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homemade. overnight as protests as a result. erected to stave off a revolution. the parliament called for early elections do not repeat the fate of gadhafi the voice of the opposition is supported by the e.u. which says the authorities have only themselves to blame. the un has four hours to withdraw an invitation for iran to take part in peace talks on syria the country's main opposition group says it will drop out of the negotiations . and syria's president says the upcoming conference must focus on tackling terrorism above all else look at how mercenaries from europe contribute to the spread of jihadists.
from a studio center here in moscow which just turned eight pm this is. international. these are images from. these actual scenes from the ukrainian capital kiev taken overnight pictures show protesters running amok angry of the plans for laws they say aimed a punishment for holding rallies the response has been fierce a mix of. clubs and police trying to stave off a revolution and. for all the international. it's morning now in. the right place where. yesterday. you can see what remains of
the police cars. picture what happened here yesterday over there just. away from here all the police line right. now trying to secure the government's water yesterday on sunday the protesters gathered for a typical rally after that they decided to go into the port and the clashes with the police erupted we have information that more than seventy. hospitals were different still remain pretty much a very brutal scene. also there was some violence from the police report rubber bullets against the crowd from time to time. ropes and flash bangs are being thrown from both sides. over the night. here and they're using these rocks to throw them at the police they're also using.
different flash bangs so it's pretty loud here this is the live barricade where the protesters. against the police. literally several thousand people to. the day. really unclear where this all going to go but so far. the word on the ground is not the full. actually try to assume. for almost two months now this may very violent very violent scenario. this whole thing is here the protesters. are on. the way from. cities ready to hold negotiations with the opposition but this is not the talk of the town right here people are still very much determined the government to resign
the president this is their goal this is a no longer. at the beginning. of this is a purely governmental. developments of what's happening. when at the moment the situation. to events last night now these are pictures of the aftermath but the interior ministry is claiming the opposition is now protesters with clubs. from last night's clashes there remains the potential that violence could spark again well thousands of. head injuries fractures and poisoning by unknown substances but despite this the e.u. is sticking to its position of blaming the local authorities or reports it appears the scene is being set for the final act. as rocks went
flying and police buses went up in flames and opposition leaders do we found the man responsible for the mayhem ukraine's president viktor going for her break as much as we demand that you stop the escalation of the situation get the police off the streets dissolve the parliament and call for early parliamentary and presidential elections do not repeat the fate of ceausescu and get after it the fact that the riots were started by several hundred protesters hailing from the ultra nationalist camp on the independence square seems to have the swept under the carpet the police had to the standard shower of rocks and molotov cocktails the government and abolition of criticism for using water cannons and rubber bullets to contain the raging crowd think christian tension in ukraine is a direct consequence of the government failing to acknowledge the legitimate grievances of its people the u.s. will continue to consider additional steps including sanctions in response to the use of violence and though the protest leaders and members chanted revolution in
much of the night the west seemed indifferent for the open calls for a two way sky under these conditions we don't want to live we don't want to work that's why we're going to change the power of whether this corps is some sematic seventy policemen were injured twenty protesters arrested cameras captured the scenes of the rioters vicious attacks against the security forces yet for the western leaders and for the ukrainian opposition this seems to be the european way to solve ukraine's internal political issues. we have european values we have european principles we have european rights that we must uphold in each and every european country this type of pressure seems to be effective not even twenty four hours after the riots started president iniquitous has already made concessions to the opposition going as far as meeting with good cards and bad by the rampaging log in and a billion square. opposition seems to be in a win win situation either by getting
a change of leadership by force or simply forcing early elections but with radicals there it's now well and truly spilt in kiev the question is would the opposition be capable of getting it back in the bottle it goes r.t. . u.s. secretary state was also highly critical of the ukrainian leadership saying the new anti protest the laws would deprive the nation of its future but the editor and publisher of business new europe told us that he believes by speaking out the west is only denying its own democratic values it's not a democratic process i mean the problem with face here is that ukraine is actually divided fairly evenly the last polls i saw fifty percent of the people supported the protests but of just over forty were against him seventy seven decided which means that the opposition doesn't have a moral authority a mandate from the people in order to change the government you have to remember at the end of the day for his ills and he has many on a call this remains
a democratically elected president and for the last twenty years we've been saying to the eastern european countries that they need just respect democracy however here we are in a situation where you know that the e.u. and the u.s. saying well forget everything we said the last twenty years let's support these guys because they are fighting for quote unquote freedom so this is a double standard going on here. well as the political crisis in ukraine escalates we keep you up to date with what's happening there in kiev twenty four seven. with the long awaited geneva two peace talks on syria just a few days away welty is beginning its special coverage of the diplomatic build up to a meeting which aims to find a way to end the bloody conflict. the presence of syria's main opposition group in geneva is in question again the western backed body issued an ultimatum threatening not to show up after the u.n.
invited iran the syrian national council is demanding that either iran proves its commitment to setting up an interim government in syria or the un withdraw its invitation but russia's foreign minister said this cast doubt over the opposition's willingness to find a solution. with anyone doubting the necessity of all influential players taking part in geneva two is not seeking an end to the syrian crisis these are just whims the syrian government imposes no preconditions and is even willing to sit with countries who directly arm the rebels and not just the moderates so does that mean damascus demands their exclusion the goal of any talks is to bring to the lugosi using tables not just the parties you like but all those whom the solution to the problem depends on. you know if the syrian national coalition does attend the peace talks its priorities are likely to be very different from its opponents its leader earlier said forming an interim government
without bashar al assad must be a main aim at the conference the syrian leader himself has said stopping the spread of terrorism should be the primary focus here. the geneva two conference must lead to concrete results when it comes to fighting terrorism and the other outcome that does not touch upon the contacting of terrorism would be of no value at all. well there are real fears that terrorists cutting their teeth in syria could spread across the e.u. europeans make up a major part of the seventeen thousand foreign jihadists thought to be in the water and country the biggest european contributor is france as many as seven hundred of its nationals could be in syria right now belgium and the u.k. are also in the top three the worry is what happens when they return home or first caught up with one british citizen who lost his brother through a war thousands of miles from home. young british traveling to
syria hundreds. and according to one experts the now part of the largest european islamist foreign fighting contingent in recent times. to at least eleven hundred. two. hundred it was from this picturesque seaside town in portsmouth this a group of young men recently left to go and join the fight in syria about a month ago when news reached the community that twenty three year old it's a kitchen man was killed last fighting on the syrian front line this is the local mosque that if the current number of his friends attended before they left syria where they joined one of the most radical opposition groups operating in the country isis the islamic state of iraq and sham now before he died if it was active on social media pasting videos an update of the group's activities now in
the first interview since his brother's death mistaken djimon exclusively tells r.t. he wants to set the record straight about who his brother really was and why he thinks he went to fight difference between. a uniform just because he was in uniform. just because. different. people in uniform. people. as a country. people like many foreign fighters crossed into syria via turkey it was only once he informed his family he had gone to fight jihad or holy war do you think that the young men listen to what you heard.
complete the recent debate in the village and especially in the city a case interests in this completely wrong concept and wrong wrong idea the other members of the religious community we met in portsmouth agree and they're under no doubts as to one of the major challenges in tackling you think gauge moment social media friends in other places they get lead parts of who this looks interesting and suddenly they're listening to the teaching and i know that our leaders here in ports with would not support i don't think the problem exists within any of the mosques in portsmouth per se the issue lies in where if those mosques and not delivering what the youth want they may look for it somewhere else cross the country and europe wide and the syrian conflict is gauging a young generation like never before few years ago a member of my friends we were just ordinary boys you know just never thought about
seven or spoke about you know we're still still aware of what's going on around the world but we never thought you know my brother one this one year older than me is. going to be about who died in about thirty just something that hasn't sunk in for me or a lot of people so i know it's happened but still and sunken something before full full force. reporting from portsmouth in the south of england. r.t. has also been closely following the story of a belgian father whose son converted to islam and left for syria to join the rebels there his father dimitri made several attempts and trips through the war torn country and managed to finally bring his son home but he told r.t. it was the belgian government that should have acted. i succeeded in my talk mission to bring my son back and they see cool things there really cool things also things going on there that is against human rights and he was against all this kind
of things and you guys are so against i don't let you off of some of the rubble or groups how many young people from here about fighting that whether they mostly come from what's motivating them tell us well. look i'm sure there's not that the ball that if you're talking about only us we're talking about and believe me i know what i'm saying we're talking about between fifteen and twenty thousand jump in them since that only at this moment and every day every day they are still going to see your name they're all from all over the world they're still arriving to their parents just by the banner in syria and they're still going to syria betterment is doing nothing to stop this i have to when they might that mission it's possible through ten youngsters because i brought my son back with that's a bet and it's all about the respect from my own government so after all of that this possible so if i left early what's right other governments then the other
thing will be update you on any developments that could affect the geneva two peace conference on syria throughout the day here not international plus don't miss our special coverage of the summit that starts on wednesday. after three years of. over one hundred. missing and common sense come together with one. war is not d.h. . does peace have a chance. still ahead in the program international a historic deal comes into effect the u.n. nuclear watchdog confirms it is being you rate him enrichment in exchange for an easing of sanctions we report on what the future holds for the tricky negotiations for the athlete. and of france three hundred years of press freedom and
international mission goes to london to investigate whether the government there is trying to control the media in the wake of edward snowden's leaks. we have corruption like we've never had in this country you can say that this is a great economy right now it's a great economy if you're rich and poor we're trying to get wall street cranked up again if you've got all your money in stocks it's beginning to show a little life it's not if you're an average person in this country i would i have to tend to agree with doug i mean i see a lot of public relations here i don't see a lot of really good policy for the average person i just like to pick up on an earlier point that doug made though which i also thought was quite important and significant especially insofar as historians can provide value by looking for trends and putting things in context which was the assassination of a u.s. citizen overseas really you might say the power of hiking to have life or death
over their citizens without without an open trial. i didn't know that you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy but there's. rule. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across several we've been hijacked like handful of transnational
corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers one school class i'm job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem trucks rational debate and a real discussion critical issues facing define feel ready to join the movement then walk a little bit of. wealthy british style sun it's time to rise. to
the. markets why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy in cars a report on. washington and the e.u. have removed the number of sanctions they had imposed on iran after it halted part of its uranium enrichment program now the move comes as part of a deal between the country and six world powers let's. take a closer look at what iran is gaining here the total economic relief for the country over the next six months is seven billion dollars now most of that money four point two billion dollars will be accessible through iranian funds overseas which will be blocked now the rest is coming from an easing of restrictions on the export of petrochemical goods precious metals and also financial transactions however the move is just the beginning is over the next few months iran and six
world powers have to reach a final compromise but as artie's paula slid now reports the path to the agreement may not be that easy. from today a deal between iran and the international community goes into effect that will see iran freeze parts of its nuclear program in return for the easing of sanctions in terms of the agreement there will no longer be restrictions on the rain and exports of petro chemicals the country will also be able to import parts for its auto manufacturing industry and trade in gold and other precious metals the next six months are critical because it is stringless time frame that the international community and iran will need to reach a final agreement that many fear without which could ultimately see the border middle east descend into chaos and possibly even a war what is clear is that there has been a good will and the wanting for this deal to work that has overridden the skeptics and the voices calling for fresh sanctions but what is not clear is how the united
states is going to maneuver its way forward it has a very fine line to walk on the one hand you have his role that continues to say that this was a deal with the devil you also have the u.s. congressmen and women who are calling for fresh sanctions but on the other hand you have iran's which essentially the american president barack obama is urging to come to the party and he himself needs to show transparency and commitment why not alienating for example his friend tel aviv in the region so the next six months are going to be critical the hope is that at the end of half a year you will have a permanent deal in place between iran and the international community policy r.t. tel aviv. now from officials in two u.s. states consider bringing back the death penalty by shooting. drugs is forcing me to resurrect a method that is. also setting up a fake social media account might cost you
a pretty penny. one lawmaker proposes a bill with. an international organization that inspects violations of media freedom across the world is on its first ever mission to the u.k. growing concerns about government pressure being put on the press in britain following the authorities response to the guardian newspaper printing leaks from the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden and some suggest three hundred years of press freedom is under threat or he's norsemen investigates the world association of news. isn't an organization everyone's heard of but if you live under a government that violates press freedoms it's likely they will have to investigate . now they've sent out another delegation but not to a war torn failed state. it's come here to the u.k. to look into international concerns that the government reaction to the guardian
publishing edward snowden's revelations on the n.s.a. was way over the top and very worrying for press. the paper face. and the threats of legal we've always as an organization. all over the world always concerned about a situation in the nature of democracy like u.k. where they can be potentially a risk to. creating an exceptional case of interference between. the freedom of the press but if you since june. speaking. turns to believe it's decreed by france the future of professional journalism it's a big concern about. the general trend which could affect actually be. the rights of citizens that's not pentagon admits the u.k.
visit is unprecedented but his organization is worried that any violation of the freedom of the press here will give others carte blanche to oppress their own media and throwing away three hundred years of press freedom inside a single year is not something to be ignored. and well some other global headlines for you now here in our international iraq's capital baghdad shaken by a series of explosions including car bombs killing over twenty people injuring scores more most of the blast happened in shia neighborhoods with the deadliest attack targeting a crowded market while the iraqi army as you gauge and fierce fighting with al qaeda linked militants in the city of ramadi you seized in december. if foreign ministers have a proof that the plot of several hundred troops to the central african republic to reinforce peace keepers from france and the african union remodel transitional parliament in the african country has elected a new interim leader amid ongoing clashes between rival christian and muslim
militias those reports say at least fifty have been killed in the country over the weekend adding to a total death toll of a film. and also the world up at this hour thai officials are considering a state of emergency after attacks on protesters in bangkok over the weekend left over thirty injured fears are also mounting the recent violence might force the army to intervene to stop the crisis between the opposition and the government it is rallies for thousands of people marching through the city to insist the prime minister. and i'll be back here with the news team in about thirty five minutes from now here in our international in the meantime peter lavelle and his guest debate how u.s. president barack obama will be remembered.
another whistleblowers facing a lot of heat including a wave of death threats but what did she discover some sort of dark secret cia plans or some other plaque for a new war of luxury no she exposed something far more dangerous and important to the zombies on their couches the university of north carolina athletes are mentally unfit for college and even high school mary willing come blew the whistle on the fact that between eight and ten percent of the school's football and basketball players read of the fourth grade level and many others are sub college level she also claims that these students were allowed into the university based on the screening process done by the university i.e. implying that the use of n.c. knew exactly who they were letting into the university remember college football makes a lot of money i always had a feeling that something like this was going on i mean according to usa today many college athletes claim that during the season they put in more than double the amount of hours on sports that they are allowed that's fifty to sixty hours a week how can they possibly learn anything maybe it isn't so sad that this goes on
if you need. economic ups and downs in the final month the london deal and the rest. it will be every week. lisa. cohen welcome to crossfire for all things are considered i'm peter lavelle u.s. president barack obama's public opinion ratings are in the doldrums now called a lame duck by many he may finish his days in office as one of the country's worst in least effective presidents how do historians and.