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you are denies as face to president nicolas maduro of venezuela while allegedly using visas to blackmail his government u.n. delegation. damascus says the war in syria is gridlocked understanding hope on international diplomacy which is facing a rocky road as moscow and washington look for news of a chemical weapon. korean the midst of the sewer and war reports now from an ancient christian a village which a fell victim to the schools of hardline try to make up to a halt of the anti-government forces and become. later this hour. police in the u.k. are increasingly turning to hide a voltage tasers to bring
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a watch house situation is under control but riots groups say the weapons are dangerous and that the big boys in blue are being armed by. international news live from moscow this is all see with me you know. and welcome to. caracas has declared america's decision to deny as space to the venezuelan president is nothing short of an act of aggression nicolas maduro was on route to china over a state visit when he was reportedly turned away from puerto rican i have space welcome back to manila says its static its delegates could potentially be denied american visas ahead of a major u.n. meeting next week he's more in a fortnight as the details. venezuelan president nicolas maduro flight plan to
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china was denied that's according to foreign minister elliott how large he said washington per hit the plane from passing through u.s. air space over puerto rico forcing the world leader to find an alternate path foreign minister how why denounce the move as a quote act of aggression on the part of north american in a curial is a 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 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 evacuated the american envoy from his country accusing the u.s. backing
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a group of military officers he said were plotting against him 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. 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 quote crackdown on civil society unquote broad including and as well while speaking on state television president or also alleges that the u.s. government is putting up a lot of barriers making it very difficult for one of his ministers to obtain a visa in order to travel to new york next week for the u.n. general assembly debate not otoh the van is where you can deliver the u.n. so much of the u.s. laid out conditions so you don't issue a visa to one of my minutes since we're not going to the u.s. space tourists but is delegates representing your country. so the u.s.
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embassy must issue visas for the entire delegation if i have to take diplomatic measures against the u.s. government i will take them to the most drastic level if necessary but i'm not going to accept any talk of aggression the united states government must understand it doesn't mean you don't do well we've already heard from bolivian 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 that's allegedly because the u.s. suspected that n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden was on board president morales says airplane mr morale is says the latest incident against the venezuelan president demonstrates that the u.s. is predisposition to humiliate other governments and dave reading drove the founder
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of an online news website to believe the incident shows a two faced policy is a way. the u.s. is supplying if it is trading essential trading with me and venezuela it's not an enemy of the us there's no fighting between the us and venezuela and furthermore it's one of the democratic countries of latin america which was supposedly an important thing to the united states supporting democracy and so we're in nobody's contesting the validity of this election so the us is denying an elected president the right to fly over one of its colonies in order to get on a trip to china on a state visit and yet the u.s. allows dictators president military leaders known to have slaughtered their own people in latin america all those people are welcome to come and vacation in the united states but an elected leader of a. of a fellow nation in latin america is denied the right to fly over one of our
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colonies. sirrah is in a state of paralysis says the counter as a deputy prime minister and hope he has a war have bled the country's economy dry and exhaust both the army and the rebels with neither of them strong enough to gain they are behind the syrian government's pinning its hopes on international diplomatic efforts but as also his post called explains things are not going so smoothly hey i'm. the main disagreements seem to be over the un report that was published earlier this week on the chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of damascus on august the twenty fifth 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
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to draw any conclusions and that 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 fair polls that the u.n. 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 regime possesses. and there is not a shred of evidence however that the opposition does please this is in kabul a good 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
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also spoke on the serious subject on the day the issue is slightly more complex thirty magoo. we're always talking about the responsibility of president assad if he unleash the chemical weapons but what of the rebels did it but what are we going to do with them we have every reason to think that it was a provocation a small provocation of course but the technique was very simple they use 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 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 won the threat of force to remain on the table if president bashar al
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assad doesn't comply with that u.n. resolution russia say that that is unnecessary 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 the face of the syrian war is changing as it's no longer a simple power struggle between the army and the opposition al-qaeda linked groups which by some estimates make up to fifty percent of the anti asaad forces have turned against their norm or toward rebel allies and some of the fear says battles have been raging in the turkish border but the influx of blood thirsty god it is held elsewhere in syria is more of a national report now from the ancient christian village of. her there in the syrian village of my luna is where the aramaic language believed to have been spoken by jesus christ was in daily use but not so much these days.
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at this mostly christian village in syria more than two weeks ago local residents were forced to flee the battlefield that was once their 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 third house vocal has its doors for us. but. many refused to talk because their relatives remain missing they say is the mess kidnap 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 siege while working out in the morning by the shards of a log bar closed the doors and all gathered in one room they told us to run there and we won't harm you and try and make a will and child they went there and surrendered they pointed their guns at them
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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 them die. hundreds gathered for the funerals of the three men who they now call mall to use those muslims and christians the attack on malala village syrians say was an attack on their country and its way of life. what can be their aim other than to destroy the current strand of muslims and christians live in ma luna but it's surrounded by four or five muslim villages lie that maybe they see this as the last obstacle in their path. here and two on its father in law is eighty eight years old he says nothing like this has happened in his lifetime or we were living in peace and 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
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the village often keep bodies for further ransom 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 them with weapons money whatever they need helping them destroy the country and people of this region special sweet sanctified bread he serves 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 their dead and alive the ancient language in my lula united people for thousands of years they have now is that it can 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. as al qaeda affiliated cells take hold in
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syria the terror groups carried out a first strike in yemen where its presence is especially strong a series of coordinated bomb and got tongs have killed at least thirty days soldiers at military bases in the south of the country they given the government has been battling the country's own kind of branch for more than a day in twenty ten it declared an open war with a terrorist group the fighting has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced tens of thousands of people the war now kind of has led to the u.s. stepping up its targeted killings in guinea territory with unmanned drones but these attacks are condoned by locals reportedly killing hundreds of students. and coming up after a short break reviving relations between iran and the u.s. president rouhani hold on obama to join advocates and work together to bring peace to the middle east takes a new and just what they might have to overcome to achieve that. and
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a bleak future for europe twenty five million more people living in poverty and doesn't get it from years from now than the number estimated by a new report which claims that a progressive financial concept supposed to shore up the u.s. is a easy use economy. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. well see british study all. the time because. markets why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy
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with mike stronger the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars a report on r g. here will janelle she is good to have you with us let's move on now tasers are increasingly being used by british police to take down people viewed as dangerous on threatening and shocking new statistics show the number of people hit by the high voltage weapons has increased threefold in just three is that is also has
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lower smith reports a string of taser natan deaths has left many wondering whether stun guns should be used at all. imagine the feeling of fifty thousand volts passing through. people who've been tasered say it's a massive shock that starts in your liver and kidneys courses through your hearts and your brain it feels like it's being right fall feyerick it's been cold and yet instances of tasering by police albright is doing all the time in the u.k. more than doubling between two thousand and nine two thousand and eleven that's of great concern to human rights groups who say tasers all the more truncheon the police seem to think they are but a potentially lethal weapon being rolled out to huge numbers of offices you have to have fifty pounds and poked a so it's not like a little trick. you might get from. a stranger around the field it's
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much more serious than that and that's one of the big concerns because in the hands of people that aren't trained to the sufficient level and you risk serious instances happening tasers were originally only given to highly trained marksman but they're now being issued to specialist units and on the beat a total of fourteen thousand seven hundred offices and misty says the training course for a new taser tower is woefully inadequate it only lasts three days but the association of chief police officers insists they all adequately prepare. the percentage of occasions when the taser is actually fired has not increased since its introduction in two thousand and three and i believe this is evidence of the extensive and consistent training which the police in the u.k. have implemented so tasers are being fired more often but there are loads more of them to be fired and there are up to five instances of taser use
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a day now and the more tazes out there the higher the potential for accidents ten people have died since tasers were introduced in the u.k. in two thousand. and three one money exploded in a fireball off to dousing himself in petrol and in the us they've been linked with more than sixty deaths human rights groups say it amounts to the police being all. and worry that the art of negotiating in volatile situations will be lost and be replaced with shock now ask questions later. and always plenty online for you including paying a high price for desired independence scotland could face a major hike in taxes if it breaks away from the u.k. find out its citizens there think it will be worth it or not at all. on the dream job or worried about how you can cash in on your bed time and never wore a belt oversleeping with this career opportunity from not so full details are now.
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iran's new president hassan rouhani has reached out to bronco bamma through an article in the washington post urging him to join hands and work together towards a peaceful middle east is the latest in the recent array of steps taken by to run to thaw the currently icy relations with washington but this is likely to become a very thorny path for the country's let's not have a look why and eight years how the tensions have been building out that it all started over a decade ago when president george w. bush labeled iran an axis of evil following a cia report claiming turd iran had one of the most active nuclear programs in the world three years later the white house started making its first threats but the gas was considering an attack in two thousand and eight bush went as far as lying iran with accusations of being the world's biggest sponsor of terrorism and urging the global community to confront the danger before it's too late two years later
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the un has joined with israel in launching a cyber all sort on their adverse three and a bit to do rail its nuclear program. in two thousand and twelve the u.s. forced wild binds to stop completing oil transactions with tehran this dealt a major blow to iran's economy aggravating inflation and accelerating the nation's currency devaluation and this september obama reached for a shoot that he still considers a military action against iran along with other options to apply pressure and ask easily so now we're trying to find out whether iran's offer to cooperate is likely to find a positive response in america. 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.
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officials possibly even a direct exchange so could this be the beginning of a far 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 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 and three have a lot of experience in 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
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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 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 examine the islamic republic has an enduring
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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 prepared to do this you know whatever nice meeting he might have with rouhani 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 now a r t. an office and more wild headlines this hour a blast a house right through a most of baghdad killing at least eleven people that time took place during friday prayers in the majority sunni muslim city of samarra one hundred kilometers from
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the capital although five thousand people have been killed this year alone in the west violence to hit the country for five days. seven people have been injured in kashmir as for testers clash with police who blogged on throw march into a turn in the region south authorities used tear gas and kind of guns pellet guns to break up the rally the demonstrators were trying to walk to so softly and almost fifty kilometers from the regional capital to avenge their death at a two week few imposed on the town hall men were killed by engine parliamentary forces where for shi'ite a fortnight ago. hundreds of first houses have marched through athens on the day of the fuel of an anti fascist actually post they took to the streets after more than two thousand people followed is called tasia in the greek capital a member of the golden dawn far right party has confessed to killing the forty the
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thirty four year old the group denies any connection with the crime and has condoned at. first and equality unemployment soaring doubts all kinds of troubles have hit york over the five years since the financial crisis struck governments have been trying to rescue their ailing economies with virtual starwars the matters hurting the average a well being of average citizens now are fresh reports suggest as many as a third of europeans were pushed below the poverty line in just over a decade the details now from police account. it's a prediction of a bleak future for europe twenty five million more people living in poverty by 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
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would give confidence to markets that ensure and 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 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
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home a paycheck but it simply doesn't buy what it used to and that is because the value of wages is 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. it has quadrupled between two thousand and eight and twenty twelve 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 a tax 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 but
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whether finance ministers agree is a different question this is r t moscow. promised it's cost about his gas discounts the implications of this see when it lines. 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
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basically advertising adopted children they don't want like baseball cards on e bay 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 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 russian. then take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion. to.


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