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why you should care about humans. this is why you should care only on. washington now saying it's considering sanctions against ukraine putting its weight behind pro e.u. protesters international look at those who are rallying to defend the government. the president's would. deliver the annual state of the nation speech to parliament specifically time to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the russian constitution. silent alliance israeli and saudi intelligence are reportedly been having secret meetings after a breakthrough nuclear deal with iran left both countries highly frustrated.
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the world's top headlines live from moscow it's international with me from all of us here thanks for joining. us rejected calls to hold talks with the country's president demanding the leadership steps down the same time the united states is now considering sanctions against ukraine over the government's response to protests as in many cases we can consider a range of policy options which were certainly doing in this case given events on the ground and thousands are still out on the streets in kiev rebuilding barricades around the city's independence square after a police operation failed to disperse the crowds there is more than one opinion being expressed in ukraine. as a look at the other side of the deaf ears. it's new it's hip it's exciting it's a revolution and like moths to
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a flame the bright lights of rebellion are drawing in western politicians political has beans to even homegrown rock stars all keen to breathe the air of change tasty pictures in a fashionable message the foreign media is having a blast to the chest is here feel they're fighting for the future of the country pro european protesters clashing with police they saw these agreements as a chance to open ukraine up to european business ideas rule of law standards here in my done has received a mass amounts of airtime in mass media both at home and abroad but this will fact is the opinion of people here is not necessarily representative of the opinion in all of ukraine in fact it's just the opposite but you wouldn't know it just by watching the news but here's the other side of ukraine's protests the invisible one they may go unnoticed by the media but thousands of people are rallying in many
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cities. right on traded to join the e.u. and opposition instead of taking students and schoolchildren to the scratch should sit down at the negotiation table and help find the best solution for our country. with gathered to say no to the orange strange they captured buildings brought the work of the government is unacceptable and will only home ordinary people. the message doesn't fit the pretty picture of a trend a revolution. that if you think it's democracy and revolution it's a nationalist the coup they instigate people to break the law they want to grab power and clear ukraine apart. unlike the people yelling ukraine is europe in capitals independence square these people have been looking at the possible consequences of the trade deal with europe stuff is america ready and i'm good on. i want our utility payments to rise and pensions and salaries frozen. only need us
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food cheaply to buy their products unlike the protests in kiev these rallies aren't marred by the presence of masked men ultra radical slogans or tumbling monuments and because for the media if it bleeds it leads only telegenic revolution gets a chance to be heard and seen in kiev. r.t. . ukraine has always faced the divide between west and east as you can see on this map pretty clearly it's split right in half of the countries west has historically been closer to europe the majority of the population is catholic and speaks ukrainian while in the east ties with russia have traditionally been stronger and we talk to russia's deputy prime minister igor off he believes the future should not be decided under that extreme pressure which nobody wants an escalation on everybody is interested in continuing the discussion on the subject the further development of ukraine's economy which partnerships which integration will introduce of the scheme but this has to be discussed in
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a calm manner but this cannot be done under the influence of the mood on the streets under harsh pressure from opponents this is about determining the future of the country and there has to be done after all the pros and cons have been wait. now when asked if the situation in ukraine will stabilize if the current opposition comes to power the majority of ukrainians out of thirty seven percent said the opposition would not be able to effectively govern the country while thirty percent have said they do support the opposition now in some pro e.u. cities activists are mobilizing to join the demonstrations in the capital to help prevent any further attempt by security forces to break them up and the us secretary of state has now said that he was disgusted by the ukrainian government's response to the protests earlier my colleague bill dodd discussed that with a former u.s. diplomat. we are in favor of peaceful demonstrations and peaceful expressions of popular views that is the way democracy gradually grows from the
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grassroots from listening to the voices of the people we are certainly not preaching and advocating revolution. took victoria nuland tory nuland the proud if there were violence and she would certainly be discouraging any form of violence you're saying you are keen to see peaceful demonstrations but what about the so-called peaceful demonstrations but the occupy movement in the states being handled in many respects brutally by the police pepper spraying peaceful protesters i would watching to react if kremlin supporters were amongst the occupy protesters that. there were there were i'm sure there were plenty of observers russian another observers moving around in that period and there was i strongly disagree with you call it brutality at a certain the the protestors were permitted to camp out. in lower manhattan for weeks at a time and eventually they were moved out but they were moved out peacefully there
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were no injuries there was no brutality there was no confrontation and we certainly would hope not to see any such confrontation or brutality or bloodshed in t.v. . our policy all along has been. peaceful. specials of opinion and and elections truly free electoral processes. now it's not uncommon to see european and american politicians at the opposition rallies in key have the u.s. assistant secretary of state victoria nuland once again joining the crowds she's right there handing out snacks to protesters and police more details online and off the top. it's all at the international just a few hours from now russia's president vladimir putin delivering the annual state
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of the nation address at this time it's been planned to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the russian constitution short while ago i spoke about it with a quote of his. it's the elites of the society gathering at the kremlin today top politicians businessmen economists diplomats experts and so on and traditionally this is the format to find out what the president and his team are planning for next year including some changes and proposals as well for instance it was during a similar draft that it was first proposed to increase the presidential term from four to six years which was done later on this year the address does coincide with the twentieth anniversary of russia's constitution and it is widely expected to presidents will devolve to a large part of his speech to russia's mean law and now there's lots of speculation over whether or not any changes will be proposed and how crucial the could be but
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while the timing of the address was a specifically chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the cost the president is also expected to talk about a wide range of issues. problems with illegal immigration problems with the economy in society and so on but still all of this is speculation we do have to wait for the actual address to take place and that will happen later on today and of course i'll be bringing you all the latest news on that throughout the day if you go to prison off there now britain uses a minor increase in economic growth to boost its foreign aid budget. is a response with the british government at the time with money it's very tight for everyone the families of the government to be sending more and more time spends money approved later on here on the program we find out why do you k. officials are so keen to send cash elsewhere and risk upset in those still
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struggling at home. plus public calls to fracking in texas getting the attention of the dallas city council which is. put in place. restricting the industry this is more the world's top headlines coming up after the break. pleasure to have you with us here today. when you talk about working with the society of one. in charge of trying.
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to make sure that the people. the governments this is not a. right or left it's an issue about the mentalities more extremist. so what we need these hate speech. all. this excessive. even. lots of news. international thanks for joining us the unlikely pairing of saudi arabia and israel reportedly teaming up in response to washington's middle east policies representatives from the country's intelligence services apparently met
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for talks in jerusalem now they are united in their disdain for america's reversal on the intervention in syria followed by the agreement of historic nuclear deal with iran. as a look. the two countries saudi arabia and israel found themselves in one boat in their frustration over washington israel and saudi arabia hate the nuclear deal that the u. was now the world power struck with iran and israel is very vocal about it the saudis are a little bit more restrained but the saudi intelligence chief said there would be a major shift in dealings with the us saudi arabia wanted the us to go all in on syria the u.s. instead went along with russia's proposal and cut a deal with the syrian leadership to get rid of chemical weapons there saudi arabia and israel are very suspicious of each other the saudis oppose the creation of the jewish state they support the palestinian cause so it's too early to speak of for friendship but washington definitely brought them closer together at least in their
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desire to threaten war saudi arabia is now reportedly working with israel on a plan to attack iran it reportedly gave israel the green light to use its airspace in the case of a strike and pledged other assistance here in washington these were the lobby is fighting what they describe as a tendency in the u.s. to disengage from the middle east the apac meeting was all about it they talked about how war fatigue in the u.s. could be a reason for washington to want to be less involved in regional affairs they saw the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary as a signal pointing in that direction of course the obama administration quickly reassured everybody that the u.s. will not stop interfering in the affairs of the region but israel and saudi arabia are not so sure at this point or they don't see the kind of interference that they would want to see i'm going to check on in washington or. now earlier we spoke to a saudi prince i should say he believes the u.s.
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is ready to jeopardize ties with his close allies to preserve its interests in the middle east. yes i'm a bit lazy about that but i believe the main reason for the change in america's alliances in the middle east is the issue of the nuclear program and that's a shift in the u.s. approach to iran from one of confrontation to one of containment this is the main reason even if it does come at the expense of america's strategic allies like saudi arabia and israel it is of utmost importance to the us i'm just interested in the middle east no date u.s. foreign policy takes care of its own interests but our strategic alliances with israel under nonpermanent alliances like with saudi arabia with the medical interests are much more important to washington than alliances and let's not forget that saudi arabia and israel always need washington support militarily i know the intelligence level as well as many other aspects need the u.s.c. and they realized it. wasn't a former u.s. diplomat john graham he told us what he thinks is making both saudi arabia and
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israel so angry about u.s. foreign policy both countries israel and saudi arabia are very annoyed or frightened right now because of american policy toward iran what's happened to i know you from both of them is that first of all obama actually called and talk on the telephone to his counterpart something american president hadn't done for decades and second meeting in geneva actually produced an agreement which looks like iran will make significant changes in its nuclear policy in exchange for a lessening of sanctions keep to the agreement then we will definitely be lessening sanctions and this is driving israel and saudi arabia nutz. now the u.k. has managed to squeeze out a little more growth than expected britain's increasing the foreign aid budget the treasury chief is about to approve a one billion pound increase with most people yet to feel the benefits solve the
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economic recovery many think the aid is going exactly the wrong way. britain's economy is growing better than expected so more money in our pockets to relieve some of the misery of people out of poverty help them pay their heating bills but controversially and despite cuts and hardship home the more positive figures will also mean increasing the amount the u.k. sends abroad in foreign aid not because there's more suffering in the world but to meet an obituary target of north point seven percent of national income the british government seems set on increasing amount of money sending overseas aid merely for the sake of meeting a particular target not. target driven policy which is the worst kind of way to set policy but we think it's irresponsible of the british government at a time when money is very tight for everyone for family from the government to be
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sending more more money particularly when a lot of the current is not being spent very well money gets lost through fraud money's being spent in countries which even have their own aid programs to other countries it means sending a billion pounds more over the next five years and where's that money going well over the last five years nigeria has received more than a billion pounds from the british taxpayer it's got its own space program and is mired in corruption an estimated several billion pounds are stolen from the states every year by corrupt officials and politicians and india also trying to push a man in space they get two hundred eighteen million pounds a year from britain and they've got their foreign aid program worth one point three billion dollars the g.a.c. accountability report shows the u.k.
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already spends more per cent. than any of the g. eight country and the greatest irony britain is still borrowing billions of pounds every month and now grief is on the up it will be borrowing more than it has to just to give us away. or let's delve into the odds he walked up to some of the headlines for you and. not a pretty sight it's egypt between riot police and islamist students in golfing a second university in cairo security forces firing tear gas to disperse the crowds many of whom were rallying in support of the president mohamed morsi since sunday the country has seen widespread scuffles between students on police and over twenty people have been detained in germany here a crane crashed into a supermarket killing one person and injuring at least five rescuers were struggling to come through the wreckage was other parts of it were also thought to
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be at risk of collapsing and the reason for the accident still under investigation . the un has condemned israel for demolishing palestinian homes in the occupied west bank off the dozens more properties were destroyed the move displaced families for the second time in two weeks israel's trying to expand its own settlements a process which is strongly criticized even by its closest ally the us since the apparent restarting of the peace process between the two over three hundred palestinians have been displaced off of them children. to brazil where torrential rain in rio de janeiro unleashed floods and landslides causing traffic jams closing airports stopping commuter trains no casualties reported yet one person is missing off the falling into a swollen river over the weekend heavy rains in the northeastern brazilian state of left at least sixteen people dead and one person missing. on screen
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as well here's a look at what's waiting for. dot com today lost in translation the search is on to find the. right here from nelson mandela's memorial service turns out what he. thought was a sign language he was making it up all the way along and find out how the tricks as being unbiased. also why in no way is run out of jails and with a queue of prisoners waiting to get behind the innovative way in which their country is solving that little problem. first rate. and i think the cure. for.
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the. torch is on the. one hundred twenty three days. through two hundred cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand. in a record setting trip. a little torch relay. m r. it's international the city council in dallas texas has introduced a norm a new law i should say putting the brakes on the fracking industry it essentially moves the drilling of wells far away from residential areas of this comes off the texans voiced major concerns that shale gas drilling is putting their homes at risk
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say it was shaken by a string of earthquakes several weeks ago with scientists suggesting the nearby drilling may well of course the environmentalist. this council meeting he agrees that fracking should not take place anywhere near population centers. they weren't drilling in our densely populated urban areas they were drilling out in remote areas with low population where they weren't doing any damage or destruction to anything when you start coming into an area with that dense a population bringing in all that truck traffic all those chemicals to be exposed into the air in the water in the soil where people are harmed and where traffic accidents are are prevalent and where spills of chemicals are dangerous that becomes a whole different deal other cities are looking to what we're doing there are already tightening up their ordinance and other places are looking to tighten up ordinances so yeah this probably will set a precedent and it's probably
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a pretty major one. now as the u.k. edges closer to a possible referendum on the future of its membership prime minister david cameron is making plans for the renegotiation of britain's ties with brussels and he wants to use the notoriously pro european foreign office to lead the talks all of the risk of infuriating the euro skeptic party however. reports the renegotiations alone could be enough to open up doors box. where does the u.k. stand or want to stand in the e.u. well there are two possible scenarios one it stays in the union with a really good position everybody is happy with or to an outright exit the european union is standing like. british. fortunately we can. we can simulate a debate a war games organized by the europe is what it tastes of how difficult and painful
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any process could be now while the difference is a bow and everybody was in agreement. this is across the continent even saying that it is more of a euro phobia that we realized in britain that the wheels have been churning one of the most sensitive topics related. of immigration pointing out what they say is an exploitation of the british welfare system which brussels says is not backed by any concrete evidence. that it is cherry picking what it wants from renegotiation is essential if not possible exit. britain's just cherry picking it simply isn't the case we recognise that the european union is actually failing on the grounds that it's losing track in the globally competitive marketplace you know we've a long tradition of democracy we simply leave people feeling completely that's what
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. i think person is heading towards the exit a key question coming out of that simulation is what exactly does the u.k. want and ask for europe how much is there willing to give to keep the u.k. happy if at all. also there right there or just a moment here host oksana boyko talking to the secretary general of the organization for security and cooperation in europe it's a bit of a mouthful is multiculturalism breeding nationalistic sentiment just a moment. ily .
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long welcome to the part george w. bush famously said that democracies don't go to war spit upon it out there it's a call that is all from decided by western politicians when they see people in other countries taking to the streets. and yet over the past few years we've seen quite a few examples of supposedly democratic protests degenerating not just into violence but into the long wars how do we strike the balance between the demands of democracy and the needs of security and well to discuss that i'm now joined by the new year secretary general of the organization for security and cooperation in europe mr zinni or thank you very much for a time we are speaking in key of the capital of ukraine ricci's overtaken by protesters who disagree with barack government's decision not to align itself a bit more closely with europe and so far at least it's been relatively bloodless there's been
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a couple of clashes but. thankfully no casualties even though both sides accused each other of violating the law i wonder how do you draw the line between. a democratic protest and a riot and isn't it similar to your own you know that distinction between terrorism and freedom fighting you know something that is essentially in the eye of the behold there i would say there is no absolute rule and certainly one cannot come from outside and say this is this is the line and each country has to find its own way its own way and strike its own its own balance. in the us see this is a debate where we're having internally of course and what we see is that different countries see this differently and in fact they tend to draw the line in different places the debate we have is among other things also about this and it's a very central point. the way we interpret security in the u.s. see is that the security goes well beyond the military relationships and the
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security or be disarmament issues security is also stability of our societies. must be based. on some fundamental values human rights and the principle of the rule of law. this is what also got ization stands for but of course the devil is all is always is in the details so how how much can you. force a rule of law and implement the laws to the detriment of potential freedoms freedom of. expression of world one's views and the vision of the freedom of assembly and older than we've seen statements by the government here. referring to the fact that there will be investigations if there have been abuses are. bad but
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it's a matter of all sides acting responsibly absolutely but i think and i know that you matter of a different minister a few cran and you're stressed that all sides have to to respond. no but i think we can also see from some of the european countries the reaction from them has been that you know people's right of free assembly has to be respected there's a lot of emphasis on the right to assemble freely and i think it's not that simple because strict politics is obviously a very imprecise masher of assessing democratic attitudes and people who gathered in the center of key if these these day demand nothing less than the resignation of the government and early elections something that some part of the electorate may support and some parts of the electorate may very strongly oppose but. it seems that. many european countries supported that very strongly it's not just about the voicing their views it's a.


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