
fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand kilometers in a record setting trip by land air and sea and others face. a limp victoria treeless. on r t r g dot com. i was thinking somehow i have to come back because mom was waiting for me. and i just knew that everything would be fine for some reason the were so confident because we were going to get married officially after he came back how could he not come back not have it never crossed her mind. when the militants decided to try and break through. screaming her in a book. splosion blow them all round his back toward. and it was all over all. we know that our comrades and our
commander won't leave us no matter how tough it gets we are the team. you're getting was a senior in his military trio. he knew that if he didn't smother that grenade with his body or if just comrades would die he gave his own life to save his friends. international research when japan that was hit by a giant tsunami in twenty eleven hundreds of thousands forced to flee literally saw their lives washed away promises were made it would only be a very short matter of time before their homes were rebuilt. has been finding out these people are still waiting for this woman can only fit me and my cameramen into
her new home she apologizes but there's simply no room for the whole crew inside she's one of recent lawyers from the fukushima area forced to leave their homes amid the twenty eleven nuclear disaster. when the tsunami hit we were told to pack only necessary things and run away they said it would be only for two three days now living in this cage of a house returning to our old house is a dream which we know won't ever come true well being fed with promises of a bigger house but that's as far as it gets promises. this is just one of the quickly erected residential areas where fukushima exiles have relocated to there are hundreds of makeshift camps scattered across the region accommodating more than three hundred thousand people all of the four hundred three settlers living in this particular area used to have a large house as before the accident now they are forced to live in this thirty square meter dwellings they were told that this would be just
a short term measure but it seems in their case the old saying there's nothing more permanent than temporary suits very well the majority of these people are pensioners suffering from different ailments they are jobless just as surprisingly many of their younger neighbors this man used to run a profitable venture now he barely makes and meat. i had a one hundred thousand dollar a year business producing honey now it's destroyed forever just like my life on top of all that i'm offered the financial compensation or any job that's why i'm taking tepco to court. the government says it's working on proven conditions for reset but with the fukushima clear up draining billions of dollars out of the state budget it could take years maybe even a decade to do that even local officials are being kept in the dark. the government says is building bigger houses but will finish it in no sooner than two
years and not all of these people will be able to live in those that's as little as we officials on the ground are told by the central government fukushima means a happy island in japanese but that's the last word these people will describe to their lives which are unlikely to ever return to normal especially with the government meeting the area around the nuclear site might never again be suitable to live in. reporting from japan. dealing with the aftermath of course of nuclear disaster what to do with this radioactive waste later on are to break in the said put that in the crosshairs and ask the question of whether the element. perhaps the answer what if there was a nuclear alternative that could safely and effectively generate clean energy this nuclear option might exist with an element three to four times more abundant than uranium all these amazing capabilities that dorian has almost zero waste completely
much more clean and the normal reactor that we're seeing now just clarify quickly through and react to this but also it's still produced some waste it's just the if you're talking about a molten salt react to the waste is far reduced and it is a complicated question but you know we produce less long lived waste let's put it that way. the u.s. defense chief was in pakistan tried to smooth over the cracks between the two countries but despite a warm handshakes performative perfectly for the cameras chuck hagel has taken a tough stance on the key area of division of the deadly drone strikes he's warned that aid could be cut off if anti drone protests carry on now unmanned attacks have killed nearly a thousand people in the last ten years and experts say the u.s. is unwilling to admit what's really happening. i don't think anybody in the united
states including the people members of congress really want to face up to the fact that the drone wars may be really unsuccessful down one of the problems with the drone strikes are they do kill people but they also kill innocent pakistanis and that's why in the same is true in afghanistan and of course this is a problem that you may be creating more terrorists than your creator then you're killing their tactically successful in killing some militants but they're strategically a disaster because they create more animosity and therefore generate more islamic terrorism not only for the united states but i think for other other parties involved as well many most tori's for you online this hour including a rather unexpected discovery us a strong woman or so left more than a little puzzled over the appearance of our recently discovered planet that is in the entirely wrong part of space. also online for the n.s.a.
spy scandal reaching russian officials as the country's lawmakers consider a ban on the use of foreign smartphones and also don't call me we tell you what could replace the i phones on the other android devices. right on the scene. first street. and i would think that you're. on a reporter's twitter. instagram. the in the. just a moment we're going have a special report on russia's special forces for now though let's jump into the sea world update automatically where a rally today cuts for small businesses turned violent hundreds of protesters blocked the may. train station in turin stones with
a regional government headquarters police resorted to tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and similar protests also took place in several other italian cities including. the leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood mohamed badie remain defiant against charges of inciting violence because he appeared in court on monday that's amid fresh clashes between police and brotherhood supporters of the university about the is on trial alongside the ousted president mohamed morsi and other key brotherhood figures accused of inciting the murder of protesters during an uprising in june. the u.s. is sending transport planes to aid french and african union troops in the central african republic on monday the peacekeepers started to disarm rival militias but were engaged in firefights with some still refusing to give up their weapons. on the african union send their troops after the country's president was ousted in
march the government's overthrow triggered confrontations between muslims and christians which left around four hundred people dead. now some say it's the u.k.'s s.a.'s others say it's america's navy seals but what about russia's special forces perhaps save the best for last hour special report takes you deep behind the come up in just a second. palladius street cleaner who's in love with a waitress on stage magine that there's an audience that used to take drugs and drink like a fish which the police told me about the search. but i was such
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know what i am jenny you. are with the assault section of the second platoon third special forces unit. and we're always on the alert for a long conflict because if we get intelligence about militants in the neighborhood it's usually reliable it was the squadron has played a part in conflicts before war but this was the first attack of its kind on terrain like this. when we were expecting them we were ready for them at any moment but it was a very difficult area and they were able to open fire first. was not. used to the. armored for a special forces soldier thinking is paramount but was that's how he makes the right decisions. during that five militants tried to outflank the three soldiers led by kept off and started throwing hand grenades at them sergeant jim gainey up
off covered one of those grenades with his own body. of course i was frightened but i tried to compose myself i was thinking somehow i had to come back because mom was waiting for me this is a thought the chems you down mom's waiting. x. is a serious number for here. every one of us is ready for it well perhaps not completely ready to tell it to prepare yourself for death but we do know the risks we know what our task is and above all where it is that we serve. that was a.