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russia says it will hand evidence to the united nations that could implicate the syrian rebels in last month's chemical attack as a senior diplomat criticizes international inspectors for failing to consider the data also. a large group of protesters have clashed with the police the police are holding their ground right now as you can see those fires behind me greek police used tear gas to disperse a ride to use and get by the killing of an empty fascist campaign a correspondent to gets caught up in the mayhem. and the war crimes trial of colonel gadhafi son begins in libya as the country defies the international criminal court's demand to hand of over to the hague.
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is just composite midday here in the russian capital you're live with us on r.g.p. and you with me to bum with a let's take a look at the top story this hour russia says it will provide the u.n. security council with evidence allegedly implicating syrian rebel forces in last month's deadly chemical attack outside damascus the syrian government had already given the same data to u.n. inspectors working in the country the findings were apparently not taken into account when they report was prepared arches maria for national caught up with russia's deputy foreign minister during his visit to damascus to discuss these allegations. russia's deputy foreign minister has spent two days here in damascus to discuss the country's chemical disarmament plan according to which syria has to destroy or remove its chemical weapons by me two thousand and fourteen but first to
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provide a full list of its chemical weapons and stockpiles by the end of this week that's according to the deal that moscow and washington agreed or an over the weekend in geneva the deal that became sort of a political and diplomatic turn a tip to end miniature response to the use of the chemical weapons here in syria all these just days after the u.n. investigators released their report over the use of chemical weapons here in syria they have been working here for several some time and they released a report but an exclusive interview to r t russia's deputy foreign minister said a get up call criticised this report calling that it was one sided politicized and biased because according to russia's deputy foreign minister the report didn't appear to take into consideration all the evidence the syrian authorities have conducted their own. sampling and investigation
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analysis in terms of possible evidence of rebels being responsible for educators odes both on august twenty first but beyond that also august twenty second third and fourth this material was discreetly handed over to orcus drum the head of the u.n. mission here mission of experts which came and investigated the incident so strong was asked to look into it and eventually factor this new evidence into the final report never happened in fact and this is one of the reasons why we criticize incomplete contents of this report russia will also carry out its own examination of the evidence provided by the syrian government and will also transfer this information to the un security council mosco is calling for
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further investigation by un and it's calling for the un team to come back here to syria to continue its probe in order to determine who was responsible for the prostitutes here in the country political analyst a doctor abraham lucius says western powers are cherry picking the dates on syria's chemical weapons and their persuading them to consider any evidence of rebel culpability is a difficult task. naturally the report was not meant to point fingers at anyone but the fact that it ignored certain elements and the investigation that are crucial to finding out who is using chemical weapons in syria is itself highly problematic and behind america the united states has been acting partly selectively and using double standards and dealing with different cases and different countries
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for example. for attacking al qaida and mali but at the supporting al qaida in syria so the weight of russia the international weight of russia in the security council learned more credibility to this that would otherwise be ignored by the united states britain and france so the point is not only to have evidence the point is to be able to have that evidence. and study it and taken into consideration. meanwhile syria's president has said he is committed to chemical disarmament but that the process will take at least a year and cost around a billion dollars but made his latest comments in an interview with fox news the highlights vailable on our website at r.t. com. cities across greece have seen violent clashes following
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death of an anti fascist musician he was stabbed to death by a man with links to the far right golden dawn party received tear gas to disperse the angry crowds as writers hold rocks and lit street fires our correspondent lucy kavanagh was in the myth of the frenzy. basically the large group of protesters have clashed with the police the police are holding their ground right now as you can see there's fires behind me tear gas is in the air a little bit difficult to breathe here as you can see in front of me the police are trying to hold their territory on the other side there's basically a group of anarchists black bloc kids whatever you want to call them many of the protesters here have been picking up stones along the side of the road in fact if you can pan down you can see someone trying to pull out a fire stones on the ground from the clashes now. basically. we're basically where we're standing is in between protesters on one side and fires
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and protesters on the other side the police have secured this radius but in some ways were blocked in. it was very hard to breathe at one point they've been throwing around tear gas and of course the smoke and the wind is making it get in everyone's faces that some part helped clear the crowd i think the baton and sort of the heavy. use of tear gas definitely help clear the situation but quite tense and we can't quite figure out where to go and how to leave to be honest you have some folks back that don't know if you can see with the camera fire still lit with demonstrators hurling rocks in the distance but the police have advanced and it does seem like they're securing the area now this smoke right here if we can pan to it. that's tear gas so we're actually going to move away we don't really have. a safe safe area to go to are effectively stuck between the. protesters behind us and the ones you're seeing in front of us who are who are throwing anything they can
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get their hands on really people have come out here to this neighborhood to commemorate the death of a young man a young hip hop artist a leftist leading i suppose who was murdered on tuesday evening by someone who is a self-confessed golden dawn member that's one of the sort of neo fascist parties that's been growing a lot more powerful here in greece which provided the fuel for the fire no pun intended for for for these tens clashes that really developed i mean basically while this is at heart an economic situation this is a country that's been struggling with programs the country that has seen two thirds of its youth and able to find work sixty four percent youth unemployment and these economic tensions have really translated into social issues for example dividing communities some people have have been driven perhaps by desperation to join certain parties certain ideological divisions have been hardened and this is the result the result is
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a tinder box that unfortunately this particular evening erupted and came to a rather terrible clash the greek government has said it may ban the golden dawn party of us unless you use a filing tactics to greece to its poll ratings the far right group is now the country's third largest political force and to parliament for the first time after last year's election george the last safe professor of constitutional law believes the rise of extremist sentiment in greece is directly linked to public anger over the state of the economy. there and majority of the good people these are exacting with this or stupid measures and unfortunately the anger into despair is feeding also that eyes of the new fascists have been the first is a strong minority now we've got more than a massive demonstration of the public sector a very confident calm peaceful and of course not at all violence the most fearsome but all of that has been a complete eclipsed by the murder of a gang person babies
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a new if i sit group the only hope for greece is a reverse the suspended for this and come back to that or my litany of over utopian socialist state. when it comes to financial troubles and austerity measures cause i is never lost for words you can test the latest episode of the kaiser report later this hour but here's a quick preview of that. well this is thicker is economics what we can't build waxwings big enough to fly closest to the sun fast enough because we can't crash soon enough because then we can't get a bailout from the taxpayers who will then be asked to suffer austerity again remember that there's two things going on there is a wealth transfer of the public funds to a few private speculators and then there's the essentially extermination of the poor in this country and other countries will be left to rot on the sidewalk and
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bleed to death but that's the plan. coming up iran as the olive branch to its long time but it's too early to celebrate later in the program we'll look at a source of contention between taiwan i'm thinking that it seems that you will efforts to establish dialogue. and germany say election campaign enters the home straight to the polls that first sunday but the main parties are likely to get the cold shoulder from millions of young voters. put on that's and won't they to the south. unexplored antarctica what is it in this icy expanse that attracts the people who come here. knowing only go to the doctor.
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dot com. saying with us here on our team live from moscow now the son of the libyan dictator colonel gadhafi goes through trial today on charges of killings allegedly committed during the country's twenty eleven civil war all the years are taking place in tripoli as libya has defied numerous requests from the international criminal court to head saif islam eva to the hague the authorities insist they will ensure a fair trial but as our policy reports many doubt that promise. twenty eight members of the former libyan regime are facing trial among them abdullah senussi who was the former intelligence chief of the libyan leader moammar gadhafi as well as safe islam who was the heir apparent and also the only gadhafi son to be held in
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custody now the charges they are facing include murder inciting rape and kidnapping as well as forming armed groups in violation of the normal the libyan authorities are insisting that the men will get a fair trial but human rights groups as well as many in the international community believe that this is not going to happen that the authorities are actually simply incapable of being able to do this since the capture of the men in the hague has repeatedly castigated the libyan authorities for not handing them over to face who crimes as well as crimes against humanity if the trial and when this trial goes ahead in libya it is in direct defiance of international criminal court rulings and the court can complain to the united nations security council for what is interesting is that it was the libyan rebels themselves before they came to government and with the forefront of calling for the united nations to order the international criminal court to action and this is what many analysts are saying
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when the rebels were fighting the gadhafi regime they were very quick to curry favor with the international community to call for the gadhafi family to be put on trial at the hague but no sooner do they themselves come into power then they're turning their backs on the very same community that they were copulating with very few people believe that safe will get a fair trial this case is a really taken a very long time and also the fact that they're not prepared to hand him over to the hague does suggest that old scores with the gadhafi family are being settled this is being called the trial of the century but even those who are trying to organize it on capable of doing so. let's take a look at the international criminal court's pursuit of slaves. islam since the start of the libyan revolution in february of two thousand and eleven now six months into the undress the i.c.c. issued an arrest warrant for both colonel gadhafi and his son on charges of crimes against humanity over the deaths of political opponents the war in libya ended with
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brutal death of gadhafi at the hands of the rebels in october of twenty eleven but their investigation or trial into that killing followed the i.c.c. then started informal talks with saif al islam urging him to surrender himself to the hague over the fears here would share the same fate as his father now however saif was captured by the libyan authorities while trying to leave the country in november shortly after was the government announced that hugh would go on trial for war crimes in tripoli rejecting i c c's calls for his hand over saying it had no jurisdiction in june international criminal court officials were detained by libyan armed groups for several weeks after visiting saif islam as they were accused of conspiring against the state since then saeed hasn't had access to a lawyer and libya sort of the i.c.c. is approval for its domestic trial of gadhafi son in may this year but that request was rejected now earlier my colleague andrew farmer spoke to
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a libyan lawmaker he said the country has every right to try gadhafi son with our foreign interference take a listen. so if we get there because he's a libyan all the crimes on the charges against him that they've been proud of committed in libya and i. believe that he should be tried in libya none of the none of the crimes that he's been charged with are committed outside libya so there's no reason whatsoever to try him outside libya and the demand of all libyans why do you think this being such a battle then as to where to try him where the president the president is not with what we as a libyan who have had their pollution in two thousand and eleven we don't have a brother we knew we knew from day one we wanted to try all of them including. in libya you can catch all the stories we're covering and much more on our web site
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including a stuffing shot for america's ever expanding joan program but help is at hand colleges start offering degrees in unmanned aerial warfare and online to learn more about this you could have but lethal career path. so what's the lesson appears to be living up to its reputation as a nation of peace as it prepares to break with centuries of tradition and put compulsory military service to a referendum we have the full story and our t. dot com. right to see. first for you and i think that you're. on our reporters' twitter. instagram. to be in the.
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iran's new president has said his country will never build nuclear weapons and that he's willing to work with the west to overcome a long running quarrels that some throughout his comments have been met with international optimism but as archie's marina and i reports some of washington's actions could jeopardize prospects for a tight look. the great empire and its favorite nemesis for decades relations between the u.s. and iran have been ice cold but in recent months attitudes have been thawing as tehran and washington have taken steps to overcome years of hostility to begin with president hassan rouhani is appointment of foreign minister mohammad it is a relief was received positively by western officials this summer zarif a western educated former iranian ambassador to the u.n. has been called a worthy negotiating partner the appointment has been seen by some as an olive
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branch to the white house another optimistic development came in july when one hundred thirty one members of the u.s. house of representatives wrote a letter to u.s. president barack obama encouraging him to use the opportunity offered by president rouhani for the improvement of bilateral relations speaking of letters iran confirmed this week that president rouhani and president obama exchanged written correspondence rare contacts between the leaders of two nations that cut off diplomatic ties in one thousand nine hundred eighty in his letter mr obama indicated that the u.s. is ready to resolve the nuclear issue in a way that allows iran to demonstrate that its nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes and on wednesday iranian officials released prominent iranian lawyer nasreen day from prison after being jailed for three years for her human rights work in the past the u.s. actively force
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a today's release in addition iranian media reports that thirteen other political prisoners rounded up for involvement in the two thousand and nine anti-government protests had been released this comes as he launched a new moderate leader who has promised more freedoms at home and constructive engagement with the world travels to new york for the united nations general assembly debate however on the. heels of mr rouhani is a rival the u.s. government is preparing to seize a thirty six storey many cotton skyscraper that prosecutors say is secretly owned and controlled by the iranian government or u.s. judge has ruled that the owners of this fifth avenue building known as the alvey foundation and asked the corporation transferred rental income and other funds to iranian the state owned bank a violation of u.s. sanctions this seizure could not come out a worse time considering that the leaders of the u.s.
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and iran could possibly meet face to face next week reporting from new york marina r.t. . and a quick look at other news around the world in mexico the death toll from message floods caused by two hurricanes has risen to eighteen with dozens of people still missing tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes many of which have been cut off from pole supplies along with the delusion must have also hampered rescue operations meanwhile the air falls outside of evacuating an estimated forty thousand tourists stranded in a couple. and north of the border in the united states mess of floods that killed eight people and displaced thousands in the state of colorado have triggered all oil and gas leaks of from ruptured power lines activists are warning that groundwater could become contaminated but the extent of the leaks is so fond environmental groups say that the shale gas fracking over the past year has made
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the area vulnerable to contamination. and staying within the u.s. a six to dance at the city of university of new york have been arrested after staging a protest against the university's decision to employ almost cia chief david petraeus the protesters accuse the ex general who's been giving a teaching position of being a war criminal. the trick. so resigned as cia director last year after revelations of an extra marital affair. polls will be opening in germany on sunday for a parliamentary election that's been closely watched by the rest of the austerity play during but as chancellor merkel and her rivals are launch a final push for votes facing an uphill struggle to win over young people many of them feel the main parties are failing to represent their interests are seen as peeta all of our reports on what's behind the discontent. political promises ahead of the general election in germany just plain patronize in say the country's young
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people according to a poll of the next generation of voters less than a quarter of those asked believe the social democrats can challenge. and only three percent would vote for mrs merkel's current coalition partners the free democrats. are about the political best they don't listen to us and we don't trust them and there isn't one person in a balloon that represents our needs those with their fingers on germany's political polls say those who use needs a very clear they want education they want jobs as well as other cultural and leisure aspects this wishes aren't being addressed by the main parties past exit polls show the average german voter is around forty five years old and that's the demographic. christie and democrat challenges the social democrats of focused on. for the most part their parties of all the males dealing with the issues that the
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fact all the people there the largest block a vote and that's why they get the attention. a primetime televised showdown between mrs merkel and s.t.p. contended. which had been billed as a clash of the political titans barely touched on one of the key youth issues the n.s.a. spying scandal and the topic of surveillance and the problems of surveys for the future of democracy it's mana. young people especially in the future so that's why i'm in the green party and it's for those reasons that when young germans go to the polls on the twenty second i'm glad merkel shouldn't rely on them voting for her picture all over r.t. germany. coming up. to discover what life's like. to work in the most extreme places stay with us i'll be back in about a minute. i
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got some angry but polite messages after i came out in favor of the foreign adoption ban of russian children by people in the usa this is not a dig on america i think russia or any country that respects itself should export any children to anywhere at all people tell me that i'm paranoid that the decision to stop the foreign adoptions punishes the children while a massive reuters investigation called the child exchange has exposed some dark secrets about adoption of foreign children they expose it often by using the term re homing which is normally about finding new homes for animals people are basically advertising adopted children they don't want like baseball cards on e bay reuters found out that on just one yahoo group i child a week was offered up to the public my wonder what kind of people want to discreetly get children off the internet the thing is that in the us adopting
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a child from overseas is hard but transferring them to someone else later on is a breeze all you need is a notarized power of attorney document the clearing the child is another adult's care so for those of you who think that i am a cruel nationals because i support russians the option ban than take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion. summer is coming to an end. the crew of the academic field of is waiting for the station to take up the winter everything has to be done quickly if the wind gets any stronger the helicopter will be able to take off and there's no other way of getting people onto the ship from the station they need to hurry. begins tomorrow.
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used to be the soviet union. station. now it only works during the summer. in the southern hemisphere. and ends in much. so seasonal operations are over. in the summer a loaded into containers. full water is drained from the station and windows a boarded up and filled in with. is given even the slightest chance to sneak in it will be impossible to get out.
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the diesel generator was the last to be shutdown no one can survive without heat. takes just a few hours to complete. the station is ready for winter. or will fly people to feel. good to see good to see you back here they told us you would come here and fortune is smiling upon us again everything's going to be great. i'm going to be eighty five in april now i only go to the doctor.


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