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the. another restless night in the ukrainian capital protesters revolution fight it out with police using homemade weapons and bombs and all of that to the cheering calls of european and american politicians. the opposition syrian national coalition. board for keep peace talks after the u.n. revoked an invitation to iran. wants. to put. them but amid the ongoing diplomatic ping pong. leaders to focus on terrorism plaguing the country. and getting the golden boot public servants in the u.k. are being promised cash for throwing failed asylum seekers out of the country.
your top headlines for this hour it's r t international live from moscow with me. charging rioters met head on with ukraine's riot police in the country's capital as they try to push the anti-government protesters away from the administered area of the city of downtown kiev has been turned into a child battlefield following two straight nights of rioting dozens of people have been injured and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage have been done to the city. reports from kenya. the situation in kiev has been very tense all throughout the night there was an attempt by the police to push to protest this of the grisettes because street the governmental quarter it was done
pretty much on violently there were no scuffles they were just pushing the protesters off the first thing they did they destroyed the catapults and medieval weapon which the protesters had early a built to hurl cocktails and rocks at the police lines they destroyed just got up with a matter of seconds basically after that some reinforcement of the protesters came from the independence square and charged at the police so the police actually took a few steps back and right now only a few dozen meters separates the police and the protest as we can see a water cannon standing right in the middle of the police lines there was information coming from a local media that the police actually warned that they may use weapons against protesters if they continue their violent behavior indeed we have seen and we see get all the time that loads of cocktails are being thrown at the police the fire crackers smoke bombs are being exploded from time to time it is still definitely
a hotbed of tension also there are numerous reports that identified men in sports costumes are organizing scuffles all across the cranium capital still unclear what the purpose of that is but it certainly grades a very worrying feeling here so the situation is still very times and it's really unclear where it's going to go we do know that the president out of coverage has been calling for. a negotiation with the opposition leaders some talk has already been held though we understand it was held behind closed doors and no information has come out but definitely as to this moment has been no political solution to this crisis as we can see. the correspondent alexina chef scheme now the most vile . fighting in kiev unfolded on sunday night leaving more than seventy police wounded most had head injuries from the rot has clubs or even symptoms of being poisoned by an unknown gas still the u.s. and the e.u.
were quick to turn on ukraine's government saying and brought this upon itself by cracking down on demonstrators so historian and ukraine affairs analyst and the voice of mileage he says the western bias against president code which is now so great there's nothing the leader can do at this point to shift it. ask yourself would do any western government confronted with the exact same problem or even something a lot milder how would they respond would there be automated weapons deployed actual bullets as opposed to rubber ones i think the default response from the west is that the ukrainian government can do it all right so whatever they do with they're going to be condemned for it so they may as well i figure and i'm guessing that from their behavior they're figuring it as well they may as well do everything they can in their power to secure the rule of law to suppress the violent protesters and to make sure that this does not boiling over into civil war i think a modicum of force is appropriate when you're facing violent protesters you have to
send a message that this will not be tolerated you have to send a message that you stand for them and then lawbreakers will not be allowed to run rampant and i think from what i've seen they've acted with you are able restraint especially again compared to what western law enforcement would routinely do in such circumstances. my colleague bill dog discussed the situation in ukraine with m.e.p. check and so to choose a writer on international affairs. the changes that happen on the seventeenth of january. this is not in europe but. you know we did accords with europe and europe and guidelines what is needed is dialogue the dialogue is needed of course in their home not in the parliament and especially is needed between the government and the opposition the representatives of the opposition who are present in the parliament and through the day all of everything has to be discussed a lot through the violence let me also tell you that as i was edge we condemned the
violence not only by political groups today there was a meeting of foreign affairs ministers in fact what we are dealing with is a clear attempt to undermine the constitutional order of a major european state and it is truly shocking for european parliamentarians to say that they are still supportive of a process that obviously wants to use street thuggery and mob rule as a means of regime change regime change a change of government that's exactly what the e.u. wants it wants influence over ukraine in the long term it's not the economic aspirations of the government it's actually expansion of words really is that they want to control and carry on no no no no no no no no no we had we had president elections in ukraine four years ago we had elections these elections were recognized are free and fair or if there has to be a change of government it has to be done through the elections and while the protest is waiting for that democratic process there's an election to spring twenty
fifth exactly our current president of all former german foreign minister just the best available at the barricades and victoria nuland from the state department passing quickies around now can you imagine russian foreign minister a lot of going to barcelona to support separatists and when it comes to ukraine what we have witnessed is. excessive patience by the government at the street thuggery and the rule of mob this would not have been allowed in washington d.c. it would not have been allowed in london and certainly not in brussels what was the reason for the demonstrations the reason was that president no coverage the ukrainian autoroute these refuse at the last moment under the pressure of moscow under the pressure of what i saw. refused to sign the association and there is going to be a good this is simply factually wrong we are looking at a clear cut situation where young coverage was perfectly within his rights to say
no to a horrible deal which had it gone ahead would have cost ukraine tens of billions of euros which it cannot afford when russia came in with fifteen billion rescue package and it's simply that europe wanted to have free access to the ukrainian market for nothing and it was geo political all along and as the whole political crisis in ukraine continues to escalate we are keeping you up to date with what's happening in kiev twenty four seven. are still ahead for you here on r.t. international lemmen they're back again communist i can turn destroyer of russia has now given birth to a new trend of socialist ideas which are coming into fashion all around the world
r.t. taking a look at the stages of lenin's turbulent afterlife. for now with just a day to go until the long awaited geneva two peace talks on syria here on r.t. international we continue to provide our overview of the events around the meat. the main bloc of the opposition syrian national coalition the council has quit the umbrella organization in protest at the decision to rejoin the list of participants for wednesday's peace talks a coalition had agreed to attend after the un retracted iran's invitation that came after an ultimatum from the group and the latest on this full story without sees lucy catherine off. that invitation a was a withdrawal by the united nations amid intense pressure from the united states and other allies of the us although the much anticipated syria peace conference is
still expected to take place that has been overshadowed by this rather bizarre diplomatic ping pong that's essentially unfolded since that invitation was issues now how did all of this play out on sunday by the u.n. secretary general basically announced that he is inviting iran to participate in the new twenty second conference scheduled to take place in switzerland to come to a diplomatic solution over the syrian crisis he said that the iran needs to be a part of the solution it's a key regional player its interests are also involved in what's going on there and that is why bunty moon wanted to bring iran to the table now that decision sparked a confrontation with the united states the united kingdom and france it also angered the syrian opposition and saudi arabia which has been largely seen as a backer of the syrian insurgency they've threatened to boycott their protests the patient in the talks effectively undermining the whole deal there was the threat of that to be a serious of geneva two conference could collapse as a result of this what we basically saw afterwards was the syrian national coalition
hours after bonking wins announcement issued an ultimatum saying don't invite iran or have iran stick to certain agreements and today we saw. reversing course essentially now the russian foreign minister said that the behavior by the syrian opposition group here raises questions about the group's willingness to really stick to commit to a peaceful solution take a listen. to that put a good anyone judging the necessity of all influential players taking part in geneva two is not seeking an end to the syrian crisis these are just the syrian government who poses no preconditions and is even willing to sit with countries who directly arm the rebels it's not just the moderates so does that mean damascus. the man's their exclusion the goal of any tolls is to bring to the negotiating tables not just the parties you like but all those whom the solution to the problem depends on. minister lavrov also said that leaving iran out of the talks would be
a quote unforgivable mistake the united nations and several other countries including russia for instance have long argued that iran is a critical player in the syrian conflict and that any serious attempt to really genuinely end the war has to bring all sides to the table and that includes tehran . and you can watch the news conference the russian foreign minister. giving the head of his trip to the geneva two peace talks you can watch it live on our website dot com. now the plague of terror sweeping the nation is one of the major obstacles of syria's road to peace some jihad as the militant groups refuse to play by anyone's rules adopting the every man for himself tactics the explanation here is more important. when the enemy of your enemy is your enemy things can get complicated it's a conundrum the us faces in syria where political financial and military support to
the rebels has subsequently served to create a new hotbed for al-qaeda if bush are as did not. stay in power or if he's weakened then syria could become that base another base like pakistan and afghanistan before it too just to be used as a springboard to go into these other cars oh experts say an influx of extremist groups has turned the war torn country into a terrorist training center posing a greater threat to american interests than the leader washington wants removed these groups are much more dangerous and we have hands of thousands of international fighters coming in in a very fundamentalist a possible we've almost come full circle after afghanistan where nine eleven were where we are seeing these groups still fighting for fundamentalist. principles what began as an anti-government uprising three years ago has turned
into an internal fight between opposition blocks the free syrian army set up to battle assad has more and more found that its hands are full just defending themselves against jihadists who are seeking a foothold in the country this leaving u.s. officials acknowledging a loss of control over the war it initially supported we too are deeply concerned about the rise of extremism. the world needs no reminder that syria has become the magnet for jihadists and extremists it is the strongest magnet for terror of anyplace today and as world powers start gathering in geneva to map out a peace plan for syria they are being asked to pull the plug on terrorism. which people can print should produce clear results with regard to the fart's against terrorism in syria in particular it needs to put pressure on countries that are exporting terrorism by sending terrorists money and weapons to terrorist
organizations especially saudi arabia turkey and of course the western countries that provide political conflict with these terrorist organizations and. organizations no one ever imagined america would in any way support merino port r.t. new york or if you have a look over my shoulder this map right behind me you can see the territory under control of the islamic state of iraq and levant or isis its blood lust even saw the jihadist group denounced by al qaida recently the isis executed twenty one civilians in a children's hospital that had taken over for its base some experts think this must top the agenda of the syrian peace talks do not want to see and. where you have you know the breakup of the country and may see water lord is them. country an incitement of the serious sick tarion them and so forth you have these.
groups banning music images and of course the zero respect for women's rights and so on so what is the priority syrian opposition as a stance is raj and wise and counterproductive even defied that serious emphasis on syria and national integrity and sovereignty in. intrusion and destructive of thousands of foreign forces zero commitment to devalue free democratic syria as well as the right so women and so on. of course on here on the international we will be monitoring the build up to wednesday's syrian peace conference if you can do stay with us for the very latest developments on the story .
more failed asylum seekers out of the country than expected the incentive scheme is being lambasted by critics who say it well it's putting people's lives at stake a party boy has this report from london. failed asylum seekers that have been told to leave britain can apply head to the u.k.'s home office to have their cases reviewed it's a last ditch attempt to stay in the u.k. if they can prove that their lives back home are in danger but it's been revealed that home office employees are set targets they're supposed to be winning seventy percent of these cases that means that they're aiming to keep out seventy percent of the people that have really applied to stay in britain after their asylum cases have already been rejected if they can hit that target they're rewarded with holiday days cash bonuses and high street shopping vouchers these incentives don't have any place in these sorts of cases where people's life and limb can quite
literally be at stake there's been repeated instances of. pressures from management coming down to those making these decisions in individual cases it was a toy gorilla that they called the grown monkey and that was placed on the desk of any official brave enough against that backdrop to make a decision to go and someone saw him on their application the home office says that no vouchers are issued purely for winning cases they say that all the factors that taken into consideration as well but they refused to say just how many vouchers have been handed out to asylum and immigration staff but a parliamentary on so reveals that since july. eleven high street shopping vouchers have been awarded to stuff in asylum cases for a one off recognition of individual performance at court honeyboy. london. dreams are not. right now one of the most popular prescription drugs in america
is turning people into killers instead of sending them off for a blissful night's sleep those details on the website right now. and while you're there check this one out as well. hope is a form of god claims there's an underground network of homosexuals against. but for now here on r.t. international it is the ninetieth anniversary of the death of a man who changed the entire course of russian history. taking a look back at the image of lenin his revolutionary ideas much like the man himself still not buried. one apple of discord in the very heart of moscow's red square behind these walls lay the mummified remains of the revolutionary and the founder of the soviet state but it's hard to argue that he is resting in peace there for the soviet union lenin was an icon he represented the communist ideas that an
empire was built on his statue stood at pride of place and the central squares of cities across the nation but his appeal waned over the decades and when the soviet union collapsed many of the statues were removed from their plants his image had passed all the way from revolutionary hero to mastermind of the bolshevik movement that claimed many lives on its ruthless rise to the top when it had gone from deliverer to oppressor from what i can see here now in twenty fourteen lenin's position and red square shows what the passing of time can do he remains a key part of russian history but also perhaps above all now a tourist attraction a face to sell russian dolls and t. shirts to visitors with money to spend icons like lenin are never really forgotten and the art world either his image still has a place in the imagination of artist because of what it stands for although not
everyone is prepared to let his political crusade go easily. lennon's ideology is the idealogy off of fair society which man can build right here and right now the majority in this is science he will be protected socially one man will not exploit another this is he develops a person who is not burdened with the necessity to make money. however what some see as an interesting historical irony when russia tries to look beyond the ideas of socialism they're beginning to sound more than a little attractive to some parts of western society and look no further than the american occupy wall street movement and their slogan of we are the ninety nine percent and we're not going to tolerate the greed and corruption of the one percent and many ways this is a mirror of the frustrations that pushed the bolsheviks and lenin to power some people come to the view that there's something fundamentally wrong with the society
the needs completely transforming one of many in central ideas with those people to get together in an organization where they ought to bind together that they would be more effective if they work together collectively with a common discipline than they would be if they were spread out across the face of different struggles and crisis hit europe socialist groups and parties report a marked increase in support socialist parties from several european nations have candidates standing in the upcoming elections so lenin will never completely be forgotten as long as the ideas he represented live on somewhere a legacy few other political leaders can hope for margaret howell r.t. . earlier we did speak to caleb maupin from workers world party he believes the us welfare system actually takes its roots from the u.s.s.r. . we need to recognize that part of the reason that workers even in the united
states have things like social security stamps unemployment insurance that these things came as a result of the soviet union that the capitalist powers the united states were forced to give concessions because the soviet union existed and it was it was in competition so so we're really seeing the austerity that continues all across europe right now and across the western world as a result of the collapse of the soviet union labor unions have been weakened. to the american city of omaha and now as we go into the yard. where a large of an animal feed plant there was left at least two people dead another ten seriously injured it's not yet clear what caused the blast and one witness inside the plant said he heard a large crowd before the back wall of the factory collapsed emergency services say all workers on the bodies not been accounted for. afghanistan fifty people working to clear mines are reportedly been abducted in the province of punjab tunes on a good local security officials say the group arrived in the area near the city of
herat three years ago no one's claimed responsibility for the kidnapping at this point. the colombian military says it's killed fourteen members of the foreign rebel movement near the border with venezuela still to group was responsible for sabotaging oil installations as well as an ambush that killed more than a dozen government troops six months ago a colombian officials took part in peace negotiations with the guerilla group last year the way low level conflict is still continuing as promised. and his wife stacey coming up in the cause report just a moment. 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 plot 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 a 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 u. 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
it is a reflection of economics what is sad is that the whistleblower is getting death threats just for saying that it is going on by those stupid hard core fans but that's just my opinion. as a new physician i swear to it by the hippocratic oath. to the best of my ability and judgment. i will prescribe for the good. my patients. i will not give deadly doses to anybody. or advice of those to do so. i will never do i. don't deserve the dogs.
welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser and jiving was invented right here in soho london back in the nineteen fifties at the cat's whisker coffee bar so packed with the club that it was impossible to dance and so the hand jive was born today it is the floor of the brokerages and exchanges which are so packed with fraud that it's impossible to commit fraud without bumping into more fraud and so the hand jive or fraud has been born stacey hand jabbing max that that doesn't really seem i got it is this the stand. this is the fraud command i mean it's got to be. a lot of god.