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ukraine's opposition claims up to five activists have been killed while thirty seven policemen have been injured in clashes that erupted a day after a government amnesty came into full. and it's unclear just who is fighting whom as armed men in uniform clash with each other on the streets of kiev . and in other news this hour the kansas house of representatives approved legislation that would legalize the discrimination of gays on the grounds of people's religious beliefs.
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this is r.t. international with twenty four hours a day live from our studio center here in moscow which just turned eight pm and six pm in kiev where unrest has reignited in the city just a day after the government's amnesty for protesters came into force when activists clashed with police on the streets of the ukrainian capital reports of injuries on both sides and as you can see in this video it's increasingly difficult to understand who is fighting whom the footage shows ukrainian police being attacked by unknown men in uniforms and this video apparently shows the first victims of today's massive clashes between protesters and law and forces up to five activists have reportedly been killed well let's get the latest now from artie's going to so tell us what is going on there today in the capital at this point there we are waiting for any reaction from the opposition who were given at deadline by eight pm . six o'clock time they were supposed to stop all of the offensive that they have
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been carrying out throughout the day the mood is highly for him at the moment because those who are in the center off key have on. there are thinking that the police are preparing for a full on assault on the independence square this could be the moment where there are where the situation in kiev will come to either breaking it or making it what we have seen throughout the day were extremely violent clashes between the opposition and the police it was hard to see exactly. some of the protesters were out of it quite similarly to the police as well we're talking about. thirty more than thirty police officers who were taken to hospital with. injuries at least five of them are said to be suffering from gunshot wounds at the same time there are also reports about at least five killed on the streets of kiev during the clashes with police at the same time both sides are blaming each other neither is
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saying that they're using in fact live nation at the same time it did seem for a while like everything was subsiding there it was relatively quiet on the streets of kiev for the past couple of weeks you can say and all of a sudden the we've seen the surge of violence after. the parliament convened in order to possibly vote on the return to the two thousand and four constitution that move actually has been blocked by most of the parliamentary. very period of time the protesters in kiev started marching towards the parliament in what they were describing it as a peaceful march but those those demonstrations very quickly spiraled out of hand into. protests so at this point we're waiting to see what exactly did night will bring for the ukrainian capital as it does seem that the violence there hasn't really stopped yet but could actually. in full force in
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a matter of minutes if not hours thanks very much indeed. reporting now let's discuss this now with a government consultant in germany christopher paul still crystal disturbing developments think you have reportedly five people now what do you make of the situation there is it out of control. not yet not yet it takes a time but i'm very serious here this marks a turning point we had two of these so-called opposition leaders. in new york yesterday talking to america and you see she refused sanctions but what i see is that the interfering powers in ukraine led by washington and at the helm of the european action is germany they are interfering now in such a way that you know sanctions become tendulkar the they are around the corner and violence armed violence is around the corner it's very close to
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a you know civil war steered from the outside and it reminds me of syria where the u.s. is threatening a no fly zone and what do we have here the humanitarian concerns will be quoted by the u.s. and germany to further interfere and you know. have more interference by germany so really that that then explains the timing this meeting in germany and then the sudden surge in violence after a relative period of calm there that's all planned i think this as planned scheme that is you know on monday refusing sanctions and on tuesday they have plenty america herself with b. and d. and all the powers we have here have planned this kind of violence in the ukraine to start to erupt and that means they are making ukraine reach a stage where sanctions can come in and really what was what would germany and
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other european interests want to see this sort of violence this radical violence there i mean who obviously they're supporting the protesters but are they really supporting those behind this disturbing violence we're seeing today. i can tell you from my political experience of a long time these violent protests that it would not dare to do this kind of thing if there was not some backing from abroad very clearly and all they being some way the moderates being hijacked by the nationalists and the extremists in all of this . yeah that's that's happening right now i mean look at the face of mr klitschko in a weekly newspaper and on the website a speech yesterday evening he looked deeply troubled and yaz and york was looking very so this is this is very clear they know that this game is going against the ukraine and they are part of it and that's very very well all right then so who replaces the code which if that should happen nationalists extremis is that really
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what germany wants to see. i think they will have their ways to replace. the government and have a region change in the way they want it and they will put you know an obedient person on top if they can but i hope it doesn't come to that because you know a peace in europe is wearing thin with this kind of action on ukraine very clearly they mean russia they're not mean the ukraine ukraine is just a stepping stone they want russia they want to hold what about then the domestic situation there would an early election dissolve or solve any of the violence at the moment that's after all what the protesters want but you know which was democratically elected and there are meant to be elections early next year. yeah and i as i said it in other interviews some days ago i wouldn't advise the ukrainian government to go for early elections but because what would you know western countries germany secret service is the cia the us do with this kind of
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election they would try to create a situation with all of their billions of dollars in the ukraine which is you know helpful for their kind of regime change and i would advise you know ukrainian government elected rightful. legal government to help western countries in the interfering what you talked about the ambitions of western countries interference what about russia's position now how do you make or what do you make of its reaction to the events so far and how it's been playing this. the russians have done a very good game right now in you know being very careful with their reactions not trying to blackmail the ukrainian government they're paying out two billion dollars no matter what now and that was a very good idea to do that also a very clever idea to announce that on monday afternoon a few hours before the merkel government could come up with six hundred million euros from the european union which is the comparer be peanuts so we have
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a situation where russia is prudent but one thing is very clear that this most important issue the ukrainian government has to address the rightful wishes of the people of ukraine that has nothing to do you know with this kind of bloody foreign interference and unless you know we see very intelligent and wise steps by the government to address these votes unless we have that we cannot have a solution for the ukrainian situation no matter what because of hostile live from berlin thank you very much. well we've got some light footage now from kiev where the anti-government demonstrations continue and in some areas activists reportedly armed with live ammunition have been clashing with police. as i say these are live pictures right now from the center of the capital kiev and peter kirkwood he's a former policeman and police and services consultant he says that some protesters are acting in a wiring really brutal way. i think the footage of
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a police officer being attacked by the protesters raises a number of questions i'm not sure whether the full facts of where the officer was deployed or what teachers he was deployed on. my observation would be to it appeared to be in an ordinary sort of straight patrol uniform as opposed to a public order uniform so it may well be that he was just an ordinary officer on the street. grabbed hold of for some reason but that sort of thing would be. inconsistent totally inconsistent with peaceful protest of any sort and it's an extremely worrying development for any place service when officers are being picked off if you like and taken and beaten well to stay with r.t. for the latest updates from ukraine here on r.t. international. moving on now with the latest olympic headlines for you just about an hour ago the bolshoi i stoma in
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these sorts of coastal cluster exploded with cheers as team russia put four goals past norway who could offer nothing in response we'll find out more about how the squad known as the red machine made it to the quarterfinals and are joined live by artie's pool scott so paula a lot of pressure then president putin himself has said he wants russia to win gold in the hockey other team on track and then. yes is the goal that the majority of the russian public put above all other isn't russia have booked their place in the quarterfinals of the men's ice hockey competition with what on paper looks like a comfortable four nil victory over norway but they one made to work for its goals from alexander jewel of india cavell to put them on their way in the second period it put them two nil up but in their attempts to salvage something from the much in the final moments of the final period norway actually swapped their goaltender for a six outfield player and left them vulnerable at the back which you lot then grabbed his second of the match before the scoring was completed by alexi. now the
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four nil victory sets up a quarter final time tomorrow in the bolshoi against finland all eyes will be on this one but it won't be an easy game because finland bronze medalists invited to vote four years ago today russia have added a silver medal to that tally nicholai a loon in securing the silver medal in the men's snowboard cross it was a real surprise a bit of a turn up for the books not one let's take a look and see how all of that affects the very latest medals table then you can see that the netherlands and norway have leap frogged russia russia are now in fourth place the netherlands securing another one to three completing the podium in speedskating in the arena germany are in the lead of the overall standings now there have been a number of breathtaking performances on sporting success is over the last twenty four hours and he said no way has more. so we've seen some real breakthroughs here at the winter games we mentioned that snowboard cross medal for
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russia quite historic here is what will go down in olympic history you as i stand saying 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 buyouts along. gold medals in one olympics. thirteen twenty fourteen promises week ultimate and exhilarating winter sports and our team a team you still need and use knowing how to make seven zero in on the rest of our lives take news team for sochi twenty four take. on our team has plenty more from sochi throughout the day stay with us for all the headlines and new stories after the short breaks.
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in the past twenty years america has changed from the producer to consumer and all consumers know that when the producer names the tune the consumer has got to dance dance troupes long dead oh that's right frenchman can dance and the derivatives wielding baxter's in this b. movie don't know if they want to be matt dillon or bob dylan ben bernanke your man of a thousand alec uppers johnny young does a tapering special effects from abacus two thousand and seven days you want to tell him crazy glue no worries friends while mom it won't be too long before the director cuts the same yeah it's all like that in a big movie. choose your language. clearly we can we know if you're going to send us a feel some of the. choose the news get consensus you can.
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choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose to stories that impact your life choose be access to your office. the house of representatives in the u.s. state of kansas has come under fire after overwhelmingly approving a bill which would legalize the discrimination of gay individuals however the state senate mel plans to kill the proposal but he got a check on went to see what people in the u.s. capitol think of the legislation. 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 simply not allowing gay marriage because we're talking about services that could include medical care 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 law so be. proposed in 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. . well legislation in eight u.s. states carry articles prohibiting pro gay provisions in utah for example schools are banned from advocating for my sexuality one in texas sex education classes must include lessons that my sexuality isn't an acceptable lifestyle and its conduct is a criminal offense one rights activist told r.t. that same sex couples in kansas are discriminated against on a daily basis despite there being no official anti-gay statute. in kansas we have no anti-discrimination statute which includes sexual orientation or gender identity even if the supreme court tomorrow were to declare that the kansas anti-discrimination bans are unconstitutional residents of kansas could go right ahead and discriminate as they do today so it's kind of a smokescreen that
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a lot of people are drawing up that this is really about cakes and wearing on people who already will have the ability to turn that down because there's no connection to your sexual orientation the main thing that this bill will do that will upset the community is it will enable the government government employees to continue to pick and choose what marriages they deem are valid by that statute so even after a stickler on constitutional they're trying to give employees and the government the right to go ahead and turn down citizens and i could be any employee of any government agency. human rights advocate and edward snowden's lawyer jesselyn radack says she was subjected to hostile questioning and paul arrived at london's heathrow airport she told r.t. about the will deal it was a line of questioning that went beyond the usual that went into who i represent as an attorney any kind of line of questioning into my into the details of my work and
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specific clients is beyond the ambit of what any normal customs official would ask i've never been asked these kinds of questions and found it to be very intimidating and hostile david miranda the partner of journalist glenn greenwald was detained in a similar fashion at london's heathrow airport last summer he was questioned for nine hours and all his electronics were seized on the grounds of his indirect affiliation with edward snowden just erratic says it's a worrying trend. but i feel like lawyers and journalists are now beginning to be targeted at the borders of countries in the western hemisphere in so-called democratic countries and it's a threat to press freedom when journalists are questioned and it's a threat to the integrity of the judicial system when attorneys who are working on someone's case are being harassed or intimidated on the basis of who
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they represent. official has called for the formation of a full fiscal and political union in the eurozone on monday the vice president of the european commission expressed hope the bloc would become the united states of europe vivian readings of the goal was to ensure stability of the euro and to preserve the single market of comments came however amid a steady rise of euro skepticism a united europe would also have to be made up of nations that have seen a growing right wing sentiment for example france's national front is joining forces with the dutch and the islam campaign get billed as head of european elections in may belgium austria and italy have also seen the success of e.u. anti euro and anti immigration parties morton messerschmitt he's a danish member of the european parliament thinks the people are simply reacting to policies the failed. citizens if you don't desire don't want to have this federal state that be enraging is speaking about and it is these issues she therefore reveals. the ideology of brussels which is in contradiction with the
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people of europe so many issues try to see in the european union right at this moment but we have to understand that when these parties come it's not because the europeans are turning to the extreme right out of their free will it's because many of the problems that that form our everyday life with criminal migrants with the recession of economy and so on has been building created by the european union and this is therefore only the rational approach for many many people to reject all controlled all of your credit and undemocratic european union there's nowhere is for them to go because all the parties they remain very loyal to the european union they would never speak against brussels and therefore the voters are actually almost forced to join their ship or to these extreme parties. the lawyer of a russian jailed in the us says his client is still not receive the medical help promised by the american authorities constantini claims to be suffering from severe
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chest pains but so far he said he had a medical scan of everything except his heart he said in a twenty year sentence on charges 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 when you're in the war he's not guilty why are they driving him to his death what did he do wrong i keep asking what evil did he cause to the united states what did he do did he kill somebody did he rob somebody no he's not guilty of any crime. u.s. authorities promise to help you out a shrink zero but only off to moscow demanded action from washington russia now wants its own doctors to be granted access to the inmate of these takes a look back at the case of the exploited he was entrapped by american asians. in
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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 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 still live saying your show seems to be on the brink of a heart attack moscow is demanding that the russian citizen being held in a new jersey prison be allowed
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a proper visit from russian diplomats as well as russian and american doctors for a full examination of his health. a quick recap now for you on our top story this a fresh round of violence that has flared up in kiev. demonstrators have broken through police lines the opposition says three activists have been killed and seven critically injured with thirty seven law enforcement offices also the country's interior ministry says one of the police officers injured in the clashes has died at his attempts to make their way to the parliament and there are also reports of grenades being thrown at the headquarters of the ruling party it comes as a day after an amnesty for opposition protesters came into force of course we'll bring you more on this developing story at the top of the hour. right now after the short break the latest kinds of reporting on the international.
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and his first state of the city address new york mayor bill de blasio said 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. asked a fascist my opinion.
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welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser you remember girls got aarons me moving that added a better than that that that that but i'm a big. the president of france hans wall hall long has been starring in a really cheesy b. movie not only is he performing tacky cliched sex scenes on the back of a moped up the show's a laissez he's been sent to california the birthplace of the ray gun and the bee movie turning to america for economic advice and classic trope of the b.
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financial horror movie for what has happened is that in the past twenty years and had it down down down it at a day keep that bill scott and jack in your mind in the past twenty years america has changed from the producer to consumer and all consumers know that when the producer names the tune the consumer has got to dance dance for us law then oh that's right french man can't dance and the derivatives wielding banks are in this be moony don't know if they want to be matt dillon or bob dylan ben bernanke they are men of a thousand helicopters janet yellen does a tapering special effects from abacus two thousand and seven a c. one in hell and crazy glue no worries francoise law it won't be too long before the director cuts the scene yet it's all like that in a b. movie. you little girls got it all of this morning well if the director doesn't call the people of france mind because you know there's
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a headline that reads francoise hollande approval rating says new anti record. so apparently seventy nine percent of the french people hate. this beautiful music. but their revolution of course is being televised you see a lot of their days of rage all over the news but i want to look at some other b. movie sort of headlines in the headlines in the past few weeks and some of them one of them the first one comes from france itself michael jackson found sue for emotional damage suffered from his death and somehow when about a buck fifty each so there was a case brought in the courts in france by the michael jackson community and the court ruled that five of the plaintiffs two from france two from switzerland and one from belgium had proven emotional suffering from jackson's death as far as i know this is the first time in the world that the notion of emotional damage in connection with the pop star has been recognized their lawyer a man you well know.


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