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dissent over discussion the ukrainian prime minister's attempts to reason with a parliamentary opposition a 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 grilled at a parliamentary tera hearing after threats raids and pleas failed to stop the papers exposing. skill t. as charged to lead to done so with russia's bolshoi ballet will spend the next six years behind bars and masterminding a brutal acid attack on the company's direct. state struggle
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under the burden of a story he will look at how iceland's decision to forgive people's debts has paid off our top stories. live from studio central moscow where it's just a nine pm this is r.t. international thousands of protesters in the ukrainian capital have surrounded the presidential administration the scene of rotting on sunday that left about two hundred people injured there demanding the president dishpans the country's cabinet that's after a no confidence vote was rejected by parliament on artie's. has more now on the far east session i believe she can join us now live tell us more about the reaction to that parliamentary session. well this in itself was a rather rowdy yes you know anything about the ukrainian rod or the parliament it's
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been known to come to blows. in a particularly heated discussions this time around you can say that the session has started off for the skirmish right away although they didn't. they didn't go to blows it with their fists also their main speaker the prime minister i sorry to cut to the stage well he has had hard quite a hard time trying to speak over the noise that the parliamentary swer making although he did try to appeal to people's logic. to incite you to locate the cabinet of ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to all of ukraine to stop and think see just salaries doctors pay merge and she says this is the who will depend on the continued functioning of this government. club the words of the prime
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minister seem to have gone on heated by those that did the ukrainian parliament they have called him a traitor him and the entire government as a matter of fact and it's important to mention that all of their governments all of the cabinet members were at that rada session at the moment but the opposition remains staunch in their determination to see the government as was the president ousted from their current posts and their sentiments are repeated it right here on the streets here at the central independence square in kiev where people continue to gather there are shouting still to government slogans from time to time they migrate over to the presidential administration followed along with the same hour long with the same crowd of people along with the opposition to be one of the headliners so to speak of this opposition non-demanding opposition rally which
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shout from an observer's point of view just seems like a concert that's been going on for. almost forty eight hours at this point and they're determined to see the government leave however it is important to remember that crane and seems to be split almost almost precisely in half while some of the reaches so are determined to see that the country will work westward and join forces with the european union fathers have a quite different opinion on that matter and that's what this report is about. the european union flags burning trash bins get to teenagers and the world revolution passed around like a football this is kiev but what about other parts of ukraine where people have a different opinion about what's good for the country and what isn't it. how many revolutions did we have in ukraine seven and what good did that bring us. together
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old people and students and used 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 but recent polls show that there's an equal split between the pro european west of the country and the east and south which are historically much more pro russian if people want to live like they do in europe they must work like they do in europe they 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 forecasts of an impending doom could be premature it in a scope r t. what is the rate of mention the demands of demonstrators on exactly
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shared by people in the east of ukraine thousands. taken to the streets there to voice support for the authorities and 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 to be crain favor the deal with the european union and as you can see here that's compared to less than thirty percent in the east the store and the boys have managed told r.t. few of those on the streets really understand the costs of signing a deal with the e.u. for 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. you are right now is greece it's spain it's violent it's italy it's corruption it's poverty it's
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our. banks are 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 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 a vice president of the european parliament went to kiev to support the protesters join laughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris as this mirrors the events of the orange revolution of two thousand and four. 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
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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 ski's professed euro skepticism and his deep desire to effect this radical geopolitical change. will of course be bringing you more updates from ukraine an 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 find also the most striking videos and photos from the
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protests. the editor of britain's guardian newspaper is staying defiant flat out denying his paper was aiding terrorists by publishing revelations on the scale of global surveillance and he was being grilled by parliamentary committee which questioned whether the paper is encouraging terrorism or what he sarah first now he's covering the hearing for us in london so not an easy hearing for the editor what was your impression of that session. well was so hearing that was there really were some remarkable moments during that questioning by m.p.'s off the guardian at the sir alan rusbridger and at some moments honestly watching that you're always taken aback at some of those questions that were put to him one m.p. in particular really thing to seeming to lay in a certain point so give you an example of some of the questions he was asked one
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being do you love your country and at another point it appeared that an m.p. had compared the disclosures that the guardian newspaper had made of the edward snowden files to the spilling of secrets to the nazis let's take a listen to this if you. go during world war two would you were transmitted down to the british to the dogs. now throughout that session we also heard a lot of the m.p.'s calling for alan rusbridger to justify his actions he made very clear that he felt what the newspaper had done was in the public interest but look all the more incredible watching what played out today during that questioning if you compare it to what took place at the beginning of last month and that we heard in a different parliamentary session the heads of the intelligence agencies in the cape and i five m i six g c h q they were quizzed by m.p.'s and it was
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a much calmer much more collective session and indeed that was something that the guardian editor made note of himself when he was really pushed a further disclosure of these documents haitians let's take a listen to what he said. the catastrophic leak that did happen was dealt with by the i.o.c. with the following exchange. can we assume you are having discussions with your american colleagues about the hundreds of thousands of people who appear to have your information. all three of us are losers conscience. thank you very much my. he had certainly a lively session that took place there at some point the m.p. finning to bicker amongst themselves either well to discuss this further i'm joined by m.p.h. and we called and thank you so much for joining us new labor love and. look it was
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an incredible session we had a lot of information discussed what was your impression of the whole thing woodson's these problems. the sense to keep the most from. the great. life for. yourselves and that's something for you. personally for you since you. see the future stems from. thank you very much for joining us and stephanie going to be one of the questions that a lot of people are going to be looking at very closely the fact that that question was even asked do you love your country or perhaps the place patriotism but a lively debate as he said a lot of issues discussed at the very end of that session we heard the question posed will the guardian newspaper continue to publish and the editor replying that
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they would not be intimidated but they would also not behave recklessly perhaps i'll be further revelations to come maybe but with certainty you can say this debate's not going away any time soon sara thanks very much indeed for that sort of live in our london studios and office and i do apologize for the quality or for the sound there when she was talking to be impeached and we called and. this is our to international committee live from moscow still to come this hour britain's sweet child with china faces a great wall of skepticism. that's . coming your way stay with us this is international.
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economic down in the final. days. and the rest. will be if we. want to. be. a pleasure to have you with us today.
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smiles and sweet talk from david cameron who's doing his best to new china into investing more into britain's economy the promise is resorting to political charm in beijing at the head of the u.k.'s largest trade delegation. in europe and elsewhere i see the world changing and want to shut china off behind a bamboo curtain of trade barriers britain wants to tear those trade barriers down and open britain is the ideal for an opening china. but beyond the world a big politics some chinese people already living in britain feel the country is less than completely open on the course but 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
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london's chinatown immigration officials would visit the eat series here once or twice a week but it wasn't for the food movement that is just one of the restaurants raided by the u.k. border agency if you imagine. such in their rush form enjoying you know your meal with your friend 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 a customer and they don't know what's happening in or near that they're being questioned by these guys who may not have a tent for them so in the u.k. border agency insists that any immigration checks that carries out looking for illegal workers are always intelligence led but businesses up and down the street say that legal procedure is one followed juror in the raids in fact some of them didn't result in any arrests whatsoever but the frequency and the reported heavy
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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 agent same consensus the genuine frustration anger and the level of the threat of a fine go. on the level of. discontent. if left to the number of people who decided to try to close that this this 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 but while david cameron visits beijing sweets 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 what tiffany. generations' immigration. chinatown isn't making them feel
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very. artsy. attempt to boost economic recovery is one of the reasons britain is looking eastwards and iceland took a similar route when its economy tanked that a number of other reasons why it's not doing much better than other european countries you looked into the financial abyss back in two thousand and eight if you pull the explains. iceland's government has decided to help out home owners with their mortgage payments mine getting billions into the economy to write them more which 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 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 no i fould the economy is in better shape so this is what the government did this in the country let the
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insolvent non-domestic banks go bankrupt which led to the collapse of the big three and after protests on the streets for a referendum or whether or not the u.k. and the neverland's iceland's president to the proposed bills which its citizens felt were just. a quarter of the population out 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 often drawn between iceland and another country that we're talking about greece both have dealt with insolvency really 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 greece and to protest too but assigned it to stick with brussels assist with austerity pricing cannot be directly compared
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because of course of the size of the economies and indeed the population as well glycine 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 a hug. seventy five percent of g.d.p. and the biggest difference of all of course greece has the year i i sent has the freedom of their own currency. to one of our top stories now here in r.t. the grilling of the editor of britain's guardian newspaper by a parliamentary committee to recall a member of parliament for the british labor party joins me live now from london what do you make of this hearing some see this is perhaps symbolic of press freedom or indeed expression under attack is it really is serious is that. yes it is
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a serious is that because on rush ridge in the guardian published a very very important series of documents not all of them by any manner of means that they've received but i don't rush which is defense and i think it's a very good and strong defense is that he's the editor of a free newspaper in a free democratic society the defense of our democracy is the defense of free investigative journalism and i think rush ridge and the guardian of thomas all of favor we live in a world of far too much surveillance and interference in people's lives and the guardian's tech never defended off that there was a chance that the newspaper broke british law is actually looking into this how far do you think the government could go even perhaps to close the paper down if it has broken the law. i don't think they would go that far because the great tradition of journalism in britain is that journalists stand up without fear or favor and say what they believe the murdoch empire has rather diminished a great journalistic tradition but the guardian has stood up i think very proudly
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for it and should be supported for it i think it's extremely unlikely they would dare to prosecute the editor of a newspaper or desert trying clothes and it is never happened before in britain that i can remember and i don't think that's going to happen now and i think it's very important that we contrast this behavior of the guardian's awards the way in which people in the usa have been silenced merely for telling what's going on internally in the security services and of course the revelations about the general surveillance by google and others coming through both snowden and of course the other revelations by chelsea manning and of course one interesting question was is the guardian in a better position in security services to determine what the public should know in terms of national security is it. well the security services should be held to account by pages and newspapers should be held to account by their readers and the
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public and their sense of responsibility i think the guardian has taken a responsible view on this responsible view to report on the dangers of a surveillance society to all of us and i think that m.p.'s should never forget it's their role our role my role is elected by the people to hold government and all its agencies to account and not be afraid to ask questions we're not here to have a love in with agencies with government or the government itself jeremy called and live in london member of parliament the british labor party thank you very much and if your thoughts on this. lead dancer at the bolshoi and two of the defendants have been found guilty of a brutal acid attack on a russian companies theatre director a court handed down prison sentences for all three. of reports now from moscow is bullshit. a four hour sentence reading brought the curtain down on a month long trial and it has lost the ball so you feel better leaving so who is behind bars probably preaching to has been given six years in prison and to dispel
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the defendants and ten years accordingly now the judge has also given relied to surrogate villains so the lawsuit machain who has to be three point five million roubles in compensation now this case has tarnished the reputation of russia's balsa the theater that last year reopened three spectacular refurbishment but some of the light has been taking up a theater by the scandal and i've been looking back this topic 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 fool the salt in the theatres artistic director is to give fill in that almost made him blind shocked the world leaving the question who was the monster mind behind it so gay
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selling 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 to liz name in right after that through some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him and their leader a court appearance filling 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 showed his face in public again from the start of official sun investigators believe the solid had come from inside the bali community two months later. in the arrest of leading soloist bible dmitrichenko often in his career the on stage villain playing average thing from von rothbart and swan lake to iran the terrible
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he was accused of planning the attack and chord need to change the admitted he didn't want to rough up felon but sad he did not in town for acid to be thrown into his face. of crime but not on the scale that it turned out. enjoyed a 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 of this famous and situation i didn't push the artsy moscow. brings up today for the most obvious but with a news team with more in just over half an hour from now in the meantime a look at the lives of military families who have lost their loved ones. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to structure. one hundred twenty three
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