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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 of russia doesn't support a u.n. resolution allowing the use of force. both now and in all of germany's polling stations on the merkel set to serve a third term as chancellor after her party spoils a sweeping victory germany's general election. protesters call for justice in greece where the killing of a prominent anti-fascist sparked up or as thousands march in a national strike against endless austerity. it's four am in moscow i am giving 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 in syria and don't care enough about peaceful efforts to resolve the syrian crisis 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 animosity especially head of the u.n. 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 to use that the point 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. is starting to blackmail us to if they see if russia does not agree to egypt to seven days it was. in the u.n.
to see stop working with the chemical watchdog in the hague this completely counters what we agreed on was john kerry namely the chemical watchdogs decision and then a supporting resolution from the un 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 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 opposition are continuing to cover its tracks on the whole 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 our western partners are trying to forcefully push forward it with syrian resolution. because they understand that if chapter seven is mentioned there is a chance for them to get approval of the un security council for unilateral action which we encourage them to keep calm and stop coming up with their solutions but the convention for the addition of chemical weapons on the back burner and that she prioritize 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 absolute.
no such indication in the u.n. reports as my colleague in the sonali now the ports. as chaos and violence continue in syria so does the diplomatic battle surrounding the conflict this week the 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 the nerve agent sarin we know the assad 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
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 or the key thing is that the missile carries the label that you 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 the syrian authorities 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 incidence 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 to mask its pledge 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. russia and damascus is saying ok you want the chemical weapons you've got the chemical weapons it's interesting to note that the free syrian army disavowed that agreement and will not of its own 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 is 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 there now r.t. washington historian and middle east expert mark allman thinks moscow has grounds to reject attempts to insert chapter seven of the u.n. charter into a potential resolution on syria remember of libya in march of two thousand and eleven the resolution was presented as a humanitarian resolution to prevent the libyan army gadhafi forces entering the city of benghazi but it was used to justify six months of bombing until gadhafi was
overthrown and in july the british prime minister david cameron so that over syria we don't want a resolution like the want to libya that would have labeled us to engage in regime change he was trying to reassure russia and china but precisely because back in march of two thousand and eleven david cameron obama president sarkozy said this was just a humanitarian resolution to do with the media crisis in benghazi undoubtedly not just russia and china but other countries like india brazil south africa of a suspicious that a resolution which authorized force over chemical weapons could be used to justify a broader range campaign to remove the regime and install a different government protest although i have to say i think if we look at what happened in libya the chaos that followed i would be very reluctant to predict that even if the west was able to pursue a military option. syria that it would produce a regime that most people in the west would feel comfortable with. 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 our.
final results from germany's general election now in christian democrats have won a sweeping majority securing more than forty one percent of those meaning that merkel will be serving her third term as chancellor she's already dubbed the christian democrats performance a super result for her party her main challenger the leader of the social democrats got a little more than twenty five percent of the votes but the results leave out of the parliament merkel's main coalition partner or he's peter all over has more from berlin. we've seen jubilant scenes at the christian democrats headquarters angle of merkel 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 there at 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 peace 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 there from they said this campaign it had been a really riddled campaign from him which even included the s.p.d. leader giving the middle finger to journalists during a photo interview with a newspaper here elsewhere 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 and we saw the party chairman philip roessler
looking inconsolable on stage as he is he addressed his followers there another party 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. euro skeptic party and on time you wrote party leaders though. 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 in reached the democracy and brought strong issues in the election yet or in chief a compact magazine you're going else asr says that smaller parties could have capitalized more on the recent n.s.a. surveillance scandal that struck merkel's government the german population is very much upset because of the spying of the n.s.a. and on the trail months of this. industry. it had no impact on the
elections because the opposition party is one of the willing to bring this topic on the top of their election campaigns because. the green party and go social democrats they are also all following the american agenda and they are also strongly in favor of trans atlantic orientation and they did not make much of this. population this will also a reason. they didn't win this election so they could have more. it's not only the rich european states affected by the results of germany's vote but the less fortunate ones as well from the bailout policy to merkel's unveiled unbending conviction and austerity shortly we were poured on just how much is at stake for europe's weakest in german's german election also ahead knocking on the door piece of iran offering an olive branch to be u.s. calling for talks over its controversial nuclear program washington choosing so far
more news today violence has once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations rule the day. quarter past the hour now thanks for staying with us europe has been watching how the german elections panned out with much interest and apprehension not only is germany the powerhouse of europe's economy also its purse behind the bailouts keeping the struggling euro nations afloat none of them more dependent on berlin's favor than greece artie's the caffeine of reports from athens. when it comes to finances decisions made in germany are often felt right here in greece and the albums 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 are without work and despite two aid packages for some 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 goes. missing you. believe it's in there. it's been the local 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 released a lot of us would intervene so much in my country that it feels like greece is controlled by foreign politicians germany in general that's a good. economy and it's i don't believe what some greek sees and. 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 her for huge 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 a general strike in greece turned ugly this week when a prominent anti-fascist was stabbed to death the killer caught at the scene and reportedly found to be a member of the far right golden dawn party the killing set off a chain of riots around the. with running battles between police and protesters officials it quickly jumped on the bandwagon hinting they may shut down the party as police raided its offices golden dawn well known for terrorizing immigrants and
attacking political opponents george carter gallus a professor of constitutional law thinks the rise of extremist sentiment in greece is linked to the state of the economy. the majority of the good. news was that unfortunately the idea to introduce fear to speak to those who did eyes of the new fascists in the flesh this minority now we. must be some of the public's it. in to a close look at the divide the most of the same but all of that has been eclipsed by the middle to like young babies new faces the only cool progress is that. these are stupid or does it come back to them out of the. stories online for you now here's what else is a click away be careful what you name your donkey in egypt a farmer arrested for writing the army chiefs name on a donkey and putting
a military cap on the animal's head look on our website for more on that plus. thousands raising their glasses for october fest and are in motion page on our website videos of people celebrating the first day of the famous festival in munich . latin america has taken the revelations of the n.s.a. surveillance to heart brazil in particular has made no secret of its anger at washington which is believed to have been secretly unfurled a world wide digital surveillance web now the brazilian president's proposing to rebuild the country's internet cutting off u.s. agencies and compliant technology giants or he's a marine important i reports from new york. 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 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 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. 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 nine r.t. so no end in sight to violence in iraq with sixteen killings reported sunday deaths coming just a day after more than one hundred civilians were killed in a ferocious wave of bloodshed the majority of the victims died in a string of blasts that rock shiite neighborhoods or than fifty five hundred people
killed in iraq this year alone journalist assad big who's been covering the matters in the me in the region thanks iraq won't see peace for a very long time. if you look at this yes so far it's been the deadliest year since two thousand and eight and this started in april when the shia led government broke antigovernment protests and this is kind and good some of the sudanese in the country and giving fuel to the fire for the al qaeda militants so we've seen an increase in attacks taking place and i don't see an end in sight the u.s. really messed up stuff in in iraq they had no plan no foreign intervention hasn't worked and it's given a fuel truck load of militants i don't think. has any say in what's taking place now i think that they've done the damage that they've done you know that they had ten years and i think that what we see now it is internal six tyranny she's taking this tour now to some other stories making headlines across the globe beginning
with a hostage crisis in kenya's capital for most of the hostages at the mall have been rescued after security forces launched a major counterattack some ten people still remain hostage inside according to the kenyan military spokesman for army personnel reportedly injured in the latest operation which led military forces to regain control over much of the shopping complex the today deadly standoff has claimed sixty eight lives so far in left more than one hundred seventy injured the somali an al qaeda linked group al-shabaab has accounted for the attack saying it's response to the presence of kenyan troops in somalia. a twin suicide bombing in northwest pakistan killed at least seventy eight including women and children last walk outside a church as worshippers were leaving after a sunday service more than one hundred twenty people reportedly injured eleven among them in critical condition a wing of the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility militants threatened to continue targeting non muslims until the u.s. . drone attacks in the country's tribal northwestern region.
soggy typhoon has hit southern china killing at least twenty people extreme weather has led to hundreds of flights being canceled in hong kong and the city seaport one of the world's busiest has also been closed soggy which brought heavy rain and fierce winds of 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 later dying in the hospital i.d.f. troops searching for the shooter this comes just a few days after a palestinian killed an israeli soldier planning to trade his body for the release of his jailed brother iran's new president hassan rouhani seems to be persistently knocking at the u.s. door urging washington to break more than three decades of diplomatic silence between the two countries the white house though is sending mixed signals as to whether or not it will answer in kind recently hinting though there is the possibility for a change of heart let's take a look at how terrine is trying to win over sympathies of the u.s.
president rouhani drew global attention when he vowed iran will never seek a nuclear weapon saying the strictly civil atomic program is a subject of national pride he also reached out to the white house to an op ed in the washington post calling to leave frosty relations in the past and focus on warming them up. sticking with election pledges of a moderate approach he also released around a dozen political prisoners including prominent human rights activists and finally exchanged correspondence with president obama later describing it as positive and constructive this isn't professor at the university mohammad husain economies as both obama and rouhani will have their own troubles at home if they decide to revive diplomacy you want all for some. more calls. it won't really. be a. consequence of the weakness. both sides both
internal and on washington on there are those who are not most of the mystic about the possibility of such a breakthrough with an even bolder not one committed all that happened it will be all thought i can draw it find a solution to conway's their own people their own factions their own political parties that's dishonest in the best interests of both sides so the key word here is common in its. venture capital with katie pilbeam coming away after a short break stay with us.
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reports on our team. play that was about to happen so i'm katie philbin protests in greece we check in with all teases a calf an off season to tell us about the feeling on the streets that plus i spoke to the head of saxo bank and i'll stand what the underlying problems of the yahrzeit are and what needs to change to sort the problems. as well as that little company is that the artists own thomas our in-house vets the poison business just to give us a peek at his books i. asked. this week the federal reserve defied expectations and decided to keep the u.s. economy on life suppose 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 as a huge prescription hauffe 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 may have very serious consequences unless a deal is reached but it seems like the more the debt ceiling is moved the faster we approach it again and ceilings unless some kind of freaky theme park ride are not supposed to move so i'm now joined by name as i am from a which i predicted correctly that mr but i think he would continue his matters so . tell me is the federal was doing the right thing by keeping the patient on the medicine on the life support. to take this kid out of rehab are we going to look at the history because in two thousand and ten when the and if there q.e.
what happened was there was a market selloff a similar thing happened in spring two thousand and eleven in two thousand and twelve the tourist operation happened exactly in a similar situation we are doing eighty five billion dollars a month what is the emergency you have doing this there is no reason for doing that in two thousand there was a quarter of using going on to off the scale i mean our i certainly do not remember this kind of massive quantitative easing going on or if there is any sort. a need for this going on for traders and like i said before you've got to love this market or you're just going to keep doing it and the markets and the real economy is a two different thing completely because market is at its peak but whether the economy is out there no not at all because we have a growth which is literally very very fragile and then the fed they wanted to keep the kid on steroids and they wanted to keep pumping thank you.
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