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arabic for me visit our big. breaking news this hour the u.s. prevents venezuela's president from flying through its airspace and denies visas to a delegation being sent to the un stoking tensions between the two. the blame game surrounding the use of chemical weapons in syria hampers the russian american disarmament plan with fresh exchanges between moscow and washington over who's at fault. and a tale of caution in a new report warns europe against pursuing austerity policies claiming that another twenty five million will end up in poverty if governments don't listen.
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you're watching on t.v. live from our studios in moscow with me even de france thanks for joining me breaking news this hour venezuela's president has accused the u.s. of refusing to provide visas for a delegation going to the u.n. next week nicolas maduro was also apparently refused permission to fly through american airspace to get to china but as well as foreign ministry said these incidents are were an act of aggression and a violation of international law for details we are now we have got sound from marina from new york. venezuelan president nicolas maduro flight plan to china was denied that's according to foreign minister elliott how large he said washington prohibited the plane from passing through u.s. airspace over quarter rico forcing the world leader to find an alternate path now while speaking to reporters about the incident foreign minister how i denounce the
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move as a quote act of aggression on the part of north american imperialism against the venezuelan government unquote president maduro was due to arrive in beijing this weekend for bilateral talks with the chinese government and venezuelan officials insist that mr majority will reach his destination despite the interference of foreign minister how argues that no country can deny air space to a plane carrying a president on an international state visit he also added that he expects the u.s. to rectify this situation now the latest this is the latest incident will no doubt bring animosity to of the already strained relations between washington and caracas let's remember that the united states and venezuela have not had embassadors in each other's capital since two thousand and eight that's when the former venezuelan president hugo chavez. to back you waited the american envoy from his country
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accusing the u.s. of backing a group of military officers he said were plotting against him and the u.s. responded at the time by expelling venezuela's ambassador and also just a few months ago in july president majority announced that his government was halting attempts to improve relations with the u.s. now the move was in response to comments made by the newly appointed u.s. ambassador to the u.n. samantha power who told a senate committee that are her new role would include challenging the crackdown on . civil society and abroad including venezuela well we've already heard from a libyan president evo morales who has called on latin american countries to recall their ambassadors from the u.s. in response to this recent incident now president morales was caught in a similar situation this summer when several european union countries denied their at their airspace to his jet now that's allegedly because the u.s.
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suspected that n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden was on board the president says. airplane now the bolivian leader had to land in austria after portuguese authorities wouldn't let the president's plane land for refueling in lisbon french authorities also wouldn't let the plane enter their airspace airspace mr morale is says the latest incident against the venezuelan president demonstrates that the u.s. is predisposition to humiliate other governments david lindorff the founder of this can't be happening dot net believes the incident shows a to face policies at play the u.s. is supplying these trading essential trading with me the minute it's not an enemy of the us there's no fighting between the u.s. and british will it and furthermore it's one of the democratic countries let merican which was supposedly an important thing to the united states supporting
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democracy and so nobody's contesting the validity of this election so the us is denying an elected president the right to fly over one of its cause. on a trip to china on a state visit and yet the u.s. allows dictators. military leaders known to slaughter their own people in latin america all those people are welcome to come and vacation in the united states but an elected leader. of the yellow nation in latin america is denied the right to fly over one of our colonies our t. is keeping an eye on tensions between the united states and venezuela we'll bring you the latest update as the situation of olives stay with r.t. . syria's deputy foreign minister says the nation's civil war has reached a stalemate with neither side strong enough to win he said of peace talks in geneva take place damascus will push the opposition to agree to
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a cease fire this comes as the u.n. security council tries to finalize a russia u.s. deal to destroy syria's chemical weapons artie's pos got as the latest on what's hampering the diplomatic efforts at the moment the main disagreements seem to be over the u.n. report that was published earlier this week on the chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of damascus on august the twenty four now the united states along with the united kingdom and france believe that that u.n. reports or the technical details in that u.n. report point to the fact that it could only have been the syrian government that carried out those attacks however russia say that the evidence isn't strong enough to draw any conclusions but they have their own evidence to suggest that it was the opposition forces who carried out a chemical weapons attack on that date as an act of provocation now as the diplomatic wrangling is continue here's what u.s. secretary of state john kerry had to say to the state department on thursday the environmental chemical and medical therapies that the u.n.
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investigators collected provide clear and compelling evidence that the surface to surface rockets used in this attack contained the nerve agent sarin. we know the us side regime possesses power and there is not a shred of evidence however that the opposition does please this isn't complicated when we said we know what is true we meant it so case closed then according to u.s. secretary of state john kerry but according to russian president vladimir putin who also spoke on the serious subject on the day the issue is slightly more complex than the thirty magoi. we're always talking about the responsibility of president assad if he unleash the chemical weapons but what if the rebels did it what are we going to do with them we have every reason to think that it was a provocation
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a small provocation of course but the technique was very simple they used an old soviet missile which are no longer in service with the syrian army the key thing is that the missile carried the label made in the u.s.s.r. while another bone of contention between washington and moscow is the wording of a future u.n. resolution a u.n. resolution that will give the deal struck in geneva last weekend legal backing and support of course that deal that will see geneva that will see sorry damascus destroy its chemical weapons stockpile now the u.s. the u.k. and france one the threat of force to remain on the table if president bashar al assad doesn't comply with that u.n. resolution russia say that that is unnecessary and not what was agreed in geneva and president vladimir putin is urging the international community to have clear objectives for the end goal in syria i often ask my western counterparts you are essentially backing the rebels ok let's imagine they come to power with your help
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what are you going to do next roll a newspaper and try to shoo them from power it just doesn't happen that way i asked them what are you going to do then and their responses we don't know that's an open discussion well we don't know what's the point of rushing headlong into a fight especially we have no idea of how it might end up where the united nations security council is set to meet next week to discuss that resolution but it seems that despite last week's breakthrough in geneva the diplomatic wrangling in the high stakes diplomacy looks set to rumble on for the coming weeks and months. inside syria the number of al-qaeda linked extremists within the opposition ranks is reportedly growing they're not just fighting government troops but also their former rebel allies but the fiercest battles taking place near the turkish border. civilians are also suffering with the ancient christian village of just one area to
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fall into the hands of jihadists artie's correspondent in syria maria financial reports further to the syrian village in honolulu where the interim make language believed to have been spoken by jesus christ was in daily use but not so much these days off today harvests attacked this mostly christian religion syria more than two weeks ago local residents were forced to flee the battlefield that was once the native land and calm organized life. many of them to graph huge with christian families in all damascus we try to meet them only the thirty dollars vocal music stores for us that. talk to the many refused to talk because their relatives remain missing they say is the best kidnapped people and they fear this could put them in even more danger and these people know well about danger three members of on two on its family were killed on the first days of the violent siege. you know in the
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morning by the shards of a long bar closed the doors and all gathered in one room they told us to run there and we won't harm you and one mikel in charge he went there and surrendered they pointed their guns at them and started shooting i was injured in my chest and. one of them offered to save me but i ignored him and the other one said let the man die . hundreds gathered for the funerals of the three men who they now called walters those muslims and christians the attack on malala village syrians say was an attack on their country and its way of life. in the form of what can be their a game other than to destroy it in the current strand of muslims and christians live in ma luna but it's surrounded by four or five muslim villages maybe they see this as the last obstacle in their part. here and two on its father in law is eighty eight years old he says nothing like this has happened in his lifetime. we were living in peace and
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now it seems they want to throw all the christians out of the country who pray to god that will defeat them and kick them out another relative who's afraid to show her face says it's hard to say how many people were killed in the lula because militants holed in the village often keep bodies for further rennison and to instill fear their goal is not assad their idea is to establish an islamic emirate in all of the middle east however fine countries are helping. with weapons money whatever they need helping them destroy the country and people of this region special sweet sanctified bread is served in the family to commemorate the dead. in church they held special ceremonies for several days. and again all the syrians equally shocked prayed together for the dead and alive the ancient language in my lula united people for thousands of years they have now is that it can
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sustain them for a little longer and all over the country the two and a half year long conflict is taking lives language and shattering people's hope. not see from damascus in syria and later today in cross talk little about gas clash over how the refugee crisis caused by the syrian war is affecting neighboring countries as well as the situation on the ground here's a quick look. yes i think it's a cheap shot to talk about refugees as being terrorists that septa we just haven't seen that except for a few isolated cases they were over two million iraqi refugees that didn't form terrorist cells and and neighboring countries i think we do agree in terms of the long term consequences on human beings if this conflict does drag on for years and years not just in syria but also for the read i have to say that we are you know we just sold a solution in the last forty eight hours of syrian refugees in lebanon who were
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caught going over the border with heavy weapons to give to the new store front so you know i don't know that we can really sit here and say that you know that the refugee situation is not going to have a negative impact on the fighting on the ground. more international news coming your way after this break don't go away. well with. technology innovation all the developments from around russia we've got the future covered wealthy british style some time to. go. to.
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market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with my next concert no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kaiser report on our. welcome back you're watching our t. live from moscow and lindsey france thank you for joining me iran's recently elected president has offered to oversee talks between the syrian government and the opposition hassan rouhani addressed the western world in an editorial for the
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washington post calling on countries to focus on the future and not past frosty relations the apparent readiness of iran's new leader to engage has given hope for a thaw in relations with washington that's not an easy goal to achieve let's take a look at the tensions between the two in the past decade or so a year after the cia accused iran of having one of the world's most active nuclear programs then president george w. bush named iran in his infamous axis of eagles eat of evil speech causing outrage in tehran in two thousand and five came the first of several statements in which bush hinted at the possibility of using force three years later president bush described iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism saying action was needed before it was too late in two thousand and ten the u.s. and israel stepped up cyber war efforts aimed at disrupting one of iran's main nuclear power plants in summer two thousand and twelve the u.s. imposed some of its most crippling sanctions banning world banks from completing
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oil transactions with tehran a few countries were exempt in return for an agreement to cut oil imports from iran and just this september president obama hinted that pulling back on a strike against syria doesn't mean he would do the same when it comes to iran in light of iran's current apparent change of tone artes and this and now it takes a look at how responsive america is likely to be. the u.s. and iran haven't had diplomatic relations for over thirty years but recently both sides have suggested that steps could be taken to change that next week the new iranian president will visit the u.n. general assembly and the obama administration is preparing for high level talks between a rainy and u.s. officials possibly even a direct exchange so could this be the beginning of a fall after three decades of failed foreign policy towards iran well joining me now to speak more about that is hillary mann leverett and flynt leverett co-authors
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of going to tehran why the united states must come to terms with the islamic republic of iran. who's seen as much more open to work with the u.s. he has a softer line on israel he has come out and said that iran is not going to seek nuclear weapons is that enough to change u.s. policy towards iran the obama administration is very fortunate in terms of the incoming that the new iranian administration both president rouhani and his foreign minister mohammad job in syria have a lot of experience dealing with the west dealing with international law they both have ph d.'s in international law they we work very closely i in particular i personally fall i was working for the state department negotiated with the iranian officials including the foreign minister zarif over afghanistan to overthrow the taliban set up a new government there the problem really is on the u.s. side you don't have that on the u.s. side you don't have a real serious understanding of what iran's interests are what their needs are how
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to work with iran in the framework of international law the u.s. makes demands for concessions that have no basis in international law so in to there can be a real change on the u.s. side to work with other countries especially iran within the framework of international law i'm afraid any negotiations aren't going to get far i think that particularly for president obama it's been it's been two things one is a sense that he doesn't really appreciate that. at this point the united states needs an improvement in relations with iran at least as much as iran can benefit from an improvement in relations with with america but that gets to the second big flaw is obama really prepared to accept the islamic republic as an enduring and legitimate political entity representing legitimate national interest if he is then the possibilities for improvement in relations are enormous but if he's not
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prepared to do this you know whatever nice meeting he might have with rowhani next week in new york whatever other nice exchanges there might be that's not really going to be substantive well we will certainly be watching very closely next week in new york thank you so much for your analysis like i said in the spotlight next week very much so iran and the u.s. people experts will be watching very closely to see if possibly a step towards diplomatic relations is possible reporting from washington and he said no way r.c. . and over to our website u.s. transaxle caused outrage because of the number of civilians they kill but according to a former u.s. air force general the one thing they can't target as successfully as enemy aircraft we've got the full story for you on line. plus twenty five greenpeace activists were detained by the russian coast guard after trying to start an oil rig the arctic sea and online for more on the story.
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right from the scene. of. the first street to you and i think that you're. on our reporters twitter. and instagram. to be in the know. on mine. and equality unemployment soaring debt europe has had its share of troubles in the past five years since the financial crisis struck the aggressive austerity programs launched to cure the ailing economy appear to have made every day life worse a new report suggest almost a third of europeans will live in poverty by the year twenty twenty five the details now for lucic half enough. it's a prediction of a bleak future for europe twenty five million more people living in poverty by
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twenty twenty five now that is according to a new report from oxfam the charity warns that europe's unchecked austerity programs could spell a lost decade for the continent and entrenched poverty for an entire generation now bailouts of europe's financial institutions may have helped save the banking system but they've also pushed the public debt the assumption was that balancing budgets would give confidence to markets that was supposed to allow credit and investments of plough making a condom use grow and creating jobs but in many countries that simply hasn't come to pass now at issue are deep spending cuts to public services like education health and social security many european countries have been forced to slash public spending in order to balance their budgets in ireland for example they have cut public spending by forty percent of its g.d.p. roughly twenty percent in the baltic states twelve percent in spain and so on but those numbers have a very real effect on people and they mean fewer services available to those who
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need the most according to oxfam this will drastically increase poverty and inequality across the continent not just now but for years to come now in these economic times having a job itself doesn't mean you're in the clear in fact almost one in ten working households in europe now live in what's known as in work poverty now they may bring home a paycheck but it simply doesn't buy what it used to and that is because the value of wages has actually dropped in countries where spending cuts have been the harshest prices go up salaries stay the same causing many families to struggle just to get by now the spending cuts also mean fewer jobs unemployment in the many european countries is hitting record highs and the report notes that women and young people are often most effective what about those who lose their job only just ten months even years looking for another in ireland greece and spain the long term unemployment. rate has quadrupled between two thousand and eight and twenty twelve
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so how to stem the tide of rising poverty and growing inequality well oxfam argues the poor shouldn't pay for mistakes made by bankers it's called for attacks on the transactions of big banks that could deliver billions of dollars of help to ordinary people but even lawmakers have said that such attacks would be illegal oxfam is also calling for areas like health and education to be protected from cuts the group claims that europe can afford these measures whether finance ministers agree is a different question from the r t moscow. let's now take a look at some of the other world news in brief in chicago up to twelve people including a three year old child have been shot in a city park two gunmen allegedly attacked a crowd on a basketball court at least three people remain in critical or serious condition in a hospital there are is no news whether anyone has died at this point the incident comes just days after a shooting at a washington naval yard that claimed twelve lives. in mexico at least ninety seven
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people have been killed us two hurricanes continue to batter both the pacific and atlantic coast at the same time weather forecasters say there's a danger one of the cycle and could be about to move into the oil producing gulf of mexico tens of thousands have been evacuated to safety so far rescue operations are underway with dozens of people reported missing. in the areas around japan's fukushima nuclear plants were hit by a five point three magnitude earthquake fortunately there was no spike in radiation and no damage to the facility structure has been reported this comes out of the plant's operators admitted that radioactive groundwater has been pouring into the pacific in two thousand and eleven earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused a meltdown at the plant forcing a mass evacuation of the area. i mean the way it's politicking with larry king stay with us.
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i got some angry but polite messages after it 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 were 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 we're just found out that on just one yahoo group are 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 been then take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that. just my opinion. could you take three. three. three. three. three. video for your media project c.d.o. dot com. will this week's mass shooting at the
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washington navy yard revive gun control legislation in congress democratic senator chris murphy of connecticut joins us plus kind of government shutdown we have heard it's all coming up next politics with larry king. now from capitol hill democrat senator chris murphy the genius senator from connecticut the tragic masher to at sandy hook elementary school in newtown connecticut twenty children six adults staff members were killed made gun control a priority on his political agenda he's grappling with that issue again following this week's massacre at the washington navy yard what do you make of this one senator. well you sort of have to wonder you know what can actually change people's minds here we're working real hard to see if we can get an additional five or six
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votes on the senate floor following this latest mass shooting but you know this is unfortunately becoming routine and we're almost becoming numb as a nation to the fact that every couple months we're going to have a dozen or more people killed in the fact is that we can change that you know what we already know is that this guy tried to buy an assault weapon and a last option from doing it so for all the folks out there who say the laws don't matter this was an incident in which despite the destruction that happened at the navy yard it could have been worse if he had gotten his hands on a much more powerful weapon so you know we've got a whole bunch of newtown families down here and coincidentally this week who are walking from office to office trying to make the case to senators that this is going to happen over and over and over again if we don't do something if we don't pass it very at the very least the outlines of a background check bill that can make this country our streets a little bit safer this is so pleasant santa. why is the reason you know i interviewed the head of scott.


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