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the european union hints that ukraine should hold elections in reaction to ongoing protests international we look at how the standoff is taking a chunk out of the country's economy. a u.s. drone devastates a wedding convoy in yemen killing at least fifteen people supposedly being civilians officials say the party was mistaken for an al-qaeda. australia's high court overturns the country's first allowing same sex marriage in less than a week. we've been married and we've been india reinstated. relationships introducing. punishment on the program we look at the gay rights in different
countries. the world headlines live from moscow it's international for me in the news team welcome to the program members of the european parliament of pressuring ukraine's government to hold early elections as a way out of the crisis that's been gripping the country e.u. lawmakers of also cold for intervention using trade and other incentives to support those in favor of an agreement with the union ukraine's government has said that it could renegotiate the association deal if europe provides more money. and agreed to discuss a new road map towards a possible deal. antigovernment protesters continue to defy the authorities blocking the. city center with barricades and suspending the work of government
institutions as assays alexia chefs the report says not only causing chaos in the streets but also taking a toll on the country's economy. the. the. key of sprawl just have ended its fourth week with no sign it will die down the recent attempt by police to clear the streets proved fruitless and have only hardened the people's resolve it took the protesters only several hours to rebuild the barricades which the police i take it down in a matter of minutes and now they're even bigger than before the blockade has existed for almost two weeks now and not only create something of a traffic nightmare for the locals but also as the government claims it cripples the country's economy because of governmental buildings being under siege ukraine's prime minister says the country is still without a said the budget for next year the gross issues for it was drafting the budget for next year and the parliament should have an opportunity to work on it the protests are destruction many social projects like road construction and metrics luncheon
which here family needs the economic impact is being felt far from the rallies in the capital at one of the country's leading winemakers factories a thousand kilometers away from the scenes playing out in kiev times are tough but those that they would never know what's going on in kiev is complete chaos and it's causing serious economy damage to state enterprises like a vine expert license has expired because work in the public offices in the capital was disrupted by the protests that we were unable to export five trucks of wine to russia and lost two hundred fifty thousand euros and now our contact with russian importers for the next year is out in the air because they doubt our reliability and that's happening to a country already on the verge of economic collapse with an external debt of one hundred thirty six billion dollars and what is widely seen by economists as a pre default level standard and poor's have recently warned if the violence continues they will need to lower ukraine scrape. rating even further unless the
country gets a large injection of cash from somebody over the next six months at the latest maybe even sooner then they will default. revolution down with the government to prison that's what we've been hearing at the key of protests for weeks but a possible default or economic collapse is not the talk of the town behind the barricades. the r.t. reporting from kiev in ukraine. now the police in kiev had previously attempted to clear the streets of protester camps to make way for the traffic in the city center the move criticism from foreign politicians washington going as far as threatening sanctions against ukraine's government stephen cohen a professor of russian studies at n.y.u. he believes the involvement of u.s. officials could have serious consequences i'm not surprised but i am disgusted that members of the united states government are standing in queue. and
a very dangerous and fateful moment for ukraine addressing crowds of protesters is no they are. state department officials of the united states are the leaders of this opposition in effect we are contributing to the tensions in the streets and i feel that if there is more violence that these american facials at the door and also of the european union representatives are there that the people of the bosses the governments that sent these representatives from other countries to come here are going to have some blood on their own hands i think it's a very very bad idea we are closely following the situation in kiev on our website we've got a live timeline of the events surrounding ukraine you get the latest just by going straight over to.
thanks for joining us in yemen a feast turned into a tragedy when as many as fifteen members of a wedding procession were killed by a u.s. drone strike local officials say an unmanned aircraft fired missiles at a party after taking it for an al qaida one boy dozens were also wounded in the attack which happened near the southern city of rada that is traditionally known as a militant stronghold washington of course using drones as part of its campaign to fight extremists in the arabian peninsula but they do not comment on individual strikes and people activist medea benjamin says it's incidents like this one play straight into the hands of minutes. every time there's a drone strike that's the best recruiting tool for al qaeda and killing people in a wedding party i am sure that this will lead to not tens but probably a hundred people joining al qaeda and this guarantees the cycle of violence will go
on in perpetual war the drone strikes actually are a support to al qaeda it doesn't get rid of al qaeda now every month more lives are being lost in america's war on terror. unmanned aircraft the reportedly killed eighty seven people since july of this year more than a third of thought to be civilians with the least three children falling victim to what the pentagon calls precision strikes now despite america's operations al qaeda remains active in yemen and anti drone activists later bolger believes the recent incident will not be the last. this is just another example in a long list of despicable illegal and immoral combat drone strikes on the part of the government of the united states that it could be prevented it there's just no reason for this to continue and the world needs to rise up and point the finger at the united states for causing this. necessary damage and death you know they say
that they're very precise they're surgical and we can we see over and over and over again and there are many many examples of civilians women children old people being killed by these drones and even if the drones attack people that the cia intends to attack until they've been proven to do something that's against the law these are extrajudicial assassinations and they're absolutely up for it and illegal. well drones are being used for domestic security in america as well where the f.b.i. is now under pressure on our two daughters calm you can find out just how much authority the bureau think should have to conduct warrantless surveillance this according to the latest be classified documents. also online for you right here the dramatic new footage of the asiana airline crash this. shows the jet right there smashing into the runway at the san francisco international airport three people died as a result more than one hundred were injured if you fancy taking a closer look do so on our motion page.
right to see. her story. and i think you're. on army orders but. it's all to international australia's high court has overturned the. there is first a law allowing same sex marriage less than a week after it came into force and in another blow to gay rights campaigners earlier this week india up held legislation criminalizing homosexuality assays guy nature can look at the countries refusing to recognize same sex marriage. most western countries already recognize in some form the right of gay couples to
get married in adult children but in other parts of the world there is the opposite train less than a week. we've been married and we've been on there it's really just days after the nation's capital allowed same sex couples to get married the high court there struck down that decision saying regional authorities had no right to decide the matter to live in a relationship of loves and trusts to any seven australian couples then saw their marriage annulled. australia's high court ruled that gay marriage was illegal because the marriage act only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman and only the parliament can change the legislation the most recent attempt to change the law in the australian parliament failed last year polls in the country show support for gay marriage stands at fifty three percent. and offered it absolutely in my saying that you know history jumping through hoops to
try to make sure that every tree on the planet has its natural environments from far east that we would be challenging the definition of marriage which creates exactly that environment for a child requiring that it's between a man or woman india the supreme court has just made gay sex illegal again since the nineteenth century india has had a ten year sentence on the statute books for quote court only into course against the order of nature four years ago a lower court found it on constitutional the supreme court just brought the law back into force by making a similar argument of the australian judges only the nation's parliament has the right to change it but with the overwhelming majority of indians against same sex marriage and with a conservative nationalist group leading in the upcoming elections in legislative change in the next few years is highly unlikely but you have a lot of old. he just didn't lead us and all the communities of this country feel
that albert allegiance does that events and each of the main sort of thing europe has seen something similar this december quotations mody in a referendum to outlaw same sex marriage two thirds of the mostly catholic population there approved changes in the constitution in the tug of war between those who are and those who are not allowed to say i do the conservative view on marriage seems at least at the moment to be prevailing in many parts of the world can i check on our team. well we spoke to the unmarried australian newlyweds you've just seen in that report i've been hinton who is also an activist from australia of marriage equality approaching the person but the find for same sex marriage. the work that we need to do from this point on we've obviously. we have a very conservative government we have a conservative prime minister who is gay and she's also engaged. with this is something that we need to work on not just with the prime minister but
also his posse at the moment that. according to the way he wishes them to be working very hard to make sure that they have a free card a conscience forced. to release those members of that policy it's actually a very strong supporters of marriage equality once we've got that we're going to be much closer to achieving reform across the country. in croatia off of the majority voted to ban same sex marriage in a referendum the government proposed partnership legislation for gay couples it will allow them to register their relationship but not to get married american pastor scott lively he praises the country. i think that's a positive trend i think australia has just shown some courage in standing up to the gay agenda india has decided not to allow it stop any laws to be
taken off the books jamaica is showing resistance to the un to the united states led effort. and it's a sign of it was it looks like the church macon's are not going to go pro gay on that i believe that that homosexuals should have basic civil rights no one should be knocking down their door trying to find out what they're doing and there. are still to come here on the international mexico's national pride it's going up for sale as the country opens its oil deposits to foreign energy giants and to boost the nation's struggling economy. also ahead. to refugees in south africa. about why they think their future is now in doubt after the death of nelson mandela we call those two stories and the rest of the world's top headlines for the after the break.
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to teach music creation why it should care about humans and. this is why you should care only. it's good to have you with us here on r.t. international sophie shevardnadze coming soon but for now mexico has approved a controversial bill which opens up state controlled oil deposits to foreign investors for the first time in seventy five years and the law will ultimately allow foreign companies to explore for oil and extract it alongside the state owned giant pemex but also and then of the day pocket most of the profits the country has known reserves of more than ten billion barrels making it the third biggest oil producer in latin america but thirty billion more are believed to lie under the gulf of mexico which the government cannot afford to develop so the global energy giants are now queuing up to offer the technology needed to get at the reserves
that the government's opposition are saying that the president at the end of the day is simply capitulating in the face of american pressure r.t. correspondent nicholas sanchez o'donovan has the story. we have to say it was one of the most chaotic moments ever seen in the history of mexican politics outside the barricade to build in hundreds of protesters rallied against the reform and inside the picture wasn't really so much different now the p.r. and the modern no movement both left wing movements have called for massive rally on sunday regarded the content of the reform well it basically means that the government is now allowed to give private companies contracts and licenses to explore and drill the oil and gas in mexico deals and till now will obviously work prohibited under mexico's constitution opponents to the reform say they fear that that big corporations especially from the us where we have complete domination over
mexico's natural resources and the truth is that it can be a big very big deal actually for the us we can't forget that mexico remains one of the to. five crude exporters to their not no the northern neighbors chip in over a million barrels a day this energy reform also modified three points of the mexican constitution therefore it now has to be approved by a minimum of seventeen local governments this this is step is really only a formality and groups on the left think that the measure is so big that it should have been subjected to a national referendum energy analyst alex corin's believes that all the advantages of mexico's sovereignty over its own resources are just being pawned off for free. at a guess we're seeing natural resources being stolen by businessmen with the government's help we see high flying politicians provide companies with all the legal assistance
they can so the companies end up owning resources that should be controlled by the state and businesses even get control over employees rights and it's clear that these rights will then be violated these proposals are then put before congress which passes them while some of the most unpopular measures get included as reforms at a later date i can't imagine that any of these lawmakers name go on to work for oil companies after their mandate expires it's not what is happening with the system where the public sector sets up the private sector the state starts to sell off bit by bit especially now in times of crisis and they sell it all cheap. or let's wrap up some international headlines for you brief time for the r.t. you want update now to china we go to a gas explosion at a coal mine trapped at least twenty two people on the ground in the west twelve workers did manage to crawl to safety while the search is ongoing for the rest are right now the cause of the blast is unknown. along the way to the un report has
concluded that chemical weapons were probably used in syria at five out of seven sites investigated in the country it doesn't point to either the government all rebels being responsible for the attacks earlier this year syria agreed to destroy its toxic arsenal under the supervision of an international watchdog. north korea has executed the once powerful uncle of its current leader kim jong un the former general was accused of seeking to overthrow the leadership he was executed shortly after a trial on thursday it's the biggest up evils and kim jong un succeeded his father two years ago. and a car bomb has exploded in the north of egyptian city of is malia killing at least one and injuring dozens more in the blast took place near the entrance of a security base and was followed by rifle fire attacks on police and the army have certainly been on the rise in the country since president mohamed morsy was toppled in july. now the spanish government has evolved to block an independence referendum
in northeast catalonia local separatist parties of already agreed on the wording and set the date for november next year but madrid says any debates on the issue are simply out of the question that pollute see an economist from barcelona university says that spain can stop catalonians from choosing their independent. they have to show us how and or how are they going to trees and old for happening what are they going to do they are going to send us the toilets in the electoral process it's up to them to show what kind of democracy they support first of all cattle and arab people are an issue now. a story commission and they have been convinced that. it's a survivor lost our language as our culture. surely says apply to their citizens are going to be better held by their own government that.
matter of will to the government your own government. in his lifetime nelson mandela managed to break down society's divisions and smash apartheid in south africa he stood with open arms welcoming refugees from far and wide who saw him as a father figure without him to protect them many fear bell now no longer be welcome as artie's polis later found out. don't lean software fijian south africa from the congo because of one man nelson class where mandela causes though i knew a lot of the do nothing. that had a camp but now he's gone and only means afraid she and other foreigners like her will be kicked out i bring that out as well but in the eyes because they don't one foot in the air they are complaining that it's put in there that taking their jobs
millions of africans have fled their troubled countries in search of a better life in south africa but more often than not they've swapped one horror for another with no money work or prospects a handful have made this place a methodist church in downtown johannesburg home if you're a green or you for your german or if you're fringe and you come into this country you were in to experience what's experienced here one of the things that protected for instance was that it divorced us from the rest of africa who failed is struggling to support his wife and five children in a brutal attack she was beaten so badly she miscarried he was left for dead the crime being foreigners in a strange land i think we could we have. a right to life i think i should also let you in south africa prejudices run deep not only are
african foreigners accused of taking jobs away from locals they're also held responsible for accelerating crime so if who is doing it in the way they're going to do the work to do is good and. what we have to deal with some level going home though is not an option political instability acute poverty and violence awaits them for twelve long months studying has been too afraid to step foot outside this church and now with mandela gone she's more afraid than ever. list too says something above the flood and but no one will talk about the flooding events as night falls the schools close providing refuge to people seeking sanctuary in a country that doesn't want them. john is south africa. i've got more news coming your way in about half an hour's time that will be with you. so up next it's odd to use sophie shevardnadze and our interview program so if we go.
a bit of a political. so you know if you're confident that the irish people won't be asked again to step in and you've got to tell what the what the private banks what the end of any costs and stuff for hopkins wasn't to be funny not economically what always happens is the regulator and central bankers politicians they say this will never ever happen again and it keeps on happening but we have to ensure is that if this does company it doesn't switch us at least make an all full cost for tots.
hello and welcome to sophie and co me sophie shevardnadze and space has always been a frightening guess at the same time an irresistible lure for humans billions of dollars have been spent on space exploration numerous missions have left to earth's heading towards the stars now imo the latest emissions says the exploration and colonization of mars but why would people want to go there will it ever be possible and is it worth it that's today's topic. troubling even a higher conquering space leaving an imprint on other planets. cause we could venture has always appealed to people's romantic side so what is the next
extraterrestrial stuff sold look towards wrong and hope the first human settlers will arrive there within our lifetimes how realistic is don fisher who will be. pioneer's be will the hardships we serve mountain and will the martian winds be marsupial to the first struggle. or it's our guest today is robert zubrin ira space engineer off their own and very outspoken advocate of human colonization of mars it's great to have you here on our team robert thanks for inviting me right so the people have been to the moon for the past forty years and last time they went there they're lunar expedition didn't really leave much of the consequences didn't really bring much of this why do you think that mars will actually have more effect well mars is much more interesting place than the mood ok the moons of rock mars is a world mars had oceans on it in the past it had rivers there dried up now but
mars had liquid water on it for a billion years which is five times as long as it took life to appear on earth after there was liquid water here and so it's possible that life could have evolved on mars and if we go to mars and find traces of past life or even surviving present life it would prove that the development of life from chemistry is a general phenomenon in the universe and furthermore mars is a planet that has the resources not just to support life but technological civilization for our generation mars is the new world but from what we know right now if you can't breathe in mars can you because there's no atmosphere right there on mars there are sandstorms. i mean the place is pretty pretty inhospitable. yeah mars well it has a thin atmosphere not no i can't very no you have to wear
a spacesuit going outside on mars today. but nevertheless it's an extremely interesting place and it's a place that because it does have the fundamental resources it has water it has carbon it has nitrogen things that are all lacking on the move. where with sufficient technological inventiveness it can become a place that humans can colonize you know humans are not native to most of the earth units are not native to russia no single no human could survive a single winter night here in moscow without technology we have to like it or else how serious while walking around the earth we can do the rightful what but what i'm saying is to humans as they were originally most of the earth was uninhabitable we became a global species by inventing the technologies that allow us to live.