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european leaders failed to rebuild the ruins of a trade deal with kiev during a key summit as the ukrainian president stands firm on his decision to freeze the talks. on the unrest spirals in egypt one students killed and police crackdown on protesters. jail sentences slapped on a group of women for a peaceful demonstration. with the black friday shopping thought about to kick off in america we look at the wild. of the federal reserve and where it's taking the american economy.
it is friday morning here in moscow thanks for joining us on the international. headlines ukraine will not be reviving its plans for signing a pact with the e.u. after the bloc failed to convince president during the eastern partnership summit in effect in lithuania that says mass demonstrations continue to take place in kiev . well. here the crowd basically against the government's decision to shelve the trade pact with europe thousands of joint rallies in the heart of ukraine with the opposition issuing calls for a nationwide strike and even pledging what they call a euro revolution in the e.u. ukraine deal was due to be concluded at that summit in vilnius exactly where r.t. correspondent paul scott is right now. ukraine's stalling of signing an e.u. association agreement here in vilnius threatens to turn this summit into somewhat
of a damp squid kiev cozying up to the eight was meant to be the highlight of the two days here. 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 ation a move seen by some as a winner for all concerned buying them vital breathing space they're very uncomfortable with the idea of ukraine coming into the e.u. the e.u. right now is used 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 i don't like the e.u. as a whole is. 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 a while yet before ukraine starts taking you advance is seriously. r.t. . now e.u. leaders are saying that agreement could be possible when a new president comes to power in ukraine they're even planning to hold meetings with ukraine's opposition on the sidelines of the summit in lithuania but dan an aide to the leader of france's national front he says the e.u. in the first place shouldn't be meddling in internal affair. along with this image
sure deal which was made that they're making interventionism inside the national politics of the train i can totally understand the president of ukraine why you felt humiliated on this case they're mixing up with the international internet all this is difficult questions about you you're too much in there in their case. this is not good as well ukraine is divided into you have a pro european opinion you have pro russian opinion this country for its history and its geography is complicated let's not make things even worse ukraine has cited economic difficulties as the main reason for rejecting the european deal according to some reports it would cost up to a hundred billion dollars just to implement the required e.u. regulations and standards so a lot of it down also believing it's not surprising that ukraine's rather reluctant to go ahead with the e.u. pact. ukraine should be thinking twice about these offers i
mean what does the european union have to offer when it is politically divided when it is rising unemployment rate rising what exactly do we have to offer even in terms only of markets and economies i'm not sure it's a good deal at all anyway for a crane today and the people of illinois guests today debating ukraine's rejected e.u. bid and i suppose just how attractive the deal was in the first place for that's all of the discussion and argument in today's crosstalk. the fact is the european union doesn't have money to hand out ukraine needs an awful lot of money and everyone knows that the european union and its member states are broke they have debt up to their eyeballs and they can't afford to pay their own bills let alone other peoples both russia and the european union like integration with ukraine but unocal richard the end of the day just said it's not
a good enough deal i think the only quality of government trying to probe and see where the european union would be able to provide some financial assistance and also whether it would be willing to nudge the i.m.f. to be more lenient and maybe have thoughts to the preconditions for unlocking the loan however if the european union media theory clear that they're not going to make any concessions. on our website r.t. dot com we've got that expert opinion on the e.u. ukraine you know socio deal so to find out more about what's behind you turn your head over to r.t. dot com. by joining us on the international to egypt we go where a student demonstrator has been killed cairo university becomes the latest
battleground of antigovernment protests against a brutal police crackdown i know loads of tear gas being used there as the officers clashed with youths trying to disperse the crowds are actually challenging for the gallery with the military. the protesters fury was fueled after three female activists from a generous fifteen were given a heavy prison sentences as part of a new government more than ten people gathering without permission to report now from cairo at all to use true. students for angus harsh jail sentences given to twenty one young women i cannot exam to who were arrested in october for protesting and suppose that islam is president mohamed morsi he was ousted in july by the military now sportiness those women have been given the eleven years in jail for supposedly holding weapons and assaulting police officers seven of them on mine is that just fifteen years old sixteen years old the families say they were just
protesting on the cornice of onyx on thier holding balloons handing out flyers now it's not just islamist protesters who have been cracked down on we've also got elected activists who are being arrested so the new protests by the government which preceded few days ago hits any protests and without permission from the interior ministry the latest news because is gyptian blogger. who is one of the key voices donor to be part of the nation he's picked up this this evening his voice beaten he was being summoned by the general prosecutor for inciting protest he is of course a liberal and that's just. today saying that it's not just isn't a sweeping talk it's the question is whether the government can continue this has been my. opposition from a lot of the political factions including comments from one of the maybe it will lead is he's going to be a presidential hopeful tweeted asking the interim president to pardon these being sentenced and there's been no pressure to always about this protest or 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 and restricting freedoms. are still to come here on peacekeepers on the streets of the u.k. . people are right it's a very small area very densely populated and people as you can see so terrace houses people living on top of each other as migrants flow into the u.k. some locals hit the streets hoping to bridge the divide between the new arrivals and the established communities full story just around the bend. but for now locals in northern texas have been experiencing a shaky thanksgiving with the area being rocked by two worth quakes a seismologist trying to get to the bottom of what's going on both some skeptical about it being purely down to natural causes no one was injured while the locals
understandably concerned by the tremors and more than a dozen quakes of rattled north texas in just this month alone now some scientists point the finger at nearby gas drilling wells for causing the seismic activity of the air you're seeing more of the quake since fracking began in two thousand and eight than during the previous four decades combined one local resident told us what he saw. we had like three hundred one of the two point five minutes for a and in that very point. and seleka aren't berman in the house for shaken and we did have a damage minor just a little crack in the rock my wife was having panic attacks with. one lady and she's here to appear i'm being how. i have. been like we have here how hard shake it off for them caving in they were really concerned about it let's take a moment here to see how the controversial process of fracking could indeed of course
the recent quake activity in north texas well is drilled through more than a thousand meters on the ground a mix of water sand and so-called fracking fluids which contain dangerous toxins and then pumped into that well they create fishes that allow oil and gas to reach to the surface but they can also cause potential traumas it's also possible the harmful chemicals accumulate in the soil and contaminate groundwater and the air as well when they evaporate into the atmosphere well the whole number of those calling for this process to be abandoned is on the rise that's at all with the energy giants who want to make a fast buck texas activist sharon wilson who used to live near a fracking site well that was until she realized she had no choice until she had to abandon her. 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 trucks 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 being exposed to 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 denton where they are fracking very very close two hundred fifty feet in some cases from people's back yards. it's aussie international thanks for joining us the day off of a turkey feast and the peak of the shopping season is knocking on the door in america. and the us head out to stores to pick up their bargain deals we look at
the federal reserve as a wild bond buying and talk to one of those behind the policy you know all things that he owes an apology to taxpayers. ukraine a country divided its government's decision not to pursue integration with the european union and opt for russia instead as western politicians and media in an uproar brussels feel snubbed while moscow has a wait and see approach as ukrainian politics is anything but stable the so-called struggle for ukraine is far from over. when the crisis leaves us traces everywhere . empty closed rooms become the norm. children pay for the mistakes of adults. by working in a tobacco field or in a cafe. they are the ones who come back home last.
his games are just in their memories. will. science technology innovation all the lives developments from around russia we've got the future covered. a busy day for news here on the international thanks for joining us for the holiday shopping season has kicked off in america and many retailers have even broken tradition by pushing their opening hours right into thanksgiving night instead of waiting for the official start of black friday exactly five years ago the federal reserve announced its own unprecedented shopping spree but it's hardly been helping america's economy more important i am one of those behind the experiment and now
thinks it was one big mistake. block friday the day after thanksgiving is america's busiest shopping day of the year millions standing in lines for hours or even days before stampeding into stores to snag door buster deals oddly enough the federal reserve bank has also used this pseudo holiday to launch its own on precedented spending spree otherwise known as want to teach it easy two thousand eight hundred mansion prices the fed began buying up massive bonds to drive down the cost of credit and experiment pitched at helping main street as the program marks its five year anniversary the former fed official who helped spearhead the quantitative easing is publicly apologizing to all americans for the role he played his name is andrew who saw our and he joins me now andrew what is so bad about quantitative easing that you felt you had to publicly apologize to the entire
country i believe we had a very big wake up call with the financial crisis five years ago we had a we realize we have this economy that was over we were lying on wall street where the banks had become too big and too too concentrated for the larger economy and what i feel quality quantum using all to me has done is to reinforce. that structure in the u.s. economy and a lot of the benefits of q.e. have ultimately gone to the banks rather to to to main street america so if we see that over the course of five years those that have benefited from q e have been the richest people in the united states of the richest companies the richest banks in the majority of americans are not benefiting from this and why is still continuing the problem is. the fed at this point is the only one doing something and so it feels like it keeps on the house having to do something to help mild to my argument
is what it's doing is it not only helping. but it may actually be hurting far more much about it the u.s. economy. in the meantime with u.s. border was increasingly missing their credit payments it means interest rates are about to go through the roof of the publisher of trends journal gerald celente he warns of grave consequences in the very near future. the only reason there is any recovery going on in the united states or for that matter the european zone is that interest rates are at record lows so as i mentioned you could buy an order well below zero percent and what they go what's going to happen when interest rates go up the housing market again collapses the auto market collapses and worse than that the bond market collapses and so you're going to start seeing a decline again in people paying mortgages more foreclosures happening and that's
when interest rates go up because when interest rates go up this phony recovery we have in the housing market is going to stop and a lot of the new people that got into the market are going to have trouble paying off their mortgages. i'm now a web seem as i lined up plenty of stories for you on the website this hour including the black hole in russia's fleet what does that surprise new sub look at it it's been dubbed with this name for being really undetectable when underwater photos are back in the information as well very impressive but all right now. while you're there check out this story as well the u.s. war against intellectual property theft not looking so effective now it's been revealed washington has its own face in the truck full story click on. the. right to see. first street. and i think that you're.
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told you my language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports. but no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your letter telling them. to carry out a call as i'm going to talk you know. thank you. when you needed to read question the prepared for a change when you when you should be ready for a. freedom of speech and. the freedom to walk. it's all t. international live from moscow on the world update but for now the u.k. now provides a roof to two hundred thousand roma migrants a move there are no such for a better life but some brits are angry that very few of the newcomers are ready to
change their cultural traditions and respect the rules of a new home and response locals have taken matters into their own hands setting up so-called street patrols and reports. repping up against the cold this team is setting off on one of their regular nightly migrant patrols organized by the pakistan community association their beat is this small neighborhood in sheffield in the north of england known as paige all the trying to save the community tensions here i don't know there are tensions in the area and people are angry because it's a very small area very densely populated and people as you can see so terrace houses people living on top of each other it doesn't take us long to see what some members of the local community is so concerned about even on a monday night in winter large groups of roma men congregated on this small high street i did you see saw. me see you so look around this mess you sensed
noise that night most of the roma here from the back here and they're eager to tell us that they don't want to cause any trouble for my friend you know my sloppier people properly speaking so if you have them in horrible you know looking for a drop in all your problems here for two thousand and nine pm curfew has been put in place here under sixteen can see the police thanks coming back here so they have what sort of significant presence in the area in leicester got a presence here from eight o'clock in the flame right the way through until like three o'clock am and it's a very difficult thing to police the situation has gained national attention with some voicing concerns of a repeat of the race riots that blighted the north of the country to stave a decade ago it didn't concern me that it was going to happen what concerns me was how that would make very much population and the longstanding population feel that they're living in an area where tensions of perhaps not so hard either that might
happen like all east citizens of roma have the right to move freely throughout the european union but so what is the most persecuted ethnic minority groups in europe the migrant patrol at. trying to aid integration here but with restrictions being removed next year allowing both gary and simon manias to enter the u.k. sparking white public concern it won't just be the patrol keeping a careful watch what plays out on the streets this will. serve see reporting from sheffield in the little thing and are to thailand now to open up the world update here on the program as thousands of protesters have forced their way into the royal headquarters crowd stormed the compound report we demanded they want to know whose side the army is on meanwhile the hundreds of people seeking to oust prime minister yingluck shinawatra gathered outside the building of her ruling
party in the last few days protesting crowds at the seized several ministerial buildings and cut the power at the police headquarters. is a potential military. beijing is ordered to warplanes to routinely patrol its newly declared defense zone over disputed islands in the east china sea this comes in the wake of america japan and south korea all sending military flights right over the archipelago of the dispute threatens to overshadow u.s. vice president joe biden's trip to the region next week and perhaps continue to fuel further tensions between china and its regional neighbors. president hamid karzai has accused the u.s. of launching a drone strike which killed a child saying it so another sign of washington's biggest regard for so your life if similar attacks continue he's vowing not to sign a security agreement that would allow several thousand u.s. troops to stay in afghanistan after twenty fourteen the afghan leaders already
showed his reluctance to sign the deal saying he first wants assurances they'll be no meddling in upcoming elections and no more strikes. and to iraq where twenty nine have been killed off a three car bomb struck two markets near baghdad the blasts went off in a five minute period dozens were injured twenty thirteen has become the deadliest year for the country since two thousand and eight and we have a special online project about the human tragedy called a year of college dot com right now.
it's off the international live from moscow up next as promised the unhappy love affair between kiev and brussels is at the center of the debate program cross talk with people. 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 their acts used to build up some infrastructure by i think this is a big misconception let's look back to two thousand a lympics in beijing china is really developed. last twenty years but did 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 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 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 in the space was kind of neat i think that when and if the world ever becomes an ideological battle ground 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. the olympic torch is on its epic journey to such a. one hundred twenty three days. through to some members cities of
russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. olympic torch relay. m r t v dot com. hello and welcome to cross talk are all things considered i'm peter lavelle ukraine a country divided it's government's decision not to pursue integration with the european union and opt for russia instead as western politicians and media in an uproar brussels feel snubbed while moscow has
a wait and see approach as ukrainian politics is anything but stable the so-called struggle for ukraine is far from over. to crosstalk ukraine i'm joined by my guest live would give or give in london she is a senior economist at i.h.s. global insight in paris we have john laughlin he is to director of studies at the institute of democracy and cooperation and in moscow we cross to mark sloboda he is a senior lecturer and researcher at moscow state university all right folks cross talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want john if i go to you first all this media coverage of this for the past week it's the tussle between the european union and russia for control of ukraine it's put very much in cold war terms here but very few people want to focus on the real deep deep troubles that are occurring in ukraine and how ukraine is trying to get itself out of a really nasty fix i want to point out to our.