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i don't think. european leaders admit defeat in convincing ukraine to sign a deal on financial integration but that hasn't stopped tens of thousands of pro hear you protesters in central kiev from demanding just that. the u.n. condemns the attack on the russian embassy in damascus is terrorism calling for those responsible to be brought to justice. texas tremors an unusually high number of small earthquakes hitting communities as locals and scientists point the finger at fracking plus. the. sound of a gun made using a three d. printer triggering fears in the u.s. that it could lead to a deadly revolution in homemade firearm. in
moscow i mattresses very good to have you with us our top story this hour e.u. leaders admit failure in their bid to convince the ukrainian president to sign an association agreement with the block this after a charm offensive launched on the first day of a summit in lithuania he had a decision to ditch you integration and split the public with thousands besieging the government building paul scott and artie's lex haris have skier following the events. protests are growing in numbers in kiev right now i would say approximately thirty thousand people are kiev's independence square the city center the process the speech will but this may well be a calm before the storm because we've already heard a statement coming from some opposition leaders that in case that unocal which does not sign the euro station deal on friday in vilnius they will be taking people into the streets for a national wide strike and even inside what they describe as a euro revolution indeed this deal this is what it's all about to we heard strong
assurances from the government from the president that the deal will not be signed still these people here are hoping that the agreement will eventually be reached indeed it's a tricky situation because the korean government explained the move of not willing to sign this deal by economic damages possible economic damages to the country the economy which is already ailing and has one hundred thirty six billion euro a low debt annual debt and modernizing the factories ukrainian factories alone for the e.u. standards would have cost more than one hundred billion a year ost but in the case of ukrainian politics which is the growth the coaster ride and it has always been like that you can never say anything one hundred percent certainty and despite those assurances by the government and the president i've mentioned there's still a chance that unocal which may take a u. turn the last minute u. turn you turn and sign these deals i call the couple scott who is now in vilnius covering the summit will tell you more ukraine stalling of signing an association agreement here in vilnius threatens to turn this summit into somewhat of
a damp squid cozying up to the eight was meant to be the highlight of the two days ahead. so why is he attending the summit well yeah nikolaevitch has been keen to stress that the deal can be signed any time and that the latest development is just a postponement and not a council a sion a move seen by some as a winner for all concerned buying them vital breathing space they're very uncomfortable the idea of ukraine coming into the e.u. the e.u. right now is. with the crisis in the pigs countries portugal italy and greece and so far they don't have money to do anything ask if you're crying the only thing they can do is try to take advantage of the weakness of ukraine so i don't like the e.u. as a whole. the financial implications of such an agreement may have even been misjudged by the e.u. with the president of the european parliament martin schulz saying the e.u.
may have underestimated the drama of the domestic political situation in ukraine that the country is economically and above all financially in the deepest crisis for decades and he goes on to say kiev needs money and a steady gas supply suggesting that's why they're leaning towards russia at this time publicly the e.u. continues to cool kiev the agreement will remain on the table into the eleventh hour allowing the opportunity for an improbable late u. turn but we kiev requesting more money and brussels finances already strained it could be awhile yet before ukraine starts taking e.u. advances seriously police got r.t. he spoke with ludovico dad an aide to the leader of france's national front party marine le pen he says it's not surprising that ukraine is reluctant to go ahead with a deal. they're making interventionism inside the national politics of train 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 of don't you get emotion go in there and there are case who cringe should be thinking twice about these officers which were seen as you really hate seeing and which even upsets their russian friends i mean what does the european union have to offer when it sees politically if i did when it's that time is rising unemployment rates rising ukraine is divided into you have a pro european opinion you have pro russian opinion in this country for months history and its geography is complicated let's not make things even worse. while brussels in pursuit of ukraine some of the leading members of the european union are signaling that they're on happy with the in a full of migrants from eastern europe that report on your way later this hour.
the un labeled the attack on the russian embassy in damascus as an outrageous act of terrorism after it was hit by mortar fire a syrian security guard was killed the russian staff believed to have escaped unhurt artie's policy reports. we know that one syrian has been killed nine people have been injured including syrian security officials i think you know information that points to any russian citizens having been killed or injured now the russian foreign ministry is calling this a terrorist attack now the attack happened when a bomb exploded in the embassy premises earlier they was a mortar attack by anti government soldiers in the vicinity of where this embassy building is the russian foreign ministry. comments it says we resumed and condemn decisively the attack by militants in central damascus and we consider this as an
act of terror. the attack comes as international powers agreed to hold a peace conference in geneva to bring a negotiated end to the syria conflict at the meeting mediated by moscow and washington but some elements among the rebels have point blank refused to make an appearance the january gathering will be the first time opposing sides will meet head to head across a go shooting table since the start of the country's civil war. a three point six magnitude quake struck an area of north texas the strongest terror tremor there in five years no damage or injuries reported but many locals have been left shaken not everyone's blaming mother nature though some scientists say drilling in nearby fracking wells is setting off the quakes the area's been hit by more than a dozen small tremors this month alone it's seen more earthquakes since fracking started in two thousand and eight than in the previous four decades combined one texas resident in the area shared his experience. three hundred one with two point five minutes and then that three point. sound like
a woman in the house shaken and did have some damage minor just a little crack in the iraq my wife was having panic attacks about it to one lady and she has a pier main house and flat house in a slab foundation like we have. shaken off and she saw their houses and then they were really concerned about it i think a closer look at the controversial process of fracking a drill well sorry is drilled more than a thousand meters underground a mix of water sand and so-called fracking fluids that can contain dangerous toxins are pumped into the well creating fissures that allow boiling gas to reach the surface but the harmful chemicals used for fracking can accumulate in the soil and contaminate groundwater toxins also evaporate into the air and cause pollution there and there's a growing movement to ban the process but it's butting up against a powerful energy lobby looking to tap into the lucrative deposits to access
activists sharon wilson used to live near a fracking site until she made but she said was the tough decision to abandon her home. at one time i turned my tap on and nothing came out which was very frightening that the air was degraded horribly lots of air attacks trott's lie it's not always it was just it completely changed the character it's the worst concern for me was to end up without water or that my son could end up being sick from the chemicals that he was panic says to you i lost eighty thousand dollars in property value as they expand this practice more and more people are harmed and more and more people join the opposition right now there is an entire neighborhood over five hundred homes in jenin where they are fracking very very close to two hundred fifty feet in some cases from people's backyards. british anti
fracking activists even a whole worries that using fracking to extract gas is more houser it is than burning the gas itself. there are much better alternatives to the disposal of we don't need. an old i mean people such as me that it's a transition feel old in america from the leakage is from all the wells that are. going out the sense of leakage of the gas into the atmosphere is a lot more polson greenhouse gas the wall. 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. russia isn't looking to deploy drones like other nations. unmanned aircraft or no video game was. spiking on a raft after the government effectively banned demonstrations today with more.
ukraine a country divided its government's decision not to pursue integration with the european union and for russia as western politicians and media for brussels feel snubbed it's a wait and see approach as ukrainian politics is anything but stable the so-called struggle for ukraine is far from over. if you're thinking about an alcoholic drink associated with russia it's probably not going to be one that springs into your head but they've been making it here on the black sea coast for more than two thousand years and there's an industry which really can compete with the rest of the world. i've come to meet some of the people going the great and to see if i can find the secret to the perfect.
thirteen minutes past the hour now russia's president rejected the use of drone warfare as other militaries currently employ the unmanned aircraft lattimer putin was speaking at a time when russia's armed forces are undergoing major changes are to say reports. 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 drug use technology let's listen to what he had just made in 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 production however it's absolutely clear that on manned systems have a big future russia's armed forces are currently going through something of a transformation in fact if they have begun as modernization program since the soviet era the government says it needs to adapt to face up to new threats this all comes at a major cost of course hundreds of billions of dollars in the process will continue until twenty twenty old hadaway is being modernized and new cutting edge weaponry is being born. and abroad keeping up with global advances an unmanned military system it's a vital part of this revamped drone technology has become highly sophisticated but is also very controversial with all the hell reports of civilian deaths in u.s. drone strikes in yemen and pakistan all in the name of the war on terror russia is
determined not to go down that road although it does want the technology so it's a new phase for russia's military but with some clear boundaries in place to bomb with a sochi our team. in egypt a student has been killed during a police crackdown on a rally outside cairo university. officers yours tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters the country is swept by another wave of rallies people venting anger over a new government law banning more than ten people gathering essentially outlawing any protest artie's belcher reports from cairo. students were. harsh jail sentences given to twenty one young women are not exam to who were arrested in october for protesting in support of islam as president mohammed morsi who's ousted in july by the military now it's fourteen of those women have been given the eleven years in jail for supposedly holding weapons and assaulting police officers seven of them are mine is that just fifteen years old sixteen years old they've been sent off to
do even our detention center as their families say they were just protesting on the corniche of an exam holding balloons handing out flyers but the authorities claim that they were actually being very violent not it's not just islam as protesters who have been cracked down on we've also got liberal elected activists who have been arrested the new protest by the government which was issued a few days ago for hits any protests that happened without permission from the interior ministry so anyone. is being rounded up security forces are going in within minutes of demonstrations occurring with tear gas but it's also water cannons the latest news we've had is a gyptian blogger. who is one of the keyboards is the donor to divide the nation was picked up this evening and his wife beaten as he was being summoned by the general prosecutor for inciting protest he is of course a liberal and leftist activist saying that it's not just the islamists who are being targeted the question is whether the government can continue this has been
massive opposition from a lot of the political factions including comments from one of the main liberal leaders but he's going to be a presidential hopeful he tweeted this afternoon asking the interim president to pardon these girls who've been sentence and there's been no pressure broad's about this new protest though asking for it to be looked at again so the question remains whether this military led government will be able to continue this crackdown and continue issuing these very difficult laws restricting freedom. cultivating life on other planets may sound like science fiction but a breakthrough could be on its way as you can find in our t. dot com scientists comes just a couple of years away from sowing the first plant seeds on the surface of the moon had on line for those details plus. belgium the senate approving a controversial bill giving children the right to elect when to die r. t. dot com is the full story of their. right to
see. the. first record. and i think that your. reporters with their. instrument. in recent years the e.u. is only growing in size which is less some of the last major players feeling very unsettled they're feeling under pressure from the vast inflow of cheap labor from the newer and poorer member states germany france and the u.k. of all called for curbs on the huge volume of internal migration within the union and it's created tensions with brussels or peter all over explains. well in a little over a month's time on january the first rumanians and bulgarians will have the right to move 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 those calls have been echoed by angular mikkel here in germany and france who are land in france and 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 currents that 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 those along the eastern border of germany and the former the former east germany. know what she said is that as she was announcing her coalition government
that she wanted to i am totally. 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 all in france the french warland were saying similar things he said that this type of migration was a threat to the social fabric of france 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 echelons 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. the right to keep and bear arms is protected by the u.s. constitution but how about printing them revolutionary three d.
printing technology could soon make it possible for anyone to create a homemade firearm the city of philadelphia has already banned it but it may prove hard for the federal government to do the same as archie's marine important reports . rhett'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 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 young prince 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 bar after getting a federal firearms license the company used a process called direct metal laser simpering 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. printing and 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 gases in the chamber that are just not commonly available so it's stuff only 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 patterns set to expire in february it's predicted that metal desktop printers will hit the consumer market before you know it five years you know 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 the depth of knowledge 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. i think the astonishing capability of three d. metal printers is no longer a secret. so when they become a part of our households have alongside the microwave and flat screen t.v. i think what people choose to physically in the privacy of their home thanks will be beyond the control of the u.s. government arena point i r r t texas three d. printing technology can also create plastic guns which are far cheaper in the first plastic firearm which looked like this was printed in may but so far it proved too unreliable to use but as marina said in her report metal printers are becoming more affordable but attention to making it possible for ordinary people to step working
replicas of real weapons one firearm specialist warns about the dangers of the technology is massive implications. it's a very universal kind of technology that can be used in los of different ways some some good some not so good but but it is alarming that people have started printing guns i would say the most dangerous thing is let's say a gun that doesn't look like a gun but looks like a flower vase or something else and so that is 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 turned out as some other stories making international headlines this hour powerful five point six magnitude quake hit southern iran killing at least eight people and wounding dozens that is after happened in the bush air region where iran has its only nuclear plant
twelve people are in serious condition but no damage to the plant was reported. protesters in thailand managed to cut power and water 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 was raised across the capital bangkok as the country faces its largest under arrest for three years crowds have been marching on state ministry since sunday accusing the player of acting as a proxy for her exiled brother taksin shinawatra was forced from power in two thousand and six. an explosion at a weapons dump in southern libya left more than forty dead the blast happened when civilians tried to seize the i mean ition and remove the valuable copper from within meanwhile in the northern city of benghazi three soldiers were killed in clashes with armed militia the government is trying to regain control of militant
groups in the country some of which have links. next we continue our look at the impact of an economic stagnation of the most vulnerable in society or report on child labor in europe still to come for us viewers are very special thanksgiving. 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 now horribly horribly bland
one could argue that they have become a great way for countries to show off for an excuse to build up some infrastructure by i think this is a big misconception. let's look back to two thousand lympics in beijing china is really develop 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 hate to say it i think the olympic flame is kind of burnt out over the years although i have to admit that saying the torch into 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. seventy five guys 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 from down in the office and say yeah. this baker is used to working with under-age boys he makes no secret of it. he says yes yes it's true that there are so many asking me for work at least ten or twelve a week they say they like the work they say it's a fine profession well it's true that it's a fine job but it's also tough. sequestrated doesn't consider himself a child exploiting this boss of a small family business feels that the current crisis leaves him with no choice over the m i used to have three employees then little by little because of the rise in taxes an increase in fuel prices i ran into difficulties and had to let them all go and. of course one of the advantages of having these boys working here is that i
save a bit on expenses. but i have to say. still the one who ends up working the most since my sales are plummeting i'm forced to count on the kids. but i'm telling you if sales increased i'd immediately get a qualified worker who could lighten my load a little. here you are senora have a great day. how many italian small business owners are taking advantage of this cheap labor force. according to recent estimates there are sixty thousand kids working in the naples region today. the state what's the italian government doing about it. this is the headquarters of the labor inspection agency for companion. the director doesn't know the camera is already running he admits straight away but he's powerless. you see my figures on the control of under age
workers are pathetic figures should reflect what we're doing about it but they're too weak look here in two thousand and eleven we only did controls on forty eight miners so you're going to tell us all about it now. you know i don't want to talk about it. i do want to talk about is the phenomenon of child labor in general in this city. you know about our activity in the region in general but i don't want to give statistic. why. because on the inspection level you don't have to explain to my minister who watched the interview why i've only done forty eight checks on miners. i mean in a city like naples forty years checks last year that hardly any and this year to have only been nineteen you know every asking which districts there are children working you know where don't you.