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reaction. to. russia's foreign minister says washington is trying to blackmail moscow the us has threatened to suspend work and see where its chemical design meant if russia does not support a u.n. resolution that allows the use of force. watching is in full swing in germany's parliamentary election against a groundswell of anger over government collusion and u.s. spying and the country's staunch support for its heavily indebted european neighborhoods. rampaging mobs working for justice in greece where the killing of a prominent anti functions to have sparked a pull while thousands march in a national strike against endless of stares. the
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latest news on the way stop story is this is the weekly here and l.t. with me here thanks for joining us western states are eager to gain the loopholes or unilateral action against syria and don't care one bit about peaceful efforts to resolve the syrian conflict that's the impression the russian foreign minister says he's gained after several weeks of a diplomatic mile front to avoid apostles trying against the state. live from central moscow high they arena so some of the harsh words indeed from the russian foreign minister what's behind his disappointment. well this is an interview which he gave to russia's channel one and vo and some of the points that sergei lavrov has made in the interview were already said before he was
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significantly and decidedly harsher this time around it does look like russia's foreign ministry is a patience is running dry for example this was the reaction to the way the west seems to be treating the chemical watchdog o.p.c. w. which is set to begin working on the framework of syria's disarmament i remember partners are starting to blackmail us they say if russia does not agree to a chapter seven resolution in the un to see who will stop working with the chemical watchdog in the hague this completely counters what we agreed on with john kerry namely the chemical watchdog decision and then a supporting resolution from the un a c. but without chapter seven. well of course the chapter seven means that in case syria does not comply with the disarmament means that the military intervention could be employed and the united states and france actually wants to see that provision written out in the upcoming new resolution on syria which the u.n.
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is supposed to discuss. in the next couple of days in new york the same time russian foreign minister said that even though there has been reports coming from the which there should be report coming from the c.w. of course there was a report from the u.n. inspectors who were in syria to determine which kind of chemical weapons were used and whether they were used and who use them there port actually didn't touch upon any of these major questions it was a very didn't. dahlan it was very kind of on the surface reports and russian foreign minister said that is exactly what the west particularly the united states were hoping for because their minds seemed to have been made up way before the inspectors have even gone into syria to do their job. as a blinded by an ideological goal to remove the assad regime they want to show that
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they can call the shots in the middle east they are mostly concerned with proving their own supremacy and not the task that we are driven by which is to solve the syrian chemical weapons problem. well once that report came out again though the west was quick to say that this exactly points to the fact that the syrian government has used chemical weapons even though there is not a single word about exactly who has used the chemical weapons in that report and mr lavrov says that those who believe in the letter really that it was the also the regime that has reserved to using chemical weapons are actually not being completely frank as a matter of fact there has been proof received by a russian minister ministry of foreign affairs that the rebels themselves have received some unknown missiles didn't know what they were or how to use the but they acknowledge the fact that they went on to use them anyways which of course i
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mean that those missiles could be anything of the matter that could as well contain chemical weapons there's another part of there's another significant aspect and that is the fact that some of this syria's syrian chemical. be it in territories which are now located which are now controlled by the syrian rebels that is also something to keep in mind only whole however mr lavrov has said that it does not seem like the western powers are interested in pursuing the diplomatic solution offer that. right now western partners are trying to forcefully push forward with the syrian resolution their own image because they understand that if chapter seven is mentioned there is a chance for them to get approval with the u.n. security council unilateral action we encourage them to keep calm and stop coming up with those allusions but the convention for the prohibition of chemical weapons on the back burner and that prioritize us goals. well from the get go it was obvious that neither the u.s. nor friends needed a conclusive report by the u.n.
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observers and are they are essentially continue with the they are blame game as my colleague in the sonali reports. as chaos and violence in syria still does the diplomatic battle surrounding the conflict this week a un investigation concluded chemical weapons were used on august the twenty first the environmental chemical and medical samples that the u.n. investigators collected provide clear and compelling evidence that the surface to surface rockets used in this attack contained a nerve agent sarin we know the regime possesses. and there is not a shred of evidence however that the opposition does please. this isn't complicated when we said we know what is true we meant it but the u.n. report doesn't blame the acid regime for the attack or mention other chemical
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weapons attacks allegedly carried out this summer russia claims there is still no evidence the syrian government is guilty and rather many suggestions the attack was a clever attempt by rebels to push for foreign intervention 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. russia says the u.n. report was rushed and ignores relevant evidence of other chemical attacks in syria the deputy foreign minister called in damascus this week confirmed un inspectors were informed this material which was collected by the syrian authorities was discreetly handed over to orcus sellstrom the head of u.n.
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mission here mission of experts which came and investigated the incident but never did so on the three subsequent incidents and then sell strong was asked to look into the and eventually factor this new evidence into the final report of self from his mission you can never happened in fact still the u.s. is pushing for a response based on this u.n. investigation just last week the u.s. and russia agreed to a six point plan to read syria of its chemical weapons damascus pledged to move forward and has so far complied a chemical weapons ploy if you like by the west and by the by the jihadist was. was countered effectively. i rushed her and damascus saying ok you want to chemical weapons you've got the chemical weapons it's interesting to note that the free syrian army disavowed that agreement and will not the chain and little and the
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other forces will not give up their chemical weapons in this whole dispute and and john kerry the u.s. state is not even pushing on that instead he is pushing on the u.n. security council to sign a strong resolution possibly even mandating force but recently seems like a small victory for diplomacy in the syria crisis a new road is slowly going back to old ways as washington continues to threaten force and moscow push for compromise the battle continues and he's now a r.t. washington. u.k. independence thought his spokesman stephen wolf told us he believes the west just pushing the whole diplomatic effort in jeopardy and he feels if the u.n. resolution contains a threat of force the syrian government will have no other choice but to ignore it . well i think the only way that it can be overcome is by actually the people of
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europe and the united states around the world doing exactly what they've done over the past couple of weeks when the threat of force was first initiated and that is to let their leaders their politicians know that we believe that there will be no good results of using force against syria in solving the intractable problem of the civil war it's by pressure by the public and by the people that secured this in the first instance i think we have to start again if you allow that concept of force being used in this resolution then you are pushing syria and our side against the war they don't have a reason then sensibly to actually approach this resolution properly and hand over the chemical weapons because they will feel that not whatever they do they will still be found in the wrong because they only have to look to the historical context of what happened in in afghanistan and what happened in iraq for them to think well this will happen to them too. with the rise of radicals in syria the violence there is turning increasingly sick tyrion and christians are becoming
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a frequent target now he's more of a notional reports now in the aftermath of a brutal jihadist at time on the ancient village of mali. 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. after the harvest attack this mostly christian village in syria more than two weeks ago local residents were forced to flee the battlefield that was once the native land and calm organized life. many of them to graph huge with christian families in all damascus we try to meet them only the third house opens its doors for us. but. many refused to talk because their relatives remain missing they say is the miss kidnapped people and they fear this could put them in even more danger and these people know well about danger three members of and two on its family were killed on
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the first days of the siege while working up in the morning by the shards of a log bar closed the doors and all gathered in one room they told us surrender and we won't harm you and one mikel and child he went there and surrendered they pointed their guns at them and started shooting i was injured in my chest and. one of them offered to save me but i ignored him and the other one said let 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 a mother than to destroy the current strand of muslims and christians live in ma luna but it's surrounded by four or five muslim villages maybe they see this as the last obstacle in their path. here and one it's father in law is eighty eight years
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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 the village often keep bodies for further rendition 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 the dead and alive the ancient language in my lula united people for thousands of years they have now
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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. rif notion assy from damascus in syria. and coming up iraq sets a new death toll record again saturday becomes the deadliest day in the country yet some activists blame the near decade long u.s. led war for devastating local security. and it shows divorce in brazil pushes to unplug itself from the u.s. mindset internet and to build its other web free from washington's prying eyes. millions of germans are casting their ballots to elect a new national parliament poll suggests angle among christian democratic union well likely to get the most votes but the real fight will come when her party if it does
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do as well as predicted tries to cobble together a coalition government and there's no reports now from berlin the campaign lead up to the all important vote has stood down not because of the issues that was talks about a because of the ones that were left out. poll as nothing more the politicians can do it's up to the german people now to decide who will be the next chancellor of their country and perhaps more importantly just who will be taking up seats behind me in the german parliament and it's hardly been an election campaign say pulses racing it to be more notable for the major issues that were talked about than those that were things like the future of the eurozone in the ongoing crisis within the monetary union were hardly mentioned if at all also germany's role within europe over the coming years how will that change well if i'm going to merkel becomes the chancellor for a third time it's unlikely that i'll change too much mrs merkel has been the chief
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cheerleader of all storage for those cash strapped so the european countries also have the n.s.a. spying scandal now cross germany we've seen demonstrations here in berlin as well as all of the other major cities by people wanting answers from the german government germany was one of the main countries that was spied on by the. the n.s.a. is part of their prism program no answers were forthcoming from either angle or merkel or her main challenger in this election campaign. of the social democrats particularly touched on in the lead up also the current financial situation for germans has been an increase in the amount of people in the country that would be regarded as working poor. put forward a minimum wage that he wanted to see imposed that was knocked back by angela merkel saying it just wouldn't work now to get into the german parliament any party just needs five percent of the vote in the past this is allowed smaller parties to get a foothold within german politics one party that it seems may get across that
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threshold and could have potentially huge influence when it comes to forming future coalitions alternative deutschland alternative for germany or a euro skeptic party an anti euro party if they get into parliament well that could seriously affect just how who comes out with the majority deals with coalitions that have been formed now they say that they won't operate with mrs merkel unless she is being adopted a euro skeptic anti euro policy so that could be all very interesting to see just who comes out as part of the coalition government after this german election the polls close here at six pm local time i'll be bringing you all of the news as we get it throughout the day here on r.t. and as europe's largest economy and biggest contributor surveillance the results of the election will reverberate far beyond germany's borders and as they see catherine a force now from athens cash strapped greece would be particularly vulnerable to
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any changes monetary policy from its an alternate. when it comes to finances decisions made in germany are often felt right here in greece and the outlands may be the birthplace of democracy ballots cast by german voters have a huge role to play in this country's future that despite two bailouts and across the board spending cuts we see is still struggling one of its worst recession since the second world war unemployment just soaring and two thirds of young greeks are without work and despite to apac just west of two hundred forty billion euros revenues are still short of expectations what's more the growing consensus is that greece is unlikely to get back on its feet without more help so little third term for chancellor angela merkel mean more austerity as well starship for greece and how do people here actually feel about a potential change in leadership in europe's largest creditor nation we decided to hit the streets of athens to find out take a look at your money tell you. this if you. believe it's in
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their interest it's the love of your human marco's policies hurt the greeks as well as the germans but regardless of who wins the result will be bad for us because our politicians are weak when we just released one was not intervene so much in my country that it feels like greece is controlled by foreign politicians germany in general has a good. common good and i don't believe what it's a great season but just says do so as you just heard a mix of views there although germany contributed to to bailout loans to greece models austerity policies are widely blamed for future spending cuts and whichever way germans and up voting it certainly is likely to be felt right here in greece reporting from athens from r.t.e. on this the council of. a general strike in greece turned this week one of prominent was stabbed to death the killer was perhaps of the scene and reportedly
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found to be a diet hog member of the thyroid. wouldn't on past say the killing set off a chain of riots around greece was running battles between police and processed as officials quickly jumped on the bandwagon painting they may shall be patted down as commiserated its officers but when dawn is well known for terrorizing immigrants and attacking its opponents and george cut regardless of professor of constitutional law or believes the rise of extremist sentiment in greens is directly linked to the state of its economy. the majority of the good people rejected this austerity measures that unfortunately the anger into despair is freedom also did rise of the new fascists in the first as a small minority now with more than a massive demonstration of the public sector a very council peaceful and of course not at all violent the most serious one but all of that has been eclipsed eclipsed by the murder also i don't personally
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babysit no fascist group the only call for greece is a reverse this a steady. if it comes back to that our model of the european socialist state. and a look at brazil's plans to remake the internet and our port on yesterday's bloodbath in iraq coming up after the break it's. called. it's technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered. the. economic downturn the final. day the longer the new york
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and the rest would like to join me a little bit every week. says the weekly on aussie let's move on now latin america has taken revelations of u.s. spying to a halt and altogether a very personally brazil in particular has made no secret of its washington which is believed to have secretly on
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a world wide digital surveillance and by now the brazilian president is proposing to rebuild the country's internet cutting off u.s. spy agencies and compliant ted giants. has cities heads. as the n.s.a. spying scandal continues to undermine america's global standing one u.s. ally is not willing to forgive and forget brazilian president dilma rousseff has canceled her scheduled visit to the white house next month pulling out of what was supposed to be the first official state visit of u.s. president barack obama's second term it would have also been the first for a brazilian president in nearly two decades in addition to breaking dates for cilia is also taking steps to divorce itself from the u.s. centric internet while seeking its own sovereignty in cyberspace president rousseff has ordered a series of measures aimed at greater brazilian online independence including storing citizens data locally to protect from n.s.a.
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snooping according to reports the brazilian government is also planning to lay underwater fiber optic cable directly to europe and also link to all south american nations currently most of brazil's global internet traffic passes through the united states now experts say if other nations follow in brazil's footsteps the us cloud computing industry which stores data remotely could lose tens of billions of dollars in business by two thousand and sixteen brazil's path towards internet sovereignty follows revelations that the n.s.a. intercepted president rousseff communications hacked into the network of the state owned oil company and spied on brazilians in trusting their personal information to u.s. companies like facebook and google president rousseff says she intends to push for a new international rules on privacy and security in hardware and software next week when all the heads of state gather in new york for the u.n.
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general assembly on tuesday the brazilian leader is set to open the u.n. g.a. debates and her u.s. counterpart president obama is set to take the stage immediately afterwards reporting from new york marina r.t. . and collins d'souza president acknowledging things this current bill may force a fracturing all fiend. that's a great opportunity not only for brazil but for many countries to really take a stand on internet governance and really try to understand how the future of the internet of communications as a whole will end up coming out of does huge scandal about the n.s.a. leaks so internet freedom has being like the flagship the trademark of all discourse from the u.s. government when it deals with and with internet governance well now that you have a situation like this one is clearly momentum that is building up for brazil for other countries in the global south and for other countries as well to really take
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a stand on that because it's clear that the way that we are going now it allowed a situation like this one that we had with the n.s.a. and that's certainly something that created a huge impact for a number of fundamental rights resilin or the only state to have a score to settle with the united states this week and that is well and carrying the republican president was turned away from u.s. airspace while washington saying the transit route but it's also while done time on dancing in the next hour here on out. and also knocking on the door for peace iran offers an olive branch to the u.s. calling for talks of its controversial nuclear program as washington chooses to keep iran after a fire. in the uk saturday alone saw more than one hundred civilians killed as a ferocious wave of bloodshed battered the country once again the overwhelming majority of the victims died in
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a string of loss was shocked shi'ite neighborhoods most of them in the capital baghdad and more than five and a half thousand people have been killed in iraq this year alone antiwar activist richard back on the ass a coalition believes the u.s. led invasion with the country's security. the fundamental cause of the ongoing violence in iraq is the us invasion and occupation which tore iraqi society apart and in which at the time of the occupation the us occupied years favored certain groups in the population against others demolish the state that existed and said that put in its place we were going to give you something new and better democratic and wonderful and in fact the tearing apart of iraqi society back in two thousand and three. is still have reaping the kind of consequences that we saw the horrible consequences that we saw in iraq
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