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turkey closes a major supply route to syria's opposition this after al qaeda linked the hardest to seize control of a key town and turn on rebel forces. the killing of an outspoken anti rapper sends greece spiraling into violence with anger now focusing on the far right golden dawn party's role in the murder of. son of ousted libyan dictator moammar gadhafi is his war crimes trial a journey into december it will still take place in libya despite requests by the international criminal court to ship him to the hague.
international news and commentary around the clock this is. the civil war that devastated syria for more than two years a seemingly changed beyond recognition from the initial conflict forces and al-qaeda linked factions that once force side by side in the anti assad push now pitted against each other in violent battles and reports suggest that increasingly the more radical elements appear to be gaining ground. and i start recent incident they seize the strategic town of the turkish or the ousting the free syrian army rebels who had the store manager on wednesday and some of the most severe fighting between the two factions yet one town sits on a key rebel weapons supply route raising fears that arms could fall into the hands of. mosul coddling to extremists become a daily headache for syria's minority as well for the kurds about us to drive them out of a village out in this week on twenty people reportedly died in clashes both sides
some analysts think rise of radicals has been sponsored by foreign interference i think a lot of different. people at the table a lot of different countries that have their own interests in what's going on in syria right now that range everywhere from the saudis who are just interested in making sure that shia rebellion is not successful in in any country and in making sure that it's the shows are put down in their own country you have a cutter and turkey who are interested in regional dominance and some of the pipeline politics related to some of the proposed pipelines that are going through syria you have israel which is always worried about threats to its own itself from from some of the groups in the area and you have foreign u.s. and nato allies that are always interested in what's happening in the region so you have a lot of different players that are there for different reasons and then you have these these looser front and other foreign jihadists that are being shipped in this as sort of the sword of these these different interested parties at the table so it
creates a very violent and chaotic situation and to certain extent for some of the interested parties there the chaos is in fact the goal of what's happening there rather than any particular outcome i think that the destabilization is it plays into the hands of many of the people who want to see the syrian government basically thrown off kilter in the stabilized. all of this the syrian leadership has to avoid a foreign missile strike rascasse has taken steps to hand over its chemical arsenal my dear promote only russia has diplomats in syria the issue auntie's roof a national report 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 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 a big deal that became sort of a political and diplomatic turn to a 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 our t. russia's deputy foreign minister said to get a 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 for educators olds
both on august twenty first but beyond that also august twenty second third and fourth this material was discreetly handed over to orcas sellstrom the head of u.n. mission here mission of experts which came and investigated the incident sellstrom 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 calling for the un team to come back here to
syria to continue its probe in order to determine who was responsible for the hostages here in the country. syria's president has said he's committed to chemical disarmament process will take at least a year and cost around a billion dollars for comments came in an interview bashar al assad go to fox news the highlights were variable on a website that's called. the great and the good from many spheres of interest have gathered in the city of valdai in central russia discussed the country's role in global arena as well as the world's most pressing issues such as the war in syria present regular putin has addressed the forum on a number of issues let's get more life now with r.t.c. go piskun offer to go russia's role in the chemical disarmament in any possible peace process in syria was of course up for discussion what was said about that. well this is the tenth year that evolved i international discussion club is meeting
and they decided to celebrate the anniversary by inviting much more. than usual this year it's over two hundred experts both international ones and from russia they did speak about russia's development itself but of course syria was in the focus of attention as well and the general feeling here are experts and those who i personally spoke to is that a diplomatic solution is the only way out of the conflict and syria basically the latest proposal to syrian authorities concerning the disarmament of chemical weapons. which is now being realized by both sides both by syrian authorities and it seems by the international community that's being called here as a true russian diplomatic victory but we've heard from president putin who said that the responsibility for the end of the conflict in syria does not lie on russia
alone what lies on the international community will so mentioned that it's not up to the u.s. congress to decide whether or not to. intervene militarily into the situation there but it's up to the u.n. security council strickly he also mentioned his recent article in the new york times. was published and contained a message from the president to the american nation and he said he explained that it was his his idea to do that saying that his words are often. are often disturbed or mixed up by the media he wanted to have one complete message which would be seen by a large amount of americans and the point of view did not change the stance of moscow did not change either since the. very beginning it's not been calling for
president assad's regime to step down but it's been calling for peace and apparently here now that's also being realized by the experts let's listen to what some of them had to say. turkey has been from the video beginning for the intervention in syria and in turkey is now trying to get an exit strategy from disquisition and trying to change the attitude as the eye made it can sound the other major countries too. although it's widely understood now that only a peaceful solution is possible and while the a proposal on the chemical arms disarming plan is greeted with applause here there are skeptics as well who now are thinking about whether or not the syrian authorities will be able to realize to fulfill their promises according to the russian president and seems to him that syrian authorities are ready to commit and
they go to syria wasn't the only thing that newton they spoke about what did he touch upon what else. well the president also touched upon the whole issue of moral values in general throughout the world talking about the situation in the west and particularly saying that. that civilization was initially based on religious christian values while now these values are being. being disturbed the president mentioned that the whole issue offbeat ophelia and talked about the rights of minorities as well but according to the president. all groups of people including minorities definitely have the right to say what they have to say and the right for their opinion but the opinion of the majority has to be kept in account as well let's listen to what else is going to fortune had to say. when you
hear what we see many european countries rejecting their roots moral values and traditional identity. their policies put a family with several children on the same level as a same sex marriage and believing in good in the same level as worshipping satan. excess political correctness goes as far as seriously suggesting the registration of political parties that promote paedophilia. people in many european countries are ashamed to speak about their religion and. holy days are even being canceled or renamed to hide their moral essence. the russian president also said that this sovereignty of the russian federation is a red line which will be protected and that shall not be crossed but these are the
main issues that the experts here at the valdai discussion club spoke about but the discussions are still continuing and so we'll be reporting from here as we get really worse news ok go off thanks so much indeed. other news now the murder of a prominent anti fascist musician has sent greece into a frenzy riots and clashes sweeping the country the killer was reportedly a member of the far right golden dawn party its membership has surged as the country's economic misery is growing it quickly became known for terrorizing migrants a correspondent catherine off reports now from the midst of it all. 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 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 was a self-confessed golden dawn member that's one of the sort of neo fascist parties that 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 the result the result is a tinderbox that unfortunately hung this particular evening erupted and came to a rather terrible clash. of politicians now are jumping on the bandwagon with the government dropping hints it may try to out the golden dawn a far right group is now the third largest in parliament and said to be growing fast george a country dollar separ first of constitutional law leaves the rise of extremist sentiment in greece is directly linked to the state of the economy. the majority of the people is very exacting in these austerity measures and unfortunately the i'm
getting into despair is feeding those so did eyes of the new fascists in the force this is a small minority of people now we've got a massive there must be some of the public sector very council useful and i've caused not that sort of violence that much there are some but all of that has been a complete way the matter also i don't personally babysit no if i just group the only hope for greece is that. it come but to have a model of us over utopian socialist state. coming up and upright in the wind of change in iran that's untrue honea seems to be steering it's country to moan moderate future leasing a political prisoners and promising no nuclear weapons that's that ahead. unexplored antarctica what is it in this icy expanse that attracts the people who
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all three brought. the four year media project free media r.t. dot com. welcome back an iranian president hassan rouhani pledged to completely peaceful nuclear future for his country the statement has been generally welcomed by the international community and is seen as a step by terror and towards a more moderate stance on the global political arena let's have a look at taiwan's iran's newly elected leader has already done. so on his value has no military ambitions for iran's nuclear program has become tehran's latest move to establish former relations with its critics earlier a renowned lawyer and human rights activist has been sitar day was released from prison along with ten other political prisoners and another sign of a new approach the country's leader exchanged letters with barack obama which was later described as
a positive and constructive move the appointment of western educated mohammed sorry for his foreign minister has already been praised as artie's report now reports some of washington's actions could jeopardize the prospects of open dialogue. 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 real 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 this comes as you 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 mr rouhani as a rival the u.s. government is preparing to seize a thirty six storey many hundred skyscraper that prosecutors say is secretly owned and controlled by the iranian government a u.s. 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 not come 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 marina
for niamh r.t. . tirico over the research at the institute for international strategic relations in paris says a run is ready to be flexible with sports only up to a point. yeah and reese nuclear issue you have the question of the relationship between iran and the us and. also with israel so i think that you know the two countries have been really nearly at war. and they can seventy nine revolution so they just need to talk to you know the fact that one is. a return to later to obama. obama's and served and the fact that you know that they really need to start to talk to each other the all regime you know even there are lines of going to the conclusion that the situation cannot go on they need to solve the nuclear issue they knew to decrease the amount of economic pressure on the contrary so they need to engage with the u.s.
that's really a conclusion and they really are so used on this issue. i think they are ready to be flexible but they have also some red lines that that they will never give up to the fact that they are iran wants to enrich uranium but that they are ready to be flexible now the son of the late libyan dictator colonel gadhafi has briefly appeared in court this trial immediately adjourned until december saif al islam is accused of war crimes during the country's twenty eleven civil war hearings are taking place near tripoli despite the international criminal court's requests to send him to the hague horsley reports. 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 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 lives as well as forming armed groups in violation of the norm 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 them in the hague has repeatedly castigated the live in authority 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 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 coming to power then they're
turning their backs on the very same community that they were cooperating with very few people believe that safe will get a fair trial this case has 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 same cheery 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 science since the start of the libyan revolution in february twenty eleven six months into the unrest the i.c.c. issued arrest warrants for both colonel gadhafi and his son from charges of crimes against humanity the war in libya ended with the death of moammar gadhafi at the hands of rebels in october twenty seventh i.c.c. then started informal talks with saif al islam urging him to surrender himself to
the hague whenever he was captured by libyan authorities while trying to leave the country in the vendor 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 international criminal court officials were detained by libyan armed groups for several weeks after visiting him accusing of conspiring against the state and since then he hasn't had access to a lawyer libya sought the i.c.c. is approval for its domestic trial of gadhafi assad in may this year that request was rejected or john jones the i.c.c. appointed lawyer for science explained why he believes there is little chance of a fair trial in libya. what do you think is the most realistic scenario what do you think is the most likely fade that key can face if he's delivered to the hague to the i.c.c. he may well stand a good chance of being acquitted and being being freed because you can have a fair trial before an international court you can have
a trial in circumstances where there isn't gadhafi on in the country i see credibility at this point of time is pretty tarnished not only by be wholely be in a fair because the i.c.c. played a very destructive very politicized role in this whole a libyan controversy and the lead up to the. ouster of more margaret coffey but what do you think will be his most realistic fate if he's tried in libya. he would be convicted and would receive the death penalty only couple of weeks ago a former education minister mr ibrahim was sentenced to death after a very short process in misrata and. it's you know if you could easily suffer the same fate. just go back to your point about the i.c.c. and i think one has to distinguish the different organs of the i.c.c. you can talk about the prosecutor. who she chose to indict and whether that's a political decision or not but when we talk about a fair trial you have about three judges who have been chosen for their independent
. expertise and i'm confident that they would have a fair trial before the i.c.c. . they can watch the full interview with john jones at seven thirty g.m.t. and earlier we spoke to the green lawmaker the country has every right to try to consult his son without foreign interference. so forget that he's a libyan all the crimes on the charges against him that have been filed committed in libya and i believe me and believes that he should be tried in libya none of the none of the crimes that he's been charged with are being committed outside libya so there's no reason whatsoever to to to try him outside libya and the demand of all libyans we knew from day one we wanted to try all of them including see if we get that when in libya up next a special. 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 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 just 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 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 to. 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. they need to hurry winter begins tomorrow.
used to be the. station. now it only works during the summer. in the southern hemisphere it's in december and ends in much. so seasonal operations are over. geological samples are gathered during the summer a loaded into containers. cold water is drained from the station and windows are boarded up and filled in with. was given even the slightest chance to sneak in.