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the ukrainian army vols to take bag rest of cities in the east street by street to break by brick archie is on the border trying to get into ukraine by bombing them fighting is making the trip through risky. and ukraine threatens to stop russian gas from the running through its transit pipeline we'll look at why the statement comes as a warning signal for us. the u.s. unleashes a new round of aid strikes in the northern iraq in an effort to stop the advance of the jihad as we report on how the same militants away empowered by washington policies. and the war in gaza that may have provoked a huge debate
a worldwide but israel is trying to silence the voices of those who stand against its military ambitions. a very warm welcome to you if you've just joined us on our team international we're live from moscow we're going to go straight into our story starting in ukraine a second attempt in the many days to create kid central square of tents has led to more protests and burning tires you're looking at right now at live pictures which tend to have been burned just seconds ago earlier protesters are said todd is on fire we're just on rooms of the black smoke high in. on saturday city authorities arrived at the square to clear it which apparently angered the protesters. the
exact same route happened on thursday when the first attempt to sweep my done early a scuffle broke out as people refuse to leave the area the camp city has been on my dime since last november when the m. to government protests first erupted our correspondent even to go to school is there follow her on twitter for the latest from kiev. but ukrainian army says it's preparing to take lugansk and skin the east street by street building by building the two cities are regional capitals and centers of empty government resistance and for that they're paying heavily at least four people were killed in the latest attack on lugansk that the army is shelling has left to much of the city destroyed areas struck into guns have been plotting automat by locals and as you can see here is hardly a spot that's being missed out of that those spots five hundred thousand people who used to live the almost half of them have now left me for national reports now from
the new russia ukraine border with thousands are a scape in the water. it's the final countdown for the against the unions for now eastern ukraine remains under the control of and together and forces are shelling seems intensified. to cover groceries 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 you are in the n.t. terror peroration zone where no one can guarantee your safety few hours research for a driver to take a switch to guns with little success then we met and i told the. he's sixty three years old and from the guns almost every day he travels to russia and then betty clay with a mission. when people escape from the attacks they take 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 no way mr recently people have started to ask him to bring the ring to close they've lost hope of a quick end to the crisis and the tory 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 the reporter go on you don't know if you'll be shot at or not when you're driving through the garden there is an area the army uses to attack the city where they're surrounded but they keep attacking the area so instead we try to get to deniece 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 is driving back there
and he admits the wrath he traced is really a boomerang effect i think they don't want to let the regime there which is why they are shooting at the roses they're also trying to cut us off from humanitarian aid food and water the moment is not xander 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 rafe nationality on the russian ukrainian border. saying and active role in crackdown in the east is the national guard a private funded special group that largely consists of ultranationalist now this video shows one of the units going on a witch hunt for what they call separatists you can see soldiers storming a house and detaining a man who's been beaten and then put in a car with a bag over his head. the.
camera is sending four and a half million dollars the war is. not in the lethal aid to ukraine a plane loaded with helmets bulletproof vests and sleeping bags has landed at any port in kiev the canadian prime minister said it's intended for troops fighting in the east of the country and is incorporation with nato allies sending similar ages . ukraine could cut the transit of russian gas to europe here believes it will help contribute to the pressure of moscow brought about with the e.u. sanctions but as a regular school reports it wouldn't just be russia that's hurt obviously it will affect russia's shipments to europe but it will 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 a hundred percent of their gas supply from russia via ukraine and of course with
all those countries have already found themselves out of the cold literally during 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 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 political analyst mathare saddam fell to believes ukraine's announcement is likely to raise eyebrows among its european partners. i saying 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 clear for all the states in southeast europe austria slovenia
hungary serbia and bulgaria to lobbying much more to get a very secure supply of gas and if you create is not willing to guarantee it there will be other options well one of these options which could be used to pump russian gas into euro bypassing ukraine is the south stream project for now the construction of the pie a bit is stalling under the pressure of the e.u. lawmakers who arguing it doesn't comply with some of the regulations now this is despite the south european nations involved thing they waited to adopt the necessary noise in order to finish the construction. the us has carried out new airstrikes on jihadist militants that have managed to occupied territories in northwestern iraq the us military has the video of the strike that targeted the a teller repositions 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 the islamists but as our t.v. got to be spun off reports many believe washington that paved the way for the rise of the hundred. one leaving behind a sovereign stable and self-reliant iraq three years on is america coming back today i will rise 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 oil refineries and dams
military hardware as well while 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 i don't have that to another but it wasn't just the two of you know the. not a lot of. cells on the model. because you know ken but i shall love it and i got so enough i'd say a lot in keep a 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 in bold and 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 or 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 to what do you believe the sun and state tightens its grip on iraq according to the un and 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. generalists journal why i believe syria help the iraqi people the u.s. would be better off reviewing its relations with regional allies that support the jihad instead of simply bombing the country entire focus of u.s. troop western foreign policy in the region has been to isolate syria eiseley around in both israel and the board back in their feces so if you're interested in alleviating the fire that is reaching across the middle east you 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 it's between six and nonsectarian so the rule must be to isolate known security and forces to bolster nonsectarian forces so they have to also look at the relationship with the saudi arabian to see the khatami's because we go for states who are fomenting. in the region and have been for a number of years now there was claims that involvement in iraq will be a limited one with obama promising not to send more troops back they now u.s. troops were first employed in iraq in march of two thousand and three and their number peaked four years later reaching one hundred sixty six thousand the president began to shrink when president barack obama announced the withdrawal in two thousand and nine at war correspondent erica among the says despite obama's promises the new campaign in iraq will sink to mend more and more soldiers.
token here strikes there designed to scare the. sunni forces and to boost the morale of the shia forces the problem is this is a classic situation we school in vietnam mission creep and so the u.s. 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 win to feed more forcefully if it wants to prop up the current government the world's largest oil firms and join forces for i think exploration coming up on i tunes and that still runs the maps and that and mobile are said to drill russia the other one most a well a multi-billion dollar deal and affected by the slowing relations between moscow and washington. they have side where the funds are going to go so some of it's
going to textbooks and to tuition that means less money for people to put food on the tables apologists across the u.s. set up food banks to help hungry cash strapped students we'll tell you all just a few minutes. we speak your language or not a. news programs and documentaries in spanish what matters to you breaking news a little turn to tip angles the stories. you hear. that troy. find out more visit. i was trained. in december two thousand and. more likely to be raped in college
and in the real world. i don't think simple did that to each other when they knew each other i thought rape was a stranger in the bushes. girl complaining about the son of an alum. millions of dollars in the school why listen to somebody who's going to lose money at the school of schools that make money base decisions are much more common than they would ever admit publicly. on monday for more international news here on our t.v. oil giants from russia and america have begun a joint project to explore the arctic and after that some mobile will be using a giant rig to drill the first well in
a program that will be russia's most nor the wind platform covered with big eyes for most of the sea where the two will be operating is up to three hundred and fifty meters deep but underneath all of it is that is an estimated six a billion tons of extractable oil it belongs to the west siberia province which already provides russia with most of its oil and gas president putin has praised the pragmatic approach of exxon mobil which is hoping for long term cooperation the boy fields of the center for policy studies think tank believes that despite things is this has a potential to become a successful example of international teamwork. this particular project they've been working on it for several years. mobility already invested many many millions of dollars so they could do with the oil and they're going to have the sanctions do not apply to this particular project because the do you was already
sorry the russian oil company has a twenty percent investment by being rude to spread a mobile x. armory location provides new sources facility of hydrocarbons so they really need time and they've already invested a considerable amount of money so they'd have to write that off if things didn't go ahead so i think in that respect my prospects are relatively optimistic but my duties look at what we've lined up for you online may learn how cancer patients in the u.k. are losing the battle for life while drugs producers and hospitals love holland over medicine purchase condition of. internet bullying is a sad trend among teenagers these days but a very poor one youngster has found a way back to fight that alone one thousand one hundred twelve blocks on our team dot com. at least five palestinians have reportedly been killed
in gaza on saturday a day after the fragile cease fire with hamas crumbled but there is another battle televisa fighting this time with inside its own borders anger against those daring to speak out against the offensive policy or reports. the war going 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 treating 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 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 an incitement forty cism it doesn't call for any act of faith violence and therefore legally speaking it is part of the speech that should be given protection for constitutional heir 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 their 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 restricted l.f. a tip deals with such cases as the head of a worker's rights organization is now contacted almost daily baraboo police have been fired. 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 for the second intifada of a situation like this time it's much more wider. and your fear that some of the fates. of really going to the bad. i'm not feeling that the government is doing to 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 policy r t tel aviv. and i never drink or hate in tensions between out of mania and as a ridge on blood amid purging is getting both leaders together in sochi and the meeting comes after a spike in violence between rival armies in the. play of and the latest skirmish is that these eighteen soldiers were killed the predominant the iranian region has been in dispute for more than twenty years since the twenty one thousand is a war between the two sides now the conflict ended with the region proclaiming independence or the us invasion still claims it as its own territory guardian columnist some of them still believes russia will do everything possible to prevent another spiral of violence on its borders. i don't think russia wants any reversion to arms because there's already been the problem in ukraine. and russia doesn't
want another. conflict breaking out you know very close to a certain territory and it's about the worst sort of clashes for almost twenty years i mean i covered the clashes initially in the early ninety's when the whole thing started and then there was a ceasefire. in one thousand nine hundred forty. the worst thing since that. and other world news these are the people who have suffered. burns after an explosion at a petrol station in the capital russia's republic of dagestan the entire station was engulfed in a fireball after two blasts the white house and the state in damage it's unclear what course the incident. in pakistan are supporters of an anti-government cleric have clashed with police in several cities one person was killed in the violence and several arrested ana debates. three return to pakistan in june involved to
stage mass protests to topple the government accusing it of corruption. and solve the in yemen al qaeda militants have executed at least fifteen soldiers witnesses say their bus was ambushed near the town of shoe bomb holding two 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. several thousand libyans protested in tripoli benghazi and ms rogers gave the official handover of power to the country's newly elected government the violence has sharpened libya's political divisions as pro-government forces clash with groups of former rebels and islamists meanwhile the newly inaugurated problem and has threatened to act against warning militias 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 one of the duffy in two thousand and eleven. skyrocketing tuition fees in america are now forcing many
students to struggle to find any food for thought some universities and all setting up soup kitchens to make sure they peoples can make it through the day r.t. is an associate you're going to reports. college enter a world of possibilities. well crippling student debt after leaving these doors 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 often 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 into 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 a country and you're taking all the lead and all the food stamps we don't use any of that is my family is scared they were 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 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 we'll cook food stamps by fifteen dollars a month they should try it well they should try to feed their families on food stamps so on they have to see and see what a fifteen dollars cup 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. coming up breaking the fact. 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 this now please allow me to spend 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 some kind of pandering or trying to look good by comparison headlines like obama condemns torture some 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 . what's happening guys i'm abby martin and this is breaking in the set or we've got a packed show for you today will be covering the a ball outbreak in west africa the fallacy of missouri's new right to farm amendment and feature an exclusive interview with a sitting member of parliament george galloway about the recent developments in iraq so let's get to it and let's break that. it was a.