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europe waits to hear which way ukraine will finally turn over the e.u. deal while in kiev tens of thousands continue to push for the government to look west also. tremors in texas no new usually high number of quakes hit communities as locals and scientists point the finger at fracking and. drones are finding an increasingly wide use all over the world but we are not going to operate them as other countries do it's not a video game we bring you take on drone warfare and his assessment of the russian city will be hosting the winter olympics in two months time.
and i welcome you watching r.t. with me andrey farmer now the e.u.'s eastern recruits begin their summit shortly with ukraine's president firmly in the spotlight as he hesitates over signing up to closer ties with brussels meanwhile pro european demonstrations in kiev are into their fifth day with hundreds of people the siege in the parliament building day and night. is in kiev. there will be staying here at least until the end of friday and the protests are continuing day and night despite is getting very very cold. right now probably about ten to twelve thousand at the independence square in kiev and the idea here is that they're still hopeful that the euro association deal will be signed in vilnius right now it's very peaceful it's been peaceful for the last
two days but this might well be calm before the storm because we've already heard from several opposition leaders that they will be taking people into the streets if the deal will not be signed on friday promising a national wide strike and even what they describe as inciting a you wrote a revolution we still don't know what that means but the korean government has been assuring the deal would not be signed looking at the numbers and figures its economy is already ailing with one hundred thirty six billion dollars debt and you know modernizing the factories alone for the huge standards would have cost five hundred billion heroes even more than that so different it's a risk which the grating government would not want to take we know that unocal which travels to vilnius to attend the summit and just as it always is with the korean politics is a roller coaster ride you can never expect anything for sure the deal may still be signed my colleague paul scott is now into this went on capitol hill this change the summit that was meant to see the formalities completed and ukraine assigned to join the e.u.
last week's decision from kiev to postpone preparations on signing that association agreement cause shock amongst many years of negotiations just to get to this point the ukrainian president viktor yanukovych says that the terms of the deal were simply not agreeable for his country they smile meant in time now he said the financial package being offered by the european union on the international monetary fund left feeling humiliated those are his words and he said that any deal would only be signed on what he described as normal terms and he says that the six hundred million euros on offer to ukraine to modernize was simply in. adequate now another large stumbling block of course was the future of former prime minister and jailed opposition leader leader yulia tymoshenko now she is in prison at the moment needs medical treatment on a barbaric now the e.u. say that it was a precondition that she goes to get medical treatment in germany before the trade deal would have been struck but that move was blocked by ukraine's parliament now there could be an interesting atmosphere here over the next couple of days or so
the british prime minister david david cameron german chancellor angela merkel and french president francois hollande are expected to meet on the fringes of this summit to discuss their next move in dealing with ukraine the e.u. offer does remain on the table and the president going to cope in charge until the eleventh hour to change his mind. apparently are willing to budge from their stance and say the prospect looks very unlikely earlier we spoke with victor done an aide to the leader of france's national front pen and he says it's unsurprising that ukraine is reluctant to go ahead with the deal. they're making interventionism inside the national politics of the crane i can totally understand the president of ukraine why you felt humiliated on this case they're mixing up with the international intern this is difficult questions about you you're too mushing to chase the korean should be thinking twice about these offers which were seen as you
will you seeing which even upset the russian friends i mean what does the european union have to offer when it is politically if i did when it's there it is rising unemployment rate rising ukraine is divided into you have a pro european opinion you have pro russian opinion in this country for its history and its geography is complicated let's not make things even worse. a three point six magnitude earthquake has struck an area in north texas it's the strongest tremor in five years no damage or injuries were reported but locals have been left emotionally shaken and not everyone's blaming mother nature some scientists say that the drilling in nearby fracking wells is actually setting off the quakes the area's been hit by more than a dozen tremors this month alone and it's
a north quake since fracking began in two thousand and eight during the previous four decades combined one texas resident in the affected area shared his experience with. we had like. one more point. and in that very point. in. minor. one larry. you never appear mean how. very like we're. really concerned about it. but let's take a closer look at the controversial process of fracking a well is drilled to over one thousand meters underground in a mix of water sand as well as tons of toxins called fracking fluids are pumped
into the well creating fish is that release the natural gas deposits but the harmful chemicals used for fracking do accumulate in the soil and result in the contamination of water the toxins also evaporates and cause pollution in the air there's a growing movement to ban the process of the energy industries latest fad to tap into lucrative full fuel deposits and we will be having more on this story after a quick break. well we understand that after a quick break i mentioned that we will be speaking to an activist also coming up in the program drones are not toys the message from the russian president at a gathering devoted to the country's a defense industry in sochi it's been a busy few days for vladimir putin the city that will host the winter olympics and stay with two months but i cannot say is there for. well at the presidential
residence the president has had a very busy day so far now he went on to talk a little bit about of the defense and aviation industry particularly about the drone technology let's listen to what he had to say. the drones are finding an increasingly wide use all over the world but we are not going to operate them as other countries do it's not a video game however it's absolutely clear that systems have a big future let's not forget it's not all about the military it's also about sochi which is the host city for the upcoming olympics for twenty fourteen it's also the city that's going to host the paralympics now on the one hundredth a day countdown for the paralympics president putin was here to look for himself how far the infrastructure has gone he gave the thumbs up saying essentially she is ready to welcome the world as well as the athletes in terms of the infrastructure as well as the stadiums they've all been tested in the last couple of months of international competitions they've added two thousand more buses as well as
vehicles for guests and athletes the transport system is running smoothly as they wanted to add more in terms of hotels and and all the restaurants that have been preparing for the last couple of months everything seems to be on point to particularly for the disabled to also be joining us out here in sochi twenty fourteen they've also been added the amendments that they need to have a comfortable a limpy game so we just need to put on the final nail on it and of course we're all waiting for that snow to start dropping and it's all the way to sochi twenty fourteen for the olympics as well as the paralympics ok we're going to return to our fracking story because we can talk to you and the fracking activist right now stephen hall he's based in the u.k. thank you very much for coming on to the program this evening now very much in the process of trying to ban fracking in britain how much progress you making.
well not much of the moment but we do believe rule succeed in the longer. i'm why are you so certain can you outline the risks as you perceive them. well it's not just the risks which is life as you see incident yesterday in texas threats to under water pollution. reduced prices in the vicinity of the area that is taking place and the motor vehicles are going on the role that the destroy local roads will actually need this form of energy. you know we should what we should be really doing is developing renewables and reducing the amount usage by intially and people zalman that is a much more positive way it's a big oil and will also fight climate change is it possible do you think to build a legal case against fracking. well my view is that we should use every every avenue which i would disposal and obviously we commence
a legal case which is people like green pace and all the friends of the earth and various other organizations are trying to do so in service of you know over legal rights to drill into people's lives it isn't you know the moral case against my view is we should use every means possible including direct action and political pressure and try to curb it you know the governments of the next government make sure that it's done in frogs i mean economically speaking there is a very good case isn't after fracking i mean it's an alternative and it comes at a time when people do you need to find alternatives to very expensive oil and gas. friendly environment friendly also this is already which as you can see in germany have already bring the prices of energy the you know of britain's a culture that surrounded by say you know with some of the ice decides this tidal power offshore wind sol oh you know we should be in public buildings but you know id any any build any commercial premises it better in these buildings. people's
homes reduced supplies we do actually you know there are much better alternatives to the disposal of we don't need fracking whatsoever and not only that i mean people such as me that it's a transition feel having to show that america from the leakage is from all the wells that there is the three to seven out the sense of leakage of the gas into the atmosphere as a lot more greenhouse gas the watts c o two is so you know there's a case to be said it's actually a more harmful form of energy than burning coal in power stations can we do have to leave it babbitts thank you very much for giving your opinions that is that stephen what an anti fracking activist from the banking. coming up in the program stomp and shoot. the uk. bus the signed of a gun made using a three d. printer but they're all fleas it could bring
going to. look at. a bubble. was alone again a revolutionary three d. printing technology has sparked a gun scare in america after a workable firearm was successfully created philadelphia has become the first u.s. city to ban the unlicensed printing of guns rina portnoy looks at how anyone could sing manufacture weapons at home. red's shooting range in austin texas is normally packed with gun enthusiasm. today the
difference is that these men are firing rounds with a do it yourself firearm the world's first three d. printed metal gun we wanted to showcase the abilities of what direct metal can do and what a better way than find something that can withstand a bunch of heat tolerance accuracy all wrapped into one which in america everybody knows how to supply our. eric much later is a project coordinator at solid concepts a company specializing in three d. printing game prints are in the party was granted an exclusive tour of their austin facility which boasts ten three d. industrial printers and a glimpse of our technological future these are all the three d. printed parts that went into making this bar after getting a federal firearms license the company used a process called direct metal laser centering to produce this browning nine hundred
eleven pistol takes about twenty five to thirty five hours depending on the machine we put it on and what materials were grown in. this three d. printed in metal gonna has fired over one thousand rounds in the meantime solid concepts has manufactured its second ninety nine eleven firearm we plan on making a few more prototypes for additional testing. and we don't we don't plan on going into full production on these we can afford to sell them. at the price of the required to get our money back while the prices of many three d. printers have fallen below one thousand dollars solid concepts insists the stainless steel firearm they've introduced to the world can't be replicated by hobbyists these machines start at six hundred thousand and go up to a million dollars they need to be in. industrial environments they require more electricity than is available in residential areas and they require inert gases in
the chamber that are just not commonly available so it's definitely an industrial commercial type process and it will be years before metal printers become available on the consumer market if at all not exactly the world's first mini metal maker has already been created it prints using precious metal clay and with laser centering patton is set to expire in february it's predicted that metal desktop printers will hit the consumer market before you know it five years and how small this is going to do it maybe five years after that you starts at home workshops and and you know having one on your desktop at home so that we are going there there's a technology exists the price will come down. as the world has learned the convenience of technology has a downside we all love to the internet cell phones e-mail and social media before finding out that our beloved data is being monitored and stored by the n.s.a. . the astonishing capabilities of three d.
metal printers is no longer a secret. so when they become a part of our household tap alongside the microwave and flat screen t.v. . what people choose to physically create in the privacy of their home. will be beyond the control of the u.s. government bring up or naya r.t. texas plastic guns are already cheaper to produce the first one was printed in may but so far they have proven to be too unreliable to use but as marina said in her report there metal print is becoming more affordable making it possible to stop working replicas of proper firearms one expert in this field told us that the biggest danger is that three d. printed guns can easily be disguised. it's a very universal kind of technology that can be used in laws of different ways some good some not so good but it is alarming. people have started printing guns i would
say the most dangerous thing is a gun that doesn't look like a gun but looks like. something else. is this ability to make things in any shape from for really defies a lot of the conventional thinking around regulating guns around detecting them and so forth and i think that's sort of it's a whole new world when it comes to controlling these kinds of things. cultivating life on other planets might sound like science fiction but a breakthrough could be on its way as you can find acted r.t. dot com scientists it's just a couple of years away from selling the first plant seeds on the surface of the moon online for the details of that story also there. a welshman tucked away a fortune unfortunately it was in a landfill site find out how he lost millions of dollars worth of big calling on our web site. a court in some pages has granted bail
to the last of the thirty greenpeace activists detained in september for attempting to board an arctic alric all costs have been covered by the environmental group. report. news continues to our green peace activists as the petersburg city corage has granted to us truly a national call and russell who was the radio officer at the greenpeace a vessel arctic sunrise now mr collin was the only activist remaining in custody until recently and the court made such a decision during an appeal that was filed by the activist lawyer so so far all the thirty activists including to join the list are freed on bail now just to remind you the activists were arrested two months ago after a vase that they put out as well hm their oil platform and the arctic back in september first they were charged with piracy however it later these charges were
soft and took hold again as him but still it can be financed by a maximum penalty seven years and at the moment the activists are staying here in russia until the legal proceedings against them are over. so international news in brief. i. protesters in thailand have managed to cut off power and water supplies to the national police headquarters earlier in the day prime minister yingluck shinawatra urged anti-government demonstrators to back down after she survived a no confidence vote in parliament security has been raised across the capital bangkok as the country faces its largest civil unrest in three years crowds have been marching on state ministry since sunday accusing their premier of acting as a proxy for brother attacks in china where he was forced from power back in two thousand and six. japan and south korea have flown military aircraft
over a group of disputed islands in the east china sea in an apparent challenge to china's declaration of a new air defense zone the united states also refuses to recognize the new boundaries in earlier flew to unarmed bombers through the area the dispute is threatening to overshadow u.s. vice president joe biden's trip to the region next week and it could also aggravate tensions between beijing and its two eastern neighbors both of which host u.s. military bases. i. and intern is here dozens of raw it is a ransacked the ruling parties offices in the town of gaffes the protesters hurled office furniture out of the windows and set fire to it on a nearby street public discontent over the government's inability to revive the floundering economy is growing across the country which became the cradle of the arab spring revolutions almost three years ago. and
a court in northern egypt has sentenced a group of female supporters of the asad president mohammed morsi to lengthy prison terms for a protest in alexandria twenty one women including several teenagers will spend eleven years behind bars for their rally. in support of the banned muslim brotherhood party the military overthrew morsi in july leading to mass unrest and violent clashes in cairo. israel has had statehood for more than six decades but the term israeli is conspicuously absent from the list of nationalities living in the country artie's poorest slayer explains this apparent contradiction and why some see it as a barrier to ending discrimination in the country the us has uncle sam russia has the bare france has mario on and israel has a question mark if nothing else it's weird in france you're french in the united
states you're american in south africa you're south african but here in israel you cannot be registered as israeli i'm though the really low you can come from moscow . and demand to be registered nurse military. but you cannot there man. it's a totally absurd situation in israel's population which is st there are one hundred thirty five recognized nations people are listed as jews arab druze and more but never as israeli and the most seem ok with that it's the mountain the meaning is the same the nation is the jewish nation and it has the jewish nation state both in the proclamation of independence and the un resolution of and then with the twenty ninth one thousand for you with which says that a jewish state would be formed not an israeli world if a person was to be identified as israeli in the national registry it would
challenge the claim that israel is a jewish country something the supreme court is aware of as is all we have mary and a group of israelis petitioning for change there already is a lot. different about form an arab citizen this is something not to accept it's not democratic we were despicable long. but for now the supreme court has dismissed the case leaving the debate on what is an israeli open for years it was truly created by one of the country's greatest caricaturists camile goddaughter better known as dorsch but cyrillic is clearly jewish was a question of additional yet he came up with a young man because israel was still young state and slowly he created the new israeli national guard more with the issue what happened with their neighbors palestinians included but they weren't part of the character. like the registry lives in a world where culture faith and history are more defining then one's present and by
all accounts it's likely to remain that way at least for the nearest future and israel without israelis. r t hold on. thanks for watching r.t. today i just a couple of minutes away abby martin explores the failures of the u.s. criminal justice system in breaking news. i hate to be a downer but i really think the olympics have lost all meaning in the past when there was the cold war it was like a battle between two ideologies taking place in the abstract and the one nine hundred thirty six olympics nazi pseudo science their self-proclaimed superiority was put on trial for the whole world to see and it's quite the olympics having the majority of the countries on earth participating there are now horribly horribly
bland one could argue that they have become a great way for countries to show off or excuse to build up some infrastructure by i think this is a big misconception let's look back to two thousand a lympics in beijing yet china has really developed in the last twenty years but the olympics really teach us anything about this country with a radically different political system or anything about their ancient culture or the way they think or the way they live no nothing at all all we saw were some flags and some pandas that rather unique stadium which was mostly the work of a swiss company yeah i have to say i think the olympic flame is kind of burnt out over the years although i have to admit that saying the torch in the space was kind of neat i think that when and if the world ever becomes an ideological battle ground again then the olympics will become worth watching but for now it's just generic sports from generic countries a generic stadiums but that's just my opinion.
happy almost thanksgivukkah folks i'm not a martin and this is breaking the sets well thanks. given isn't just a time for mass consumption it's also time for the annual presidential turkey pardon that's right thanks to the generosity of obama to lucky birds were spared from the deep fryer today in fact of the course of his presidency obama said the great privilege of saving the lives of ten of these adorable gobblers if you only cared this much about humans rotting away in cages across the nation right now there are over three hundred thousand people in prison for drugs and guess how many nonviolent drug users obama had the pleasure of pardoning a whopping eleven people as obama has almost pardon as many turkeys as he has drug offenders well if you count the massive hormones injected into these little birds i guess the number stands at twenty one pardon living things which is
a shame considering how bombers of former user of marijuana and cocaine so how many people how has obama pardoned in total while the number stands at forty just for comparison at the same point ronald reagan's presidency he had already pardoned three hundred thirteen people and reagan was a horrible president so go with the program obama last time pardoning but paltry and more time pardoning persecuted prisoners. it's a. very hard to take. that back with the big hair.