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in canada and the united states. president putin rewrites his new year address pledging to fight terrorists and till early defeated following two suicide blasts involved a grant which claimed search for lives. also this hour the machines are watching the n.s.a. is reportedly intercepting a lap tops purchased online to install a spy in malware before they reach their destinations. relations and breakthroughs and edward snowden spy scandal a long awaited nuclear deal with iran global run is against junk foods and fracking the stories that shaped twenty setting for you.
seem to national coming here live from moscow and as our welcome to the. russian president vladimir putin has changed his new year address and pledged to fight terrorists until they're fully defeated it follows two deadly suicide bombings in volgograd in just two days let's get more now from the screen of his day here at sea for us are you going to give us more details on this latest statement by the russian president or the president changed is the traditional new year's address location from the kremlin to what of in the russian far east where he's growing on an unexpected visit greeting the new year with those affected by massive floods which happens there in the region last summer and. also spoke about the recent terror attacks in volgograd voicing his condolences to the families of the victims
pledging to provide all the necessary assistance and support and also promising to continue fighting terrorists until they are completely defeated. now he is a you go live there you go thank you very much indeed for that update and for more reaction and analysis of the tragedy as well as the latest updates on the investigation head to our website r.t. dot com. families in the russian city of volgograd have started wearing their loved ones who were killed into his success of a suicide bombings that times within twenty four hours of each other sana said this is his main train station underground advance the number of dead following the terror attacks has reason to settle for dozens more still in hospital margaret howell is in lower ground. it is tense it's also very somber the traffic seems to be moving more slowly and i was able to catch up with some of the family members of
people who have died namely the father of the security guard but here is their story it's been one more an uneasy night for residents of russia's southern city of boulder god loved ones of the injured in two terror attacks here held vigils in hospitals while others mourned. he was a good man a good father a good son a good grandson there not so many of such good ones around the good ones die first they say. with barely contained tears blood a mere nelly vike oh clutches to the memory of his son who was the victim of sunday's attack at the train station sergei was a security guard there. and. he had this job for about a year or so how it all happened on the video footage he was standing by the railing during the security check and then there was this man coming in and he just barely made it towards him and then there was a blast and it was over and no more footage he stopped that man who was trying to
get through the security gate as he had to yes that's what the camera showed i saw him doing his job smiling he did what he had to do that it was his duty. staircase family mourned monday night with only the conviction that he carried out his responsibilities to bring them any small comfort for others in volgograd the night brought fragile relief in the knowledge that loved ones were spared but they woke up the next morning to a second suicide bomber this time on a city trolley bus. this was i can't remember anything i was deafened by the blast we had almost reached the bus stop when the explosion went off it was like an electric shock all over my body i can't remember i didn't see anyone i was sitting and looking out of the window when it happened. and i think i was the last to be carried out of the trolley bus now no doubt any of the people of the southern russian city expected to have two suicide bombers factored into their new year's
eve celebration shopping and travel plans volgograd is still reeling after two terror attacks within the span of twenty four hours we met batali in his home just hours after his friend was killed in monday's attack i was shocked you had a family a young wife and a small child it's very sad to realize that a young man died in such a tragic incident pollution. stories like these two are poring over of all the great city limits with the residents there hoping for more time to mourn their family and friends and rebuild their lives in volgograd margaret hello r t. throbbed the yeah approach has had a great country as well and wide with the public easing it as an effective method of getting their message across to the authorities but as a notional reports this kind of freedom of expression is now under threat in some states which claim to be bastions of democracy.
from the u.s. . canada. i presume. to as far as thailand. and much of europe basically the large group of protesters that people protest they're furious with the stereotype policies in europe the n.s.a. surveillance and drones in america and the wide range of concerns like freedom of the press and the loss of the secular state in turkey. disenchanted disagreeing and desperate to be heard when they go through the usual channels of electoral democracy they just have a feeling that the governments aren't representing their interests so they feel they have no alternative but to take to the streets and express themselves in a way that the government cannot ignore them and the governments haven't ignored
them is certainly a problem in many of these places in some sort of gap between popular feeling and the way governments react many of the protests sparked on different continents and in different countries these here and up these clashes between protesters and authorities the greatest fear the government has is that people will feel protesters fashionable is that people will feel that democracy is fashionable some decided to use the law to protect themselves from these risks in chicago and come back and in spain and to protest laws that heavy fines or even jail sentences for demonstrating operative supplanting in allegedly violent protest and democracy is not just having an elected government it is also being able to accept listen to and incorporate many different voices. and it seems a democracies that are under threat what's being passed off as representative
democracy but which is actually. government by corporatist global those minor concessions hoping that the protests will dissipate and then they can continue business as usual which was probably just now becoming a more poor poor form of dollar with authorities it will hardly be an easy thing to do. those different things that protest what they see is a police state to focus against the persecution of whistleblowers really not. know exactly that that it will. reach national r.t. . and the terms to rescue a ship trapped in flows and toxic hasn't exactly gone to plan the chinese icebreaker sent to evacuate the russian vessel academics for kosky is now trying to previously an australian icebreaker failed to reach the ship which has been stranded since christmas having to turn because of poor weather conditions china's vessel the suit was then sent to airlift tromped scientists by helicopter but that
has barely moved for a day and is awaiting for the weather to improve now and americanised the polar star is currently on route from seattle but when we get there for another week the seventy four scientists scientists tourists and crew aboard are in no danger and all they need to welcome in the new year including enough ice for trying. careful today on your laptop because the latest revelations of n.s.a. spying suggest american spies may be logging every keystroke you make an article in the german magazine planes the agency installs a rigged cables allowing him to see everything displayed on the p.c. monitor is that plugs into multiple disguised bonding devices also allegedly send and receive data using radio waves and surely david seaman believes these were relations will bond i own global tech company. my understanding of it is that this
is extremely widespread but is not so much the companies cooperating with the n.s.a. as it is the n.s.a. pouring tremendous amounts of money and talent into developing these hacks we're talking about complete orwellian control of innocent people's phones and innocent people's computers and laptops and i think that it undermines basic faith and confidence in american tech companies this is going to lead to a massive loss of revenue technology has the power to lift all of us up to provide more innovation and transparency that ever before in human history and that's the path that the internet was already on you see the explosion in online media and everybody has a voice an opinion in this global society but the n.s.a. has destroyed a lot of that it's undermined basic faith in the internet. and i had for you a leg bank of the stories and revelations at which. the n.s.a. hunks the walls of edward snowden to expose it as well as winds of change in iran
and nuclear breaks for deal and a historic resolution on syria and of course and much more right after the break. on their way to antarctica the crew of the i can to make sure that a face many challenges. here you have to look out for yourself crashing on to rocks trapped in pack ice in extreme conditions and i think can happen and dark to go always comes up with surprises you have to keep your eyes open because there's always something going wrong the ship carries huge reserves of water food fuel as well as helicopters and people able to survive extreme conditions they're ready for anything even an apocalypse she's really an incredible ship calling all antarctica stations this is going to make it feel that of radio check please respond.
welcome back to aussie international let's move on now as twenty says hayden comes to an end when the bank that's what history will remember from the last twelve months spying scandals breakthroughs in international diplomacy drawn cold for the losses on the bits i first saw the arab spring she's an ace in our views the biggest stories of the.
i would describe this man as an american hero he's a hero but each node is a hero the whistleblower sent a world wide wake up call with the ultimate revelation of twenty thirteen the former n.s.a. analyst told it all america was spying on citizens world leaders friends and foes alike and the man has broken the laws and i damaged the country i think is a traitor snowden quickly became the most wanted man of the year with the us ready to stop and search a president's plane just in case. my first thought when i was forced to land was how can your opinion countries obey the will of the us i imagine these nations were defenders of democracy snowden made moscow's airport his home for weeks before finding a way out that it was not as clear to end up here there was united states made him stale us by revoking us passport and russia to its credit i sure recognized international law and great importance are the whistleblower remains in an
undisclosed location in the russian capital we exist for just this one last. night. why to somebody want. to suck a. person it's all the truth snowden promises to keep the leaks coming through twenty fourteen together we can find a better balance and mass surveillance and for a mind to the government that if it really wants to know how we feel asking is always cheaper than spying. the us government can and will shut down it came to a standstill for over two weeks in what's becoming an annual tradition brand america. took a beating here lawmakers couldn't agree on raising the debt ceiling and came very
close to defaulting on some seventeen trillion dollars then surely the markets going we don't want to play this game many more we're not ulit you money at any price the i.m.f. and world bank warned of dire consequences while china called for the world's de americanization given the time and time again this political crisis appear in the us i think there would be more calls for sort of trying to reduce dependence in america eventually a deal and thousands of federal employees could go back to work parks and war memorials reopened and protests die down but the shut down side effects lingered on this was really a spectacle following a series of spectacles that is downgraded america's image worldwide to levels i've never seen so low. with a new president a new mood iran's hassan rouhani broke the ice on over thirty years of frozen ties
between tehran and washington but rouhani is. diplomatic he will not be the one to back up from diplomacy first a phone call with obama while on his maiden visit to the un then the nuclear deal of the decade the iranians have shown time after time that there is no evidence that iran's nuclear program is anything but peaceful is something that has been ignored by the western media and western governments but this despite all that iran's real cillian is has forced these countries to accept. enrichment and again the russians and the chinese have played a very constructive role iran agreed to restrict and regulate its nuclear program but maintained the right to peaceful energy in return sanctions and rhetoric eased russia held diplomacy for sealing the deal the west said it's harsh sanctions secured the breakthrough. ten years on and iraq still
reels from violence a decade since the u.s. led invasion but twenty thirteen was also one of the bloodiest years. the united states employed a classic divide and rule strategy pitting people of different sects against each other and in inciting violence that is completely unprecedented in that country this is a billion deaths continue to mount. at the time of the occupation the us. pires favored certain groups in the population against others demolish the state that existed and so they're put in its place we are going to give you something new and better than our credit kind of wonderful. well this is just. he has the most phenomenal amount of blood on his hands assad didn't go nor did the rebels.
meantime the syrian civil war reached one hundred thousand deaths well it's still not resolved as to who was behind august chemical attack which killed some fifteen hundred people appear on. to our investigation that that was used by opening so anybody who reads the facts and puts the dots together which is easy to do and they made it easy to do. understand. what those facts mean those facts weren't revealed yet brought obama very close to direct military action against damascus he was committed to launch a bombing campaign but then a breakthrough there is a historic resolution is to force the whole for dualists on syria in the wrong time russia and the u.s. let it deal which saw president also agreed to give up syria's chemical weapons the slow disarmament process began but still no sign from the fractured rebel factions
of a willingness to unite for peace. the arab spring is still not blooming it's actually quite shameful to see countries and leaders of western governments who hail themselves because of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in into it the only may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood didn't survive long at the helm of egypt he spent most of twenty thirteen behind bars when he was removed by the military after mass protests hit again we have seen the german. government overthrown. is shameful that the western leaders are around call it a coup this is an old sanction military coup in tunisia and libya the chaos
continues people are desperate to try and put a cover all of what has been created by the libyan disaster in the fall of gadhafi . one time in most not going the guards strap it it down to a chair then they put a mask over his face so that the detainee can't move bite or spit and the nurse snakes the feeding tube into a nasal cavity a mass hunger strike refocused global attention on the prison at one point most inmates were refusing food the prisoners has not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured were abused very tied. to the chair they shackled our legs to the ground they put a struggle across and they forced in a tube into our noses for said twice daily the routine for many of the prison which president obama pledged to close over five years ago. drones
targeting terrorists but killing more civilians how many people are we going to have to kill before we can finally say ok that's it objective achieved war over we can call this thing of terrorists in yemen and pakistan but also wedding parties and family dinners entire communities being shattered so you may have one or two or three intended targets being killed the bad guys but then you have one hundred two hundred three hundred completely innocent people being killed america does not take strikes to punish individuals we act against terrorists who pose a continuing and imminent threat to the american people. ahrendts is back mass protests has returned to kiev almost a decade after the aren't revolution because ukraine dropped out of an e.u. trade deal and plenty of politicians from around the world joined in the us and
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 an influential electoral process to influence politics on the streets of course it's not the easiest ones to go east the west wants to look west and everyone in between wants a say and well above all look at the rhetoric that was emanating from brussels in washington when ukraine failed to sign it became clear that it was very much directed against russia and that it was not good for the ukrainian people. space rocks pack a punch a flaming meteor streaked across the sky and slammed into two lab and skin central russia with a shockwave equal to twenty nuclear bombs there are so many rumors from a jet down to a satellite and even to the start of the end of the world it damaged dozens of buildings injured hundreds of people but took everyone by surprise no one saw it
coming. viral videos of its final moments helped r.t. to a billion views on you tube the first news channel ever to do so. you might have hit or miss an online gold mine because i. absolutely triumphed as the dollar has crash and ninety per cent i guess a bit coy as bitcoin is set to take on the world and root out the bank's stirrers the world's most popular digital currency stirred up supporters and cynics cyber criminals love it drug dealers use it terrorists are looking into it the risks are clear but bitcoin snapping at the dollars heels and the banks are getting nervous if they were complete with the monetary system if they felt it was. then they wouldn't be looking for an option like the point it's a sign of where the society is going but it's old money that troubled greece and he
austerity crowds weary of years of financial life support from abroad or the government crackdown on the rising right shouting the openly fascist golden dawn party which was connected to the killing of an anti rightwing rapper. people are ready to go after go live with chemical companies are feeding us and our families now sort of black oriented table rather than farm to table protest against food giant monsanto peaked in two thousand and thirteen with activists trying to spread awareness about what they say are the dangers of genetically modified foods while sandu has been continuously voted as the most evil company on the planet year after year with stiff competition most media outlets didn't cover this growing global movement nor the one gathering steam to fight the likes of chevron and the energy giants fracking projects. the controversial process to release oil and gas deep underground ignited global campaigns against its damning
environmental potential irrefutable evidence of contamination air pollution water contamination battle between big business and the interests of the people. who didn't prove hard to predict a few years ago. recently wrote a petition asking me to pardon him he spent more than ten years in prison this is a serious punishment he saw as humanitarian reasons his mother is sick and i believe taking jus account of all the circumstances it's possible to take a respective decision and in the near future i will sign a decree to pardon him he. was released along with members of pussy riot and greenpeace activists in a nationwide amnesty international a their relations with the rest of the. it's in rapidly and it getting worse and worse and perhaps too soon with this is trying to put a stop to that or a mocker and to slow down the process but inside russia there are many questions
about how they're close ski and the fall of the oil giant yukos the russian people will want to know where is the money already people who are well on russians to of course secretly feel the cold of course he got what he deserved the movie has been called everything from priya limbic p.r. to simple logic and continues to puzzle many in and outside of russia most are waiting to see what meet their goal of ski will do with his freedom in twenty fourteen and beyond. so the new year is just around the corner make sure you join us international from seven pm chante fall special coverage to welcome and twenty four team. twelve months of changing. the lives we truly you find the world we live in. charge you was there to bring you the full future clash with the police the police are holding their way to close a camp that is
a dark spot on their field the barricades the bodies i take it down on new year's eve our global team of reporters in contributors revisit the key events of twenty thirteen and outlining what to expect next join canossa now we and kevin nolan for our annual two hour news cycle. can easily seen with archie of next a glimpse in life l. now a motorway to an island during the oxic night stand this. i'm middle school kind of guy i like tradition and heritage and all that stuff when i look to the past i see that there's a lot that we could learn from our ancestors however one thing we don't need from them are debtors prisons which according to a fox news report are somehow on the rise in the united states in the twenty first
century the a.c.l.u. and the britain center for justice claim that the local courts have been sending individuals with unpaid fines and fees jail which the courts may not even realize is illegal these courts are locking up people with fines that have exploded in size due to interest imposed on the initial amount and for the representation they had when they were in court which i always thought was supposed to be free but worst of all some are still in prison for fees they occurred while being in prison like having the audacity to use toilet paper hey that's taxpayer money down the toilet the kicker to this all is that throwing people in prison for their public debts costs more than the debts the prisoners have to pay off that's right the local governments lose money doing this someone please resurrect the founding fathers america is running out of time if you aren't worried about this comeback of debtors' prisons are you think those rednecks deserve it so let me ask you something how's it going with paying off all your loans and bills i hope for your
sake you don't miss a payment but that's just my opinion. of the twenty fourteen olympics this police line. is is so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games should be the city's present future. so bring it this is a. very cold snowy windy my. until it stops yeah beyond the olympics but come on let's say tomorrow on our team. he survived war atrocities. to make a final decision. has changed his life and the world around.