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ukraine's anti-government forces push further into the country southeast as the army's losses grow and many soldiers complain about the lack of support from kiyo. as many as three hundred americans are told to be fighting with the islamic state in iraq and syria this according to the very latest numbers from washington there are two international we take a look at how the group is winning hearts and minds. and italy wants the veil of secrecy lifted for negotiations over a vast trade deal between the e.u. and us ultimately pushing brussels to make details of the talks public.
eye. wall headlines live from moscow it's r.t. international with me rory sushi i thank you for joining us anti-government forces in ukraine have launched a counter offensive and out advancing on key areas in the country's southeast then i'll talk getting at mario paul which is the region's second biggest city our correspondent paula has the very latest from eastern ukraine. government forces are making advances in southeastern ukraine they've taken over the town of navarre as adults and they're now aiming for the city of mario paul which is the second largest city in the region all of this comes as the media sensationalizes what is happening on the ground with over the top some would say headlines such as a russian invasion incursions on the russian border none of these media reports back up these kind of statements with any kind of evidence all the hard facts it
might be fueled by the fact that on monday evening some ten russian soldiers crossed over the russian ukrainian border into ukrainian territory now moscow has. said that this was unintentional that the soldiers were patrolling the border it's a border that's very seldom signposted it happened at night so it was a mistake that could easily have been made at the same time there are reports of russian paratroopers who are alleged to have been killed in ukraine who have now been buried in several russian cities the spokesperson for the russian president says that these claims are being investigated but again they are and verified at this stage now this comes as the prime minister of the self-proclaimed republic of donetsk says that he never denied that they were russians fighting among their ranks but he does say that all of them are volunteers and was a good work there were three to four thousand of them among us many of them have already left home even more still here. least some have been killed many of those
russian volunteers of former soldiers. at the same time we are hearing more more reports of the ukrainian military complaining that they have been abandoned by their government latest reports suggest that sixty two your cranium soldiers on wednesday evening crossed over into russian territory seeking sanctuary there is intense of fighting at the moment in the town of vice this has been a city where the ukrainian military has been surrounded by anti government forces what we're hearing and this is just one example is an increasing chorus of criticism by the soldiers themselves and by the families against what they say is a government in kiev that has betrayed them and not given them much support. as the fighting intensifies and anti government forces close in a call for hope goes on on so good reinforcements for crap to korean troops also incoming it's not the first time queue of soldiers feel abandoned. let it go needed
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was was was was was. was was frustration is growing among the troops who is the president it's delicious i think it's a little bit let's go with the political dissidents that to live in so they families think that it's going to be anything and this man i mean it was opium or it was you know when you have a good looking good chance like i was writing it you know you can read it and i read that and the government the head of the interior ministry is locking horns with the need of the radical nationalist white sect a group which is taking part in the fighting in the country's east if our demands are not met we'll be forced to withdraw our battalions from the front line and launch a march on to kiev to carry out speedy reforms in the interior ministry. your roach
with your bragging you have to see people who you led into illegal armed units you were turning the people who believed you into cannon fodder meanwhile losses on the battlefield are mounting and hearing the same to have today it's been the ukrainian military defeat is on show the message is more than just symbolic a bad omen for the ukrainian soldiers encircled by self-defense forces in the region of the netsky who fighting not only for their lives but for an army that they are accusing of betraying them and leaving them to die paula c.r.t. eastern ukraine in the meantime the army's shelling of cities in eastern ukraine continues sixteen civilians were killed and on yet on wednesday this according to local authorities. was was
was furious i was told i would be the we are be and therefore you are over three hundred and russian journalist under a stand in is still missing in ukraine lost contact with him over three weeks ago russia's foreign ministry is trying to locate the photo journalist still denying it may be holding him a supporter stand then having come in from all around the globe the online campaign carrying the free and you hash tag. thanks for joining us on r.t. international washington estimates as many as three hundred americans are now fighting with the islamic state in syria and iraq and that could potentially pose a shoot risk to u.s.
security if they return from war zones and you skills learned to broad to carry out attacks at home it's been confirmed now that a thirty three year old american who had joined the ranks of the jihadists was killed in battle over the weekend in syria he's gotten a teacher can now report on washington's growing realisation the u.s. president has diagnosed the islamic state rooting out a cancer why geisel won't be easy and won't be quick many are asking if the cancer could have been caught at an earlier stage when these lawmakers state group that's part of the syrian opposition was gaining momentum in the country and when rich donors in gulf states were funding and arming the group but until recently the west seemed more preoccupied with toppling the syrian president we will work with like minded states to support the syrian opposition to hasten the day when assad falls. has agreed to bring to an end a arms embargo on the syrian opposition we are constantly
consulting with the opposition on how they can get organized so that. they're not splintered and divided in the face of the onslaught from the assad regime for years the white house tried to present a picture of the syrian opposition as consisting of quote former farmers and teachers. some within the intelligence community had a really big red flag that was alarming the administration and elected officials that the problem in syria was bigger than anybody anticipated but the problem is that the elected officials chose to have a moment of dumb and dumber and hear what they wanted to hear so you had john mccain patrolling the streets of aleppo thinking that supporting the insurgents was a good idea one thing the west perhaps failed to see was the blurred lines between the moderate and the radical groups within the syrian opposition lysis until very
recently was part of a broad sunni group in syria that was being supplied by the united states the extremist group makes use of modern technologies like no other radical organization they even use surveillance drones to plan attacks on the syrian military the question arises whether the u.s. has misjudged the scale of extremism in syria has it focused all efforts on bringing down the syrian government you know so much cooperation. help your government being with him. before he said last night out there last night then it's time. to see bills he shot up when they come if you're waiting for that mission they call any of. these let me state group is now cheering about all the arms and money that they have seized both in iraq and in syria isis sympathizers are posting pictures on twitter in u.s. cities with a message saying we are in your streets something that is typical of isis is this
vicious sense of humor if you well they're big fans of social media and they have been using all the west can offer to spread what president obama called a cancer in washington i'm going to party now the islamic state is proving to have one of the most successful business models in the world of terrorism assets worth an estimated two billion. now a significant amount around two million dollars a day reportedly coming in from selling oil to kurds in iraq syria turkey jordan all of big discounts though are smuggling and kidnapping also a lucrative sideline ransom payments are brought in well at least ten million dollars in recent years the islamic state even publishers a corporate style annual were poured to attract new sponsors what is flair for social media published today is very clear and saudis were an important i excuse me if i should say filed this report. pictures of nude slate of corpses of the
so-called infidels and photoshop images of western troops involved in flames these are just some of the growth task methods employed by the islamic state illustrated in glossy magazines and online and its attempt to spread its message a message that even al qaida is uncomfortable with visit hannity those what was striking. can produce some remarkably good visual graphics but nothing on the scale of isis the photography is hyper real islamic states markets and techniques are becoming increasingly more professional and widespread as its propaganda is found in different languages in news updates videos twitter accounts magazines and on t.v. the democratic they're targeting is you they're relying on the ignorance of you distorting the qur'an of course but they're also using various kinds of stylistic mannerisms which the youth are familiar with from the street from you
tube from twitter and so forth in other words it has a very modern look and feel it feels like a media extravaganza but it's suffused with excitement now if we take a look at the cover of the islamic states latest magazine they will see that it's a play on a noah's ark in which the message is it's either them or the flood and experts say they're using controversy and fear to get more followers how are they doing that they're using hate propaganda by showing their adversary is paradoxically as killing babies is they also are i think a remarkably harsh in their language they present their enemy is indeed humanized terms of some kind of humanity just as the nazis did so they only use pejoratives like crusaders while watson nations might be trying to bomb isis out of existence. ices itself seems to have learned to those bombs that can reach social
media and therefore its existence online grow stronger than ever merino call survive reporting from london for its coming up here and also international the social media spiral of silence led her own report on the trend of people keeping their opinions all fly with steering clear from social media on the n.s.a. cyber spies. also ahead for you a sheriff badger all holocaust era star of david spanish clothing giant zahra coming under attack for a t.v. show at the top of nazi. differently here in syria now many of the members of congress of both parties have gone to syria in recent months has said he's a reformer of the of mr president we choose deedes toe in full you can.
still be at peace to syria is going to be the subject of. the single greatest thing that got america out of the depression was the securities act of thirty three thirty four they were stored in a law and order to wall street it wasn't anything to do with repricing gold it had nothing to do our very little doing going into world war two it was bringing out law and order what's happened in europe the disintegration of paul order the wild west mentality of letting a bank like goldman sachs totally destroy a country like greece for a few quid. tarty
international live from moscow italy has told the e.u. that it wants the details of negotiations over a giant trade deal with the u.s. to be made public in a letter to its european partners italy says it would help to dispel fears about what's actually going on behind closed doors well let's have a look at what they teach ip agreement would mean for both sides of the transatlantic trade deal definitely looks tempting on paper the partnership would allow for the removal of trade barriers and regulatory differences which are seen to hinder the growth of the u.s. and those would be washed away plus america and the e.u. as collective g.d.p. will be boasted boosted i should say by two hundred forty five big ones but as some critics say some parts of the puzzle just don't fit together they're worried corporations could hijack the interests of taxpayers and passing any losses on to them if anything goes wrong investigative journalist john hillery says it's no accident that the talks are being held in secret. we've been told that the details
of the u.s. trade deal is completely secrets i mean they put a thirty year old all the key documents that we would like to see well the first reason for the secrecy is because the european commission and the u.s. trade representative they know that if people really found out about what was going on in these negotiations they would be up in arms there is already a whole range across the whole of europe what we've already learnt about the teeth to the trade negotiation beals so if people really could see the line by line what is being negotiated of weight behind closed doors then there'd be a revolution in the street for example in germany there's a very very high awareness of t.-t. up of these new negotiations and people by and large a very very opposed to it but greatest poll that we have seen suggests that fifty five percent of people in germany are against these new negotiations.
and people across europe have been protesting over the last month about this deal in belgium police disperse the crowds using water cannons and mortars belgium also in activist stage a performance by lying on the ground with the band of europe may be for sale but we're not last month so hundreds marching in london as well against the ratification of the pact saying it will harm everything for workers' rights to the environment. and i'm sure you've noticed how the whole ice bucket challenge is going viral with many thousands taking part on line one on one scottish island it went a bit too far so many people taking part over the weekend at the local water supplies have to be shot off five times story right now at r.t. dot com. also is there an african american film producer heading to an emmy awards finds himself handcuffed and in detention for six and
a half hours with the police why was he mistaken for a bank robber details on our website. on the program a spanish clothing giant zorra has found itself in the middle
of a scandal over one particular piece of clothing a striped baby showed with a sewn on sheriff has led to massive criticism on social media shoppers said the item bore a similarity to uniforms worn in nazi death camps and the word sheriff is barely visible and the badge looks a lot like the star of david a religious symbol the nazis used to mock out jews as second class citizens many twitter users of cold though going as far as calling for a ban on the clothing retailer zorra has since apologized and removed the item from sale saying that the t. shirt was actually inspired by classic western films and wasn't meant to offend anybody however it's not the first time the clothing john has been accused of issues two thousand and seven zahra had to pull this handbag off the shelves
because of these green swastikas on either side. all right let's go to some more global headlines for you in brief time for the r.t. world update will start
with the thousands of shia muslims who have taken to the streets and yemen's capital calling for the downfall of the government protestors in support of a key shia yemeni leader accused the government of corruption and asked for a decision to cut fuel subsidies to be reversed demonstrators said they would continue their protests until the government has gone the capital as we are witnessing demonstrations for the past week. a pakistani opposition cleric who has been leading mass rallies in islamabad says negotiations for the current government to be dissolved have completely failed as a result during his address to thousands of supporters outside parliament he declared a revolution demonstrators have been protesting for nearly two weeks demanding that prime minister leave office over alleged election fraud and calling for reforms to
pakistan's electoral system. and the israeli prime minister declared victory in the recent war against hamas in the gaza strip binyamin netanyahu said the military campaign dealt a heavy blow and a cease fire deal gave no concessions to hamas will health officials say the seven week war killed more than two thousand two hundred people and left around one hundred thousand homeless in the palestinian enclave. germany's minister of agriculture has come up with his own way to fight russia's ban on e.u. food imports. he keeps fourteen over it and schmidt urged europeans to eat more and consume the extra supplies that would have been sent to russian supermarkets the belgian farmers clearly don't think that'll work showed their anger on wednesday actually totalling up four tons of vegetables they dumped in front of the e.u. parliament they say their harvest is going to waste and the e.u. is not doing enough to compensate the protesters also handed out their access
product to the public in brussels. from the international association for through protection believes that people will need to eat just a bit more than one apple a day. for the first commercial should tell you that we have to be realistic and straightforward about the fact is the huge amount of fruit and vegetables and it's difficult consume this amount of apples are not the worst case because they can be get from one year which is not possible with other vegetables it's impossible to eat twenty kilos of tomatoes a day so the slogan is clever the farmers want clear and quick solutions from the e.u. today the actions of the european commission and not enough producers are expecting more support in response as they say in their products to the poor or food banks producers expect compensation for the products they have already spoiled the money provided today would not compensate the actual losses so it's r.t. international brand new poll suggests americans are increasingly unwilling to
debate the scope of government surveillance online the trend now even has its own name the spiral of silence the study also challenges the view of social media as a platform for debate by suggesting sites like facebook and twitter actually encourage self-censorship eighty six percent of americans apparently will now only discuss last year's revelations by edward snowden in private face to face conversation but. family and friends the survey also suggests only forty two percent of all facebook and twitter users feel comfortable discussing cyber spying online the reporter also suggests the self-censorship used on the internet could be leaking into real life with people less likely to express unpopular views but we spoke to a former cia officer and whistleblower ray mcgovern he believes it's because people feel cornered by government surveillance. but americans are afraid you know when
they hear all this we're going to hear people calling snowden a traitor which he is not when they when they hear him call a sly would choose not well they're sensitive enough to realize that if they find themselves talking about it with snowden and expressing not only support perhaps just questionings well is he really used by or is he really a traitor well that will be picked up and could be used against him eventually the reason government collects all this of your nation is to use it the only reason the only way to prevent this from being used against you is through prevent it from being collected in the first place. and up next here on the international max and stacey discussing the high cost of helping politicians who suffer from low ratings that's got to cost something stay with us the cause a report coming out. know
a famous politician is tweeting that a for government is using excessive force against protesting citizens does this mean we're going to see yet another intervention to democratize their government into the dirt like in iraq or libya wait wait nothing is going to happen because that politician is russian but why is this so why can the police beat up or terrorize protesters in some countries but in others if you lift one finger you're going to get a nato lesson in human rights well the answer is something this tweet any attempts to intervene from do a member of what happened because unlike what they tell you in school might does it make right. for you young uns out there old grandpa kirby remembers the cold war
and back when there were two great powers they had to at least behave well to woo people into believing that one side were the good guys now that's all gone the problem is they mano polar world that we live in heck if the us still had to deal with soviet or some other propaganda we would never see as much footage of flagrant police misconduct that we do now absolute power corrupts absolutely and the geo political monopoly that we all live in really isn't good for the average person in or outside of america especially if they want to protest but that's just my opinion . please. please.
well when the guys are aboard i'm max keiser you know i'm right i'm right i'm right i love it when i write a road again. they say well max indeed you are right that central bankers are wreaking havoc across the world and they go into those have eyes but first we're going to talk about mark carney partly because in the second half we're talking to a comedian this is in honor of the comedian in the second half m.p.'s fear mark carney is keeping interest rates low to help george osborne this is two recent periods and she's a labor member of the treasury select committee and she said since mark carney took his post is that angle the prospect of raising interest rates a number of times he said once there were more people employed the interest rates frame may rise well there are more and they have not risen right been saying about
this for a number of months ever since mark carney came into office he would talk about raising interest rates but he would raise interest rates for a couple of reasons number one you cannot taper a ponzi scheme the you take on is a ponzi scheme built on the ponzi scheme of the housing bubble and if you raise interest rates would implode that that was not going to implode anyway because the russian money is leaving and that was the marginal buyer of property in london. and now they're gone and now that housing bubble popped and now the housing market is on the way down but nevertheless mark carney was never going to raise interest rates because of the u.k. gilt market or the sovereign bond market is an enormous ponzi scheme the housing market's a ponzi scheme is he doing it to help the conservative party george osborne a member of the quid pro quo he told mark carney when he was still running the bank of canada come over to the bank of england keep interest rates low so that we can continue at no.