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storming scared for the ukrainian opposition activists brace themselves for the worst as riot police around that camp in the capital but the chief of the security forces says an assault isn't part of the plan. the bahraini government steps up its legal climb down on pro-reform activists as the number of those arrested edges closer to the three thousand mark. and david cameron takes workers to launching an inquiry into an oil plant strike after employees inflated and dry and rot outside the home of a senior manager to protest against his assuredness.
this is all seen international and welcome to the program. there's no plan to storm the protesters camp in the ukrainian capital so far that's according to the country's security forces chief still the acts of this a bracing themselves for a long siege or even an assault after riot police surrounded independence square in kiev scott is that for us. there's a sense of uncertainty hanging over central kiev right now as the protests continue peacefully behind me right police have gathered on the fringes of the protest square about a few moments ago i went about three hundred yards to my right to where the blockade is and i saw around one hundred riot police who have gathered at the moment it's unclear what exactly the reasoning is for their presence here now the opposition has mentioned a couple of possibilities the first one is where they are here to form their own
blockade around the square blockading the protesters and effectively starving them with their supply line of food warm clothes and firewood exacta another theory being mentioned by the opposition is that they could be here to reclaim the city administrative building which is being used by the opposition as a make shift headquarters now if the police were set to do that then they would have to take it by force because the protesters and the opposition say that they are ready to defend that position but they also say they are ready for dialogue now one high profile opposition figure the world heavyweight boxing champion vitaly klitschko has been to the blockade he has been speaking to police officials he's urging them not to carry out what he calls illegal orders is he saying that this is a psychological ploy being used by the authorities and he's urging the protest is not to respond to what he calls a provocation now added to this for central kiev metro stations are also closed at
the moment because of bombs bomb scare has emerged also in the last hour or so the president viktor yanukovych is set to meet with three former ukrainian presidents over the course of this week on tuesday in fact to try and come to a political solution to this crisis or the moment we are simply waiting to see what happens next what the next move is by the protesters and those police that have gathered and despite calls from the opposition for the protests on the protesters to remain peaceful on sunday they did say some mosque men carrying nasha. state flags tear down the statue and monument to learn and there in the center of kiev is my colleague arena kulish to reports. and then on top third and smashed the statue of one revolutionary has fallen victim to a new generation of. they call him the ultimate evil but somehow take their cue from his methods as lenin did
a hundred years before then protesters in kiev have captured a barricade of a handful of civic buildings. right now the scene there is a mix of a refugee camp the gypsy village a hippie hangout. and a rock concert with a whole lot of political slogans thrown and. this is what ukrainian opposition calls a revolution others though have a different name for it we've seen things happening in ukraine we've seen a storm of government building you see violence we see patches of all those being used by smash way to go if this was happening in britain it is happening in front of his back just a bit of course these people would be denounced as rioters you know maybe giving very stiff resistance to the poses deford's or getting a financial helping hand from contributors who dropped cash into a special collection box that has been set up and security is provided by this so-called revolutionary guard unit and masks and helmets whose job is to ward off hostile forces from the gates of the citadel the movement has been blocking the
heart of the city and it's major thorold there for two weeks now. you have with us those who incite you to blockade the catheter the ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to all of ukraine stop and think see just salaries doctors pay mergence the services they all depend on the continued functioning of this government. to no avail still proto. leaders are certain this browses is the right way to go in order to reach their glorious goal you see a pattern here of of escalation in provocation a very large public provocation a few nights ago they were using chains and tractors and of course the police as police do everywhere reacted with violence what would happen if someone drove a tractor and tried to drive it into the white house lawn you're going to tell me
that there wouldn't be violence against the hundred thousand people trying to break into the white house this is one of the latest protests organized by the state prosecutor's office here in kiev where people have staged a sit in l.a. and and a tent city so those who came in to work today had to literally step over protesters in order to get to their jobs exercising their rights to go to work just as people here are taking up their right to rally but they feel they aren't being seen as equal by the opposition leaders or by western officials in those girls r.t. key of. the arena i was just saying that tensions in central kiev are being stoked on social networks where all sorts of theories are being posted and here are some of the rumors that preceded sunday's mass rally that the most widespread messages were about the authorities planning a violent dispersal of. special forces pulled into the capital from other
regions the speculation was fueled further by reports that tongues were also on the way another widespread theory that's been circulating for the past week is that authorities were about to introduce a state of emergency none of those rumors came true but modern history professor mark almond says it's wrong to underestimate is the danger of rumors like this. there is a tent through a rumor mill to create a heightened sense of tension in the law those who remember the so-called orange revolution in two thousand and four will remember we were told then that the russian suspects not special forces lurking in the woods in a careful way to correct they weren't nothing happens so we're seeing a kind of propaganda war psychological war taking place using abuse rumors of both crackdown domestically and even foreign interference whilst at the same time very western new to the western governments who sit before these rumors. bleakly ignore the evidence of their own involvement in supporting the opposition providing
technical training camps providing financial and other forms of assistance providing a media platform for them and so on it cranes prior's has have changed from being pro e.u. demonstrations and are now mostly anti-government but they remain the focus of attention for european politicians and mark on and told us all sneering many of them to independence square first of all we see a parade of losers coming to care for the rest of l. of the german foreign minister's party was annihilated in the recent german action it lost all the seats kaczynski the former polish prime minister is a loser. saakashvili the president georgia reviled by the population for his tower to the portraits present a coming because it gives them a sense of self-importance but also the coming because the western part and. your progression in brussels mater and so on see ukraine as a key strategic factor they want to crane to be under their thumb under nato
because they are deeply hostile to russia. and poland based political and financial commentator patrick young believes e.u. politicians are using the ukrainian opposition for their own domestic purposes. any piece members of the european parliament are terrified that they're about to be outflanked by until european forces in elections and four and five months time therefore they're doing anything to try and get a tinge of popularity and of course the way they do that in the socialist european superstate of the e.u. is try and be seen around liberal demonstrators at all times because it kind of inflates their ok credentials of looking like hippy liberals the truth is they have no coherent concept of why or what they could do with ukraine and in fact the worst thing that could happen in many senses is that you korean knowledge signs this economic deal because if it did a live free movement of labor it would be chaos for europe as usual the european
union a super state of humbug and hypocrisy and we are of course following the developments in the ukrainian capital on and online and also on our website dot com you can always find the most dramatic photos and videos from the ongoing process. moving on now bahrain's house throne and another group of activists including miners behind bars bring the total number of those arrests of this month alone to twenty eight to say in recent months the government's crackdown has become insufferable the bahraini people struggle for reform goes back almost three years to february twenty seventh one of four demonstrators were killed there as police crushed a rally less than a month later the authorities imposed martial law which allowed troops to suppress
the dissent there by that time the number of those arrested stood at a thousand that increased threefold by now but legal and physical pressure on the activists has failed to kill the pressure to protest momentum the more reacted by far the tightening the screws this year toughening the punishments for those speaking out but as paula sneer now reports this is still unlikely to silence the opposition that. it's the arab spring is forgotten with illusion nearly three years have gone by the people of the rain inspired by bin future libya and egypt goes up against an oppressive regime and demanded reform but their uprising was brutally crushed within a matter of weeks. because of all the people who sponsible of human rights violations in my country. started from this more. if indeed they are reaching to the king of bahrain who is legally responsible of all the human rights
violations and bathroom syud yousif elmo hafter has been forced to seek refuge in europe because of death threats against him and his family and i gather bahraini activists he criticizes washington and its allies for being quick to condemn crackdowns in some countries while ignoring others oh it's better than the human rights in bahrain and it was said to this it's better than human rights as a diversion or so that's where we are a victims. of their better standard because we live in oil last week the global manami dialogue forum pointedly ignored the crackdown u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel made it clear in his speech that he was more concerned about military matters they want to feel that there are still you have a very body of slaves so that's why they don't want anyone to talk about the process of lifting the if they give them cross see that they are losing their oh
lord even. so very much thanks so far according to amnesty international more than a hundred people have been killed and almost three thousand imprisoned in the bahraini protests many more have been tortured in a crackdown if one means a far removed from the world's attention policia our teen. and bahraini politician mikhail alomar a sick who was arrested this autumn says the government's determined to deal with a public discontent in a way. the problem back then is very basic to understand that we have absolutely. been behind families and we need your thirty's to be shared. by the people on the floor an inclusive political system that is retaining the power of the people through your floor was never meant to have an
illegal law compared to the international community you stand and your own force advised police and courts that is one of the party so i thought was just part of the punishment and part of the threats and fears today acquisition and the activists not to join the movement that calling for simple rights universal rights of their people to be equal to have dignity to participate in political system and to have the beloved meant that despaired with a blue one. imagine watching your house literally crumble in front of your eyes and not being able to do anything about it that's how texans living their fracking sides feel right now coming out this hour from the time of tremors this a making life hell for in time a community is in north taxes and how locals have found oil friendly politicians a believe is to their predicament. and. for the cameras but high tension remains as the u.s.
defense secretary flies into pakistan trying to get leaders that own this sign over its deadly troyan war that's still up at this hour. they look like bound to your love. whether local can enjoy the song the ocean. was buried here years ago. these people are suffering the consequences. how much more poison lies on the ground. behind this zone there is what we call the bank on which there is a deposit of plutonium left by security test which caused the dispersion the radio nuclides despite previous cleaning efforts there remains a deposit of
a little less than two kilos of plutonium stuck in the rock and the coral reef is about ten metres down. tests a never ending legacy. you're watching our international it's good to have you with us welcome back a years worth of us quakes i hate taxes interest amounts and large part thanks to the practice of fracking say x. birds the state is a big forefront of the shale gas revolution and all funds are generating billions in taxes but as our seas get that check our found out while the entire community is
quiet and crumble the support of politicians for the drilling remains unshaken. the columns have shaken so hard it's actually pulled the tram if you look around here rebecca williams is showing me the cracks in her home after a series of earthquakes shook the area she has lived here for almost a decade and had never experienced an earthquake until fracking begin in her neighborhood i never know when the next one's going to hear it i don't sleep at night because they keep me awake at night it seems like a lot of them happened during the wee hours of the morning or in the middle of the night to texas real world commission the local agency that regulation you and gas industries trying to handle residents use it claims there is no direct link between the recent troubles and fracking injection wells in the area but locals are not convinced it's a lot like living next to a time bomb but there's no timer on it because we aren't being told when the fracking is going to start or what the emergency purposes gers are in place if
something does happen and so you're just constantly sitting and waiting and wondering is today the day is today the day so small a juice with the u.s. geological survey say fracking regularly triggers small earthquakes they foresee an even greater danger from wastewater disposal which involves pumping millions of gallons of water contaminated by chemicals deep underground where experts say it puts pressure on seismic fault and causes them to slip but despite seismologist warnings fracking wells keep popping up just a few steps away from private homes and even community water wells nobody knows about any of it is until it's too late and it's already happened. even though the government is not concluded studies on how fracking can affect the environment well operations are in full swing here in texas there are thousands of them impossible to miss and it seems no study can get in the industry's way if in fact you're still a question of whether something could happen to halt shale production the united
states i think it is high. it is extremely beneficial to the national economy striking is being largely responsible for the booming u.s. energy production but many like more bercow fear they could be left to pay the price for her every week there is another tremor and another crack in her house she says she can't even sell it and leave the area we would have never moved here if we would have thought that all this was going to go up and we were going to live in the middle of a wasteland we would have never moved here and now we're stuck while energy companies are rubbing their hands in the anticipation of gigantic profits from fracking people who live just steps away from gas wells or increasingly fearful about the water that they drink about the land that their homes are standing on and they don't trust the government assessment of the damage from fracking because they say the oil and gas industry will make sure that no conclusive study comes out even
if it does come out that it doesn't become a basis for effective regulations in texas i'm going to check on ortiz. and now let's his breakdown for you why people are so worried about rocking many believe that the chemicals used in this process could accumulate in the soil and even air pollution acts of his claim there are more than a thousand documented cases of contamination near drilling sites that health risks could include sensory and damage and for more on the dangers of fracking had to a website called. while texans do dally on what to do about the crumbling house of romanian villagers have taken a more hands on approach. and ask you to watch our report on a pitch to battle between police and locals at a rock inside culminating in global us energy drive and show long being forced to
disband operations of the site. and also in line for you trashed and trampled as fewer in the streets of singapore as the first race riots there in fifty years and leave their mark on the citrus date that was to strike in photos our website. the u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel has landed in pakistan to try and ironed out entrenched differences between washington and islamabad american drone strikes our central sticking point they've killed almost a thousand civilians in the country since two thousand and three and triggered a wave of protests that blocks nato supply trucks to afghanistan two weeks ago freelance journalist muna baber is there for us. but this is the first visit by the u.s. defense secretary. to pakistan in four years which shows how much the u.s. wants to build
a relationship with pakistan and ease tensions which have been occurring over these drone attacks. recently nationwide protests have been occurring in pakistan america insists that these drone strikes are essential in combating terrorists despite pakistani protests saying it's not a threat to national security and i tacked on their sovereignty as well recently a family from pakistan traveled to washington and spoke to congress and told them about their story and the impact it all strikes have had on their lives there have been recently confided of our sharif and president obama in washington and the drone strikes have still continued many politicians and analysts and wonder and journalists wondering what will be the outcome of today's talks and whether that is actually any point in chuck hagel visit and i don't think will be result because so far nothing have. a violent dispute between the workers and owners of
a scottish oil plant has drawn and the government has launched an inquiry focusing not on the managers conduct but the behavior of striking and louise unions are outraged saying this amounts to a political prosecution and the tories stunned sarfraz has the details. it was the industrial disputes that almost cost thousands of people their jobs and sparks union protests the g. comparisons the aggressive tactics of the nine hundred seventy with apache chemical plant grange mouth and scotland's posse any else has since reached an agreement with the unite union involved in not to speak but doesn't and the prime minister david cameron has launched an independent inquiry into the union's behavior of the scenes that were described as intimidating bully like tactics and mud style behavior when protesters gathered outside managers houses and the now infamous inflatable rat well the inquiry is also going to be looking at the employers
behavior but the union unite have dismissed the inquiry as a tool stunt whilst others described this is the union bashing well earlier we spoke to one persist trade union leader bob crow to find out what he thought about it some of these chief executives and managers. around the place which you know exam of them who go to church on a sunday and sorry that they believe in fairness and equality and i was going to rain. michael moore's misery for working people then we've got a. protest and the facts are mary's is that what's really happened is that the government marries since up a commission. to call to action we would love to think you know well. it's i will persuade people through. unfortunately you've got vested interests you've got
a vested interest the employer concerned is making money mommy mommy expensive. division so hence the reason why. i only got one really tall and there is two point or two for him just like that's the brutal reality of the jungle of capital. and right after this short break it's the week's sports news with cake on trade. just imagine a foreign leaders like alexander lukashenko or vladimir putin to shoot up an anti
e.u. protest and all garia greece are hungry to urge people to leave the e.u. and join up with eurasian customs union obviously the mainstream media would be on fire screaming that this is part of an attempt to usurp democracy and steal the country's away some sort of imperialist agenda and you know what they might be right about that but the weird thing is that for some reason the mainstream media isn't talking about foreign politicians speaking to and or possibly agitating protesters in ukraine like speaker of the lithuanian parliament loreto grows in india an e.u. vice president got sick proto c. of h. and former polish pm jaroslav kaczynski he had the european union brassfield is just fine for their politicians to go to foreign countries and fire up protestors to start a pro e.u. revolution but then all their journalists write about is how russia is trying to put pressure on ukraine to not join the e.u. the obvious hypocrisy of this stinks all the way up to moscow but that's just my opinion.
wealthy british style. is not on. markets why not scandal. find out what's really happening to the global economy in the kinds of reports on our. hello welcome to the r t sports show half an hour of top action from russia and around the globe with me kate partridge and here's what's coming up. the road to rio fabio capello is a happy coach as russia draw belgium algeria and south korea in their group for next summer's world cup finals. plus a big battle scarred defeated by test scott adams the moscow traffic while
champions to number over come even for act boss in the k h l. and in the cage we have a double helping a pair made with a masterclass from probably see over don't and frank mir and the latest action from moscow's fight night. but first a world cup football and russia coach fabio capello was pleased with his side's opponents and much better news after russia avoided the big guns at the draw for the twenty fourteen finals in brazil. reports the draw for nixon was world cup finals couldn't have got much better but the russian fabio capello's side avoided the lines of defending champions spain free time winners germany and brazil they were drawn in the last group. and with belgium signs career. and we play their matches in a much cooler climate of the. we are happy about the draw we're also happy about
the fact that we're not playing in the northern part of the country that's very important to us. russia were drawn in the same group as belgium the last time they qualified for war camp in two thousand and two on but occasionally lost forty two before crashing out at the group stage for midfielder alexander must avoid played in the tournament for the russians and says despite drawing be informed belgians their opponents could have been much tougher language there's a lot of people say belgium are a really top side but then again if you ask the majority of people who they want in a group belgium or argentina belgium or germany belgium or spain everyone would say belgium and this sums it all up because. russia have never played out cheerier of face time career in a friendly only in november which they won two one things to goals from field a small oven to be to turn out so that result will have little bearing.
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