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this is why you should care only. the president's speech says russia is not seeking to dominate the globe on day is capable of defending itself to protect its values. all policy options including sanctions are on the table washington put small way behind antti government protests in ukraine but not everyone is on board. with all that you think it's the revolution it's a national news the coup instigate people to break the law or talk to the demonstrators go for now told the focus of western media that. saudi arabia reportedly tog team of a common interest in the middle east after pulling out with washington on syria and iran.
international news live from moscow you're watching aussie international with me thanks for joining us. the russian president has championed traditional values at his state of the nation address and track the country can defend itself if needs be touched on a wide range of topics in his speech from the economy to international politics. was listening to what the top mile of the kremlin have to say one of the main points made by the president in his address was his view of russia's role in the world and he says moscow is all looking at dominating anyone but it is going to continue protecting traditional values since clearly there's rising international demand for that. 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 is another issue touched upon by the president specifically the recent diplomatic breakthroughs with the syrian chemical weapons deal and the iranian nuclear program basically mr putin said that these should be views you would as examples of that diplomacy can work and that the united nations should be viewed as one of the main forces in that regard now this brings us to the missile defense system an issue which has been one of the key stumbling blocks in the relations between moscow and washington for years with the us giving this theoretical threat from iran as one of the main reasons behind the system's
construction and now the russian president since there is progress there with the iranian nuclear program perhaps there is nor more reason to build that shield which moscow does see as a threat to its national security and one of the ways to. protect security is to further develop the military sector for further develop the army in general the president spoke on that as well you know when you look at what you do here in a city that was more sinister that 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 got all the potential needed our military doctrine as well as our military equipment and i was without a doubt to ensure russia's security which now finally the president also spoke about russia's relationship with the europe and its former soviet allies or the
c.i.s. now of course he said that moscow isn't a looking at backing down from its. plans but it's also not going to stand against the desire of its allies to move closer with europe but it's not done with a hothead but through negotiation and working together. and you can always learn more about letting me read his speech today on our website all the highlights and analysis is that for you on us here. and also in his address in touch upon the situation in ukraine retracing russia's proposal of economic integration on equal terms they says the three weeks long public theory in the ukrainian capital is showing no signs of calming and a postcard isn't here for us to live behind a pole so i'm done we'll have some more voices of support for the ongoing unrest day in kiev as well as in ukraine. yes well the protesters same as defiant as
ever and the blockades and barricades around independence square are as large as ever before over the last twenty four hours or so they've been reinforced with sandbags filled with snow with barbed wire and with benches in a places they're up to six foot in depth now despite the fact that. the things are quite calm on the streets of kiev right now the threat of sanctions is hanging over the country u.s. secretary of state john kerry said that america was disgusted by the events on tuesday evening when the police began dismantling the protesters barricades and washington now says it would consider sanctions on ukraine if islands return to the streets of kiev. are strong message was on the ground all policy options including sanctions are on the table in our view but obviously that still is being evaluated. well on thursday prison president viktor
yanukovych sense a government delegation to brussels to try and negotiate terms on the e.u. association agreement he of course postponed plans to sign that agreement saying that in its current form it would damage the ukrainian economy whether today's developments are enough to appease the protesters remains to be seen with some members of the opposition reiterating that their main demand is still the resignation of the president. polls called live from care of that poll thank you very much indeed for that time date. i have been many voices of support from washington for what they call the ukraine oppositions fight for democracy through political acts but richard baca is not buying into these statements. it's clear that the what the united states government is after is regime change in the ukraine and it has nothing to do with what they say they're concerned about that is you know three rights and they're not this was you know we saw i stand by some of the occupy movement in dozens if not
hundreds the cities carried out in an organized way in the ordinary did well. by the federal government against people who are usually focusing here and now we hear . these kind of statements coming when in the ukraine it's clear that the leaders of the opposition are trying to overthrow the government they're not just engaging in peaceful protests they are engaged in a process which they hope will bring about regime change and in that campaign they have the full backing of the u.s. and nato ukraine has always faced a deep divide and as you can see on this map here it's literally it splits in ha with the western part of gravitating towards europe while east while in these times with russia have traditionally been stronger and that rallies have fallen short of the mass media attention as aussies rina going to chicago reports.
it's new it's hip it's exciting it's a revolution and like moths to a flame the bright lights of rebellion are drawing in western politicians political has beings to even homegrown rock stars all keen to breathe the air of change taste the pictures in the fashion the message the foreign media is having a blast to the chest is here feel they're fighting for the future of the country pro european protesters clashing with police they saw these agreements as a chance to open ukraine up to european business ideas rule of law standards here my done has received a massive amounts of airtime in mass media both at home and abroad but the simple fact is the opinion of people here is not necessarily representative of the opinion in all of ukraine in fact it's just the opposite but you wouldn't know it just by watching the news but here's the other side of ukraine's protests the invisible one
they may go unnoticed by the media but thousands of people are rallying in many cities. right on traded to join the e.u. and opposition instead of taking students and schoolchildren to the scratch should sit down at the negotiation table and help find the best solution for our country. and we've gathered to say no to the orange threats they captured buildings brought the work of the government is unacceptable and will only home ordinary people. the message doesn't fit the pretty picture of a trend a revolution. that if you think it's democracy and revolution it's a nationalist the coup they instigate people to break the law they want to grab power and clear ukraine apart. unlike the people yelling ukraine is europe in capitals independence square these people have been looking at the possible consequences of the trade deal with europe stuff is america ready and i'm sure
don't want to. utility beaminster rise and pensions and salaries frozen or not aboard the only need us for cheap labor or to buy their products unlike the protests in kiev these rallies aren't marred by the presence of masked men utter radical slogans or tumbling monuments and because for the media if it bleeds it leads only telegenic revolution gets a chance to be heard and seen in kiev it in a goes cold r.t. . israel and saudi arabia are reportedly some mentoring an unlikely partnership with both countries increasingly alienated by their longtime ally america washington's diplomatic approach to see where and iran has fallen foul of israeli and saudi interests in the region. can now report. the two countries saudi arabia and
israel found themselves in one but in their frustration over washington israel and saudi arabia hate the nuclear deal that the u. was not the world power struck with iran and israel is very vocal about it the saudis are a little bit more restrained but the saudi intelligence chief said there would be a major shift in dealings with the us saudi arabia wanted the us to go all in on syria the u.s. instead went along with russia's proposal and cut a deal with the syrian leadership to get rid of chemical weapons there saudi arabia and israel are very suspicious of each other the saudis oppose the creation of the jewish state they support the palestinian cause so it's too early to speak of friendship but washington definitely brought them closer together at least in their desire to threaten war saudi arabia is now reportedly working with israel on a plan to attack iran it reportedly gave israel the green light to use its airspace in the case of a strike and pledged other assistance here in washington these were the lobby is
fighting what they describe as a tendency in the u.s. to disengage from the middle east the apac meeting was all about it they talked about how war fatigue in the u.s. could be a reason for washington to want to be less involved in regional affairs they saw the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary as a signal pointing in that direction of course the obama administration quickly reassured everybody that the u.s. will not stop interfering in the affairs of the region but israel and saudi arabia are not so sure at this point or they don't see the kind of interference that they would want to see i'm going to shut down in washington or. we spoke with a saudi prince who defected from his royal family calling them an oppressive regime he believes the u. ass is prepared to sacrifice the integrity of regional alliances for its own interests. yeah let's have a bit later but i believe the main reason for the change in america's alliances in
the middle east is issue of the iranian nuclear program and that's a shift in the u.s. approach to iran from one of confrontation to one of containment this is the main reason even if it does come at the expense of america's strategic allies like saudi arabia and israel it is of the utmost importance to the u.s. and its interest in the middle east not a u.s. foreign policy takes care of its own interests but our strategic alliances with israel under nonpermanent alliances like with saudi arabia the american interests are much more important to washington than our alliances and let's not forget that saudi arabia and israel always need washington support militarily and on the intelligence level as well as in many other aspects they need the usa and they rely on it. and former u.s. diplomat says israel and saudi arabia are especially here in washington is a rapprochement with iran. both countries israel and saudi arabia are very annoyed
or frightened right now because of american policy toward iran what's happened to annoy or frighten both of them is that first of all bomb but actually call and talk on the telephone to his counterpart something an american president hadn't done for decades and second meeting in geneva actually produced an agreement which looks like iran will make significant changes in its nuclear policy in exchange for the lessening of sanctions may keep to the agreement then we will definitely be lessening sanctions and this is driving israel and saudi arabia nuts. this is seen to nationalise still ahead in the progress extending a helping hand to find out what the u.k. said to increase its foreign aid budget that's now calling town well what does still struggling to make ends meet at moody's house right after the break.
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on the record. here watching our senior national life from moscow welcome back was britain improving its economic growth these days there's money in the bank and now there are plans to spend more of it on foreign aid but as he has laura smith reports the motions puzzling some who believe the funds will be better spent on the needs of the country stocks back britain's economy is growing better than expected so more money in our pockets to relieve some of the misery at home lift people out of poverty help them pay their heating bills but controversially and despite cuts in
hardship at home the more positive figures will also mean increasing the amount the u.k. sends abroad in foreign aid not because there's more suffering in the world but to meet an arbitrary target of north point seven percent of national income the british government seems set on increasing amount of money it's sending in overseas aid merely for the sake of meeting a particular target not. target driven rather than policy driven which is the exact the worst kind of way to set policy but we think it's irresponsible of the british government at the time with money it's very tight for everyone the family from the government to be sending more and more taxpayers' money abroad particularly when a lot of the current defeat budget is not being spent very well. money is being spent in concert bridge you can have their own aid programs to all the coming through it means sending a billion pounds more over the next five years and where's that money going well
over the last five years nigeria has received more than a billion pounds from the british taxpayer it's got its own space program and is mired in corruption an estimated several billion pounds are stolen from the states every year by corrupt officials and politicians and india also trying to push a man in space they get two hundred eighteen million pounds a year from britain and they've got their foreign aid program worth one point three billion dollars the g eight accountability report shows the u.k. already spends more percentage wise on foreign aid than any of the g eight country and the greatest irony britain is still borrowing billions of pounds every month and now growth is on the up it will be borrowing more than it has to just to give it away in the meantime while david cameron may have admitted he has concerns over
public sector pay rist as you restrains westminster is set for an eleven percent rise in wagers the premier himself has expressed surprise of they were willing but the parliamentary watchdog in charge claims the move won't cause the tuxpan a single penny fast now reports. we've got the report from the independent parliamentary standards authority or as the name that was released today will take you see some of the proposals because at the heart of this is what it's a call a one off pay uplift which would take m.p.'s pay from sixty six thousand pounds as it stands right now to seventy four thousand pounds now that would come into effect in may two thousand and fifteen but of course you talk about m.p.'s getting a pay rise and you get a predictable response from many members of the public perhaps surprisingly many politicians criticising the idea of the pay rise at this time including the prime
minister who warned the body to rethink that decision of any proposed pay rise now it's going to be a bit careful with this because it was set up in the wake of the expenses scandal and so what they're saying is that actually these proposals a cost neutral to the taxpayer it won't cost the taxpayer any more and that's because they say they're trying to curb m.p.'s benefits and pensions and if you look at the statement that was released today with the report from it says chairman he said that for the first time m.p.'s pensions will be set independently and away from the deals cooked up in westminster with sweeping away the out of date and overly generous benefits the proposals today really have set on a collision course with politicians who are going to be complaining about this saying it's absolutely outrageous that this should happen at this time so it's going to be very interesting to see how the fallout from these proposals plays out . france has boosted big stand over its
a very limited capabilities just weeks after lashing out of the you was for the global spying program data that was previously only acceptable to intelligence agencies will now be available to ministries including finance defense and interior the grounds on which surveillance could be carried out were also broader and apart from terrorism they now include protection of national economic and scientific interests along with national security and organized crime the law has been greeted with fierce public criticism and benjamin sontag a civil liberties advocate says the french are legalizing exactly what n.s.a. leaker edward snowden had been warning about. the current government which has a majority in both legislative courts say it was just. some way somehow a way to legalize what is already done and that's was what's frighten us most because it really looks like. what snowden. shows us about about the
must of the french states and other states on their own population communications that's really frightening usually. when you have los to defend something. defending the scientific or economy. of a country it's protected by the low but it's limited by justice system like with a judge and with a trial here we god's authorities which are tools of the independent don't have to publicize anything so there could be many illegal interception of communications and we would never know about it. but he used to leave this triangle to president assad has now been thrown out of syria himself on a seat at home which tell you why
a top western banks opposition commander had to run for cover and flee his country . and also online china and america face another trade spot after beijing turns away if cargo or u.s. ground corn in less than a month read all about the seeds of discord on our seas website. this is a council in dallas texas has introduced a new law pushing the brakes on the trucking industry it essentially means the drilling a well as it will move far from residential areas the move comes after texas voiced major concerns that shale gas drilling is pushing down on bare hands interest this state has been shaken by a string of. earthquakes in the past few months with scientists suggesting nearby trilling might have caused a seismic activity environmentalist example yuma code was a council me saying and agrees fracking should not take place anywhere near populations and they weren't drilling in our densely populated urban areas they
were drilling out in remote areas with low population where they weren't doing any damage or destruction to anything when you start coming into an area with that dense a population bringing in all that truck traffic all those chemicals to be exposed into the air in the water in the soil where people are harmed and where traffic accidents are are prevalent and worse spills of chemicals are dangerous that becomes a whole different deal other cities are looking to what we're doing they're already tightening up their ordinance and other places are looking to tighten up ordinances so yeah this probably will set a precedent and it's probably a pretty major one which is prime minister david cameron is aiming to renegotiate britain's relationship with brussels ahead of the proposed in-out referendum however on a sound warning that picking and choosing which policies to follow would destabilize the entire block his test sassy to cities have. where does the u.k.
stand or want to stand in the e.u. well there are two possible scenarios one it stays in the union with a really good position everybody is happy with or to an outright exit the european union is standing. with the simulated debate or war games organized by the europe but it taste of how difficult possibly painful any process could be now while differences abound everybody was in agreement. even saying that it is more of a euro phobia now in real life in britain the wheels have been churning one of the most sensitive topics related to. of immigration pointing out what they say is an exploitation of the british welfare system which brussels says is not backed by any
concrete evidence. that it is cherry picking what. is essential if not possible exit. britain's just cherry picking it simply isn't the case we recognise that the european union is actually failing on the grounds that it's losing track in the globally competitive marketplace a long tradition of democracy with. people failing completely. to be all about i think britain is heading towards the exit a key question coming out of that simulation is what exactly does the u.k. want and as for europe how much is there willing to give to keep the u.k. happy if at all. and right after our show a break breathtaking. by a young head.
as we all know the holidays are a great time for families to get together and sometimes on the l. call gets 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 and 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 now 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 despite 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 if they 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
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