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this is why you should. only. see where reportedly submitted the dave chemical weapons program to the hague watchdog demilitarization on the raid by washington and moscow. and he's currently the midst of the syrian war reports now from an ancient christian village which fell victim to the squads of hardline jihad it and make up the heart of the anti-government forces in the country. also this hour the u.s. denies as face to president nicolas maduro of venezuela while allegedly using reasons to blackmail his government a u.n. delegation.
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to russia and iran the while this is see with me you know thanks for joining us. the hague based chemical weapons watchdog has reportedly received data on serious talks and also this comes as part of the country's chemical demilitarization plan hammered out by top russian and u.s. diplomats last week and to also use polls called joins me now live with more details also looks like the syrian government is indeed committed to this road map isn't it well under the terms of the deal struck between washington and moscow in geneva last weekend syria has until saturday to disclose and declare its chemical weapons stockpile if these reports are confirmed to be true then it looks as if damascus is complying with those rather strict deadlines and other reports coming out of a spokeswoman for the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons o.p.c. w for short. as saying that we have received part of the verification and we expect
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more now it's believed that damascus has handed over its initial declaration outlining its weapons program now it's believed that damascus syria has around one thousand tons worth of chemical weapons dotted all over the country making a logistical rather difficult for this process to be carried out president bashar al assad was quoted in the week saying that it could take just over a year for the process to be completed under the terms of that deal in geneva damascus has until the middle of two thousand and fourteen to complete the process by the united nations are going to vote on a resolution that will give binding support to the deal agreed last weekend it's expected that they're going to vote on that resolution sometime next week in new york now there is a difference of opinion of course between russia and the united states britain and france the united states britain or france think that the threat of military force should still be on the table if damascus doesn't comply russia say that that is
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unnecessary and was not part of the deal agreed in geneva so the two sides are coming at it from a different angle it would seem heading into those talks in new york next week but the early stages appear to be that damascus are keen to hear to that deal agreed in geneva. a post called live from moscow paul thank you very much indeed for that sound. the face of the sewer and war is changing as it's no longer a simple power struggle between be army and the opposition are kind of linked groups which by some estimates make up to fifty percent of the anti assad forces have turned against the more moderate rebel allies and some of the fiercest battles have been raging in the turkish border but the influx of blood thirsty jihad it is a felt elsewhere in syria and. reports now from the agent christian village of. in the syrian village of my lula is where the aramaic language believed to have
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been spoken by jesus christ was in daily use but not so much these days. after jihadists attack 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 all of the thirty dollars vocal music stores for us called up. to the many refused to talk because their relatives remain missing they say is the best kidnap people and they fear the escaped with 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 violence siege. in the morning by the shards of a love letter on the doors and all gathered in one interview i thought i was the
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one that and we won't harm you and one may call and shyly went there and surrounded by pointed their guns at them and started shooting i was intending my chest and our way about that on one of them off and. another one said let the men die but 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. the family was going to be there a man other than the group in that area that was worthless and christians live in ma luna but it's surrounded by the north for our muslim relatives my the labor they see the last obstacle in their pocket is their own with it here on to on it's father in law is eighty eight years old he says nothing like this has happened to his lifetime. we were living in peace and now it seems they want to throw all the christians out of the country who prayed to god that would defeat the and take them
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out another relative who's afraid to show her face says it's hard to say how many people were killed in the ruler because militants holed in the village often keep the 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 find countries are helping them with weapons money whatever they need helping them destroy the country and people of this region special sweet scented fide bread he serves in the family to commemorate the dead. in church they held special ceremonies for several days. and again are the syrians equally shocked prayed together for the dead and alive the ancient language in my lul 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.
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from damascus in syria at least forty soldiers and policemen have been killed in yemen where al qaeda has carried out a coordinated bomb and gun attacks on several army bases in yemen has been an open war with al qaeda since twenty ten with the fighting claiming hundreds of lives and displacing tens of thousands of people and for more on the situation let's now talk to political analyst dr honey our embassies dr susan welcome to r.c. you get any of sorties admits the al qaeda presence is very strong they speak about thousands of fighters there and there's been no sign of improvement over the past here is can they contain the threats. well i think first of all the sound is not so clear by if i can hear you will i think i'll carla members in yemen is still functioning up to now despite the attacks on their
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leaders by the united states army by the yemeni government. i think the colonel parade can work out. which took a place to be this is an evidence that some extremist members are still functioning most likely would be linked to al qaida extremist party and this such an attack it's an easy to be carried out by any political or military groups it's most likely indications show that members of one party still functioning is still have power and destroying. this by the united states army have been for the boss here to be doing their best to stop such and. so all this near al qaida. poses a threat to the country but how big a danger does the yemeni branch of al qaeda opposed to neighboring states.
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well i think it's. still posing a threat to yemen. and action has to be taken not only by the united states or by the yemeni government and action has to be taken by all neighboring countries such kind of corporation. between the yemeni government and old countries located next to yemen in addition to the united states because such a three to security is not only the yemeni military. any government i think all countries next to yemen will be affected in a bad week because we can understand yemen has been hosting many many members of al qaida has been training and have been. such a training and will be used not only in yemen i think saudi arabia might be on the right taking any time those members can move each different yemen because we know
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the. ease that it can move from one country to another this is why a thing security measures have to be tightened and corporation between countries have to be in a police otherwise i think such extremist. movement members of the would be able to to financing and take war not only. talking talking about the u.s. involvement here washington but it's about the accuracy and effectiveness well its drone strikes against terrorists do they how. i think you us involvement. would have a cultural effect on the yemeni people because they would consider the united states a forum in between. the. cooperation between the yemeni government and the united states army in such
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a situation i think people would understand the united states army came to him in your money it's not to invade because such extremist group. would keep the takes on a daily basis maybe this is why i don't. have a history of it here all right thank you very much indeed for sharing your views with us political analyst dr albert thank you. caracas has declared america's decision to deny airspace to the venezuelan president is nothing short of an act of aggression nicolas maduro was very to china for a state visit when he was reportedly turned away from puerto rican aspace well then back to minnesota says its delegates could potentially be denied american visas ahead of a major u.n. meeting next week. as the details. venezuelan president nicolas maduro flight plan to china was denied that's according to foreign minister elliott
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how large he said washington per hit is the plane from passing through u.s. airspace 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 syria was 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 magoo world will reach his destination despite the interference 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 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
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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 abroad hooting and as well while speaking on state television president gore 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. the venues where you can delete the u.n. summit the u.s. laid out conditions saying you don't issue a visa to one of my minutes since we're not going to be u.s. tourists but is delegates representing a country. so the u.s. 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
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going to accept any talk of aggression from 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 the president where else is airplane mr morale is says the latest incident against the venezuelan president demonstrates that the u.s. is predisposition to humiliate other governments. funds coming out of her shoulder break reviving relations between iran and the u.s. president rouhani calls on the balance a joint efforts and walk together to bring peace to the middle east policy takes
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a hundred and just one they might have to overcome to achieve that. on the big future for europe twenty five million more people living in public say in a dozen day is from now that's the number estimated by a new report which explains the aggressive financial counts supposed to shore up the e.u.'s economy. is the media leave us so we leave the media love to see bush and see your. play your party is it the. issues that no one is asking with the guests that you
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deserve answers from. politic you. choose your language. make it with. some of. the consensus. choose the opinions that you think are great. choose the stories to. choose be access to. this isn't see welcome by iran's new president hassan rouhani has reached out to obama 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
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a ray of steps taken by him to run to saudi currently ice relations with washington but this is likely to become a very sore new path for the country's let's not have a look at why and here is how the tensions are building up there it all started over a decade ago when president george w. bush labeled iran as an axis of evil following a cia report claiming turn ron had one of the most active nuclear programs in the world three years later the white house started making its first threats that the you are so i was considering an attack in two thousand and eight bush went as far as slamming iran with his ations 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 the u.s. joined with israel in launching a cyber onslaught on their adverse three and a big deal really its nuclear program in two thousand to twelve forced the world banks to stop competing completing all transactions with tehran and this dealt a major blow to iran's economy aggravating inflation under excel or raising the
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nation's currency devaluation and this is obama reiterated that he still considers considering military action against iran along with other options to apply pressure on dottie's and he said now is trying to find out whether it runs off a corporation 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. 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 of going to tehran why the united states must come to terms with the islamic
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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 you ron's interests are what their needs are how to work with iran in the framework of international law the u.s.
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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. but if he's not prepared to do this you know whatever nice meeting he might have with the next week in new york
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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 archie. and of course he unemployment and a soaring debt or kinds of troubles have had a europe over the five years since the financial crisis strong governments have been trying to rescue the ending economies with britain austerity measures hurting the everyday well being of every citizen is now a fresh report suggests as many as a third of europeans will be pushed below the poverty line in just a decade but he tells now from washington this account that. it's a prediction of
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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 fear of financial institutions may have helped save the by. system but they've also pushed the public debt the assumption was that balancing budgets would give confidence to markets that in turn was supposed to allow credit and investments to 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
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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 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 spend 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
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twelve so how to stem the tide of rising poverty and growing inequality while 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. r t moscow. the political function that has scanned your find why is celebrating its twentieth anniversary today in london to add flying to the celebration the united kingdom independence sponsorship today enjoys unprecedented popularity polling around twenty five percent in local elections but when it's in its heat is it merely approaches pasi old does the u.k. have the makings to rule britannia. reports now from its sponsor convention. it was
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known as a flinch party marginal and its members even dismissed by prime minister david cameron as fruitcakes loonies and a closet racist but today members of the u.k. independence party or u.k. for gathered inside to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the party and it's enjoying its strongest public support to date now it's known very much for its your skepticism wanting to leave the e.u. as well as a strong stance on immigration and it has averaged about twenty six percent in local elections earlier this year how much of this war was being felt by david cameron's conservative party and conservative party chiefs have admitted that about half of their members have with us since david cameron became the leader in two thousand and five you could leader nigel farage had said that the success of the party is because of the total disconnect between those in power and ordinary people and you keep is there filling that gap however criticism still come their way a lot of it focusing on the fact that people are voting for this party because it
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is simply a protest vote and not necessarily agreeing with their policies or we spoke to some of the members and this is what they had to say if we're for a test it's because there's a hell of a lot to protest about how the old established parties not listening to old people want and you know politics is a marketplace we believe in certain things we sell our ideas and people are buying those ideas but i think the reason that we do it so well is because we represent what a lot of ordinary people actually think of one crosses on our crosses we're going to get bigger even the european union is just the beginning we want to change britain we want to britain where you have individual responsibility where people are free from high taxation where we have academic selection in schools where we control our borders where people feel safe to go out of an evening what we want is a better britain and leave in your opinion is just the start of you keep changing the rise of ukip has been well noted in the country but also outside the most
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recent of which is in germany. were the a conservative finance minister was down for the have warned a german voters against voting for a similar party in the country this so why is it showing the disenchantment with establishment across europe has been translated into votes much faster than those in power might have expected reporting from london i'm tess or sylvia. and now for some more world news in brief a block of the work through most of the diamond killing at least eleven people that time took place during friday prayers in the majority sunni muslim city of samarra one hundred kilometers from the capital more than five thousand people have been killed this year alone and the widest violence to hit the country fine here is. seven people have been injured in kashmir as a protest since clashed with police who blocked them from marching to a town in the region of south forces use tear gas and headed to guns to break out the rani the demonstrators were trying to walk to the end almost fifty kilometers
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from the regional capital to vent their anger at a two week raffi imposed on the town the men were killed by indian the entry forces . were on military forces to force them to go. tough questions and also that months in interview shows sophie and cole that's coming up after the break. we'll. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. wealthy british. holds.
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