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russia says it will hand over evidence to the u.n. that could implicate syrian rebels in last month's chemical attack as a senior diplomat. also. the 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 used tear gas to disperse rioters angered by the killing of an anti fascist. correspondent. follows the prosecution in libya of. crimes charges the country international criminal court. to the hague.
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in moscow you're watching r.t. russia says it will provide the u.n. security council with evidence and actually 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 and the findings were apparently not taken into account when the report was prepared. top with russia's deputy foreign minister during his visit to damascus to discuss the 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 two thousand and fourteen but first to provide a full list of its chemical weapons and stockpiles by the end of this week that's
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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 to two minutes your 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 of 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 analysis in terms of possible evidence of rebels being responsible
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for educators odes both on august twenty first but beyond that also aug twenty second third and fourth this material was discreetly and it all were to orcus drum the head of u.n. mission here mission of experts which came and investigated the incident so strong was asked to look into the and eventually factor this new evidence into the final report never happened in fact and this is one of the reasons why we criticize an 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 these information to the un security council mosco is calling for further investigation by un and is calling for the un team to come back here to
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syria to continue its probe in order to determine who was responsible for the hostages here in the country. and while the blame game continues the fighting 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 that are waging war against each other two or trader linked to how this sees the strategic town of as does the turkish border ousting the free syrian army rebels there and militants from the islamic state of iraq and go into serious storm the town and killed at least five f.s.a. competence in the most severe fighting between the two factions yet and in a separate a battle on the turkish border kurdish fighters have forced arc idling militants out of the village of a look in the town of ras al-ain after months of fighting leaving twenty one there on both sides. meanwhile syria's president says he's committed to chemical
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disarmament but that the process will take at least a year and cost around a billion dollars a shot assad made his latest comments in an interview with fox news highlights are available on our web site r.t. dot com. moving on our 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 right golden dawn party this use of tear gas to disperse the angry crowds as writers hold rocks in the streets fires a correspondent loosely governed off was in the midst 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 it's 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
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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 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 who are seeing in front of us who are who are throwing anything they can get their hands on really people had come out here to this neighborhood to commemorate the death of a young man a young hip hop artist a leftist leaning 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
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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 the result the result is a tinderbox that unfortunately hung 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 alleged connection to the musician's death a far right group is now the country's third largest political force and entered parliament for the first time off the last year's elections george country godless professor of constitutional law believes the rise of extremist sentiment in greece is directly linked to the state of the economy. there and majority of the good people is rejecting these austerity measures and unfortunately the anger into
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despair is feeding not so good eyes of the new fascists in the first this is a small minority of people now we've got a massive demonstration of the public sector a very country. peaceful and of course not at all violent the most serious one but all of that has been. made america also i don't personally baby certainly a fascist group the only call for greece is a reverse these are still to. come back to that are merely of european social state. when it comes to financial troubles not stare at emacs kaisers never lost for words i can catch the latest episode of the kaiser report in just over two hours time has a previously. well this is decker is economic 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 our bailout from the taxpayers who will then be asked to
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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 bleed to death but that's the plan. iran's new president says he's country will never build nuclear weapons but he's willing to work with the west to come a long running quarrels and son who had these comments have been met with international summits and it's very important to report some washington's actions could jeopardize prospects for doddle. the great empire and its favorite nemesis for decades relations between the u.s. and iran have been ice cold but in recent months out of two it's have been thawing as tehran and washington have taken steps to overcome years of hostility to begin
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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 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 a written correspondence where 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.
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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. fought actively for so 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 rons 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 story many cotton skyscraper that prosecutors say is secretly owned and controlled by the iranian government a u.s.
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judge has ruled that the owners of this fifth avenue building known as the alvey foundation and asset corp transferred rental income and other funds to an iranian state owned bank a violation of u.s. sanctions this seizure could no calm at 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 very important i am artsy. well discuss the situation further we're joined now by professor side mohamad aranda from the university of tehran thanks for joining us here today on our team now iran has always said that it wouldn't to construct nuclear weapons so one of the of the apparent enthusiastic reaction from call it that from the u.s. now. well it's hard to say it really. should be asked why the united states has not responded earlier because this is what the
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iranians have been saying all along but still i think the iranians are quite willing to see if the apparent enthusiasm will lead to any change in u.s. policy that's the important thing what the iranians are doing right now is they're saying look we are going to preserve our sovereign rights as an independent country we will continue with our peaceful nuclear program we've never this regarded international law there is no evidence of that but we are willing to be creating a new favorable environment for negotiations so basically what the iranians have done is that they've put the ball firmly in the american court where it's been for quite a while but they're doing this basically for the international community to see and it's now for the united states to respond so far the united states has responded negatively as soon as mr rouhani became president they slap new sanctions now they're taking a building that's linked to the iranian community in the united states. these are
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not positive signs but still the iranians are waiting to see over the next few days and few weeks if the united states is going to rethink its previous irrational approach towards iran that you mentioned peaceful energy purposes there that iran is looking for what will the u.s. ever accept even that. well that's up to the united states the iranians are not going to wait for us acceptance the iranian position has been strengthened over the past few months. the recent iranian elections have shown iran's strength the high turnout has shown that there's a great deal of legitimacy in the iranian a process the reason why in fact yesterday some of these people in prison were released was not because of any human rights. work that they did was it was basically because after the previous elections they were creating helping to create unrest in the country but they claimed fraud but after this election president
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rouhani and many reformists and people from all backgrounds in the political establishment have said that they were never were there never was fraud and that. basically this is strengthened iran's position right now while the rest of the region is in uproar and there is increasing instability thanks for the united states iran is basically the only country that is completely stable and with a high turnout and the public in the political process in the country on the other hand the united states has isolated itself by threatening syria the international community has moved against the united states and even within the united states obama and the political establishment has lost popularity and support over their proposed aggression against syria so you know i feel is that its position is much stronger today ok. but couldn't iran's new efforts to improve relations with the west be seen as a sign that sanctions are working. well sanctions are
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working in the sense that some people have died because of a lack of medicine because the americans have basically tried to shut down the iranian central bank along with their allies but that has created anger among iranians and at the same time it is the president rouhani has said specifically that iran is very willing to resolve any questions that exists with regards to the iranian nuclear program in the west as long as iran's rights are preserved but when the united states threatens countries invades countries and imposes sanctions on ordinary iranians creating a lack of medicine for example for cancer patients then that does not help resolve the situation the iranians are not going to kneel to the united states iran is a sovereign independent country that was what the revolution was about thirty four years ago for iran to gain its independence and to overcome american hegemony rance not a client regime like saudi arabia or. or jordan so if the united states
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comes to respect iran and then we can have rope rapprochement the united states needs iran because thanks to its own policy it's destabilize the whole region it's the united states has allowed al qaeda to thrive through saudi arabia and qatar and other oil rich dictatorships and in order to salvage the situation it needs a strong powerful and secure and stable country like iran to help resolve the current mess that they've created in this region ok we have to leave it there professor side one who runs a from the university of toronto thanks very much for joining us well we'll bring you more internationally including the latest on the war crimes trial of duffy's son the break.
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it was a. very hard to take. that back would that hurt their feelings.
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of. the trial of the late to libyan dictator gadhafi a second son the judge until december with saif al islam has been charged with war crimes and actually committed during the country's twenty eleven conflict libya has defied numerous requests from the international criminal court to hand him over to the hague authorities insist they'll ensure a fair trial results he's poor reports many doubts that will happen. twenty eight members of the formal 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 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 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 and 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 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
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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 all the schools in 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 sorry since the start of the libyan revolution in february twenty eleven for six months into the unrest the i.c.c. issued an arrest warrants for both colonel gadhafi and his son on charges of crimes against humanity the deaths of political opponents while the war in libya ended
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with the death of moammar gadhafi the hands of rebels knocked over twenty eleven but no word 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 there were fears he would share the fate of his father however he was captured by libyan authorities while trying to leave the country in the vendor and shortly afterwards the government announced he would go on trial for war crimes in tripoli rejecting the i.c.c. as calls for his handover saying it had no jurisdiction in june i.c.c. officials were detained by a libyan armed group for several weeks after visiting him accused of conspiring against the state and since then he hasn't had access to a lawyer libya the i.c.c. is approval for its domestic trial of gadhafi son in may this year but that request was rejected. and you can get
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a unique insight into the build up to that trial in our interview show worlds apart works on a boycott talks to john jones the i.c.c. appointed lawyer representing saif al islam you can see the full episode that's next. a brief look now at some other world news. in mexico the death of a massive floods caused by hurricane tropical storms is risen to eighty dozens of people still missing tens of thousands were forced to flee the news which has been cut off from power supplies along with the deluge mudslides and also how could rescue operations in mali air force started evacuating an estimated ten thousand tourists from the popular destination of acapulco. egypt where a senior police officer has been killed in
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a shootout between security forces and an armed group just outside cairo is converged on the area to round up suspects accused of killing eleven offices in clashes that one of the military overthrew president mohammed mursi in july one people have been arrested so far that the tyrian ministry says its operation will continue. in the u.s. massive floods that killed eight people and displaced thousands in the state of colorado triggered or oil and gas leaks lines activists are warning that groundwater could become contaminated the extent of the leaks is clear very mental groups say that shale gas fracking over the past years maybe they're vulnerable to contamination. during the six students at the city university of new york have been arrested staging a protest against the university's decision tree saying she needed to try as best
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as a cusick struggle who's been given a teaching position on the criminal he resigned as cia director last year following the relations of american. all polls will be opening in germany on sunday for a parliamentary election that's being closely watched by the rest of the austerity plate eurozone let's translate merkel and her rivals launch a final push for votes facing an uphill struggle to win over young people many of whom feel the main parties are failing to represent them it's all of the reports now on what's behind the discontent political promises ahead 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 merkel and only three percent would vote for mrs merkel's current coalition partners the free democrats nuthin more about the political left than perhaps best for us and they
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don't listen to us and we don't trust them 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 showed the average german voter is around forty five years old and that's the demographic both anglo merkel's christian democrats and her main challenges the social democrats of focused on. the most part their parties of all the males dealing with the issues that the fact all the people they're the largest block a vote and that's why they get. a primetime televised showdown between mrs merkel and. attended. which had been billed as a clash of the political titans barely touched on one of the key issues the n.s.a.
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spying scandal and the topic of surveillance in the crowd is also made for the future of democracy is small enough they say is that my concern now young people especially in the future so that's why i'm in the green party and it's for those reasons that way to young germans go to the pose of the twenty second until a merkel shouldn't rely on them voting for peace or all of a germany. if the break can be martin follows the political scandal triggered by revelations of us spying on brazil. 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 that the decision
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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 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 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. and then take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion.
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what's going on guys i'm having martin and this is breaking the sat so remember the n.s.a. was spying on other countries and world leaders turns out the people in those countries don't take too kindly to having their privacy invaded and now one country is standing up to uncle peeping tom there's only one president dilma rousseff just postpone a trip to d.c. in protest of u.s. surveillance and now the government is working on ways to circumvent the n.s.a. altogether one such plan would require internet service providers to set up local data storage centers protected under local privacy laws and brazil's postal service is taking it one step further by developing an encrypted e-mail service so here's to hoping other countries take a cue from brazil and stand up once and for all to america's global spying machine .


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