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this is r.t. tonight europe waits to hear which way you crane will finally turn over the e.u. deal while in kiev itself tens of thousands continue to push for the government to look west also. tremors in texas usually high number of quakes hits communities there is a local scene scientists point the finger of fracking last. drones are finding increasingly why use all over the world but we are not going to operate them as other countries do it's not a video game bring it live in a putin's take on drone warfare and his assessment of the russian city that said to be hosting the winter olympics in just two months time.
even if you just joined us is just past eight pm here in moscow this is r.t. international law top story some news just coming through from the syrian capital start with the russian embassy we're hearing in damascus has been hit by mortar fire today one shell has exploded inside the compound another one right outside it a syrian security guards been killed in the attack by the latest reports coming through but none of the russian stuff is said to be hurt there's also been reaction from the russian foreign ministry that label the incident an act of terrorism the embassy is also being damaged by a shell back in september that injured three people later this hour we're going to have a live report from our correspondent on the violence into mask is today. first focus now on ukraine the eastern recruits begin their summit shortly with ukraine's president firmly in the spotlight as he hesitates over signing up. closer ties with
brussels meantime pro european demonstrations in kiev are into their fifth day with hundreds of people proceeding the parliament building day and night election. there will be staying here at least until the end of friday and the protests are continuing day and night despite it's getting very very cold. right now probably about ten or twelve thousand at the independence square in kiev and the idea here is that they're still hopeful that the euro cieszyn 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 euro 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 one hundred billion euros even more than that so definitely risk which the grating government would not want to take we know that unocal which travels to vilnius to attend the summit down 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 morning covered on all this ange 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 after years of negotiations just to get to this point the ukrainian president viktor says that the terms of the deal was simply not agreeable for his country they smile meant in time now he said the financial package being offered by the european union and the international monetary fund left feeling humidity. he did 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 inadequate 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 but needs medical treatment on a bad back now the e.u. say that it was a precondition that she goes to get medical treatment in germany before that that trade deal would have been struck but that money was blocked by ukraine's parliament now there could be an interesting atmosphere here in vilnius 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 under president going to cobra charge until the eleventh hour to change his mind but with the e.u. apparently unwilling to budge from their stance i say that prospect looks very
unlikely. well scott there were earlier we spoke to dan an aide to the leader of france's national from real a pen he told us it's unsurprising that ukraine is reluctant to go ahead with the deal they're making interventionism inside the national politics of a train i can totally understand the president of ukraine why you felt humiliated on this case there mixing up with the international internet all this is difficult questions about you yet you moshing go in there and in a case we cringe should be thinking twice about these offers which were seen as you really ating and which even upsets the russian friends i mean what does the european union have to offer when it is politically divided when its depth is rising unemployment rate rising ukraine is divided into you have a pro european opinion you have pro russian opinion this country from its history and its geography is complicated let's not make things even worse.
a three point six magnitude earthquake struck an area in north texas it's the strongest tremor there five years no damage or injuries were reported but locals have been left emotionally shaken by it not everyone is blaming mother nature for either some scientists say that the drilling in nearby fracking wells is actually setting off these quakes the air is being hit by more than a dozen tremors this month alone it's see more of quakes in fracking began there in two thousand and eight the jury in the previous four decades combined you make your own mind up that one texas resident in the affected area shared his experience with the. we had like three or one more the two point five minutes and in that three points and it's our current berman in the house shaken and we did
have some damage minor just a little crack in the seat my wife. and one lady and she's here to appear in being how. our. nation like we have. heard shake it all over and cave in they were really concerned about it. let's just take it when it remind ourselves of how this controversial fracking process works well is drilled to over a thousand meters underground then a mix of water and sand as well as tons of toxins called fracking fluids and pumped into the well creating fishes that release the natural gas deposits but the problem is the harmful chemicals used for fracking accumulate in the soil and then the resulting contamination of water in the water table the toxins also evaporate and cause pollution in the air as well there's a growing movement of bad in the process of the energy industries the latest fad to tap into lucrative fossil fuel deposits some activists say fracking even more
hazardous than burning oil and gas. there are much better alternatives to the disposal of we don't need fracking whatsoever to know all that i mean people such as me that it's a transition feel having to show all 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 is a lot more paulson and greenhouse gas the watts c also weighs so you know this has to be said it's actually a more harmful form of energy than burning coal in power stations. next night drones are not toys that's 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 to flood even approaching in the city that will of course host the winter olympics in just over two months time now to buy more sales there for. well
at the presidential residence the president has had a very busy day sorry for 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 on manned 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 not on the one hundredth day countdown for the paralympics president putin was he had to look for himself and how far the infrastructure has gone he gave the thumbs up saying essentially sochi 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 at the transport system is running a smoothly as they wanted to add more roads in terms of hotels and and all the restaurants that have been preparing for the last couple of months everything seems to be on a point particularly for be able 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 to buy more. news just to see from the syrian capital in the last few minutes the russian embassy in damascus has been hit by a mortar fire a syrian security guard has been killed none of the russian staff are believed to be hurt that's what we know that so you can get some more details from middle east correspondent paula hi paula the details still coming in and it's made just recently happen this is not do you know any more. well kevin as you say the details
are only now starting to emerge the russian embassy building in central damascus damascus has been attacked we know that one syrian has been killed nine people have been injured including syrian security officials as of yet no information that points to any russian citizens having been killed or injured now the russian foreign ministry is calling this a terrorist attack we are also being told that there is in significant damage to the russian embassy building now the attack happened when a bomb exploded in the embassy premises earlier there was a mortar attack by anti government soldiers in the vicinity of where this industry building is the russian foreign ministry has issued a statement and i'm reading from it it says we resent and condemn decisively the attack by militants in central damascus and we consider this as an act of terror at
this point no more information but of course we'll keep you updated as we get more and more facts absolutely from paula slow mideast. thanks for being with us just ahead a look at the dangers of three d. printers capable of producing firearms just. it was recently revealed that jamie diamond rented out blocking him palace in order to entertain his close friend tony blair the dinner took place only days before jamie dive in and agreed to give the us department of justice a very small cut got mortgage fraud and oh how the penniless peasants outside buckingham palace gates rejoiced at the impossibly large number of thirteen billion dollars jamie. all i owed jamie don't you.
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city to license printing of guns report my looks at how anyone could sue money affects your weapons at home. read 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 and accuracy all wrapped into one which in america everybody knows which is a par. eric much later is a project coordinator at solid concepts company specializing in three d. printing game prints or in the arts he 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 car 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 running. this three d. printing metal gun 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 be 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 houses in the chamber that are just not commonly available so it's stuff only an industrial commercial type process and it'll 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 patterns set to expire in february it's predicted that metal desktop printers will hit the consumer market before you know it five years from now small this is going to do it maybe five years after that you starts a whole 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 loved 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 ny at r.t. texas well i guess i'm surprisingly plastic guns are ready to put to good use the metal ones who fought the first plastic one was printed in may but so far they've proven to be too unreliable to use the work sometimes not others but as marina said in a report the metal printers are becoming more affordable making it possible to stop working replicas of propofol one expert in this field told me that the biggest danger though is that three d.
printed guns can easily be disguised. it's a very universal kind of technology that can be used in los a different way some some good some not so good but it is alarming that people have started printing guns i would say the most dangerous thing is a let's say a gun that doesn't look like a gun but looks like a flower vase or something else and so that this this ability to make things in any shape and form 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. or lloyd and cultivating life on other planets may sound like science fiction but now a breakthrough could be on the way as we report in front of r.t. dot com that scientists are just a couple years away now from sowing the first plant seeds on the surface of a blue. i don't want more mountain i'm a welshman i'm wealthy i used to wear
a fortune where in the landfill site you know we got the story of how we lost millions of dollars worth of callings who did not see don't call. right the seen. first rate. and i would think that you're. on our reporters would. be in. it more of the day's big stories according to some predisposed granted bail now to the last of the thirty greenpeace activists to take in september for attempting to board that up to go rig costs have been covered by the environmental group to get a culture new report good news sir continues to our greenpeace activists as the us
and petersburg city corage has granted bail it to australian national collin russell who was the radio officer at the greenpeace a vassal 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 they scaled to their feet as well now well the platform and the artic back in september now first they were charged as well as parisi however a leader these. ridges were soft until coal again is but still it can be financed by a maximum penalty of seventy years and other moments the acts of a sorry state here in russia and still legal proceedings against them are over. due the caution of
a reminder of the breaking news we're getting through in the last hour the russian embassy in damascus syria's been hit by mortar fire earlier today one shells exploded inside the compound another right outside apparently a syrian security guard has been killed in that attack while several other guards and civilians were wounded two apparently none of the russian staff are said to be hurt judging by the news was we've got so far the russian foreign ministry has called the incident an act of terrorism you may remember the embassy was damaged by shell in september that time three people were injured we'll bring you full details of course as they emerge throughout the course of the evening more world news no brief. for the. rest of the island measure to cut off our water supplies to the national police headquarters earlier in the day prime minister. 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 crowded with much of the state ministers know since sunday accusing their premier of acting as a proxy for excel brother texan should or was forced from power back in two thousand and six. japan and south korea now say they flowed military aircraft over those group of disputed islands in the east china sea in an apparent challenge to china's declaration of a new air defense zone united states also refuses to recognize the new boundaries and earlier it flew two one armed b. fifty two bombers through the area the dispute is threatening to overshadow u.s. vice president joe biden's trip to the region next week it could also aggravate tensions between beijing and its two eastern neighbors both of which host u.s. military bases. dozens of rioters ransacked the ruling party's offices in the town of gaffes the testers hurled office furniture out of the windows and set fire to it of a nearby street public discontent over the government's inability to revive the
floundering economy is growing across the country in the cradle of the arab spring revolutions almost three years ago. in recent years the european union spin enveloping new members but some of the blocs leaders aren't happy with the free movement of people this expansion brings they want to curb migrants rights to housing and welfare but the loudest calls coming from britain france germany peter all of the reports well in a little over a month's time on january the first rumanians and bulgarians will have the right to move wherever within the european union and seek employment now we saw david cameron the british prime minister say he wants to see limits put on the amount of benefits that those type of migrants would be able to receive now those calls have been echoed by angle america here in germany and france who are land in france it does seem that there is this movement between this split between the the west in the east in the e.u. those in the west are concerned that there's going to be
a huge influx of migrants moving their way now in backing up mr cameron's mr cameron's words we heard from angela merkel saying that my current poverty migration was the cause of considerable social problems in certain cities in germany no she didn't mention those cities but it was almost understood that she meant both along the eastern border of germany in the former the former east germany. it's as she was announcing her coalition government that what is going to put in place the. restrictions that would not allow migrants to just move here without a job and sign on for social benefits for housing benefits and the like that they would only be allowed to do so for limited periods of time now in front. was saying similar things he said that this type of migration was a threat to the social fabric both fronts and that something must be done to try
and curb these type of large scale migration from east to west from those who are not just from east to west but really from the poorer countries in europe to those that. have weathered the storm much better than others those in the high actual ends of the european parliament of being concerned by these comments coming out but it hasn't stopped leaders in britain in france and here in germany saying they want restrictions on migrant rollover of berlin the. twenty four seven if you know by a t.v. dot com next after the break thirty minutes with an extreme economist on the way next kaiser is here after the break. 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 spent the olympics having the majority of the countries on earth participating they are now horribly horribly black and one could argue that they have become a great way for countries to show off for x. used to build up some infrastructure i think this is a big misconception let's look back to the two thousand lympics and beijing your china is really develop in the last twenty years but the olympics really teacher. anything about this country with a radically different political system or anything about their ancient culture or the way they think of 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 battleground again and 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. seventy five eyes looking at what i'm doing making sure i'm doing it right and making sure that i'm hitting the right target calling the strike the president personally can call up any predator free down in the office and say yea or nay. imax guys are welcome to the kaiser report you know it was recently revealed that jamie diamond rented out blocking him palace and other to entertain his close friend tony blair the dinner took place only days before jamie diamond had agreed to give the us department of justice
a very small cut of his ill gotten mortgage fraud gains and oh how the penniless peasants outside buckingham palace gates rejoiced at the impossibly large number of thirteen billion dollars jamie paid. all hail jamie dolly and they cheered but while the food stamp mating bedroom tax paying part time working masses gaspin off the large songs of ill gotten gains falling out of the financial tyrant pockets the likes of jamie diamond and his close friend tony blair know that winter is coming and that when you play a game of thrones you win or your dog is that true stacy herbert apparently now you know everybody knows that we have this rise in wealth and income gap and the inequality gap the gini coefficient index around the world is rising but you know many people look at it and think that it's the poor that are going to rise up and that they're going be to be.