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video for your media project free media. the syrian government takes its first step towards chemical disarmament with washington's threats of force remaining one of the main stumbling blocks for top diplomats meeting in geneva. the n.s.a. has reportedly been disguising itself as google to trick online users into surrendering private data using techniques from the world's top packard's. reporting that launches its latest crackdown on protestors britain is condemned for its willingness to support the actions of its gulf and i. live from our studio center here in moscow which just turned nine pm this is r.t.
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with international news and comment. syria has made a key step towards implementing russia's plan to remove its chemical weapons the un confirmed it has received documents which will see damascus join the chemical weapons convention this comes amid crucial talks between top russian and u.s. diplomats who are in geneva discussing the plan to put syria's chemical arsenal under international control. reports on what the sides have agreed on and what sticking points remain. a lot of people holding their breath in geneva and indeed around the world at the moment while russia's and the u.s.a.'s top diplomats meet to try to come to a diplomatic solution for a way of disarming syria of its chemical weapons a u.s. military strike against syria is currently on pause while john kerry and sergey lavrov meet and trying to rush out a viable diplomatic solution to the crisis now some progress has already been made
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we've received confirmation from the united nations that they've already received syria's treaty papers to sign up to the u.n. chemical weapons convention and this morning sore a meeting between john kerry. and the international envoy to syria lakhdar brahimi all expressed cautious optimism about the prospects of coming to a viable resolution a diplomatic solution to the crisis let's take a listen to the. government. joining the chemical weapons convention we have to show a professional so there goes that was the chemical weapons for if you should have been ization as regularly the night the nations. designed a road which would make sure that this issue is resolved quickly professionally. as soon as practical countries are presidents are deeply concerned about the death toll destruction. the both sides all sides
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and we are committed to try to work together beginning with this initiative on the chemical weapons in hopes that those efforts could pay off despite talk of working towards a diplomatic solution it seems that there are a number of sticking points that remain between the sides now one major issue could be the question of timing in this latest interview bashar al assad has said that. will start to provide information on its chemical weapons stockpiles thirty days after signing up to the u.n. chemical weapons convention this is something that john kerry has already rejected he's rejected this thirty day timeframe he says that he said last week that bashar al assad should be able to give up all of his chemical weapons within a week and he doesn't think that that's very viable that damascus will be able to
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do that that's already led a number of international observers to question how constructive such a strict timeframe from the usa is whether or not it's even viable considering that the process of chemical disarmament is extremely tricky and indeed dangerous now a u.s. military remains prepared and poised to strike syria if a deal is not come up with here in geneva and that is what is at stake here at these negotiations and russia has already said that this very strict condition is unacceptable that they are not going to be able to come to a diplomatic solution if the usa is threatening to use force against syria this is something that was echoed by bashar al assad in his latest t.v. interview as well. this won't be about syria signing a protocol and delivering it with no positive feedback it has to be a mutual process and above all the united states has to give up its policy of
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threatening syria once we see the united states truly want stability in the middle east and once we see it refrain from threatening us and pursuing intervention once we see them stop supplying weapons to terrorists then we'll consider this process is truly acceptable for syria and we'll look to finalize it russia should play a major role in the disarmament process but we don't trust washington and don't talk to them is the only party that can fulfill this role now so we are going to see if all these. major differences have been ironed out and if the two sides have been able to come together and issue of realistic plan and ultimately narrative avoid a u.s. military strike on syria. well the issue of syria is also dominating a meeting of the shanghai cooperation organization in kyrgyzstan a group which represents more than half the world's population the summit so iran's new president insists that any possibility of force against syria must be condemned
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and diverted. has the details the russian president vladimir putin met with the iranian leader for the first time since he was elected and obviously syria was in the spotlight both countries are completely on the same page when it comes to understanding that any foreign military intervention would not only lead to more violence in syria itself but would risk spreading it throughout the whole region also both leaders are welcome to serious decision to sign up for the international convention on chemical weapons which basically bans the use and the fact that it agreed to the proposal to move control over its chemical arsenal to the international community in fact mr rouhani added that the way this proposal's been acting else or for greece feel chances for a peaceful solution in the meantime is now widely recognized including by u.n. senior officials that iran is a key player in the region it's a close ally of. there is no way
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a diplomatic peaceful solution. without getting involved in this summit here in curious stan is a great opportunity for to start doing so when i discuss the syrian crisis in the current diplomatic effort surrounding it. who has served as france's foreign interior and prime minister he told my colleague why he thinks the use of force will do nothing to end the years of bloodshed. i think we should do our best to avoid the use of force we know that the force without the force without. diplomatic effort. is always useless that's why the priority to do these negotiation but of course we should go forward and we should have results today we have one result which is the signature by the syrian regime of the convention on the ban of chemical weapons that's
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a first step but that's not enough washington is convinced syria agreed to be designed only because of the real threat of being attacked and bashar al assad says that's not the case or do you think well i think you're firmness is part of the game is showing some results but i think the main factor is the willingness of russia to take responsibility and russia taking the lead. making some proposals this is really changing the. figure of the whole fijian army of the of the situation threat of military force is now a stumbling block in negotiations and diplomacy as sad ones the threats to and why washington wants to keep the possibility of strikes on the table off the way out of this we know that military strikes are not easy. because there is nobody already in the congress favoring the use of force second because we know that in the last thirteen years the use of force did not gave any result in the international scene
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we've seen it in afghanistan we've seen it in iraq we've seen it in libya so we know that the solution for syria is not force. and we know also that there is a way to escape from force from the use of. an attack and this way out is to have some results on the ground some diplomatic results in order to find better solutions for the syrian problem that any other interests be behind the u.s. and its allies in wanting to strike syria beyond just punishing assad for the chemical attack here allegedly committed. well first we know that punishing assad should not be by force for that we have. the league the national legality we have the international criminal court so the answer to punish is never to use force the answer to punish is to go through justice that's
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the real issue but the main problem today again is to try to protect the syrian people and for that the force is not going to give us any force will mean more people dying on the ground it means new escalation we should not forget that not only we have a civil war in syria but we have a big fight between sunnis and shias and so the problem is not at the level of the use of force and we have seen in iraq that force. only created more problems we have one south than people dying every month in iraq so i don't think forces and then their answer is to use diplomacy to have steps going forward and that will eliminate the risk of force if we can have peace again. peter lavelle and his guests on cross talk program again addressed the syrian issue a little later today this time a debate the recent chemical disarmament proposal made by russia's president and
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you can watch the full show at seven thirty pm g.m.t. but here's a brief preview for you. which not just mr putin but many other people have been saying is this matter has to be dealt with in accordance with international law while all the great powers discuss everything with security council there are one hundred thousand syrians dead last time i came on this program october twentieth eleven there were three thousand syrians dead mark my words if this is numbers off it will be another one hundred thousand next time i appear and a hundred thousand after that what is extremely dangerous is when certain countries the united states britain to some extent france claim that they have a special prove all right which no one else has to intervene in those situations where they judge what they call international law norms being violated.
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crosstalk coming away seven thirty g m t at seven thirty pm now the n.s.a. in google's clothing and media reports suggest the u.s. spying agency has been gathering private data through a stealth site do so by carrying out so-called man in the middle attacks which help trick users into giving away information voluntarily now here's how it works imagine you would find something online when you just simply log on your computer you open up a search engine and then you type in the details now the interesting part when clicking on the go button your data is being sent directly is being transferred to the agency remotely connected to your internet service provider after that information is checked your request reaches its final destination in the blink of an eye you wouldn't even notice where britain's juice. h.q. is believed to be practicing the same technique but it's not only governments tracking your online steps universities trace students private data claiming this
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could improve the education experience or smith looks good intentions might lead to . remember the film minority report it's the one where tom cruise has the car in the future and uses paths in the day to stop crimes before they happen while the fictional feature is now universities are our allies in the electronic trail of students how often they use the library what books they get out even where they park their cars to create a picture of them and how they learn and they use the data in different ways the different you need for marketing courses but also to predict which students are likely to fail or dropouts and here's where it is into nineteen eighty-four territory in the dystopian novel any negative thoughts is thought crime every party member has the telly screen in his or her home which the thought police use to watch them and record anything that resembles an unorthodox opinion or in the struggle now look for
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a university in the midlands says it's considering doing something frighteningly similar monitoring student private emails but negative comments on their university experience to see if they're at risk of quitting. students at the london school of economics are not keen on the idea. that it would be an infringement of my integrity it sounds a bit the cia now i think people are the things that went on i think people are much more kind of them. to be more violated i don't think it's right it's a kill that you can say sure you wouldn't do it in denmark where i come from i think people would like that i would mom my emails to monetise. i mean the private e-mails to should have exclusive right to n.b.c. ok so again private universities do have a good track record for keeping dates are private but the worry here is that there's so much data and of course how it could be used ultimately the information could be used to allocate resources for example if it identifies the type of person
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most likely to fail universities could stop recruiting those people altogether or not waste money on trying to retain them as students start returning for a new academic year they'd better beware big brother is watching them now more closely than ever. here moscow right after the break we look at the crackdown on protesters in bahrain stay with us for more on that of the stories.
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pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure. wealthy british style. markets. can. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser report. news continues here in bahrain's ruling is threatening legal action against anyone
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taking part in protests for today on thursday and anti-government demonstration was violently dispersed by police meanwhile in london and holmes fish showcasing anti-rock equipment intended for bahrain security services so the protests from activists demanding the british government stop supporting oppressive regimes but human rights activists say the other way he says not even weapons or legal threats will stop the movement to change. we have witnessed a severe a crackdown on that peaceful protest since february two thousand and eleven and surprisingly those the protests have continued to protest and in fact nothing. we have seen. and participating on the crackdown. from carry on they did not. the more restrained the government the more water banned they basically issue more
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people are more determined to continue i mean we have seen the last month they stopped the people from protesting anywhere in manama and yet there is ongoing. and people are determined to continue. their more repression they face the more they are clearer about achieving their demand for freedom and democracy. only got more news online for the moment on the web site including from bad to worse at fukushima the operator of the crippled nuclear site admits the situation there is out of control. for more details on the crisis played facility. there flames ravaged a seaside tourist park in the american state of new jersey devouring fifty businesses including an ice cream shop dramatic footage on our web site right now.
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a blaze in the psychiatric clinic in northwestern russia has claimed thirty seven lives including a nurse who died trying to rescue others twenty three people managed to escape the fire which witnesses say had been caused by one of the patients france has the details. the fire reportedly broke out in the evening hours and in a wooden an excess of this facility in the northwest of russia in your the village of luca apparently this wooden and extent does the men's ward many of these patients were bed ridden at the time witnesses are saying that they saw a person within the facility who was engulfed in flames before the structure caught fire obviously investigators are taking a very serious look at this and trying to ascertain the cause of this blaze now crews arrived within minutes but it is said there was very heavy smoke and rescuers had spent the morning searching the surrounding areas to find possibly any patients who escaped the fire and run out into the into the areas surrounding the facility
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in are possibly still hiding so many many concerned people out there trying to find people who may have survived this blaze one nurse it's reported died trying to save patients now the emergencies ministry has said that it's cited this facility for safety violations and the facility had until august first of twenty fourteen to fix those a so obviously that's being looked at very closely on the under very tragic morning in the village of luca what really brought fire safety into focus the infamous lame horse nightclub in december of two thousand and nine one hundred fifty six people killed this was because of a pyrotechnics show on stage at the at the nightclub one leaf of the double doors was sealed shut and that really brought fire safety into focus here in russia and unfortunately tragedy has struck again last night and this morning in
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the northwest. some of the global headlines this hour in iraq. more skilled at least thirty people and injured dozens the blows targeted worshipers was there were leaving friday prince. it came just two days after over thirty shares were killed in explosions that struck a mosque in baghdad sectarian violence in iraq a search since two thousand and eight with over five thousand people losing their lives this year alone. four men found guilty of raping and killing a young woman in the indian capital have been sentenced to death by hanging the brutal attack on a moving bus in new delhi last december left the victim with severe injuries that led to her death two weeks later the vicious crime sparked a nationwide outrage and triggered massive protests the death sentence ruling could be appealed in the supreme court. so egypt now and of all the updates thousands of supporters of egypt's ousted president mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood
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have taken to the streets in cairo and elsewhere across the country demonstrators refused to knowledge the army backed government and are demanding morsi is reinstatement during a rally in alexandria protesters clashed with locals after being attacked with stones the brotherhood's top leaders and hundreds of activists have been arrested since a military coup in july. and to france now where nine members of topless protest movement femen were in court charged with damaging not true dharm cathedral during a protest this february the activists rang the cathedral's bells with wooden sticks and chanted no more pope the same protester homophobia members of the crane based movement to bed their breasts for a range of causes including gay rights political reform and the mistreatment of women red wine pungent cheese and for a graph that all products strongly associated with quality french produce and are
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developed in their masses across the country but key political figures are now going to great lengths to get french consumers to buy more homegrown products to boost the economy ortiz testor city reports on a new push to buy local and think national. when france's industry minister struck a pose looking as french as one could be consumer affairs minister been one more thought it was a joke this is a real food of on new moon to be. i don't believe it. in fact what it was message was serious choose french products over four and made one to help more of their countrymen keep jobs and appeal to french patriotism in the face of a thirteen year high unemployment rate with the number of jobless hitting three million for the first time a move that comes as france talks about reforms to restore global competitiveness a critical priority says the international monetary fund. a recent study suggests
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that if consumers were to buy only french made goods they would have to spend between one hundred three hundred euros more each month and amount that would have already weakened purchasing power because of all the publicity the french are even more aware now of made in france products versus those coming from the outside but most of the time the difference could really be seen in the prices of the goods for example as peaches from spain it costs a fortnight in five per kilo rather this one which is clearly marked made in france cost six ninety five per kilo that's a two year old difference so the question here is how well it will decide do you sell to the french. differently no i won't spend three hundred extra you have to find this money first. yes if i have the money certainly. just you know that it is no i think globalization allows us to find cheaper goods
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you know it's when you look at the product you know. those short or whatever you go got bought over heated i've been dug into in france but bottle of the been done elsewhere in fact a french political parties have been accused of hypocrisy as a local newspaper's investigation last year showed election campaign materials have been made in china bangladesh morocco you name it. here for example this little case is made in china so i'm not afraid buying sings in china that's the part the point is we have. no hope in france at all isn't d.c.m. is a brand that takes pride in having its manufacturing base in france its director says the study noise an important point that paying more to support their own industries creates local jobs it is far less of an economic burden than the cost of three point two million unemployed big amount of those ducks are of course.
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the social care we have in france and a big moment of the social care and employment so we'd move we would be much more healthier in france and with lower deficits public deficit if everyone was to have. a job the world trade organization has criticized this campaign as patriotic protectionism as fast as economic y. was getting trickier to manage politicians seem to be grasping at straws the government's new call to arms may look good on paper but its critics point out it could end up an economic fall pass. tests or sylvia r.t. paris. news continues in just half an hour with me and the news to me the meantime it is breaking the set with host abby martin coming your way.
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david silver and president of american atheists initially had his request for a custom license plate with the word atheist on it rejected atheist written with a one as the i was deemed to be just too offensive after some pressure the new jersey motor vehicles commission caved in allowed the plate this is only logical because a properly spelled atheist point had already been in use i look at this two ways one if you're going to give people the freedom of choice of expression then some people are going to express themselves in an offensive way so if you're terrified of offending people then why not just give everyone a random plate with a random number and no one will be offended at all or two if you really believe in freedom of speech and expression all that then allow drivers to pick whatever they want and be responsible for themselves if someone throws a brick through their car window for having an ultra offensive license plate and if
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you want to express yourself or express something really offensive on your car then you better be prepared for some blowback or at least a few people spitting on your windshield but the surest my opinion. of. what's going on guys i'm having my. and this is breaking this set so sadly these n.s.a. leaks just keep getting more depressing snowden's latest installment reveals that you the u.s.
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shares americans raw data with its most trustworthy friend in our life you guessed it israel yes thanks to a memo just published by journalist glenn greenwald we now know that the u.s. government gives unfiltered communications transcripts and metadata to israel and although the document says that the data cannot be used to deliberately target americans absolutely no legal binding enforcement is placed on the use of the data in other words nobody is in a force in our right to privacy but wait it gets worse not only does israel hold on to information about americans up to a four year but this memo is from two thousand and nine which means for the past five years all of this information is just kicking it in an israeli database great so now i don't just have to worry about my own government spying on me thanks so remember guys next time you tweet send an email or text make sure to give a shout out to our friends in israel and if you're sick of details from our private lives being stored inside.

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