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russia and the u.s. reach a deal on dismantling syria's chemical arsenal of vertigo a possible strike on damascus at least for the time being. the brutality of syria's civil war forces thousands to flee to the european union only to be met by taxpayers and bitter at who is footing the bill for their safe haven. and just as the eurozone shows the first signs of a long awaited recovery overwhelming debt fresh bailouts and mr repayment deadlines threaten to force the bloc back into crisis. and live from our studios in moscow this is r t i'm sean thomas glad to have you
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with us let's get right to our top stories russia and america have hammered out an agreement to to eliminate syria's chemical weapons arsenal the deal that removes the threat of imminent u.s. military action against the assad regime sparked by reports of a sarin gas attack foreign minister sergey lavrov and secretary of state john kerry outlined a six point plan under which damascus would hand over its chemical stockpiles let's take a look at that plan now now the outline it will have to first be approved by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons syria will now have a week to provide the u.n. with a complete list of its stockpiles and the so-called extraordinary procedures under the chemical weapons convention could be used to destroy the arsenal meanwhile all sides including rebel groups have been told that they will be responsible for the safety of international inspectors and will have to provide free access to the sites and the ultimate aim is. the complete removal or the elimination of all of
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syria's chemical weapons if any side in the complex conflict fails to comply with the proposed plan the un charter chapter seven could come into effect essentially allowing the use of force or to use a poly boyko has more press conference here in geneva kicked up rather unconventionally with sergei lavrov strolling in sitting in a month there are forces chanting about the weather to them and really waiting for john kerry to show up but after three days of tense negotiations a deal had been struck damascus has gone one week in which to find information on its chemical weapons stockpiles and there often they must allow unfettered access to weapons inspectors from the organization for the prevention of chemical weapons now in terms of a timeframe well the on site inspections have to be completed by november and twenty potential elimination of syria's chemical weapons comes to take place in the
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past month thank you steve we showed it to my mind the team at summit out here well then chapter seven of the u.n. security council could be applied there can be no games no room for avoidance or anything less than full compliance by the regime in the event of noncompliance we have committed to impose measures under chapter seven within the u.n. security council after that. but only if you're we expect full compliance with the requirements the organization for this presentation of chemical weapons imposes and if they are not met it's somebody uses chemical weapons in your u.n. security council will take measures in accordance with chapter seven of the u.n. charter of course this does not mean that every time a violation is reported actions will be taken with a massively will first have to verify and review such reports. it's not really sure
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because there are lots of fabrications along these surrounding this issue and we have to be very careful speaking to journalists john kerry said how shallow assad's willingness to comply with the agreement will be put to the test quickly and if he fails well then the threat of force could be back on the table and that the u.s. president retains the right to defend the u.s. and its interests regardless even want to bring suit on the same time that. the syrian army has you close if you check to fifty made me saying that it doesn't use on the syrian opposition because they take the stand any chemical weapons shots cheering the first friends john kerry made a number precedented admission that syrian rebels could have access to chemical weapons as well another interesting point was made by sergey lavrov who said that the video with banki moon city saying that posh are asada is guilty of crimes against humanity but that was in fact
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a video montage taken out of context and released right in the middle of these extremely tense negotiations boss and ultimately john kerry and sergey lavrov that leaves that they grateful to come up with a deal here in geneva they spoke of how well the u.s. and russia can work together when there is a political will and said that they are new to the sixty days we should leave you to. start looking at not just easier to me but you say a peaceful end to the civil war so you're now at least off to three tough days of talks here in geneva a military strike by the u.s. against syria has been a passive watching from geneva completely. manual option rather a german journalist focusing on the syrian crisis says america's about face towards a more diplomacy based solution was triggered by a lack of support for a military strike this is the sort like. diplomatic roller coaster i think we've
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heard so many contradicting messages especially from the u.s. government with especially within the last two and a half weeks that somehow on the one side it's surprising that they got an agreement with russia on the other side it's not simple surprising anymore because the u.s. government lost a lot of credibility and not just in the vote even among their own citizens even among the u.s. americans so they had to agree and if you see the message from today from that sean kerry it means very clearly that he left his position from last week he did almost a u. turn. richard becker of anti-war activists excuse me thinks that the syrian opposition has rejected the disarmament agreement because they still want a western military intervention to help them win the war i think that they want the
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agreement to fail they didn't want the agreement at all and for the reason that they cannot win they cannot achieve victory without the intervention of the u.s. and perhaps its other nato allies they do not have the capacity on their own to win and that's why they were so ardently hoping for military strikes massive military strikes by the united states against the government forces and there have been many reports about the armed opposition in syria possessing chemical weapons clearly the objective of the united states is to weaken the government the government forces in syria which it is seeking to overthrow while at the same time seeking to strengthen and every way possible the forces an app of the armed opposition forces that it favors. in order to discuss the possible next steps
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of for the u.s. in syria with former u.n. ambassador thomas pickering here's a preview of the full interview coming up later on in the program it seems that american diplomats may start with a relatively flexible position but they lose patience fairly quickly and almost invariably start the looting to the military option look i understand that there's a deep concern and i support this changing political relationships through the use of military force doesn't work very well it didn't work for me well in the cold war it is not work very well in the post cold war period and i am very concerned that a fascination in my country over the last ten years on the use of military force has undermined diplomacy i would like to play something that you personally have to say in the aftermath of the iraq war. if i had a choice between the last decade with out our invasion of iraq and saddam
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and the alternative i think it's probably a close run thing but i could live with saddam thank you very much do you think america could leave. but i think that it would be very hard. and you can watch oksana boy those worlds apart in full starting on sunday right here at r.t. . now thousands of syrians are fleeing the chaos of the country's civil war and are now flocking to europe many refugees have entered the e.u. illegally after being formally allowed to resettle by the un and their host countries however many others are just trying to find a safe haven from the intense fighting in any way they can or tease peter oliver is
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in germany and he reports on the mixed feelings that are greeting of the new arrivals. 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 e.u. 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
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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 nor can germany. our government opens up the door it's five thousand and fifty thousand and more and more of our cities like little cars and can finance tackle we are broke it's not germany's responsibility to solve the problems of the arab world with our taxes and there's also concern that allowing these people access to europe could see the syria crisis being imported here is the goal to get fired we are worried that those germans that when they are to fight assad will come back here trained in terror and live here amongst us taking time off it's just a matter of time before during station will be blown up we demand that our security services stop then return to what would as more people flee their homes the refugee
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crisis is one that said to continue for a long time. and still ahead for you this hour on r t we look at why economic recovery remains a distant goal for the crisis hit eurozone plus. something that you may not even like welling see reciprocation prepared female travelers are being put off. by the approaches of some men there that find out what women don't want in the holy land after a short break. on the market is mother nature. may customers struggle with to. fight for each drop. dirty supply. let people think i am prices purer water.
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now recent figures suggest europe is slowly recovering from its economic crisis but so. dark financial clouds remain above the euro zone greece may need billions more ireland wants a new credit line and portugal is fearful over bailout payment deadlines on top of that there is mounting concern about a proposed european banking union giving brussels the power to shut any bank on the continent or to use accountable as details these days may be calmer for europe the april to june period saw 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 have 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
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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 and 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
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behind and asking for help now ireland may be exiting the bailout. program at the end of the year the country is also in line for euro zone aid now its finance minister has 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
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eurozone economy better hold off on the champagne at least for now there are t. moscow. well meanwhile up to one hundred thousand people have marched through the polish capital warsaw to voice their anger over low wages and unemployment the march marks the fourth day of protests with unions accusing the prime minister of ignoring them people are also frustrated about the sharp downturn in the economy that was witnessed over the course of a year unemployment in poland is stuck on just over thirteen percent and in other parts of europe it's even higher greece has seen a steady rise of jobless numbers in recent years while in spain over twenty six percent of people don't have work but it's the imminent election in germany which could decide how europe deals with its problems. it could be make or break for the euro as the german election approaches europe's a region still stuck in recession with outbreaks of social unrest and some believe
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the outcome of the election could be a catalyst. i think speaking to klaus the former president of the czech republic 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. on and. sees that it's impossible to continue. radical change. is a fundamental transition a fundamental transformation some saying we in parts of europe in east central and eastern europe experienced two decades ago and i was saying that europe has to wake up and do the same and how likely is it do you think that this will sound. ok. the question is.
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started to really. he did come from various clouds envisages europe as a conglomerate of sovereign independent nation and he's found common ground with you kids nigel. 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 you know 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 rule change. and farage has found recognition for the most unlikely source is a man well barroso the european commission president says u.k. could become the primary force in british politics implying david cameron's jumped
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on the bandwagon of skepticism just to win votes based klaus agree the time is right for a fundamental decision should the eurozone limp along propped up by folding or should there be a return to an economic rationale and do europe based on intergovernmental cooperation rather than integration artie's last month reporting for us there now the european central bank is urging governments not to grow complacent over recent signs of recovery pushing for more action and reforms and a political economy professor horst from the frankfurt school of finance believes a caution is vital if the e.u. hopes to escape its financial blackhole. 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 into future i'm not saying we are
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out of the votes what i'm saying we are making progress also although the situation is still difficult also in cyprus as well and we have to avoid it to cyprus crisis come back and also. swap over to other countries of europe area but as i said i mean we have also had to the election in germany and i'm pretty confident more progress to calm 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 so i think still to populate although days. and some problems in the mood of the popular bailout it also seems but there is still support here in germany and online for you from r.t.e. is it a bird is it a plane no it's a drone actually it had to our website how the arms industry is creating a new generation of under manned aircraft that look like some of our feathered
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flying friends plus. it appears paris could witness a once in a century disaster in the world famous louve gallery and the home of the mona lisa is moving scores of masterpieces into storage find out what's behind the concerns of log on to our to dot com. tourism is a booming industry in israel but travelers to the holy land could return with some unpleasant stories especially if they're women as artie's policy or reports when it comes to cultural differences the ladies are not quite prepared for the not so gentlemanly behavior of some of the local males. 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 desert nights it is home to the mosquito the jellyfish and the scarring cockroach but the deadliest species of war may just be the middle eastern male
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could it be the chemical makeup of the halmos the 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 and 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 by choosing to do you suppose one day 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 may be 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
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interested say now nobody really. 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 dons forwards through border notices are. usually really easy. going. there's hoffa doesn't amateur guides posted online on how to date in his radio man the best advice to give up on the fairytale prince on a white horse the mentality is so different so i was growing. even. i mean it's going to the point where people assert themselves too much but even the orientation speech and words of warning don't always soften the experience
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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 and all the sudden he's like can i kiss you and i was like yeah it's that or at least be more forgiving i 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 marriage in eighteen year olds honestly it just kind of about treating them like anyone else and i mean i guess they can be aggressive but if you just stop yourself it's part of the fun of traveling is finding it out or for oneself which is why flexing biceps on telaprevir 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. party tell of. let's now take a look at some other headlines making news around the globe for you this hour security forces have dispersed demonstrators in turkey during a fifth consecutive night of protests following the death of
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a young man reportedly killed by police the twenty two year old was allegedly hit by a tear gas canister shot from an anti riot vehicle at a rally the case has renewed the wave of nationwide anti-government protests first seen early this summer. mass flooding across the u.s. state of colorado has now claimed five lives while around three hundred fifty people remain missing thousands of residents have been evacuated to safety but hundreds are still cut off by the worst floods to hit the state in decades more than half of colorado's average annual rainfall has fallen in the last week and more heavy downpours are expected in the coming days. in canada thousands of people have taken to the streets of montreal to protest against a so-called charter of values proposed by the governing party of comeback controversial bill sparked anger as it seeks to ban public workers from wearing
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over symbols of religion including he jobs turbans and large crucifixes that led to the very heated debate across the country but so far opinion polls indicate that only the party. actually backs the move. in northern iraq a suicide bomber has killed two twenty people excuse me and left thirty others wounded after apparently targeting the shabaka ethnic minority saturdays saw a number of attacks across the country that left at least five others dead the country is currently enduring the deadliest violence in five years with more than four thousand deaths since april. and coming up is our documentary on how you can become a billionaire just by bottling more. fans
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of the shock to your football club and color gonda kazakhstan believe that a certain special ritual help them achieve victory against the world famous scottish team celtic this ritual was sacrificing a sheep at the stadium as someone who lives in kazakhstan for two years i know there's a real meat eating country with deeply rooted traditions in livestock racing so this news is unusual but maybe it's not completely bizarre for the culture of course defenders of animal rights who don't seem to realize that the sheep would be turned into people of the next few days anyways demanded that you a full officials punish the shock to a club for the actions of individual fans this is the same logic as if someone wearing a sexy tim kirby t. shirt went around robbing liquor stores i am not responsible for the actions of people like this program and it's not like i'd ever advocate robbing liquor stores
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and i doubt the shocked your management secretly arranged for fans to slaughter the sheep at the stadium when the slaughter of animals is acceptable to you or not well that's one thing but we don't need to regulate the morality of individuals in other countries via soccer especially if that regulation means punishing the football clubs who are responsible for the actions of individuals but that's just my opinion . six point two billion swiss francs to fifteen million swiss francs never it's gross .


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