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the syrian government completes the handover of chemical weapons data to the hague based watchdog says its approach to the assad government may change if he does not play by the rules. of. european diplomat some rights activists lash out at israel claiming its soldiers are rough in the west bank giving a thought about international law. has now one year until scotland decides whether to ditch the united kingdom but as the. rhetoric is ratcheting up with oil the centerpiece of disagreement. reporting this new york academics demand the release of students beaten up and detained by police during a street protest against a former cia chief being appointed a professor. from
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our studio center here in moscow where it's just past eight pm this is with international news and comment. the international chemical weapons watchdog says the syrian government has complied with its promise and handed over the last remaining details of its toxic arsenal to the agency and this comes as part of syria's chemical disarmament plan hammered out by russia and washington last week. as the details. maskers has fulfilled its obligation to send all the documents regarding its chemical stockpile to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or the p.c. w now of course the w. has to work out a framework in order to deal with the procedures of the disarmament of syria they
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were supposed to hold a meeting on that on sunday but they have a postponed that indefinitely of course that was before it became known that damascus has already sent the entire package of documents needed to all p.c. w. so we'll have to wait and see exactly what will transpire now but the united nations is slated to hold a discussion in new york in the coming week in order to devise a deal hammered out between moscow and washington about a week ago in geneva according to bad deal damascus has until the middle of two thousand and fourteen in order to completed disarmament program now there is of course some difficulties involved there with that and that is the fact that the chemical stockpiles are the syrian chemical stockpiles are actually distributed between various points in the country and not all of those parts are controlled entirely by the official damascus and of course there is also some disagreements
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when it comes to the wording of the potential u.n. resolution where is london washington and paris that want to see the threat of military intervention be included in the provisions of the potential u.n. resolution and moscow says such a provision would be counterproductive we had a russian presidential ministrations that gave on north when speaking in stockholm earlier on saturday he said that russia is not going to veto any u.n. resolution on syria out of principle but he said that there is absolutely no excluding the possibility of russia changing its stance when. we're predicting international and if in future for example talking through ridiculous you pathetically but if we become sure russia will become sure that for example. we might change your position but so far we don't have such evidence but again russia has been adamant about about the necessity of the
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diplomatic solution of the syrian crisis and has been pushing the syrian government towards the discussion table russia has done its part under the russian american initiative on may seventh we have secured damascus commitment. to geneva conference. american partners so far failed to do this in the talks with the opposition it also looks like according to sergei ivanov that the syrian opposition doesn't seem to be so interested in getting to the discussion table on top of that it is notoriously this fragmented with some inner scuffles happening sporadically over the past several years as a matter of fact and also we must not forget about the fact that there are also numerous groups within syria itself which are fighting supposedly for the opposition but at the same time they are openly affiliated with al qaida and of course issued a military involvement being in fact put in place by states such as the united
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states or france or the united kingdom of course that would mean a competing. in syria something which has we we have already seen happening in countries such as libya and although the u.s. might apparently push more moderate rebels towards the negotiating table it's not in control of those fighting government troops on the ground that's according to syrian political analyst. and we spoke to him earlier today. they do have an influence or they seem to have an influence on the politicians who say the represent to the syrian opposition or to form the syrian opposition or some of the middle east because they're definitely fragmented but where america doesn't really have much leverage is on the forces on the ground those who carry on weapons of the sea and already have seed probably this sort of agreement as a threat to their existence and why would they comply we've seen them destabilize a lot of agreements or a few agreements that have been reached before throughout the u.n.
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framework for example like the brain or coffee iran's plath so is it really the americans you know is it in their capability to push them for going to geneva talks we don't know i think this will have to be done through the major regional players or patterns like the saudis and like the turks and those people actually control more of the forces on the ground because they are the ones who are supplying them with fund with intelligence and with military equipment much more than the americans are doing. while the e.u. is sounding the alarm over the influx of refugees from syria what official say the stream of asylum seekers has been manageable so far there are fears that as the conflict drags on the numbers of those fleeing will swell among those concerned the most to italy and bog area now italy has already accepted four thousand six hundred refugees this year and is preparing for sixteen thousand more by garrett says it's struggling to cope with more than two thousand it's taken in and has even asked the
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e.u. for help so far and twenty thirteen most asylum requests to be made in sweden with four thousand seven hundred next come to germany with four and a half thousand and seven hundred requests have been submitted to france britain says it's not planning to take in syrian refugees offering financial aid to other block members instead with the asylum system put under such pressure some states are urging a review however most insist there could be no easing of asylum rules. israel is investigating accusations its army mole treated a group of european diplomats and human rights activists in the west bank on friday they were accompanying an aid convoy on route to a palestinian village that had previously been demolished by israeli soldiers also seized one of the trucks full of samir reports on the events that have cause such fury. video has just been released showing israeli soldiers manhandling a group of european diplomats as they tried to bring supplies emergency aid as well
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as tents in a truck to a community of bed when living in the west bank this particular community just a few days earlier had their homes destroyed by the israeli army if you look at the video you can see the diplomats being surrounded by huge group of israeli soldiers as one french diplomat later complained she was physically dragged from the truck she was forced to the ground without any kind of regard for her diplomatic immunity not the idea of has said that it is launching a probe but at the same time the army has said that this was a provocation and also to quote the idea of a disturbance of the peace the e.u. diplomats deny this they say that there was a blatant disregard for international law that they were physically manhandled and at the same time to quote them what happened was shocking and outrageous the e.u. diplomats saying that the israeli army has
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a moral responsibility that is also bound by international law to look after the kids as well as assist people who are living in occupied territory now at the same time we're talking here about a community of bad ones this is one of three communities that in the last six weeks has seen it has its homes destroyed earlier the israeli high court will that this particular community which is known as the kid a bit community comprising some one hundred twenty people were living illegally on land that was israeli and as such they gave the order for the israeli army to bulldoze their homes their kindergarten as well as their stables but the argument from the community as indeed has been the argument from a bedouin communities who have faced a similar type of scenario is that they have nowhere else to go they've been living on the land for generations and that the land is also needed as. ground and pound for their cattle to graze in the same street that is their source of livelihood
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they will attempt earlier in the week by the e.u. to try and assist this community volunteers day and wednesday they did manage to reach the community they managed to put up some tents but these were later taken down by the israeli army can also hearing from european union diplomats who were involved in this unfortunate incident is that what israel is doing is not helpful to negotiations let me remind you that just last month the israelis and palestinians after a three year hiatus returned to the negotiating table and certainly these kind of incidents are not going to do anything to push the peace process forward major parties in germany are making their final pitch for votes chancellor merkel is shoe in to win one little known group is to put a spanner in the works when political wrangling to form a coalition government begins that is coming up this very shortly. but first there's no less than a year to go before the scottish independence vote in support of the marking the
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date with a mass march through the northern capital edinburgh but even though time is ticking it's far from clear which way the vote will swing separate say that huge oil reserves will guarantee the country's fortunes while london says the north and south are better off together. reports now from the scottish capital. well i see a flag here the scottish independence rally underway in as a burst thousands of people turning out in this procession going through the streets were learned on calton hello well have won the scottish first minister alex salmond earlier on i was talking to the head of the campaign blair jenkins he said that there is still a long way to go well in fact wednesday march one year to go to the eighteenth of september twenty fourth saying when scottish places will be asked of a yes or no is it beggars belief to me why people would want the government
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for to make decisions about themselves you know we voted for complete in government and we got to get work that is a policy they dictate to us and that doesn't seem like a democracy to me there's a lot of risk i think today is about a show of confidence today is about the people of scotland who saying we're not afraid a lot of the no campaign or the better together campaign has been very negative. people of scotland just saying we're not afraid we are a strong independent nation we will take the opportunities that are there a lot of people have come here with their children it's a family event and you can see the crowds coming down with their signs one of the signs i was reading earlier saying yes takes courage well it certainly does this is going to take a look more than courage to get the amount that they need to see scotland's become an independent country and there are some big questions this still need to be
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answered now we're going to see the government publishing its white paper in november that is or will address the really crucial issue is for the yes campaign not only the question of currency what scotland would do to become independent the world the north sea oil would play all of those things for you. well i got karratha case here in that some of the population is as yet still undecided as we said this march one year to go till scotland will be asked to have that yes no vote everything to play for a bit if they. say that the board were independent. sort of for three porting what we've heard from those supporting scotland's independence bid on r t but what are those against it have to say well for that i'm not joined by georgie and he's editor of the standards blog at the new statesman george the scottish national party appears to done the math it says the scots would be definitely
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better off alone why won't they. why were they i think because they're unable to answer basic questions such as what's current see scotland use. credit rating would it be and also how they'd diversify the economy once the oil reserves run or run out which which they will at some point but they're very confident it's got a dynamic economy at the moment agriculture tourism three of the world's top one hundred universities in scotland it's not just all about oil it does have a future beyond oil and gas in the north sea doesn't it. well of course it does and i think an independent scotland would certainly be economically viable but i think the why do arguments for why the u.k. for why the rest of the you can't scotland are better off together outweigh the arguments put forward by the nationalist side it's an economic argument isn't it
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surely from london it simply doesn't want to lose that one and a half million pounds worth of north sea oil and gas. why do i wouldn't reduce it just to just to an economic issue i think that the cultural and social ties between scotland and england and the rest of the rest of the u.k. are incredibly vital and important part of our history and i think we i think you know that something will be diminished we're scotland to become an independent country i think it's quite sensible to devolve greater powers to scotland in the future but i didn't see the need for it to become an entirely separate country with its own army its own foreign policy its own embassies and so on well you talk about devolving greater powers in the future so we've already got a good level of all told to me hasn't it would be really notice a big difference if it does go alone. so that's a very good question i think sam and used to say scotland we do use the euro now of course he wants to try and keep the pound it would he hopes remain
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a member of the e.u. remain a member of nato he keep the queen as head of state he'd have to retain features of the u.k.'s pensions and welfare system for years while scotland transitions to an independent model so in a way he is trying to make the argument independence is nothing to be frightened of nothing much will change but i think it is a risk because we've seen the global economy is in a very volatile state and it is very hard to predict exactly how scotland would would fare alone it might be in my view worse off and i think that's why the campaign has such a large lead in the polls that i am and why but i think it's likely the polls will narrow id expects the no campaign will win by least a double digit margin as for interesting we got a year to go and i was going to say what is your prediction for the outcome of this referendum so you had to go remember what you said that george would be interesting to see thanks very much indeed george eating at the studies blog at the new
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statesman. well coming up off the break germans give up to go to the polls and in the us the student anger as a former head of the cia is offered work at the new york university. wealthy british style sucks it's time to explicitly. market. scandal. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's cause or the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines in two kinds of reports. language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports. for the know i will leave that to the
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state department to comment on your latter point to say. to carry out a car is on the job. no. thank you no more weasel words. when you need a direct question be prepared for a change when you when you should be ready for a. critical speech and slid down to freedom to fox. news continues here on. looks set to win when germans go to the polls for parliamentary election on sunday germany has knowledge of managed to dodge the economic problems that have crippled a number of its european neighbors but many of its citizens are bitter a decline in personal spending and a wrong is an insecure part time work. as well. it's billed as
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europe's economic success story but german voters feel the country is split between the haves and the have nots germans are rich yeah ten percent of germans are only fifty to sixty percent of all the capital and the gap is getting bigger and i mention our society is divided here pretty soon in germany like here in the balkans that are so poor the streets are industry pair and the theaters have to shut down this town is broke. for most people the financial situation isn't good which isn't the image many of germany's european partners have of the federal republic. and i think if you were to ask someone from spain they would tell you germany is an economic land of milk and honey where that just isn't the case perhaps thirty years ago but after reunification and the pressures of staying competitive globally in those days are gone. one of the ways germany has stayed competitive is by trying to
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keep wages low. and plenty of spaniards and greeks who come to berlin looking for work they are scandalized by how low our pay is it's not enough to survive in the run up to this election the main opposition has campaigned on a platform of introducing a minimum wage of a two euro fifty per hour the current german government has dismissed those. party insists that the introduction of a minimum wage would destroy job creation however these people here say wait just want a fair day's pay for a fair day's work. we need a minimum wage here and it has to be at a level that people can live on to provide for their family. there are so many jobs around that's put up early enough so you can sort of odd. fifty proposed by the s.d.p. is too little i think it should be closer to twelve per hour. so-called many jobs have also grabbed voters' attention ahead of sunday's ballot almost
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a quarter of the workforce are employed in these part time and often low paid jobs any meaning jobs are no good and you can contribute to a pension was one hundred year old these days everyone in a family has to work so i sit with my roommate and realize we make to a little cash it's a case of either we give up our studies and find work it's all we lose our jobs whoever comes out on top from sunday's ballot is going to face the continuing task of keeping germany's economy on track while at the same time trying to please a workforce which feels underpaid and under appreciated peter all of the r.t. germany. dozens of academics at city university in new york are backing protests against the appointment of the former cia chief david petraeus as a teacher there they will sign a petition for charges to be dropped against six students arrested during an earlier street protest video has emerged showing police beating up the activists
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while detaining them more important has more. four star general and former cia director david petraeus recently began his new career here in the big apple as an adjunct professor for the new york city public university known as kuni but his attendance has been met with broad criticism from students faculty and staff members who say they don't want their college to host the man oversaw wars drone strikes and alleged torture tactics in the middle east now for the past few weeks this anti professor could try his movement has been gaining traction recently activists tell me that they're on their campaign has been met with heavy handed tactics from the new york city police department there earlier this week about seventy five people were marching right around here across the street from that building where professor portray it was allegedly timing a fundraiser and that's when a fight broke out between new york city police officers and protesters cops who
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videotaped trying to barricade the activists who then spilled out onto the streets witnesses say students were punched slammed against vehicles and onto the pavement by the cops eventually six people were arrested and have been charged with obstruction of governmental administration riot resisting arrest and disorderly conduct twenty four year old denise ford is among the six students that were arrested during the protest and spent twenty eight hours in police custody she joins me now to talk about her experience denise tell me what led to your arrest i believe that some of those were to be targeted by the police so that you know they were going on the roads and then i mean they pushed us into the streets and they just started from there where they grabbed one of my partner about like seven to fifteen. slammed his head against the car and we're just all on top of. so then
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i went to help him. to call on my head. and then when i looked back at me another. blow to his children and then just came in. and then just. i believe this was also an intimidation tactic used by the n.y.p.d. why is it that so many people are so odd. with his new position as. what he thinks is what we're getting it's not a scary business and. capital of. war.
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dozens of academics have signed on to a petition calling for all charges against the six students to be dropped in the interim according to reports a growing number of staff and faculty members are also calling on america's former intelligence chief to resign from his position as a visiting professor reporting from new york. now for some international news brief this hour in kenya at least twenty two people have been killed or taken hostage by all men who stormed a shopping center and. one suspect has been detained by security forces in the country interior secretary says that the situation is now under control more than fifty have also been injured a witness said that the government muslims to leave. would be targeted no group has claimed responsibility for the. a suicide
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car bombing has killed at least fifty people in the shiite stronghold of saddam city in the iraqi capital baghdad the explosion occurred close to a funeral service more than sixty were also wounded there's been a rise in sectarian violence in the country in recent months more than five and a half thousand people have been killed since the start of the year. clashes have continued for a second day in indian controlled kashmir amid ongoing protests over the killing of five people in paramilitary shootings the shopping region has also ground to a halt after a general strike was called in reaction to the deaths here has been under curfew for the past two weeks following the killings. so that brings up to date for the moment the news team and more in just over half an hour from now and meantime stay with us for the five hundredth episode of the kaiser report when next tell us some light on the sometimes disastrous winds of key players in the world of finance that's often the.
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we've talked before about people getting in trouble throughout the usa just for gardening in fact according to the christian science monitor a couple in florida has been fined five hundred dollars a day until they dig up their vegetable garden which is on their own property and mediately people who write these articles draw comparisons to communist russia where people weren't allowed to grow their own food on last night's state allowed it yes the revolutionary period in russia forced agriculture to change rapidly and often against the will of many of those involved and this did lead to starvation revolution isn't fun but what about after that well stalin and khrushchev gave out a lot of documents which are private summer houses where people guard and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell to see all these pictures behind me these are people in the soviet union
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selling food they produced privately and legally but there were some moments in soviet history when there were some taxes placed on the sale of your personal goods from your personal labor which according to russian website history of taxes was around ten percent whether you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter this half truth about shooting soviet gardeners burns like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the us government for every reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same as communism but it's actually technically worse than communism for the majority of its lifespan were. you could guard it up as you like excluding the brutal revolutionary period but that's just my opinion. you mean speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the ip interviews
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