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picture of. the ukrainian. cities in the east street by street brick by brick is on the border trying to get inside ukraine but the ball is in the fighting is making it very difficult. and ukraine. russian running through its transit pipeline. we look at why the statement comes as a warning signal for europe plus. the u.s. on. northern iraq in an effort to stop the advance of jihad we report on how the. policies. but israel's trying to
silence the voices of those who. are with me thank you for sharing your saturday with us. the ukrainian army is saying now that is preparing to take a look on yet skin the east street by street building by building the two cities are regional capitals and centers of anti-government resistance and for that they've been paying a very heavy price at least four people were killed in just the latest attack on lugansk now the army shelling has left much of the city destroyed in fact the locals in lugansk plotting a map in areas struck just to show you exactly how bad the damage is look at but as you can see here it's been more or less a blitter rated this large city with a population of a million about
a half half million of them who used to live there have now left and try to flee the violence. and often reports from the russia ukraine border where thousands are attempting to escape. it's the final countdown for lugansk in kiev winds are now eastern ukraine remains under the control of and to get in and forces the challenge in the region is intensifying to try to persecute to cover whoever is to come then ask checkpoint at the russian ukrainian border the line of cars and people stretches for kilometers and almost nobody is willing to cross into ukraine once you are through here in the end to terror to ration zone where no one can guarantee your safety few hours to search for a driver to take us towards the guns with little success then we met and the tolly he's sixty three years old and east from the guns almost every day he travels to russia and then. within missions. when people escape from the attacks they
took very little with that that's why many of the refugees don't even have documents when they arrive in a nucleus so i bring them. recently people have started to ask him to bring them into claims they've lost hope of a quick and the crisis. and the to he says sometimes he arrives too late and the house he has been sent to has either been looted or lies in ruins we ask him to take us alone on one of his salvage streets but he says he hasn't been able to get across the border for two days himself the reporter go on you don't know if you'll be shot at or not when you're driving through the guards there is an area the army uses to attack the syria where they're surrounded but they keep attacking the city . so instead we try to get to dinny ask we ask an anti government fighter what lies ahead for alexander tells us his small town which lies between the city and the
border has seen some of the most intense shelling in the area he is driving back there and he admits the rock he traced. i think we don't want to let the refugees cross the russian border which is why they are shooting at the roads as they are also trying to cut us off from humanitarian aid food and water the moment of alexander politely refuses to take us with him we take his number and agree to keep in touch to check on him and the road once he reaches his destination we ran several times but no one is answering reef nationality on the russian ukrainian border. and playing an active role then he has cracked down on the east is the national guard a privately funded special group that largely consists of ultra nationalists this video here shows one of the units going on a witch hunt for what they call a separatists you can see soldiers storming the house they detained that man beat him up with a bag of arrested and throw him in the back of the. now the national guard is
believed to be behind the disappearance of ria novosti photo journalist under a stone and he went missing in eastern ukraine four days ago he's reportedly being held captive by the agency has demanded stand then be released. free and drew has been set up on twitter to help with the plight of just two weeks ago a british correspondent who's occasionally working he was also detained he says he was beaten and tortured for three days before being deported. ukraine could cut the transit of russian gas to europe kiev believes that will help contribute to the pressure on moscow brought about with the e.u. sanctions but as our teams are going to report it wouldn't just be russia that ends up getting hurt obviously it will affect russia's shipments to hear about it we should look at the implications the situation will have on russia's european partners especially of the countries that are in the center in the east and in the south of europe some of them are getting as much as almost one hundred percent of
their gas supply from russia via ukraine and of course with all those countries have already found themselves out in the cold literally here in the so-called gas wars between russia and ukraine some years back and they could be looking for another repetition of that experience if indeed ukraine does go through with its promise of sanctions and we may assume that ukraine wants to punish russia by posing these sanctions but as a result what we're looking at really is ukraine punishing its european neighbors and political analyst matthias dorn felt he believes ukraine's announcement is likely to raise some eyebrows among its european partners. i see that this proposal will never gets reality since the pressure from brussels by commission and other actors from the national states but furthermore it shows that the ukrainian government is not willing to cooperate at all and sees only their own interest after hearing this is for all the states in southeast europe like.
hungary. and bulgaria to lobbying much more to get a very secure supply of gas and if you create it in the building to guarantee it there will be other options well one of these options which could be used to pump russian gas to europe bypassing ukraine is out of the south stream pipeline right that phenolic the construction of the pipe is stalling under the pressure of the e.u. lawmakers some of them arguing it doesn't comply with certain regulations despite that those south european nations involved say they are ready to adopt the necessary laws in order to finish the construction. it's already international or the u.s. has carried out a new where strikes on jihadist militants that have managed to occupied territories in the northern parts of iraq the u.s. military has released a video of the strikes that targeted the artillery positions of the so-called islamic state militant group the attacks come after president obama's pledge to protect u.s.
personnel in iraq threatened by the rapid advance obit is in the mists but isn't easy a good place going off reports many believe it's washington that originally paved the way for the rise of the united. behind a sovereign stable and self-reliant iraq three years on is america coming back so they are authorized to operations in iraq. targeted airstrikes to protect our american personnel and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of iraqi civilians the target this time is the islamic state formally known as isis a terror organization which hasn't only been rampaging through the country with tremendous speed and extreme violence but is even proclaimed its own state stretching from iraq to syria so radical even al qaeda says it's too much brutally murdering anyone even muslims in its way destroying holy sites attacking religious minorities taking control of key infrastructure including wood refineries and dams military hardware as well well certainly potentially more dangerous today than
al-qaeda they are very extremely radical group with increasing capabilities capabilities which you are only slamming state to set its sights way beyond iraq and syria. and could tell you. and i know i don't know how to tell another but it wasn't just the region of the can i live in that not of the not enough. of the self and a lot of alone because you know but i shall love him better than that so enough i love that i say a lot in keep a will of dealing with them on its own back that's to washington for help but where did the slumming state or isis fighters come from we are where we are because we armed the syrian rebels we have been fighting alongside al-qaeda fighting alongside i says isis is now in bold and into countries but here's the anomaly we're with isis in syria we're on the same side of the war so those who want to get involved or stop isis in iraq are allied with isis in syria that is the real contradiction
to this whole policy the white house says that the limited u.s. military action in iraq could be extended to what the week started state tightens its grip on iraq according to the un around two hundred thousand new refugees have fled their homes while isis claims it's made more than a dozen military gains over the past five days alone you are just going off r t. now washington bridge claims its mission is to contain the advance of jihadists but as antiwar activist david swanson told us america's supply policy in the middle east gave birth to the conflict in the first place. these are u.s. weapons u.s. weapons on both sides in this combat just as three years ago in libya and in so many wars when you are the top supplier of weapons to the world seventy nine percent of of weapons transfers into the middle east are from the united states and you're going to have u.s. weapons involved on all sides which is just fine for absolutely heartless weapons
makers looking for a profit but each fuels destruction when you're providing weapons to unstable governments to never stable rebel forces to dictatorships and democracies and brutal governments you're going to see those weapons misused of course and you're going to see them transferred to parties you didn't intend to have them. the u.s. claims his involvement in iraq will be a limited one with obama promising not to send back more troops now u.s. soldiers are first employed in iraq in march of two thousand and three that number peak four years later reaching one hundred and sixty six thousand a presence began to shrink when president obama announced a withdrawal in two thousand and nine but war correspondent eric margolis says despite obama's promises the new campaign in iraq will soon demand yet more soldiers. tokin the years strikes they're designed to scare the.
sunni forces and to boost the morale of the shia forces the problem is this is a classic situation we used to call in vietnam mission creep and to the us is already sent in at least eight hundred combat troops special forces into iraq there's a lot of americans in the kurdish area in erbil and the miserable performance of the iraqi army suggests that the u.s. will have to learn to feeling more forcefully if it wants to prop up the current government still to come here without international the world's largest oil for joining forces arctic exploration coming up on the net network yet also an exxon mobile is set to drill russia's northern most well and a multi-billion dollar deal unaffected by the relations between moscow and washington. they have to decide where the funds are going to go so some of it's
going to textbooks and to tuition that leaves less money for people to put food on the tables colleges across the u.s. actually setting up food buying stuff help the hungry cash strapped students tell you all the details in a few minutes here we're now at the international. language . school if we can we know if you're going to stay still tonight six weeks later the place to see. the consensus of. the opinions that immigrate to. choose the stories that impact the. choose the access to. in december is. more likely to be raped in college and in the real world.
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hello again oil giants from russia and america are set to begin their joint project to explore the arctic but also exxon mobil will be using a giant rig to drill the first well in a program that will be russia's most northerly platform coupled with thick ice for most of the year see whether two will be operating it's up to three hundred fifty meters deep but underneath all of that is an estimated six billion tons of extra oil. belongs to the west siberia province which already provides russia with most of its oil and gas to keep both from the center for policy studies think tank he
believes that despite the sanctions this has the potential to become a successful example of international cooperation. this particular project they've been working on it for several years next on mobility already invested many many millions of dollars they could do with the oil and they're going to have the sanctions do not apply to this particular project because the deal was already solved that russian state oil company has a twenty percent investment by being seen to spend mobil accelerating location provides new sources of hydrocarbons so they really need to try and save time and they've already invested considerable amount of money this is so they'd have to write that off if things didn't go ahead so i think it's not respect my prospects are relatively optimistic the 1980's or look at what we've got are lined up for you
online at r.t. dot com you can learn how cancer patients in the u.k. are losing the battle for life while drugs producers and hospitals lock horns over medicine purchasing conditions. plus internet bullying is a sad trend among today's teens but apparently one youngster has found a way to fight back and learn what's in the tool box around to. write the same. first rate. and i think that you're. on the record when. i. am. on the. just about all the odds you will drop dead for now although israel has renewed
attacks on gaza after the fragile cease fire with hamas came to an end but there's another battle tel aviv is fighting but this time it's inside its own borders aimed against those daring to speak out against the offensive paullus live reports the warning gaza is becoming a hash tag headache the air war in the skies has been joined by the hot air war online with almost two thousand casualties across the border it's no wonder many arab israelis are rebelling in support of the gaza brethren but sometimes there's a price to pay as russians are treated in the most russia helped organize demonstrations against the israeli army and posted online about what he and others call the i.d.f. massacres in gaza the police investigated me several times for my political activity especially during the war period and also i have received threats through the phone through facebook by right wing callers who work for
things like. killing and things like that several israeli mayors have suspended outworkers for posting support for gaza's fighters online some israeli universities hospitals and even mobile phone companies have followed suit one student who wore a t. shirt with the word palestine and a cafe near a traditional palestinian scarf now faces possible expulsion they are expressing their opinion it might be in a sarcastic way but it doesn't have any incitement to violence it doesn't have any inside and four and says i'm it doesn't call for any act of favorite islands and therefore legally speaking it is part of the speech that should be given the protection of the constitutional air protection arab students were too frightened to speak to us on camera but what they would say is that the university had completely ignored posts calling for the death. the reality shows us not only now but also before that when it gets to the freedom of expression of the arabs it is
easily more easily districted deals with such cases as the head of a worker's rights organization he's now contacted almost daily baraboo police have been fired or suspended for speaking out against israel's operation in gaza even those who condemn the racism of far right wing israelis face punishment sadly we have been in this before the full. of a situation like this time it's what's more wider. your fear that sort of hate the situation of really going to about. i'm not feeling the government is doing anything for a country that claims to be the only democracy in the region it's a serious charge in today's world the fight for public opinion is arguably as important if not more than what goes on on the battlefield as critics of israel's operation in gaza continue to climb both in and outside the country tel aviv will
need to find a more efficient weapon than just merely trying to silence her detractors poilus here r t tel aviv or let's get into the r.t. world now some other global headlines in brief straight to pakistan where supporters of an anti government cleric of clashed with police in several cities one person was killed in the violence several arrested a kind of basic card to be returned to pakistan in june vowing to stage mass protests to topple the government accusing it of rampant corruption. in southern yemen al qaeda militants have executed at least fifteen soldiers witnesses say the bus was in the town of shit now according to unconfirmed reports their bodies were beheaded earlier this week al qaeda claimed responsibility for a number of attacks on the army in the south and southeast of yemen that claimed the lives of twenty soldiers. so. libyans protesting in tripoli benghazi
and misrata against the official handover of power to the country's newly elected government the violence has sharpened libya's political divisions as pro-government forces clashed with groups of former rebels is the missed meanwhile the newly inaugurated parliament is threatening to act against warring will issues who don't abide by its call for an immediate cease fire the struggle for power began immediately after the overthrow of the regime of moammar gadhafi twenty years. now skyrocketing tuition fees in america are now forcing many students to actually struggle to find any food for thought so some universities are now setting up soup kitchens to make sure their pupils can make it through the day aunties and i study reports. college enter a world of possibilities. well crippling student debt after leaving these stores is one pandemic that's already well established in the u.s. what's not often talked about is another dangerous trend college student hunger.
i've often seen students in my classes you know eating chips or something like that and my first reaction is oh it's a little snack but very well that could be lunch that summer time so most colleges around america are largely deserted but even so in schools like this one preparations are well underway to feed those in need when they come back in september according to the college and university food bank alliance there are about one hundred twenty food pantries at higher education institutions throughout the u.s. dozens more are in the process of being set up like here at nassau community college in new york's long island they're choosing to do something to help themselves and to improve their lot in life by going to school they have to decide where their funds are going to go so some of it's going to textbooks and to tuition that leaves less money for people to put food on their tables the food pantry boom is only beginning as prices for education skyrocket having grown by five hundred forty percent since the eighty's according to the u.s.
department of labor so people are coming here in the not even way. they can barely afford the tuition nineteen year old stacy abby is a originally from an upper middle class family in india living below the poverty line since moving to america it's a negative mentality sometimes when people say oh you're coming to our country and you're taking all the lead and all the food stamps we don't use any of that as my family is scared that we're going to get stacey says there are many more students like her most of them she says keep their hunger to themselves it's kind of embarrassing to go and tell that to people when you see that other people have it and you don't. but i've seen a lot of students who are hungry and they eat. they say a muffin or something and. then i asked them all did you what did you have today a muffin is what they tell me and that's what they say in this community of twenty three thousand people the pantry is not only meant for students but also college
staff who are in need the plight of college students as part of a broader struggle in america where food security is a problem while policies to keep up with those in need often ignore reality when you listen to people in congress talking about yeah we'll cut food stamps by fifteen dollars a month they should try it well they should try to feed their families on food stamps on a.f.d.c. and see what a fifteen dollar cut would do well politicians narrow in on cutting costs rather than seeing the bigger picture it's volunteers like stacy along with two other students and faculty that are trying to help however they can by building and running what is for now a small space you don't have to be scared you don't have to be hungry there's someone out there who cares that they hope will make a real difference and artsy long island new york. thanks for sharing some of your saturday with us here in austin international next secret war zone secret drones special report coming your way.
during a press briefing president barack obama said something very unusual and used a certain term you almost never hear from a government bureaucrat he told the audience that in the immediate aftermath of nine eleven we america did some things that were wrong we did a whole lot of things that were right but we tortured some folks here it is a rare thing to hear someone in the white house admit to torturing people after nine eleven but the question is why did he say the. now please allow me to suspect first obama is the teleprompter master since he loves to read off a screen i doubt this was some sort of slip up this was probably done consciously but why well it always helps if you look good by condemning the moral failings of previous presidents liberals and democrats love to hate bush so this could be subs
kind of pandering or trying to look good by comparison headlines like obama condemns torture sounds nice and drown out the fact that he sure approves of shelling civilians in eastern ukraine if obama really does feel that the post nine eleven torture was a shameful part of american history that as the leader of the executive branch of the nation he could do a lot to punish those who did the torture then and prevent it from happening again in the future but if i do obama this is all just a bunch of sweet talk but that's just my opinion. as f. scott fitzgerald might have said free trade agreements are a racket like the movies and the brokerage business you cannot be honest with admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus the zero .
the. deep in the nevada desert for the past eighteen years the united states have been waging a secret war the war of the drones. our investigation begins at the focal point of this conflict creech air force base located close to las vegas. drones are these spooky looking unmanned flying objects. each of these robots are powerful spies able to observe but also to strike which is
proved devastating for al-qaeda operatives. close. a predator type drone can shoot at any point around the globe. pilot remains concealed in a bunker deep beneath the nevada desert. he can shoot a target in afghanistan or pakistan. in a nearby secluded town of indian springs and habitants observe the waltzing drones with a neighbor's benevolent i. i'm sure that we are constantly checked out i would be surprised if the drones aren't keeping tabs on us here.