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intriguing story for you. to. visit. the ukrainian to take back cities in the east street by street brick by brick. on the border trying to get inside ukraine but the bombing in fighting is making it very dangerous. and ukraine. russian gas from going through its transit pipeline here on our international we look at why the statement comes as a clear warning for europe also. u.s. unleashes a new round of air strikes in northern iraq it's all an effort to stop the advance of jihadists. basically how the same militants were actually empowered by
washington standards of foreign policy. in the war it may have provoked a huge debate worldwide but israel is trying to silence the voices of those who stand against its military ambitions. a very warm welcome to you from all of us here at the international. headlines the ukrainian army says it's preparing to take. in the east street by street building by building in fact the two cities are regional capitals. of government resistance paying a very happy price at least four people were killed in the latest attack. now the army shelling has left much of the city destroyed locals in lou. they're actually
putting them up to to show where the areas are getting hit the worst in fact let's bring it up for you here on r.t. international here is essential to look at this red sports everywhere i mean ultimately decimated by bombing campaigns and all the five hundred thousand people who used to live there now nearly half have left or if and often are reporting from the russia ukraine border where thousands are escaping the water. it's the final countdown for lugansk and demands warnings for now eastern ukraine remains under the control of and together and forces the challenge in the region is intensifying we tried to cross the food to cover reveries to come the next 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 we're in the empty terror curation zone where no one can guarantee your safety for hours we search for a driver to take us towards the guns with little success then we met on the tolly
he's sixty three years old an ace from the guns almost every day he travels to russia and then betty clearly 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 new place so i bring them what they need the way. recently people have started to ask him to bring them into claims they've lost hope of a quick and to the crisis. anatoly 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 along on one of his salvage trips but he says he hasn't been able to get across the border for two days himself but above all of the world you don't know if you will be shot at or not when you're driving through the ganske there is an area the army uses to attack the syrian army they're surrounded but they keep attacking the syria
so instead we try to get to dinny ask we ask an anti government fighter what lies ahead 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's driving back there and he admits the route he traced it's really a boomerang but i think they don't want to let the refugees cross the russian border which is why they are shooting at the roads they're 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 the wrong several times but no one is answering race nationality on the russian ukrainian border. and playing an active role in kiev scrap down in the east is the national guard a privately funded special group that largely consists of ultranationalists this
video right here shows one of the units going on a witch hunt for what they call of separatists you can see the soldiers storming this house they end up detaining that man beating him up putting a bag over his head and throwing him in the back of a car. or canada is sending four and a half million dollars worth of non lethal aid to ukraine a plane loaded with helmets bulletproof vests and sleeping bags as the boarding. the canadian prime minister says is intended for troops fighting in the east of the country and is in cooperation with nato allies sending similar packagers. in the meantime ukraine could cut the transit of russian gas to europe kiev believes it will help contribute to the pressure on moscow brought about by the e.u. sanctions designed to use are going to go to school reports it wouldn't just be russia that ends up getting hurt obviously it will affect russia's shipments to hear about it will 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 we will those countries have already found themselves out in the cold literally here in this awful gas war 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 imposing 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 rise 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 slovenia hungary serbia and bulgaria to lobbying much more to get a very secure supply of us and if you create is not willing to guarantee it there will be other options. but one of these options which could be used to pump russian gas into europe bypassing ukraine is not have the south stream project for now the construction of the pipe is stalling under the pressure of e.u. lawmakers who seem to be arguing that some of it doesn't comply with certain regulations despite that though south european nations involved say they are ready to adopt the necessary laws in order to finish the construction. it's already international the u.s. has carried out new airstrikes on jihadist militants that have managed to occupied territories in northern iraq and the u.s. military has released 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 of islamists it is odd because going to reports many believe it's washington that actually paved the way for the rise of jihad is the number. one leaving behind a sovereign stable and self-reliant iraq three years on is america coming back today i'll summarize two 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 prove murdering anyone even muslims in its way destroying holy sites attacking religious
minorities taking control of key infrastructure including oil 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 slightly state to set its sights way beyond iraq and syria. and could tell you. and i know. that to another but it wasn't just to you know to come and live in that not only not enough to get out of the cells and them out of them. because you know can't but i shall love to the girl so another file that i say the innkeeper will of dealing with them on its own baghdad 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 isis isis is now involved in in two 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 stop isis in iraq are allied with isis in syria that is the real contradiction to this whole policy white house says that the limited u.s. military action in iraq could be extended but what is the way the slum and state tightens its grip on iraq according to the un and around two hundred thousand new refugees have fled their homes what isis claims it's made more than a dozen military gains over the past five days alone you are just going off r t. and journalist john white believes to help the iraqi people the u.s. we're better off reviewing its relations with the regional allies that support the jihad instead of simply bombing the country entire focus over u.s. short western foreign policy in the region has been to eisley. icily around both israel and the snowboard back in their feces so if you're interested in alleviating the fire as reaching across the middle east they have to understand
that the divide in the region right now is not between sunni and shia it's not between rich woman on this one is between sectarian and known c.t.d. and so the rule must be to isolate known security and forces to boston on state t.v. the force and so they have to also look at their relationship with the saudi arabian koku see that khatami's. they go for cities who are four main thing in funding this chaos in the region and have been for quite a number of years now with the us claims its involvement in iraq will be limited but obama promising not to send more troops back but the us soldiers are first applause in iraq in march of two thousand and three the number peaked four years later reaching one hundred sixty six thousand and the president began to shrink when president barack 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 more and more
soldiers. told in the air 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 where your school and vietnam mission creep and to the u.s. is already sent in at least eight hundred combat troops special forces into iraq there are 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 be more forcefully if it wants to prop up the current government thanks for joining us today the world's largest oil fall joining forces for arctic exploration coming up and all its international and exxon mobil is set to drill russia's northernmost well in
a multi billion dollar deal on affected by the souring 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 wish and that leaves less money for people to put food on the table to colleges across the u.s. food banks to help the hungry cash strapped students or that in a few minutes. i marinate join me. in that in part and. for kerry to contribute and much. only on bass and.
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thanks for joining us today oil giants from russia and america are set to begin their joint project to explore the arctic an exxon mobile will be using a giant rig to drill the first well in a program that will be russia's most northerly platform now covered with thick ice for most of the year the sea where the tool be operating is up to three hundred fifty meters deep but underneath all of that is an estimated six billion tons of extractable oil belongs to the west siberia province which already provides russia with most of its oil and gas and keith field of the center for policy studies think tank he believes that despite the sanctions this has potential to become a successful example of international cooperation. this particular project they've been working on it for several years next 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 rude to spell most bill accelerating location provides a new source is the city of hydro carbons so they really need this time and they've already invested a considerable amount of money it's 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 i want to quickly go i have lined up for you on our website right now you can learn how cancer patients in the u.k. are losing the battle for life while drugs producers and hospitals continue to 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 to learn what's inside her toolbox at odd to dot com. right. first street. and i think you're. on the record with. hello again israel has renewed attacks on gaza after the fragile cease fire with hamas crumbled but yet there's another battle television is fighting and this time . it's inside its own borders in fact it's aimed against those who are daring to speak out against the offensive party's policy in airports the ruling 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 received through the phone through facebook by right wing callers who were 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 an act of favor ireland's and therefore legally speaking it is part of the speech that should be given the protection of the constitutional 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 distracted. deals with such cases as the head of a worker's rights organization is now contacted almost daily by arab employees who've 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 this before the full. of a situation like this time it's what's more why the. viewer feel that sort of hate the situation 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 on t.v. tel aviv and the r.t. world operate open up by pakistan where supporters of an anti government cleric of clashed with police in several cities and one person was killed in the violence and
many others arrested kind of a base attack here it will return to pakistan in june vowing to stage mass protests to topple the government accusing it of deep corruption. and in southern yemen al-qaeda militants have executed at least fifteen soldiers witnesses say their bus was ambushed near the town of. 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 claimed the lives of twenty soldiers. and several thousand libyans protesting in tripoli benghazi and misratah against the official handover of power to the country's newly elected government the violence has sharpened libya's political divisions. pro-government forces clashed with groups of former rebels is the first meanwhile the newly inaugurated parliament has threatened against warring ministers who don't abide by its call for an immediate ceasefire
a struggle for power we've got immediately after the overthrow of moammar gadhafi in two thousand and. twelve skyrocketing tuition fees in america are now forcing many students to 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. college and turn a world of possibilities. well crippling student debt after leaving these doors as one pandemic that's already well established in the u.s. what's not often talked about is another dangerous trend college student hunger and 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 summertime 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 and they're not even why. they can barely afford the tuition nineteen year old stacy abby is a real. only 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 a country and you're taking all the lead in all the food stands so 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 you know. did you what did you have today a muffin is what they tell me and it's that it's very sad 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 you will cut food stamps by fifteen dollars a month they should treat 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 stacey 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. long island new york are just around the corner here in our international air and aid hearing from two time u.s. presidential candidate ron paul all the tourists on turns of american foreign policy geostrategic on bush.
a few weeks ago we discussed detroit's plans to shut off water to those who can't pay their bills logically what a basic human assessor he could get taken away some protesters gathered to give their opinion on the issue at our plaza and what is the response from the state maybe some sort of dialogue or explanation as to why they have to turn off the water you know they turned up on the high tech quote non lethal weaponry against the protesters they used an l. red system which basically blasted the protesters with sound which sounds but intended humane until you look into it and read that the weapon can cause permanent hearing loss the company even admits this is true at less than fifteen meters we see all across the country so-called non-lethal weapons being used to very harmful and even to well we thought ns but why does this happen because they make breaking up protest easy unsafe for the cops remember in the old days when you had to physically break up protests or things like el read allow any coward to just flip
a switch to disperse a crowd with not a drop of blood visible and the fact that it seems not harmful as the police to be justified in using it whenever they want for the sake of the constitution i think no police forces should be able to use the l. red technology but that's just my opinion. when the unit being union for them is to make ukraine become part of it it clearly contributed to the fact that gratian of tensions within ukraine ukraine will not become part of the european union the won't tell tales ukraine obstinately doesn't have the economic level to become part of the e.u. for then.
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