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ukraine's president proposes an amnesty for arrested protesters and a moratorium on the use of force at demonstrations in an attempt to resolve differences with the opposition. and into the e.u. . the european union. we take a look at the ongoing demonstrations and how they are affecting the daily life of people in kiev. one hundred twenty eight kurdish civilians are reportedly taken hostage by al-qaeda linked syrian rebels near the turkish border with the ethnic minority caught in the crossfire once again. and ireland becomes the first state to officially break free from the eurozone bailout program a milestone on its road to financial recovery.
you're watching our t.v. live from our moscow studios where it's just after twelve noon i'm going to france thanks for joining me. ukraine's president has called for a stop to any forcible action by police and activists he also wants those arrested during the protests in kiev to be granted amnesty president victorian accord which made the concessions after holding talks with the opposition over the crisis that's gripping the country but refused to dismiss the cabinet what started out as a rally in favor of signing an agreement with the e.u. has turned into anti-government demonstrations with thousands camped out in central kiev massive rallies in support of the government are also expected to take place just hundreds of meters away from the heart of the opposition protests artie's. in
kiev and takes a look at just how the revolutionary mood is affecting every day life. the korean capital has been in the protest mode for more than two weeks now it looks completely different than a month ago people are living here cooking food. and definitely life has changed when the protests kicked off talking about food underneath the square of the protest you can literally chew on the e.u. donuts with the european union flag are now available for sale. thank you very much . and the taste delicious local fridge magnet manufacturers were quick to pounce on the idea of the protest and now you can purchase a very peculiar more ability from sending young to prison to localizing international brands it's no wonder that central kiev is the place of many restaurants and bars and their lives have been affected in one way or another we decided to pay a visit to one of the oldest pubs in the city center to find out. so we lost the
pubs manager how the protest affects the life of his restaurant. but also how have the euro my done protests affected your. the number of visitors has increased only slightly since these protests kicked off but now we've got a special offer menu which includes items such as tea and cake and will be open twenty four seventh's for as long as the year all my down protests continue but not all in kiev seem to be equally happy with the way the protests are going some of the local taxi drivers have complained to me that the barricade makes their life a true traffic nightmare i talk to one of them right now what do you think of the barricades in the center of the city i'm sick and tired of this government but being a taxi driver is my job so those barricades in downtown kiev actually make it much harder for me to do my job and feed my family. the further we step away from the my down the more mood change we seeing among the locals some of them have been enraged by particular aspects of this unrest as someone who was born and raised in kiev how
do you feel that these protests protests are good i'm tired of going to quote each too because i think he has run his course but as a kid resident i'm not sure why monuments needed to be destroyed it seems these demonstrations have been privatized by a bunch of vandals. but just one kilometer from the independent square there are places where the revolution vibe is non-existent after what has been a turbulent and hard weekly crane people are letting off steam in different nightclubs and bars but then its light goes on despite the some part of the city is still on the revolutionary lockdown lets you assess the reporting from kiev ukraine . pretty busy place there u.s. senator john mccain is heading to kiev to join the opposition protests as well along with other u.s. lawmakers the senate introduced
a resolution calling on washington to impose sanctions against ukraine if miles breaks out during the rallies don de bar is a producer for c.p.r. news in the u.s. he says geo political ambitions are behind foreign involvement in ukraine's crisis . a member of the greek parliament goes there on the public treasury to stir up trouble with ukraine and to promote the e.u. stance simply well the e.u. was strangling greece these are some amazing images to me there's a geo political agenda this being served by stirring up but unrest in ukraine both an attempt to bring it into the orbit of western europe a century had also by the way to use ukraine as another source of the looting that goes on if ukraine were to look at what its real future would be in the it should look to the countries of the south greece portugal spain ukraine will end up impoverished and exploited france is one of the policy makers in the e.u.
reemerging as a colonial power and ukraine they are attempting basically to treat as a lower tier of substrata a group almost a colony inside the e.u. . online we've got a life time line of the events in kiev for you as your website r.t. dot com for the very latest from the ukrainian capital. al-qaeda linked rebels have kidnapped one hundred twenty kurds in a syrian village close to the turkish border that's according to the syrian observatory for human rights the fighters say all the captives including six women were taken to an unknown location alan simo is a representative of the foreign affairs and relations office of the democratic union party in syria he's calling on the international community to protect the kurdish minority. terror groups. relate to.
you about them not on the islamic state we're trying to persuade international community. organizations and omarosa defended that they have a duty to protect their civilian all these people have been killed or have been from their area from their home from their houses and this winter harsh condition is their duty to protect these people they are not people there are kurdish people living peacefully earlier this month fifty one kurdish civilians were taken hostage by the extremists including eight women and two children al-qaeda linked groups have been terrorizing kurdish enclaves in syria several unconfirmed reports but the number of those killed in the hundreds defense consultant mo involved believes that with the rebels failing to gain the ground in the area they decided to try a different approach. well these are extremely desperate measures being carried out by the rebels they want to sabotage the geneva two talks that are due to be held
on january the twenty second in twenty fourteen they're not gaining ground in terms of. their operations against the assad government and they haven't been able to topple the assad government the report on the chemical weapons use has not apportion blame they were hoping that the syrian government would be blamed and therefore there would be more of an international pressure against assad to step down and this hasn't happened the judeo christian politicians in europe are paying lip service to the whole process they are providing non-lethal aid only a is lethal in effect the whole international effort is futile in every sense of the word on the eve of the anniversary of the sandy hook elementary
school massacre at the u.s. is head wants again by a similar tragedy a student has shot two classmates while hunting down a teacher coming up we report on why america is such a fertile ground for gun violence. ireland has met an important milestone on the road to financial recovery it's the first country to break free from the euro zone bailout program after three years of receiving loans from international bankers the country has decided it can now stand on its own feet artie's said tests are sillier reports. arlene will would itself be quote shackles of the troika on sunday and will wake up on monday as a quote normal european country standing on equal footing a confident claim by prime minister kenny ahead of the country's official exit from its bailout program for eighty five billion euros it cost the irish three years of painful austerity higher taxes slashed minimum wage which has since been raced back
high youth unemployment and another wave of irish immigration i'm not sure that the hard ideological light of austerity which was coming forth from europe was a good one the irish people will be too nice to see the end of the troika to see the opportunity for a street gang or economic sovereignty to be able to make our own decisions in relation to our future the government here is touting the exit from the bailout program as restoring economic and financial freedom but no one here is under any illusion that that exit would also mean an end to hardships or complete release from austerity while the idea of possibly having more control over their destiny as a nation is psychologically uplifting people really want is freedom from individual debt that so many here are so heavily burdened with. long term slowdown and all structural growth we still are facing in two years of us in other words when you look at the overall economic level of achievement in this bailout it's not really
that significant yet at the same time certain credit which should go to the nation to the government to the nation was. calling. in dublin city center sights and sounds of the festive season are present but it rings hollow to lose you feel they've simply been kicked to the curb. of the banner . be happy we're exiting for us we'll have any impact on. the budget for this year or next year no we live to read the mortgage arrears figures take a dramatic change next quarter no just recently or t w. a recent poll suggests that half of ireland's population believes the government did a good job of driving the country out of the bailout in the meantime seventy three percent hope that austerity measures will be eased we gauge public opinion on the streets of dublin. i suppose the positive move. said today we're still beholden to
germany france the bigger economies in europe so. for the international bailout as we seem to make much difference pursued by holding to you know we've come to a bad time we've come out with some more sustained sales who likes a certain year like this i think it's good i think they have to stand on their own two feet i think they count yes i do. the irish government says the country's economy is recovering though it could take years to pay the loans back despite all of that political analyst dark jam and bank says ireland success sends a positive message to other bailed out countries. finally ireland achieved to get out of the hole get back to economic growth and leave the bailout so it's welcome on the financial markets that's quite an achievement because it showed that through fiscal consolidation it is possible to recover and i think that's a very good example for griese for portugal for cyprus and others the issue
basically is how much time do we have when all the economies of greece italy spain portugal signed first growing again if it is going to be one or two years like in ireland it will be very good but if it goes to be ten years is going to be very low and i'm afraid that many citizens in those countries will not accept this take you know it is this euro zone is going to be a stagnation zone for ten years to come i think this will have very serious political consequences decades after the end of apartheid in south africa there are still plenty of unresolved anger. it's definitely unsafe because if you see no white person you're wrong as a nation mourns the death of nelson mandela racial tensions are still strong in some places across the country we go to one such area later on in the program.
they look like bounty islands where the local can enjoy the sun and the ocean. but that was buried here years ago. means these people are suffering the consequences. how much more poison on the ground. behind this there is what we call the collect bank on which there is a deposit of plutonium left by security test which caused the dispersion of radio nuclides despite previous cleaning efforts there remains a deposit of a little less than two kilos of plutonium stuck in the rock the coral reef is about ten meters down you can test a never ending legacy. hitting
rock bottom modern day cave dwellers are facing eviction from a picturesque spanish settlement the protesters in the city of granada are dug in and determined to stay after sin orders to quit their subterranean homes they claim there may be more behind me of action than meets the eye. and often have the details. it's views like this one breathtaking isn't it that's made not of famous for drawing visitors in but it's the city's plans to force out a group of residents from this very hill that's drawing controversy now it's a bit of an unusual kind of story where in the foothills of the sierra nevada mountains an area that's pockmarked with countless caves caves which people have
called home for years now the residents are colorful mix of characters we have spaniards immigrants students people who don't have a place to call home as well as people who prefer their home to reflect a bit of an unusual kind of lifestyle and several days ago we had seen a protest of about two hundred and fifty supporters coming out here saying that's simply not ok meanwhile activists believe that it's not actually about the dangers of living here but perhaps there's profit motivation behind getting the residents out of course the views here as we mentioned earlier are spectacular and there's been some discussion of potentially building a luxury resort hotel something on this property this mountain they say could collapse and actually hurt the people who reside in the area but the residents here have a very different take i mean we are resisting with all the legal means we have like the authorities whose actions have been unfair and on lawful throughout the entire
process there hasn't been a single collapse in the caves since they declared we were living in ruins three years ago this only suggests that they've been lying and simply looking for a reason to throw us out whatever the case the authorities say they're certain they want to evict residents from at least eight of the caves the residents of course say they're not going to budge we here at r.t. we'll be covering the developments over the next few days to do stay with us for that coverage reporting from granada spain for r t i'm lucy catherine of. on air and online here's a glimpse at what's lined up for you at r.t. dot com america's national security agency says it's ready to forgive the deeds of whistleblower edward snowden which revealed the extent of the agency's mass spying program but only if you stop spilling the beans find out more on r.t. dot com. also online a breakthrough leave scientists pondering par universe is nothing more than just of reflection of another cosmos so everything you see including the screen you're now
watching is just a mirror image to get the whole three d. review of their discovery on our website. and i would think. eighteen year old karl pierson has been identified as the shooter who opened fire at a high school in the u.s. state of colorado wounding two people one of them critically he then turned a weapon on himself his body was found in the classroom armed with a shotgun he entered the school looking for a teacher students were evacuated from the arapahoe high school in the town of
centennial near denver the incident comes just a day before the anniversary of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut where twenty children and six workers lost their lives are two spoke to dr joel stein a former us presidential candidate for the green party she told us what could be behind the rise of gun violence in america. we have about one hundred times the rate of gun homicides and violent gun crimes relative to many countries of western europe and we should not be in the business of normalizing violence it's clear there is a relationship between gun violence and economic violence and poverty and racial disparities and economic disparities and all that and the more we become an unjust society. the more we are at risk for continuing gun violence and potentially growing gun violence now to some other news making headlines around the globe in
iraq fishel say government of eighteen oil and gas workers and looted seven northeast of baghdad most of the dead are reportedly iranian the attack happened as they were digging a trench to extend a pipeline running between iraq and iran sources say the incident took place in a predominantly sunni area. roads have turned into rivers as heavy rain causes chaos across brazil thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes many had to be rescued from stranded cars and vehicles which were overwhelmed but it has flooded cities halting transportation and damaging hundreds of buildings at least four people have been killed since the extreme weather started to batter brazil. in northern mali the french army is staging a large operation against islamist fighters there are reports that twenty jihadists have already been killed near the city of timbuktu mali is battling to restore stability in the nation after al qaeda linked radical seize control of the northern
region meanwhile over sixteen hundred french troops have been deployed to the central african republic to curb rising sectarian violence there. well that's the slogan of protestors in mexico city demonstrating against the government's plan to increase public transport fares they're taking collective action by jumping over and sometimes as you see here going under the turnstiles instead of paying they claim it's not a shortage of money but corruption that's to blame for the high cost of transporting the mexican capital the price reforms would make it metro take it in this city one of the most expensive in the world compared to salaries. south africa's government officials are paying their last respects to nelson mandela before his burial on sunday but as the country mourns and many fear his death may reveal serious tensions in the still divided state parties polis later
reports from a suburb of johannesburg where life is far from what mandela invision for his country. it's definitely unsafe because if you seen a white person around. this core. is taking us on a drive through the streets of his childhood this was a wealthy white neighborhood during the time of a party eight. is now a very different place i wouldn't carry a camera wardle gary anything. of value i wouldn't wear a watch i wouldn't read anything that could make me vulnerable to be attacked they'll be robbed a handful of white south africans still live here most are too old or too poor to move out move and stephen is one of the few who still called hillbrow home it's a pretty they're pretty busy no cement it is gone because i think with the current government things the vis is going to. mean.
a. twenty three years after the end of apartheid south africa remains plagued with unresolved racial tension. while people are they still have the opportunity. mostly maybe to distance themselves to the blokes. are members well we couldn't be on the streets of hue after nine that night some black south africans he admits are still angry that maybe they have built a good or something because they nor door wide so with killing or for those they bring their wives they hate girls and while it's good. they have miley in a movie they do don't have miley at times south africa seems very far from the country mandela hoped it would be instead of becoming a melting pot of different cultures and colors suburbs like hillbrow are today
places where whites are too afraid to go and where the black population remembers very well they once were. the past the present and the future balance precariously side by side as the nation mourns its most famous son and wonders what comes next. johannesburg. i'll be back with more news in just over thirty minutes in the mean time max and stacy take on the big banks and corporations the report is up next and if you're watching from the u.k. it's time to orbit the earth with george galloway and. 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 the eurasian customs union obviously the big 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 florida grows in india and e.u. vice president gets a proto c. of h. and former polish pm jaroslav kaczynski you have 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 journalist 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 the moscow but that's just my opinion.
the steady stream of snowden related leaks no longer surprises but the all encompassing scope of spying still does he even on. online gamers have not been spared all the while the powers that be are hesitant to rein in the n.s.a. they appear only want to make legal but it's now illegal is it time for an international bill of digital rights so you know if you're confident that the irish people won't be asked again to step in and pick up the state why be it where the private banks like he and any costs of staff or hopkins whether that be funny not economic again what always happens as a regulator central bankers politicians they say this will never ever happen again and it keeps on happening but we have to ensure is that if this does company again it doesn't cause such a classic police make an all full cost for tots. up
every sunday morning most of the two hundred inhabitants of the village of gather in a small church. oh i. i pad. two those two a lack of interest in the seminary and it's just graphic isolation the parish hasn't had a priest for several years. was. i . but it is sunday service has since been run by volunteers from the village i was given to me for over they pray for their souls but also for peace for the departed the family members and friends that have left them too soon. and to relive their own new centenarians the average life expectancy
is in the sixty's people that went to motorola for years i'm no longer here to talk about what went on in many developed cancer. especially thyroid cancer which is characteristic of radioactive contamination. thirty four people have been taken ill making to one of the most contaminated atolls. this is far from the postcard perfect image there's very little economic activity. coconut trees and the copra the dried kernel of the coconut shell which is one of the few ways to eke out a living here on the islands. once a month a boat makes a stop here to collect the culprit. there is no port into rare just
a simple landing where basic provisions such as petrol and spare parts can be delivered. at the edge of the village in an old atomic bomb shelter where the population have to take refuge during each atmospheric test the vegetation disappears little by little while the rust slowly a raise is history. since january nine hundred ninety six when the last of the test was carried out has slowly been forgotten almost to the point of indifference and then the french commission on atomic energy published a report after which the works are numbers which had never been translated into the local promoter language entered into the local vernacular. the publication of the document couldn't have come at a worse time just after the focus shima nuclear disaster and the following tsunami . we're in the middle of nature here i really love this place
i spend my time here sometimes we clean or collect coconuts. you can stay here and wait for the tsunami that is coming to morrow we can't but if we hadn't seen on television what happened in japan and everywhere else then we wouldn't be worried but we were shocked. to we were told to go to her grown but there aren't any high places and to him. it is flat here there are no mountains there is nothing. more or goes then so do we poor turia. a small loss of contempt and helplessness to forget about a very real fear. and anxiety that pushed the people to ask for a delegation to be sent tomorrow or visit took place last december.