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europe waits to hear which way ukraine will finally turn over the e.u. deal while in kiev tens of thousands continue to push for the government to look west also. the sound of a gun made using a three d. printer but there are face it could lead to a deadly revolution in homemade firearms in the states and. we are in sochi where everything is ready and just about to go but does the village pass the president. will tell you shortly.
are you watching r.t. with may and tree farm. now the e.u.'s eastern recruits begin their summit shortly with ukraine's president firmly in the spotlight as he hesitates over signing up to closer ties with brussels meanwhile pro european demonstrations in kiev are into their fifth day with hundreds of people besieging the parliament building day and night. is there for us and looking by the demonstrations behind you the protesters look set to remain there for some time. indeed they will be staying here at least until the end of friday and the protests are continuing day and night despite it's getting very very cold. right now probably about ten or twelve thousand at the independence square in kiev and the idea here is that they're still hopeful that the deal with. will be signed in vilnius despite some very serious assurances
coming from the ukrainian government that the deal will not be signed right now it's very peaceful it's been peaceful for the last two days but this might well be calm before the storm because we've already heard from several opposition leaders that they will be taking people into the streets if the deal will not be signed on friday promising a national wide strike and even what they describe as inciting a euro revolution we still don't know what that means but we have to wait until the end of the summit to see what that could be. as i said the korean government has been assuring the deal would not be signed looking at the numbers and figures economically how country may be damaged from taking this leap of faith from signing the free trade zone agreement its economy is already ailing with one hundred thirty six billion dollars debt and you know modernizing the factories alone for the u. e.u. standards would have cost one hundred billion euros even more than that so different
it's a risk which the crating government would not want to take we know that unocal which travels to vilnius to attend the summit down just as it always is with the ukrainian politics is a roller coaster ride you can never expect anything for sure the deal may still be signed but that of course will be clear when the leaders. really it's on friday my colleague paul scott is now into this when you've got on probably you can tell you could tell us more about the atmosphere then. well this is the summit that was meant to see the formalities completed and ukraine is signed to join the e.u. as you say but last week's decision from kiev to postpone preparations on signing that association agreement cause shock amongst many after years of negotiations just to get to this point but the ukrainian president viktor yanukovych says that the terms of the deal was simply not agreeable for his country at this moment in time now he said the financial package being offered by the european union and the international monetary fund left feeling humiliated those are his words and he said
that any deal would only be signed on what he described as normal terms now he says that the six hundred million euros on offer to ukraine to modernize was simply inadequate now another large stumbling block of course was the future of former prime minister and jailed opposition leader leader yulia tymoshenko now she is in prison at the moment but needs medical treatment on about the e.u. say that it was a precondition that she goes to get medical treatment in germany before that trade deal would have been struck but that money was blocked by ukraine's parliament now there could be an interesting atmosphere here in berlin yes over the next couple of days or so the british prime minister david david cameron german chancellor angela merkel and french president francois hollande are expected to meet on the fringes of this summit to discuss their next move in dealing with ukraine the e.u. offer does remain on the table under president going to cobra charge until the eleventh hour to change his mind but with the e.u. apparently willing to budge from their stance i say that prospect looks very
unlikely ok we have to leave it there but thank you very much to scott in the u.s. and also. in kiev thank you. while the european union waits for hear his next move on the trade in association deal the country's integration into the twenty eight nation bloc would not be welcome by all member states that's what we've been hearing from paul nothing from the u.k. independence party. they don't know enough about the problems that your up house law european union wants create ukraine to eventually join and really want albanians to join they don't say have you to join me they even want to take you to join your ninety five percent of turkey isn't even in europe this is an expansionist organization really in britain certainly don't want ukraine to join the european union because if they join that means our borders will be opened up to forty six million ukrainians and in ukraine the average wage is around three hundred euro per month and we know that if they do join
a lot of them will come west and at the moment we have twenty two percent youth unemployment here in britain and we can saturate our all market any further with any more people since the start we have been following the unrest in ukraine over the leaders in decisiveness about being closer to europe and at r.t. dot com you can see all our comprehensive coverage so far. the e.u. summit in lithuania is a back to look at the possibility of closer ties with ukraine some european leaders are pushing another agenda they want to curb migrant benefits and the loudest calls are coming from britain france and germany peter all of our reports well in a little over a month's time on january the first rumanians bulgarians will have the right to move wherever within the european union and seek employment now we saw david
cameron the british prime minister say he wants to see limits put on the amount of benefits that those type of migrants would be able to receive those calls have been echoed by angela merkel here in germany and france well and in france it does seem that there is this movement between the split between the west in the east in. the e.u. those in the west are concerned that this going to be a huge influx of migrants moving their way now in packing up mr cameron's mr cameron's words we heard from angela merkel saying that migrants poverty migration was the cause of considerable social problems in certain cities in germany no she didn't mention those cities but it was almost understood that she meant both along the eastern border of germany and the former the former east germany. know what she said is that it's as she was announcing her coalition government that she
wanted it. would not allow migrants to just move here without a job and sign on for social benefits for housing benefits and the like that they would only be allowed to do so for limited periods of time now all in france the french warland were saying similar things he said that this type of migration was a threat to the social fabric of france and that something must be done to try and curb these type of large scale migration from east to west from those who are not just from east to west but really from the poorer countries in europe to those that . have weathered the storm much better than others those in the high echelons of the european parliament of being concerned by these comments coming out but it hasn't stopped leaders in britain in france and here in germany saying they want restrictions on migrant. now in other news a three point six magnitude earthquake has struck an area in north texas it's the strongest tremor there in five years no damage or injuries are reported though but
locals have been left emotionally shaken and not everyone is blaming mother nature some scientists say that the drilling in nearby fracking wells is actually setting off the earthquakes the area's been hit by more than a dozen tremors this month alone it's seen more earthquakes since fracking began there in two thousand and eight than jurong the previous four decades combined so let's take a closer look then at the controversial process of fracking a well is drilled to over one thousand meters underground in a mix of water sand as well as tons of toxins called fracking fluids are pumped into the well creating fishes that release the natural gas deposits but the harmful chemicals used for fracking accumulate in the soil and result in the contamination of water the toxins also evaporate and cause air pollution there is a growing movement a growing movement to ban the process of the energy industries latest fad to tap
into lucrative fossil fuel deposits. revolutionary three d. printing technology has sparked a gun scare in america after a workable firearm was successfully created philadelphia has become the first u.s. city to ban the unlicensed printing of guns report looks at how anyone could soon manufacture weapons at home. rhett's shooting range in austin texas is normally packed with gun enthusiasm. today the difference is that these men are firing rounds with a do it yourself firearm the world's first three d. printed metal gun we wanted to showcase the abilities of what direct metal can do and what a better way than find something that can withstand a bunch of heat tolerance accuracy all wrapped into one which in america everybody
knows which is a par. eric much later is a project coordinator at solid concepts company specializing in three d. printing game prints are in the arts he was granted an exclusive tour of their austin facility which boasts ten three d. industrial printers and a glimpse of our technological future these are all the three d. printed parts that went into making this car after getting a federal firearms license the company used a process called direct metal laser centering to produce this browning one thousand nine hundred eleven pistol fix about twenty five to thirty five hours depending on the machine we put it on and what materials were grown in. this three d. printing metal gun has fired over one thousand rounds in the meantime solid concepts has manufactured its second nineteen eleven firearm we plan on making a few more prototypes for additional testing. you know we don't we don't plan on
going into full production on these we can afford to sell them. at the price of be required to get our money back while the prices of many three d. printers have fallen below one thousand dollars solid concepts insists the stainless steel firearm they've introduced to the world can't be replicated by hobbyists these machines start at six hundred thousand and go up to a million dollars they need to be in. industrial environments they require more electricity than is available in residential areas and they require inert gases in the chamber that are just not commonly available so it's stuff only an industrial commercial type process and it will be years before metal printers become available on the consumer market if at all not exactly the world's first mini metal maker has already been created it prints using precious metal clay and with laser centering patterns set to expire in february it's predicted that metal desktop printers will
hit the consumer market before you know it five years from now small this is going to do it maybe five years after that you starts a whole workshops and and you know having one on your desktop at home so that we are going there the depth of knowledge exists the price will come down. as the world has learned the convenience of technology has a downside we all love to the internet cell phones e-mail and social media before finding out that our beloved data is being monitored and stored by the n.s.a. . the astonishing capabilities of three d. metal printers is no longer a secret. so when they become a part of our household tap alongside the microwave and flat screen t.v. . what people choose to physically create in the privacy of their home. will be beyond the control of the u.s. government bring up or naive r.t. texas well plastic guns are already cheaper to produce the first one was printed in
may but so far they have proven to be too on my liable to use but as marina said in her report that metal prints is up becoming more affordable making it possible to stop working replicas of proper firearms one expert in this field told us that the biggest danger is that three d. printed guns can be easily disguised. it's a very universal kind of technology that can be used in lhasa different ways some some good some not so good but it is alarming that people have started printing guns i would say the most dangerous thing is let's say a gun that doesn't look like a gun but looks like a flower vase or something else and so the this is this ability to make things in any shape and form really defies a lot of the conventional thinking around regulating guns around detecting them and so forth and i think that's sort of it's a whole new world when it comes to controlling these kinds of things. coming up
we'll take you to the lympics city of sochi that plenty more stories after a quick break. do you think humanity as a whole would benefit from living some parts of the world g.m.o. free just to play on the safe side view through biotechnology through research through genetic modification we can give those small holder farmers the opportunity to be able to deal with and survive all those challenges and i believe they should have all of the tools.
dramas the chance to be ignored. stories others who refused to notice. the faces change the world writes no. picture just days. from around the globe. looking. to. welcome back with the sochi games just over two months away the sporting venues are ready for use president vladimir putin is in the black sea resort to check everything is in order by not say reports on what his assessment was. i'm coming to you from of the presidential residence a here in of the black sea resort earlier on president putin spoke about how small she added russia was ready to host the
olympics so she twenty fourteen take a listen will be almost everything is done and when i say almost it means that only some final touches need to be made to the president too and also to say that it's really important for russians i like to buy the tickets for the olympic twenty forty moso to support the home team and more support for the paralympics men and women who work hard to give their best in the sports that they've chosen so it's really those tickets are on sale of course as we speak now in terms of the infrastructure they are a few simple touches to be finished off including the final fish the stadium which is still being prepared for the opening as well as the closing ceremonies two hundred new buses and vehicles will be available for gas as one of these the olympics also broadcast to about ninety countries in about one hundred in one thousand channels and in one hundred countries around the world in terms of just of the basic necessities of transport more and more infrastructure has been adapted to
make sure that all the visitors will be able be able to move around the city quite swiftly including more flies and coming to sochi so indeed we're counting down to almost one hundred days before the paralympics and the olympics coming up with the torch making it's really around the country excitement is underway here in sochi but also it's those last minute a touch up in nailing down those nails in the last blocks that everybody is making sure that we need to finish. for the athletes the approaching winter means getting to the top of their game with the paralympics now less than one hundred days away in d.c. catherine off joins some of russia's medal hopefuls in china. i use talking as it should be intense fierce determined and fast. but it's still hockey just with two sticks one in each hand with extra risks. you're constantly flying around at high speeds collisions and everything for it's all
crazy fast and tireless commitment which is. we're here training all the time morning to night every day these seventeen paralympic athletes are in the twenty fourteen russia sledge hockey team and thirty six year old body is their captain he was injured in two thousand and two while serving in the russian military in chechnya. before the age of twenty five i used to have a completely different life were also for both of but after the injury i turned to sports to realize my potential. he went from swimming to taking up a chance to join russia's brand new sledge hockey squad. because of the work are your words no one is going to bring you things on a silver platter you've got here we had an opportunity to work for it since two thousand and nine when we were told we were going to participate in the second paralympics it's been a driving force in a country that struggled to accommodate people's disabilities russia's paralympic
coach says the team is helping to change perceptions in the demo so we're putting on the second huge new world more of these guys managed to prove to themselves their relatives and the entire society that they are not people with disabilities people with limited abilities. he has been a part of paralympics since one thousand nine hundred four but this is the first year that russia will keep this board only change here few years ago his body remembers before the move when we were just staring at one and. not really knowing what to do first. let me show you what's on the slide here is the sledge or what it is this is the blade and this small area is the seat. which means it's terribly unsteady like yours so just imagine you have to keep your balance and simultaneously carry the puck you keep falling down and it takes a lot of time to get back up but now we're skilled at it. the these sledge hockey players the road just so she hasn't been easy it's taken an immense amount of hard
work personal sacrifice and dedication but the payoff is that it's just on the ice the possible super bowl it's off to this experience i believe that people who have survived a car crash or a plane crash will look at us and realize that even with an injury like back that you can live on if you can set your own goals and achieve. to see captain of our team to egypt russia. terra forming other planets may sound like science fiction but a breakthrough could be on its way as you can find out at r.t. dot com interests are just a couple of years away from sowing the first plant seeds on the surface of the moon to head online for details on that story also a welshman carries a fortune in a landfill site on our website find out how over seven thousand big koreans ended
deep and did up deep under a sea of garbage. the british stiff upper lip appears to become extinct the u.k. is revealed to be europe's number one consumer of antidepressants a lot of the blame is being put on doctors being too happy to dish out pills although the slower smith reports struggling brits do have a lot more narrow minds these days. feeling a bit under the weather the solution in britain go to the pharmacy here there are pills for everything. pills for indeed gesture in pills for a headache pills for a cold and if you've got a prescription from your doctor you can get your happy pills here too and it's increasingly likely you will have the organization of the european cooperation and development says the number of doses of antidepressants being prescribed in the u.k. has doubled in the last ten years britain now has the seventh highest prescribing
rate in the western world for drugs like prozac higher than france germany and much of mainland europe some health experts put that down to overworked doctors prescribing drugs when therapy would be more effective some say we feel we don't have time to be depressed so we take drugs looking for a quick fix but the depression alliance reckons it's at least in part due to the effects of the economic downturn i think there are people that have come forward whose lives have been hit very badly. by by losing jobs and not been able to get into jobs young people trying to get started and then finding that the financial pressures that they're under has meant that they just are not getting off the starting blocks so many the economic recovery will mean a return to mental health too and until then the u.k. will keep on taking the pills. let's have a quick look at some other stories now security has been raised across thailand's
capital as the country faces its largest government protests three years prime minister yingluck shinawatra has been urging demonstrators to back down since she survived a no confidence vote in parliament crowds have been marching on state ministries in bangkok since sunday attempting to shut them down the latest target being the national police headquarters that is accused of acting as a proxy for her brother the former prime minister who was ousted in a military coup seven years ago. japan and south korea have flown military aircraft over a group of disputed islands in the east china sea in an apparent challenge to china's declaration of a new air defense zone the united states also refuses to recognize the new boundaries in earlier flew two unarmed bombers through the area the dispute is threatening to overshadow u.s. vice president joe biden's trip to the region next week it could also aggravate tensions between beijing and its two eastern neighbors both of which host u.s.
military bases and engineers here dozens of riot is a ransacked the ruling party has offices in the town of gaffes the protesters hurled office furniture out of the windows and set fire to it on a nearby street public discontent over the government's inability to revive the floundering economy is growing across the country which became the cradle of the arab spring revolutions almost three years ago. up ahead on a boyko discusses the global hunger die lemmer with the president of the world food price foundation. i hate to be a downer but i really think the olympics have lost all meaning in the past when there was the cold war it was like
a battle between two ideologies taking place in the abstract and the one nine hundred thirty six olympics nazi pseudo science their self-proclaimed superiority was put on trial for the whole world to see and spent the olympics having the majority of the countries on earth participating they're now horribly horribly bland one could argue that they have become a great way for countries to show off their ex used to build up some infrastructure by i think this is a big misconception let's look back to the two thousand a lympics in beijing yet china is really developing the last twenty years but the olympics really teach us anything about this country with a radically different political system or anything about their ancient culture or the way they think or the way they live no nothing at all all we saw were some flags and some pandas that rather unique stadium which was mostly the work of a swiss company yeah i hate to say it but i think the olympic flame is kind of burnt out over the years although i have to admit that saying the torch in the space was kind of neat i think that when and if the world ever becomes an ideological battle ground again and then the olympics will become worth watching but for now it's just generic sports from generic countries a generic stadiums but that's just my opinion.
hello and welcome to worlds apart millions of people ever on the western world will join hands in this thanksgiving prayer today praising the lord for the food on their table and down throwing about a third of it into the trash can in the meantime millions of others will go to sleep hungry can we ever solve the age old problem of hunger and what is the best
way to do it to discuss that i'm now joined by count of quinn president of the world what price and a former u.s. ambassador to can void if ambassador quinn it's a great honor to have you on the show well i'm very delighted to be with you and i want to wish you a very happy thanksgiving to all of your viewers thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday in the united states it's one that no matter what your background what your ethnicity what your religion is something that your nights all americans absolutely and things giving air is associated with food and i believe you said once that the greatest challenge that humanity faces today is whether we'll be able to feed the nine billion people who are expected to populate this planet by the year two thousand and fifty now some experts would say that absolutely if we can so the problem is not so much whether the planet can produce
enough food there are some would argue that it already produces enough to feed everybody but rather how we can distribute this food fairly and so that nobody goes to sleep hungry well i think absolutely right the food distribution is a huge issue and we do right know this year and twenty thirteen produce enough food to feed everyone sustainably and nutritiously and the question is how do you get it there and you're absolutely right that about a third of the food is lost post. harvest lost and then food that is thrown away. not all consumed and this is a problem and that's why the world food prize was created by dr norman borlaug to find the breakthrough achievements that will deal with all of all of those issues and yet the ambassador queen i think the defoe cause that you are going to say shame is that.
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