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the spanish capital is shaken by violence as riot police clashed with demonstrators calling for an end to a draft bill that would see huge fines for taking part and authorized rallies. mass rallies take place in kenya this time with tens of thousands of pro-government protesters voicing their support for the president while more high profile foreign politicians head to ukraine. island celebrate shaking off international lenders to become the first country to break free from the bailout program but the government warns of challenges still ahead. bottom avoidant delivers his annual state of the nation address saying russia will stand
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firm in order to protect its values it's not aiming to impose them on anybody. a on the russian capital watching t.v. with me marina joshie welcome to the program the spanish capital madrid has become the scene of bloody violence as police brutality clashed with protesters outside parliament. just twenty three people have been injured after a thousand strong rally was hijacked by a mob that attacked felice vehicles per house cars alight and hurled bottles several wrist been made crowds encircled the congress building furious over a draft law that would see demonstrators slap would have to find activists doris'
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bennett says the protesters are not afraid of the government and will continue to make their voice heard. see. this is only the beginning we need a lot of which to stop the spread of this nation he wouldn't want this year to end without at least starting to demonstrate against his will and yes this is only the beginning because it will take some months for the law to be considered and adopted it would hopefully achieve what we want it's not the last time we need more people as this protest was mostly spontaneous we want to make our voices heard and now we want to forget and will always want to be able to shut us up and we are going to. be coming out of the program stuck between a rock and a hard place to stare at the stricken cave dwellers in spain are being forced to leave their subterranean homes are two reports from the city of granada worse citizens are defending their right to stay put. on mass rallies gathered steam in kiev this week opposition and pro-government activists showed up in their
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thousands standing just meters away from each other and that to as the ukrainian capital continues to attract foreign politicians with u.s. senator john mccain the latest to show up in kenya. make sure that. every effort is made to make sure that ukraine is aligned with the world that's i think and he was there along with another u.s. lawmaker to meet with ukraine's opposition as well as government officials they are now planning to tour the opposition protest camps and he explains where meanwhile ukraine's president has this band of the deputy security and a fan secretary as well as mayor they are being investigated for allegedly ordering the use of force against demonstrators two weeks ago artist paul scott is in kiev and he has met with some of those who refused to give up their protests. conditions are tough temperatures are low but protest is remain determined.
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we are here to fight for our freedom it is our right because ukraine must be in europe we will stay here until victory. at the end of the day the majority of people who are here who are protesting against this government if it were a government made of abandon. for more than three weeks demonstrators have come down from independence square initially unhappy at the government postponing plans to forge closer ties with europe but their focus has since widened now a change in government is the goal as expressed in this tweet from one opposition leader vitaly klitschko who says the main issue is the resignation of president yana coaches putrid administration. police attempts to remove protesters blockades on tuesday night despite apparent orders not to use force some scuffles broke out america's top diplomat john kerry said washington was disgusted by the events while assistant secretary of state victoria nuland took to independence
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square to hand out food and warm drinks to both police on protest as sanctions even threatened all policy options including sanctions are on the table in our view. but obviously that still is being evaluated e.u. foreign policy chief catherine ashton was also in town holding talks with both sides leading some to question why there's such a high profile presence of officials from washington brussels in union should should back off you should recognize that the democratically elected government of the ukraine which has. made a decision in should respect that decision but often the e.u. doesn't respect the decisions of democratic nation states we say that when. asked to vote again other nations in various before and the same is being happy is happening in the ukraine in an effort to break the deadlock president on a code which came face to face with opposition leaders concessions were made including an amnesty for all person is arrested during the demonstrations he also
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promised that there's no will turn out to have to close the e.u. integration saying he could be ready to sign the association agreement by march that's if they can agree on more favorable terms for ukraine's already weak economy one well tensions have been heightened over the last twenty four hours or so following the arrival of thousands of pro-government supporters who were staging their own rally just yards away from independence square on a bright side to provide resolute but anyone making conciliatory noises signaling that this political standoff is far from over all it's a you have to train. now let's take a closer look at how events have unfolded in kiev over three weeks ago government decision not to sign an association agreement with the e.u. sparked public outrage broadcasters fly out of central kiev paralyzing the city and attempts to disperse the crowds turned violent on the night of november thirtieth leading to accusations of police brutality the next day opposition were to asters
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turned on security forces attacking down with chains and driving a bulldozer into a police cordon now the pro e. the protests turned anti-government but the opposition failed to push through and no confidence vote against the cabinet foreign diplomats to say and to land their support to the crowds meeting with the opposition even offering snacks but the government is seeing plenty of support as well with mass rallies taking place in its favor. tens of thousands of people have turned up to show their support for president viktor get a cottage activists have arrived in korea from all across ukraine to rally for stability and show trust in the country's government while the european parliament has called for a snap election in ukraine as a way to appease the opposition protest up the editor in chief of the newspaper says the e.u. is simply fuelling the divide even further. only
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a tactic to further increase the tensions and because. the. need to have tasted of the blood and they want the whole thing i think they want to crane back the best and food as it was after the all in this revolution with european government agreed to at least not the day we have snap elections. in you know hundreds of thousands of people who went on the streets demonstrating against. the taxpayers' money being squandered on banks there's no. these demonstrations. and. club. are closely following events in kiev here on r.t. and you can have
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a line for more analysis and find out what russia's foreign minister says is behind the protests in ukraine so how to r.t. dot com. java stories now ireland passed an important milestone on its road to financial recovery this weekend and became the first state to break free from the eurozone bailout program the government says the country's economy is improving and can now go on its own. but as our tests are still your report there is still a long way to full recovery. in two thousand and ten arlie received eighty five billion euro bailout package for the tips of national creditors out for a company. that massive the balance sheet problems three years on are with is set to become the first bailout country in the euro zone to exit the program by receiving the a last loan installment three years ago the government took the decision to stand
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behind its banks a decision that still remains controversial among many in this country nevertheless it's been three years of sacrifices as people here tell me the government has had to impose separately more than two hundred fifty a stay are the measures cuts deep cuts in spending on the public sector we've seen a rise in unemployment to be seen higher taxes and lower wages now the government right now is trying to call this a victory by saying that it's regained economic sovereignty and also trying to dispel any warnings that the country may need a second bailout moving forward however despite the confidence. officials have been trying to put forward those irishman that i've been speaking to tell me that on the ground there really isn't much paul's for celebration part of it has come through the worst of the crisis but we shouldn't underestimate the size of the crisis it fixed because of the enormous holes in the banking sector which in turn resulted from very cavalier lending by the banking system. now the citizens and taxpayers
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have to pick up. the banking system and there may be some in europe may be tempted to look at our lives and see it as the poster boy for a sturdy policies but that really is something that you'd be hard pressed to find someone here who would readily be accepting of that especially since they're well aware of just how fragile our lives economy is moving forward reporting from dublin . coming up now also in delhi returns to his ancestral village were a file funeral ceremony will be held today. later artie's off to south african refugees about why they think their future is now in doubt after the death of the nation's father. russia's president vladimir putin gave his annual state of the nation brass this week and he touched upon topics from the economy to international politics is championed russia's traditional values and stressed the country is capable of defending itself arches or biscuit off has more
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it's traditionally become the place to be to find out the president's vision of the president and his plans for the future every year russia's top politicians businessmen economists and elites gather at the kremlin to listen to his annual address first head of just returned from there as well and here are some of the key points that i would had to make russia isn't looking at dominating the rule but that doesn't mean it has to stop protecting its traditional values. we know that there are even more people around the globe who support our position in terms of ensuring traditional values these are the values of traditional family and the value of human life including religious life that is not only material life but also spiritual of course this is a conservative position but the point of conservatism is not that it hinders the movement forward and upward but that it precludes the movement backwards and downwards back towards chaos and a barbaric state. diplomacy was another point in the president's speech where
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specifically recent breakthroughs in syrian chemical weapons and the rain in new programming many animals to greet these are examples that diplomacy still works by the time when russia. suggested. the process of chemical disarmament stars in syria. very few countries in the world were keen to support the so-called obama option which would have been yet another bombing of yet and as a country so i think that this is a very important lesson. lesson on how the crisis of this time should be sold u.s. plans to build an anti missile defense system in europe one of the biggest sticking points in moscow's relationship with washington was of course also talked about the president's message was simple without a threat from iran what's the point of building it. moscow does see the shield as a threat to its national security and putin says powering up russia's military is
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one of the ways to protect against it. you know when you look at what you do see unless it was more sinister that it's what no country should harbor illusions of achieving military dominance over russia we will never let it happen russia is ready to meet those challenges both political and technological that we've got all the potential needed we are military doctrine as well as our military equipment allow us without a doubt to ensure russia's security finally it be for. queen said moscow respects the spartans who want to be used as. heads. and dialogue you go to. moscow. and we spoke to author and russian affairs analyst martin mccauley he believes russia's diplomatic policy in the middle east is likely to be countries in the region to see closer ties with moscow. if you like is in fact saying it has his own culture his own tradition you can so on it will not go
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the way of the west rejects the way the west is going the way society is going in the west and they want to keep their traditional values and that's very boring for russians to be very very considerable diplomatic successes such as syria or iran and you have gulf states and other states. in the middle east saying that if the united states is leaving in the middle east then they've got to look to russia perhaps for protection. and still to come and the program here in r.t. behind bars and the countries rulers struggle to suppress the pro-democracy movement across the golf marquee. and high courts overturn the country's first bill allowing same sex couples to marry less than a week after it came into force and another blow to gay rights campaigners india upheld a law criminalizing homosexuality are just getting on takes
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a closer look at the legal hurdles gay couples are forced to confront in different countries. most western countries already recognize in some form the right of gay couples to get married in adult children but in other parts of the world there is the opposite trend in less than a week. we've been married and we've been on there it's in australia just days after the nation's capital allowed same sex couples to get married the high court there struck down that decision saying regional authorities had no right to decide the matter leaving a relationship of loves and trusts to twenty seven australian couples then saw their marriage annulled. australia's high court ruled that gay marriage was illegal because the marriage act only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman and only the parliament can change the legislation the most recent attempt to change the law in the australian parliament failed last year polls in the country show support for gay marriage stands at fifty three percent. and
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offered it absolutely at my saying that. history britain jumping through hoops to try to make sure that every tree on the planet has its natural environments from far east that we would be challenging the definition of marriage which creates exactly that environment for a child requiring that it's between a man or woman in india the supreme court has just made gay sex illegal again since the nineteenth century india has had a ten year sentence on the statute books for quote court only into course against the order of nature four years ago a lower court found it on constitutional the supreme court just brought the law back into force by making a similar argument of the australian judges only the nation's parliament has the right to change it but with the overwhelming majority of indians against same sex marriage and with a conservative nationalist group leading in the upcoming elections in legislative
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change in the next few years is highly unlikely you have about a old. you just got to lead us. to all the communities of this country that albert if you do this do you do that is that all friends and each of the main sort of thing you are seeing something similar this december voted in a referendum to outlaw same sex marriage two thirds of the most powerfully population. changes in the constitution in the tug of war between those who are and those who are not allowed to say i do the conservative view on marriage seems at least at the moment to be prevailing in many parts of the world get a check on our team. now to may this may paris was engulfed by an angry protest over the government's decision to legalize gay marriage investigative journalist robert hines believes the french government is afraid to submit the issue on a nationwide vote. there is a big tree seeking skepticism about it because. of human rights of every kind
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same sticks age achievement of a substantial majority and you need a bunch of western society but there is perhaps a tendency not to look at it more carefully and stop a few questions about what happens if children adoption choice of the french people would is dean a civil union the opinion polls are quite clear that majority of people that's the solution they will change but the government didn't want that they didn't want to to experience things because they wanted to the knowledge in the direction of that is their left weeks daughters who very much in favor of same sex marriage would be wise when you make a major change in society to do this but the reason they don't do it is because they're afraid to do if you have a referendum this is certainly a case of trying to have a referendum on this what are you going to russia have a referendum on a host of other issues and governments will find their hands tied and very often they don't get the answers they want when they go to the referendum because it focuses attention on the problem and question people actually stop to think about
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it rather than je on soaring public opinion polls or giving it much thought. what you are see international is now take a look at what our team has lined up for you in our website americal for some an extreme conditions for others severe winter storms for us government offices and some parts of the middle east to close while people are left of miring there where winter while the entirety of calm to watch the video. was as mass surveillance causes even more controversy across the globe had to our website to find out what an english artist has invented to pass down the street undetected . rare way of life is under threat in an ancient settlement in spain where authorities have renewed attempts to the dozens of cave dwelling families from their homes throughout the week dozens of activists have been protesting the way they deem unlawful and unfair are they living off enough was
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welcomed into one of them unconventional homes. it's views like this one breathtaking isn't it that's made not of famous for drawing visitors in but it's the city's plans to force out a group of residents from this very hill that's drawing controversy now it's a bit of an unusual kind of story we're in the foothills of the sierra nevada mountains an area that's pockmarked with countless caves caves which people have called home for years now the residents are a colorful mix of characters we have spaniards immigrants students people who don't have a place to call home as well as people who prefer their home to reflect well a bit of an unusual kind of lifestyle and several days ago we had seen a protest of about two hundred and fifty supporters coming out here saying that's simply not ok meanwhile activists believe that it's not actually about the dangers of living here but perhaps there's profit motivation behind getting the residents
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out of course the views here as we mentioned earlier are spectacular and there's been some discussion of potentially building a luxury resort hotel something on this property this mountain they say could collapse and actually hurt the people who reside in the area but the residents here have a very different take i mean we are resisting with all the legal means we have like the authorities whose actions have been. throughout the entire process there hasn't been a single collapse in the case since they declared we were living in ruins three years ago this only suggests that they've been lying and simply looking for a reason to throw us out but out of the case the authorities say they're certain they want to evict residents from at least eight of the caves the residents of course say they're not going to budge we here at r t we'll be covering the developments over the next few days to do stay with us for that coverage reporting from granada spain for r t i'm lucy catherine of. now take a look at some other stories from around the world and the suspect
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a grenade attack in abbas has left at least four people dead in kenya's capital nairobi more than thirty people are reported injured and is the latest in a string of assaults that have killed thirteen people since the beginning of the week canada has experienced an increase in violence over the last several years was a much of it blamed on somalia and rebel groups. more than five thousand people have been evacuated from flood damaged homes and northern gaza at least one person was killed and over one hundred suffered injuries due to the severe weather in some areas the water level was reported to have reached two meters high making some homes accessible only by boat the flooding was triggered by several days of torrential rain. and china has joined the moon club its unmanned lunar rover has landed and rolled into the surface of earth satellite becoming only the third country to do so after the u.s. and the former soviet union the exploration vehicle is named the jade rabbit after
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a story of a mystical chinese moon goddess who kept a pet rabbit the rover will spend three months carrying out a job to carry out a geological investigations and experts believe the chinese mission is a rehearsal for making a manned mission to the moon. in the u.s. a group calling themselves texas mothers have staged a bell ringing protest against gun violence on the anniversary of the sandy hugo imagery school massacre ceremonies were held in towns across thirty five states to commemorate the killing of twenty children and six adults by a gunman in newtown the demonstration demanded action to curb the veil ability of high capacity automatic weapons in just a day before the anniversary another shooting took place inside a high school in colorado when a student wondered if fifteen year old girl and later kill himself. in our rain and
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a regime activists were sentenced to fifteen years in jail this week for setting a car warehouse on fire near the capital. this brings a total of two forty since the beginning of this month as the government continues its harsh clampdown on pro-democracy activists we spoke to a former member of bahrain's parliament a little soak it was charged with criticizing the ruling on a key earlier this year and he thinks the authorities also bully politicians into not participating with human rights groups the problem is very basic to understand that we have absolute truth. and we need dollars or thirty years to be shared. by the people in the through an inclusive political system that has. the power to the people rule of law was never meant to. go to the international community you stand on your own forces biased police and courts that is why. so i think is just part of the punishment
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part of the throat feels today the position of the activists not to join the movement that calling for all simple rights universal rights of the people to be equal to have big need to participate in important because this development that despaired with the one now summoned out has arrived at his ancestral home where he'll be buried later today in his lifetime south africa's first black president managed to break down society's divisions and smash apartheid he welcomed refugees from far and wide who saw him as a father figure but without his protection matie fear will no longer be welcome artist post leader reports. don't lean software feagin south africa from the congo because of one man nelson. mandela causes though i knew a lot of the do nothing. that had a camp but now he's gone and only means afraid she and other foreigners like her
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will be kicked out i think that it is well thought it was because they don't one foot in the area complaining that it's put in there that taking their jobs millions of africans have fled their troubled countries in search of a better life in south africa but more often than not they've swapped one horror for another with no money work or prospects a handful have made this place a methodist church in downtown johannesburg home if you're a green or you for your german or if you're fringe and you come into this country you were into experience what experienced here one of the things that protected for instance was that it divorced us from the rest of africa who failed is struggling to support his wife and five children in a brutal attack she was beaten so badly she miscarried he was left for dead the crime being foreigners in a strange land i think we could we have. a right to life i think i
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should call that blood work in south africa prejudices run deep not only are african foreigners accused of taking jobs away from locals they're also held responsible for accelerating crime so it's who is doing it in a way they're going to do the work to who is good and. what we want to get off on the side of going home though is not an option political instability acute poverty and violence awaits them. for twelve long months has been too afraid to step foot outside to stretch and now with mandela gone she's more afraid than ever lived to says something i'm by the flood enough but no one will talk about the flooding and as night falls these schools close providing refuge to people seeking sanctuary in a country that doesn't want them. johannesburg south africa. and
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up next our business show venture capital with katie pilgrim don't go away.
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the lawyer well content kept with me paperweights today we're going to be discussing greece because greek people who have been avoiding paying the tax will no longer be able to hide now the state is getting tough on tax evaders want to have access to their personal bank accounts so we question if this is the right way forward for the country or even if it's morally right in the first place now today as well big day for ireland because the country will cop the international bailout change the country will finance itself independently the question is is it ready plus ruble gets assigned j.p. morgan guys but joel thomas gives his last as off in her.


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