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the u.s. war machine awaits orders to strike syria but barack obama says he would like to be biking over lawmakers fast enough to keep world powers and many americans speak out against intervention. that says legitimate groups and dismissed allegations that the syrian government to use the w m d's as the to nelson's appealing to the u.s. president as a nobel peace prize winner to think of the bloodshed you might call this. and also this hour of recount debt increases alongside financial aid from the e.u. as our friends struggles to appease international lenders i made reports it may need a sad bailout. the
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latest news on the week's top stories you're watching the weekly on our c with me you are our thanks for joining us again is the distant cries of anti-war protesters barack obama has pulled back from a strike against syria at least for now the u.s. president has decided to ask congress which doesn't reconvene for over a week to give its backing for a war which he says needs to be launched obama wants to punish damascus for its alleged use of chemical weapons but still has not publicly presented prove to back up his accusations and international position towards an attack is mounting as important i reports now. obama said although he does believe that he has the authority to carry out a military attack without approval from congress he feels that the country would be strengthened by a public debate on the matter now the u.s. leader says that he feels absolutely comfortable carrying out
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a military attack against syria without the approval of the u.n. security council according to international law and he and a military strike taken needs approval from the security council and a resolution to be adopted but u.s. officials believe that any security draft resolution allowing for the use of force against syria would be vetoed by russia and or china now obama says washington's planned military strike against the mask is not time sensitive meaning it could happen one week from now or one month from now but ultimately the u.s. president says that the syrian government of bashar al assad will pay consequences for allegedly using chemical weapons after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets and should not be an open ended intervention we would not put boots on the ground. it would be designed to be limited duration and scope the white house released
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assessment of this use of chemical weapons on august twenty first and a countless amount of experts were not convinced by the intelligence that's been presented no where in the report did the u.s. confirm that assad the assad government used chemical weapons instead the four page report used were being such as we assess with high confidence or multiple streams of intelligence indicate that this week also saw america's major ally britain opting out of military intervention in syria and nato also said it would not be participating in a potential military strike in the meantime the u.n. investigation team that recently returned from damascus has announced that atta lising the samples from the site of the alleged syria come syrian chemical attack three weeks and many countries as well as the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon have asked that no military action be taken before
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u.n. experts present their conclusion u.s. officials say the president made a last minute decision to seek the approval of lawmakers obama reaches intended to decide on military action against syria without congressional consent the president's under public pressure on the home front as most americans don't appear to share his confidence that a military attack is necessary overhauls of those americans who took part in the reuters poll said they don't want any kind of u.s. involvement in syria only twenty percent are in favor asked whether assad should if he's implicated in the use of chemical weapons less than sixty percent said yes meanwhile silence is the only country that's agreed to help the u.s. attack syria but paris says it will wait for washington to make the first move and political analyst phyllis bennis things the white house was forced to turn to congress for support of most of its allies refused to weigh in. he was prepared to go without a united nations resolution which of course would make any military strike illegal
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but he was counting on certainly the brits he was counting on the u.k. to come on board i think he was quite blindsided by that decision by the british parliament and then to find out that nato said no and that the arab league said no france isn't quite enough as an international allies i think all of that plus the fact that almost two hundred members of congress have signed letters in recent days demanding that there be some consultation with congress the whole question of what happens the day after is not on the agenda we can say all we want our intention is a narrow targeted strike just a day or two this is not a major a major military campaign well it's not a major kill military campaign until it is what is of course syria tries to retaliate against one of the u.s. warships that are off the syrian coast what if it tries to shoot down a u.s. plane what if it retaliates against israel what if it attacks a u.s.
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base in one of the neighboring countries all of these things would be then met by greater u.s. retaliation to that act we can't assume that the u.s. would take the position we didn't intend this to be more than a couple days we're not going to respond they would certainly respond and that threatens the whole possibility of the united states being pulled directly into this very complicated civil war inside syria so whatever happens it's going to be the people of syria who pay the final price. into the patient of an order to strike american naval forces have been massing in the mediterranean over the sea when crows find destroyers are ready to take part and sold and assault ships with hundreds of marines on board has also drawn them official stress the troops are merely there as a precaution was not plans to deploy them in syria but destroy its packs some serious fire power each of them carries up to ninety tomahawk cruise missiles they can strike syria from
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a safe distance while dealing massive damage to the country and in response to the u.s. deployment damascus says it's on full calm but at. the latest from the syrian capital for us i followed obama's message from the white house i was. with syrians and i had a very good opportunity a chance to see their vivid reaction to their to read their faces and to see all the developments of the emotions and feelings that i have to say that if at the beginning of a bomb a speech people were nervous and would tans and of course were frightened obviously what i saw at the end of the message from america was relieved what i saw in people's eyes because the president said that the u.s. should take a minute to response to chemical weapons use in syria and that could happen tomorrow next week or next month he'll see congress' approval for attack in syria
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and that manned delay for everybody here and many here are two good legs that strategy they say congress is unlikely to a group interaction against syria so there's a strike they've been waiting for several days and they are the pressure they been leave in. the first announced a possible strike against syria they can now forget about that at least for some time. president putin asked question the existence of u.s. evidence that assad's forces used chemical weapons calling the claims nonsense he also warned barack obama against military action urging him to think of the possible civilian victims on his front on this hostile. moscow has been very busy this week urging the west not to intervene in the situation in syria vladimir putin spoke on the situation saying that the idea of the assad regime using chemical
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weapons that in country is ridiculous saying the situation on the ground just does not allow for it he said that the g twenty summit this week is a good place for the global leaders to discuss the situation in syria he also called on president obama as a nobel laureate not just as a fellow head of state a winner of the nobel peace prize to consider his actions and what it would mean for military intervention and more loss of life in the country the president said of course russia is against the idea of the use of chemical weapons but in this case that the global community needed to wait for the u.n. to do its job and then present evidence to the u.n. security council and then they would decide how to react in a lawful manner according to international law and what he had to say about that when it comes to the stance of our american partners friends who are insisting that syrian forces have used w m d's in this case chemical weapons and stating to have proof they should demonstrate that proof to the u.n. inspectors and the security council because lames at the proof exists that cannot
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be shown to to secrecy do not stand up to criticism it's disrespectful towards america's global partners if there is proof it has to be shown it is not shown it doesn't exist and the president also said that he was pleasantly surprised at the situation in the u.k. as the british parliament debated and then voted down the idea of military intervention in syria right now the global community is waiting to see if the u.s. congress will follow suit and also continue in a spirited debate as obama has sent the idea of military intervention to congress. and retired u.s. air force lieutenant colonel karen kwiatkowski says the actions of the obama administration risk putting american forces alongside those they've called an enemy for years. we have allied ourselves twice now at least brock obama and washington d.c. the congress has done nothing to to prevent us from being allied with the very terroristic
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enemies that we talked about al-qaeda based al-qaeda linked organizations certainly in libya in fact in some of the same al qaeda groups in libya that are assisting and fighting the assad regime in damascus so i don't know what it will take to explain to barack obama what he is getting into the congress should be putting a stop to this several days of airstrikes will do very little it will demonstrate in many ways the weakness of the united states political regime and the lack of options that it has in really moving forward towards peace in the region. so to come this hour after the break marks twenty thirteen a bokken flight and you're watching live pictures from tarkovsky now so the clouds above most but it had to rain all morning but the aerobatic base is now returned to
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the skies as you can see here and will be here it will be bashes him just a few minutes to bring you the action from the air shows the final day. that's.
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the way. this is the way cahill announced the with me you know ship of allah let's move on now greece faces a battle with international lenders over control of the country's assets following suggestions it could need another ten billion here a rescue package to fulfill its financial obligations to the the two thousand and eight crisis led to a request for one hundred ten billion a year alone from the e.u.
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it would tend greece introduced a starvation measures and another one hundred seventy billion followed shortly the beginning of the turmoil so public debt to one hundred and twenty nine percent of g.d.p. and the extra eight bruce about by more than a quarter also and journalist chauncey's to follow believes athens has become addicted to being rescued and must default to begin its recovery. what happened during the last two or three years during the so-called salvation period was that greece became. for foreign intervention and foreign help it's simply impossible anymore during the three hundred twenty billion saying it was impossible even in two thousand and nine everybody knew that but they wanted to bring greece into the strap that help only foreign banks especially in germany france and some other countries we only shouldn't you should now it's to deform having the greek people in control of the procedure for euro zone create deficits and debts to the european
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very very well at the same time create their pieces to the european core so we were saying from two thousand and nine two thousand and ten that we should leave the eurozone again in our therapist and not in terms imposed by berlin brussels or any other place in europe it destroyed again the infrastructure of the greek economy not only of the greek economy the same thing happened in spain portugal and ireland all the countries that took the strait jacket off. of the monetary union. and my colleague kevin oh and discuss the mounting greek debt with your prescreen off as well as a number of international experts and this week and they look at where the money's going and heard helps. quite a lot of people are being affected these layoffs clearly are aimed mainly at the public sector and the public sector traditionally is the foundation of the
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greek economy and that's why so many people are taking to the streets to protest these my let's let's go to athens kind of go to. we've spoken to many times before every time we've talked about the huge amounts the billions being poured into greece from international lenders we heard it all there you seen it firsthand that you know the guys he's talking to at least a pretty depressed they don't see the light at the end of the tunnel you're in athens what's your view well it is obvious by now. the whole scenario adopted for greece has been like a the straw for. this by those huge huge bailout loans greek debt. very high have reached a peak over three hundred and twenty one billion euros did so that means that we're much worse than when the debt crisis started the bailouts were bad the bailouts were carolan new set of european studies in brussels. was it pouring good money
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after bad do you think you're a proponent of the bailout on the turn and it would have been much worse much worse situation i don't think from greece you have to look very far you simply look to bulgaria for example to see i mean the whole much worse it could have been still today living standards in reason are higher than they are in bulgaria is greece were to have left the euro zone and that's one savior of all further bailed i think it's a disastrous idea once you realized you've made a mistake you should stop doing it it is very simple the bailout is not helping the greek people we've just seen the images of people homeless people living in shelters losing their jobs cannot pay the rent their pension funds are disappearing now the bailout money is not aimed to help the greek people it is a. huge rescue package for bags just because who has benefited who has. number that most not the banks but i think germany has benefited most from the euro zone that's why i see the u.s. come painting on staying within the euro zone and that's why merkel has forty percent of the approval rate because germany is thriving germany exports all over
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europe and they are have a disability interest in having a stable currency zone. to london to brussels i can only say that he is looking at the completely wrong end of the stick simple is that the euro was a political project it never had any financial standing. and he is supporting a political decision not the economy and germany is has vowed to cover twenty six percent roughly a quarter of the bailout money that is going to greece now we're looking at two hundred fourteen billion that means german taxpayers in the end will have to pay for sixty billion euros this money is badly needed in germany our infrastructure is suffering the railway system needs. investment so does the famed out to bonn and the industry. i think mr the greek colleague is only rooke looking at
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this one side of the coin and not seeing and not realizing the long term effects. and for all the stories you won't find are mad to call right now you can learn about the breakthrough discovery of the so-called trojan asteroids it's all this has near the planet here and it's a two billion kilometers from the sun the typical asteroids line to check out why it was given this ancient greek name in particular. more inspectors more leads the fisherman operates as mates more than one time may have been using how many contaminated liquid at japan's crippled nuclear power plant explain the dangers at all to dot com for you. is the final hours of monks trying to confess jane the shocking case of everything new the airplane industry has to offer just outside the russian capital it's hosted dead iroh performances and seen
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a billion dollar contract signed heavy rain has threatened to bring it all down to us but scott is there and has some good news and look at him he's smiling no matter what support looks like mark has taken to the gray skies again right. yes despite the the best efforts of the weather the displays are well and truly underway on this the final day of twenty thirty and there was a delayed start with the crowd out being treated to a performance by the falcons and by the swifts the robotic displacing from the russian air force who took to the skies performing death defying stunts and some stomach churning moves as well to impress the crowds that have gathered here the hearty souls that have remained despite the terrible weather conditions in the conditions didn't make it particularly easy occasionally the fantastic perfect formations that the pilots were flying in would disappear behind the thick gray clouds above us but still the skills of the pilots in the rule of the engine was clear for all to see but unfortunately weather has put paid to any hopes of
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a performance by better cuzzi who is the helicopter a branch of the russian air force if you like the display team. their performance has been canceled for the day although they did perform earlier on over the course of the weekend and it isn't just display teams and not robotic performances that are on show there or also commercial planes as well the airbus a three eighty is circling overhead as we speak and there's also military aircraft that have been on display over the last few hours as well now the main focus of attention was the stealth fighter the t. fifty which took to the skies now this is going to be part of the russian air force from two thousand and sixteen testing on it is still being completed yet to be finalized but it's thought that by the end of this year then a bunch of those planes will be part of the russian air force once the testing is complete and can tell you the engine noise the roar of our stealth fighter was really rather deafening but it's not just the displays that are attracting the crowds as big business as you mentioned as well a huge amount of deals are being done in the aviation industry and this is already
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despite the fact there are a few hours left a record breaking here for months there are over representatives from over one thousand companies who are here from around forty four different countries trying to strike deals and they've already struck deals of around sixteen billion u.s. dollars in the hope is that more deals will be done in the final hours but the right now the moment is holding off the displays are continuing the crowds for the time being are remaining as well. timed pictures we're getting from that poll thank you very much indeed for that sound date. live from chicago. and more news now from across the globe it takes quite a bit of luck to avoid something like this a dashboard camera captured the moment a car on a coastal road in taiwan was hit by a landslide i'm just narey i would have been crushed by a giant boulder but massive rocks stopped just a few means has found the car what they're trying to suffering minor injuries
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taiwan is bracing itself for more talent pool is caused by tropical storm conway. thousands of people marched through the mexican capital in protest of the president's energy reform plans pena nieto wants to allow private companies to explore mexico's vast oil and gas reserves but those opposing the group say the president is just seeking to sell all of the nation's acids the mexican leader has relatively low approval ratings now and will speak to the nation on monday. as germany continues its nuclear power phase all out in the wake of japan's fukushima disaster plugging the energy gap is proving a tough task and there's now a public storm brewing over the wind turbines turbines which are popping up across the country to meet the demand for power peter only you have found out why it's such an environmentally friendly idea has caused such division. germany's wind
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farms are spinning out of control that's according to a new generation of don quixote's who feel hung on to drive by a lack of regulation on where windmills can be placed. it's turned into a nightmare for us we came here fourteen years ago and there were just two small wind turbines two years later the reform team since then another sixteen have gone up we moved here for tranquility and they have taken man away from us one of the main problems for people living in this area is the she assignees of the new turbines that overshadow their homes come on in the north of going to have been from march until the end of july we have a constant flickering in our kitchens it's very unpleasant you don't even want to breakfast there. germany has plans to increase the amount of energy drawn from the wind almost three fold over the coming years modern wind turbines are around two
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hundred meters tall that's roughly double the height of the statue of liberty and they're springing up all across the german countryside this is seen previously nonpolitical people become activists trying to fight against a green energy lobby they feel is out of control and against turbines that they say are causing real damage to human health. these low frequency sounds are just constantly in your head and you feel it throughout your entire body when i can fall asleep it wakes me up in the night sometimes it feels like you can freeze i have a. playing i'm not going to eat when they're going around it's like there's permanent movement in my peripheral vision i work in this field and i understand that such movement has a real psychological effect on people it's not just that they're tall and noisy these massive new neighbors are also having a huge effect on house prices rocco is trying. to move away from the to his house
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is being a physio for the last funny few years without success. just on i've already calculated them into the all scheme price of not half the price so if i've had around fifty people come and look but no takers there's no concrete law in germany restricting where wind binds can be built meaning in some cases they can spring up just two hundred fifty meter is for residential areas but the same must apply if. he can be like this forever i don't want to leave but these noises make me sick but they have been times that i've sat in front of my house and cry. those cries being heard in the corridors of power though all the major parties in the upcoming election all stressing their commitment continuing jim in his race towards renewables which means more we mills peter all of the r.t. chairman i'm telling bank with more from the news team around such
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a minute's time before that he takes time to explore a russian village that's frozen in time. so the historic and for many americans tragic ruling in a bradley manning case just got a lot weirder because he has declared that he wants to live the rest of his life as a woman named chelsea well i'm glad his lawyer got him to keep this revelation to himself until the end of the trial but sadly he really should have pushed for him to keep quiet about this just a bit longer why you ask because if there is one thing i know about the mainstream media is that the second sex is involved everything else instantly becomes a distant second case in point what is the legacy of bill clinton is that the job murderer who are sure to nafta no is it a violent foreign policy throughout the world some. what's similar to bush's and
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obama's in locations like haiti somalia in the balkans etc no his legacy is based on the least important thing he committed as a president cheating on his wife for the years couldn't wasn't office the lewinsky scandal just smothered everything else i am pretty sure that if i know the mainstream media they are going to use manning as gender confusion to overshadow and drown out everything else involved in the case but that's just my opinion. in russia summertime means. russians love their family country houses at the end of the working week millions of people head straight for the peace and quiet of the villages a chance to recharge the batteries take a did an escape the hustle and bustle. bus if like me you're not lucky
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enough to have your own dacha little countryside are no isn't too hard to find. around two hundred kilometers from st petersburg there's a holiday village that promises beautiful old houses a warm river and a complete break from city life it's called mundra and it's supposed to be a place to turn back time and leave the warnings of the twenty first century behind . it turns out that trying to live the simple life isn't always quite as simple as it seems. hello to. you going to money.

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