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rose rally in the ukrainian city of sevastopol in a show defiance against the celtics their government and a voice support for a newly appointed pro russian mayor. the real path into the woods not to be the german path it'll be the greek path of this war in the financial aid from brussels and the i.m.f. may prove a slippery slope for ukraine. and u.s. considers whether to leave three thousand troops in afghanistan beyond two thousand and fourteen is the security agreement with kabul hangs in the balance. british muslims cry foul over the government's campaign against radicalism and say they're being singled out.
eleven pm in moscow i am at present good to have you with us our top story political upheavals in ukraine's capital sparking backlash in the south and east of the country where many are making it clear they don't recognize the new self-proclaimed leadership the movement gathering pace in crimea an autonomous area home to major industrial hubs and prime tourist spots it's also mainly populated by ethnic russians the largest rallies held in the naval hub city of sevastopol where a pro russian mayor has been appointed by city hall after an outpouring of popular support or position or reports from kiev. for the past few days in the city of sevastopol which is also the country's second largest seaport and home to russia's black sea navy fleet scores of people have been taking to the streets protesting everything that's been happening here in the if in fact they haven't recognized the
new authority and moreover they've taken down ukrainian flags from government buildings and put up russian once moscow has been saying that it will not intervene into the situation here and has been calling on western partners to follow its examples. but it has also voted for a new mayor who's gained his supporters by promising to protect the city from the ultra right if what we're referring to the nationalists more of whom have been taking a new government post here in kiev rashid but it used to be we will have to defend our city it's already be gone and we are brute once and police and police on the streets but i fear this is not enough we also face a huge economic threat of our economic system is tied to the current regime which frankly speaking is illegitimate there's a power struggle within the leadership here in disarray the political situation has been changing on a daily basis the priority forces to keep the situation in our city from spiraling
out of control so clearly the already existing gap between the east and the west is now growing and we do want to see it what with our own eyes and we're actually planning to go to see us property later on to report about the events there from the ground while russia's foreign minister lavrov has again warn the west against encouraging the new regime including its nationalist and extremist elements. it's just so radicals are now threatening to move on those parts of ukraine that disagree with the methods being used by the opposition so our goal is to help the ukrainian people are brotherly nation we want to understand who will form ukraine's new government including how it's plans to stabilize the economy we do not want ukraine to be includes by radicals and nationalists who are now clearly trying to play the leading role on the wave of this revolution they're also taking decisions that could harm a significant part of the country's population. echoing russia's stance
a luxemburg has become the first airplay of the state of voice concerns over the rise of radicalism in ukraine since the turmoil started details from our english. firstly i have seen at least five european officials parading through the independence square in its early stages and making statements about the fact how everything is fine and dandy and it's absolutely a show of democracy in its best form but now we are hearing from the foreign minister of luxembourg who actually is the first person only an official level from the west to indicate that in fact there is something sinister going on on my done also known as the independence square in three of. the european union has no right to support extremists who using violence as you call them europe is familiar with we have to fight all extremist forces including those in ukraine this is very important. to hate violence and extremism need to find
a compromise and restore peace. now about those who are russian foreign ministry is calling extremist and it refers to as nazis well let's have a look at some of the leaders of ukraine so-called revolution for example alexander music he is a man of radical views he's actually participated in the chechen war he went to the caucasus was fought almost side all the terrorist prided himself on the fact that he personally had several tanks and armored vehicles and despite that he still managed to run for the ukrainian parliament a couple of years ago again he's one of the leaders of alter nationalist movement and then there's also an exec who resists sensually one of the leaders of the of the my don of the independence square movement and he is openly not just true simple but also to semitic making numerous statements to in that regard that have actually gotten him into quite a lot of hot water with the jewish population of ukraine one of the most active in
propagating armed resistance against the authorities has been the right sector and ultra nationalist group that has been becoming more and more active in kiev over the past couple of my. it's and these are the words of it for you there but the more big. which is nice if you could you know you would you like. so this is what we're looking at this is the type of people that the west has been until now is ultimately supporting and if you look at the fact that just on tuesday we have heard a synagogue that has its hassles one off a friend found all of this feeling slightly somewhat worried and apprehensive as to what exactly is going to happen and. for keeping up with a situation on air and online of what's going on in kiev you can check out our
instagram page where we are showing some of the photographs. about the extremism simmering within the ranks of the opposition are kurds been posting footage of some ultra nationalist even fascist symbols popping up around the battle the independence square with ukraine sliding though toward bankruptcy the new leadership is welcoming western diplomats in the hope of getting financial aid e.u. foreign policy chief catherine ashton pledged support and washington says it's ready to chip in in addition to an i.m.f. loan artie's like sarah cesky reports though that some europeans are reluctant to see their money go east. e.u. member state greece we don't have any jobs and at the same time we have debts to pay they should support us now that we're in great need e.u. member states sprain. i'm unemployed i have two children we don't get any government help and it's hard to survive each month but if we don't have money for
us how can we give it to ukraine. and revolting ukraine a country without even association deal with the e.u. . the e.u. is as plain with carrots and sticks the there's economic integration which was going to mean big parts of the ukrainian working population will see a deterioration in their living style the fantasy about entering your of the streets be in line with gold that's a fantasy because the real project is it is an i.m.f. based austerity program with questions about who will lead ukraine into the future and whether the country will stay together one things clear it's the rubicon to be that needs to be revamped first even before the euro my down protest kicked off there was a talk of a possible default in ukraine in november its external debt three hundred and sixty billion euro it was one of the main reasons why king of refused to sign the trade pact with the e.u. hearing it could aggravate the situation even the more november last year europe
offered only several hundred million euro to ukraine but with the opposition now taking the reins the e.u. is ready to give a whole lot more luxury maybe even members such as greece and spain can no hardly afford. that spade can't help now. i'm just speech this this idea is worse than anything. first they put greece. and then they all for ukraine all the money or ships the auntie was in from kiev ukraine. twenty billion euros the e.u. promised to actually the amount that greece needs as it struggles to get back on. track brussels are so far since they're waiting for third installment it's also about four billion more than the e.u. plans to spend on supporting growth and fighting employment this year earlier we asked patrick global markets analyst for d.v. investors whether europe is actually capable of following through on its promises to ukraine the situation has not changed months ago the free trade agreement
collapsed eight because it was skewed in favor of the european union secondly because the european union offered a derisory eight hundred million euros knowing the european union's financial situation has not changed we've got all manner of people the governing party in the u.k. all sorts of politicians across europe even mr to screw neighboring poland is saying that effectively it's going to be impossible to manage to be very loud which with phones at the same time frankly the new ukrainian government is is effectively in la la la and that mean they're already asking for thirty five billion dollars that's up from the fifteen billion dollars that had been agreed to by the by the president mr yana cove it's just a few months ago with with russia and therefore it's really a mess the european union does not have the political capital to spend on rescuing
to teach me. why you should. only. thirteen minutes past the hour nato defense ministers meeting wednesday to discuss their military presence in afghanistan as the white house weighs whether to start preparations for a total withdrawal of u.s. troops by year's end citing of a security deal may look on likely at the moment but artie's guy says washington may be reluctant to back off its influence in the region. it's not easy for the
obama administration to communicate reasons why the u.s. should stay you know against them past twenty four teen the administration hasn't been able to sell those reasons to president karzai has taken a toll truce presence in his country worse but washington definitely does not want to leave afghanistan for good and one of the reported options is that those twenty 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 plans 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 you know order to not lose of ghana's and completely they may have to make a now we have 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. but it's take a look at how the war played out in numbers intervention in afghanistan cost u.s. taxpayers more than five hundred fifty billion dollars equal to the average annual salary of ten million teachers during a porsche a metaphor used by troops referring to the job antitank missiles that cost around eighty thousand dollars each dozens of nations committed their forces to the nato led campaign while austria and ireland centers three and seven soldiers respectively the u.s. still has almost forty thousand on the ground a recent polls show around sixty six percent of americans think the war was a worth fighting one afghan activist tells us the nation building project there has
been ineffective. they haven't done much incidentally done the thing they have provided the afghan military forces uniform in a few outdated weapons billions of dollars to spend in afghanistan cost the lives of more than a million afghans they have not invested strictly into the largest in the nation building that they had and they simply we intended to help build institutions in steve fuchsias building is good but if this building can be done in cannot continue to maintain itself and it's not sustainable institution building is of no use and so they're going to military they have trained them but they have not provided to be done anything faced with rising islamophobia at home and they need to tackle the threat posed by combatants returning from the syrian conflict you can government stepping up its campaign against extremism but some members of the multi million strong british muslim community now say they're feeling victimized artie's laura
smith reports from london. preventing terrorism a powerful phrase used to excuse all manner of abuses from 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 creating what they're calling a cradle to grave police state they say the police strategy known as prevent monitor's muslims and tries to change ideologies in every area of their life so it's an all encompassing policy that 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 or friends they tell others so this is becoming a shared experience among 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 unexpectedly 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 in 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 back to. 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 all the communities this is what it's about what will happen as more and more people think it's perfectly right women who were born will get them to sign a code of conduct to worry that it's policies like these become policy of every day life because she will be a full day's pitied community against community and to fighting society nor a smith. also in britain a media report says all homeless people across the e.u. could potentially be given a removes over their heads in the blink of an eye with a shocking number of homes across the continent standing empty and abandoned dot com for more details there plus. evidence coming to light in australia suggesting
our planet now becoming more how beautiful or habitable much earlier than previously thought it's all there if you would click away on our. right to see the. first look. and i would think that you're. on a reporter's. instrument. time for locals and so she to take a break in a breather as the excitement of the winter games calms and the city gets ready for the paralympics next meanwhile russian media has been hearing from the one man without whom the sporting event wouldn't have happened of course we're talking about president vladimir putin farmer has more from sochi. two days after these
olympics have ended mr putin has been singing the praises of russia's athletes to the nation's media he said that before the games at best many people had said russia would finish third in the medals table of course they finished top with a record haul of medals including thirteen gold and he went on to give a lovely little anecdotes about one of the biggest stars of these games the figure skater adelina sotnikova he told the media that he'd actually met when she was only twelve years old they had their photo taken with each other and then at that time she predicted that one day she would be an olympic champion how true that was mr peace and then also addressed the criticism that russia had faced in the run up to these games and said that basically it had come from two areas all these years we have seen working in conditions of criticism but it was constructive criticism in the first place very friendly and helpful on the part of the international olympic committee i am sure that without such friendly criticism and support we would have
still managed to do everything but i doubt whether we would have done it with such quality because we like the enormous experience from our friends from the i.o.c. this was their gift to us however there was and i'm sure there still is another group of critics who have little to do with sports their main concern is competition in international politics their job is different and they used the olympic project to achieve their own goals in their anti russian propaganda efforts whenever a strong competitor appears russia in this case there is always someone who doesn't like this but we starts working against it however they fail to understand how deep the changes are and washing society changes that have affected its very nature and mr putin ended by saying he hoped these olympics it shone russia's soul to the world and shown a new russia which the rest of the world should not be afraid of and.
such a full interview with president putin focusing on the sochi games of course of our website check it out and are today. despite attempts to switch to greener energy last year germany produced its highest level of brown coal power since one thousand nine hundred and is one a village in eastern germany that risk losing everything over the country's hunger for fossil fuels as arky lucy coughing all reports. 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 for lignite or brown coal and you can see above vast size of this operation the 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 vattenfall 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 if 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 of the prince go through the parliament. through. 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 for a church it promises a house for a house but for residents like all rick schultz giving up is simply not an option. 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. kaiser report coming your way next stay with us here on r.t. international. judy cox a utah mother out of spite but an entire line of t. shirts at a popular chain store at her local mall the reason that she bought them was because 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 because 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 by 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 internet 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. and you will. see i think you.
should have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure. welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser you know it's a little pool of money deaf. people are falling into the world who really the world pole so they haven't read the 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
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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.