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the syrian government completes the handover of chemical weapons to a hague based watchdog. says its approach to the government made change if he does not play by the rules. european diplomats and rights activists lash out at israel claiming its soldiers are rough them up in the west bank not giving a thought about international law. the united kingdom. rhetoric is ratcheting up with oil the centerpiece disagreements. new york academics demand the release of. detained by police during a street protest against a former cia chief being appointed professor. just
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turned eleven 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 will to the agency now this comes as part of syria's chemical disarmament plan by russia and washington last week. 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 o.p.c. w. now of course the devil you have to work out a framework in order to deal with the procedures of the disarmament of syria they were supposed to hold a meeting on that on sunday but they have
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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 b. 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 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
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military intervention be included in the provisions of the potential u.n. resolution and moscow says such a provision would be counterproductive the head of russian presidential administrations had given not when speaking in stockholm earlier on saturday 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 we're not doing this. we're predicting international and if in the future for example. 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 diplomatic solution of the syrian crisis and it has been pushing the syrian government towards the discussion
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table russia has done its part under the russian american initiative on may seventh we have secured damascus commitment to send delegation to geneva conference. american partners so far failed to do this in the talks with the opposition it also looks like according to a single one of that the syrian opposition doesn't seem to be so interested in getting to the discussion table on top of that it is notoriously dishrag mantid 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 it should a military involvement being in fact put in place by states such as the united states or france or the united kingdom of course that would mean a complete mayhem in syria something which has we we have already seen happening in
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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 now that's according to a political analyst. and we spoke to him earlier today. they have 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 them at least 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 v.c. and already have seed probably this sort of agreement as a threat to their existence why would they comply and we've seen them destabilize a lot of agreements or a few agreements that have been reached before throughout the u.n. framework for example like the bradley me or coffee islands plan so is it really
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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 problems 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 well the e.u. is sounding the alarm over the influx of refugees from syria while officials 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 bold garia italy's already accepted four thousand six hundred refugees this year and it's preparing for sixteen thousand more bug areas as it struggling to cope with the more than two thousand it has taken in and has even lost the e.u. for help so far this year most asylum requests to be made in sweden with four
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thousand seven hundred then germany follows with four hundred thousand and france has received requests for seven hundred while 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 had 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 israel soldiers also seized one of the trucks lottie's paula slayer reports now on the events that have caused 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 a god 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 a moral responsibility that is also bound by international law to look after the as
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well as asserts 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. round and round for their cattle to graze in the same street that is their source of livelihood there were attempts earlier in the week by the e.u. to try and assist this community fallen trees day and wednesday they did manage to
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reach the community they managed to put up some tents but these were later taken down by the israeli army also hearing from european union diplomats who were involved in this unfortunate incident is that what it is what it 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 and their chancellor merkel is a shoo 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 shortly. there is less than a year to go before the scottish independence vote and supporters are marking the day 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 so produce
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a huge oil reserves will go into the country's fortunes while london says the north and south or better off together reports from the scottish cup. well let's 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 till the eighteenth of september twenty fourth seeing when scottish faces will be asked to vote yes or no is it beggars belief to me why people would want the government for to make decisions about themselves you know we voted for completed in government and we got to get work that is a policy to the dictator and that doesn't seem like
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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 stories about people in scotland just saying we're not afraid we are a strong independent nation we will take the opportunities that are there and 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 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 answered everything that played for a bit today thousands of people showed their support they were independent it was
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a natural majority for the palace because people believe stalls the nation more than not if you ask people we're going to make the run for along the beach you want so see. good way to be run from problem one would you want to cite. a little boy and don't want the people see. these decisions for scotland to be made in school and if you put these things together you that's a yes vote for independence because i know about the people the economy so well for them to decide but i don't know about beautiful country contaminated by nuclear weapons we have today because the systems that's what independence is if it became independent to morrow would become the most prosperous country in the. scotland is a strong country economically the real question is can we use that economic strength to build a more just society will struggle on its hind in five minutes the scottish independence rally today for this campaign gets questioned on if the detail is take
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the more direct he will be provided when the government publishes its white paper on independence and now uganda these people here have already made that mindset but what this referendum will write still is the boss chunk of the population that's according to the polls will remain as yet undecided. artsy edinburgh. where life there must be twenty four hours a day coming up after the break we look at what is behind iran's plan to edge diplomatically closer to the united states. with. technology innovation all the least developed from around russia. the future covered. wealthy british style. is not on the.
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market so why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser report.
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news continues here in l a t dozens of academics at city university in new york i'm backing protests against the appointment of the former cia chief david petraeus as a teacher that they all saw the petition for charges to be dropped against six students arrested during an idea street protest videos emerged showing police beating up the activists while detaining them. not small. 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 raw criticism from students faculty and scout members who say they don't want their college to host the man who only still was here on strikes and allegedly tortured topics in the middle east now for the past few weeks this anti professor. movement has been been in traction recently to the sell me that they're on their campaign has been that he handed
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tactics from new york city at least a part. of this week about seventy five people marching right here across from nothing where because of the serious was allegedly going up a fundraiser and that's when a fight broke out between new york city police officers and protesters cops who videotaped trying to carry 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 rusted and have been charged with obstruction of governmental ministration why is the system and it just was only twenty four year old denise ford is among the six kidney 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 the some of
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those swirlies the targeting the police so what will they look on at once and when i mean they push the sense of machines and it just started from dealing with a lot of the trauma about like substance of it being. slammed his head against the car and were just. on top of. so then i went to try to help him and within the process. to call. my. then up to see did she get all and then when i look back at me is another about. a plane. just. so hysterical and mean. for me that i mean just because i believe this was
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also an intimidation tactic used by the n.y.p.d. why is it that so many people are so on top with his new position as it is what he thinks is what it's not. exactly the. war. dozens of academics have signed onto 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. u.s. is cautiously moving towards iran which is often discussed its controversial nuclear program the white house has said it is ready to talk to iran is willing to prove its atomic ambitions are strictly limited to civilian use when it's get more
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on this from its store and investigative journalist gareth porter does the white house reaction indicate that washington could be coming to terms with the idea that the iranian nuclear program really is for civilian purposes. well we've been through this a little bit previous to the present cycle of events when president obama was first elected he was committed to a very far reaching diplomatic engagement with iran but we know now that in fact his policy was much different from what it was being presented to the world's people at that time and in fact he was not committed to trying to reach a an agreement with iran i'm sure again he was putting off any serious diplomatic engagement so i think it's very difficult to say on the basis of
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statements issued by the white house at this point whether there is going to be or has been a shift in u.s. diplomacy toward really being willing to make the kind of concessions that are going to have to be made specifically with regard to the economic sanctions against iran that has to be on the table it has to be a major part of if not all the economic sanctions that are going to be. on the table for a agreement to be reached nobody believed in the shadow when he made similar promises so why should that rouhani be any different. well rouhani is different and his history with the nuclear issue in iran is really quite clear there's a very dramatic story here that i have been researching for my own book on the iranian nuclear program what i call the nuclear scare. because when when he took
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over as the person in charge of the nuclear issue the policy as well as the goshi ations for the supreme leader in two thousand and three it was a situation where the iranian policy really did have some ambiguity about it the ambiguity was with regard to whether there could be any work on nuclear weapons by individual scientists or engineers. there was clearly not a focus on the question of cleaning up all of the. research and saying absolutely no research could go forward that had anything to do with nuclear weapons and when rouhani came in in two thousand and three to that position of coordinator he immediately took action which ended. sent a circular route saying that all the research that had to do with the nuclear issue
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had to be reported in full to the central government and he also made it clear that there could not be any more research that had to do with nuclear weapons and we know now that some people in the government were not happy with that but it wasn't forced and there's every reason to believe that ever since then the iranian government has made an effort of us is probably also suggest bringing out a carrot that was a chance and that they were developing uclear weapons you're writing a book called the nucleus cat just briefly could have been a chance of them doing that just very briefly. well let me make a clear and very important distinction there were there certainly were people who were doing research that had to do with nuclear weapons but there was no nuclear weapons development program which was being carried out by the iranian government it was something that never approached as far as i can see that level of commitment
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there was never a commitment by the government to carry out nuclear weapons program case simply a lack of clarity about what individuals could do carol thank you very much indeed gareth porter historian and it's going to joining us live from washington thank you very much indeed. chancellor angela merkel look set to win a third term when germans go to the polls for parliamentary elections on sunday germany has not actually managed to dodge the economic problems that have crippled a number of its european neighbors but many of its citizens a decline in personal spending power and a rise in insecure. has more. it's billed as europe's economic success story but german voters feel a 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 than a mention our society is divided on here pretty soon in germany like here in the balkans that are so poor the streets are industry and the theaters have to shut
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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 the 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 keep wages low and i know 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 is campaigned on a platform of introducing a minimum wage of a two euro fifty per hour the current german government has dismissed those calls i
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believe merkel's party insists that the introduction of a minimum wage would destroy job creation however these people here say they 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 barely enough so you can survive. by the s.d.p. you too little i think it should be. our. so called many jobs have also grabbed voters' attention ahead of sunday's ballot almost. a quarter of the workforce are employed in these part time and often low paid jobs any medium jobs are no good and you can contribute to pension was four hundred year old people 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 more work it's all we lose our flat jobs whoever comes out on top from sunday's ballot is going to face the
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continuing task of keeping jimmy'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. stay with us now for the five hundredth edition of the kaiser report. i got some angry but polite messages after i came out in favor of the foreign adoption ban of russian children by people in the usa this is not a dig on america i think russia or any country that respects itself should export any children to anywhere at all people tell me that i'm paranoid that the decision to stop the foreign adoptions punishes the children when 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
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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 found out that on just one yahoo group 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 russians the option ban than take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion. choose your language. make it with. some.
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