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ukraine's capital is once again and go often violent and says first have to clash with police today also a government minister came into force. because his house of representatives i'm sure they have legislation that would really be discrimination of gays on the grounds of people's religious beliefs plus. i will survive it all with only my son came home with. the family members under the door of a russian jailed and the wires say he's still not receiving medical help despite claiming he's close to a heart attack. international
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news live from moscow this is also international with me hugh nash and welcome to the program. unrest has reignited in kiev just a day after a big government amnesty for protesters came into fools clash with police on the streets of the ukrainian capital with their pulls away injuries on both sides and as you can see on this if increasingly difficult to understand who's fighting whom the footage shows ukrainian riot police being at times by unknown men uniforms afghan nation is now from. it we're going to tell us what's going on oh well you can see that all hell is breaking loose in the ukrainian capital at the moment and it has been going on for hours at this point it started off in the morning when the ukrainian parliament was supposed to vote on whether or not to go back to the comes
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to the two thousand for the opposition was all for it however majority of the parliament members were against it they actually didn't even want to vote for it that's when the opposition parliamentary block this year's podium in the rada essentially blocking the work of the government body a civil tenuously a from a. group of what they were what a group of protesters they called themselves useful protesters as usual have walked towards the ukrainian parliament where they of course were encountered by police immediately clashes have broken out the activists opposition activists are saying that police are using rubber bullets and water cannons against them however according to the police the opposition activists of protesters are using live rounds at this point police are saying thirty seven of their officers have been wounded as a result of the clashes with at least five people sustaining. from
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a live ammunition. there also the police authorities are also saying that they themselves are not using live ammo also at this point it's important to note that some of the activists have gone over to the headquarters of the. party of regions the ruling party in parliament at the moment and they have essentially smokes and when they say smoke i mean literally they building was set on fire people seem to have fled from the building at this point we do not know whether or not fire has been successfully put out but there has been some information that firefighters were working on this scene overall it doesn't seem like the fighting is subsiding at the moment again moments of cocktails from one side and. also the rubber bullets from another side really hard to tell who is who as you have pointed out because the protesters have been becoming increasingly more militarized it's important to
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remember that there are very many former members of the military who are on the side of protesters as well as some of the extreme right radical groups such as the right sector they have posted a picture of just about fifteen minutes ago on one of their sources on the internet with a picture a picture of a beaten right police officers saying that this is get another protector of the government that they do not agree with they have also issued a call on their official website and on the various social media sites as well saying that anybody who has guns with them should come to wards. of the key of central independence square in order to help them protect those who are. down at the moment because they're as usual there are rumors flying around that an attack on my done from the government forces is eminent in the nearest future of course those rumors have been flying around for months now and nothing of the sort has
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happened irina but. there was relative calm before. before today can you tell us about that well the calm was achieved after it did seem for a while that there was a breaking point just a beginning of january. however the when the protests have started after a number of highly unpopular laws of war brought in however those role of those laws have been repealed. countrywide amnesty has been declared more than two hundred forty opposition activists have been freed from jail where they were put. in the protests. basically the government has made a lot of concessions towards those who are protesting and for the opposition but the opposition doesn't seem to be quite content with this yet again now that the protests to the protests seem to have been flaring up again and again the opposition leaders are calling on the country's government to step down and therefore they're also calling for early presidential and parliamentary elections.
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thank you very much indeed. and let's now bring in political analyst maitreya bondage for more insight dimitri nice to talk to you right now so this pulling the strings now because the question is who's controlling these seemingly well organized armed mobs that. well i think it's quite clear their position has revealed itself to be incapable or real agreement or real compromised with thora just because just one day after their activists were released more than two hundred of them would have the use of surge in violence so of course a lot of the western media will say that this was all organized by a provocateurs for their opposition media our radio show in pictures or provocateurs whom they keep to scare. you know just think about that why would you
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want to release more than two hundred dangerous criminals in fact in order to fight them again on the street next day in countries like the u.k. or the united states people who tried to burn policeman all of them would be in jail radio for a long time and young which really is their weeks after they committed their crimes right so you mean that these protests are the same people who've been out on the streets in previous weeks is that right. at least a lot of them and i would not call them protesters protesters are people who peacefully express their opinion people who set fire to the office of the by your regions people who are through all the storms and lot of cork jail said policeman these are not protest protestors these are criminals we know that the u.s. and its allies have been accused of that fueling than rest is that still the case now. well we have heard there just yesterday that the u.s.
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absolutely required. you know the government to stop all investigations and law to find yourself any opposition activists isn't there form of pressure. as the ukrainian government's already made a series of concessions right but unrest has still broken out again how much longer can the forces stay on the right. well i think it will depend on the developments the government continues to you when you see the government continues to make concessions if the government can see that continues to be indices if. their so-called protesters will get bolder and bolder and probably they will get more and more violent right now we can clearly see that their position feels to fulfill its part of the compromise their criminals were freed about their position did not train our survivors of course we'll know that russia
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has weighed in before to appease tensions in ukraine how can moscow help out now. well more school is just actually neutral just prior to all the lies that we've heard on the western media about more school brasserie in ukraine just yesterday russia disbursed two more billion dollars in economic aid to ukraine although it's quite clear that the previous government the more or less. coal oil the russian government of new call i was out of these government has resigned most likely this minute will get into the hands of some new a grain in government which may be anti russian it may be headed by someone like yeltsin you'll complete check or you know all the people who you know they are american state department called yachts and clinch in their private conversations so it's quite clear that there will be a lot of bickering but russia is neutral it just helps ukraine it doesn't help the government. in its current list for voice of russia dmitry babich dimitri thank you
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very much indeed. stay with us international with the latest updates from ukraine. team russia is fast talking big playoff clash against norway isn't force when now none of the sides have nice open the scoring in the first period earlier this morning a member of the russian snowboarding team wowed the public with a silver medal finish a tight race and a nice and now i reports it will surprise podium position although. russian fans certainly celebrating this tuesday russia wasn't tipped to take any medals in the snowboarding but there you go that's the magic of the olympics nicholai noonan finished second in the cross the country's first ever medal in that sport he was put by his french rival but stayed ahead of us in third noonan is the twenty ten
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world junior champion and before the sochi games said he was planning to retire well if he does at least tell now go out on a high now for a wider look out the winter games so far i'm now glad to welcome to our sochi studio craig reedy the i.o.c. vice president thank you so much for finding time to come and talk to us are you happy with how the games have gone so far in sochi. particularly for the us which because if you give the competition. if you give. it you could be full of really good fun then you go to great sport so we're very happy what do you think makes sochi special as opposed to other olympic host cities other games that you've been i worked at but what i can't remember. the way there's been true before winter games the only thing you are building a winter. when you go up the motor you end up with the reno for the
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zero five and she was. trying all finishing in the shape of a nun makes a great deal of change but it has to be people we have to teach people get used to right craig reedie vice president of the i.o.c. joining us here in our sochi studio thank you so much for your time here on our team. well it is a day packed with action here in sochi all eyes on hockey with russia needing a win against norway as artie's farmer now reports. there's only one place to start of the. that's the men's ice hockey because russia take on norway for a place in the quarter finals the pressure is mounting on the how you saw off they failed to reach the last automatically but they really should beat this norwegian side who have lost their great opening games and also many have something like one player in the n.h.l. compared to something like russia's sixty however there's been no word of caution
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from one soviet legend. i think it's going to be a. little bit. boring for the team because you have played against norway but it's you have to or understand you know there is no. fix so you have to be wary have to respect your plate against you know that's the same time you have a chance like to see if you feel like. nations and to see what's. what you have today and. what you planned for the next trial to what a finals well many people are predicting the russian win but what about the norwegians there are plenty of them here and we caught up so i think. the list has started with. a national tom expect to be very interesting and i hope norway will do good but i think the russian bear with russia unfortunately. and we'll see whether those predictions come true at the
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bolshoi time for the sochi games have been full of examples of limpid persis students number more so than canadian snowboarder dominic multiroom the thirty three year old won silver in the woman snowboard cross taking some revenge for her heartbreaking defeat in vancouver four years ago back then suffered a bad crass in training before the race started injured and in pain she finished twentieth and failed to pass the qualification round so a great comeback for her here and sochi and she told us she was happy with the slopes too as well as getting a chance to meet some new people you know it's my third time in. racing in sochi last year to get this no condition wasn't easy for sure but this year it's it's only spring condition and we used to race in those kind of snow fields kind of condition and there was little doubt that a good many moons course was really good and they did a great job in the course it was there for sure they could get bigger and we used to ride but it was really fun and good speed then
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a good show and it is. just good like a favor with people to see off and say hi it's a great experience for everyone and i would like to see them for sure now we've seen some real breakthroughs here at the winter games we mention that snowboard cross medal for russia quite historic here is what will go down in olympic history u.s. ice dancing pair meryl davis and charlie white skated away from their rivals being awarded a record one hundred and ninety five point fifty two points and here's another hero of the day belorussian athlete daria she won her third gold in the by awful on mass start race becoming the first woman to win three by alpha long gold medals in one olympics now the olympic games can be a thrill ride for the fans just as much as the athletes by the if the emotional roller coaster isn't enough for visitors maybe they would be interested in a real want are too smart explains.
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hold on tight so cheap park is here will almost be fishel opening is this some of the guests to the park to come lee get a taste of what's going to be on located next to the fish stadium it's taken an international team months to design and prepare the attraction estimated to cost over three hundred seventy million dollars this year on the. supermarket push on who should first be troops so we won't have to see the people of the trench or. the adventure park will feature thirty five rides and attractions based on russian folk will continue as a year round for the. medical five three and plans the highlight for many will be the adrenaline filled rights including russia's tallest and fastest roller coaster . for a different thrill seeking activity i head inland located near the olympic cluster
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of chrysler pollyanna energetic visitors here must be prepared to climb zip swing balance and jump through the forest the tree obstacle course blends the mountain views with a variety of elements ranging from easy to well extremely challenging i feel like i'm a member of the moscow state circus and so far so good perhaps if you include this . will keep you up to date with everything that's happening here at the olympics but for now back to you in moscow thank you very much indeed anything now is that our winter olympics syria. thirteen twenty four dean promises a week alternate in exhilarating winter in our team eight here in germany and it's now a make the rest of our locate news team for sochi twenty four take. on. a
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former member to pond band pussy riot in the digital economy cover has announced on twitter that she has been detained in seoul chair along with fellow x. band member maria alyokhina the pair had recently been released from jail under an amnesty by the russian government they've been convicted of going to get is and after a performance in moscow's main cathedral police have confirmed that both of them along with a current member of the band are being questioned on suspicion of theft at a local hotel authorities say other hotel guests have also been or are being interviewed over the allegations this is the police station where the women are said to be held and the fools will be keeping up to date on the story as it develops right here on our c and of course online. stay tuned for more of today's headlines right after this short break.
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it will ching all seem to national life for most i welcome back the house of representatives in the u.s. state of kansas has come under the fire of the overwhelmingly approving a bill which would legalize the discrimination of gay individuals however the state senate now plans to kill the proposal he's going at each account went to see what people in the states thank old they know just like. kansas lawmakers have outraged the gay community here in the u.s. says you know last year the u.s. supreme court ruled that the ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional so you have states that have embrace this ruling and you have states that are trying to shield themselves from that ruling and here's how kansas is doing it kansas
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lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow businesses and state government employees to deny services to same sex couples if quote it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs so according to these lawmakers forcing businesses or state employees to deliver services to same sex couples is a violation of their freedom of religion and speech gay rights advocates are of course outraged over this some say it could be worse than party simply not allowing gay marriage because we're talking about services that could include medical care is so state hospitals can potentially turn away gay couples at the door and deny treatment and this bill would protect them from discrimination lawsuits if a gay couple calls the police an officer may refuse to help them on religious grounds that's how broad the language of this kansas bill is we're asking residents of washington d.c. one of the most gay friendly cities in the us what they think about this bill. i
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think it's really terrible i think that employers should not be able to just like not let same sex couples have the same benefits as regular married couples based on their religious beliefs that's a fundamental contradiction of separation of church and state he might think that's why. why why do you think that. i don't think that the state. should be able to force people to do things that go against their religious beliefs kansas's not alone so-called religious example why are so big. proposing idaho mississippi ohio oklahoma and oregon twenty states have laws protecting residents from discrimination based on their sexual orientation but most states do not and it seems last year's supreme court's decision and the overall trend toward equal rights for gay couples have prompted
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some of these conservative states to take an even more aggressive stance against the gay community in washington i'm going to check on r.t.e. the lawyer of a russian job in the u.s. says his client has still not received the medical help promised by the american authorities constantini or sham co claims to be suffering from severe chest pains but so far has only had a medical skirmish over everything except his heart is serving a twenty year sentence on challengers of conspiring to smuggle drugs into the u.s. but his mother maintains his innocence i sometimes look at his picture and think to myself let me take your pain away i will survive it all if only my son came home i only get to talk to him once a week it's too expensive to call you know. he's not guilty why are they driving him to his death what did he do wrong i keep asking what evil did he caused to the united states what did he do did he kill somebody did he rob somebody no he's not
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guilty of any crime. you are societies from ways to help you but only up to mosco demanded action from washington russian novel and so its own doctors to be granted access to the inmate in the city takes a look behind the case of the ex planet who was entrapped by an american agents. in twenty ten detained in liberia in a sting operation brought on to u.s. soil and twenty eleven sentenced to twenty years behind bars for conspiring to internationally smuggle drugs the case of russian pilot can go stir in relations between moscow and washington returns to the headlines yet again a man with no previous criminal background anywhere in the world someone who has never even stepped foot on u.s. soil prior to his being snatched up by u.s. officials became the first russian citizen to be sentenced in the u.s. for an intent to participate in a crime that was built by special agents posing as drug dealers arrested in
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a third country after the imprisoned pilots numerous cries for medical help remain unanswered in the u.s. his lawyer after visiting the man in jail recent alarm saying his client needs urgent medical care if he is to live go seems to be on the brink of a heart attack bosco is demanding that the russian citizen being held in a new jersey prison be allowed a proper visit from russian diplomats as well as russian and american doctors for a full examination of his health and well known top story the fresh round of violence that has flared up in. apposition demonstrators have broken through police lines there are poor the well first half those have been injured some seriously the fascist seven law enforcement officers also have riot as i've heard in tires and attempted to make their way to parliament they were all sort of porcelain grenades being thrown at the headquarters of the ruling party in return a police firing rubber bullets and the interior ministry claims there have been
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firearms used as comes just a day after an amnesty for opposition protesters came into fools after they were catered administrative buildings that had been occupied but who monitors of course we'll bring you more as we get it at the top of the next. i'm next to so abbas don't ask international.
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transit routes even you could to report your best way to the heart of moscow. i just first state of the city address new york mayor bill de blasio so that he would put forward legislation for the city to issue special municipal identification cards to undocumented immigrants he summed up his feelings by saying to all my fellow new yorkers who are. undocumented i say new york city is your home too and we will not force any of our residents to live their lives in the shadows yeah that sounds nice but the reason these illegal immigrants live their lives in the shadows is because they immigrated illegally why should new yorkers bend over backwards for illegal criminal immigrants this is the same logic that if i catch a guy breaking into my house as a gracious host i should offer him a pizza because it's his home too this is not just a slap in the face to rule of law but also to the immigrants who do go through the
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bureaucracy and headaches to become u.s. citizens the right way the legal way so the blasio if you're going to provide these illegal immigrants with some sort of document it should be a plane ticket back home with instructions on how to apply for a green card the legit proper way just like everyone else has to fashion just my opinion.
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