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russia's foreign minister says washington is trying to blackmail moscow with us threatening to suspend work on syria's chemical disarmament russia doesn't support a u.n. resolution allowing the use of force. votes not counted in all of germany's polling stations on the merkel said to serve a third term as chancellor after a party or as a sweeping victory in germany's general election. angry protesters call for justice in greece where the killing of a prominent anti fascist sparked uproar as thousands marched a national strike against endless austerity. six am in moscow i'm mad as i bring you today's top stories and
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a look back at the week's news russia's foreign minister things western states are looking to 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 or he's a really good 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 as specially when talking about the way that the west is approaching the syrian crisis. in our american partners starting to. see if russia does not agree to egypt to seven dissolution in the u.n.
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to see. the chemical watchdog in the hague. this completely counters what we agreed on was john kerry namely the chemical watch dogs decision and then are supporting a solution 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 our partners a 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
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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 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 she prioritise us girls according to the russian foreign minister of france and the united states and 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
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no such indication in the u.n. report as my colleague and he said no. now the points. as chaos and violence continue in syria so does the diplomatic battle surrounding the conflict this week the u.n. 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 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 it's true we meant it but the un
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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 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 syria and the story was he's handed over to office sellstrom the head of u.n.
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mission here mission of experts which came and investigated the incident but never did so on the three subsequent incidents and then sell strong was asked to look into the and eventually factor this new evidence into the final report of self from his mission you can never happened in fact still the u.s. is pushing for a response based on this u.n. investigation just last week the u.s. and russia agreed to a six point plan to 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 is not 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
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will not of its own and the little and the other forces will not give up their chemical weapons in this whole dispute and and john kerry the u.s. at the 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 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 i will bachar al baghdadi has reportedly been killed it's claimed he died in northwestern syria this is a battle between rebel forces that extremists who once fought side by side push have become more frequent in the area where the rise of radicals violence is increasingly becoming sectarian christians coming under fire artillery if an ocean
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reports on the aftermath of a jihadi attack on the ancient village of maluco further to the syrian village in one una is where the error made gladly believed to have been spoken during just drawn just was in daily use but not say not just these days. off today how just attacked the 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 old damascus we try to meet them only because the president believes it still was for us so that . took over the many refused to told them from the te's remain missing they say is the kidnap people and they fear the stability and even more with. and these people know well about the danger of the memories of entente it's family would have killed
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all the first days of iran lay siege it's not the law now i'm going by the shouts of a minute or two over there and all gathered in one interview i don't but i was the one that went around the little and the one making out and so i went for an hour i'm dead i pointed their guns at them and i doubt it shooting i was intending my chest an hour about the down one of them offered to say that i'd know what i mean another one said let the men die but hundreds gathered for the funerals of the three men whom 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. for the family was going to be very much other than the beginning he had that if there's a that i would let those dreams live in mali but it's surrounded by the neck wound was an image of my the labor they see the optical they have had a stone with it here on to on it's father in law is eighty eight years old he says
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nothing like this has happened to his lifetime. we were living in peace and now we seriously want to throw all the christians out of the country and pray to god that would defeat the 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 new ruler because militants holed in the village often keep the bodies for further renovation and to instill fear their goal is not assad there is mr 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 us the now is that it can sustain them cruelly
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cologne. and told of the country that two and a half year long conflict is taking lives language and checks are in people's heads . 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 injured all the details i'd already done. on the merkel's christian democrats won an impressive victory 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 the leader of the social democrats got a little more than twenty five percent of the ballot but the election results dramatically move out of the parliament merkel's previous main coalition partner artie's peter all reports. we've seen jubilant scenes that the christian democrats headquarters angle of merkel taking to the stage there and thanking her supporters
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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 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 leader ph time brooke 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 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
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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 were hotly anticipated going into this quote were alternative for the alternative for germany party euro skeptic party and you wrote party they just miss out on the only five percent needed their leader 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 but. and if you're in geneva compact magazine you're going else acers says that smaller parties could have
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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 a moment's notice and. in the street. it had no impact on the elections because the opposition parties really to bring this topic on the top of the election campaign as you know it because i'm going to be in good social democrats they are all soul following the american agenda and they are old. friends. and they didn't make much of this. from a population will flow reason to didn't win this election they could have gained more europe's been watching how the german elections panned out with much interest and apprehension not only is germany the powerhouse of the european economy but
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it's also the person behind the bailouts keeping the struggling euro nations afloat none more dependent on berlin's favor than greece are losing caffein of as more from athens. when it comes to finances decisions made in germany are often felt right here in greece among 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 will a third term for chancellor angela merkel mean more austerity as well as harsh for greece and how do people here actually feel about a potential change in leadership in europe's largest creditor nation we decided to
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hit the streets of athens to find out take a look at your money as. you see you. believe it's in there. it's being in love ok you know michael's policies hurt the greeks as well as the germans but regardless of who wins the result will be bad for us because our politicians are weak behind me just what each one has which means 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 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 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 account of. a general strike in greece turned ugly this week when
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a prominent anti-fascist was stabbed to death his killer apprehended at the scene and reportedly discovered to be a member of the far right golden dawn party the killing set off a chain of riots. around the country with running battles between police and protesters officials quickly jumped on the bandwagon hinting they may shut down the party as police raided his office it's golden dawn 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 its economy. majority of the. measures and unfortunately the idea to introduce fear you speak to those who did eyes of the new feist's in the first this is a small minority now we've got a massive you must be some of the public sector. and a close look at the volume of most of them but all of that has been eclipsed by the minute it was like as
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a babysitter unifies this group the only school to greece is that. the system or this is the development of the us or europe. any stories online for you here's what else is a click away be careful what you name your dog in egypt a farmer arrested for writing an army chief the name on his donkey and putting a military cap on the animal's head more on r.t. dot com on that plus. thousands raise their glasses for october fest an hour in motion page on our website videos of people celebrating the first day of the festival in munich. latin america has taken revelations of n.s.a. surveillance to heart brazil in particular has made no secret of its anger at washington which is thought to have been secretly and with his thought to have secretly unfurled a worldwide digital surveillance work web now the brazilian president is proposing to rebuild the country's internet cutting off u.s. agencies and compliant technology companies or his marine important i reports that
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the n.s.a. spying scandal continue see undermined america's global standing one u.s. ally is not willing to forgive and forget. brazilian president dilma rousseff here has canceled her scheduled 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
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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
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reporting from new york marina r.t. the apparent end in sight of violence in iraq with sixteen killings reported sunday . deaths coming just a day after more than one hundred civilians killed in a ferocious wave of bloodshed the vast majority of victims died in a string of blasts that iraq's shiite neighborhoods more than fifty five hundred have been killed in iraq this year alone journalist aside big whose pensively written on 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 protested and this is kind of and get 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 state care 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 foreign intervention hasn't worked given
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a fuel truck load of militants i don't think the 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 we're seeing now is is internal sick tyranny she's taking this to you now to some other stories making headlines across the globe beginning with a hostage crisis in the kenyan capital nairobi where the nation's armed forces have stated that the standoff is coming to an end with most hostages rescued some ten people still remain held inside according to the kenyan military spokesman for army personnel also reported to have been injured in the latest rescue operation which led to military forces regaining control over much of the shopping center but 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 has claimed responsibility for the attack saying it's in response to the presence of kenyan troops in somalia. a twin suicide bombing in northwest pakistan killed at least
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seventy eight people including women and children went off outside a church as worshipers leave were leaving after a sunday service more than one hundred twenty people reportedly injured eleven of them. i'm in critical condition a wing of the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility militants have threatened to continue targeting non muslims to the u.s. halted drone attacks in the country's northwest. powerful typhoon has hit the southern chinese china coast killing at least twenty people 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 thought to be the most powerful typhoon so far this year . an israeli soldier has been killed in the west bank city of hebron he was shot in the neck by a sniper doing it during a jewish festival and later died in the hospital i.d.f. troops are searching for the shooter this just a few days after a palestinian killed an israeli soldier planning to trade the man's corpse for the
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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 countries the white house is still sending mixed signals as to whether it will answer in kind it's recently hinted there was the possibility for a change of heart it's take a look at how tara is trying to win the sympathies of the u.s. now president raija 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 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 more moderate approach he also released a dozen political prisoners including probably human rights activists and finally he exchanged correspondence with president obama later calling it a positive and constructive move assistant professor at a mom saadiq university mohammad hassan khani says both obama and rouhani will have their own troubles at home if they decide to revive diplomacy. he longed also for
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some hockey consideration without a more concept of time got it won't be in the fields poem or it could be a mistake for the worst to think that you were not for a concert only weakness the skeptics are all both sides both in turn on washington on those who are not the most up to mystic about the possibility of such a breakthrough and even gold not one community will happen and it will be a long time pros find a solution to conway's their own people own factions their own political parties that's dishonest in the best interest of both sides so the cuban war to here is common in its as many european economies struggle investments made by asian countries could prove to be a lifeline are these tests are cilia takes a closer look at the cost of foreign trade between europe in asia. vineyards in burgundy of bordeaux including well known. sold iconic french bread and
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holiday resorts club med sold parisian fashion brands. eighty percent sold to hong kong investors the tip of the iceberg as far as chinese money and french firms is concerned but if you ask french president francois lauded his army of trade ministers and business success there's always room for more especially as recent grim industrial output figures cast doubts on paris's claim of economic recovery france accounts for a tiny portion of china's foreign trade just one point three percent of vs germany's five percent france buys more from china than it sells so much so that there's a twenty six billion euro trade deficit with the asian giant the stored procedure i think it's. probably more. where france's core industries are concerned another one of those with increasing chinese investment in the billions is the nuclear energy sector france's expertise has
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a crucial position within the street giants are. leading the pack bot and gaining access to china's massive market and investment dollars france finds itself straddling a delicate balance of opening up its wealth of knowledge and protecting its relevance which means once the know how it was passed on what's stopping china from going it alone there appears to be a price of doing business with asia's booming economies should we stay outside or do we hurt to invest in china. i don't know but it will be very different from a cold the policy. is a. technology that although the chiefs of these two nuclear giants moved to reassure the public about what technology they did in china the deals and denial still caused it not. fear that national interests were compromised leading the finance ministry to launch an investigation early this year and maybe even oh so
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many chinese people are they will it be folded even flunkie american investment but you know we cannot stop the movement of the east of the world by entities by the possibility of a what technologies to make every day every move over a year new products new credit p.v.t. by the way we will be completely people again an uphill battle for a country of internal german memo described as europe's biggest problem child an image it will have to clean up if it wants the chinese to keep heading its way does our sylvia r.t. paris i mean up we continue our examination to the cause by increasing amount of friendly fire in recent military operations for a short. well
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told him a language of war but i will only react to situations i have read the reports but i'm likely to put the no i will be back to state park to comment on your latter point to say. to carry out a cause are you talking no. thank you no more weasel or. what they'd a direct question be prepared for a change when you punish the ready for a. pretty expats little down to freedom to question.


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