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with high immigration of the past few decades germany has seen the developments of monocultural communities such as new in west berlin foreign influence in this area really is very evident you got lots of foreign signs and foreign shopfronts and at the very the discussions about education failures welfare abuses and crime within immigrant groups and you've got real problems with many of these issues popping into prejudices a lot of people still holds about immigration. the recent survey conducted by the foundation in germany found that almost a third of respondents felt that immigrants were coming to exploit the country's
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welfare system and should be sent home when jobs were scarce and almost the same amount for the country was being overrun by foreigners here you have a mixture you have a german here and you have english here and english here and this is turkish this is this is nice so everybody can read that but if it is only in arabia not only in turkish people they feel strange when they think where am i living this is an arabian city much of the ensuing to beit has focused on muslim immigrants with some migrant families reluctant to integrate into a society that they feel is prejudiced against them but i have my own personality or my own believe things on my own. the way i've been brought up don't think that changing my personality or the way i look or the way i talk or my even my mother tongue would change. when i would. have an effect on the german
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culture projects like this local community center and aiding integration and teaching children the german language from an early age but with few bilingual arabic or take if schools families likenesses sending their children to private school where they do not yet learn german despite the tough rhetoric from the top germany knowledge is that immigration is desirable for its economy that migrants have to be willing to integrate we need people in all of the industrial countries because we have not so many kids anymore i have no kids not of germans have no kids so where should the kids come from to work and help the industry going on so we need people from other countries to come in get it himself said. no one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others and a major challenge now with the fate plain white apron would be to chime bridge
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cultural divides which have been simmering quietly for a long time. then and coming up in about twenty minutes our exclusive interview with a leading german politician boss bach from the german christian democrats where he speaks about this divisive issue he says the main problem is that many muslims expect german society to adapt to the very way of life and not the other way around here's a quick taste. get back until american states are not multicultural failed because in germany we have too much coexistence of them togetherness and there are only a few examples of successful integration especially at this point i mustn't be any fault tolerance integrations means integrating into accepting society it means those who come here must make themselves fit into society it's not that society has to adopt cultural traditions and the laws of those who are coming. to be no
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compromise between the german i'm sorry alone. has no place here in germany so end of story. in iraq saddam hussein's a former deputy to rick has been sentenced to death a court found him guilty of persecuting islamic parties the head of the russian parliament foreign affairs committee says how well the verdict was deliberately timed to distract attention from the brow over the latest wiki leaks revelations four hundred thousand leaked u.s. secret files provide a gruesome litany of widespread killing and torture in iraq since the american invasion with tactics in prisons a little different to those which applied under saddam hussein the verdict on these was also criticized by british jeremy corbin he says executing a member of the old regime is wrong when more recent abuses need to be investigated . the reason they're doing it now and the correct on this is to divert attention
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away from the wiki leaks issue because wiki leaks have exposed the torture that has gone on systematically and i think the death sentence pronounced for meteoric is easy is to divert attention policy absolutely no point in this form of victor's justice being carried out will be nothing to reconcile people in iraq i think what we need is a real investigation into the behavior of the occupying forces and the iraqi army and its forces ever since the invasion of two thousand and three cancel the death penalty abandon the whole idea of the death penalty and instead look at the issues of human rights and justice and look at the behavior of forces ever since the invasion took place i do not see the value in executing terakhir seeds anymore than executing anybody else it will not bring the dead back it will further brutalise what is already a very brutal situation the death penalty does not work. and while some oppose the
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death sentence on tariq aziz the vatican has asked about iraq spares the life of the former iraqi foreign minister who is also a christian caryl turner from the start of the war coalition says the international community might be able to influence his fate. i think it's possible because it would not be perceived as being in line with the democratic justice to execute someone who is in the mid seventy's and who is according to my understanding already very early of a stroke at the beginning of this year he's suffering from cancer and so on so i think from the point of view of public relations for the maliki government is across the world it might well be the case that he'll be with pretty tough enough people through the thing i don't think that what's going on is going to bring in
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improvements to the situation in iraq the regime is pretty terrible what's in its place is not much better that's one of the things that wiki leaks is showing else and to execute. won't change that situation in my opinion what. citizens are looking for is a better a more secure and stable future in society to live in and the execution of terror because these doesn't bring that. this is still to come a full scale revolt. the frogs are shouting a lot of things they. find out why french demonstrators are intensifying strikes and protests against the government's changes despite president sarkozy standing firm. plus it's discipline which works we report on how
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x. offenders abandoned by everyone finally find peace at the center amended by an ex convict turned. russia's security service has uncovered and blocked a foreign financial network that was supplying money to militants in the north caucuses the increased funding was from abroad and was believed to be behind recent attacks in the region stevens has more. the russian security forces believe that this foreign funding is directly tied to the increase in unrest in the north caucasus and they're primarily looking at dogs stand. and chechnya the ages say they have uncovered a network in which dummy companies deposit money into banks that money is then withdrawn and then brought into russia via money mules and how much money has made it into the hands of militants is unclear but investigators assisted the money makes it to military leaders and then is doled out to foot soldiers one of the
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leaders that's it's expected to have witnessed it from this money is doku umarov now you name remember him as one of russia's most wanted criminals he's on the international most wanted list and he's also believed to be behind the moscow metro bombings that killed forty and left more than one hundred injured the most recent attack happened at chechnya when militants attacked the parliament building in the capital and killed three people also in the past month militants detonated a car bomb in a busy market in north the said shia investigators are saying that they feel that they put a hold on some of this violence that they're putting a good defense on it because they were able to stop some of the money flow but they're still investigating to find out exactly where all of this money is coming from and what groups are associated with this cash. don't forget that there's plenty more news online for you at our website r t v dot com you can find almost anything from cuisine guides to political blogs have
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a look at what's waiting for you. in zero gravity record for the international space station prepares to become the longest continuously manned space station orbiting earth can find out all the background. that's over one of moscow's most summer traditions may become history as the new mayor promises to stop the practice of switching off for weeks on end. water pumped into every home. in. iran has come one step closer to generating nuclear power for the very first time ever fuel is being loaded into the country's first reactor in the southern city of. the facility has been built and will be run with russian help or.
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more it will take for iran a little bit over a year for for the process for the preparation process to be complete and for the plan to start operating fully functional so it should start working in about december of two thousand and eleven now russia has been in bush era since the beginning for the last fifteen years russian specialists have been helping out in construction of the plant russia which is also the country that will be supplying the fuel and it also all be taking out the nuclear waste and this entire process of the bush era plant is being watched closely by the international atomic energy agency so the i.a.e.a. specialists have been on the ground all along and they will be all the ground as well for the next year. the iranians have been trying very hard to deal with the sanctions it's a day we witnessed a milestone in the launch of this plant the fuel is being loaded into the core of the reactor so this is the final phase of our process here secretary of state
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hillary clinton has also said that the united states is not worried about at this point what they're worried about more are other potential nuclear threats coming from other plants she did not specify where but obviously looks like iran is actually off the radar for the united states and i would say that probably the rest of the western community can also ease up on tehran's nuclear ambitions since it also seems to be only for peaceful purposes. the french senate has approved a controversial bill to raise the country's retirement age by two years despite weeks of nationwide protests and strikes the proposal is now one step closer to becoming law but students and workers are not finished demonstrating artie's confident as has the story crowds outside the preg senate are shouting one thing they are not tired despite the fact that there are senate recently passed the fringe controversial pension reform thank you there are time a age from sixty to sixty two hundred of people continue to take to the streets of
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the french capital demanding to change the minds and the mindset of the current government all of the slogans that they're shouting are somehow directed at the french president nicolas sarkozy they're calling him all sorts of names basically insisting that the pension reform is a violation of their rights of their given and earned the right to retire at the age of sixty and this is all of course despite the fact that the french enjoy one of the lowest retirement ages in the world and have a huge an external debt the fourth in the world and this reason for him is guaranteed by a very sick on a mission to help the french economy during these difficult time of getting over the effects of the global financial crisis but to the french people it is nothing but a call on nothing but a way to make sure that they stay in their jobs longer get paid less and this is why they are out on the streets of course they are preparing a nationwide protest vote to take place on thursday the twenty eighth of october
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but even now with this student holidays hundreds of people are taking to the streets across the french capital making sure that their disappointment is well heard and well reflected in the international media. let's have a look at some of the top stories from around the world now. a tsunami triggered by an earthquake has killed more than one hundred people in indonesia scores are missing and houses have been destroyed with many seeking refuge in shelters around twenty people have also been injured by hot ash and rocks from a volcano scientists had been warning that pressure building beneath mount merapi that lava dome could trigger one of the most powerful blasts in years indonesia experiences frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. health officials in haiti say the cholera outbreak that has killed over two hundred fifty people and infected more than three thousand is stabilizing earlier they feared it would spread to the
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one point five million people living in camps after their homes were wrecked in january's massive earthquake which killed three hundred thousand the u.n. has been airlifting chlorine to the worst affected areas to help provide clean drinking water with many relying on rivers or rainwater aid workers say the risk of infection is magnified by the nation's extreme property and those made homeless by the earthquake. russia's first church rehabilitation center is giving former criminals a second chance to get their life back on track the halfway house offers offenders a home and support in return for hard work and abstinence. visited the center. goes about is coping with the confidence of a man who's been doing it all his life in fact this is the first real job he has spent more than his life in prison for burglary drugs offenses. when i
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came here i had nothing no relatives or skills some people just give me the address but as soon as i came via allowed me to stay now my life is here. but that and thirty others live in his church from the dribble iteration center on the outskirts of moscow the first of its kind in russia those who comb mostly former criminals and drug addicts are given bed and board indefinitely in exchange they agree to avoid by a set of strict rules. that are sleeping quarters as you can see the conditions here are spartan not an extend this is due to the material limitations but also see thick ethos of this place people who stay here get up at seven work all day and then light out that eleven core drinking or smoking are excluded. most of the residents credit this man for saving them for that are xander was a young offender himself then a wrestler and soldier before finding god when he started a center nearly two decades ago the church was in ruins its surroundings
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a wasteland. trying to do this but it did not succeed god chose me to do this to curry the cross this is a difficult job i was once the victim of an assassination attempt but i have the strength to do it for that alexander says an iron hand is needed to deal with people more used to living by prison rules for a days here science punishments from reducing someone's portions at mealtimes to toilet cleaning and worst of all banishment. he knows everything about everyone a bad father is one who doesn't punish his children on the other hand if you have the smallest problem down to a torn shoe he's the man to take care of you. he's an extraordinary person although there is nothing wrong with me i have been here for years because of him. but for most the purpose is to leave eventually. i have found of
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boyfriend here now all i want is to get a job maybe study i want to go back into the world. you're a veteran of. now there are some stories which redefined the word lucky such as one motorist in moscow who incredibly survived a high speed luxury car crashed the car worth almost a quarter of a million dollars and top speeds of up to three hundred kilometers an hour flew off a busy street. a total write off miraculously only two people were hurt and walked away with minor injuries. used to car accidents. plenty of attention the driver thought to be from st petersburg judging from the vehicles plate number may however be deciding to take the train or the plane. now more on our top story in
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a moment the debate over the integration of immigrants in germany. speaks exclusively. from the german christian democrats about this divisive issue. and with strong views. said that multiculturalism had failed. public debate the issue of
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immigration. in the spotlight. more about this issue. also. democratic. thank you very much for joining us. well the chancellor said that multiculturalism had failed. by multiculturalism and get america out because angela merkel stated that multicultural failed because in germany we have too much coexistence of them togetherness and there are only a few examples of successful integration there are millions of examples of successful integration but there are too many examples of refusals and failures integration a song for the improvement of life perspectives of immigrants in germany that's why we should not live separately next to each other so to speak not equal to put together. a lot of debate. muslim immigrants polish. population here in the country is that fair to
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highlight that as part of the problem and we've always had immigration in our history we've immigrants today i'm always have them in the future three hundred years ago every third milliner brandenburger was a french protestant one hundred years ago polish immigrants came to work in mining and steel industries in the rural area but i'm recent years and decades people from other cultural backgrounds came for instance from turkey and northern africa are big countries and a long time ago we understood that these people are far bigger problems integrating than those who come from our neighboring european countries. so when we talk about integration what are you planning to do help integrate people who clearly aren't so next time. to meet that's the task of the people coming here to integrate themselves into society one can't come to germany sit down and say government please integrate me instead one has to make an effort to become part of this
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accepting society under state has to make offers to make integration work especially language courses hundreds of thousands of visit language courses over recent years this is a very encouraging result. but with top politicians are. dressing this issue of immigration in the way that they have with the very strong. general think that this is tucked into people's deep prejudices about immigration. and about islamic religion that actually pretty ignorant about it does i don't think that harsh words were used it's rather the right words sensibly politics begins with looking at the reality you know this reality there are millions of examples of the best kind of integration but there are also too many examples of failing and refusing to integrate under statistics say that the rate of unemployment among immigrants is double the average among the population because of those receiving welfare among immigrants is three times as high as among the population of and it
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makes no sense talking around this issue we must call things as they are in reality one cannot say i find a system of local benefits in germany very good but not the rule of law those who come to germany must respect the law of the constitution and our cultural traditions immigration especially. with this immigrants and the arabic immigrants has been happening for decades why has become so important again out. on the one hundred has to do with the big number of immigrants in germany we have four million muslims not only a book mostly of turkish origin and their origin and beliefs are becoming more and more visible for instance through the construction of a huge representative mosques which cars will be seen as a political symbol have two classes lately along. over the construction of a huge mosque to replace a smaller mosque it means islam is getting more visible and the other hand it has
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to do with the difference in the progress of integration between muslims. it isn't necessarily to do with our origins or social street. example of the children of vietnamese contract workers in the former g.d.r. or the. the so-called new people interviewed very successfully by the proportion of those children attending the best high school kids in germany fifty percent higher than the number of german kids consequently it must have something to do with the origin of the permits and their enthusiasm for education and that's why it's such a big issue now. by the bucket but do you accept that it's also the state's role in the government to be providing the infrastructure to enable integration to happen and that perhaps some of the failings now all failings on the government side as well. as also feel. that it's been a mistaken perception in german immigration policy that the second and third
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generations of immigrants would automatically integrate and why because they grew up here they attend school with our children would we see more integration problems with the second and third generations now. it's taken us a long time to start taking your sensory measures for instance there are nationwide language and integration courses when it comes to voluntary attendant of these courses or expectations are surpassed that means that those high demand comes to mandatory attendance of such language courses due to lack of language knowledge results are rather disappointing well with all these people got the highest need to attend it means we have some tough years ahead of us here because of. that there is a growing nationalist sentiment in the country no. so don't you think that it's more than i thought on both sides that to deal with this tolerance issue and i think there is a strong feeling of less that's and then when you've got
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a huge number of the population agreeing with statements that have very strong statements by people like us and we've heard saying that muslims are dumbing down the country why does that have such great support also i have to i have to beg you cordie but one should not mix up nationalism picky eaters i'm not a nationalist the somebody who thinks he's better than someone else because he belongs to a certain nation patriotism is love for your homeland love in your heart and is a good thing because i don't try to make me believe that it's nationalist to stick to my country defend its norms and values and cultural tradition it's has nothing to do with nationalism i'm happy for anyone who loves their home country but i want to love my home country as others do theirs without all the same as national.
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run as the colonel was her turn to retreat. broadcasting live from our studios in central moscow this is are you with us. now you don't want to be german but you want our benefits message from some politicians who accuse immigrants in the country of failing grade comments by chancellor angela merkel that. has failed have blown open a divisive debate on this sensitive topic. such. as these have been sentenced to death for persecuting islamic parties however some say the verdict. from the wiki leaks exposé of secret files showing widespread killing and torture by the us which replaced
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a dictator. the russian security services say they've cut off an international cash supply of funding terrorism in the north caucuses they say the money's been behind. in the region. next we go deep underground to explore the incredible subterranean world of manmade caves across the former soviet union. it's always docking people who come face to. make him a grenade go to doesn't work. great detail a long time ago now they played. and even perform religious rites. we know is that there is nothing accidental in god's deeds these manmade caves which are a significant part of russian history attempt to an underground.

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