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access to. russia's foreign minister says washington is trying to blackmail moscow with us threatening to suspend work on syria's chemical disarmament if russia doesn't support a u.n. resolution that allows the use of force. with votes now counted in all of germany's polling stations on the merkel set to serve a third term as chancellor after her party secures a sweeping victory in germany's general election. angry protesters call for justice in greece where the killing of a prominent anti-fascist sparked a boar's thousands march in a national strike against analysts austerity. five
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m. in moscow good to have you with us here on r t our top story this hour russia's foreign minister things western states are looking for loopholes to lateral action against syria and don't care enough about peaceful efforts to resolve the syrian conflict the impression survey 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 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. in our american partners are starting to
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blackmail us if russia does not agree to reach up to seven resolution in the un 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 are supporting a 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 is a blind eye and 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. on top of that russian foreign minister has said
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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 only hold our mr lavrov has said that it does not seem like the western powers are interested in pursuing a diplomatic solution off the matter right now. when some partners are trying to forcefully push forward it was a 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 encourage them to keep calm and stop coming up there's a but the convention for the prohibition of chemical weapons on the back burner and that ties us goals 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
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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. 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.
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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 this material which was killed by syrian authorities was he's
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handed over to aka sellstrom 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 it 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 there in damascus saying ok you want the chemical weapons you've got the chemical weapons it's interesting to note that the
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free syrian army disavowed that agreement and will not of its own and the little 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 but recently themes like a small victory for diplomacy in the syria crisis a new road is mostly going back to old ways as washington continues to threaten force and moscow push for compromise the battle continues and he's there now a r t washington historian and middle east expert mark allman things 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
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city of benghazi but it was used to justify a small the 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 one of 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 would be needed 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 in syria. that it would produce a regime that most people in the west would feel comfortable with. a mortar shell
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also struck a compound of the russian embassy in damascus after rebels carried out a strike on the capital at least three people injured all the details online at archie dot com. christian democrats won an impressive victory in your in the german general election according to the official preliminary results the party got more than forty one percent of the vote with merkel to now serve her third term as chancellor her main challenger a leader of the social democrats has received a little more than twenty five percent of the ballots cast but election results dramatically leave out the parliament merkel's previous main coalition partner artie's peter all reports 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.
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it all looked a little bit like a football game at some point there in 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 the 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 center left parties the left party 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
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partners they were in government and we saw the party chairman for the roessler looking inconsolable on stage as he as he addressed his followers there another policy that were hotly anticipated going into this quote were alternative for deutschland the alternative for germany party euro skeptic party and euro party they just miss out on the only five percent needed their leaders though luke said that just by getting this far in this election and bringing up the issues of the euro zone and germany's role within the euro that they had reached a democracy and brought strong issues in the election. yet or in chief of compact magazine you're going else a series 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 cia on the drum and citizens. industry. it had no impact on the
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elections because the opposition parties run up. to bring this topic on the top of their election campaigns you know it because. it is green party and good social democrats they are also all following the american agenda and they are all told from the table friends lengthy orientation and show all they did not make much of this. from a population people for a reason. didn't win this election they could have more. 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 it's also the person behind the bellows keeping struggling euro nations afloat none more dependent on berlin's favor than greece artie's reports from athens when it comes to finances decisions made in germany are often felt right here in greece and out there is maybe the birthplace
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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 despite to apac just less than 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 but we decided to hit the streets of athens to find out take a look. at. the city you think. it's in there. it's been lucky enough markets policies hurt the greeks as well as the
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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 he feels like greece is controlled by foreign politicians germany in general that's a good. comrade. i don't believe what some greeks sees and. says do so as you just heard a mix of views there although germany contributed to to bailout loans to greece more goals 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 . reporting from athens from r t m this account and have a general strike in greece turned ugly this week when a prominent anti-fascist was stabbed to death the killer apprehended at the scene reportedly found out to be a member of the far right golden dawn party the killing it set off a chain of riots around greece with running battles between police and protesters
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officials quickly jumped on the bandwagon handing them a shut down the party as police raided its offices golden dawn well known for terrorizing immigrants and attacking political opponents george katter 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 good people is exactly what these austerity measures and unfortunately the i'm getting into despair is feeding those so that eyes are the new fascists in the flesh this out a lot of minority people now we've got a massive there must be some of the above except that i'm very confident useful and of course not that sort of item to most of the sun but all of that has been eclipsed by the manager. babies a new faces group the only hope for greece is due to these astutely. in the come but that amounted to a sort of european socialist state. many more stories online for you now including
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this be careful what you name your donkey in egypt a farmer arrested for writing an army chiefs name on a donkey and putting a military cap on the animal's head. for that full story plus thousands reserve losses for october in our in motion page at our web site videos of people celebrating the first day of the world famous festival in munich. but america has taken revelations of n.s.a. surveillance to heart brazil in particular has made no secret of its anger washington which is believed to have secretly unfurled a worldwide 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 marina portnoy 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 he has canceled her scheduled visit to the white house next month and pulling out of what
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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. cloud computing industry which stores data. could lose tens of billions of dollars
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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 r.t. no end in sight the violence in iraq with sixteen deaths reported sunday the killings come just a day after more than one hundred civilians were killed in a ferocious wave of bloodshed the vast majority died in
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a string of blasts that rocked shiite neighborhoods where than fifty five hundred people killed in iraq this year alone journalist aside bay who was extensively written on matters of the region believes us iraq won't see peace anytime soon 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 antigovernment protests 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 state terrorist attacks taking place and i don't see an end in sight the u.s. really messed up stuff in iraq they have no plan for an intervention hasn't worked it's given a fuel truck load of militants i don't think the international community 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. see now it is eternal
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see. this turning now to some other stories making headlines across the globe beginning with the ongoing hostage crisis in kenya is. the nation's armed forces of started it stated that the standoff is coming to an end with hostages most hostages rescued though some of the ten people still being held inside according to the military spokesman for army personnel or poured into have been injured in the latest rescue operation which led to military forces regaining control over much of the shopping complex that today a deadly standoff has claimed sixty eight lives so far and injured more than one hundred seventy somali based al qaeda linked group al-shabaab 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 last going 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 pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility militants continue to
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threaten to target non muslims until the u.s. stops drone attacks in the country's tribal northwest. powerful typhoon has hit southern china killing at least twenty extreme weather has led to hundreds of flights being canceled in hong kong the city's seaport one of the world's busiest has also been closed to saudi which brought heavy rain and fierce winds to the region is thought to be the most powerful typhoon so far this year. an israeli soldier killed in the west bank city of hebron he was shot in the neck by a sniper during a jewish festival and later died in the hospital i.d.f. troops are now searching for the shooter this comes a few days after a palestinian killed an israeli soldier planning on trading 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 more than three decades of diplomatic silence between the two countries though the white house is still sending mixed signals as to whether it will answer in kind it's recently ended there is a chance for
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a change of heart let's take a look at how terran is trying to win over the sympathies of the u.s. president rouhani drew global attention when he vowed iran will never seek a nuclear weapon the saying strictly civill showing the strictly civil atomic program is a subject of national pride he also reached out to the white house for an article in the washington post calling to leave frosty relations in the past and focus on warming them up sticking to the election pledges of a more moderate approach he also released about a dozen political prisoners including a prominent human rights activist and finally he exchanged correspondence with president obama later describing it as positive and constructive as assistant professor at the university mohammad hassan economy so they both obama and rouhani will have their own troubles at home if they decide to revive diplomacy. he longed also for somehow for the concert isn't without the war calls out to tonga it won't be only feels palmer it could be his mistake for congress to think that you know
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for a concert on the weakness the skeptics or all both sides will in turn on washington on those who are not most of the mystic about the possibility of such a great that will even go and not one community will come in they'll be only five rows find a solution to combine their own people own factions their own political power to see that this is in the biz the interests of the whole sides so the human warmth here is common it's. tasers are increasingly being used by british police to take down people viewed as dangerous and threatening shocking new statistics show the number of people hit by the high voltage weapons has increased threefold in as many years artie's laura smith reports that a string of taser related deaths has left many wondering whether stun guns should be used at all. imagine the feeling of fifty thousand volts passing through. people who. say it's
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a massive shock that starts in your liver and kidneys courses through your heart and your brain it feels like it's being right fall feyerick it's been cold and yet instances of tasering by police albright is the only time in the u.k. more than doubling between two thousand and nine two thousand and eleven that's of great concern to human rights groups who say tasers are in the most truncheon the police seem to think they are but a potentially lethal weapon being rolled out to huge numbers of offices you have to have fifty pounds and poked a so it's not like a little trick. you might get from. a friend around the field it's much more serious than that and that's one of the big concerns because in the hands of people who aren't trained to the sufficient level and you risk serious instances happening tasers were originally only given to highly trained marksman but they're
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now being issued to specialist units and on the beat a total of fourteen thousand seven hundred offices amnesty says the training course for a new taser tower is woefully inadequate it only lasts three days but the association of chief police officers insists they are adequately prepared. the percentage of occasions when the taser is actually fired has not increased since its introduction in two thousand and three and i believe this is evidence of the extensive and consistent training which the police in the u.k. have implemented so tasers are being fired more often but there are loads more of them to be fired and there are just saw even instances of taser use a day now and the more tasers out the higher the potential for accidents ten people have died since tasers were introduced in the u.k. in two thousand and. three one man exploded in a from a bull often dousing himself in petrol and in the us they've been linked with more
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than sixty deaths human rights groups say it amounts to the police being all by stealth and worry that the negotiating and volatile situations will be noticed and be replaced with shock now ask questions later. coming up we examine that caused by an increasing amount of friendly fire and recent military operations after a short break stay with us. what is the true goal of the surveillance state since the start of the n.s.a. scandal much of the attention was focused on government agencies and the deceptions and outright long settlements to an appointed officials but what about the communications service providers have made in the name of the people voluntarily surrendered the right to privacy.
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