Skip to main content

tv   Headline News  RT  December 7, 2013 3:00am-3:30am EST

3:00 am
ukraine's prime minister complains of threats against his family from anti-government protesters as demonstrations rage on in kiev over integration. a tiny village takes on a us energy giant we travel through many a world locals are desperate to stop shale gas exploration close to their homes. and of the world mourns mandela the death of the anti-apartheid i can spark fears and why enclaves that racial tension could return to south africa. coming to you live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program. ukraine's
3:01 am
prime minister to go as our says his family as well as the families of other officials are receiving threats from anti-government protesters activists have also rallied outside the homes of security officers as an investigation is launched over allegations of excessive force being used against him last week are just a ridiculous story for it's from. he could do but i mean now why don't you call the worst moment was when i saw people being beaten on the ground at my feet they were just kids and i couldn't do anything about it and it was terrible it must never happen again. the night of november thirtieth when peaceful protests in the heart of kiev were broken up by ukraine special right police force dozens and up in hospitals images of police beating defenseless people emerged on the internet the. was the next day it was the police on the receiving end of the
3:02 am
violence but at the hands of a mob and not the peaceful protesters who were dispersed just the day before. i got hit by either a brick or a piece of pavement score in the face it's hard to tell because everything was flying no one could predict it would go like this that there would be rocks bricks most of coke trails. i was scared for my units who were there because it was totally unexpected right in front of all of this they were these boys eighteen nineteen years old who serve in the army and everything was flying at them rocks molotov cocktails these men are among the officers still in hospital a week after the attack some received injuries severe enough to leave them disabled or to convince them to leave the force but both undone and said i determined to return to service and cd don't have any animosity towards the crowd on independence square i can understand the people they want to express their opinion. people have
3:03 am
the right to voice their opinion but without breaking the law it would not be an overstatement to say that many people here view is their enemy number one especially after last week's intense clashes what's there is opinion out there that the police force were simply following the instructions they have received and it's those who gave the orders that should be held responsible for the violence. that are recordings on the internet of the actual orders that received an act as a problem to clear the air we must create a parliamentary commission and find the person who blew it all up and hold them criminally responsible i'm sure the orders came from someone higher than the head of police. as the protests enter their third week the tension is palpable no one wants a repeat of last week's nightmare but a resolution requires calmer efforts from both sides among people whose patience is
3:04 am
already wearing worryingly thin. meanwhile ukraine's president has met with weimer putin to discuss strategic ties with russia made a detour to cheat on his way back from china where he hoped to secure aid for ukraine's weak economy however beijing was reluctant to offer any help at all the troubles were the main reason cited by ukraine's leadership for rejecting an association agreement with a decision that's left the country's population bitterly divided reporter martin save those written extensively on ukraine's protesters calling for gratian will be disappointed if the deal ever came to fruition. i think it would be a nightmare come true in the long term ukraine and the european union have a lot to gain from increased relationships with each other but the package that the e.u. was proposing and the price you create would pay and severed ties with russia and
3:05 am
the east bloc would in the short term cause a very we'll drop in the standard of living for the ukrainian people much greater energy price costs and the european union and european commission given their own financial woes would not be in the position to give ukraine the necessary financial support it would need in these situations the european union has major problems within its own area that it really must resolve before it can really new its all first to reach out to nations like ukraine and i think there really needs to be a fundamental reassessment in brussels of what ukraine needs which has not been adequately recognized in brussels. european and u.s. politicians have been lending their support to the opposition in kiev aligned with god more on that and their reaction it's caused had to r.t. dot com.
3:06 am
yes energy heavy weight chevron has resumed its exploration for shale gas in north eastern remain the company earlier suspended the operation over environmental concerns raised by locals it now says it wants to build positive dialogue with nearby communities but is there to solicit off enough reports it's an operation has gone hand in hand with violence and intimidation. it's a case of david versus goliath a tiny romanian village pitted against a massive us energy giant chevron which is trying to drill for shale gas that's believed to be trapped beneath the ground in the rocks here now that the process involves a controversial process called fracking that means pumping water and chemicals that my pressures into the ground in order to unlock the gas that's trapped inside the problem according to environmentalists is that all those chemicals can contaminate the water release dangerous methane gas into the air even earthquakes and that is a risk that these villagers in put in jest here in romania simply don't want to
3:07 am
take now this has been the scene of peaceful protests for more than a month now the villagers had gathered here to try to prevent chevron from doing this work when r.t. was here last in october it seemed that the protesters had won chevron had announced that it would temporarily at least suspend its drilling activities its exploration activities here but earlier this week authorities had taken chevrons side with brute force. when the police came we couldn't do anything to stop them from going to camp and begin. the ones who after everyone here. we tied ourselves together to form a human chain across the ruled out of the police officers came out just like grooves they were beating us with their bottoms i was kicked here there was another villager in hospital now because of how hard they hit him in the stomach but now as we can see over here chevron has now resumed its activities exploration activities
3:08 am
and we're hearing unconfirmed reports of hundreds of police officers just burst in this area we also heard from the military reports of police officers trying to potentially intimidate some of the villagers prevent them from from coming here mourning perhaps of consequences for them if they continue to protest reporting and put in just romania for. r t i'm lucy catherine of the fracking is also causing uproar across the atlantic the u.s. state of texas has been shaken by several earthquakes recently with some scientists say dozens of nearby drilling wells are to blame environmental activist and professor at the university of north texas burgo believes fracking activities should be subjected to more as there are a regulation. what needs to happen is there needs to be more empowerment for those who are most vulnerable to the harms involved here you know companies talk about conducting this in a safe way but the there is no objective answer to what is safe this is it's it's a system that's vulnerable to what was called normal accidents that can there's
3:09 am
going to be something going to happen wrong with it at any time now whether that's too frequently occurring or whether the harms involved or of too great a magnitude i think reasonable people can disagree on that question so the real question isn't whether it's safe it's who gets to determine whether it stays in the us and on that question the people who are more or most vulnerable to the harms involved have to have the greatest say and so when it needs to be sort of restructuring of the political dialogue around this. and going out who want to live in central paris and brace yourself. look it's from here to here. we take a look at garrett life and talk to those in the know about life in the city of light. france is leading its second major intervention in africa this year sending troops and helicopters to the central african republic and the reportedly
3:10 am
a sow's and french troops on the ground already paris began to send reinforcements hours after the u.n. authorized the mission to quell sectarian violence in the country there and cross says at least three hundred people were killed in two days of fighting in the capital bangui as christian militias loyal to the ousted president clashed with muslim fighters currently in control of the country. well dubbed as the policeman of africa france has been active on the continent since the colonial era and here's a map of france foreigns a former colonies over the past. mali its most recent operation chad i rico's and the democratic republic of congo that's aside from its involvement in libya as for the current conflict in central african republic earlier this year france refused a request to intervene from former president was easy who was ousted in march by muslim rebels now it's decided to act immediately lawrence freeman from executive
3:11 am
intelligence review magazine believes french domestic problems are behind the decision recently france has become more active militarily and i think the problem with that france and britain. have not given up their intent on having access to news of some of the resources and wealth of the african countries also i think france is suffering serious problems home there is a devastating collapse in living standards throughout all of europe so many things i think combine to push france forward and if somebody is military activities. more of them recently than we've seen before to the u.k. now where the government is planning to ban extremist preachers from visiting mosques and islamic centers but as we reported in just a few minutes prison authorities claim it's largely in the jails where people are
3:12 am
being radicalized the full story is coming up. this is a leave us so we leave the baby. by the sea bush and see your. mother your party there's a good. shoes that no one is asking with the gas that you deserve answers from. politic you.
3:13 am
choose your language. please make it with no infidels kind of thing still some that . choose to use the consensus to. choose the opinions that the great. choose the stories that impact. the access to. welcome back you're watching on t.v. international south africa's first black president the man who led the country out of apartheid nelson mandela will be laid to rest next sunday at his family estate but as people around the globe mourn the loss fears are mounting the death of the iconic leader could read night racial segregation this time though it's those living in a wide enclaves in south africa that are worried parties pose leader has more. for
3:14 am
many years south africans in particular have been asking themselves the question what happens when mandela pos is on and for a long time there was a war we that everything he stood for which was essentially bringing white and black south africans to give it would disappear when he dies this question has become less urgent as the years have passed on and a new generation of south africans has come to the fore but certainly there are pockets of particularly white south africans who are today afraid now i visited the community of claim from tain which is a white on cave they you find only off the conason all these are white south africans who can trace the roots back to european settlers who came in the sixteen hundreds you need special permission to enter the area there are security guards everywhere there are statues paying tribute to the founders of a party which was some africa's legal system of discrimination between blacks and whites people there justified the existence of such enclaves as merely
3:15 am
a way of preserving their history the culture their language they argue against any kind of claims of racism we feel strongly about our identity and we want to protect that and preserve it this together with the fear that some white of economists feel has caused some to put in place contingency plans now there's a group called the state land is they estimate that their figures are around eighty to one hundred thousand people and they are all linked through mobile phones in such a way that if in any time they believe a genocide happens and they do believe that a genocide is coming against white south africans they can then mobilize him selves and move to an area where they will be able to both protect themselves and be completely self-sufficient no i visited this community and this is what they had to tell me right now oh we're the stage or little six. little sort of is really a true congeals these white south africans our. are in the minority the majority
3:16 am
may be credits mandela with putting the country back from the brink of civil war regardless of the color of the skin they race the creed they have been made to south africans for god mandela as the hero of the struggle against apartheid and seen him as one of the greatest sons this country has ever given birth to and just a click away for you right now if recent u.s. spy revelations worried enough the new album for america's latest intelligence gathering set a wider should leave you in no doubt judge for yourself the message the sinister octopus house on our t.v. dot com. plus an issue of national security or an attempt to mask its failures japan introduces new state secrecy laws all the details online. right from the street. first street. and i think that you're.
3:17 am
on our reporters with the. instrument. to be in the polls. washington so-called peace process to resolve the israel palestine conflict has
3:18 am
produced little if any results in fact the palestinians are experiencing excel in way to be legal and seizures is it time to accept a one state solution and or look to global institutions like the un to replace the current negotiating framework. sigrid laboratory currently was able to build the world's most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give the dollar amount anything tunes mission to teach creation why it should care about humans. this is why you should care what you only on the r.t. dot com. welcome back you're watching r.t. international the u.k. government has announced new measures to crackdown on islamist extremism drawn up following the brutal murder of a british soldier by two muslim converts in may part of the plan is to blog
3:19 am
extremist material on the web and ban those encouraging extremism from visiting mosques however as r t s a laura smith reports it's the jails where converts are becoming increasingly radicalized. wormwood scrubs prison in west london temporary or longer term home to around fourteen hundred male prisoners apart from the inevitable gang activity and drug taking that goes on inside many prison inmates find religion while they're doing their stretch some are genuine others not so much. those who watch on to and use that religion is an excuse for treatment and we're particularly concerned by definition clear evidence that there are youngsters being radicalized. and forced to join the right to causation of young vulnerable prisoners. who then can become a tree machine where evidence from the prison office's union shows prisoners are
3:20 am
necessarily so much finding gods as having shoved in their faces muslim gangs have grown in power and influence in jails all over the country and the prison officers association is concerned that they target vulnerable new arrivals for conversion and that those who are muslims already are being forced into more extremist views you speak to some prisoners unable to. food or out of it to get more time a show or just to be seen as to be part of a gun culture i've done it for protection i've done it because i was bullied extremists who ultimately released from behind these walls back into society and it is laura smith reporting there now take a look at some other stories from around the world.
3:21 am
in athens clashes erupted between police and students who were marking the fifth anniversary of a fatal police shooting of a teenager officers used tear gas pepper spray and stun grenades to quell the crowds of youngsters who hurled powerful bombs and set vehicles alight at least ten people were arrested and dozens more detained. supporters and opponents of ousted president mohamed morsi have clashed in several cities across egypt police in a used tear gas to disperse demonstrations dozens of arrests have been made at the end rest comes to spy the government passing a new law banning groups of more than ten people gathering on the streets. police have detained six men suspected of stealing a truck carrying highly radioactive materials in mexico the suspects were sent to hospital as they may have radiation poisoning the truck was stolen on monday in mexico city and later found in a nearby field it was supposed to transport the material to a nuclear waste facility after being used for radiation therapy. down the storm has
3:22 am
struck northern europe with hurricane force gusts across battered countries at least eight fatalities are thought to be linked to the extreme weather conditions in the u.k. it caused the biggest tidal surge in sixty years flights and rail services were frozen amana european regions poland had electricity cut off and four hundred thousand homes paris maybe a dream destination but mance of the french capital comes at a premium for those who want to live there and his or her celia found out even if you are willing to pay the price home may still be a cramped attic or basement. it all looks great on paper but anyone with an aspiration of living in central paris quickly discovers the nightmare and becomes looking for a flat here this picturesque center of the city might as well have a sign that says off limits to anyone with
3:23 am
a tight budget but if you must prepare for very tight quarters when you first arrive to the far out i was completely shocked because this was the smallest area that i found myself i didn't look it's from here three years. danica pay seven hundred seventy euros for this tiny twenty square metres central paris flat in the popular lot in quarter area plus another hundred for bills and internet she chose convenience over price a choice that's not quite there for others like sabina who lives just outside paris with three other people her bedroom in the basement. was about five hundred euros when i moved. i was looking in internet for place for five hundred euros couldn't find anything really. expensive visited a few places. couldn't find anything so i decided to. close in more extreme cases not only do people end up far from the center but in
3:24 am
apartments like this one where there's no kitchen or hot water so. it's a real problem in fronts this lack of housing we need a hundred to nine hundred thousand more housing this is what explains the high prices in july report released by france's national institute of statistics and economic studies found that one hundred forty one thousand five hundred people were without a fixed residency in france or rent control law was recently passed as part of a larger housing reform to address the lack of housing substandard conditions and the trend of people being pushed out of paris and other major cities but changes in living standards won't come overnight a fact many in the city of lights have just come to accept to live in paris. ok listen if he. does or cilia r.t.
3:25 am
paris and i'll be back with the news and about thirty minutes time but coming up a report on the social programs in africa they're actually fueling poverty and dad if you're watching in the u.k. prepared to orbit the world with george galloway and sputnik. ukraine is in a tough spot right now trying to figure out whether to join the e.u. or the regime's custom union it would be nice if they would you know maybe allow the populace to vote for their future via referendum but sadly it looks like the politicians will be making the historic decision i can see why some people want to look west and some people want to look east but i don't understand why so-called ukrainian nationalists want so desperately to join the e.u. first off any nationalist groups in the e.u. are automatically demonised as right wing extremists and the politically correct west patriotism is pretty much a dirty word generally nationalist like their culture and the people who are part
3:26 am
of it but if you look at migration trends within the e.u. we see that the slavic part of it is flooding western europe looking for work i have many relatives from the slavic part of the e.u. and almost all of them have to work abroad and might so nice to be able to work in europe but the reality is that ukrainians will probably be paid even less than bulgarians rumanians to clean toilets in london ukrainian nationalists don't have to like russia or join the customs union or join any bloc of countries but advocating a future for themselves the e.u. seems absolutely backwards at least to me but that's just my opinion. but. i didn't know that you know the price is the only industry specifically mention in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy albus. in
3:27 am
fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and our crusted like we've been a hydrogen lying handful of friends dash all corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told class i'm tom hartman and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem trucks rational debate and a real discussion critical issues facing america if i ever feel ready to join the movement then walk a little bit but. i was thinking some heart i had to come back because mom was waiting for me. and i just knew that everything would be fine if for some reason we were so confident because we were going to get married officially after he came back how could he not come back because the mere thought of it never crossed her mind.
3:28 am
when the militants decided to try and break through her new guinea and screaming grenade. go forward the explosion blew them all run his back toward. a little and it was all over all. we know that our comrades on our commander won't leave us no matter how tough it gets we're team. they're good they're both of getting was a senior in his military trio. he knew that if he didn't smother that grenade with his body more of just comrades would die he gave his own life to save his friends.
3:29 am
they need to vent to do last year twenty two million fake tesco first time arab land was stolen from african families you will see how the woods it was handed over to bought by hedge funds and multinational societies we. so when the bank says yes we have to encourage foreign investment. they give this pool exploited african land rights to the fruit farms in ma say in both. or to new york hedge funds. did your because then they are capable of making this land profitable now that is a motorist argument for the farmers who work locally based on the source and process i think for a cause.

28 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on