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ukraine's interim leadership calls on international donors to help them avoid with the e.u. and washington promise it's a pump money into the turmoil play country however. the real. e.u. it's not going to be the german. experts who want to help from brussels and the international monetary fund may be too painful for ukraine to handle. also washington pushes for thousands of troops to remain in afghanistan after this year's withdrawal deadline passes as a security deal with kabul hangs in the air. and britain's muslim communities raise the alarm over their religion being used as a. and to terror policies.
that are watching r t international with me marina call survivable comes to the program now with the ukraine's economy balancing on the verge of default the country's new leadership is welcoming western diplomats in the hope of getting urgent aid your foreign policy chief catherine ashton has promised supports and washington said it will weigh into an addition to an i.m.f. package and while trying to woo the donors ukraine's new leaders are cracking down on the old administration as far as he's a go to skin off now reports. the manhunt continues here in kiev former officials are being searched for around fifty of them have been arrested are being accused of being responsible for the deaths of civilians during the violent street fighting last week between the writers and the police the whereabouts of ousted president
the three in the court which are still unknown and he's also wanted on the same charges in the meantime the e.u. foreign affairs commissioner catherine ashton has met with the leaders of the opposition and the acting president here in the ukrainian capital and has pledged financial support from the e.u. meanwhile in the e.u. it's most debt stricken nations are not very happy about the idea of financially helping ukraine right now. first they could greece. and then they owe for ukraine all the money they should support us now that we're in great need i find it completely wrong to the european union or first all this money to ukraine we don't have any job's and at the same time we have debts to pay it's not right to give all this money to ukraine kiev is in need of financial assistance the economy is in bad shape and it was even before the events here in kiev but the question is at what price is this help going to. meanwhile ukraine's finance ministry is calling for
a donors conference with brussels washington and the international monetary fund it says it needs financial assistance for the next two years as well as urgent eight in the short term with the i.m.f. requiring painful economic reforms in return the help would likely come at a very high price as foreign affairs analyst brian becker explains. plane with carrots and sticks the there's economic integration which is going to mean big parts of the ukrainian working population will see a deterioration in the fantasy about entering your of the. streets with gold that's a fantasy because the real project is an i.m.f. program that's the real path into the e.u. it's not going to be the german path it'll be the greek path for the ukraine and we have news just in ukraine's new leadership has the laid the formation of the new governments on thursday earlier the deadline that was set for tuesday while the
ongoing standoff in its polarized in ukraine deepening the divide between the west and southeast which has a huge russian speaking population now eastern provinces are the country's powerhouse and home to some of its main industrial hubs the south of ukraine has all of its ports and in the second largest of those that civil war ethnic russians make up over seventy percent of the population now the city has seen thousands protesting against the upheaval condemning the violent actions of neo nazi radicals locals have refused to recognize the new parliaments and have elected the russian citizen as their new mayor political blogger william allison believes western powers supporting the interim government are benefiting from ukraine's turmoil. the banks of. germany and the united states trying to get as much control. over as much of the country as the term at the moment they wish to cool a certain degree of chaos which is why they're turning
a blind eye to what i can only describe as nazis time parties and i think that suits them because it's a question of divide and green. and we are closely following the situation in ukraine on air and online had to r.t. dot com for more and up for analysis and minute by minute updates of what's happening in kiev as well as other regions. in other news as the deadline for u.s. troops the pullout from of ghana's sun approaches washington this plan instantly three thousand personnel behind president karzai has so far refused to sign a bilateral security deal with the u.s. and as arts is going at its account reports washington is now scrambling to preserve its footprint in the region. it's not easy for the obama administration to communicate reasons why the u.s. should say ghana's them past twenty four teen the administration hasn't been able to sell those reasons to president karzai is that nato troops presence his country
is worse but washington definitely does not want to leave afghanistan for good and one of the reported options is that those three thousand troops would be deployed to bases in kabul and bob graham and would not do much traveling across the country now the other option which the pentagon reportedly favors more is leaving ten thousand troops behind and also leaving more bases open the pentagon argues the closing of some of the bases would hamper drone operations in pakistan washington's main argument now remains that afghan forces cannot stand alone against the resurgent taliban to increase the pressure congress has recently slashed plant development and military aid to afghanistan to roughly half by half to one point one billion dollars there is also an understanding here in washington that in order to not lose of ganesan completely they may have to make a now to the taliban force they'd been fighting for more than a decade. so many of the recent developments show how far we have come from initial
declarations like the us saying that he would leave afghanistan by the end of twenty fourteen in washington i'm going to check on our team. well here are some on usual figures from the war and afghanistan the inspiration has cost us taxpayers five hundred and fifty billion u.s. dollars and that is enough to purchase twenty i pads for every resident of america's third most populous city chicago throw in a porsche which is a widely used metaphor by the troops to the job once its hand and that cost eighty thousand dollars each comparable to the price of the sports car now more than a thousand nations committed their forces to the nato led campaign but while also true in the republic of ireland kick than just seven and four soldiers respectively the u.s. the ploy the ninety thousand though recent polls show sixty six percent of americans surveyed believe the war was not worth fighting for one former u.s. army general told us that washington is the liberally trying to maintain the image
of an unknown then conflict in the country they know are definitely leaving why continue wasting lives trying to get us out but it seems that we're setting an opposite message leaving. which would still seem to be some kind of occupying force really without karzai concurrence an element within the us wanted to maintain an occupying force they want to maintain the appearance that we're in a war so that they can therefore justify the claims of extra constitutional extra judicial powers on behalf of the. so-called commander in chief as they now identify the president. i were heading in so short break and to stay with our to international for more news including. we have a report on a small village in germany who faced the prospect of having to leave their homes to make way for a coal mine. banks
doesn't sound anything. to teach creation and why you should care about. this is why you should care only. this is artsy international where the twenty four hours a day welcome back the u.k. government has spent millions of pounds in recent years on the so-called prevent program that's aimed at stopping muslims in the country from falling on the influence of radicals it's supposed to serve as a counter terrorism strategy. but many claim it's counterproductive with someone's limb saying and splits in this criminal action by authorities artie's laura smith reports. preventing terrorism a powerful phrase used to excuse all manner of the bew says government spying on
their own citizens to foreign wars now muslims in the u.k. are accusing the government of scapegoating them in the fight against terror and created what they're calling a cradle to grave police state they say the police strategy known as prevent monitors muslims and tries to change ideologies in every area of their life so it's an all encompassing policy that is touching on every aspect of muslim life in a negative negative way which encourages discrimination you've got to remember that . when one person has been affected in this way the whole family as they tell their family they tell their friends they tell others so this is becoming a shared experience amongst the muslim community the whole community is now experiencing what's happening in prevent despite the fact that human rights organizations have branded the strategy unacceptably intrusive into the lives of ordinary muslims and based not on preventing terrorism but on changing ideology
beliefs and values it appears set to be enshrined into law and it's not the only example of politicians seeking to make capital out of apparently discriminating against muslims general patton is immigration spokesman for the u.k. independence party he wants british muslims to sign a code of conduct that affirms the equality of all people equal rights for women rejects violence and promote tolerance but i can't see how anybody could object to it i mean if you say to anybody anywhere in the world do you think that people should be treated equally men and women should be treated equally you know there should be no violence there. should be no compulsion in religion everybody should be free to follow their own religion who would not sign it only people who don't believe those things button argues the document would help moderate muslims to distinguish themselves from extremists but muslims themselves say it's just another way of singling them out and it doesn't lead anywhere it does what leads to. you
know fascism against other communities this is what it's about what will happen as more and more people think it's perfectly right to target women who wear their job on the ball get them to sign a code of conduct to worry that as policies like these become part of everyday life she will islamophobia fully pitted community against community and dividing society lower smith. and we have more stories for you on line including while the u.s. thinks more drone bases near the pakistan border. it's now a jet powered version to its online arsenal for more on the breakthrough technology and america's plans for it had to r.t. dot com. also there is your i phone why not be safe while apple desperately tries to patch holes in it security be careful when connecting your device
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can sing it out with other news protesters have clashed with why it's police and man as well in capital caracas sudan's threw rocks at security forces who responded with tear gas so weeks of unrest have already taken the lives of thirteen people president zero blames the u.s. for supporting the opposition and lots of american analysts can bazza believes those claims are not groundless. yes there there is a foreign interests absolutely terms of trying to roll back the kinds of contributions regionally and internationally that venezuela has accomplished the united states continuing to support financially and offer training to the opposition groups venezuela has a very strong suspicious kind of a standpoint towards the united states the leader of the opposition has the klein talks with president meant to the size the protesters are running at the back by washington he also believes venezuela is getting in the way of america's economic
domination of the region the role that this whale has played historically over the past decade and a half of. promoting a kind of an independence movement within latin america which seeks to extricate itself from u.s. control particularly economic control in terms of the broad economic policies that have been imposed upon the region venezuela is a is a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to trying to look for government said maybe more amenable to united states last year the amounts of energy produced from coal in germany rose to its highest level since the one nine hundred ninety s. that's the spot of campaign to shift to greener sources of energy arts is this a calf in office it's the small town there which now risks being the straw if by the country's call at the action. welcome to outer wash population two hundred forty one it's
a place that steeped in history the bell in this church was forged before columbus sailed for america and locals here have centuries old claim to the land it's we're all rick schultz was born and it's where he intends to die his family has owned this farm since fifteen sixty she learned a trade from his father and plans to hand the business down to his son. this has been our homeland for centuries it means everything to us but my family and my fellow villagers here face a terrible prospect our homes could soon be raised and our businesses destroyed. it's what's beneath the land an estimated two hundred fifty million tonnes of brown coal that threatens to wipe out a wash and two nearby villages off the map they have machines or strip mining the ground or brown coal and you can see a size of this operation a coal mine behind me is already the size of several small towns but the company.
wants to grow this we dish energy giant wants to double the size of the open cast mine bought in fall needs more lignite for its power plant one of the dirtiest in europe the local children call it the cloud making factory it's one of the most polluting fossil fuels and it's supposed to be a thing of the past germany gets nearly twenty five percent of its electricity from solar and wind with a goal of eighty percent renewables by twenty fifty at the country burned more brown coal last year than at any time since the one nine hundred ninety s. the dirty downside of chancellor merkel's nuclear phaseout more than nine hundred villagers are risk of being displaced and for some there's a feeling of history repeating itself in this region thousands had been resettled after the second world war when the communist governments depended on brown coal to power its cities and factories. it makes me furious just furious first the government comes in starts developing alternative sources of energy and now we've
come back to brown coal i feel very disillusioned we simply can't go back to old practices. residents have launched their own campaign to keep the diggers at bay but it's questionable if they can keep up the fight these are tiny villages with aging populations facing an energy giant with deep pockets a definitive decision has yet to be made on the fate of the villages it does move then it likely won't be for many more years and approval by state authorities is still pending although local activists aren't optimistic so these three villages will basically be gone if the plans if the parents go through the parliaments through ability. to be moved. our laws protect the interests of the coal mining industry and the industry managed to convince politicians that have the country abandon scald l.b. major problems with electricity supply. the company has said that it will recreate
outer wash elsewhere a church or church promises house for a house but for residents like all rick schultz giving up is simply not an option when a by over here. my ancestors fought in the thirty year war with sweden in the seventeenth century and they defended this land and i will also stand firm and fight for my land i cannot imagine what happens if i lose this battle. reporting in outer wash germany and lucy catherine of all people in that small town are forced out of their homes by a coal company some in london are pushed out of their spy growing inequality. the f.t. findings show how the purchasing power of a wealthy or middle is increasingly pushing the most desirable neighborhoods out of the reach of middle class cling on whose salaries have failed to keep pace over the
past forty years the policies have created this enormous gulf this enormous split so these cling on just seems like. they're trying to cling on to having some modicum of middle class existence are being beamed out of out of out of the plane is gone and it's not really a middle class at all it's just being split right down the middle so you've got the tops of the brand and then you've got the everyone else the losers are being forced out of this immediate london area code where all of the easy money being printed by the social bank is available for terms undisclosed and nontransparent. and you can watch the kaiser report later this hour but for now let's take a look at some more world news and three lebanese media report that israeli jets have a that hezbollah position on the border with syria according to syrian officials
the area is used by the militant group as a training camp and for weapons storage israel did not confirm or deny the airstrike has been why is a long time enemy of his for oh that's the fall to war in two thousand and six which and that and stalemate. egypt's military backed interim government has announced this resignation some analysts believe it's to make way for the now former defense minister to run for president and the upcoming election he was the one who alstott islam a surprise then mohamed morsi and while last year the government says the country's fifth leadership to have left office since the arab spring began in two thousand and eleven. and now asked promised mike's cars or and stacy herbert talk about how the middle class in london can no longer afford to live in the nice neighborhoods they used to stay with us.
she feels that the images of nearly naked women on them violate her local towns decency code she wants to make it clear though that she feels the store has the right to sell this type of shirt just not displayed in an exterior window ultimately her plan is to return the shirts on day fifty nine of the store's sixty limit let's hope for her sake they don't have a no return policy i bring this up because this is a great example of a nonviolent form of protest that actually works cause the scandal and more importantly it will make the company lose a few dollars technically the girls on the shirts are even fully exposed believe me i checked thoroughly and i would even call them r. rated the local communities have the right to be more conservative than the rest of the nation if they want to be and it's good that judy cox actually did something rather than just sitting at home on the air complaining about moral decay across the country if a housewife from a small mormon community can stand up to the man what's stopping you but that's just my opinion.
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. welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser you know it's a little pool of money death. people are falling into the world really the world pool so they haven't read bitcoin exchange mt gox faces whirlpool of death as prices drop to lowest point in six months and the latest chapter in the continuing story of mt cox the troubled between exchanges further spiral down the plughole as it released another statement today citing security issues at its tokyo office as the reason withdrawal capability hasn't been returned so you know when they announced us this headline is a few days old the big price at mt gox went to below one hundred dollars now many
people on you tube were surely king. as well of course on the other exchanges it was always above six hundred around six hundred dollars so you can either look at it as a shriek that big itself is crashing or as this tweet from jim rickards who is an expert in markets and finance and debt and debt restructuring and bankruptcy's if big coin two hundred dollars at mt gox and five hundred eighty dollars that coin desk it's not too different prices market saying sixty five percent chance gox fails well of course going down is not an exchange that's an index of different prices on different exchanges and the mt gox price is an indication of the faulty mechanism that they've used for price discovery that we've covered on the show many times we've talked about it not up to the task and so they
fire. they were overwhelmed and they're probably going to go completely out of the picture and other exchanges will take their place and the bitcoin price is it will recover because general technology of bitcoin the cryptology is not being questioned here of course it's not as strong as mac's going cryptology which has a superior cryptology in a faster rate this is why a lot of people are now moving into macs coined because they realize it's a period to bitcoin in many ways big coin however does have a first mover advantage and it is widely adopted and there's a lot of services and goods plugged into it but i wouldn't be surprised to see max going to twenty thirty forty million dollar market cap in the in the short term so the price fell down to below one hundred dollars at mt gox went back up to three hundred dollars three hundred forty dollars then fell back to two hundred dollars now during that whole time.