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i. think. the latest news and the week's top stories sealed with a handshake moscow and washington agree on a roadmap to eliminate chemical weapons from syria averting for now a u.s. strike on the country. called the conflict our teammates imprisoned for an extremist who have been fighting on the side of the syrian opposition to find out why they joined the civil war. and we take a look at europe's drift to the right as a populist anti immigration party in norway which mass murder and this but i think it was once a member of the set to play a key role in the country's government. coming
to you live from moscow you're watching the weekly here on our tape with me andrew farley. now syria's chemical weapons must be removed or destroyed by the middle of next year under a deal reached by the u.s. and russia there are six key points in the groundbreaking agreement so let's take a look at what they are firstly the exact quantity of syria's chemical weapons will be determined and put under international control but first syria will have to submit a full list of its stockpiles within a week after that these arms can be destroyed under the chemical weapons convention international inspectors will get immediate access to weapons storage facilities to begin the destruction process and if syria doesn't comply it could lead to a chapter seven u.n. security council resolution which does allow the use of force purse as artie's anita now reports this deal doesn't necessarily mean that the threat of a u.s.
strike is no longer looming over syria. signed sealed and if delivered it could see syria hand over its chemical weapons stockpiles russia and the us agreed on a six point plan after a week of talks i think the main factor is the willingness of russia to take responsibility and russia taking the lead russia making some proposal this is really changing the whole figure of the whole or three young army of the of the situation the plan is seen as a last diplomatic push to prevent a military intervention into syria 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 all sides including rebel groups will be responsible for the safety
of international inspectors and will have to provide free access to the sites. of course this does not mean every time a violation is reported actions will be taken an automatic plea will first have to verify if you search reports because there are a lot of fabrications along these surrounding this issue and we have to be very careful russia is still wary of u.s. threats of course but more than welcome you turn in for rhetoric from the white house obama seemed more in their brand tack at all of the are words that he was forced to back off on a policy that very a week ago he was committed to launch a bombing campaign and i think the russian leadership and the american people have boxed a minute but some experts aren't convinced that this step by the ousted regime with u.s. and russian support will be enough it also has some american commentators pointed
out leaves the way open to do to assert what the americans did to gadhafi could offer after all agreed to give up his chemical weapons his various of the noncommercial weapons and then a few years later he was attacked and the rebels immediate rejection of these latest diplomatic efforts makes it clear their pursuit for foreign intervention is not over damascus now has until next weekend to provide the u.n. with a complete list of its stockpiles if i also continues to cooperate will it be enough to push for peace without the cooperation of the rebels and their supporters and he's now a r.t. moscow well on wednesday russia's president stated his case against military intervention in syria to the american people in an open letter published by the new york times friday may putin laid out the reasons saying such a move would not only be ineffective but also dangerous and there's already been a response being planned by one of america's high profile politicians and see
friends has more now about what the russian president has to say. one of the biggest parts of it was the need for international law that the united nations should not go the way of the league of nations it's got to be valid then he went on to speak about the poisonous gas possibly used in syria itself and the danger surrounding the way we go in and deal with that let's listen to what he wrote about that no one doubts the poison gas was used in syria but there is every reason to believe it was used not by the syrian army but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by the foreign patrons who would be siding with the fundamentalists reports that militants are preparing another attack this time against israel cannot be ignored another thing he addresses that garnered strong reaction from many americans was what is so often heard in american political
speeches it's that of the so called american exceptionalism that since america is often motivated to act based on moralistic reasons it is therefore exceptional greater better or separate and he points out that that is a very slippery slope and a dangerous mentality for any any nation to have it is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional whatever the motivation different but when we ask for the lord's blessings we must not forget the goal to create a just equal media has turned out reports of senator mccain expressing a wish to pen his own editorial in russian publication problem however a little confusion popped up because it wasn't known whether he was referencing probably the printed publication the communist party mouthpiece all through soviet times and it must be said not exactly a new york times of russian media however there is another problem prob rue the
news website at times very of on guard now however surprise the russian public may have been hearing this one person stepped forward to offer mccain a spot on television that's right a presenter with rosia television channel said he would like to offer mccain a spot on his interview show so mccain has many invitations. well the chemicals the chemical weapons agreement came about because the west blamed the syrian government for a deadly chemical attack last month artie's bill dodd spoke to belgian right appeared to kenyan who was held hostage by the syrian opposition he heard his captors discuss the attack and insists the government had nothing to do with it you might find the following images disturbing. just balls. i don't think bashar al assad in the syrian government are to blame for the chemical attack you know during that time my italian friend and i had been taken hostage by jihadists from the alpha rupe group in syria we were held at one point in
a room facing an office of the free syrian army in the oil for jihadist group we have been in the barracks of the free syrian army in a jihadist group with as well and we heard a conversation from this office the conversation was between one general from the free syrian army we knew him from earlier as he was the one who was in charge of her detention and another officer from the. kids just. the was also a third person who was speaking perfect english and they were talking to him via skype yes they were talking about the events of the in the damascus suburbs and from the conversation it was clear that the syrian government wasn't behind the attack but it also. was it clear to you what the motivation was to use chemical weapons to launch a gas attack on civilians in this way what was the motivation do you think was it mentioned what. their motivation was unclear from the conversation but we figured
that it would have been absurd for the syrian government to use chemical weapons with the regime had nothing to gain from that al guta massacre on the contrary it played into the hands of its enemies the u.s. france and the u.k. and it gave them a good reason to use force against the assad government to do the syrian government lost its mind but i don't believe that or the authors of the attack or the opposition and it is clear that the rebels are the ones who wanted to benefit from the situation and let us remind you that the rebels already tried to simulate a gas attack a year ago and alms they made a video showing people on the ground acting as if they had been victims of neurotic gas. the syrian opposition consists of many extremist factions these numbers include fighters from abroad parties refund oceanus spoke to two of those foreign rebels to find out how and why they joined opposition forces in the syrian
civil war i they smell a look like an ordinary farewell amongst friends but the man in the lawn is lama coat is a suicide bomber leaving on his final journey. this is his last conversation with us elder brother in a car that is supposed to take him to the rules of the central prison in aleppo syria and then explode sending him to paradise according to his beliefs these clips were found on a laptop taken from a wanted man seen in the food age who is now in a syrian prison he calls himself rausch own and says he came to syria from a former soviet republic to fight. a group called approached me a year ago and convinced me that muslims in syria are being oppressed and killed and that i should go and take up arms against assad for world jihad and help establish a caliphate that will extend worldwide to europe america and everywhere his necke
to into syria last january through turkey in istanbul two men who said they were from al qaeda met him and accompanied him to syria where he joined a large woman brigade run by an egyptian jihad it is my job was mainly to prepare bombs for cars the rim any people all from different countries our teachers showed us how to make bombs which ingredients to use and how exactly to cook it. one of his recent assignments was in a little prison bomb in last may the man you saw in the farewell he was driving the car that russian prepared russian brought his entire family to syria including his five year old son on this video the militant shows his boy how to make a bomb they say after a father dies the son should continue the jihad i don't know what our prepared for me but we have to finish what we started we spoke to rush on at the air force
intelligence jail next to a military at port in damascus in the cells. to me all. the prisoners here are mainly charged with by the terrorists or spying. this newly built unit can accommodate up to two hundred people and already it's almost full. in the jails back yard an officer tells us not to get too close as the prisoners could be dangerous there are people here from syria yemen iraq jordan egypt and palestine but many came from europe as well. algerian with a french passport ammar has spent most of his life in france where he married a french woman and leave a normal life that changed after he was recruited by an islamic group with the kind of ties calling into hard in syria. i volunteered i went to turkey in a refugee camp there i met a salafi group and i trained with them for about two and a half months and then we illegally crossed the border into syria. says as
a son of the fundamental muslim he had to get involved. with so much sunni syrian brothers suffering here i saw on al-jazeera al-arabiya another channels the kids are also suffering i took up arms and i was ready to use them but when i came here i didn't see the enemy in a separate building they show west weapons including handmade bombs and green aides seized from militants these are the instruments of global jihad that chose syria as a battlefield to bring foreign fighters and violence this prison may be full but beyond the walls many men with many causes remain free to continue their fight. damascus syria. maria is one of the few international correspondents on the front line of the syrian conflict and can follow her on twitter to keep track of all the developments in. the in the. online.
no one has elected a new parliament with a center right coalition winning a landslide victory over the ruling labor party the conservatives will now form a new government along with the anti migration progress party the populist group once had among its members the mass murderer and this brave massacred seventy seven people in terrorist attacks two years ago no way is just the latest state to join a year of pain widely to the right artie's racy caffein off as more. two years ago norway suffered the worst massacre since world war two a brutal assault unleashed against a summer camp for young people claiming seventy seven lives the perpetrator was extreme rightist anders breivik who claimed to have political motivation for his atrocities at his trial he said he wanted to punish the ruling labor party for its
liberal immigration policies and to start a so-called conservative revolution he was a member of the progress party in his youth before he lost faith in it and in democracy and adopted the radical and time muslim views that underpinned his act of terror the anti immigration progress party saw support crumble in the aftermath of the attack but as norwegians headed to the polls monday for the first parliamentary election since the tragedy the tables appeared to have turned and the progress party is poised to enter government for the first time the party has since softened its radical image and tried to distance itself from braving its campaign for tougher immigration and asylum policies and wants to reduce the number of immigrants from outside the e.u. in the face of economic uncertainty and voters in some european countries have rallied behind a far right nationalist ideas a few of the parties that have emerged have grown more popular others much less so or not at all well since the financial crisis several e.u. countries including major european economies have seen
a substantial rise of populist radical right electoral support let's take a closer look now in one of the big. economies france after years of electoral decline marine le pen led the country's national front to its best ever results in the election of two thousand and twelve now some have claimed that zena phobia is still one of the country's party's trademarks although she has tried to soften the party's image since the more radical program of the one nine hundred ninety s. moving on to austria the freedom party of austria has focused on anti immigration anti islam and euro skeptic issues has even called for a withdrawal from the euro zone and moving on to the true finns in finland they may share populist rhetoric with other nordic parties its supporters to are opposed to the e.u. and to globe globalism now the party leader hundreds sieved the highest number of personal votes for any candidate in the party has one thousand percent of the seats in parliament well the movement for
a better hungry entered parliament for the first time three years ago now the group describes itself as a radically patriotic christian party but it's described in a local pressed as neo fascist and in the far right national alliance brings together a coalition of conservatives ethno nationalists and economic liberals with fourteen seats in the legislature it's the country's fourth largest political party now at the same time some of the countries which do have notable far right parties there is a fairly even split between those that have seen an increase in support and those which haven't and as you can see right here support for right wing movements has gone down now in some ways the growth of right wing parties has been cyclical in europe some tend to gain power during economic downturns and fav during periods of growth but with economic stagnation continuing on the continent it remains to be seen what will happen to these political groups who see r t moscow. to marine le pen the head of france's far right national front told r.t.
his party's fierce. we're shifting to a new system where it's not a question of right and left anymore and actually we're not anti immigration we want to deal more seriously with massive immigration and we're not entirely we want to deal against. radicalization since the one nine hundred ninety s. . the eyes of the people by explaining more and probably in a better way what we were actually fighting for our days the polls indicate that we would be leading in the elections the next european parliament elections before the elections we will have local elections as will we will probably make very good. numbers and figures. we're going to take a quick break now but when we come back a debate on academic freedom professor richard leading you know u.s. universes so you saw him started criticizing the n.s.a.'s method of the crippling
welcome back leading american university jones hopkins is awarded one of its professes to take down a blog post criticizing the national security agency professor of cryptography matthew green voiced his concerns over the methods the agency uses to defeat encryption the fishermen who ordered the removal of the posts later apologized for the incident after receiving a barrage of complaints but we spoke to professor green he told us what was behind his message but we learned is that the n.s.a. has a hard time breaking crips and so what they've done is they've actually tried to take
the products that that perform and corruption and make them worse make the weaker so that it's easier for them to break that encryption the n.s.a. is is willing to make us if you're a little bit weaker because remember it's not just you know non u.s. citizens are using these products it's americans too and they're willing to you know in a sense put our credibility on the line our tire industry on the line in order to access that communications of whoever it is they want to listen to we have a big debate ahead of us how much spying i mean there is there's a range anywhere from zero percent spying to one hundred percent spying and i think we have to figure out what the right balance is i think what we're learning is that the american public is not comfortable with what we're learning about that out. meanwhile in britain university students are having most of their electronic life monitored and that's causing not only privacy concerns but also sparking a debate about how the collected data could actually be used artie's or smith has the story. remember the film minority report it's the one where tom cruise is the
car in the future and uses paths in the day to stop crimes before they happen while the fictional future is now universities or our allies in the electronic trail of students how often they use the library what books they guess out even where they parked their cars to create a picture of them and how they learned 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 fits 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 a struggle now look for a university in the midlands says it's considering doing something frighteningly similar monitoring students 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 would be that it would be an infringement of my integrity it sounds a bit 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 if you can say. you wouldn't do it in denmark where i come from i think people would like that i would mom my emails that money. i mean the private e-mail is should have exclusive rights to every seed maize. firewood universities do you have a good track record for keeping. so 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 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 be big brother is watching them now more closely . don't forget to head to our website when you get a minute the moment raising the wreck final preparations are being made to write the. call to concordia almost two years after it ran aground killing people find out what it will take to recover. and it's not the america's national security agency that worries internet giant google but the division of the global network chairman eric schmidt claimed in his speech . he's theory that the web could become from worldwide.
a landmark vote for moscow's mayoral seat has ended with a sybian inaugurated for a second term a city chief he was sworn into office at a grand ceremony attended by president putin however off position activists alexina valmy is refusing to concede defeat he's found a lawsuit demanding a recount of the vote came in the election was rigged only came in second with almost all of the ballots and thousands showed up for a peaceful rally in support of the opposition leader last monday. still around the corner for you ugly echoes from the past later we travel to a community near the south african capital producer area where the ghosts of
apartheid still stores that's just ahead of you in the meantime it's artie's business venture capital it takes a puppy. we talked before about people getting in trouble throughout the usa just for gardening in fact according to the christian science monitor a couple of florida has been fined five hundred dollars a day until they dig up their vegetable garden which is on their own property immediately people who write these articles draw comparisons to communist russia where people weren't allowed to grow their own food unless the state allowed it yes the revolutionary period in russia forced agriculture to change rapidly and often against the will of many of those involved and this did lead to starvation revolution isn't fun but what about after that while stalin and khrushchev gave out
a lot of doctors which are private summer houses where people guard and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell to see all these pictures behind me these are people in the soviet union selling food they produced privately and legally but there were some moments in soviet history when there were some taxes placed on the sale of your personal goods from your personal labor which according to russian website history of taxes was around ten percent whether you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter this half truth about shooting soviet gardeners burns like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the us government for every reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same as communism but it's actually technically worse than communism for the majority of its life span where you could guard it up as you like excluding the brutal revolutionary period but that's just my opinion.
thank. you it's in bed to cab so i'm katie pilgrim fixed point a.t.m. cell coming stage i speak to the brains behind the machine plus we check in at the frank but no to show and talk about them on to the rocky road ahead corp when used to come as well as mr shawn thomas our in-house investor he gives us a peek at his school where you got the past. today is the five year anniversary of the biggest bankruptcy in history the a when the ruthless with taking greedy
banker party passed the dow traders are standing there watching their lives regard all bringing more of the worst day on wall street because remember there are forty three percent get in the water tap the wall street yes that was the catastrophic reaction to the destruction of the lehman brothers the biggest financial blow since the great depression but to hold off a decade on how the lumen lessons been luddites what it seems the risk taking habits are hard to shake just last year will street's biggest bank j.p. morgan chase lost at the six billion dollars on credit default swaps which the bank tried to cover up there's also been accusations of improper and if you try to report the bank children of chinese officials to help with business and several cases of misleading customers on identity theft products and mortgages as well all together these legal disputes will cost the bank just under seven billion dollars a .