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protest own revolutionary kangaroo courts after two nights of violent protests leave the center of ukraine's capital devastated and many of those guarding it in hospital. european opposition has violence in its d.n.a. the protests. the control of the moderate opposition as far right movements and extremists move in. syria's opposition decides it will attend peace talks to the u.n. retracts an invitation to iran just a day before the geneva summit starts a move moscow has called a mistake. russian diplomats urged those attending the peace talks to focus on terrorism plaguing syria amid reports of al qaeda training camps
across the country other top stories this hour. live from our studio center here in moscow it's just turned eleven pm this international radical opposition supporters in the ukrainian capital continue their assault on police barricades for a second night government protests they want to force the country's entire leadership out to say they're not leaving and warned recently published new laws aimed at preventing them from holding rallies will only boost the violence legislation was announced last week and quickly passed as the crisis escalated and is in kiev. tension may have come down in terms of the noise at the governmental court in kiev but it's still
far from settled only a few meters are separating the police lines and the line of the protesters or the rioters and still sometimes exchanging project hours at each other over the night we saw an attempt by the police to push the protesters off this particular place here the failed attempt when the protesters started charging with a writer started charging at the police the police had to withdraw and ever since then it's been like that the standoff continues over here it looks like yet another barricade with what remains of the police cars which were burned here on sunday night basically separating the line of the rioters and the police from time to time the protesters and the police are exchanging projectiles these rocks over here are still being used to be thrown at the police during the night we also saw something very completely peculiar for ukraine in cases of vigilantism when the protesters organized something of a safari hunt on what they describe as pro-government provocateurs the court
several of them took them to the revolution they had court of organized civic trial and then took them out into the independence square and urged them to apologize for their actions more than several hundred people are still injured in hospitals including more than one hundred policemen which is something unprecedented not only for ukraine but for many other countries in the world are certainly following all the developments in kiev on bring you the latest updates as we get them the process first spiraled out of control over the weekend most of those injured policeman suffering from head injuries stab wounds and poisoning the u.s. and the e.u. justified the unrest by saying it was provoked by the ukrainian authorities on international affairs analyst told us the west has little moral right to tell kids what to do. their state in the world no self respecting state in the world would allow people to set up permanent barricades. in the central square of the capital city they would do exactly what the criminal coroutines have done. the barricades in clear far bigger than anything
that was ever put up in london or paris it's obvious that if anyone is wearing a mask a particular gas mask they are as it were preparing for violent combat with police we've seen in these latest clashes as we saw in december when the whole issue first erupted how the demonstrators have initiated violence against the police and how the police in ukraine have seemed to be almost powerless to resist it we're talking about people who are taking the law into their own hands preventing people from walking along the street and going about their ordinary business and above all we're talking about demonstrators who have time and again showed their propensity to violence of riots in kiev of highlighted a rise in nationalist movements and extremism and john laughlin told us the far right nature of the ukrainian opposition is now coming to the surface. so-called pro or european opposition has violence in its d.n.a.
what i mean by that is that as we know the pro european demonstrations are being led by two political parties by forwarder and by vitaly klitschko as particle dart dart of course means a hit and kicks ko is primarily known as a boxer in other words the very name of his party encapsulates an expresses a notion of violence the notion of aggressive violence is at the european level affiliated with various extreme right and near fascist political parties like your big kid hungry the family call all day in italy and the fine arsenal in france these parties are always attacked by the european elites as being anti democratic and european parties who should whose role should be reduced to the minimum and it's an indication of the incredible hypocrisy of west of the elites that one of their members the party should instead now be being regarded as a pro western and pro-democratic force. and that the tension in the ukrainian
capital r.t. international will keep you up to date with events throughout the day also we're going to r.t. dot com live for live updates from here. less than twenty four hours before the peace talks on syria begin in switzerland forty continues to look at the challenges ahead. russia's concern that international efforts to find a solution to the syrian crisis could be undermined by the absence of iran one of the region's key players moscow's foreign minister said revoking iran's invitation to the talks is a mistake un made the decision following an ultimatum from syria's main western backed opposition group got to pick an obvious in switzerland ahead of those talks on wednesday to more. international peace conference on syria taking place here in
this small swiss town of montreal on the shores of lake geneva is truly an international achievement it took so much time and so much effort but it's finally going to happen the syrian authorities and the rebels after years of fighting and unimaginable violence are going to finally sit down and negotiate but if the government did confirm that it was going to take part in a conference a long time ago the same can be said about the opposition they've been constantly changing their minds even in the last twenty four hours and mainly because of iran a key regional player which was also supposed to take port moscow and washington which have been pretty much organizing this conference have been saying that its success why we depends on the participation of anyone with an influence on the situation there in syria and turn around is definitely one of these powers. you remember how the opposition reacted to the u.n. inviting they made revoke the awful we're returning the tickets in six hours time
all in all this is an ugly situation. that iran not taking part in the conference is not a catastrophe but it will definitely not help unite the muslim community in the fight against terror which is also going to be one of the key issues on the table here in one troll since besides the political opposition it is widely known that terrorists including al qaeda linked groups are fighting there in syria as well so as the world's chief diplomats to continue to gather here in montreaux of course we'll be covering the whole conference and we'll be bringing you the latest details as it happens and jonathan steele who's a columnist on international affairs for britain's guardian newspaper believes the geneva talks had just the first step of a long negotiation process that must involve. all the countries that are involved closely in the syrian situation. are providing arms or giving support to one of the political sides need to be there if there's going to be a gradual demilitarization the imposition of local cease fires and some genuine
political talks to compromise all the surrounding countries need to be there and it's absurd to cut one of them everybody is saying that this should be a process this is just the first step in a person. one hopes that they will agree to meet again and such a date fairly soon and that in the meantime iran will be brought back into the discussion because you know if you're trying to deal with a war and obviously people are very ferociously opposed to each other but you've got to get them talking just to say well somebody is on one side and therefore can't take part makes no sense at all in terms of international diplomacy in peacekeeping. or moscow wants the threat of terrorism in syria especially those posed by al qaeda to be the main focus of talks in switzerland jihadist groups operating in the country are targeting the government and their fellow rebels fierce clashes have left more than a thousand opposition fighters dead since the start of the year as artie's miniport now reports some believe washington's previous indiscriminate support for the
rebels is partly responsible. when the enemy of your enemy is your enemy things can get complicated it's a conundrum the u.s. faces in syria where political financial and military support to the battles has subsequently served to create a new hotbed for al-qaeda we have heard of the sorrows did not. stay in power or if he's weakened then syria could become that base another base like pakistan and that in afghanistan before it. uses a springboard to go into these other countries 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 fundamentalists. principles what began as an anti-government uprising three years ago has turned into an internal fight between opposition blocs the free syrian army set up to battle assad has more and more found that its hands are full just defending themselves against you hardest who are seeking a foothold in the country this leaving us officials acknowledging a loss of control over the war it initially supported. we too are deeply concerned about the rise of extremism. 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. but to
be. clear results with regard to the fight 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 and turkey and of course the western countries that provide for these terrorist organizations and. organizations no one ever imagined america would in any way support marina r.t. new york. meanwhile violence caused by terror groups in syria is spilling across the border and if india to use for a group has claimed responsibility for a massive explosion in the shia dominated district of neverland's capital building these people leaving the country is a long way from syria's borders could be vulnerable to the threat from terrorism reports with al qaida is training european jihadists in syria specifically to set
up terrorist cells by hand. reports now from damascus. despite the international community separate now for its efforts to bring peace to syria and its people the brutal conflict now has a new face radical militants have long used children in their fight against a masochist but now more and more women both local and from the west have been dragged into jihad some apparently make the journey to marry fall into is who they appear ready to support no matter walks in the u.k. a blog even helps those who want to marry militants travel to the country here in syria training camps have been set up by al qaida in areas held by and to government forces or aspiring female extremists is the most severe thing to see women join them and then encourage some to swap the traditional way of life for weapons and suicide belts traction is clear women draw less attention from the police and security forces western officials are concerned about the rising number
of their nationals looking to syria to take part in the war they're afraid that after being trained to kill these men and women will return to their home towns. by one level defector who is sad that is that is precisely what militant groups are hoping to achieve according to a different sources there up to two thousand european fighters here in syria who joined rebels groups many of which have ties to al qaida for the time being they remain here in syria learning how to make and detonate a bomb so how to use a kalashnikov all the time waiting for the moment when their fratto norwich could be pulled into action with the geneva two talks set to kick off on wednesday there remain those who wants no part in a political solution and are resolved to stay away from the negotiations and sad they how to expand. written or not see from damascus
syria. as the world's top diplomats govern in switzerland another obstacle that might overshadow proceedings are the gages of the torture of prisoners by the syrian regime we're following that story on our web site. special coverage of the geneva conference tomorrow. after three years of. this and just to live over one hundred thousand. see in common sense come together with one. war is not the answer. does peace have a chance. more news coming when just a minute including the latest on the fort hood terror act in russia's republic of dagestan this is faulty international.
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to the picture of today's new. pontiff from around the globe. looking. the united states is a very good example here because in earlier years they they had a pretty strong genuine democracy that by now i would argue has degenerated into a system where money and power mattered much more down a bit and then a deputy of the majority of the founding fathers of the united states would constantly say that they were not trying to instill democracy that's not the mockery was horrible they wanted topps we institute a republic and they purposely designed to be institutions to as they put it exclude the majority of from participation.
she cured forces in russia so the republicans say they have prevented a terror attack the bomb squad defused a major explosive device auntie's as the details. an explosive device was found near the administrative building in the southern republic of dagestan and how it was done as part of the counterterrorism operation which is taking place in the republic right now. also saying that several extremists have been killed as part of the operation along the well known field commander of the volatile republic of dagestan is located in close proximity to the volga grad. terror attacks have taken place less than a month ago. if you right now sweet dreams are not made of the. most popular prescription drugs in the u.s. is reportedly turning people into killers instead of sending them to sleep for a blissful night's rest. danger to the pope as
a form of vatican guard claims there is an underground network of homosexuals plotting against him. those stories and plenty of others are t. dot com today is the ninetieth anniversary of the death of lot of bin laden the man credited with changing the course of history for russia and the world his body is on public display here in central moscow just like him the ideas he launched a revolution for not exactly buried for russians seventy years of the soviet union left most people indifferent towards lennon's legacy when he remains popular as a way to sell souvenirs and in the world of art however the socialist ideas he fought for have gained some traction in the west economist richard wolfe i spoke to him earlier he believes capitalism is under real pressure. i think it has to be understood that the crisis since two thousand and seven is actually a step in a process of long term economic decline in north america western europe and japan
capitalist enterprises are leaving those areas and moving to india russian wounded china brazil and those places and the prospects for growing inequality are therefore enormously high since the motivation for capitalists moving is to take advantage of the lower wages that they can pay in those countries compared to the standards of living workers achieved in north america western europe and japan so that i think the growing economic divide produced by this long term change and accel aerated by this crisis are here with us at least in these parts of the world for a long time and therefore the interest in socialism as an alternative and then lenin as a great leader of the socialist movement i think that's going to be rising in the months and years to come that's the most likely prospect. of some other international news
headlines as the reports of a shooting at a university in the us state of indiana and he's of arrested a suspect but the rot in the reports and whether anyone was injured students and teaching stuff and been advised remain indoors across the campus on the air is searched. pakistan's military strikes on suspected taliban strongholds following deadly attacks on soldiers and civilians official said least twenty three militants were killed but according to local residents many of the victims were villages. like to start on a roadside bomb has blown up a bus carrying ship pilgrims returning from iran hailing twenty people. and also about update the south thailand has declared a state of emergency following recent violence between protesters and supporters of the ruling party in bangkok part of the security forces have been expanded and they can now restore such people with limited judicial parliament riverside thousands of people to be in the mess rallies in bangkok in a bid to bring down the prime minister upcoming parliamentary polls.
british government workers are being rewarded for saying no in exchange for rejecting asylum applications home office stuff received gifts and even extra holiday but it has more. 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 other factors are taken into consideration as well they refused to say just how many vouchers have been handed out to asylum and immigration staff but a parliamentary oncet reveals that since july twenty eighth eleven high street shopping vouchers have been awarded to staff in asylum cases for a one off recognition of individual performance at court. odyssey london.
that brings up today for the moment i'll be back with a new statement around thirty five minutes from now but next max and stacey pull no punches on the brokers who defeated thousands of american taxpayers this is us into . 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 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 you 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. position i swear to avoid the credit goes. to the best of my ability and judgment. i will prescribe for the good as my patients. i will not give deadly doses to anybody. or advise of those to do so. i will never do i. don't deserve the dogs. welcome to the kaiser report imax geyser 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 a fraud has been born stacey hand i mean max bet that doesn't really seem i got it is just a step. this is the fraud command in one of. a lot of balls a lot of this phone call phone call from the fed phone call from friend freddie yeah i got the top of the shoulder. well the phone call from fannie and freddie two mortgage giants in america the government sponsored entities that own most of the mortgages of america now well it's actually when they call the floor of the exchange that everybody there's a special call apparently signal that everybody on the floor knows that this is
a call coming in from fannie and freddie they're going by some interest rate swaps and it's time to front on them the headline reads are wall street traders using secret had signals to manipulate derivatives wall street traders maybe manipulating a key derivatives market and front running fannie mae and freddie mac. hurting the us own mortgage giants in the process according to an f.b.i. intelligence bulletin reviewed by reuters so they're using unsophisticated tradecraft they call it hand jive making. telephone calls using a specific ring tone when it's fannie mae and freddie mac. calling to put in their huge interest rate swap orders and the interest rate swap market just so you know it's four hundred trillion dollars market right so it's a very freddie huge government entity essentially a government backed entity and they do a lot of business and it's the american people who are calling the floor of the exchange yes and then the traders are like down there like belly laugh and whoa whoa whoa whoa mrs jones let's let's cut the nuts off again why.