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over discussion the ukrainian prime minister's attempts to reason with a parliamentary opposition drowned by chance for the cabinets resignation. the divisions in ukraine become more visible with people in the east making it clear they're not as eager to move closer to the e.u. as the crowds on the streets of kiev. also the editor of the british newspaper that exposed world wide surveillance is being grilled at a parliamentary hearing after threats raids and pleas failed to stop the papers exposing. state struggle under the burden of a stir we look at how decision to forgive people's debts has paid off.
for most of you central moscow which just turned eight pm this is international thousands of protesters in the ukrainian capital of surrounded the presidential administration the scene of rotting on sunday that left about two hundred people injured demanding the president dishpans the country's cabinet after a no confidence was rejected by parliament. has more on the fiery session. well true to form a new creative problem has started off essentially with a brawl albeit this time there were no blows thrown around which they're actually known for it was merely the verbal skirmish and when when the prime minister as are of the stage to speak you could hardly hear him from behind all the all the yelling and the screaming coming from resignation the office of the government coming from
the rada and gets to the prime minister has tried to appeal to the protesters and to the opposition's logic you appear willing to incite you to the cabinet the ministers are absolutely right calista responsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages of ukraine stop and think see just salaries doctors pay my agency so this is the who will depend on the continued functioning of this government. the prime minister has also added that the government as was ukraine itself are not thinking about swaying off the course towards a getting closer towards the european union and he's also called on the protesters who are still out on the streets in huge numbers to keep it civil and to abstain from violence but his words were met with discontent from the opposition to a system calling them traitors those words were voiced by one of those problems ukrainian politicians as well as you can say media persons with alec each cause i
am to the sentiments expressed by the opposition leaders are actually supported by those who are out in the streets we have tens of thousands of people pouring in to the central independence square throughout the day but the problem with the ukrainian situation at this point is that what we've been hearing and seeing largely is the reaction of people in here for well for the integration or closer situation to the european union however this is not the case in the entire country and this is what my report is about the european union. burning trash bins give to teenagers and the world revolution passed around like a football this is key but what about other parts of ukraine where people have a different opinion about what's good for the country and that isn't. how many revolutions did we have in ukraine seven and what did that bring us. together
people and students and use them so unpleasant i don't even want to talk about it right now the opposition is trying to sell the drive for e.u. integration as the choice of all the recent polls show that there's a new place between the pro european west of the country and the east and south which are historically much more pro russian because if people want to live like they do in europe it will be must work like be doing europe you should not be just school and work for the sake of being out on the street. to be in the e.u. we must meet certain criteria and that the moment we are simply not up to par to the european standards in the way we produce things. so far do you claim your leadership has shown no sign of giving in quite the opposite the president the parliament and the cabinet remain firmly in place so perhaps the forecast of an impending doom could be premature it is r t.
as any to mention the demands of demonstrators are not exactly shared by people in the east of ukraine thousands of taking to the streets in the east to voice support for the authorities in their decision to suspend the trade deal with the e.u. recent polls show the country sharply divided on the issue more than seventy percent of those living in the west of ukraine favor the deal with the european union compared to less than thirty percent in the east while the story in the voice of mallets has told us that few of those on the street really understand the costs of signing a deal with the e.u. . from a purely mathematical standpoint the deal with the e.u. would have completely bankrupted ukraine the e.u. demanded basically an unconditional surrender demanded a unilateral. dismantling of ukraine's rail networks full compliance with european regulations which there are hundreds of thousands of pages now the protesters they might say oh this is civilization this is europe this is our destiny to put you right now is greece it's spain it's ireland it's italy it's corruption it's poverty
it's our. banks toure's running out of control it's cyprus it's confiscation of private bank deposits i mean that's the e.u. right now that's a new reality so i'm not really sure that the people that are on the street demanding to join the e.u. know this or are quite sure what that entails several polish politicians including the former prime minister and the vice president of the european parliament went to kiev to support the protesters john laughlin from the institute of democracy incorporation in paris says this mirrors the events of the orange revolution. the rumors of a coup are to be taken with some seriousness but i would be surprised if the events of two thousand and four the orange revolution could be repeated i think it would be difficult for the pro western forces in ukraine to pull off the same trick twice it's absolutely disgraceful for european politicians to travel
this way as they did ten years ago when members of the european parliament and other people from the e.u. including of course particularly polish representatives played a very important role in disrupting the electoral process back at the time of the orange revolution it's very important to emphasize the role of poles specifically in this process with ukraine poland has always regarded ukraine is its backyard it has i would say neo imperialist designs on ukraine it wants ukraine to come into its orbit into the european orbit but mainly into its orbit so there's no incompatibilities between kitchen ski's professed euro skepticism and his deep desire to effect this radical geopolitical change will of course be bring you more updates from ukraine and expert opinion on the situation throughout the day plus you can always keep an eye on developments by logging on to r.t. dot com where you'll also find the most striking videos and photos from the
protests. the editor of britain's guardian newspaper is being grilled by a special parliamentary committee over the publishing of stories exposing the scale of global surveillance which britain is no small part of the government says the paper is encouraging terrorism but others say that is just an excuse to intimidate the media world to r.t. sara first now he's covering the hearing for us in london so understand that the hearing is is about to end and it hasn't been easy for him has it. well absolutely fascinating listening to that questioning of the guardian editor alan rusbridger by m.p.'s at the home affairs select committee assess and if you compare and contrast to that hearing that we had another parliamentary committee at the beginning of last month and though we've seen the heads of the spy agencies in the k.l. i five m i six. they face the much calmer more collected questioning from n.p.c.
so much so that after that it faced a lot of criticism that it was simply a cosmetic exercise we take a look at what's been happening today during the questioning and he certainly faced a fair grilling one of the m.p.'s getting quite excited cheering that question and answer session not some of the questions to give you an example of the kind of things the editor of the newspaper was being asked do you love your country which you have told nancy is that the enigma codes had been cracked now to that alan rusbridger had said that that was simply a red herring argument he also made clear that he is in no doubt that what the guardian newspaper has done mirroring what other publications worldwide have done is certainly in the public interest in fact he described the situation as ridiculous to contemplate the idea that the guardian wouldn't have published information that would have been published regardless elsewhere make no doubt about
this internationally there are going to be many people watching what has taken place today extremely closely because of course as well as this debate you've got at the moment the surveillance as well as the debate you've got a for publication and the potential implications for national security in the u.k. you've also got a big question right now over the freedom of the press in the united kingdom and as alan rusbridger was saying he thought what the guardian had done was certainly in the public interest. from our london studio thanks very much indeed for that while the right to journalism blogger glyn moody says that he believes this hearing is all show. it's theater because it's actually for internal consumption it's really for the united kingdom and david cameron is trying to demonstrate that he's the strong man that he's tough one terrorism that he's not going to let journalists you know tell him what to do and therefore he's coming out with these statements which for the rest of the world thinks pretty crazy because everyone is saying from
president obama downwards that we should have this debate about what are the limits of surveillance and what kind of oversight should we have and it's really only david cameron and the u.k. government that's saying we shouldn't do that let's look at how much pressure the guardian has faced these last month the paper began publishing revelations of surveillance this summer soon after police came knocking on the door demanding it hand over all the information it had that didn't work so the paper was threatened with legal action reportedly by figures close to david cameron the paper refused to yield in august the partner of a guardian columnist was detained under anti terror laws allegedly for carrying more incriminating data well later that month for people was forced to destroy hard drives containing sensitive information or that to fail to stop more revolutions and here we are now waiting for the editor of the guardian to go before m.p.'s which he's doing right now. this is all t. international coming up this hour britain's sweet chats with china faces
up with. the. choose. the stories get him. off to. smiles and sweet talk from david cameron who's doing his best to look china into investing more into britain's economy the prime minister is resorting to political beijing at the head of the u.k.'s largest ever trade delegation. some in europe and elsewhere see the world changing and want to shut china off behind the bamboo
curtain of trade barriers britain wants to trade barriers and open britain is the ideal for an opening china. to be on the world of big politics some chinese people already living in britain feel the country is less than completely open on the coast for the police reports on why many don't feel welcome in a country positioning itself as a close ally of beijing. according to the local association here in london's chinatown immigration officials would visit the eateries here once or twice a week but it wasn't for the food even that is just one of the restaurants raided by the u.k. border agents say if you imagine. enjoying your new meal with your friends your family some uniformed people. who don't are so we know what's going on and on the one hand the staff will have to deal with the customers and they don't know what's
happening in or near that they're being questioned by these guys who may not have to identify themselves in the u.k. border agency insists that any immigration checks that carries out looking for illegal workers are always intelligence led but this is up and down this street say that legal procedures weren't followed cheering the raids in fact some of them didn't result in any arrests whatsoever but the frequency and the reported heavy handedness of the immigration officials led to on precedented to action all of the businesses here shut down in protest against what they said was discrimination from the u.k. border agents same consensus the genuine frustration and the level of the threat of anger. and the level of. discontent. flecked to. people. to close the business to support the
action since the protests to take place community leaders have met with the u.k. border agency to discuss the way in which the raids were handled while david cameron visits beijing tweets in mandarin and promotes closer trade links between the u.k. and china many of the british chinese working in these shops and restaurants many of whom of work to for generations say that the immigration clampdown in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome. artsy london. and attempts to boost economic recovery is one of the reasons britain is looking eastwards iceland took a similar route when its economy tanked that's a number of other reasons is why it is now doing much better than other european countries who looked into the financial abyss back in two thousand and eight explains. iceland's government has decided to help out home owners with their
mortgage payments mine getting billions into the economy to write down mortgage is linked to inflation which will help out around a third of the population's let's rewind to two thousand and eight because the economy has staged quite a comeback and it did so without bailing out the banks yes there's still a long way to go until the country cheese pre-crisis debility but considering the stock market crashed ninety percent and unemployment surged not fold the economy's in better shape so this is what the government did then so the country let the insolvent non-domestic banks go bankrupt which led to the collapse of the big three and of the protests on the streets for a referendum on whether or not the u.k. and the neverland's iceland's president rejected the proposed bills which its citizens felt were just. a quarter of the population by forgiving debt to ease the people's pain and punish the banking executives that were guilty of causing the financial crash in the first place now many are actually
indicted for their economic crimes comparisons are often drawn between iceland and another country that we're talking about greece both have dealt with insolvency in cooee different ways greece save the banks with the assistance of the e.u. and the i.m.f. is spending cuts to deal with their ailing economy there's no recovery in sight nor will there be for quite some time recent protests too but assigned it to state with brussels assist with austerity pricing cannot be directly compared because of course of the size of the economies and indeed the population as well go i said with three hundred twenty thousand greece with eleven point three million people process although foreign debt in iceland was six times higher than g.d.p. during the crash greece however after four years of austerity measures designed to reduce greece's public debt has instead continued to grow to one hundred seventy five percent of g.d.p.
and the biggest difference of all of course greece has the euro iceland has the freedom of their own currency. one economics professor from iceland told us he believes the country's financial model will stand the test of time within the economic literature there are those who have been proponents of not rescuing banks but rescuing household and let banks collapse so in that respect the icelandic model if we can talk about an icelandic model of handling the financial crisis will be very interesting to follow and see if that's even more successful than. having the public paid through through the debt and through the increase in taxes in order to safeguard the financial system so as we know us things continue to move on and develop. this will be one of the more interesting things to me to study if this is a better way to counter a financial crisis not what we call the traditional way which is ring fencing the
creditors and the bondholders. had the bolshoi and two other defendants have been found guilty of a brutal acid attack on the russian companies theater director the court handed down prison sentences for all three parties medina questionable reports from moscow's of choice here. a four hour sentence reading brought the curtain down on the month long trial and it has lost the ball so you feel better leaving salo who is behind bars probably three cheney who has been given six years in prison and to dispel the defendant's will and ten years accordingly now the judge has also given be relied to surrogate villains to lawsuits dogma chained to house to brief reporting five million roubles in compensation now this case has tarnished the reputation of russia's balsa the theatre that last year we opened up three spectacular refurbishment but some of the light has been taking off its feet or by
the scandal and i've been looking back so this happens in russia's valley history let's have a look. the final act in a case as dark as anything to grace the famous stage an acid attack that exposed to the world that russia stop theater in reality as a battle of filled where the struggle for glory when the curtains for the all songs in the theatres artistic director siggy fill in that almost made him blind shocked the world leaving the question who was the monster mind behind it sort of filling was returning home after an evening at the theatre world gala to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with a scoff called out phil is name and right after that through some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him another leader a court appearance for len described the pain as unbearable and terrifying he was left suffering in agony and the snow right outside this building it was late at
night and it took him some time to get help and more than twenty operations before he saw his face in public again from the start of officials on investigators who believe the solid had come from inside the bali community two months later. the arrest of leading soloist bible dmitrichenko often in his career the onstage villain playing average thing from von rothbart and swan lake to yvonne the terrible he was accused of planning that tack and chord need to change the admitted he didn't want to rough up felon but sad he did not intend for acid to be thrown into his face i organize the state of crime but not on the scale that it turned out and your vanity rumors and sooner ations even violence the dark underbelly of the place and the spotlight. it will take a while to reste or the last are of this famous and situation i didn't question the
artsy moscow. washington has strongly denied accusations that it's cutting back military aid to afghanistan as a form of blackmail the afghan president says america's trying to force him to sign a security deal which would let u.s. troops stay off to twenty forty seven of explains why kabul is so reluctant. in a war getting out as often harder than going in and nowhere does that hold more true than in afghanistan president obama promised to withdraw combat forces by the end of twenty fourteen afghans will have full responsibility for their security and this war will come to a responsible end. but the two countries have been at all odds over a deal that would keep some u.s. troops past that deadline washington wants the pact signed before the end of the
year it's imperative that we conclude the bilateral security agreement as soon as possible but afghan president hamid karzai says not until the u.s. cleans up its act so the issue of. sovereignty and detentions and the continued presence of international forces and afghan of villages and the very conduct of the war itself. the simmering tensions have erupted into a war of words on sunday karzai accuse the u.s. of deliberately withholding fuel supplies to pressure him into signing the deal the nato led force in afghanistan says that's simply not true and it's not the only spat a u.s. drone strike last week killed a toddler and injured two women the top u.s. commander formally apologized but karzai wants a different apology one from president obama himself for harm done to afghan civilians during the war the u.s. response don't hold your breath there is not
a need for the united states to apologize to afghanistan quite the contrary we have sacrificed and supported them in their democratic progress and in tackling the insurgency and al qaeda but the insurgency isn't over and in parts of a ghana stand residents are caught between hatred of international forces and fear of the taliban this man says he lost two sons in an errant nato attack. my children feel fear when they see a helicopter and run away to the rooms there is a lot of fear but once the sun goes down another threat emerges be the one that any white knight the taliban run there in the district government is just their name but there is no real security. and afghan forces are still heavily dependent on the west. of the us troops stop helping us as there are a lot of threats against us in the region will be facing big problems. although afghan tribal leaders indorse the pact karzai says he won't sign until after the
spring elections and that's only if washington meets his demands among them ending u.s. troop raids on afghan homes and agreeing to peace talks with the taliban if the deal is to repeat owed that could mean no more u.s. soldiers but it could also jeopardize billions of dollars in aid leading some to accuse karzai of putting the country's security at risk in order to score political points at home lucy catherine of r t moscow of a bout with a news team with more in just over half an hour from now the meantime it is into the mic parasites and cryptocurrency is in the car as a report. ukraine is in a tough spot right now trying to figure out whether to join the e.u. or the regime's custom union it would be nice if they would you know maybe allow
the populace to vote for their future via referendum but sadly it looks like the politicians will be making the historic decision i can see why some people want to look west and some people want to look east but i don't understand why so-called ukrainian nationalists want so desperately to join the e.u. first off any nationalist groups in the e.u. are automatically demonised as right wing extremists and the politically correct west patriotism is pretty much a dirty word generally nationalist like their culture and the people who are part of it but if you look at migration trends within the e.u. we see that the slavic part of it is flooding western europe looking for work i have many relatives from the slavic part of the e.u. and almost all of them have to work abroad and might sound nice to be able to work in europe but the reality is that ukrainians will probably be paid even less than bulgarians romanians to clean toilets in london ukrainian nationalists don't have to like russia or join the customs union or join any bloc of countries but advocating a future for themselves the e.u. seems absolutely backwards at least to me but that's just my opinion.
welcome to the kaiser report max kaiser you know wired magazine this week feature of the absurd creature of the week tongue eating i suppose. this parasitic i suppose consumes the tongue of the rose snapper fish and replaces it with its own body providing the fish with a fully functioning tongue i know what you're thinking you're thinking that sounds
a lot like jamie diamond in a way you're right jamie who is normally seen nesting in the large intestine of the chairman of the federal reserve bank of course and his fellow financial parasites ever placed the organs of capital allocation and price discovery with their own slow the report president goes well but if you remove that zone we're going to support from the fish the holes dug for those notes on but what happens when you remove the banking parasites from the system. through most goods to server knows what is this all going to do we're going to have to ask this question max but first i want to look at the actual headline about this tongue eating ice a pod absurd creature of the week this parasite eats officious tongue and takes its place here is the image of it and you see this is called the same oath the exit a tongue eating ice a pot and it targets a fish by infiltrating his gills getting into his tongue and replacing it and of course you can see that as an.