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spanish capital was 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 in unauthorized rallies. and mass demonstrations take place in kiev this time with tens of thousands of pro-government protesters voicing their support for the president while more high profile foreign politicians had to ukraine. aisle until a break shaking off international lenders to become the first country to break free from a bailout program but the government warns of challenges still have. farmer put in delivers his annual state of the nation address saying russia will stand firm in order to protect its values but it's not
a meeting to impose them on anybody. the search international coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshie the spanish capital madrid has become the scene of bloody violence as police brutally clash with protesters outside parliament. at least twenty three people have been injured after a thousand strong rally was hijacked by a mob that attack felice for tasks or set cars alight and hurled bottles several arrests have been made crowds encircled the congress building furious over a draft law that will see demonstrators slapped with have to find activists doors banga says the towns 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 footage to stop the speculation he wouldn't want this here to end with a. at least starting to demonstrate against his will see and yes this is only the beginning because it will take some months for the law to be considered and adopted yes it could hopefully achieve what we want it's not the last time we need more people in this protest was mostly spontaneous we want to make our voices heard now we want to be full of it and will always want to be able to shut us up and we are going to. meanwhile some spaniards have decided to literally live in caves stuck between a rock and a hard place the cave dwellers are being forced to leave their subterranean homes are two reports from the city of granada were citizens are the fanning they are right to stay put. and mass rallies gathered steam and key of this week opposition and pro-government activists showed up and there are thousands standing just meters away from each other well you can see live pictures right now
from the main square in the ukrainian capital were protesters have been camped out for weeks and that ascii of continues to attract foreign politicians with u.s. senator john mccain the latest to arrive and make sure that every effort is made make sure that ukraine is aligned with your. 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 already opposition protest camps in kiev's main square meanwhile ukraine's president has a span of a deputy security and a fan secretary as well as k s city chiefs and they are being investigated for allegedly ordering the use of force against demonstrators two weeks ago or just false caught as m.p.'s and it's met with some of the protesters camped out in independence square. conditions a tough temperatures a luxury but protest is remain determined. we are here to fight for our
freedom it is our right it is ukraine must be in your cities that it will stay here until it was good. at the end of the day the maturity of the people who are here for protesting against this government of people our government made it and. for more than three weeks demonstrators have countdown to an 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 yanna 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
square to hand out food and warm drinks to both police and 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. question why there's such a high profile presence of officials from washington brussels review pin union should should back off you should recognize that the democratically elected government of the ukraine which has. made the decision in should respect that decision but often be you 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 what is happening in the ukraine you know the effort to break the deadlock president on a code which came face to face with opposition leader is just concessions were made to including an amnesty for all person is arrested during the demonstrations he
also promised that there's no will turn 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 you want well tensions have been heightened over the last twenty four hours or so following the arrival of thousands of throat government supporters there were staging their own rally just yards away from independence square but sides were very resolute to put anyone making conciliatory noises signaling that this political standoff is far from over. all it's a q. have you crying you know say a closer look at how events have unfolded in kiev over three weeks ago a government decision not to sign an association agreement with the e.u. sparked public outrage taskforce flooded central kiev paralyzing the city and attempts to disperse the crowds turned violent on the night have amber thirtieth and the next day opposition protesters stormed the presidential headquarters
driving a bulldozer into a police cordon the pro e.u. protests and turned anti-government but the opposition failed to push through and no confidence vote against the cabinet while foreign diplomats the sand on key have to land their support to the crowds meeting with the opposition even offering snacks but the government is seeing plenty of backing as well with mass rallies taking place in his favor. tens of thousands of people have turned up to show their support for president viktor yanukovych activists have arrived in kiev from all across ukraine to rally for stability and show trust in the country's government while the european parliament has called for a snapple action in ukraine as a way to appease the opposition protest ran are of the editor in chief of the universe newspaper says the e.u. is simply fuelling the divide even further. only a tactic to further increase the tensions and because.
the. behind dude need to have tasted blood and they want the whole thing i think they want to ukraine back in the best and forward as it was after the orange revolution with european government agreed to it is not the leg you have snap elections. in you know ireland hundreds of thousands of people who went on the streets demonstrating against. the taxpayers' money being squandered on banks there's no we don't have the these demonstrations down in other media and. club. russia's foreign minister has criticized the e.u. for putting pressure on key of saying it has nothing to do with the interests of the ukrainian people caroline georgia dot com for more on that story.
russia's president vladimir putin gave his annual state of the nation address this week and he touched upon topics from the economy to international politics is champions of russia's traditional values and stressed the country is capable of defending itself there is a corpus going off has more. 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 stop 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 and dominating the rules but that doesn't mean it has to stop protecting consumers and traditional values. through it like a stone that it is 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 downwards back towards chaos and a barbaric state. diplomacy was another point in the president's speech or specifically recent breakthroughs with syrian chemical weapons and the rain in nuclear program many analysts agreed these are examples that diplomacy still works by the time when russia. suggested. the process of chemical disarmament stars and syria. very few countries in the world we came to support the so-called obama option which would have been yet another bombing of the it and as
a country so i think that this is a very important lesson. lesson on how a crisis of this type should the sole 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 to the simple without a threat from iran building it. moscow does see the shield as a threat to its national security and putin says powering up russia's missile it was one of the ways to protect against it you can go nuclear when you don't know what you do see it unless it was more sinister that it's 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 our military doctrine as well as our military equipment allow us without a doubt to ensure russia's security finally could be for. if you can we would you
said most respects the desire of those who want to be lucy to be you is one of these decisions. you. must go. island pass an important milestone on its road to financial recovery this weekend became the first state to break free from the euro zone bailout program the government says the country's economy's improving and can now go on its own but as are reports there is still a long way to full recovery. in two thousand and ten arlie received eighty five billion euro bailout package for the creditors after a company. took massive the balance sheet problems three years on our live is set to become the first bailout country in the eurozone to exit the program by receiving the a law loan installment three years ago the government took the decision to stand behind its bags 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 already mesures cuts deep cuts in spending on the public sector we've seen a rise in unemployment 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 i was one 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. state citizens and taxpayers have to pick up the bill for them. the banking system 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 . and coming out afresh surge of violence sparked on the syria turkey border as one hundred twenty kurdish civilians are reportedly taken hostage by islamist rebels with the ethnic minority caught in a crossfire once again. they look like bound to. join the ocean. was buried here years ago. these people are suffering the consequences.
how much more poison lies on the ground. behind this zone there is what we call the bank on which there is a deposit of plutonium left by security test which caused the dispersion of radio new clients despite previous cleaning efforts there remains a deposit of a little less than two kilos of plutonium stuck in the rock and the coral reef is about ten metres down. a never ending legacy. welcome back you're watching r.t. international this trail yes high court has overturned 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 india upheld the law criminalizing homosexuality are just getting reports on the growing number of countries rejecting gay marriage. 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 train in less than a week. we've been married and we've been on there it's really just days after the nation's capital allowed same sex couples to get married the high court fair struck down that decision saying regional authorities had no right to decide the matter to live in a relationship with loves and trusts to twenty seven australians couples then saw their marriage an old days 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 offer it absolutely amazing that you know history written 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 change in the next few years is highly unlikely you have about a old. just a good sort of lead us. to all the communities of this country that albert if you didn't see that opens at each of the main 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. on our team. celebration turned to tragedy on thursday seventeen people mostly civilians were killed in yemen when a u.s. drone bombed a wedding procession after mistaking it for an al-qaeda convoy grieving relatives
later went out in protest and blocked off roads demanding an end to the u.s. rate every month more a wives are a lost in what the american administration insists are rescission attacks an extremist targets a manned aircraft in pakistan yemen and somalia are sought to have killed more than a thousand civilians in just over a decade that figure doesn't include afghanistan and iraq were drone attacks happen on a regular basis but no casualty statistics are available despite america's operations o'connor remains active in the arabian peninsula and we're activist medea benjamin says incidents like this recent one only play into the militants hands. every time there's a drone strike that's the best recruiting tool for al qaeda and killing people in a wedding party i am sure that this will lead to not tens but probably a hundred people joining al qaeda and this guarantees the cycle of violence will go on in perpetual war the drone strikes actually are
a support. get rid of al qaeda. and our team has lined up all the stories we're covering for you on our website including this america for some an extreme conditions for others severe winter storms forced government offices in some parts of the middle east to close while people are left to enjoy the rare winter scenery . to watch the video. last as mass surveillance causes even more controversy across the globe had to our website to find out what an english artist hasn't managed to pass down the street on detected . in a rare style of life is under threat in an ancient settlement in spain worth ortiz have renewed attempts to have big dozens of cave dwelling families from their homes throughout the week dozens of activists have been protesting the vacation they deem unlawful and unfair are just losing off and was welcomed and one of the
unconventional homes. hammering out an existence on the outskirts of granada sprucing up a front yard with some of the best views in town it's an eclectic community that's literally burrowed into a mountain the residents of the hill of san miguel have converted dozens of caves into bona fide homes. we've been living here for two years not and really not a look community it's the kind of place when they brews help each other out. it may not be a life of luxury there's no running water or electricity but for residents like anna that's not a problem when it does. the live long play this does. nothing for them down with everything here. but those who have made their home here may have their days are numbered although they've lived here for years now the city
council has been fighting to get them off the land. these are in proper houses and it is a residential area of the city that the caves are unsafe for any humans still have and that they could collapse at any moment. it's an argument this resident simply doesn't buy one tony opara has lived on the hill of san miguel for more than eight years he believes the city is over exaggerating the dangers in order to help developers get their hands on the land actually one of the first dance here and that's why house is because he's already. i think of it said with the yards to protect the roof. they need to be done even in a venue and he's willing to do everything to keep on living here and have a for a. big. house in the rebuttal you give me the city
council wants to clean up the hill years ago developers announced plans to turn this area into a tourist attraction and we think that's what's really behind their vision but for now only eight caves are facing the risk of eviction burma is one of the residents who could lose her home she too suspects and i'll tear your motive that would be like giving up the city council wants to shut down the king but they don't want to do you them down that's why we think they really just want to. to use it for their own purposes another concern cited by the officials is sanitation the caves they say are dirty and the area has been described as a slum that sits above the city we made a very clean not so say the residence the city council isn't likely to abandon its plans to evict the residents but for the people living in the caves of san miguel giving up is simply not an option reporting we're not a space for our tea i'm lucy catherine of now take a look at some other stories from around the world a suspect a grenade attack on
a bus has left at least four people dead in kenya's capital nairobi more than thirty people are reported injured and it is the latest in a string of assaults that have killed thirteen people since the beginning of the week candy has experienced an increase in violence over the last several years with much of it blamed on somalia and rebel groups. fans china has joined the move club it's amanda 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 the story of a mythical chinese moon goddess who kept a pet rabbit the rover will spend three months carrying out geological investigations but even before the mission blasted off america was critical saying it could raise a cloud of dust during touchdown. more than five thousand people have been
evacuated from flood damaged homes in northern gaza at least one person was killed and over a 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. this week in syria al qaida linked travel's reportedly abducted one hundred twenty kurds from a village. close to the turkish border the news was released on friday by the u.k. based observatory for human rights and it said that all the captives were taken to an undisclosed location as i do why a kurdish human rights activist explains the reasons why kurds are being targeted by islamist rebels. they could not get civilians all from the village of north. and a bald sixty one ne from the areas of jobless and holds on its are not people just
a supporter of secularism in syria. sectarian or a part of the armed groups or the opposition of the opposition. dummy's that is not me it's time to occur is a secular tendency which is directed toward establishing a multi religious and multi. ceding to this end. and my colleague raisa shale will be taking over at the top of the hour and bring you all the latest stories as well as the week's highlights and coming up we visit to islands ravaged by nearly two hundred nuclear test explosions.
as we all know the holidays are a great time for families to get together and sometimes on the it's flowing they're also a great time for us to argue about everything from politics to religion with the ones we love but if you happen to be an n.s.a. agent then the government has an official list of talking points that way you could win those family arguments for sure yeah that's right the government is not giving n.s.a. agents lists of very corny talking points going to firedoglake so that way they could convince their relatives over the holidays of just how awesome effective and necessary the national security agency truly is the spite all those little revelation thinks of mass spying by snowden trust me talking points exist for a reason political social and religious organizations and use them so that when their members who may not be the best debaters on the planet can defend the positions of the organization and i would have no problem with the n.s.a. gave this list to agents they could answer questions from journalists but when the government wants you to propagandize your friends and family over christmas and thanksgiving it all seems kind of cultish to me that's just my opinion.
every sunday morning most of the two hundred inhabitants of the village of psychomotor gather in a small church. both to our lack of interest in the seminary and its geographic isolation the parish hasn't had a priest for several years. i was what i. was what a sunday service has since been run by volunteers from the village reverent and with fervor they pray for their souls but also for peace for the departed family members and friends that have left them too soon. and to rear their own nose centenarians the average life expectancy was in the sixty's people at work tomorrow
or for years and no longer here to talk about what went on in many developed cancer especially thyroid cancer which is characteristic of radioactive contamination. thirty four people have been taken ill making therea one of the most contaminated atolls. this is far from the postcard perfect image there's very little economic activity. coconut trees and the copra of the dried kernel of the coconut shell which is one of the few ways to eke out a living here on the islands. once a month a boat makes a stop here to collect the culprit. there is no port into rare just
a simple landing where basic provisions such as petrol and spare parts can be delivered. at the edge of the village in an old atomic bomb shelter where the population have to take refuge during each atmospheric test the vegetation. disappears little by little while the rust slowly a raises history. since january nine hundred ninety six when the last of the test was carried out has slowly been forgotten almost to the point of indifference and then the french commission on atomic energy published a report after which the works are numbers which have never been translated into the local promoter language entered into the local vernacular. the publication of the document couldn't have come at a worse time just after the focus shima nuclear disaster and the following tsunami . well now we're in.