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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 datum also. a. large group of protesters that clash with the police the police are holding their ground right now as you can see those fires behind me greek police are used tear gas to disperse writers angered by the killing of an anti fascist campaigner our correspondent gets caught up in the may have. lots of the war crimes trial of colonel gadhafi son begins in libya as the country defies the international criminal court's demand to check over to the hague.
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a very warm welcome to you if you're just joining us here on our t.v. we're live from moscow are you with me to bomb let's say let's take a look at our top story. the russian the 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 dato to u.n. inspectors working in the country the findings were apparently not taken into account when their 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 over the weekend in geneva the deal that became sort of a political and diplomatic turn a two two and mitchell 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's call and that's 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 those both on august twenty first but beyond that of august twenty second third and fourth this material was discreetly handed over to orcus the head of 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 also transfer this information to the un security council mosco is calling for further
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investigation by un and calling for the un team to come back here to syria to continue its probe in order to determine who was responsible for its forces here in the country and while the blame game continues the finding on the ground in syria is as intense as ever and it's not merely a conflict between government troops and rebel forces rival opposition factions are now waging war against each other now linked to jihad as have a seize of the strategic town of. the near the turkish border all seeing the free syrian army rebels militants from the islamic states of iraq and greater syria known as isis stormed to the place on wednesday and to killed at least five fighters of the f.s.a. which had been in control of the town for the past year now it was the most a severe fighting yet between the two factions
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a seeking to topple the assad regime the advance of the al qaeda linked group now threatens the main entry point of international aid transport via turkey. meanwhile syria's president has said he's committed to technical disarmament but that the process will take at least a year and cost around a billion dollars. made his latest comments in an interview with fox news the highlights vailable on our website at out dot com. cities across greece have seen violent clashes following the death of an anti-fascist musician who was stabbed to death by a man with links to the far wide golden dawn party and he's used tear gas to disperse the crowds as riders hold rocks and live street fire as our correspondent and i was in the midst of the frenzy basically a large group of protesters that clash 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
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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 some are trying to pull out a fire stones on the ground from the clashes 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 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 was a self-confessed golden dawn member that's one of the sort of neo fascist parties
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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 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 their results the result is a tinder box that unfortunately hundred this particular evening erupted and came to a rather terrible clash. the greek government has said it may ban the golden dawn party over its unless use of violent tactics to bruce's poll ratings the far right group is not the country's third largest political force and had parliament for the first time after last year's election george pataki close a professor of constitutional law believes that the rise of extremist sentiment in
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greece is directly linked to public anger over the state of the economy. and majority of the. measures that unfortunately. the rise of the new forests in the first is a small minority now with. a massive demonstration of the public sector. and of course not at all via the most recent but all of that has been leaps eclipsed by the murder of a young president. the group the only called for greece is a curse. to the. over european socialist thing. when it comes to financial troubles and austerity makes kaiser is never lost for words you can guess the latest episode of the kaiser report later this hour but here's a quick precisely. well this is economics what we can't build waxwings big
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enough to fly closest to the sun fast enough because we can't crash enough because then we can't get our bailout from the taxpayers who will then be asked to suffer austerity again remember 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 bleed to death but that's the plan. coming up that you run off the olive branch to its long time but it's too early to celebrate later in the program when you've got a source of contention between the united states that could derail efforts to establish dyna. germany's election campaign enters the homestretch with poll set
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for sunday but the main parties are likely to get the cold shoulder from millions of young voters knowing they had me report on that and more later this hour. how to think beyond the sea really easy to. transfer it on to behave i'm in fact not many western leaders are truly interested in having him take this that many western countries do have an interest in being friends with with libya. so it could be transferred to see the smoke if it unites this is bullshit.
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war is probably the most complex and difficult to. believe. in the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the
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invention of gunpowder. but if your bunch of people don't know what their families there are any us people. reading. this summer shoots my brother in the leg not intentionally because of it because it was night times four in the morning even the best given the mesh shoulders. are going to make mistakes this is this whole idea of brotherhood order and and camaraderie and this said it was in this context that has absolutely no place. you watching are seen live from moscow for more international news now the son of
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the late libyan dictator that gadhafi was expected to go to trial today on charges of killings allegedly committed during the country's twenty seven civil war now the hearings were to take place in tripoli as libya has defied numerous requests from the international criminal court to handle saif al islam a bit to the hague the authorities a says that they will it show a fair trial but as much as policy reports many adult the 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 custody now the charges they are facing include murder inciting rape and kidnapping use 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
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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 what is interesting is that it was the libyan rebels themselves before they came to government at work at the forefront of calling for the united nations to order the international criminal court to action and this is what many analysts are saying 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 say we'll get a fair trial this case is a really taken
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a very long time and also the fact that they're not prepared to hand him over to the hague does suggest that all the schools 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 courts a pursuit of. it is months since the start of the libyan revolution in february two thousand and eleven six months into the andras 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 the brutal death of moammar gadhafi at the hands of the rebels in a total of twenty eleven but no investigation or trial into that killing followed that the i.c.c. then started informal talks with the site islam urging him to surrender himself to the hague over fears he would share the fate of its father however sayit was
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captured by libyan authorities and while trying to leave the country in november shortly after was that the government announced you would go on to trial for war crimes in tripoli rejecting the i.c.c. has called for his hand over saying it had no jurisdiction in june international criminal court officials were detained by the libyan armed group for several weeks after visiting saif al islam as a way accused of conspiring against the state now since then so even hasn't had access to a lawyer libya sought the i.c.c. is approval for message trial of gadhafi son in may this year but that request was rejected now earlier my colleague andrew pharma swear to a libyan lawmaker who serve the country has every right to try gadhafi son without 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
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none of the none of the crimes that he's been charged with are committed outside libya so there's no reason whatsoever to to 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 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 see if we get there been in libya you can catch all the stories we're covering and much more on our website including itself a shot for america's ever expanding drone program but how is that hand just start offering to reason unmanned aerial warfare and online to learn more about this lucrative but lethal career path plus. so it's a land of peers to be living up to its reputation as
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a nation of peace as if it has to break with centuries of tradition for compulsory military service to the referendum we have the full story at our team dot com. right. first for you and i think that you're. on our reporters would. be in the. 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 long running quarrels some ranis comments have been met with international optimism but as i just learned about my report some of washington's actions could jeopardize prospects for dialogue. the
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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 as appointment of foreign minister mohammad as 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 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
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correspondence rare contact 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 the raunchy 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 us fought actively force 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 the launch 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
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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 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. 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 now in mexico the death tolls on massive floods caused by two hundred tents has risen to eighty with dozens of people still missing tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes many of which have been cut off some poles supplied along with the delusion mudslides have
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also hampered secure rescue operations meanwhile the if force has started evacuating an estimated forty thousand tourists stranded in acapulco. to egypt now with senior police officer has been killed in a shootout between security forces and an group just outside corrupt police went to the area to round up suspects accused of killing eleven offices in clashes that followed the military overthrow of present mohamed morsi in july fifteen people have been arrested so far but the interior ministry says it's seeking a total of over one hundred thirty islamist extremists and will continue its operation. and in the united states massive floods that killed eight people and displaced of thousands in the state of colorado have triggered oil and gas leaks of former ruptured pipelines activists are warning that groundwater could become contaminated at the extent of the leaks is so long on environmental groups
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as say that shale gas. still gets fracking over the past year has made the area vulnerable to contamination. and staying with the u.s. six students at the city university of new york have been arrested after staging a protest against the university's decision to employ former cia chief david petraeus the protesters accuse the ex general who's been given a teaching position of being a war criminal the trails are resigned as cia director last year after revelations of an extramarital affair. also will be opening in germany on sunday for parliamentary election that's being closely watched by the rest of the austerity plagued eurozone but as chancellor merkel and her rivals launch a final push for votes they're facing an obvious struggle to win over young people many of whom feel the main parties are failing to represent their interests archies peter all of our reports on what's behind the discontent. political promises ahead
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of the general election in germany just plain patronize in say the country's young 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 more about the political than perhaps best they don't listen to us and we don't trust them there isn't one person in a blue 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 both christian democrats challenges the social democrats of focused on
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. for the most part their parties of all the males dealing with the issues that the fact all the people there the largest block a vote and that's why they get. a prime time televised showdown between mrs merkel and s.t.p. contended ph. 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 is fond of the issues that we're concerned 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. up next the interview is the lawyer representing colonel gadhafi son saif al islam and the pot is goodbye from me.
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i 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 and that the decision to stop the foreign adoptions punishes the children when 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 of 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 to 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. a lot of welcome to well the party next month mark t. here is the brutal killing of the former libyan leader moammar gadhafi by the may ten fifteen and while he's there. shall get walt in retrospect it may actually be
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and be able to compare it to the fate of get his eldest son. faithful islam who for the past twenty months has been held in solitary confinement awaiting trial will justice be ever served in his case and what is justice in mourning today and we'll be able to discuss that i'm now joined by john jones a british lawyer representing safe all islam gadhafi mr jones thank you very much for your time now as far as i understand your client is expected to appear in court on september nineteenth but those charges have nothing to do with the two thousand and eleven revolution as far as i understand he is accused of trying to escape and insulting believe flag now compared to you know the main charges against him be charged crimes against humanity these these offenses seem pretty minor and yet they're taking the priority he's being tried on them i know them the main charges against him could you update us on this case because it's all pretty messy it's hard to make sense from all those conflicting media reports that we are getting
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very hard to be sure of what's going on in libya because there are conflicting announcements by the libyan authorities all the time what i understand is that. there will be not only the charges as you said of insulting the national flag but also the war crimes charges relating to the incident two thousand and eleven and perhaps just to explain what that means the there was a visit last year by an official i.c.c. delegation. from the i.c.c. to meet with khadafi it was supposed to be a meeting which would be privileged confidential and yes actually it was monitored and documents which were privileged were confiscated and so that trial if you like the national security trial is based on seizing those documents which the libyan should never have seized and in fact the i.c.c. has ordered them to return those documents and so that's one trial which should be happening until then on the nineteenth of september the libyan authorities have announced that he will also stand trial.

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