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russia's foreign minister says washington is trying to blackmail moscow with the u.s. threatening to suspend work on syria's chemical disarmament if russia doesn't support a u.n. resolution that allows the use of force. on them or the players of germany's election a super result as their main challenger the leader of the social democrat party concedes defeat. angry protesters call for justice in greece where the killing of a prominent anti fascist it sparked uproar as thousands marched in national strike against endless austerity. in moscow i'm at present bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news russia's foreign minister thinks western states are
looking for loopholes to unilateral action against syria and don't care enough about peaceful efforts to resolve the syrian conflict that's the impression sergey lavrov says he's gotten after several weeks of diplomatic work to avoid possible strikes against the war torn state. reports. 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 alamo city 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 its own the points that he's made before but in a very different or rather harsh manner especially when talking about the way that the west is approaching the syrian crisis. and i remember compartments are starting 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 their solution from the u.n. a c. but without a chapter seven. all 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 goal 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. 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 not hold our 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. well some partners are trying to forcefully push forward it was syrian resolution. because they understand that if chapter seven was mentioned as a chance for them to get approval of the un security council unilateral action which took them to keep calm and stop coming up with there's a lot 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 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. report as my colleague mr now we 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 contained the nerve agent sarin we know. possesses. and there is not a shred of evidence however that the opposition does. 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
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 carries 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 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 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 rid syria of its chemical weapons the mask is pledged to move forward and has so far complied the chemical weapons ploy if you like by the west and by the by the jihadist was. was countered effectively. rusher in damascus saying ok you want to chemical weapons you've got the chemical weapons it's interesting to note is that the free syrian army disavowed that agreement and will not return and in the middle of 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 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. leader of the al qaeda wing in syria and iraq baghdad is reportedly been killed it's claimed he died in northwestern syria this is a battle between rebel forces and extremists who once fought side by side near the assad push have become more frequent in the area with the rise of radicals the violence turning increasingly sectarian christians coming under fire artie's more if an ocean of course in the aftermath of a brutal jihadi attack on the ancient village of maluco further to the syrian
village and the new owner is where he ever make language believed to have been spoken by jesus christ was in daily use but not so much these days off today harvests a tactics 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 that. many refused to talk because their relatives remain missing they say is the miss kidnapped people and they fear the sket put them in even more danger and these people know well about danger three members of on two on its family were killed on the first days of the siege while working out in the morning by the shards of
a log bar near the doors and all gathered in one room i told us to run there and we won't harm you and one mikel and shyly went there and surrounded they pointed their guns at them and started shooting i was intent on my chest and. one of them offered to save me but i ignored him and the other one said let the man die. 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 mother than to destroy in the current strand of muslims and christians live in ma luna but it's surrounded by four or five muslim villages lie that maybe they see their last obstacle in their parking stone with here and one 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 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 in the ancient language in my lula united people for thousands of years the now is that it can sustain them cruelly cologne. and old over the country the two and
a half year loan conflict is taking lives language and checks are in people's hopes . from damascus in syria. a mortar shell also hit the compound of the russian embassy in damascus after rebels carried out a strike on the capital at least three people injured all the details on r.t. dot com. more than ninety percent of ballots counted in the german general election and a sweeping victory for on a limb rickles christian democrats can now be called official they got more than forty two percent of the votes may merkel will be serving her third term as chancellor she's already dubbed the christian democrats performance a super result for a party this as the main challenger leader of the social democrats conceded defeat his party got a little more than a quarter of the vote or computer all over has more. we've seen jubilant scenes at the christian democrats headquarters. taking to the stage there and thanking her supporters those that have voted for her husband and then well the party really
started then she told her supporters enjoy yourselves tonight because the hard work starts again tomorrow they greeted her by chance of on g. and g. and g. it all looked a little bit like a football game at some point the crowd there very different scenes though at the s.t.p. headquarters the social democrats well they had been the main challengers to angola merkel their lead to ph time but it took the stage a little earlier to give his concession speech in which he said he really expected a lot more from the from they said this campaign it had been a really riddled campaign from him which even included be the s.p.d. leader giving the middle finger to journalists during a photo interview with a newspaper here else where the the center left parties the left body on the greens have seen a few losses but they've done pretty well ok the ones that are going to be coming
away from this slightly disappointed well small and slightly disappointed are the free democrats know going into this election they were the junior coalition partners they were in government doesn't look like they're going to be there for much longer they don't look like they're going to break the five percent of the vote which is required to take a seat in the german parliament and we saw the party chairman philip roessler looking inconsolable on stage as he is he addressed his followers there another policy that don't look like they're going to make it into the parliament we're hotly anticipated going into this but we're alternative for deutschland the alternative for germany party euro skeptic party and i can tell you road party looks like they might just miss out on the only five percent needed their leaders the. luke said that just by getting this far in the selection it bringing up the issues of the eurozone and germany's role within the euro that they had they had
enriched democracy and brought strong issues in the election but it doesn't look like they're going to get the required five percent to make it into parliament editor in chief of a compact magazine you're going to else says that smaller parties could have capitalized more on the recent n.s.a. surveillance scandal that hit merkel's government the german population is very much upset because of the spying of the. n.s.a. and on. industry. it had no impact on the elections because the opposition parties run up. to bring this topic on the top of their election campaign because. the green party and good social democrats they are also all following the american agenda and they are all told from the cable. length orientation. they did not make much of this.
from a population useful for a reason. didn't win this elections they could have more. still to come here on our team not just the rich european states rooting for their favorite leader but the less fortunate as well from ballot policy to merkel's unbending fiction in austerity a look at just how much is explained europe's weakest in the german election was. knocking on the door of the iran extending an olive branch to the u.s. calling for talks over its controversial nuclear program but washington choosing to keep on at bay for an out of this and more after a short break. on their way to and talk to the crew of the i can to make sure that we face many challenges. here you have to look out for yourself go into rulebooks trapped in pack ice in extreme conditions and a thing can happen and always comes up with
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minutes past the hour now europe's been watching how the german elections pan out with much interest in apprehension not only in germany being the powerhouse of europe's economy but also the paul the person behind the bailouts keeping the struggling euro nations afloat none more dependent on berlin's favor than greece are 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 for one of its worst recession since the second world war unemployment just soaring and two thirds of young greeks are without work despite to apac just listen 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 third term for chancellor
angela merkel no 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 goes. missing you. believe it's in there. with the love of your human 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 and when we just released one of us was not intervened 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 i saw a great season that. 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. on this the counting of. a general strike in greece turned ugly this week when a prominent handy fascist was stabbed to death the killer apprehended at the scene and are reportedly found to be a member of the far right golden dawn party the killing it set off a chain of riots around agrees with running battles between police and protesters officials quickly jumped on the bandwagon hinting they may shut the party down as police raided its offices golden dawn well known for terrorizing immigrants and attacking political opponents george cukor gallus a professor of constitutional law thinks the rise of extremist sentiment in greece is linked to the state of the economy. and the majority of the. measures that unfortunately the idea to introduce fear is feeding those so that eyes of the new fascists in the flesh this minority now we. must be some
of the above except of. a close look at the volume of most of them but all of that has been eclipsed by the man of the most like young babies a new fascist group the only cool cool breeze is a duty to produce. or does it come but the amount of. money more a story is a click away in our tea dot com including this careful what you name your dog in egypt a farmer arrested for writing an army chiefs name on a donkey and putting a military cap on the animal's head like an r.t. dot com for that lots of thousands of raised their glasses for october fast and are in motion page on our website videos of people celebrating the first day of the festival in munich. latin america has taken the revelations of n.s.a. surveillance to heart in brazil but brazil in particular has made no secret of its anger at washington which is believed to have secretly unfurled a world wide digital surveillance web now the brazilian president is proposing to
rebuild the country's internet cutting off u.s. spy agencies and compliant technology giants marina porton i reports. 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 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. 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 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 of 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 r.t. take a look now at some other stories making headlines across the globe beginning with the ongoing hostage crisis in kenya's capital most of the hostages with them all have been rescued after security forces launched a major counter attack about ten people still being held inside according to the kenyan military spokesman for army personnel reportedly injured in the latest rescue operation which led to military forces regaining control over much of the shopping complex for today a deadly standoff has claimed sixty eight. five so far and injured more than one hundred seventy somali al qaeda linked group al shabaab has accounted for the attack saying it's a response to the presence of kenyan troops in somalia. a twin suicide bombing in northwest pakistan killed at least seventy eight people including women and children went off outside
a church as worshippers were leaving after a sunday service more than one hundred twenty people reportedly injured eleven of them in critical condition a wing of the pakistan taliban has claimed responsibility militants are going to continue targeting non muslims until the u.s. ceases drone attacks in the country's northwest. powerful typhoon it was soggy hit the southern china area killing at least three people extreme weather leading to hundreds of flights canceled in hong kong the city's seaport one of the world's busiest also shut down a soggy has brought heavy rain and fierce winds to the region considered the most powerful typhoon so far this year. an israeli soldier has been killed in the west bank city of hebron shot in the neck by a sniper during a jewish festival and later dying in the hospital i.d.f. troops searching for the shooter this just a few days after a palestinian killed an israeli soldier planning to trade the body for the release of his jailed brother. iran's new president hassan rouhani seems to be persistently knocking on the u.s.
door urging washington to break or than three decades of diplomatic silence between the two countries though the white house still sending mixed signals but i will answer in kind it's recently ended there is a possibility for a change of heart it's take a look at how terror on is trying to win over sympathies of the u.s. president rouhani drew global attention when you about iran will never seek a nuclear weapon saying the strictly atomic program saying it's strictly civil atomic program is a subject of national pride he also reach out to the white house who an article in the washington post calling to leave frosty relations in the past and focus on warming them up sticking to election pledges of a moderate approach he also released about a dozen political prisoners including prominent human rights activists finally he exchanged correspondence with president obama later describing it as positive and constructive. system professor at emory university mohammad husain conny says both obama and rouhani will have their own worries at home if they decide to revive diplomacy you want all for somehow for the
concert yes and with more calls out to tonga it won't be only. his mistake for do was to think that you know for a concert on the weakness the skeptics all both sides will interpret on washington there are those who are not the most up to mystique about the possibility of such a great that was even in one community. and it will be only by road on a solution to conwy their own people didn't own factions their own political parties that this is in the biz the interests of both sides so the huge reward here is common it's. after a break already travels to the harsh continent of antarctica to find out about the lives of the explorers there stay with us.
the mcmillan family in canada has decided to defy time itself and keep their family trapped in one thousand nine hundred six sort of like new age only for one year and not their whole lives so they live in one nine hundred six the family forbids the use of any technology developed after the mid eighty's they want their children to experience the world they grew up in when you had to read books and if you're outside no one could call you and there were no tablet computers to stupefy children at a moment's notice as a parent i have some sympathy with this idea because i like all of you have seen that technology is dumbing us down a lot i mean how often do you have to memorize a phone number nowadays and we've all seen bad parents just sit their kids in front of the technology and ignore them to chat on facebook about what they saw on netflix but on the other hand for the first time in human history you have the power of knowledge at your fingertips there is an instructional video to do anything you want on you tube and getting basic information on any scientific or
historical topic is one click away if you find the idea of the self-made man romantic that now is your time because anyone who has the will to learn it can learn you know i don't come from money without the internet i would definitely not have this job and i'd probably be worshipping at the feet of rush limbaugh deluded by the mainstream media modern technology can make your mind with information or break it with cat videos and dumb trendiness but that's up to you and this is just my opinion. south africa. few other of diesel electric research vessels. with knowledge of these waters.
this is the very last opportunity for several weeks to call home with. very soon we'll be out of range. if there's any kind of emergency no one to provide any kind of help. the russian ships. to the. snow to antarctica. the first officer will now explain the code of conduct on board through a twenty three passengers aboard the i could feel the rough and for some this is their first trip to the antarctic. but for one passenger it's become a familiar journey this is the twenty sixth time he's followed this route. back.
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