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no more. president definitively refuses an association agreement with the e.u. describing some of the terms as humiliating. still protesting tens of thousands of people at the independence square and the tension is mounting with hundreds of riot policemen being dispatched to the scene. and nothing came out which was very frightening. and if those side effects of fracking weren't enough communities in texas and also having to cope with earthquakes which some blaming on the new method of training. i began to have some serious reservations about what the fed was doing. to america.
in the u.s. we look at. the federal reserve has learned of the american economy. international live from moscow with the twenty four hour a day. police have been deployed on independence square in the ukrainian capital where thousands have been besieging the parliament building and night demonstrators are angry that the country's president refused to sign an association deal with. an eastern bloc summit. is in kiev and joins me now live alexa little earlier saying that the tensions were mounting there what can you see where you are all the
protest numbers now growing. the protest is indeed growing rapidly in kiev after working hours are coming to announce tens of thousands already here where certain expecting more and more people to be here those who are disagreeing with the country's president that he did not sign the deal in vilnius during the eastern partnership summit obviously the tension is mounting here just a short while ago hundreds of riot policemen were dispatched to the scene presumably to cordon off the central street and let the people walk into the street now the police had to basically cordon off all traffic from the central street and people are moving freely on the street at some point tensions were getting escalating very rapidly i saw a small small grenade exploded in front of the right police and there was some pushing and shoving as well but so far it's been more or less peaceful with no brawls and no fighting like it happened three or four days ago at the european square where we saw the police attacking the protesters and protesters replying
with with tear gas obviously still very fragile here we'll have to see where it goes we as i said we're expecting the protests to continue the biggest question is who will be leading these these protests because all the opposition leaders are still in vilnius talking over the future of the euro zone station agreement with the european politicians and they live in kiev thanks very much indeed for that update well that was no agreement in vilnius has failed in their fight to pull ukraine closer to europe was at the eastern partnership summit in lithuania. the e.u. summit in vilnius has concluded without ukraine it signing that association agreement however on friday the president of the european council herman van rompuy said that he is hopeful that the deal can be revisited at a later date european union's position remains clear. of signing the most
ambitious agreement the european union has ever offered to a nonmember state is still on the table so the eight year insist that the author is still on the table however it is a deal that has already rejected president. maintaining that the deal of the financial deal on offer from brussels was not adequate for his country right now saying it left his country feeling in a mini ated now cameras caught the moment he came face to face with e.u. leaders and heads of state for the very first time since stalling that decision now the little waiting president was also present you can just about make him out on tape saying but if you signed the agreement he says to get on a car which i'm going to merkel says we expected more we being the european union in this case now going to cover it justifies his decision to markell by saying the economic situation in ukraine is very difficult we are facing serious threats and of course the e.u. precondition jailed opposition leader yulia tymoshenko be released to go to germany
for medical medical treatment on her back was never likely to be agreed in the ukrainian parliament so for now president yannick of age has given a far no to the e.u. deal in its current form at the vilnius summit the president of the european commission was once again critical of russia's involvement. by letter agreement between dupion union and crane. there should be no trilateral for. the times of limited sovereignty over in europe one financial analyst told r.t. that europe is just trying to divert attention from its own weaknesses. if the european union's leaders whether individually or collectively started to sing to their shortcomings there'd be no end of problems wouldn't there i mean look at the european union massive runcorn employment throughout the course of the entire union we've got things like fifty percent plus youth on employment in several mediterranean countries they have a year of currency project which is
a fiasco of course what we have is a petulant president barroso who's extremely upset because the eastern word expansion of the european union house for the first time in twenty years been checked and it's been checked because when you korean read the small print of the deal they realize that actually they couldn't possibly manage to make the thing work it was going to render short term economic difficulties for ukraine and this is a country for whom actually most of their trade is to the east twenty percent with the likes of russia six or seven percent with turkey in fact the only european union country really on the radar would have been its neighbor poland. a fresh wave of anti fracking fury has gripped texas which has been struck by a series of small earthquakes some scientists blame the drilling for the tremors
which caused no casualties but still the locals quite literally shaken the latest three point six magnitude quake was the strongest in years and feel panic in some texan communities of the state is in a massive boom in fracking operations or on and gas corporations seek to tap into the most lucrative deposits well earlier we spoke with local resident sharon wilson who lived near a fracking site but was forced to abandon her home. at one time i turned my tap on and nothing came out which was very frightening the air was degraded horribly lots of air attacks trott's lie no i was just it completely changed the character the worst concern for me was to end up without water or that my son could end up being sick from the chemicals that he was being exposed to i lost eighty thousand dollars in property value as they expand this practice more and more people are harmed and
more and more people joining the opposition right now there's a an entire neighborhood over five hundred homes in jenin where they are fracking very very close to two hundred fifty feet in some cases from people's backyards george barda he's an activist who campaigns against fracking in the u.k. he says the process is difficult to combat because of powerful because in london as the program starts emerging and they try and stop holding these companies to account what they find is like in both can for instance a separate company called ball come with set up so those massive legal liabilities that might emerge in the future actually impossible to link to the parent company called or the resources. and managed by lord browne who is a member of the u.k. government and not just a member of the u.k. government advising on energy a member of the u.k. government he gets to appoint people in every single other government department so
when we look at the problem of fracking we see not just this immense threat to our local environment and to driving climate change wider but we also see that the wider problem of how it is that these very powerful economic interests essentially dominating what should be democratic politics. international peacekeepers patrol the streets of britain. people are angry because a very small and very densely populated and people as you can see so terrace houses people living on top of each other with the flow of immigrants into the country some locals take matters into their own hands to try and bridge the divide the full story just a few minutes away. the
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the holiday shopping season has kicked off in the us with some retailers breaking tradition by pushing the opening hours into thanksgiving night instead of waiting for the official start on what has become known as black friday and it's been exactly five years since the u.s. federal reserve began its own unprecedented shopping spree back in two thousand and eight it unveiled the largest stimulus package in u.s. history let's see how it's all panned out since then what banks were handing out to many mortgages and financial troubles plagued barros people couldn't simply repay the debt the u.s. federal reserve launched a massive program a bond purchases printing more cash and buying bad loans by pouring more money into the banks they intended to help the average american by driving down the cost of credit so that more people could survive the financial meltdown but it turned out to be a bigger win for wall street from for the taxpayer. at one of those behind the fed's
experiment to now sees it as a big mistake black friday the day after thanksgiving is america's busiest shopping day of the year millions standing in lines for hours or even days before stampeding into stores to snag door busting deals oddly enough the reserve bank has also used this pseudo holiday to launch its own precedented spending spree otherwise known as want to teach it easy two thousand and twelve prices the fed began buying up massive bonds to drive down the cost of credit and experiment at helping main street as the program marks its five year anniversary the former official who helped spearhead the quantitative easing is publicly apologizing to all americans for the role he played his name is andrew and he joins me now and. through what is so bad about quantitative easing that you thought you had to publicly apologize to
the entire country i believe we had a very big wake up call with the financial crisis five years ago we had a we realize we have this economy that was over we were lying on wall street where the banks has become too big and too too concentrated for the larger economy and what i feel quality quantitative easing all to me has done is to reinforce. that structure in the u.s. economy and a lot of the benefits of q.e. have ultimately gone to the banks rather to to to main street america so if we see that over the course of five years those that have benefited from q.e. have been the richest people in the united states and the richest companies the richest banks in the majority of americans are not benefiting from this and why is he still continuing the problem is. the fed at this point is the only one doing something and so it feels like it keeps on having to do something to help
mild to my argument is what it's doing is it not only helping but it may actually be hurting for four more dramatically the u.s. economy. the grand mufti of saudi arabia wants to protect the people from evil but his eyes i mean for women from getting behind the wheel of a car headline to find out more on this plus. cannabis factory in the u.k. bunker designed as a shelter from nuclear strikes will be taken down by the police now but you can read all about it at all t.v. dot com. see. first trip. and i think you're. going to. be in. the
u.k. is now two almost two hundred thousand roma immigrants looking for jobs and cash many british are angry because they believe a few of the newcomers are ready to adapt to the rules of the new home first reports on how some locals have made an unconventional step to deal with the matter . wrapping up against the cold this team is setting off on one of their regular nightly migrant patrols organized by the pakistan community association their beat is this small neighborhood in sheffield in the north of england known as paige hall they're trying to save the community tensions here i don't know there are tensions in the area and people are angry because it's a very small area very densely populated and people as you can see so terrace houses people living on top of each other it doesn't take us long to see what some members of the local community a say concerned about even on a monday night in winter large groups of roma men congregated on this small high
street i think just the sort. of see yourself look around this mess you sensed. most of the roma here from slovak here and they're eager to tell us that they don't . bull for my friend you know. people who speak so if you have to mean one of them looking for a drop in oil problem here for a nine pm curfew has been put in place here for under sixteen can see the police thanks coming so they have what sort of significant presence in the area in less they've got a presence here from eight o'clock in the flame right the way through until then it's a very difficult thing to police the situation has gained national attention with some voicing concerns of a repeat of the race riots that blighted the north of the country to stave a decade ago it didn't concern me that it was going to happen what concerned me was how that would make very much population and the longstanding population feel that
they're living in an area where tensions of perhaps not so hard that that might happen like all east citizens roma have the right to move freely throughout the european union but the world is the most persecuted ethnic minority groups in europe the migrant patrol are trying to aid their integration here but with restrictions being removed next year allowing both gary and i remain yours to enter the u.k. sparking wide public concern it won't just be the patrol keeping a careful watch what plays out on the streets of this small local community so r.t. reporting from sheffield in the north of england. another extremely disturbing video from syria has surfaced online and emma to clip posted by the syrian observatory for human rights allegedly shows hardline islamist militants publicly executing members of a rival rebel group however the footage couldn't be independently verified and it
is of a graphic nature the kneeling men believed to be from a moderate islamist group which claimed that being shot dead by members of the islamic state of iraq and live outs and al qaeda affiliate operating in the region the terrorist cells being pushing for more control in rebel held areas in syria against more moderate opposition factions here lou shoes a political analyst and a professor at these art and a university and says the root of the cause is that other regional players have no interest in peace. they do not hold any respect for human life and not all political opponents of anything even if they were against the syrian regime would become an enemy to these groups so basically we are talking about a medieval mindset here and i doubt even and medieval times that we have had something like this this is something that probably harks back to the stone age and
some people in the area do not want to see a political settlement in syria and this is very crucial to understanding the behavior of these groups this kind of escalation against other opposition groups especially if they have said they are going to geneva two so really the only people to talk to here is not these groups but the people behind them namely some saudis. who are supporting these groups that are clear and that are clear because they are opposed to the geneva two. there's political fallout in washington after anonymous u.s. officials revealed the cia had secretly recruited some al-qaeda members held at guantanamo bay the double agents were then allegedly set free and allowed to infiltrate the ranks of terrorists while former pentagon security analyst michael maloof says the revelations work as a smear campaign for the detainees still traps at guantanamo there are displaced
people they no longer have any citizenship anywhere and certainly they cannot come back in the united states and their families their families are probably going to be under watch and scrutiny it's a very problematic situation for the individuals involved especially if there was nothing nothing no charges against them in the first place they're basically people without a country now. now time for some other international news this hour u.s. military has pulled the afghans to apologize for recent drone strike which washington admits killed and wounded civilians a child was among those who died there sparked outrage from the afghanistan's government and came during crunch terms of security that would outline the terms of america's military presence in the country beyond twenty four teams.
under the protests of. the civil unrest. the removal of the prime minister of confidence from. the sea. power to the police headquarters. the. corruption. patrol is needed to clear the fence of a disputed east china sea this comes after japan and south korea all held their own military flights over the air in a challenge to beijing threatens to overshadow a u.s. president joe should say u.s. vice president joe biden's trip to the region next week washington maintains a robust military presence in the region trying to contain china's growing clout. iraqi authorities have found the corpses of eighteen men shot dead in
a sunni area close to baghdad the victims were adopted from their homes by government wearing military uniforms just hours before earlier this week police discovered thirteen other bodies of men executed by sectarian hit squads in two separate locations around baghdad twenty thirteen is iraq's deadliest year for six years with eight thousand people killed. structure workers clash with environmentalists protesting against the building of plants belonging to food giant. police that. has attacked around twenty demonstrators in the central part of the problems the building of a corn processing plant. when protesters began destructing supplies into the site activists say genetically modified crops are dangerous workers say their livelihoods are being affected. as the olympic torch continues its journey from the highest highs to the lowest depths those preparing to compete at sochi twenty fourteen and getting themselves in shape for the winter games and the host
city is working just as hard to make sure it is ready to be reports from the centerpiece of the black sea resort. i'm standing inside of the fish a limb pig a stadium which will host the opening as well as the closing ceremonies for the olympic and paralympic of twenty four teams this is going to be the home of the olympic torch now president vladimir putin for the stadium itself which is quite unique it is a shaped like a seashell and to myself that is the black sea and to my left is the mountainous cluster where all the beautiful alpine ski resorts are being prepared for the athletes as well as the spectators are wonderful quite unique about the stadium is the fact that it is made out of glass so while you're when it's sunny the sun is reflected up on it and you can really see why it was chosen to be the host stadium for the olympics and of course there will be no sporting activities happening here
because it is kept for the opening and closing ceremonies and after the olympics it will be used for twenty eight feet for the world cup so we're here everything is almost ready and we're just waiting for the final nails and balls to be put in on the fish a stadium and of course a president in which it has already stemmed russia ready to host the world in sochi come twenty fourteen. to bring it up to date for the moment i'll be back with a news team with more in just over half an hour from now in the meantime it is politicking with larry king. 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 it's quite the olympics having the majority of the countries on earth participating there are 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 develop in 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 of 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 then the olympics will become worth watching but for now it's just generic sports from generic countries
answer. to the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the invention of gunpowder. to kill a bunch of people who don't know the one thing on their premises there are any us people. reading filming. this some of them shoots my brother in the leg not intentional because of it because it was night time for in the morning even the best even the best shoulders. are going to make mistakes this is this whole idea of brotherhood an author and camaraderie in this sense it was in this context that has absolutely no place. secrets from the campaign trail the inside scoop from behind the scenes of the two thousand and twelve presidential race and its impact on the shape of the us
political landscape joining the other co-authors of an instant bestseller double down journalist mark halperin and john howell all next on politicking with larry. welcome to politicking i'm happy to have the authors of double down in the studio with me mark halperin is editor at large and senior political analyst for time magazine and senior political analyst for m. as n.b.c. and john holliman is the national editor of new york magazine and a political analyst for m.s.n. b.c. they have both co-authors of a terrific book double down a great follow up to game change with another great book before we get into current policies like how did the book come up that you did you know you were going to do a follow up for you now the new film you cover the races well i mean the first one
we enjoyed doing a lot and between the book and the h.b.o. movie we had a certain amount of momentum to think about doing another one and it would didn't take too long for us to say you know there's a certain formula to what we did and we wanted to try to do it again for a different race some characters carrying over like the clintons and obviously president obama but but a new group of people to write about i once interviewed john thehotel white who wrote the making of the president one nine hundred sixty and sixty four and sixty eight and seventy two he invented it yet on sept is jim bishop inventor of the concept of the day kennedy died of a question. do you thinking in terms of thehotel white well you know we are both big readers of political literature so you know be think about people who have done stuff like this in the past thirty white obviously established became a franchise but you know hundred thompson did for a living on the cameo in seventy two a book we both admire richard ben cramer wrote one of the great political campaign books ever what it takes about the one nine hundred eighty campaign but now want to done anything like this.
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