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most mainstream media are willing to admit to so much more than merely figure of inspiration reconciliation. ukrainian opposition protests storming government buildings as they rebuild. overnight attempt by police to remove the roadblocks paralyzing the capital center. with the protests top diplomats criticize the police move as a crackdown high level u.s. representative at the protest handing out food. also the temporary measure or is the u.s. turning its back on the syrian rebels as washington suspends aid to the country which has been flooded with extremist factions. anger on the streets of london as thousands of students rage against. the city's biggest university before amassing outside parliament on top stories.
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from the studio center here in moscow which. is international. being flung at ukraine's president all day following his decision to clear the center of the capital of barricades built by anti-government protesters e.u. and u.s. diplomats both in kiev and criticized the crackdown pledge that backing to the opposition leaders. with. thousands have gathered in independence square behind me following cool's from the opposition for a show of defiance following last night's events the police dismantled and removed barricades that had been set up and built by the protest as well by both sides police and protesters did show restraint some violent clashes break out this
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morning events where we saw the police try and retake the city administrative building here in the center of kiev which to be used by the opposition as a makeshift had cooled says over the last few days and weeks now the police will greeted the met by fish resistance from the protesters who has the police down with water cannons and when you've got temperatures as freezing and as cold as they are in kiev right now that was quite an effective response now authorities had earlier given the protesters until tuesday to remove themselves from the site a metallic let's go high profile figure in the opposition movement has tweeted saying that we called to make a compromise with thugs and dictators we should get rid of them the number one issue now is the resignation of president victory on the coach and his putrid administration's what american and european diplomats have been in kiev throughout the course of wednesday having that say u.s. assistant secretary of state victoria nuland are saying what she calls the
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crackdown was unacceptable for a european democratic state now those comments came after a meeting with president yanukovych could be full that she was seen out and about mingling with the protesters behind me handing out sandwiches and hot drinks to both the protesters and the police meanwhile the e.u.'s foreign policy chief catherine ashton has also been in kiev and she says that last night's events make dialogue a lot more difficult but she does say the president on the coach has reassured her that he does still want to sign the a you association agreement now this is one of the barricades that was dismantled and removed. by the police on tuesday evening as you can see the opposition calls for a show of defiance have been met not only have the barricades been rebuilt they've been rebuilt bigger and stronger than they were before and if you take a look over here you can see there being force of fide by a line of sandbags filled with snow because the protesters have spent all day
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shoveling the snow and filling the sandbags to fortify the defenses. and with the opposition calls for more and more people to descend on independence square and the defense is being fortified it's interesting to see what the or thirty's response will be will they simply come and try and dismantle and remove the barricade as they did on tuesday evening in a peaceful manner all while they try and change tactic. reporting then is get more now on the situation in ukraine from chris we've seen a partner of the moscow based consulting firm market advisor joining us live from copenhagen chris ukraine's prime minister we just learned this has asked the e.u. for at least twenty billion euros of a if they are going to sign up with this deal can the really afford that. no no i think that's absolutely out of the question as you recall at the at the
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vilnius meeting the e.u. table only six hundred million dollars or seven million euro's at that time so jumping to twenty pounds i would question what the e.u. will try and push ukraine of course is to engage with the i.m.f. and to look to the i.m.f. to to get that money but as of course as we know the ukrainian government very reluctant to deal with the i.m.f. because of the very onerous conditions to the i.m.f. will place on any money given to ukraine or they think the government is trying to trying to avoid that so just looking at the financial aspects in a way you had the e.u. dodged a bit of a problem by ukraine not signing up with this trade agreement in the long term well yes and no look you did the basic economics are to your ukraine is economies in recession this year next year the country needs to find at least ten billion
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dollars to repair decks or it doesn't have that money it cannot continue to muddle through it needs to get an injection of cash from somebody and obviously before developing a summit the government in kiev was hoping that it would come from the e.u. are already e.u. plus i.m.f. with softer conditions that hasn't happened it didn't happen instead of course state they talked to the russian government so it needs that cash from somebody and i think what you're hearing from the prime minister today essentially is saying look if you don't want us to talk to moscow who don't want to take a deal from russia then you're going to have to come up with all this money. you know and obviously the ukraine government would like that directly from the e.u. itself without having to deal with the i.m.f. because it simply doesn't want to have to agree to these fairly onerous terms that the i.m.f. has been talking about such as in a fairly sharp currency devaluation an end to fuel subsidies and of course massive austerity measures now one of the issues such as the reason for ukraine snubbing of
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the e.u. deal is its dependency on russian gas all we perhaps seeing energy being used as a political weapon here again. well not really i mean that the fact of the matter is that ukraine has lived far too long on cheap russian gas it spent the whole ninety's and a good part of the last decade just absorbing cheap russian gas and it should have used that time to diversify the economy itself off that cheap gas and it didn't do that so you know to an extent it's now in a position that it has you know almost that itself to to be it it is dependent on gas imports from russia we know that they pay after the discount for sebastopol navy pork they pay slightly more than the core european countries do it's very damaging for the economy but you know they take the country does need to import that volume of gas to keep to keep the country going. you know i guess you could
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say that this is one of the the carrots i guess that moscow can now offer of course which is renegotiating that gas contract which is a massive you know an import bill for ukraine russia could renegotiate that down could give as perhaps some subsidies extend some debt forgiveness etc etc only on condition that ukraine moves closer to the the customs union with close closer to russia if ukraine signs a deal with with europe if if a new deal is done and they sign a deal with europe then russia will insist on the existing terms of the gas contract being honored and it will get tougher to live without international chris weaver thank you very much indeed for your thoughts from moscow advisory thank you jim. well the west has already expressed outrage at the actions of the ukrainian authorities with the u.s. secretary of state among those giving this strong worded opinions out is going to come on reports on what's being said. it's not often that you hear the word discuss
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that from a diplomat it's usually reserved for some horrendous events while john kerry just used it to describe the decision of the ukrainian leadership to dismantle protestors barricades in the center of key of and here's what he said the united states expresses its disgust with the decision of ukrainian authorities to meet the peaceful protest in queues my down square with riot police bulldozers and baton is rather then with respect for democratic rights and human dignity of course secretary kerry speaks it sounds like he speaks from a position that the u.s. would never do anything like that but apparently completely forgot how two years ago riot police in the u.s. dismantled ten thousand of arrested hundreds of occupy protesters across the country citing local anti camping laws already forgot how aggressively riot police dispersed the protesting clinton for example with regard to ukraine washington made no secret that it wanted this deal to happen of free trade agreement between
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ukraine and the e.u. could later fit into a much larger free trade agreement that is now being negotiated between the e.u. and the u.s. but of course in its statements the u.s. state department focuses on the rights and aspirations of ukrainian protesters that support comes not just in words but also in actions the state department is deploying the assistant secretary of state dorian only to the streets of kiev to cheer up the protesters as well as told meetings with the opposition and government officials in order to push this deal forward and it seems the stakes are high for washington in ukraine at the moment while the united states embassy to ukraine has boosted its handed out more than two hundred grants in recent years to various political winners asians some of which are protesting now in central kiev but agent sora he's a senior fellow at the foreign policy research institute and former u.s. ambassador to the czech republic told me earlier that there's no ulterior motive to the u.s. presence there. we are in favor of peaceful demonstrations and peaceful
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expressions of popular views that is the way democracy gradually grows from the grassroots from listening to the voices of the people we are certainly not preaching and advocating revolution. to victoria nuland. the crowds if there were violence and certainly be discouraging any form of violence you're saying you're keen to see peaceful demonstrations but what about the so-called peaceful demonstrations but the occupy movement in the states being handled in many respects brutally by the police pepper spraying peaceful protesters i would watching to react if kremlin supporters were amongst the occupy protesters that. there were there were i'm sure there were plenty of observers russian another observers moving around that period and there was i strongly disagree with you call it brutality at a certain the protesters were permitted to camp out. in lower
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manhattan for weeks at a time and eventually they were moved out but they were peaceful no injuries there was no brutality there was no confrontation and we certainly would hope not to see any such confrontation or brutality or bloodshed in kieve being friendly smiles and handshakes as top russian and iranian diplomats met in tehran both are showing their seeing eye to eye when it comes to political challenges in the middle east the ongoing civil standoff in syria is one of them is in iran's capital. after an hour long meeting both russian and the rare ministers appeared in front of media smiling in a very good mood and the cloud crew we two old friends they've started to move the agreements reached only in geneva in the van where at the breakthrough tax every runs nuclear program run terror on agreed to either freeze or curb parts of it the payback period was limited to leave from international sanctions the country has
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been suffering from the last decades and the message minister lavrov and ministers a roof sent here today in tehran was a now it is important that the sides keep their hands of the deal. the ron must hold up its side of the bargain and the p five plus one countries must do the same especially those which fly past the un security council in leveling sanctions if iran. but those ministers have also discussed of course situation around syria that. catastrophe or human tragedy in just ten months time. permits had back to switzerland to take part in the. peace talks and today here in tehran mr library has sent this message again saying that first so with crisis should be resolved peacefully and second iran has to be part of the solution and has to take part in the geneva two peace talks. solution i've heard
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reports that some international players think it would be more effective to use force instead of dialogue with these reports were not confirmed. the initiative will be successful and any attempt to undermine it will be a blatant violation of the international will cemented in the u.n. security council resolution but if you have well i was so and for size that it's up to syrian people to decide the country's huge you bet the international community has to help them and encourage them and support. meanwhile forces battling government troops in syria's north of lost a huge area of their foreign aid i should say a huge amount of their foreign aid the u.s. is curved its non-lethal assistance that marina portnoy joins me live now from new york to explain why it's really tell us what is the hind this change of heart. well the u.s. suspended all non lethal assistance into northern syria after islamic front forces
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seized headquarters and warehouses belonging to the opposition's supreme military council the incident happened friday evening at the. crossing on syria's more and more western border with turkey what's unclear is why the islamic front sees the s. and c. premises and if any stock has gone missing also on knowledge whether the islamic front was working with there or had any quatrain or affiliation with the islamic state of iraq in syria known as isis or more those two groups are as terrorist organizations by the united states now right about now many u.s. senators may be calling u.s. president barack obama to say i'm going to hold him so he can just several u.s. representatives have publicly war in the obama administration against supporting the syrian opposition predicting that american weapons will likely fall into the
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hands of terror groups also arguing that providing aid to the rebels or quits to funding al qaeda now some critics say that washington so-called suspension of non-lethal aid to northern syria doesn't necessarily mean that u.s. weapons won't continue to flow to other parts of the country nonetheless this development is being seen as a big blow to this military council and the syrian army opposition the obama administration has been tramping champion for now the last non lethal u.s. aid shipment to the supreme military council was reportedly made in late november u.s. officials stress that humanitarian aid to syria which is distributed by non-governmental organizations is not being suspended but the the biggest problem of for the obama. is figuring out how to walk and work with a newly formed islamic right in syria that claims to be fighting with the
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opposition but is clearly playing by its own rules really thanks very much indeed for that. international now breaking and entering looting spreads in argentina stores around sites in order. eleven people dead as police refuse to go back on the job until a demands are met that story coming up later this hour. what defines a country's success. faceless figures of economic growth. for a factual standard of living.
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dramas the truth be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. faces change the world right. so picture of today's. on demand from around the globe. brokenly. students in the u.k. are protesting in their thousands against police violence defying authorities to march through london university and along the city's streets pictures of an officer punching a young man in the face during a confrontation last week sparked the latest in
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a week of demonstrations on the surface reports now from the middle of today's action. all across london in the. last week. we. on the free. press. why they. called. the. cops
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a love wrestling action by the police to say that this will. remain the same. message. within the end of. it that. they want. a. great. cook. book to. remain. safe and. i was also the full. sort of reporting there from the corporation council is stepping up a good starting to form a joint military command bahrain kuwait qatar saudi arabia. we have also agreed on
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a unified police force to deter any threats to the region more for more on this i'm joined by elisa political analyst and a writer on middle east affairs he's there in our london studio. it is a response to the recent instability resulting from the arab spring. yeah definitely that's one of the major responses to the fear. by the appropriate uprisings which dropped it and then swiftly swept to the arab world to opening dictators who have been staunchly ally to the united states that is in egypt yemen and this is responding to the deeply entrenched fear as in saudi arabia which has been. spearheading the counter revolution in those countries which have already sent its forces to invade and occupy back reign
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in debt to a crush and the popular uprising and they demand the overwhelming majority of people. who are peaceful protesters who are overwhelming demanding equal rights and political with reform so that the try to detach and head off any uprising might erupt in saudi arabia but they spectacularly failed and there was a popular uprising in the east for an age in which hobson mounted the impregnable shield. which is sectarian divisions and actually dropped it and moved into within saudi arabia now. i do believe those declarations spy that g.c.c. are highly exaggerated a highly overstated and i do believe that they are announced now nothing new about did the devil is in the detail and the devil is in implementation the other gulf
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states the five countries are deeply suspicious they have serious misgivings and they have deeply entrenched us about the demo and then we get a bill which passed by far the largest and have been seeking to dominate this region and have been trying to use those countries in order to severely. undermine and to underline what it. says so how does the international community to regard this clearly bad news for the people's uprising in bahrain it seems that this organization is there to crack down on domestic issues within those countries rather than external threats. yeah definitely i mean the since moved into batarang and response to i don't want to demote spy that people of that's countries. political referrals and democratic change let's not for let's not forget about her brain actually add well what does the american fifty three so it
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is conceivable it would have been able to move in and station forces and according to their people that part of their country without the full blessing and the full backing of the united states. have actually tried to portray what they're doing as trying to avoid meddling and interference by iran but it was even a robot case the former defense secretary has said there is no internal meddling and demonstrations and back running simply reflecting that the people are fed up to the back teeth with that discrimination and the unbendable of views so the differences between the countries and as i said that are deeply entrenched fears about a major takeover. of those countries being through good will for by so doing and i do believe that the students are responding to fears after the political and
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diplomatic approach has been brokered by the russians in dealing with syria they perceive it as a major step to iranian influence and they are deeply skeptical about the. agreement between the p five plus one with iran and again there to see that as a major boost to raney and influence which they actually view that country as that arch foe or rifle and they are. meant to provide pride from under the feet of that country political analysts right from the middle east affairs and live in london thank you very much indeed for your thoughts on this. thank you now looting and violence of left eleven people dead across argentina repeat lease continue a nationwide strike for better pay authorities blame the ransacking on agitators who say they're trying to disrupt the thirtieth anniversary of the country's return to democracy. correspondent ignacio you were reports now from one of ours. looting is spreading across the country as people take advantage of
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a police strike to smash they way into shops and steal whatever they can they've been seen making up with all sorts of goods like mobile phones much recess and even beer some people are locking themselves in their homes and businesses and trying to keep out of the street others are arming themselves for there are security forces have been sent into some areas where violence has broken out and the government blames the situation on the looters he says they're trying to cause chaos before the thirtieth anniversary of argentina's return to democracy on tuesday this all started a week ago when police went on strike in the city of cordova in the center of the country the violence broke out as mobs attacked stores and businesses the governor gave bean and doubled police pay to almost two thousand dollars per month to get them back to work strikes then spread and now security forces in almost eighty percent of argentina's regions of the jobs crisis of retail goods are rising
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rapidly by twenty five percent each year making it difficult for many people to make do on small salaries and this situation could get father out of control if strikes read from the police to nurses or other groups and lawyers by the government. continues in just a half an hour from now the meantime look at the breathtaking stunts performed by youngsters in the circus that suffer the great. one who talk about what the society one could do think. charge of the time we try to pull. should it be the government this is not to hate me sure about the right or left into an issue about. fundamentalism or extremism. so what we need to avoid these to avoid hate speech. this excessive
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