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up to five rioters are reportedly killed in kiev with two police fatalities in the deadliest wave of violence to hit the ukrainian capital since the recent unrest. and it's unclear just who's fighting whom is uniform clash with each other on the streets of kiev. and. 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. and e.u. officials are calling for the creation of a united states of europe that's despite steadily increasing unemployment and a rise of the ultra right parties across the bloc our top stories this hour.
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this is our international you twenty four hours a day live from our studio center here in moscow where it's just turned nine pm and seven pm in kiev where unrest has reignited in the city just a day after the government amnesty for protesters came into force writers clash with police on the streets of the ukrainian capital with reports of fatalities on both sides and as you can see in this video it's increasingly difficult to understand just how the people are in uniforms attacking what i presume to be ukraine's riot police and in this video we can show you just what means are being used against the authorities he clearly see camouflage men with real guns for the last twenty four hours police have been attacked by shards of molotov cocktails and rocks and this is how protesters were trying to ram a truck into the cordons. so this video apparently. sure is the first victims of
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today's massive clashes between protesters and forces. has reportedly been killed with the interior ministry confirming the death of two police officers in the bloodiest wave of violence since the protests began last november. let's get the latest now from. serene to tell us more about what is happening there in kiev well what we're seeing are increasingly violent riots breaking out on the streets who are perpetuated by the rioters or are on the side of the ukrainian opposition they have started out by marching towards the country's parliament earlier in the day that quickly spiraled out of control with tires burning people are attacking assaulting the police. running in every single direction and then there were also reports of rioters storming. the headquarters of the ukrainian
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ruling party party of regions have set fire to that building body actually was found there after the firefighters house put the flame out the body belonged to one of the maintenance workers who apparently didn't have enough time to get out of the building at the same time at the same time some of the rights groups are encouraging people to own a live ammunition if only fire arms to come to the central square in kiev the independence square because they are saying an assault by police is imminent and should happen within the next couple of hours and in fact the police are saying that they are calling on the rioters to calm down and stop all violence or assault on the police and the. deadline actually ran out last hour about an hour ago because afterwards the police are saying that the government was more than likely to reach. ali quite heavy handedly in order to put the end to the violence
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that is taking over streets into the. arena thanks very much indeed for that live update. and now this is life footage from kiev where the anti-government demonstrations continue it's just past seven in the evening there and didn't some areas activists reportedly armed with live ammunition a clash with police. and he's a former policeman and police and services consultant in the u.k. he says that some protesters are acting in a worryingly brutal way. i think they before to have a place 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 would you choose he was deployed on a known yet 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. told off for some reason but that sort of thing would be.
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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 the u.s. ambassador to ukraine has been quick to react to the latest al break of unrest and he said he's sorry to see more violence and urged political matters to be resolved in the ukrainian parliament but international relations expert marks the bota feels such statements can't hide washington's real agenda in ukraine. they are funding it they are supporting it they are offering their advice but we saw it clearly in the intercepted phone call that was leaked between the u.s. assistant secretary of state for european you and your asian affairs victoria nuland and the u.s. ambassador to the ukraine geoffrey p.i.
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that they were actually stage managing and deciding who would be from the opposition would take control of the next ukrainian government and who wouldn't but quite obviously their plans were not followed and their plans came actually into conflict with the plans of the european union which backs another candidate klitschko so they are trying to right the tiger of this in order to get an outcome for them that is good for their foreign policy and their geo political aspirations. but it cannot be said that they are actually in control of what is going on right there right now the mob is in control. well to stay without international for the latest updates of the day from ukraine.
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right to see. the first strike. and i think you're. on our reporter's twitter. instagram. live. today in the middle. of the latest olympic headlines now for you just about an hour ago the bolshoi i stowed in the sochi coastal cluster exploded with cheers as team russia put four goals possible way who could offer nothing in response well with more about how the squad known as the red machine made it to the quarterfinals is a tease full scope. 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 won't mate to work for it's
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goals from alexander a jewel of an put them on their way in the second period it put them two nil up but in their attempts to salvage something from the match in the final moments of the final period norway actually swapped their goaltender for a six outfield player it 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 four nil victory sets up a quarterfinal tie tomorrow in the bolshoi it's time against finland all eyes will be on this one and it won't be an easy game because finland will bronze medalists invited to vote for 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 speed skating in the arena germany are in the lead of the overall standings now
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they 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 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 of them pegs plenty more from sochi throughout the day here not international news stories for you after a short break. i
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marinate join me. for that impartial and financial commentary contributor and much much. only on bass and.
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the house of representatives in the u.s. state of kansas has come under far off to overwhelmingly approving a bill which would legalize the discrimination of gay individuals have of the state senate now plans to kill the proposal or he's got to call him went to see what people in the u.s. capitol think about 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 lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow businesses and state government employees to deny services
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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. 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 all trend toward equal rights for gay couples have prompted some of these conservative states to take an even more
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aggressive stance against the gay community in washington i'm going to check on our . legislation in eight u.s. states carry articles prohibiting proof gay provisions in utah for example schools are banned from advocating homosexuality while in texas sex education classes must include lessons that it isn't an acceptable lifestyle and its conduct is a criminal offense but one rights activist told r.t. the same sex couples in kansas are discriminated against on a daily basis despite there being no official anti-gay law. 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 to day so it's kind of a smokescreen that a lot of people are drawing up that this is really about cakes and wearing on
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people already what have you got ready to turn that down because there's no connection to 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 powered by that statute so even after state clearly unconstitutional 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. leading e.u. 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 will become the united states of europe if he and reading said that the goal was to ensure stability of the euro and to preserve the single market a comments come however made a steady rise of euro skepticism 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
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forces with the dutch and the islam campaign to get billed as head of european elections in may belgium austria and italy have also seen the success of anti e.u. anti euro and anti immigration policies morten smegma schmidt danish member of the european parliament thinks that people are simply reacting to policies that a failed. citizens of europe don't decide i don't want to have this federal state that being in rating is speaking about and it is easy to therefore reveals. the identity of brussels which is in contradiction with the people of europe so many issues try to see in the european union right at this moment and we have to understand dead 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 that form our everyday lives with criminal migrants with the recession of economy and so on has been building created by the european union and this is
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therefore only the rational approach for many many people to reject all controlled all of your credit and undemocratic european there's no where is for them to go because all the old parties they remain very loyal to the european union they would never speak against brussels and therefore the voters actually almost forced tool to join a ship or to these extreme parties. three former buckley's officials again on trial in the u.k. and charges of manipulating global interest rate is the latest blow for the british banking giant following revelations that thousands of its clients had that data stolen and possibly use for investment scams police reports. when you go to the bank in on subpar small questions about your finances the last thing you expect is that your answers are going to be sold on to rogue traders but that's exactly what happened to twenty seven thousand barclays customers here in the u.k. it was an anonymous whistleblower who handed some of that stolen data over to the
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mail on sunday newspaper revealing the worst case of data loss from a high street bank the police and now investigating i want to go public to stop it getting bigger it was pure gold to brokers who must have made a fortune out of it because it gave them a psychological edge over potential investors their victims the files contained customers passport money and health information as well as that attitudes to risk the whistleblower described it as a gold mine that could be manipulated by traders running investment scams i think people know that big banks like barclays really can't be trusted and we saw p.p.i. and libel actually two point four million people switch away from big banks to smaller banks that they thought she could look after their money and more ethical barclays say that they're contacting all the customers involved in the data breach
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which they say relates to people who use their financial planning business that closed down back in two thousand and eleven. protection our customers data is a top priority and we take this issue extremely seriously these appears to be criminal action and we will cooperate with authorities in person with the perpetrator the banks already had to pay two hundred ninety million pounds fine for its part in the libel rigging scandal they've also had to set aside two billion pounds to compensate people who were missed so payment protection insurance but regaining trust after this latest blunder could be something that money can't buy. poorly boyko artsy london detained and subjected to hostile questioning and all because of the links to n.s.a. leaker edward snowden is a law of the human rights advocate just one read it says she was told upon arrival
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at london's heathrow airport she told r.t. about the ordeal 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 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 who published snowden's leaks was detained in a similar fashion at heathrow airport last summer he was questioned for nine hours and on his computer devices seized on the grounds of his indirect affiliation with the whistleblower just one medic 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
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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 they represent the lawyer of a russian jailed in the u.s. says his client is still not receive the medical help promised by the american authorities continue to shrink it claims to be suffering from severe chest pains but so far he's only had a medical scan of everything except his aunt was get the latest now from a correspondent in the stars you're checking on who joins us there in new york and russia's been pressing to direct access for direct access to this inmate so any progress on that although you go to see. well bill we're still waiting for russian diplomats and doctors to be able to access the president visit constantine your
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what we have going on for now is that yes finally some kind of examination has been conducted a prison hospital he has had testing. he had had an electrocardiogram test as well as electro sound but we have to remember that this comes several days after lawyers raised a red flag saying that his client is in dire need of medical help that he was witnessing and witnessed himself that go was basically according to the lawyer on the brink of a heart attack experiencing symptoms such as shorten a shortage of breath chest pains short term memory loss and other symptoms that could mean a looming heart attack and of course after these strong pushes from the russian foreign ministry finally these tests were conducted on his internal organs as well as his heart but according to doctors and diplomats need to be able to access and visit the russian citizen to really conduct
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a profound thorough examination because that's what according to the lawyer and the man himself has been asking for for quite some time we have to remember that of course as we expect the state department to react hopefully on this case r t v for one has reached out to organizations such as the a.c.l.u. also the state department the department of justice human rights watch and so on hoping to get some kind of statements on this case i mean just imagine of this was the situation was reversed and this was an american citizen we were talking about being really neglected for several days in this terrible medical condition we have to remind our viewers of course that was in a sting operation snatched up by the u.s. in liberia in two thousand and ten and brought to the u.s. he became the first russian citizen to be arrested in such a way in a third. tree and sentenced. for an intent to commit a crime on third territories and he's now serving this twenty year sentence while
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we wait to see what exactly is going to happen and whether russians are finally going to be able to to meet up and provide the appropriate help to their citizens indeed. i sometimes look at his picture and think to myself it would let me take your pain away and i will survive it all because only my son came home. and i only get to talk to him once a week it's too expensive to call you know when you 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. well as for the family these questions remain answered we are expecting some kind of comments to come from the united states official comments because obviously this is a russian citizen in very serious medical conditions and the russian foreign
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ministry has repeatedly been demanding for washington to intervene a so we're going to have to wait and see whether or not this eventually ends up happening from new york and starts chatting up thanks very much indeed for that crowds of again hit the streets of venezuela's capital caracas chanting anti-government slogans that's after the country expelled three u.s. diplomats from charges of conspiring with the demonstrators in response to a week of national wrist. i think i president nicolas maduro has accused american officials of fueling student protests under the cover of visiting universities to grant visas u.s. brushed off any suggestions that it's behind the turmoil in the country at least three people were killed last week in clashes between pro and anti-government demonstrators analysts gregory will put the author of changing venezuela by taking power thinks correct us has good reason to be suspicious of washington. conditions in the context of u.s.
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history and it's interference in latin american throughout latin american countries over the past century. look at history there's of course. a series of interventions. especially the last governments in latin america very very suspicious of u.s. government intervention if you combine there also were revolutions that are weak you leaks about the. u.s. embassies activities and that's where one can see a clear pattern the u.s. government has been working very closely with opposition organizations and not only the outhouse the new opposition. quick recap now on our top story the fresh round of violence that has flared up in kiev now a deadline given to the protesters expired over an hour ago with some rocks to find the order to clear the streets from where we are bringing you live pictures right now from central kiev where another standoff could be about to take place the
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situation in the city remains extremely. seven civilians and two police officers were said to have been killed so far in today's fighting more later here on r.t. international and next it's boom bust after the short break. now the. transit arrow to vnukovo report your best way to the heart of moscow. told him a language of all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports from
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i'm not in a position i know i only need to stay clean comment on your latter point i come on to say it's six am the car is on the dock in calcutta. of a jail no more weasel words. when you're vain a direct question be prepared for a change when you find you should be ready for a battle freedom of speech and a little down to fit into question. 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
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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 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. over there i'm aaron a this is very bust and these are the stories that we're tracking for you today.
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