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access to. dozens of civilians are massacred near the syrian capital damascus as survivors tell our t.v. of mass executions and kidnappings carried out by the islamist rebels. as the european union puts ukraine integration on hold u.s. senators join the protest in the capital kiev throwing their weight behind the opposition's pro western ambitions. and mexico is gripped by mass anti-government demonstrations with protesters accusing authorities of stripping the state of its wealth and the people of their future.
a warm welcome to you live from moscow you're watching archie international with me and he's now our top story this hour fierce fighting is continuing in the syrian town of hadera on the outskirts of damascus as the army tries to push rebel forces from several districts and reports indicate mass execution of civilians carried out by al qaeda linked groups survivors have described the horrific scenes of people used as human shields archies arabic channel spoke to an eyewitness to the massacre . no. r t sources in the military say radical islamist fighters entered the town of address and massacred local civilians according to the latest figures at least eighty people were killed in the districts which the syrian army has now liberated entire families were killed other families were kidnapped and are being used as human shields in the battle against government forces. militants from job i don't know strike and the army of islam seize control
of all the streets and cross roads very quickly this is became terrible they were killing the outrage and fear on of them to find our men came to the city they carried out the slow to the worst thing in their crime was when they shot people in the baker's old and they kidnapped people and many were beaten. our t. sources in the military also say that some of the kidnapped families have been transferred to areas south of the town they are now being held in strategically important zooms which the rebels have been using as a base of operations these places are heavily fortified sources also say the total death toll in an address main fact increase because the syrian army has not yet liberated the entire town. geo political analyst patrick head enson told r.t. that the events in our address show that foreign encouragement of rebel forces is only delaying any hope of peace in syria. if there is any western governments that
want to have any dialogue or gauging dollars with these groups these are the same western governments are saying that we don't talk to terrorists we don't negotiate with terrorists and here just the mere idea of wanting to include the radical islamic element into the conversation and for the future of syria is ridiculous just on the basis of western policy over the last twenty or thirty years doesn't make any sense at all what it does though indicate is that there are there is involvement absolutely by western talk and say agencies that do have links to some of these radical jihadist groups and that has been proven throughout history and is also the case today the first thing that needs to happen for any peace talks to succeed is the western governments cannot be involved in any way shape or form either through proxies with through their intelligence agencies or third parties with army financing equipping giving aid of any kind to the syrian opposition
we are keeping a close eye on syria throughout the day and you can get the latest updates as well as more eyewitness reports on r.t. dot com. ukraine's locked in on certainty with both the government and the e.u. sending mixed signals over possibilities for future integration as thousands remain on kiev's main square demanding an agreement a senior official signal that all plans are on hold and in this hesitant atmosphere it's the u.s. that seems to have assumed the role of decision maker as alexei yourselves now reports. trauma care. bremer oh there's very few americans when you. hear john mccain's media conference in kiev was rich in loud statements didn't leave veiled warnings to moscow we need to make it clear. to the russian government that in their putin that interference in the affairs of ukraine
is not acceptable to the united states of america or to any other free country in the world followed by explicit threats to kiev if the movement and membership and he has not achieved that is going to have very serious effects here in ukraine and in us cray cray malaysians. interfering but many question twice he was there in the first place it's not the first time john mccain has been seen paying a visit to the united states is currently lending its support to he had a photo op with some syrian rebel kidnappers now it's a world boxing champion turned politician and mccain is not the only american politician in ukraine his appearance that gets independence square was preceded by u.s. assistant secretary of state victoria nuland handing out cakes to the protesters the reason they are that is bluntly because i think these people want to detach the ukraine from russia as they see it and they think that by supporting the protesters
in kiev they might actually achieve that the problem with that strategy is that it's simply not working the balance between the ukraine and russia economically and culturally ethnically and simply too strong and i think for american politicians and indeed european politicians to go to the ukraine and to try to do that is actually very unwise and very dangerous and he simply exacerbating making worse the differences the divisions in the ukraine which are already very great but as u.s. officials seem keen on pushing the u.s.o.c. deal through. to brussels all but shut the door and signing it through a tweet from the man in charge of e.u. expansion it's unclear whether it's a matter of the e.u. not budging on ukraine's pleas for more financial help upon signing the agreement the previous offer of six hundred million euro was branded as humiliating by unocal which or brussels rumored willingness to seize any talks with this government this
latest statement by the european official also puts huge pressure on the coverage because he has been saying all along continuously during the last call it says that meetings with european officials and the opposition that ukraine would not. do integration. he was fully expecting to sign your association deal with here is the future and with the news that this prospect is as remote as ever the protesters resolve is now also being hardened by a rallying cry from the newest arrivals from america let's see reporting from kiev in ukraine. we discuss the american senators underway right support for ukraine's opposition rallies with international relations professor mark said that he thinks their involvement is driven by anything but genuine concern over the authorities handling of peaceful protest. senator john mccain hasn't shown any such concern for occupy wall street protesters when they were brutally repressed in the united states and driven from zuccotti park and from the main centers of america cities
across america or with. protesters in europe against neoliberal austerity measures when tens of millions receive like treatment over the last two years indeed just this week in spain in the united kingdom and in italy we saw police repression of peaceful political dissent john mccain hasn't. shown any concern about this john mccain has always been concerned with as he views russia as a geo political enemy of the united states of the greater trans-atlantic community and he like many a western officials is viewing this through a cold war lens of trying to separate russia from the ukraine in order to in his mind keep it in a permanently geo politically weakened state. political turmoil a crackdown on protests and an economy in limbo life in egypt is no easy ride just
ahead a look at what happened to those dreams of those who took part in the arab spring uprising almost three years ago plus. a warm welcome for new members as immigration and finance drives a wedge through the european union. the . economic downturn the find out all day long the deal shanghai and the rest because i think the case will be every week along. with.
all of the new book the moment along the bank of new knowledge base if you're trying to evoke. pleasure to have you with us here on our t.v. today on researchers. previously peacekeepers were primarily concerned with monitoring peace deals in a post conflict environment nowadays there are increasingly asked to operate in a high risk obama while believe the bible is too lenient or reduced. motionless with these people who has caused over almost one. four million people killed millions of displaced and refugees tens of thousands of women raped tens of
thousands of children and recruit soldiers slaves no. largest consumer p.c.'s and i see it many in the country is the federal government simply saves property of the united states government. is the united states privilege and it was the public has to realize it can't just by. just throw it away . for instance belongs to the united states environmental protection agency i found this on a dump site here. it's not a waste of. the producers of these and that's what i think should be able to collect at least i believe the vision responsible for the products from cradle to grave. fatal for mexico comment of mental health proper jail cell to murder trying
to cooperate at all but also belongs to the washington metro area transit authority properties of a dentist aids page and trademark office. welcome back to our international the congress of mexico has opened up a seventy five year old state monopoly on oil and move which has brought hundreds of thousands of people out onto the streets across the country protesters say that if the bill becomes law international oil companies will snatch the reserves from under the noses of domestic producers but for now the document has been approved by more than a third of mexico's states but what began as a protest against an energy policy has now turned into a nationwide discontent with the entire government argues nicholas donovan witnessed one such demonstration. protests against the energy
reform have been held in all major cities across mexico it's a new demonstration of power of those who oppose what they government has approved without their consent we can't forget that there are three points of the mexican constitution that will be modified under the new measure for many mexicans this new era in the energy sector just means the beginning of the end of the country's independence many also believe that the whole process has been just a farce and that the decision was really already made even before the debate began the rapid approval that the reform is getting in the local delegations only strengthens the position of those who think the politicians of mexico aren't on the side of the people but on the side of commercial interests losing that is it and not interested in asking the people they don't care about what we think at all this states will have to reform the truth in ten minutes they know know what they are doing there to train us the streets are the only thing we have now and will do all
it takes to defend it and symbolically protesters in mexico city the nation's capital chose the square of independence to kick off their massive march pressure tension and frustration been building up here it's only about energy reform they talk about education reform about the transfer overseas indeed it's just the mexican people coming together really demonstrating they're just not happy with their policies. international action center activist calif pound believes penn really rather believes the government itself is in fact the source of the unrest the oil in mexico this is something that the mexican people you know have have called claims for themselves they say it's their property they say belongs to doubt but now just like so much of the wealth of the world's being privatized being handed over to private corporations and being utilized to make profits work for some capitalists and that's that's an outrage and that's why the people are are rising up against it that's why we see all these massive outcry because the people
of mexico well have really made clear that the government of mexico doesn't represent them that represents interests in the united states and they would like sovereignty and independence. you know by more stories we're covering at our tea dot com veil you'll see you're see thirty lashes for calling a constitutional monarchy saudi activists are punished criticizing the ruling family and get a further four years in prison plus. preparations for world cup two thousand and fourteen could be undermined as workers in brazil call for a nationwide strike over the human cost of construction more details on our website . the. right to see. first rate. and i think that you're. on our reporters. in.
the the in. well showing symbols like these could land you in jail in egypt a fifteen year old boy was arrested last month after he brought a ruler to school bearing the sign of the muslim brotherhood prosecutors claim the boy was inciting violence and the brotherhood unites millions of people who oppose the in terms government in egypt but they say their voice is being squashed and as bell true reports it's just another reason why many egyptians are looking else where for a better life. omaha meet a young egyptian design student sits in his favorite downtown cairo cathay talking about a better life abroad three years on from participating in two thousand and eleven revolution omer is frustrated with the state of the country he says once he finishes his studies he'll have to leave. here your story for four years and then
you don't find a job at the end of it there a better chance is outside egypt there i can find the freedom to work with the skills that i have that is one of the most important reasons forcing people to leave egypt there are eight million egyptians already abroad and others and looking to join them as the economy flatlines in the political instability even if the economy of the country will grow in the future the double digits there will never be able to accommodate every new job seekers there is going to be always a percentage of the population that would seek job elsewhere job outside the country youth unemployment rates are at a staggering seventy seven percent and that may well rise after years of turmoil for young men like almost seeking work abroad is often the only option but it's not just the economy driving egyptians to leave some fleeing amid a growing crackdown on political freedoms growing numbers of activists are now facing jail sentences after the military installed government enforced the law
banning protests without official permission daily battles between student protesters and security forces broke egypt's campuses police and the army continue to patrol the streets here where we need democracy freedom better health care and social justice to fulfill the main demands of our revolution the police need to change the whole regime needs to have a better ideological way of dealing with egypt or more people will go the government hopes and new constitution and upcoming elections will help stabilize egypt but until egyptians can find work and enjoy basic freedoms moreover. before was to leave. for our tea. follow bell true on twitter for all the latest from egypt including why this bomber to promote the country's newly dropped to the constitution has caused a few red faces that's because most of these faces here are not even gyptian their
stock library pictures used in commercial from other countries. let's take a look at some other world news this hour a series of suicide attacks and car bombs across iraq have left at least twenty one people dead there were five assaults in the capital alone but the deadliest took place around two hundred kilometers north of baghdad where bombers encircled a police station it's been iraq's bloodiest year since two thousand and eight or to dot com has a special section devoted to the civilian cost to the country since the american led intervention. israeli soldiers have shot two members of the lebanese army just hours after an idea of soldier was killed by a lebanese sniper a spokeswoman for the israeli army said troops opened fire after detecting suspicious movements the region have been hit by sporadic violence since the two thousand and six lebanon war when israel fought a month long battle with hezbollah fighters. a proposed bill that will
shield romania's m.p.'s from probes over corruption has led to a violent protest in the capital crowds broke through a police cordon outside the government headquarters and bucharest chanting slogans and demanding the proposal be dropped me as president the first group which signature is required for the bill to become law has condemned parliament's plan. well disagreement between member states is growing as its newest members romania and bulgaria prepare to gain the same rights as other citizens freedom of movement and banking are driving a wedge between nations that fear a flood of benefit hungry immigrants. and unfair competition as polly now reports it's supposed to be an ever closer europe but the european commission the body responsible for keeping the twenty eight country club together is facing a growing number of complaints from its members in january as the new asst
members remain ians and ball gary ends will be able to travel to work and live anywhere within the euro zone but the u.k. prime minister david cameron's not exactly offering open arms you need to change the rules about every move with people we bring to countries for a job is one thing but i'm not in favor of people being to be able to claim benefits that's why we set up a series of measures this week to put beyond doubt that there isn't a freedom to go and play by the same sentiments have been shared by germany and france so it's no surprise that views not going down well with the european commission it argues migrants boost these countries economies rather than sponge off their governments but immigrations by no means the only issue that you can't agree on god only what we're facing right now is there. has been a lot and i'm not talking about. u.k.
or rhythm equates always being outside and inside europe i'm talking about their. european banking union has long been on the cards designed to offer the same confidence to a depositor in a greek or spanish bank as enjoyed by someone in a german one but richer member states a worried it'll only end in bailouts for banks and other countries last time ministers met to discuss the union they wrapped up early because of a lack of progress and speaking of money brussels has strived for tax harmonize ation cost your mind back to recent scandals about google and apple. housing the headquarters in ireland with a corporate tax rate of just twelve and a half percent compared to thirty four percent in belgium and you'll see that harmonize ation is a long way off you're seeing economic effects of the show from greece across the eastern europe recent germany but without political control over those things
happening it's a very untenable situation to have. london. coming up on r t international will report on the twists and turns in the life of a boxer fighting for his dignity and for our u.k. viewers it's going underground with office and rough times. they're calling obama's happy smiling sophie photo with the danish and british prime ministers at the mandela funeral an international incident but before we rail on obama for doing something stupid a funeral we need to clear one thing up the washington post says that this action occurred at the memorial service after the funeral was over and trust me after about three hours of serious lectures at a conference or some sort of super long wedding most of us would just be banging our heads against the wall out of boredom and i'd probably check my email about
seven times obama's place you know i said most of us but the president isn't supposed to be like most of us because he represents all of us it's one thing when you're fourteen and too stupid to realize that sophie photos at the wake after grampa's funeral is a bad idea but it's another thing entirely when one of the most photographed and powerful people on the planet takes a selfie at the memorial service of someone he claims to respect although i might sound annoyed this sophie is pretty much irrelevant this is just a big error of etiquette there are plenty of real concrete things with real consequences to be bad at obama over like our being religious wacko rebels in syria or signing into law the n.b.a. i wish with all my heart that we only had to be angry with obama over some minor etiquette errors but sadly they're just a drop in the obama bucket but that's just my opinion.
previously peacekeepers for a president of concerned with monitoring peace deals in that post conflict environment nowadays there are increasingly asked to operate in a high risk while being violent system of angels to stay. motionless with these people has closed over almost twenty years four million people killed millions of displaced and refugees tens of thousands of women raped tens of thousands of children and recruited those soldiers will slaves know. why is the price of gold so high. demand global demand do you think oldest money.
know the value of the only place we have to live of the water that we need to survive it's not compared to i mean gold we're not going to eat gold we're not going to bait with gold. we're not going to drink what clearly what i'm all is and it's in a desperate economic situation absolutely right what we're wrong to do is say therefore any kind of economic development from the outside is going to be a benefit their only purpose is to extract as much money as possible to feed into the global financial system. with part of the geo political economic system that's extremely or split to do. first of all is a question where the mining should even be carried out altogether can it be done in a way which doesn't destroy people's was resources in burma. you know those are
pretty serious crimes. mining is not a one a moment broke it's happening in asia in africa and south america in central america in mexico and it's even happening in kind of not in the united states. but i was a child i always dreamed of becoming an actor. but a sailor. tell. me i'm going you know people know me as i live about your house so i'm over forty.