and i. i france's yellow vests movement shows no sign of letting up in twenty nine thousand holding more nationwide protests against the government . the news the shapes the week funerals have been held for victims of the apartment block collapse in the russian city of miami to claim thirty nine lives. the news the u.s. government shutdown enters a third week is the route over funding donald trump's border war drags on. and this is the scene now the orthodox will celebrating christmas this sunday is
midnight here in moscow for local worshipers the holiday has begun these are live pictures from the main temple because. christ the satan. great to have you with is and merry christmas this is r.t. and. it may be a new year but it's the same yellow vests protests continuing to challenge the french authorities at least fifty thousand of the movement's members once again took to streets across the country on saturday minor scuffles erupted in paris as protesters that set barricades on fire and called for president to resign. and i i
i. i i i. the. there is only a few dark and more things were calm at first people were told they needed to declare their gatherings to authorities and that would guarantee our safety we declared the gathering spot where was our security things got out of hand everywhere they used tear gas on us it looked like a civil war they charged us used pepper spray journalists trying to take cover inside building lobbies were thrown out it's a hostile situation and it's terrible in any case what's apparent is that this movement is still here it's not losing steam into twenty nineteen it's still going
on with a spy the government climbing down over fuel tax increases the rallies have continued for eight consecutive weekends earlier in the week the yellow vessels the blistering attack on president in a letter to. you do not give straight answers and you drag things out by proposing false measures measures that the people of france reject when will you understand that you and your people are no longer credible and that you have lost the confidence of those who believed in you and in your movement nineteen months ago with disturbances growing about. the vest on twitter calling on the protesters to calm down and recommit to dialogue the mayor of the town of mace on the feet believes that the president's reform plans are out of touch with what the public wants. he said that it will continue is reforms but the reforms is asking for are not the reforms that the french are demanding today you know it is the king of
european sovereign entity which the french don't like so i think he is absolutely dreaming you know the european the searcher and i think is absolutely. absolutely out of the common sense of the french today i think that the uk role as been elected by chance but is not having a huge ledger it seems that he needs to implement what he wishes because you know they are seventy or eighty percent of the french nation which don't like what you propose. protests spreading from france to other european countries pro briggs's demonstrators in london have now also adopted the yellow vest as a symbol around in the capital saturday resulted in clashes leading place to make several arrests including a thirteen year old girl. i. she
was one of four people taken into custody during the demonstration that saw protesters falling smoke bombs at the police they marched across the capitol blocking bridges and disrupting traffic around one hundred people took part wearing the five visibility jackets they also shouted insults about the prime minister and called for the u.k.'s immediate exit from the european union. a monday a suspected gas explosion tore through a block of flats in central russia dozens of people were killed many of them as they slept as their homes collapsed in the early hours of new year's eve. sister temple which in secret formula but the shot in the previous might be it we
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tony hawk and heard some more stories of those affected by the disaster thirty nine bodies appears to be the final casualty count from this building collapse that the recovery works went on for around seventy two hours in total almost nonstop throughout the day and night pausing only for safety as you can see behind me some of the balconies and the roofs are in a state of total destruction and we're not allowed to go any closer for fear they may collapse as well residents fled this disaster scene with only the clothes on their back perhaps a few documents or cash they didn't have time simply to grab anything else they were allowed intermittently to go back to the scene to pick up any other possessions that may have left behind the national spotlight on the. smart and
there's the point when they are innocent of all i see it was she was doing something else to see you know just a child some did just don't condone bush so wanted to visit or just not be revealing of what you were sure caught them and as you spoke to these people more and more stories emerged one shots example vivarin soft family a mother and daughter who slept just as a one off in a different room they would have stayed normally the father stayed on the couch tragically that was the first part of the building to collapse she managed to get away with her daughter the father tragically was not so lucky another story to come out of her infant boy who was buried in the rubble here just behind me he was heard crying by emergency workers who rushed to the scene managed to get him out after more than twenty four hours in these freezing temperatures he says been taken to moscow and now despite his mold. all serious injuries his condition is described as stable many of the people we've spoken to the witnesses at the scene those who were
directly affected by this tragedy are saying they're also pleasantly surprised by how people of come together offering their support for the political views in. this quarter of. the chip you're going to need to this time i mean to. me. most of the prison lights in the mall go to the one of the songs in which. indeed we saw a pile of flowers of candles soft toys and icons getting bigger and bigger issues many of them quite emotional in tears coming here to express their condolences there simply is offer support for those affected by this and of course preparing for the large number tragically of funerals in this city of magnitogorsk. it is now officially orthodox christmas here in moscow and the divine liturgy in
russia's largest orthodox place the worship the cathedral of christ the savior is underway are two things to do is just outside the cathedral and joins me on the line now it's quite a spectacle to watch it to the pictures we've got here in india what's the atmosphere like where you are. the atmosphere is great as you can imagine and as most people have finished their winter holidays and they getting back to get to work there are pockets of communities around the world celebrating christmas eve turn night it's one of the most important dates in their calendar apart from easter and as you can hear see here people have traveled far and wide right to come here to christ the savior cathedral that you can see behind me celebrates they've it's one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country and it's the main cathedral in the center of moscow and i've got a few comments from those who are going to enjoy this ceremony. this abound the bastard christ is very important for us but decided to charge tard
children because they're in moscow for the first time and they consider all the cries this man or. laugh from sand that is brought and from. where. i'm from almost. i usually come to russia for such big religious events. it's not just russia celebrating tonight there are around fifteen other countries across the world including serbia syria greece and macedonia are also attending a very special service now if you're a little bit confused as to why it's thirteen days after the twenty fifth of december is because they follow a different calendar is the julian calendar which is the name suggests was set up by julius caesar in forty five b.c. and so their christmas eve falls on the sixth of january and christmas on the seventh the gregorian calendar which was set up by pope gregory the thirteenth was such been fifteen eighty two and that's the one that's adopted by most western
countries and the one that most of the world is familiar with now preceding the gregorian christmas christmas is advent and the julian christmas is preceded by a forty day nativity fast and that ends tonight where families will enjoy a holy supper where they will have twelve different dishes which represent the twelve apostles now if you look here again people are literally piling up outside this cathedral here they're taking photos there's lots of people inside and yeah it's a really one of the holiest nights of the year here where they can celebrate the birth of jesus like christians and non christians do all over the world on the twenty fifth of december. during soviet times of course the country was atheist but when religion was really adopted it was mainly to dogs christianity so a significant part of the russian population celebrate tonight. and there's a around one million people in moscow alone enjoying services across the city but
it's not the majority of the population who consider new year's eve to be the most important day and that kicks off a ten day celebration but for those who do celebrate tonight they can soak up the atmosphere they can pray with fellow orthodox christians they can sing traditional hymns and they consider it to be one of the most beautiful experiences that they they have over the course of the i'm going to leave you now with patriarch kirill who gives his thoughts on christmas. christmas is an excellent opportunity to display the best of what is bringing joy and love to people even small works can make this world a better place this is something each one of us can do because god is with us. the diary to the reporting for is that we showed you pictures earlier by the way of president vladimir putin he's observing the celebration in st petersburg let's focus though on the pictures you're seeing there now the prime minister is in
crisis a few cathedral that's in moscow orthodox christmas here in russia well it's just like in the west as we mentioned it's commemoration of the birth of jesus christ but celebrated january seventh because of the difference in the calendar used by the church let's bring in more of these because there are a visual feast and as well as a spiritual this can bring you more of the live pictures of this christmas service and commentary could see of artie's done bushell i'm religious expert elaine of it q no let's listen. problems. feeds are slightly different times. and facebook back into the election.
will have its own problem just with the commentary at the moment but they are there i assure you and you can interact really when it comes to this as i said visually it's an incredible ceremony highly recommend tuning in and watching this because we've got damn bushell that is employing religious texts that can and you can watch it all by heading to our website r.t. dot com also streaming it live on our you cheap and facebook and twitter pages and you can send your thoughts any questions you got about ceremony and its significance you can send it to these guys on those sites and you can even ask about yesterday's historic split between the churches ukraine. russia or any questions will be considered to. underscore and i'm not used to them. as i just mentioned the newly formed orthodox church ukraine has been granted
independence from the russian church just a few hours ago the patriarch of constantinople how did over document the formalized the split to the head of the new church while many politicians ukraine are related to some orthodox christians who are concerned about potential consequences for the new culture that has been. a long awaited present has finally been delivered to ukraine patriarch of constantinople has granted its ukrainian are to dogs church and autonomy on the eve of our two dogs christmas special decree was signed officially recognizing an independent ukrainian art adox church and of course ukrainian president's petro poroshenko was there shedding tears of question shoot. thank god it would be impossible without god's blessing. i want to thank the millions of ukrainians across the this has become possible thanks to your prayers well sems like for one's happy but what's all the fuss about
churches independence from hope. per se interests ukrainian are to dogs church has been under control of moscow patrick cates and everyone has been ok with it until the fall of the soviet union and ukrainian independence and nineteen ninety one gradually tensions between the churches. through the years was more and more voices inside ukraine demanding churches and dependence sounds like some in the religious dispute so what's so important about it. all to us a family should effectively go. of ukrainian orthodox church full autonomy in terms of faith parish financing and lands but in fact how much of it does keith actually get while the documents signed states that ukraine in church actually falls under control of constantinople ukrainian are dogs church can control only territory with
then ukraine and this perhaps but it creates any parishes abroad and all disputes are going to be sas was by constantinople so basically it is just replacing moscow by constantinople but well present par shango is struggling in the pools they had a march presidential election and experts say while making this a centerpiece policy of his campaign he hopes to win over it. and more than that other are to dogs churches are not thrilled that ole by the move the tentacles of globalization to trying to penetrate the church to destroy its politicians interference in churches is a clear sign of this show going to lead by corrupt politicians and illegal assisted by the constantinople patriarchy have deepened and worsen the already existing split and put the unity of orthodox christianity as
a whole in danger and inside ukraine in church itself there is not much unanimity when the plan of autonomy has been announced back in autumn one of the branches if you crane in church has slammed the plan we consider these actions to be. a section will not bring anything to you except trouble separation and sin but at least anyone supporting the move apart from ukraine itself well you must have guessed the answer the united states reiterated strong support for religious freedom and the freedom of members of religious groups including ukraine's orthodox community to govern their religion according to their beliefs free of outside interference oh well not everything one calls freedom is actually making you free. professor of church history at saint tikhon's orthodox university alexander dvorkin gave us his take. but the majority of
ukrainian church goers belong to the canonical church the church of the ukraine which was under the paternal gate of moscow and they showed no sign of joining this new structure and in fact a lot of people in ukraine ever go meant talking about forcing their person with them into the new off new structures they are discussing the new law which they would adopt to facilitate so-called to facilitate them to leave mosco for turkey. whatever consumption overall gave to them it's not independence because it's going to be like hands controlled by customs and opal they're. in but almost as specifically stated there it's all major questions have to be consulted with consent to know paul it's also odd it is also stated there to consider noble will
have opportunities thirty eight our holy sites parishes and monasteries under its direct control of the ukrainian church is forbidden to have its own parish is too broad etc etc etc so it's independent of polio in the name but really it is controlled by consumption or. see it as a part of war all out like war old russian company and a portion of the church has been mixed the religion has been mixed into into into the politics nobody thinks about the rights of ukrainian or so there was believers who are being or being persecuted and will be persecuted even harsher. democrats in the united states to put forward new ideas to unlock the government shutdown the republicans that don't seem too keen to get on board to explain after this break.
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donald trump has said little headway was made saturday in terms of breaking the deadlock over funding his border war which has seen the government in a partial shutdown for more than two weeks present either the white house nor the democrats look like backing down. committed to keeping our borders safe we're in a shutdown because democrats refused to fund border security situation with you would accept even. for this president over. the dollar. one dollar. deal with it's not who we are it's a nation i'm very proud of doing what i'm doing because we're going to go in there
really. and. i don't want to shut down i call it doing what you have to do for the benefit and for the safety of our city to keep the government closed for a very long period of time even years so we can call a national emergency because of the security of our country absolutely you know we can do it i haven't done it i may do it i may do it. the democrat controlled house of representatives passed two bills to fund and reopen federal government but they didn't all important include funding for the border wall trying to threaten to veto the legislation the democrats argue such as an american the president claims the idea has widespread support. to hammer home that stance on this occasion instagram with his statement of intent and he posted this video.
illegal immigration is wrong plain and simple. as the standoff over the war that looks only set to intensify the democrat bill zahedi to the republican controlled senate let's be honest they going to be voted down that we discussed the border will issue with ned ryan he's from the conservative group american majority and also robot patillo a civil rights lawyer well also understand the president has absolutely no no leverage in this situation and he's already made his position position clear they should negotiate this last february during the last government shutdown there's no reason for nancy pelosi to move on this unless the president is willing to make a deal on dhaka make a deal on comprehensive immigration reform basically nancy pelosi has him bent over heard me right now she can demand whatever she wants we're
a minimal amount of wall funding there's no leverage to present a hales donald trump cannot back down on this i mean his base is expecting him to fulfill this major campaign promise and i know it doesn't seem like a lot of money i think we're not even really talking about the money because five point six billion and a four trillion annual budget doesn't really mean much at all so this is really a showdown between his trunk going to get as wall or democrats going to deny him that and also you know at a certain point we have to acknowledge the left base and sided democratic party does not want to see a secure border is more favorable towards open borders and not really fixing our immigration policy so i think if they want the wall that should be telling the president to do is bring back the chuck schumer legislation from two thousand and thirteen that passed the senate sixty eight votes to thirty two votes in the house republicans killed there could have been a border wall for the last five years of working for the freedom hawk caucus and some of the extremists in the republican party that supporting it so for the current wall what we need to see the c.b.l. score for was actually wall will see. that's what we see as a funding mechanism so we know exactly how exactly this is being paid for it would
be a concrete and universal comprehensive plan all immigration reform not simply say we're going to stick still slates in the desert that's going to probably need a real plan for this a lot of trunk space is willing to compromise we understand that these doctor these dreamers they did not come here they were brought here they did not come of their own volition we understand that there is a situation and i think that you would be really surprised if you were to talk to a lot of trouble space they understand there has to be some legal status maybe even potentially a path to citizenship i think people are willing to negotiate but on the same time if there is not funding for a wall in return for a path to citizenship or legal status then we can have a serious conversation in this at some point we all know that politics is the art of compromise we have to actually get to a point of compromise donald trump has said here is my non-negotiable nancy pelosi have to come up with something that says what we'll give you that in exchange for this and i think there is a path i got to tell you though they do not want to give donald trump any wins
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