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president putin rewrites his new year address pledging to fight terrorists until they are fully defeated following two suicide blasts involved a grad which claimed thirty four lives. also the machines are watching the n.s.a. is reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spyware malware before they reach their destinations. and your revelations breakthroughs in protest edward snowden spy scandal a long awaited nuclear deal with iran global rallies against g.m. food and fracking we look at the stories that shape twenty thirty.
their wealth you're watching r.t. international coming to you live from moscow. now russian president vladimir putin has changed his new year address and pledged to fight terrorists until they are fully defeated it follows two deadly suicide bombings in volgograd in just two days . as more. the president changed his traditional new year's address location from the kremlin to come out of school in the russian far east where he's currently on an unexpected visit reading the new year with those affected by major floods which happened in the region last summer and led me to put in more of the things he talked about spoke about the challenges that russia had to feast in two thousand and thirteen including the two weirdest terror attacks in the volga the president voices voiced his condolences to the families of the victims pledged to provide all the necessary support and help and also promised to continue fighting terrorists until they are completely defeated that argued the difference we are heads of the
victims of these atrocious acts of terror we will keep up the rigorous inconsistent fighting against the terrorists until they are fully defeated. the statement was made seven hours before the new year in moscow that's the time difference between the capital and. traditionally the president's new year's addresses are watched by the majority of the population well families in the russian city of volgograd have started to bury their loved ones who were killed in the two successive suicide bombing attacks within twenty four hours of each other targeted the city's main train station and a crowded bus the number of dead following the terror attacks has risen to thirty four and dozens more are still in hospital artie's market how is involved at. it is tense it's also very somber the traffic seems to me moving more slowly than 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 of blood a mere nelly vike o. 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. he had this job for about a year i saw 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 sergei's 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 and 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 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 he 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. stories like these two are poring over all the great city limits with the residents there hoping for more time some more in their family and friends
and rebuild their lives in volgograd margaret how well are t.v. . while for more reaction and analysis of the tragedy as well as the latest updates on the investigation do head to our website dot com. it's not just the new year britain is preparing to welcome at the moment the u.k. will open its borders to both gary and remaining migrants on january the first when they get the same rights as all other e.u. citizens posted yes most britons are ready to welcome them if they are prepared to integrate and work hard although a quarter say they want immigration back even if that means pulling act of the european union let's talk more about this with writer and journalist john white who joins us now john thanks very much for coming into the program tonight not a fair number of people in u.k. d.c. immigration is the number one political problem is it really that bad you know it's
a problem because the perception is a problem but this perception has been worked out by the right wing of the tory party. both of which in my view are interchangeable. the only meal which is the populist right when powerful britain the fact that you have a national government responsibility is to form a social cohesion the fact that this government is also subscribing to the secure mongering is the problem so the perception is definitely there are legitimate concerns but those legitimate concerns are breached on the fire we live in a country under the most vicious austerity program or any developed nation in the entire world right now which is that which is in itself creating a new pressure on public services and so on and couldn't these moderates actually be of benefit to the u.k. economy at the moment because many of them will be skilled. indeed they are all the available evidence is that the migration to britain has been a net positive both in terms of cultural and richmond and economic investment if
you just take the health service for one example we are a national health service ridge be nonexistent almost with a migrant labor all levels of skill nurses doctors can solve the clinicians and i suggest someone such as nigel farage the leader of the u.k. immigrant party that if he needed to call up on the services of a hospital let me suggest that he can see that are being scanned at this juncture given some of the comments you make and when this issue but if he were to call upon his service to the hospital i don't think he would bolt at the five and we're going to be treating him and what do you make of the government's approach to this because the prime minister says new comers will have limits put on social benefits they can claim is that the right approach to this problem not because it's against the law it's against european law and it takes the view that the e.u.
can be a pick and mix that we can keep what we want and leave what we don't want nuff to remember that one point six million britons british nationals are working through the new and they enjoy the benefits of that so if we start setting up piece of them we're going to draw benefits from migrants then we can expect a quid pro quo and as i say i think the stakes of them a slippery slope towards national particular those arms and national tensions but again all the evidence is that most migrants who come to this country come here to work and the idea that any migrant we want to come and live high in the whole gambit and in two thousand and thirteen of two thousand and fourteen on benefits where child will as to be ludicrous when prices are so high is just the way of a fantasy thank you john we do have to leave it at that writer and journalist life in the u.k. john why. thank you if you're. careful what you do 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 gym to speed magazine claims the agency installs rig cables allowing it to see everything displayed on the p.c. monitors they are plugged into mobile disguised bugging devices are also allegedly send and receive data using radio waves journalist david seaman believes these revelations will backfire on global tech companies. 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. an attempt to rescue a ship trapped in frozen antarctic ice hasn't exactly gone to plan or the chinese ice breaker sent to evacuate the russian vessel academic should kolsky is now trapped two previously in australian ice breaker failed to reach the ship which has been stranded since christmas having to turn back because of poor weather conditions and china's vessel the huey long was then sent to airlift trap scientists by helicopter but it's barely moved for a day and is waiting for the weather to improve in an american icebreaker the pole star is currently on route from seattle but won't be there for another week however don't worry because the seventy four scientists tourists and crew on board are not in danger we're told and they do have all they need to welcome in the new year
including enough ice for their drinks. hadfield look back at the stories and revelations which shaped twenty thirteen how the n.s.a. the world and what it cost edward snowden to expose it as well as winds of change in iran a nuclear breakthrough deal and then a story resolution on syria that has plenty more than a couple of. searches for the twenty fourth genome and what's this boy's life long is so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games should be the city's present and future a lot more so it will bring you this is the moment they report you from a very cold snowy windy mountainous stop here beyond the olympics but. tomorrow on our.
approximately sixteen percent of imports came from illegal fishing. the european union is ironically taking fish from some of the poorest nations on earth so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action. coupon for the territorial waters they fish they load the fish on to the ships and leave for europe. to day illegal fishing just taking the bread out of our mouths. again now is twenty thirteen comes to an end we look back at what history will remember from the last twelve months spy scandals breakthroughs in international
diplomacy drawing controversies and the bit afraid of the arab spring and he said i would refuse the biggest stories of the outgoing. 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 damage 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 would defenders of democracy snowden made moscow's airport his home for weeks before finding a way out that it was not his clan to end up here there was
a united states made him stale us by revoking us passport and russia to its credit actually recognised international law in great importance are the whistleblower remains in an undisclosed location in the russian capital we exist for just this one last. period is why to. want. to suck a. person. all the snowden promises to keep the leaks coming through twenty fourteen together we can find a better balance and mance 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 u.s. 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 d. americanization given the that we see time and time again these 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 has 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 times between tehran and washington but rouhani is this diplomat 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 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 occupied years 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 democratic and wonderful. well this is just it is good. 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 a hundred thousand deaths well it's still not resolved as to who was behind august chemical attack which killed some fifteen hundred people appear. to our investigation that that was used by opening so neighborly 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 for there's a historic resolution is to force the whole for dualists on syria in the wrong time
russia and the us 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 now 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 of 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 ton of modes not go in the guard strap it is here down to a chair and then they put a mask over his face so that the detainee can't move bite or spit then 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 strap across and they forced in
a tube into our noses for said twice daily the routine for many at 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 be 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 nast probes 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 in the e.u. talk a lot about european values and western values but is it a western value to allow a foreign country to come in an influential electoral process to influence politics on the streets of course it's not the east wants to go east the west wants to look west and everyone in between wants a say and what a look to 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 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 and on mine gold mine bit coy has absolutely triumphed as the dollar has crash and ninety per cent i guess a bit coy as bit coy is set to take on the world en route out the bank 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 dollar's 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 bitcoin it's a sign of where the society is going but it's old money that troubled greece anti 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 lions chemical companies are feeding us and our families now sort of laugh or eat a 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 standing 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. putin proved hard to predict. recently wrote a petition asking me to pardon him he spent more than ten years in prison this is a serious punishment he sighs humanitarian reasons saying his mother is sick and i believe taking jew 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 mikail credit of course ski was released along with members of pussy riot and greenpeace activists in a nationwide amnesty international
a their relations with the rest of the world have been deteriorating rapidly ever getting worse and worse and perhaps a person with this is trying to put a stop to that or a marker and to slow down the process but inside russia there remain questions about whether koskie and the fall of the oil giant yukos russia will be able to know where is the money all the people who are well russians to of course shakily feel of course he got what he deserved the movie has been called everything from priya lympics p.r. to simple logic and continues to puzzle many in and outside of russia most are waiting to see what mikhail khodorkovsky will do with his freedom in twenty fourteen and beyond. it's almost half past ten here in moscow as the new year is fast approaching and in about half an hour's time we will begin our special coverage to welcome in twenty fourteen but before that it's breaking news that we have the night.
i 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 that we don't need from the 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 british 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 or 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. it was the year these whack jobs introduced the bell in to buy debt debt and lord debt the never ending list of fines for crimes to which j.p.
morgan will never have to admit obamacare that corporate espionage surveillance state the bedroom tax that housing bubble. was up. in martin and this is the sat after weeks of intense negotiations in geneva about iran's nuclear program diplomacy amazingly prevailed seemed to her on a sign onto a six month agreement that limits its uranium enrichment to five percent a level well below the necessary requirement for the development of a nuclear weapon and exchange the wrong will receive a minor reduction in harsh sanctions on many of its most valuable exports such as oil and gold and while most of the world is celebrating this encouraging development between the two countries.