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syrian rebels kidnap a group of nuns from a christian monastery allegedly moving them to a nearby rebel controlled town as a christian community is increasingly caught up in the raging violence. and we will accompany keep forty seven and start shooting. we will catch the radical right wing groups that have hijacked the demonstrations and key about more european leaders throw their weight behind e.u. protests in ukraine. this is humanitarian aid from the european union and altogether these products make up around a third of all the stuff here. aid for that plagued by unemployment and hysteria recent study shows over twenty percent of europe is at risk of poverty.
this is our to international coming to life for moscow with me marina joshua welcome to the program. as the misfires in syria are believed to be holding a group of nuns hostage abducted from an orthodox monastery near damascus they have reportedly been moved to the rebel controlled town of your brood the pope has called for prayers for the kidnapped women and the demands from clerics and religious organizations to release them let's now get more on this from our middle east correspondent paula sli or so poll what do we know at this point about the fate of the hostages. well according to the information we have twelve nines and three of they hope those who belong to the orthodox monastery of moola are believed to have been moved to brood now according to syrian opposition activists
the women will move for their own safety but earlier religious officials said that the women were abducted by members of the fund which is affiliated to al qaida the syrian observatory for human whites says that the women were taken after several days of intensive fighting during which the front find to eventually manage to capture the old quarter of various reports point to the fact that these are mr fund fighters entered the orthodox monna street in the same tone of malone know where these women were. well i know that you visit a lot of christian communities in syria so tell us how they're feeling at the moment and what's been the reaction to their plight and especially this recent kidnapping. well there's a lot of concern particularly amongst christians living in syria as the attacks
against their communities seemingly escalate we have heard from the pope who has recited a prayer for the safety of these women and earlier we at r.t. spoke with the international christian concern who said that they were extremely worried and extremely troubled by this incident in particular they have called on rebel forces to ensure the safety of these women and also make sure that all lines of communication with them remain open there are several muslim clerics who have also condemned the abduction we've heard from shaikh rush who has said that it who has denounced it in the strongest terms. we did. confirm that terrorism is a savage monster which wants to devour all religious and humanitarian power. they came to cuba and kidnap your muslim in moms and christian priests in our job to ships and the like they kidnapped priests and priestesses events in one
dangerous conspiracy to do in the role of the church in syria which they want to take back to the stone age it's continuous or to reign for it's a little over the country. many christians have left and i'm now living as with elsewhere in damascus because they're so fearful of the situation the last time that i was in so yeah i visited the city of homes where both the syrian army as well as people who are returning to the question quarter so did me around and found churches and spoke about the fear that they to have as attacks on the christian community inside syria escalates. thank you so much for bringing us this late hour here there. and here's food at that allegedly shows another attack on a christian a monastery in syria this is an orthodox monastery north of damascus the opposition justified the attack saying as the troops were using it as are tillery position and
you can see here rebel fighters targeting the buildings which then catch fire my colleague kevin no one spoke to us are an anglican priest in syria about the fate of christians in a war torn country. thousands and thousands hundreds of thousands of christians where this place from their homes and a lot of christians were killed we still have two bishops missing from from a little we don't know anything about them and now another attack on the of the christian community in syria and the world is watching robert is it because the christians in syria big specifically targeted just getting caught up in the wider conflict what's the picture i think they are being used by both sides. as a political card because the regime wants also to feel to to show that they are protecting the minorities specially the christians and they are
begging for for the international community to interfere to release the nuns wear the the rebels they are turning the blind eyes to the al qaida and the islamists to target specifically christians there is a systematic attack on the christian community in syria and hundreds of thousands of christians were displaced of more on the christians targeted by rebels in syria as well as other developments in the conflict had to r.t. dot com. and the opposition and ukraine has delivered an ultimatum to the president calling for early elections they are threatening to set up a round the clock blockade of key government institutions if their demands aren't met for tasker's waving nationalist flags are staging a rally outside the government building in kiev at the moment and as
a teacher in english to report the protests that started out as per e.u. demonstrations have now become fertile ground for extremist groups. oh lorie to crane glory to their heroes if they fishel slogan of the hard line nationalist movement known as the ukrainian insurgent army and the chant heard among the crowds in key of these days here is just a couple of these protesters cheerleaders mr elect founder of the nationalist party and the men inspired by the actions of the u.i. ase wartime militias they took up machine guns and fought the russians the germans and the jews those who quote wanted to take away our ukrainian land and this is. another far right activist for the radical nationalist but movement so we need war that's the one thing an organization like cars can't exist without war. is one of those suspected of arranging the bulldozer action key of over the weekend then the
present the ultra nationalist sentiment that is popular in western ukraine which has traditionally gravitated towards europe rather than moscow many hope we will fight for the european union until the end and even if they bring your tanks we will win which must go i'm ready to pick up any keep forty seven and start shooting up to a thousand people go to kiev every day and our motto is together to the end all resistance forces consist of afghanistan war veterans and former security service officials recent polls show the country's as sharply divided on the issue with more than seventy percent of those living in western ukraine they bring the deal with the european union but that drops to less than thirty percent in the east in kiev what began as a campaign over trade ties with europe is now descending into rallying cry for ukraine nationalism good enough to know when these people are being passed off as innocent kids who suffered during the peaceful protests i'm sorry i've seen others
there who clearly were nonmilitary and then there were others would not have in their pockets why would anyone do that when. going to a protest. yet it seems to be escaping some of europe and america's political heavyweights that there is a rowdy right wing driving force taking root in a ghost r.t. kiev. and the european politicians are not missing the opportunity to send a message of support to the protesters in kiev germany's foreign minister has met with ukraine's opposition leaders and was seen walking through crowds and keeps independence square key opposition figure of a thai klitschko served as his guide the dutch foreign minister is also paid a visit to the protest camps top e.u. officials aren't key if for a pre-planned security summit and gary sussman professor at portland state university believes their actions are sending the wrong kind of signal. sends one message of support for those people who are trying to bring down the government on
the one hand and it shows to others it shows a message of intervention during the color revolutions there were a number of different agencies present in the region that were encouraging student and other movements local and american n.g.o.s who are very much involved but now they have now a more sophisticated technology but they also have social networking they can help to organize protests they can use electronic means of spreading information and this information you know that reese questions about the respect for the sovereignty of the country when you have a when foreign countries intervene. and coming up where seeds of doubt grow health problems allegedly caused by jammo product spark food hysteria across the us the full story coming up shortly. while the e.u. trade deal continues to divide public opinion any a crane and the e.u. european politicians are sounding the alarm over whether the bloc will be able to
cope should an agreement eventually be signed let's not take a look why well over twenty percent of your spot relation is at risk of poverty bulgaria is one of the most impoverished countries with nearly half its population living close to a bread line romania is not far behind were up four out of. me in bailed out greece slightly over thirty percent of the population struggle to meet financial demands and about the same percentage of people in spain and italy are under pressure from harsh austerity measures are just a group is going off went to a food bank in rome were essential provisions are handed out to the city's poorest marco used to work as a pizza you'll many italians used to call it the golden skill which would always get you work in a role but it didn't hold true for marco one day he was sacked and has not been
fired since he's been living on the street for about four years now and says at forty six he sees little chance of fixing his life he asked us not to reveal his identity. when you live on the street survival is what takes up most of your time simply gets in a shower is a challenge it's so much time to take care of yourself like a normal person here it's the end of the day and you're exhausted and depressed. with me going through its longest recession since the second world war over twelve percent of adults are unemployed while four out of ten young people don't have a job there are no official figures on the homeless we have any type of food enough we can get for free from somewhere more italians are beginning to turn to charity and humanitarian aid for help two years ago we had about fifty five percent were foreign minister and the forty five percent there we have about sixty five percent
valiant thirty five percent. for those of us can compete period. everything on the shelves is free given in exchange for points allocated to low income families by the global charity network. most of the food is near its expiration date except for specially labeled eight it's really similar to an ordinary supermarket you buy bread pasta dairy products vegetables and sort but the one thing which really stands out are these packages with signs saying not for sale this is humanitarian aid from the european union and altogether these products make up around a third of all the stuff here. kerry does is now raising the alarm saying around one third of all italian children are at risk of poverty and are lacking basic essentials such as protein rich foods heating and clothes the skin off our rome. europe is experiencing its worst humanitarian crisis for decades according to
a survey by the international red cross millions of europeans are unable to afford food or a roof over their hands or invasions european director told us the number of people having to turn to charity is beyond their worst expectations. what we have seen since we did our first survey in two thousand and nine and until two thousand and thirteen is that the crisis are really taking root at community level at individual level and that household level to a different degree because people today has used all their savings there's nothing left we are seeing a rapid decrease in what we call the middle class people the british red cross what they are doing right now and what they lost more than a month ago is that is the biggest food distribution campaign since the second world war it is serious even for the ones of us working in this business on a daily basis we were shocked when we saw their cumulated data across europe. i
do terry a rating situation has driven manny away from the idea of euro integration leader in the program we've seen and how european parties may be leaving further right than ever before. you know councils here in the u.k. are calling for tougher laws to police aggressive beggars finally no longer will the banker beggars be shaking us down for yet more and outs and bailouts every time we pass the city no longer listening to the bleed for more money printing and free credit facilities we're sick and tired of all the banker beggars harassing us every time we pass one of their toll booth phones like this famous one hey i'm jimmy don't oh look at your banking system going to throw trash on the ground before me through thousand dollars it'll give a burke give me
a trillion i want another trillion more trillions do they give me get me. please make it with oh if you're going to. choose the. choose. the great. choose the stories but if you. choose. to. look back this is r t international liberals have often played the role of king maker in the european parliament especially in recent governments but alister warning that could be about to change was euro skeptics taking the lead role six months before european elections are smith ways the precarious balance between
right and left. there were going to be many meetings in london this year where british membership of the european union was met with a huge round of applause but that's what happens here at the congress of the alliance of liberals and democrats for europe they reckon best still in demand but opinion polls and elections throughout the e.u. tell a different story in fact the continent appears to have made a significant lurch to the right with new policies emerging all over the place populists this new law it's made me but their hostility towards immigration austerity and the very idea of the e.u. has rattled the mainstream parties enough to cause them to step to the right to you've only got to look to david cameron's conservatives for an example of that is so are the liberals dying a slow death i asked said graham watson and the pain president of the audi alliance
views important there is a party prepared to stand up to the far right when so many are simply moving on to their ground in the hope of recovering lost will discuss this is an existence we see it in the premium polls we see it in people's right to choose what we have to convince people is that the european union brings us a lot of benefits but needs reform if it is to continue to bring us those benefits and committed to the race then but certainly swimming against the toit's europe why the liberals have just six months before the european elections to convince a skeptical public that further integration is a good thing meanwhile the rights will be working just as hard here in britain separatists you kipps nigel farage is talking about a landslide victory as if it's practically in the bag. on r.t. dot com searching for better ways to tackle radioactive waste at the crippled
fukushima power plant the un's nuclear watchdog has come up with a brand new solution which local residents may find hard to take a while on to our website to find out what the plans are. box don't be surprised if your facebook or twitter feeds have on no one messages posted and your name millions of passwords for the popular social networking sites have been stolen the leak also shows that users are far from meticulous when it comes to cyber security . eighteen million of americans suffer from gluten related illnesses and that's thanks to the genetically modified soil and corn the survey reveals medical experts say it may become an epidemic for the next generation prompting more and more americans to choose a gluten free diet or just more importantly investigates the seeds of g.m.o. phobia. in
a city with thousands of restaurants yoko kind of maury has lunch at the same place nearly every day oh right yeah yeah every day everybody knows i mean because i love it. here at four foods the ingredients are natural g m o's are limited as much as possible and the menu caters to an exploding dietary necessity in the u.s. we probably in the past year if we see more people coming directly for us because we do have gluten free options listed among the top food trends by time magazine the gluten free lifestyle has boomed into a billion dollar american industry foods books and even boot camps cater to a g. free clientele doctors are now paying attention to a new phenomenon called sensitivity and what about this gluten free diet cards group is great no gluten high protein on natural bar the gloom is a protein found in wheat and other grain products eighteen million americans
reportedly suffer from gluten related disorders while medical experts have dubbed it the next big u.s. epidemic a new report finds genetically modified foods such as soya and corn may be an environmental trigger for the growing health crisis if you look at the nature of the primary toxins crowd in most you can predispose physiology. to student gyms related to sensitivity in fact bees in. immune system. the multinational billion dollar company monsanto happens to be a leading producer of g.m.o. seeds r.t. reached out to the company a spokesperson said that monsanto is not aware of credible evidence that supports allegations of their products being harmful but the report released by the institute for responsible technology finds that the weed killer known. as roundup used on g m o's also has
a negative effect on gut bacteria sharks is a nice insidious because you don't have an immediate acute reaction but it evokes your health slowly over time are chosen outside of. kidney failure and that of a cache of these have all been shown to be very strongly correlated with the use of our corn and so on in the meantime monsanto has reportedly spent billions on lobbying to keep g.m.o. foods from being labeled in the u.s. sales in the gluten free food market have reached new heights due to a dangerous health at that this comes as monsanto grossed more than thirteen billion dollars in revenue last year selling products many believe to be responsible for that epidemic in the first place marina r.t. new york afghan president hamid karzai says he won't let his ministers sign an elusive security agreement with the u.s.
unless washington meets his conditions he's demanding a hold to all american military operations after the u.s. combat mission in the country and next year washington wants to leave around fifteen thousand soldiers in afghanistan for another ten years and is pushing for permission to raid homes as well as legal immunity for american troops u.s. secretary of state john kerry tried to work around karzai as impasse saying the afghan minister of defense or the government could sign a security deal instead however his own deputy spokesperson tried to play down the statement. this simple statement of fact it wasn't meant to indicate any policy decision or shift or change at all in any way it was just a statement of fact that technically it's possible for international agreements for . an official other than a president to sign then this is we weren't indicating this is our preference and anyway we've said very publicly that we'd like president karzai to as soon as possible sign this agreement so it was very much just
a statement of fact david swanson is a foreign affair or is alice and author of the book war is a lie and he thinks that john kerry's poor choice of words only gives away the real intentions of u.s. policy makers to words of ghana's team. here he blurts out that one of cars eyes on darlene's could sign his country away for another decade and beyond as they put it and perhaps in the back of his head he imagined that one of those underlings would step forth and make himself or herself a martyr and sign the country away which of course was not about to happen and again the folks back at the state department rush out with the correction john kerry doesn't know what he's talking about i mean thank goodness for john kerry who is the worst salesman of nasty programs that this government has come up with in decades. and now if you look at some other stories from around the world in argentina at least one man has been killed in the one hundred people injured during a mass looting in the country's second largest city of gangs raided shops in the
area after the police refused to perform their duties over a pay dispute the man who died was caught by a stray bullet and was deluding himself over a dozen supermarkets were raided and vandalized. six people have been killed and dozens injured in a militant attack on a police intelligence have quarters and the north of iraq both suicide bombers and gunmen were part of the assault that added with a two hour shootout with security forces no group has admitted yet to carry out the attack in recent months iraq has been experiencing a surge in severe in violence with almost one thousand people killed and november. in brazil hundreds of indigenous people have attempted to storm government buildings in the capital brasilia this comes after the justice ministry laid out new rules for the temptation of native lands for the world cup security guards at
the presidential palace pepper spray protesters who have pushed over barriers some activists in a national dress also tried to storm the ministry of justice saying the new rules undermine their rights to own and sister lands. yamin han explosion and gun fights taken place in the ministry of defense compound in the capital sanaa a suicide bomber reported. reportedly drove a car packed with explosives into the entrance and the smoke was seen billowing from the building reports a high number of casualties are expected we'll bring you more on this as we get it . coming up next since they serve the global financial headlines in the latest kaiser report.
we often see the middle east as a place of constant turmoil and revolution but people in thailand seem to be very fired up as well masses of protesters are force a government ministries to shut down by storming them with human waves one such ministry is the thai equivalent of the american f.b.i. which has been accused of killing around ninety people in a crackdown on those who support ousted prime minister taksin shinawatra who is the brother of the current leader while people are crying out for democracy with accusations of violence against protesters so where is barack obama john kerry the mainstream media i mean whatever some group of rebels protesters or i mean freedom fighters rise up for democracy are we supposed to arm them like in syria and or bomb their country back into the stone age like in libya serbia iraq some protests explode across the mainstream media with calls for intervention and others are
almost totally silent like thailand and bulgaria where there have also been storming of buildings less than a month ago i might be conspiracy theorist but the selective coverage and selective concern for some humans rights and off the rights of others well it smells a bit fishy to me but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report on i'm max kaiser you know councils here in the u.k. are calling for tougher laws to police aggressive beggars finally no longer will the banker beggars be shaking us down for yet more handouts and bailouts every time we pass the city no longer listening to them plead for more money printing and free credit facilities we're sick tired of all the banker beggars harassing us
every time we pass one of their toll booth cons like this famous one hey i'm jimmy done oh look i found it your banking system going to found trash on the ground before me give me a true dollars it'll give a perk give me a trillion i want another trillion more trillions do they give me give me. he's taken the kiddies piggy bank our paychecks are granny's pension give it to jamie give it to jamie your real system your healthcare education system give it to jamie give it to jimmy you want it all gimme gimme gimme your postal system traverses to give it to jamie take it everything in fricken loser. it's all jamie has to say jamie jamie jamie states well max yes i thought of this fact that here in the u.k. the councils wrote to the government and asked them for greater policing powers to stop that the influx of beggars they say from romania and bulgaria the headline reads councils.