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russia's foreign minister says washington is trying to blackmail moscow the u.s. has threatened to suspend work on syria's chemical if russia does not support a u.n. resolution that allows the use of fools. germany's general election result the leader of the social democrat party concedes defeat. and rampaging mobs scream for justice in greece where the killing of a prominent fascist sparked as thousands marched in a national strike against. the
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look back at the past seven days top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly here on r.t. . western states eager to gain a loophole for the unilateral action against syria and don't care enough about peaceful efforts to resolve the syrian conflict well that's the impression the russian foreign minister says he's gained after several weeks of a diplomatic marathon to avoid possible strikes against the war torn state. has the details. two weeks ago it seemed like the united states are ready to essentially strike syria then it looks like things are going to ease up just a bit and now again russia seems to be facing some sort of alley masi especially head of the un general assembly which is to take place in new york next week so the russian foreign minister in an interview to russia's channel one has used the points that he's made before but in a very different or rather harsh manner especially when talking about the way that
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the west is approaching the syrian crisis. and i remember compartments are starting to blackmail us to see if russia does not agree to egypt the seven resolution in the u.n. to see stop working with the chemical watchdog in the hague is completely counter to what we agreed on was john kerry namely the chemical watchdogs decision and then are supporting your solution from the u.n. a c. but without a chapter seven. the russian foreign minister said that the team of u.n. experts who were in syria last month investigating reports of alleged chemical attacks actually couldn't complete their job in its entirety caving into the pressure from the likes of the united states who seem to be determined to push their agenda in only one direction. which all parties are blinded by an ideological goals to remove the assad regime they want to show the big 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 to solve the syrian chemical weapons problem.
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on top of that russian foreign minister has said that there is a high chance that the syrian rebels themselves could produce chemical weapons and homegrown laboratories has also said that those who have essentially created the syrian army are continuing to cover its tracks all no hole however mr lavrov has said that it does not seem like the western powers are interested in pursuing the diplomatic solution off the matter right now. western partners are trying to forcefully push forward it to syrian resolution. because they understand that if chapter seven is mentioned your condition is a chance for them to get approval of the un security council unilateral action which took courage 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 ties us girls according to the russian foreign minister of france and the united states and they didn't really need the report from the u.n. inspection team their minds were set up long before that and they have only used
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that report as yet another attempt to insist that in fact it was just the syrian government that was using chemical weapons in syria even though there is absolutely no such indication in the u.n. reports as my colleague now reports. as chaos and violence continue in syria so does the diplomatic battle surrounding the conflict this week a u.n. investigation concluded chemical weapons were used on august the twenty first the environmental chemical medical therapy that the u.n. investigators collected provide clear and compelling evidence that the surface to surface rockets used in this attack contain the nerve agent sarin we know. possesses. and there is not a shred of evidence however that the opposition does.
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this isn't complicated when we said we know what is true we meant it but the u.n. report doesn't blame the asad regime for the attack or mention other chemical 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 to the 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 of this material which was killed by syria and the story was he's
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handed over to office else drum the head of u.n. 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 cellphones 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 rid syria of its chemical weapons the mask is 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 in damascus saying ok you want to chemical
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weapons you've got the chemical weapons it's interesting to note that the free syrian army disavowed that agreement and will not return and you know it will in the 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 what recently seemed 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. the leader of the al qaida wing in syria and iraq. has reportedly been killed it's claimed he died in northwestern syria this is battles between rebel forces and extremists that once fought side by side in the south push
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have become more frequent in the area where with the rise of radicals the violence is turning increasingly sectarian and christians are coming under fire in a report on the aftermath of a brutal jihadist attack on the ancient village of. the syrian village of the 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 jihadists attacked this mostly christian village in syria more than two weeks ago local residents were forced to flee the battlefield that was once their native land and calm organized life. many of them to graph huge with christian families in all damascus we try to meet them only the clergy house vocal music stores for us all that. many refused to talk because their relatives remain missing they say is the next kidnap people and
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they fear these could put them in even more danger and these people know well about danger three members of antonymous family were killed on the first days of the marla's siege. in the morning by the shouts of a lot closer to the doors and all gathered in one area i thought i was the one that and we won't harm you and one mikel and shyly went there and surrounded us 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 another one said let the man 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. what can be their a game other than to destroy in the current trend of muslims and christians live in ma luna but it's
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surrounded by the core of five muslim villages lie that maybe they see their last obstacle in their parking here on to on it's father in law is eighty eight years old he says nothing like this has happened in his lifetime. 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 ransom and to instill fear their goal is not assad their idea is to establish an islamic emirate in all of the middle east however fine countries are helping them with weapons money whatever they need helping them destroy the country and people of this region special sweets sanctified bread he serves in the family to commemorate the dead. in church they held special ceremonies for several days. and again are the
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syrians equally shocked prayed together for their dead and alive the ancient language in my lower 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. from damascus in syria. also a mortar shell has hit the compound of the russian embassy in damascus after the rebels carried out a strike on the capital at least three people have been injured you can find out more about that development on r.t. dot com. i'm going to merkel has described her party's performance in germany general election as a super result and some projections suggest that the christian democrats could even end up with an absolute majority if true would be the first time in more than half a century the party has been able to govern without forming a coalition
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a main challenger and leader of the social democrats has conceded defeat or has more now on those elections from berlin. merkel is almost certainly going to be elected for a third term as german chancellor her c.d.u. party and their bavarian sister party the c.s.u. have taken the lion share of the vote speaking to speaking at a party headquarters mrs merkel said it was a super result in fact it's the it's the the exit polls are correct it's the highest percentage that live taken since ninety ninety so they've done remarkably well it would seem the c.d.u. but those that haven't done very well it seems are the main challenges. in this election the social democrats they have been rather disappointing we've seen some dejected looking s.t.p. campaigners and supporters outside of their party headquarters sort of people
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putting that down to what was essentially a gaffe prone campaign that was run by time but a challenger to angle or merkel that included him at one point giving a middle making a middle finger gesture towards. a photo interview for a newspaper here. another party not doing particularly well on the free democrats. the coalition partners are merkel's party they are well struggling to make the five percent threshold according to exit polls it seems that they aren't going to be taking up seats in the next parliament the center left of them pretty well it's the left party and the greens another party though that could make a quite a bit of difference is alternative for germany the f.t. of turreted for deutschland are a new party when it comes to german politics their euro skeptic party and anti your own party and as it stands they looking like they just got
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a fall short of being part of the coalition but if they get it being part of the pollen to make it part of if they do get in there they can make quite a bit of mainly opposed to a lot of the policies being put forward by angela merkel what we as very interesting what everybody's looking towards is who will be in charge of germany after these elections angle or merkel has got has taken us to say the lion share of the votes it would be the first time since one thousand nine hundred fifty seven that a party had ruled unilaterally without a coalition there very fond of a coalition here in germany i mentioned alternative for deutschland if they were to get in there though angela merkel would be perhaps forced to. go for the so-called grand coalition between the c.d.u. and the social democrats would have to wait to see if that happened a lot of social democrat supporters would be uncomfortable with that the last time that happened with in two thousand and five so it's all going to come out over the
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coming hours to find out just exactly what the what the results are from the selection but it's odds on it's almost nailed on an angle and merkel will be the chancellor for a third term. well editor in chief of compact magazine yet again says that the smaller parties could have capitalize more on the american surveillance scandal that hit angela merkel's government recently. the german population is very much upset because of the spying of the. n.s.a. and cia on trial months but this one's. industry. it had no impact on the elections because the opposition parties one of the willing to bring of this topic on the top of their election campaign because. the green party and the social democrats they are also all following the american agenda and they are all soul from the table all friends and plenty of orientation and so they did not
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make much of this cold shoulder from a population this will also a reason. they didn't win this election so they could have more. it's not just the rich european states reaching for their favored leader but the less fortunate to from the policy to merkel's unbending conviction in austerity we reported just how much is at stake for europe's weakest in this fight that's still to come in the program. and also the head knocking on the door of peace iran offers an only branch to the u.s. calling for talks over its controversial nuclear program but washington chooses to keep terror on a bay for now these stories and more after the break. with
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the economic downturn the final. day the sun sank night and the rest because i think it will be a big week. these are the images. can. go eat.
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this is the. watching how the german elections pan out with much interest in not only is. but it's also the. keeping struggling afloat more dependent on. greece. reports from athens. 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 is still struggling through one of its worst recession since the second world war unemployment just soaring and two thirds of young greeks
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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 nina 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. you see you. do it it's in there. it's been love ok you know markets 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 behind me just when he was with me intervene so much in my country that it feels like greece is controlled by foreign politicians germany in general has a good. climate and i don't believe what was
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a great season. is good 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. on this because of. latin america has taken revelations of u.s. spying to halt and altogether very personally resume in particular has made no secret of his anger at washington which is believed to have secretly unfold a world wide digital so. one of the brazilian president is proposing to rebuild the country's internet cutting off u.s. spy agencies and compliant technology johns. has the details. 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 who
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has handled her schedule a visit to the white house next month and pulling out of what is 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. 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 u.s.
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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. 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 port niamh r.t. . there is no end in sight to the violence in iraq with sixteen killings reported
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on sunday the death comes just a day after more than one hundred civilians were killed in a ferocious wave of bloodshed the overwhelming majority of the victims died in a string of blasts which rocked shiite neighborhoods more than five and a half thousand people have been killed in iraq this year alone while journalists are said baig who's been extensively writing on the matters of the region believes iraq won't see peace for a very long time i think if you look at this year so far it's been the deadliest year since two thousand and eight and this started in april when the shia led government broke up and government protest and this is kind of angered some of the sunnis in the country and giving fuel to the fire for the al qaeda militants so we've seen an increase in sectarian attacks taking place and i don't see an end in sight the u.s. really messed up stuff in in iraq they have no plan for intervention hasn't worked given a fuel truck load of militants i don't think the community has any say in what's taking place and i think that they've done the damage that they've done you know
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that they had ten years and i think that what we're seeing now it is internal sectarian issues taking place. iran's new president hassan rouhani seems to be persistently knocking on the u.s. to war urging washington to break more than three decades of diplomatic silence between the countries though the white house is still sending mixed signals whether it will in kind it has recently hinted there is a possibility for a change of heart well let's take a look at how to run is trying to win over the sympathies of the u.s. will president rouhani drew global attention recently when he vowed that iran will never seek a nuclear weapon saying that the strictly civil atomic program is the subject of national pride he also reached out to the white house through an article in the washington post according to leave frosty relations in the past and focused on warming up sticking to the election pledges of a moderate approach he also released around a dozen political prisoners including prominent human rights activists and finally
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he exchanged correspondence with president obama later describing it as positive and constructive what assistant professor at the university mohammad hassan conny told me that both obama and rouhani will have their own troubles at home if they do decide to revive diplomacy. and also for somehow. to try and really. put his mistake for the worst of. all the weakness the skeptics or all all sides all in turn on washington on the rolls who are not most of the mystic about the possibility of such a great and even not one really. draws one a solution to their own people their own factions their own political correctness
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this is in the best interest of all sides the human warmth here is common. time now for our world update and starting with the going hostage crisis in kenya's capital security forces have launched an assault on the building where up to fifteen gunmen are holding an unknown number of hostages. have been used sixty eight people have already been killed and over one hundred seventy five injured in the nearly thirty hour long siege the somali an al qaeda linked group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility saying it is a response to the presence of kenyan troops in a country to use. a twin suicide bombing in northwest pakistan this killed at least seventy eight thousand cluing women and children the blast targeted at churches worshipers were leaving after sunday service more than one hundred twenty more people have reportedly been injured eleven among them in critical condition a wing of the pakistan taliban has accounted for the attack militants have threatened to continue targeting non muslims until the u.s. stops drone attacks in the country's tribal northwest. so that brings up to date
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for the moment i'll be back with a news team with more in just over half an hour from now meantime it is venture capital with katie business program after the break. you have to understand that snowden is wanted by a major country a superpower the us government to pick you. know they have the capabilities that america has can pose a serious threat. choose your language. make you know if. you feel so much. choose to use the concerns you. choose to give to use that invigorating to.
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choose the stories that impact the life choose to access often. read. for you the media. radio or t.v. dot com. that was a job so i'm gage it will be protests in the great we check in with all teachers of cap and all she's in our purses tell us about the real feeling on the streets that
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last i spoke to the head of saxo bank and i asked him what the underlying problems of the yahrzeit are and what needs to change to sort of problems out what is up with what is the call to show on thomas our in-house a better poise of the business desk to give us a peek at his because i thought fast. this week the federal reserve defied expectations and decided to keep the u.s. economy on life support the fed will continue to pump cheap money into the system or injecting the sick patient with steroids fed chairman ben bernanke is concerned that the u.s. economy is still not healthy enough to survive without its monthly medicine he's referring to the eighty five billion dollars a month the stimulus program which equates to one trillion dollars a year a huge prescription halls of which is spent on supporting mortgages the other five hundred billion is spent on government bonds he also warned that the looming debt ceiling showdown.


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