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worldwide news live from moscow. thanks for joining us today u.s. officials say washington reportedly will not insist on a u.n. resolution threatening syria with the use of force in order to make it drop its chemical arsenal the first sign of progress towards the disarmament talks. in geneva and now the president assad is ready to join the chemical weapons convention the u.n. secretary general says he's optimistic the next round of talks could happen in october. she reports now on what both sides have agreed upon and what they have not. it's been a question of will they or won't they in geneva and so far there's been no answer to that question john kerry and sergey lavrov were locked in tense negotiations throughout the day and into the night more than fifteen hours of talks took place and now those negotiations over how to rid syria of its chemical weapons are set to
continue into saturday both parties trying to hammer out a deal and avoid a u.s. military strike against syria that is what is at stake care and already there have been some reports of progress with the u.s. and russia reportedly agreed on the size of syria's chemical weapons stockpiles speaking earlier john kerry and sergey lavrov expressed cautious optimism that they would be able to come up with a diplomatic solution to this crisis despite the diplomacy there are a number of sticking points that could put a spoke in the wheels of coming up with a workable deal here the first is the issue of timing in this latest t.v. interview syrian president bashar al assad said that damascus would begin to provide information about its chemical weapons stockpiles thirty days after signing up to the chemical weapons convention which is standard procedure and the u.n. has already confirmed that they have received serious documents for signing up to that treaty but john kerry has already rejected this day window that
bashar al assad spoke of and last week he said that he wants assad to be able to give up his weapons within the space of a week which he knows is on viable which has raised some questions from observers as to how constructive the u.s. approach is especially when it comes to the difficult task of disposing of chemical weapons now the second sticking point is the use of force john kerry has said that the u.s. military remains poised to strike syria if they fail to reach a deal here which has been hanging over these talks and it's a condition that russia says is completely. acceptable that a deal can only be struck if the u.s. military strike is off the table but in his latest interview as well has said that the negotiations are only going to work if the u.s. stops threatening military intervention so number of very different positions that need to be reconciled if the top diplomats here will be able to come to any
agreement over the course of the day john kerry's words that the u.s. remains poised to strike syria if an agreement isn't reached as a reminder of what the consequences could be if they fail to come up with a plan here. r.t. geneva. and r.t. to discuss the syrian crisis and the current diplomatic efforts surrounding it with dominic he served as france's foreign interior and prime minister he told my colleague. why he thinks the use of force will not bring the years of bloodshed to an end in syria. i think we should do our best to avoid the use of force we know that the force without law and the force without. diplomatic efforts is always useless that's why the priority to ease negotiation but of course we should go forward and we should have results today we have one result to see the signature by the syrian regime of the convention on the ban of chemical weapons
that's 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 no budget 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 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 in 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 legibly connected well first we know that punishing. 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 their answer to punish is to go through justice that's
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 i mean 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 cells and people dying every months in iraq so i don't think force is and then they answer is to use diplomacy to have steps going forward and that will eliminate the risk of force if we can have peace again. and it looks like the overwhelming majority of americans prefer a diplomatic solution to syria despite president obama's attempts to explain why he
would like to launch a military strike against a mass because for example of the latest reuters poll shows that the people as a majority who watched president obama's speech have been left well largely unmoved by his pleas for some sort of military strike against the assad regime in damascus let's bring up the numbers for you here on our let you know where the people stand right now three quarters of americans supporting a peaceful resolution to the crisis in syria that's going to be all about an international agreement to control weapons there and that reflects the antiwar feeling that overshadowed obama's request for congress to authorize an attack and the sentiments crucial to preventing further escalation that's according to lawrence freeman and political journalist who the executive intelligence review. president obama is in great trouble the american people were outraged about this war and they basically bombarded their congress men and women
a hundred to one in telegrams and calls and e-mails against this war so he was forced to back off on a policy that they're very old a week ago he was committed to launch a bombing campaign and i think the russian leadership and the american people have boxed a minutes you can't tell what's going to happen because there's so many different factors but we're clearly in a much improved geometry than we were a week ago are you watching live from moscow let's cross over now live pictures from our ruptly video agency you're looking at right there is geneva and we're on standby here on our for the minister of foreign affairs here in russia sort of left off he's going to be talking with his american counterpart all the u.s. secretary of state i should say that of john kerry syria the main issue this is day three of continued talks regarding the syrian crisis ongoing though in geneva and here at r.t.
with our ruptly video agency we're standing by to bring you the entire press conference here on the program. for the meantime though when it comes to the exodus of refugees from syria europe has found itself rather divided there are those who say the european union must help asylum seekers especially considering e.u. aid to rebels is a major driver of the conflict others though think rather differently and they question why e.u. taxpayers must bear the burden of another arab conflict and where e jihadists battle hardened in syria bringing tara back to europe peter all of the reports. here in europe we may be far away from the fighting in syria however the effects of violence are being seen in the form of tens of thousands of refugees flocking here to seek asylum just this last week the first of five thousand refugees arrived here in germany as part of a new resettlement program however there are those within europe that say that the
governments must bear some responsibility for these people having to flee the problem is the e.u. governments continue to support the rebels including the german intelligence and covertly and other ways i think it's completely cynical of germany to pretend to be this humanitarian receptor of five thousand refugees at the same time they're poor in aid let's stop the the reason that people are leaving their homes they don't leave it willingly with over two million people already having being displaced syria's neighbors are overwhelmed by the deluge of those fleeing for their lives that means that they seeking sanctuary having to look further afield towards countries in the balkans that can ill afford to have thousands of refugees turning up according to some politicians here will continue with sort of a deal that our government keeps opening its doors first it's five thousand then fifty thousand then more and more cities like living in count finance that we broke
it's not germany's responsibility to solve the problems of the arab world with tanks is that there's also concern that allowing these people access to europe could see the syria crisis being imported here is the goal to get five we're worried that those germans who went to syria to fight asaad will come back here trained in terre and live here amongst us like a ticking time bombs it's only a matter of time before a train station is blown up we demand that our security services stop them from returning as more people flee their homes the refugee crisis is one that said to continue for a long time. i want to back with more news after the break. you
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thanks for joining us here on out say quietly behind the scenes europe's debt crisis has been coalescing into a new storm more bailouts now certainly in the future greece is going to need billions island says it needs a credit line the portuguese government panicking over missed deadlines as well and on top of all of that there are deep reservations over europe's proposed banking union that would ultimately had brussels the power to shut down any bank on the continent i think there's a calf in office the story. these days may be calmer for europe be able to do in periods on the eurozone come out of recession after the longest period of economic misery since records began back in one thousand nine hundred five but the crisis is far from over and the cost in millions of lost jobs and economic stress remains a major concern economic recovery is at best fragile now output from the euro
zone's factories had fallen by a much more than expected in july unemployment remains a dramatic levels and some of the southern countries what's more a number of members and nations still are struggling to balance their finances raising fears that more bailouts will be needed in the future now while more loans have been ruled out for the moment bailouts were still very much at the top of the agenda at the recent meeting of euro zone ministers let's take a closer look at where the actual concerns lie today bailed out twice. still not in the clear greece is likely to need another ten billion euros just in order to bolster its finances but elections in germany mean that help isn't likely to come anytime soon voters in the blocks most powerful economy have grown tired of taxpayer funded rescues and problems in greece spell trouble for cyprus the two countries are intricately linked by history as well as common economic grounds cyprus was bailed out earlier this year for some ten billion euros but new data
shows that its economy is shrinking to the world level since the one nine hundred seventy s. raising the possibility that if greece does ask for more cash cyprus may not be far behind and asking for help now ireland may be exiting the bailout program at the end of the year but the country is also in line for euro zone aid now its finance minister had suggested a credit line of ten billion euros this is to serve as what he calls a backstop to give confidence to investors moving on to portugal that country faces a bumpy ride the country was set to end its bailout program in the middle of next year but that was before parts of the rescue were actually ruled illegal now officials in lisbon must scramble to find other ways of balancing the books. and now new worries with slovenia falling from economic grace billions of euros in bad loans make the country a candidate for euro zone bailout number five now that country has been in recession since last year and it's been scrambling to fix its banking center for
now euro zone finance ministers insist that slovenia won't need a bailout but the country has a long haul ahead before it's in the clear so when it comes to improvements in the eurozone economy better hold off on the champagne at least for now this account for no far to moscow and there's a little good news in the euro zone's latest unemployment numbers block wide has grown every month for two and a half years greece was given its first bailout but now with government about to stand the electoral test it could be crunch time for the single currency laura smith reports it could be make or break for the eurozone as the german election approaches europe's the region still stuck in recession with outbreaks of social unrest and some believe the outcome of the election could be a catalyst for change i think speaking to votes of klaus the former president of the czech republic that is the state capital markets conference here in london he
compares the european project to communism and says the time is now for the people of individual european countries to stand up and say the emperor has no clothes. everyone who. sees that it's impossible to continue. radical change. people to recruit. really is both a fundamental transition a fundamental transformation something we in over parts of europe in east central and eastern europe experienced two decades ago. too. likely is it do you think that will have its will stand and say the. question is. started to really. come from brussels klaus envisages europe as
a conglomerate of sovereign independent nation and he's found common ground with ukip snide. we have got two hundred fifty one days until the european election that takes place across the whole of europe that is the opportunity politically to cause an earthquake lobbying is important intelligence briefings are important argumentations important but in the end the thing that changes politics is the way people vote i think these european elections are a major opportunity right across the continent of europe to spark something that leads to referendums that leads to real change. and found recognition for a most unlikely source close a man well barroso the european commission president says new kid could become the primary force in british politics implying david cameron has jumped on the bandwagon of skepticism just to win though both klaus
agree the time is ripe for a fundamental decision should the eurozone limp along propped up by folding or should there be a return to an economic rationale and a year of based on intergovernmental cooperation rather than integration. smith now the european central bank is urging governments not to grow complacent over recent so-called signs of recovery pushing for more action and reforms likewise political economy for us a horse shell from the frankfurt school of finance and management he urges caution but he does say the end of the day some progress is being made. we have now the peak we reached a peak for example in unemployment and there are signs in the real economy but also in the political area for more progress to come in the future i'm not saying we're out of the woods what i'm seeing we are making progress or so although the situation is still difficult also in cyprus as well and we have to awarded to
cyprus krises come back and also. swap over to other countries of europe area but as i said i mean we have also you did the election in germany and i'm pretty confident that after this election more progress to come also into a political arrangement to fix further on the euro crisis also in germany germany has also a lot of it wanted us from the euro in our exports and so forth saw i see still the public although. some problems in the mood of the popular power to bailout it also seems but there is some support here in germany. or a world of daytime here on the program on r.t. to afghanistan now a suicide car bomb a car bomb exploded near a nato convoy in the southeast killing at least three civilians and the device is said to have exploded on a highway near kandahar city airport and no afghan or foreign troops were hurt it does come a day after insurgents launched an all out assault on the u.s.
consulate in the in the capital that killed two afghan soldiers and one security guard. police have stormed mexico city's central square clashing with teachers outraged to education loans protesters had camped out there for more than two weeks authorities used tear gas to disperse them saying they wanted to clear the square for independence day celebrations and the education reforms will see new tests on teachers to judge their level of performance. and the heavy violence has again broken out in the philippines between the army and of muslim rebel groups despite a ceasefire that was made on friday the morrow national liberation front continues to hold one hundred people hostage in the southwestern zamboanga city and more than fifty people though have been killed in six days of violence and fifteen thousand residents have been forced to flee the area. the fifth consecutive night of protests in turkey has once again seen violence between demonstrators and police
activists demanding police be punished for reportedly killing an opposition member that they claim was lethally hit by tear gas canister at one of the rallies his death sparked a nationwide outrage scuffles with police every night since the incident. now tourists are still flocking to israel for its speeches despite the threat of war spilling over from neighboring syria more than two million travelers have gone there for holidays in just this year so far and it's not his reports there are dangers lurking in the party zones of the capital and it pays to be prepared. the middle east is known for many things it's had more than its fair share of war and terror it has blistering sun and cool does it nights it is home to the mosquito the jellyfish and the scarring cockroach but the did your species aboard may just be the middle eastern male could it be the chemical makeup of the whole most humble
tricky one thing certain solid women are in for a shock they go after what they want and they're not afraid to just come up to you and talk to you in tell you what they think about you probably because they have confidence they take care of themselves too operators know only too well the dangers of vast cultural differences packaged into the orientation speech is a clear warnings of how to deal with the macho israeli male the advice reads like a grocery list don't be surprised if they take your number but have a regular girlfriend day by choosing to need to focus on dates and it means nothing in the program initiation along with advice on sunscreen sites of interest and we can hikes rachel remembers this warning about men in the kind of have to be prepared that they're expecting something that you may not be likely willing to reciprocate so they told us to be very straight forward from the beginning if you're not interested say now you know be really forceful about it that sort of thing it's not i don't live vice these lessons are put to the test and fast take it
tomorrow for example the twenty seven year old undercover agent is paid to work his magic not in some hostile in the state but when television dawns forwards through border notices are. usually really easy. going. or just laugh with her there's half a dozen amateur guides posted online on how to date and is rated men the best advice to give up on the fairy tale prince on a white horse the mentality is so different so growing. it's even. i mean it's outgoing to the point where people assert themselves too much but even the orientation speech and words of warning don't always soften the experience this guy just started talking to us and he started telling me how beautiful i was and all this stuff which i mean it's fine but than all the sudden
he's like can i kiss you and i was like yeah thanks that or at least be more forgiving don't think that it's necessarily there far think being forced to be in the army at the age of eighteen makes a very different lifestyle for them as opposed to marry again eighteen year old honestly it's just kind of about treating them like anyone else and i mean i guess they can be aggressive but if you just stop yourself that's been part of the fun of traveling is finding it out or for oneself which is why i'm at the flexing biceps on telegrams beaches and the mere naked suntan bodies a few cheap pick up lines and an aggressive attitude can seem a small price to pay for a golden summer holiday the r.t.e. television. thanks for joining us here on our team today fat cat bankers the money makers and how are your cash isn't really yours at all the kaiser report it's a wake up call in just a moment. david
silver 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 and allowed the plate this is only logical because it properly spoke atheist point had already been in use i look at this two ways one if you're going to give people the freedom of of choice. pression 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 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 show just my opinion. to come. biomass kaiser welcome to the kaiser report wow i can feel the fraud this give me the creepy creeps all over because i'm in connecticut stanford and greenwich this
is the headquarters of the global financial weapons of mass destruction manufacturing business and that's why we've come to find out what the frick is going on stacy herbert talk to me this episode is going to be dedicated to the notion of day fraud because he must have felt that standing in front of u.b.s. anywhere there's a banker wielding a derivative there is deja fraud happening now this concept of deja fraud was introduced by ray mcgovern a former cia analyst and he just wrote a letter an open letter to president obama about the syria situation and he referred to obama's use of a government assessment being sold as an intelligence summary they said this is deja fraud is like the downing street memo where tony blair ignored the advice of richard dearlove who is the head of m i six and just presented by a sexed up dossier let's call it a selective amnesia is something that was.